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Around Williams: Week of Sept. 5, 2012
Eat scrumptious barbecue for $5

Scrumptious barbecue ribs and chicken with all the trimmings will be served at 6 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church Hall, Ninth and Grant.

The cost is $5 and proceeds benefit St. Joseph's. Dinner will be prepared by Rich Gorney, who is dousing the ribs and poultry with his secret, delectable sauce served at Hot Dog Corral in the '80s under his ownership. Last month, 138 dinners were served in less than one hour, so be sure to arrive early to guarantee an awesome culinary experience.

Open Studio open for art walk

The Open Studio at 109 S. Ninth St. is participating in the Saturday Art Walk 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy food and beverages while watching local artists at work.

Taste St. Joseph

A Taste of St. Joseph returns 6-9 a.m. Sept. 14 at St. Joseph Church Hall, 900 W. Grant Ave.

Celebrate the diversity of the community while sampling International cuisine consisting of main dishes and desserts. Beer and wine tasting is available. Those attending must be over the age of 21.

Tickets will be available at the door, but seating is limited so advance ticket purchase is suggested. To purchase advance tickets, call (928) 635-4387 or (928) 635-2430.

Mix it up at Pizza Hut Friday

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are holding a mixer 5-7 p.m. Friday at Pizza Hut, 888 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.

Pizza Hut Manager Deanna Plasencia and staff welcome everyone to the mixer. Enjoy appetizers, raffle prizes and more. Proceeds will benefit Williams Veterans' Memorial. Grand Canyon Brewing Co. is the official sponsor of all ambassador mixers in 2012.

For more information, contact the chamber at (928) 635-0273.

WHS 50-year reunion this weekend

The Williams High School Class of 1962 is having a 50-year reunion Friday through Sunday. All alumni and teachers are invited. Dress casual for all events.

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Friday with a no-host meet and greet at Rosa's Cantina, 411 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. On Saturday, a dance begins at the rodeo barn with registration at 4:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and a dance will be held. A potluck picnic begins at noon Sunday at Buckskinner Park.

For more information contact Paul Larmour at or (520) 360-0598.

Community fund offers seminar

The Steering Committee for the Greater Williams Community Fund (GWCF) invites local residents to participate in a free seminar about legacy giving on Sept. 13, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Second Street and Grant Avenue in Williams.

Attendees will learn about establishing their philanthropic goals and identifying assets to give, therefore determining which giving instruments best meet their financial objectives. This valuable information will be presented by Ed Knight, J.D. Sr., philanthropic advisor for the Arizona Community Foundation.

Local financial advisors will also present information regarding common-sense investment practices and how important a strategy is for your personal and business financial goals.

After a brief update from GWCF Steering Committee Chair Kris Vasquez, Pats Shriver of the Flagstaff Community Foundation will take a few moments to explain the relationship with the Arizona Community Foundation and provide examples of what can and has been accomplished locally through the giving and granting process.

Attendees will learn about how to leave a legacy that supports favorite philanthropic activities or organizations. The session will conclude with a question-and-answer session, including special training for financial advisors.

To learn more, contact Vasquez at (928) 863-2467 or or Pat Shriver, Flagstaff Community Foundation, at (928) 526-1956 or

Advocacy training Sept. 20

The Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) is hosting advocacy training 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Williams Recreation Center, 300 W. Railroad Ave.

The training is in collaboration with Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) and Arizona Public Interest Research Group (AZ PRIG) is hosting training to enhance individual advocacy skills to learn how to mobilize your community around important issues. Following the training, a short presentation will be offered on current ballot proposals affecting children, youth and families for the November election.

The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. Participants must register by calling (928) 679-7318 or email

Vendors needed for craft fair

Vendors are needed for the Ninth Annual Holiday Craft Show to be held Nov. 24. The craft show will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Sultana Theater. Proceeds will benefit Save-Meant to Rescue's animal holding facility. For more information, email Nadine at or call (928) 897-8710.

Choir/band seeks members

The Northern Arizona Choir and Symphonic Band is seeking members. Residents of Ash Fork, Seligman and Williams are encouraged to join. The choir/band is open to those in grades first through 12th. Donations to purchase music are welcome. Joining the choir is free. For more information, contact Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.

Buy bulbs, help Save

Buy bulbs and plant now for flowers next spring. A big selection is less than $25. Proceeds benefit Save-Meant to Rescue. Call Paula at 635-4090.

