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Around Williams: week of April 17
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City to flush hydrants April 15-30

The city of Williams Water Department will flush fire hydrants April 15-30. Brown water may temporarily run out of faucets. City officials suggest running faucets until water runs clear. Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the city office at (928) 635-4451.

Save-Meant to Rescue yard sale donations needed

The Save-Meant to Rescue (MTR) group is having a yard sale at the Rodeo Barn on May 18 and needs your "gently used" spring cleaning items. Those wishing to donate can drop off items at 326 Fourth St. but should call (928) 635-1571 before delivery. Those with questions can call Lupe at (928) 635-1905.

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.

TOPS Chapter 0541 meetings on Thursdays

TOPS Chapter 0541 is now meeting on Thursdays.

Meetings take place at the First Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Ave. at 9:30 a.m.

More information is available from Patty at (928) 699-2122.

Blood drive April 22 and 23 at WHS

Williams High School will put on a community blood drive April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and April 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The blood drive will take place at 440 S. Seventh St. in the band room on the west side of the building. Donors should bring a photo ID and donor card. Free cholesterol testing is available with every donation. More information is available from Denise Heiss at (928) 635-4474 or (sponsor code: williamshs).

Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center seek board members

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center is seeking two board members. Currently, Mike Dulay, Clare Hydock, Tom Hooker, Kris Vasquez, Bobby Patriccia, Beth Michelson and Edie Phillips serve on the board.

Board members would attend 8-10 meetings per year and participate in fundraising activities. Grant writing skills would also be helpful.

Those interested in helping return the pool to full-time operation may contact Dulay at or Edie at

Kindergarten and Kindercamp registration

Parents can come to the Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) office and pick up a packet to register their children for kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. Parents will need to bring a copy of the student's birth certificate, current immunization record, proof of residency and $5 activity fee.

Kindercamp 2013 registration is now open. Kindercamp prepares incoming kindergarteners for school. The United Way pays for the free program, which is from June 3 to June 28.

Registration must be returned to the WEMS office by May 3. Space is limited. Students must be registered for the 2013-2014 school year to attend Kindercamp.

Artist's reception at the Open Studio

An artist's reception will take place for local artist, Ray deBerge, Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at the Open Studios Art Gallery, 106 S. Ninth St.

Refreshments will be served.

Jim Schroeder featured at The Gallery in Williams

The Gallery in Williams features the art of Jim Schroeder during April.  Schroeder paints using oil or acrylics. He limits himself to three colors plus black and white in his unique Southwestern scenes and portraits.

The Gallery is located at 145 W. Route 66. More information is available at (928) 635-3006.

Art Walk begins in May

The Williams Second Saturday Art Walk resumes in May.  The first Art Walk of the 2013 season takes place May 11, 6-9 p.m.

New this year is the Art Walk Shuttle van, which will run every evening of the Art Walk and stop at every art venue. The Art Walk Shuttle is free to all Art Walk visitors. Williams Second Saturday Art Walks take place May through October on every second Saturday of the month.

Free rides for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society offers free round-trip transportation to Flagstaff Medical Cancer Center for any patient who needs a ride to treatment. More information is available at (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.

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