The Williams Recreation Center offers three free recreational opportunities. Basketball for high school students and adults takes place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Williams-Elementary Middle School (WEMS) gym. Adults can match their skills against their high school age family members for a challenging night of basketball.
Family game and craft hour takes place Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Williams Rec Center, 300 W. Railroad Ave. The recreation center offers supervised games, craft supplies and fun free of charge.
Open Gym for eighth grade students and younger featuring basketball, dodgeball and volleyball takes place Friday nights from 6-9 p.m. at the WEMS gym.
The city of Williams Recreation Center sponsors the programs with financial assistance from the Williams Unified School District through the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention Grant.
Salvation Army Assistance
The Salvation Army provides rent and utility assistance to residents of Williams, Valle, Ash Fork and Seligman on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Walker Hall (202 W. Grant Ave, Williams). Those wanting rental assistance need identification and a copy of their rental agreement and, if applicable, eviction notice. For utility assistance residents need identification and a copy of a bill and/or shut off notice. Appointments are available by calling Pat McShane at (928) 221-3577
Kiwanis still collecting coats
Winter is here and the Williams Kiwanis Club is sponsoring its annual coat drive. The club especially needs children's coats. The Kiwanis Club gives the coats to the Williams Food Bank for distribution to needy families. Last year the club donated more than 400 coats. This year it has already donated 250 coats. Kiwanis started the coat drive Oct. 1 and it will continue until May 1. Those interested in donating may drop off coats at the Williams Recreation Center or at Williams Realty. More information is available from Bud Parenteau at (928) 635-4393.
City dog licenses available
Dog owners may purchase 2013 dog licenses at City Hall or the Williams Police Department. City Ordinance 6-10.10 requires that all dogs must be licensed within the City of Williams if living within city limits. Licenses must be renewed annually and are good starting Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31. Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and alteration. The cost for altered dogs is $5 if purchased before March 31 and $10 if purchased between April 1 and Dec. 31. The cost for unaltered dogs is $25.
Lions Club looking for calendar submissions
The Williams Lions Club is preparing to send their 2013-14 Community Birthday Calendar to the printer. Those with additions, corrections or deletions may contact any Lions Club members or Denis Kirkley at (928) 635-9366. The Lions Club welcomes new birthday and anniversary listings. Calendars are $7 and will be available in June
Pancake breakfast at Williams Senior Center Saturday
The March for Meals pancake breakfast is Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.
Breakfast will include pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, hash browns, orange juice, coffee, tea, biscuits and yogurt.
All proceeds will benefit the Williams Senior Center nutrition program.
The Feinstein Group will sponsor the event.
Williams Chamber Ambassadors mixer Friday at The Gallery
The Williams Chamber Ambassadors will put on a mixer Friday at The Gallery in Williams, 145 W. Route 66, from 5-7 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Meals on Wheels Senior Program at the Williams Senior Center.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary accepting new members
The Matthew James Broehm Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12128 in Williams is seeking new members for the Ladies Auxiliary. Current members of another post are welcome to transfer. New members must have served in a foreign war or qualify through eligible family members. The post meets every second Thursday of the month at 117 W. Route 66, Suite 190 in Williams. More information is available from Rose Yaw at (928) 635-4775.
Little League registration open now
The 2013 Little League season is here. Registration information is available from the player agent at (928) 266-2479 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes support group information
The Williams Diabetes Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Williams Healthcare Center. The meetings are free. More information is available from Kate Cornell at (928) 221-0624.
St. Patricks Day corned beef dinner Saturday
A St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef Dinner takes place Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at the Methodist Church o nthe corner of second St. and Sherman Ave.
This yearly event is sponsored by the Methodist Church Women.
Dinner is free with a small charge for dessert.
Free tax filing available March 21
IRS certified tax preparers will prepare and file tax returns at no cost at St. John's Church, 202 W. Grant Ave., March 21 from 5-8 p.m.
More information is available at (928) 635-2275.
FooteWork collecting non-perishable food items
FooteWork Auto License and Title Service, 820 W. Route 66, is offering a 10 percent discount on basic service fees when customers donate three non-perishable food items for the Williams food bank. More information is available at (928) 635-2006.
Friday fish dinner
St. Joseph's Church will offer a fish dinner Friday at 6 p.m. in the church hall at 900 W. Grant Ave. The dinner includes fried Icelandic cod, cole slaw, tater tots, and dessert for $5. The Knights of Columbus sponsor the event.
Book club forming
Anyone who wants to form a book-review club may call Chris at (510) 865-9137.
The meet could take place at Cafe 326 at 326 Route 66.