Salvation Army seeks volunteers

The Salvation Army's rental, energy, and stranded traveler programs are running again. Pat McShane is the new director. If anyone needs minimal assistance with rent or utilities, call her at (928) 635-8960. If travelers need assistance, they can stop by the Williams Police Department and one of the dispatchers will help them out.

Planning for Christmas has begun. The Williams' branch needs a volunteer to run the bell ringing program as well as bell ringers. The norm is a two-hour shift. Dress for the weather! Remember, the number is (928) 635-8960.

Ponderosa Fire seeks two citizens

The Ponderosa Fire District (PFD) Board of Directors is committed to citizen involvement in the fire district's strategic planning process.

Currently there are two openings for citizen positions on PFD's Strategic Planning Committee. One person from Bellemont and one person from Parks is needed.

This committee is an advisory panel that makes planning recommendations relating to future growth of the fire department. There are no term requirements to serve on this committee.

Committee members will determine the frequency, length and number of meetings needed to review and revise the current Strategic Plan. Interested community members must live within the fire district boundaries at the time of their appointment, and for the full duration of serving on the committee.

To apply, pick up an application Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fire Station 82 in Bellemont, call (928) 773-8933 to request an application be sent to you, or email

The deadline for applications is Sept. 17.

Forest Service offers 4FRI field trips

The Forest Service and a group of stakeholders are hosting a series of field trips to view existing forest conditions and discuss desired conditions and proposed restoration treatments as part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI).

The field trips are intended to provide interested members of the public with an opportunity to visit proposed 4FRI treatment areas, discuss and visualize how treatments will be implemented, and ask any questions they may have.

Field trip dates are tomorrow and Sept. 27. All field trips will leave from the Coconino National Forest Supervisor's Office, 1824 S. Thompson St., Flagstaff. Attendees should arrive by 7:45 a.m. The field trips will be from 8 a.m. to noon.

Field trip participants should plan to bring rain gear, sunscreen, drinking water, a hat and sturdy hiking shoes. Field trips will proceed even if it rains.

For additional information, contact Neil McCusker, (928) 226-4681,, or Edward Smith, (928) 864-7113,

AARP driving safety class

An AARP driving safety class will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. There is a one-hour lunch break. Call Sandy at (928) 286-2424 to register.

Carnival here this weekend

Browns Amusement Carnival is coming to town Friday. The carnival will be here to entertain all through Sunday. Pre-sale all-day ride passes are available for purchase at the Williams Recreation Center and the Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center. To find our more, visit

Adult education classes available

GED preparation classes are offered at the Coconino Community College Williams Campus with new student registration weekly. Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is between $20 and $60 per year based on annual income and family size.

For more information, contact Karla at 635-1325 on Wednesdays or drop by during normal class hours. Additional info can be found at The campus is located at 636 S. Seventh St. just south of Williams High School.

Free recreational opportunities

Two free recreational opportunities are available. Basketball for high school age and adults is offered 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Williams High School gym, 440 S. Seventh St. Adults are invited to match their skills against their high school age family members for a challenging night of basketball. A high skill level is required.

Enjoy an hour of quality time with the entire family during family game and craft hour each Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Williams Rec Center, 300 W. Railroad Ave. Supervised games, craft supplies and fun are offered free of charge.

Both programs are sponsored by the city of Williams Recreation Center with funding from the Williams Unified School District through the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention Grant.

Big buck contests open to all

Elk Horn Trading and Sporting Goods, 428 W. Route 66, is holding an archery and rifle big buck contest. The rifle contest ends Nov. 22 and archery Dec. 31.

All junior deer hunters that enter will receive a free pocketknife. First buck checked in on either hunt wins a buck-skinning knife. For more information, call (928) 635-5326.

Lions Club meetings open to all

The Williams Lions Club meets at 6:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lounge inside Denny's. Everyone is welcome.

Dinner on the Deck

Eat Dinner on the Deck at 6 p.m. Saturday and help Save-Meant to Rescue. Only 20 tickets remain. Dinner will include two entrees, three salads and three desserts. Gather your friends and come out for the evening. Purchase tickets by calling Robynn at (928) 635-4726 or Pat (928) 635-6734.

Shoot a buck, win a rifle

Score the widest buck (outside to outside) and win a new Diamond bow. The Big Buck Contest and Raffle is open to all units south of Grand Canyon.

Entry number also gives contestants a chance to win a Remington 870 Express Super Mag. The entry fee is $15. The contest ends on Jan. 31. The drawing is Feb. 2 at Hunters Headquarters.

Enter now at The Outdoor Store, corner of Route 66 and Fourth Street or Hunters Headquarters at 4401 N. Highway 89, Suite 3 in Flagstaff.

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