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8/27/2013 10:23:00 AM
Around Williams: week of Aug. 28
Williams-Grand Canyon News

Pancake breakfast Aug. 31

The Sherwood Forest Estates Fire Department Auxiliary is putting on its annual Labor Day Weekend fundraiser pancake breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m. and donations are accepted. A 50-50 raffle will take place and T-shirts are available for purchase. All proceeds support the volunteer fire department.

To get to Sherwood Forest take I-40 to Exit 171, back east 1 mile to the Sherwood Forest road, then right 3 miles to the firehouse.

Basketball is back at the Williams Rec Center beginning Sept. 4

The Williams Recreation Center will offer two free recreational opportunities. Basketball for high school age students and adults takes place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Williams-Elementary Middle School (WEMS) gym. The program will go from Sept. 4 to May 14.

Open Gym for eighth grade students and younger featuring basketball, dodgeball and volleyball takes place Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. at the WEMS gym. The program will go from Sept. 5 to May 15.

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.

Mountain Man Run Sept. 2

The Williams Lions Club is putting on the 2013 Mountain Man Run Sept. 2 as part of the city's Labor Day weekend celebration. The run includes 10K, 5K and 2 mile events. The events will start and end at the stage in the Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center parking lot, 200 W. Railroad Ave. The Mountain Man running events benefit vision and hearing services in the Williams community. More information including start times, pricing and registration information is available at

Habitat for Humanity seeks interested families for new home

Those interested in being considered for a Williams Area Habitat for Humanity home must attend one of two upcoming orientation meetings. The first meeting is Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave. The second meeting is Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 900 W. Grant Ave. Applications will only be available at the orientation meetings. The organization will accept applications from households earning less than 60 percent of the median Williams income. A committee will select the family based on housing needs, family income, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Williams Area Habitat for Humanity. More information is available at (701) 361-2324.

Williams Kiwanis Route 66 Swap Meet

The Williams Kiwanis Swap Meet is open every weekend through October. The Kiwanis Club invites all vendors to participate, including antiques and arts and crafts vendors. The club also welcomes church fundraisers and garage sales at the meet. Vendor spots are $10 per day or $25 for the weekend. The swap meet takes place on West Route 66 at the west end of town. More information is available at (928) 635-4393.

Williams High School class of 1963 reunion Sept. 13

The Williams High School (WHS) class of 1963 is celebrating its 50-year reunion next month, and all Williams alumni are welcome to attend. On Sept. 13, the group will meet at Doc Holliday's Steakhouse at 5 p.m. for a meet and greet. On Sept. 14, the group will meet at the Sultana Theater at 5 p.m. for dinner. The dinner is being catered, and a $15 fee for those attending is due by Sept. 1. On Sept. 15, the group will meet at Cataract Lake Park for a potluck at noon. Those who would like more information about the reunion or who would like to RSVP for the Sept. 14 dinner by Sept. 1 should call Jimmie Cox at (928) 853-0288.

Free swim day Aug. 31 at Williams Aquatic Center

The Williams Aquatic Center is offering one more free swim day this summer, thanks to several sponsors.

The last free swim day is Aug. 31, the last day of the Friday/Saturday extension. Sponsors include the Williams Lions Club and L.P.'s Excavating.

More information is available at (928) 635-3005.

Kiwanis Cord of Wood raffle tickets available

Williams Kiwanis is raffling off a cord of word with the proceeds to benefit youth scholarships.

Tickets are $5 or five for $20 and are available at the Williams Rec Center, Superior Propane and at most community events.

More information is available at (928) 699-9036.

Shooting range open Saturdays

The Williams Sportsman's Club (WSC) will have the city shooting range open for members shooting and target practice Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as staffing and weather allows. The club's website,, lists range closures, weekday openings, extended hours and special events. A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present to coordinate activities. Shooters should check in with the RSO upon arrival. Targets are available at the range for a small donation. Membership forms are available on the website. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

Book club forming

Anyone who wants to form a book-review club may call Chris at (510) 865-9137.

Meetings could take place at Cafe 326 at 326 Route 66.

Choir, band seeks members

The Northern Arizona Choir and Symphonic Band is seeking members. Residents of Ash Fork, Seligman and Williams can join. The choir/band is open to those in grades first through 12th. More information is available from Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff needs adult volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters to elementary school children.

More information is available from Christina Boyd at (928) 774-0649.

Community birthday calendars available

The 46th issue of the Williams Lions Club Community Birthday Calendar is available. Calendars are available by contacting any club member or by calling Denis Kirkley at (928) 635-9366.

Senior Center needs thrift shop volunteers

The Bill Williams Senior Center needs volunteers to work at the thrift shop one or two days a week.

The work hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Senior Center provides lunch.

Anyone interested in volunteering can call Lydia at (928) 635-2204 and leave a message.

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.

Thrift shop has a drop off box

The Bill Williams Senior Thrift Shop has a drop off box. It is the red box at the northwest corner of the parking lot.

The thrift shop appreciates all donations but cannot sell large televisions, furniture, mattresses or kitchen appliances. Items donated should be serviceable.

During store hours, items may be left at the store. Store hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m. weekdays excluding holidays.

Movie night at Williams Rec Center tonight

The Williams Recreation Center will play host to a movie tonight. The movie will start at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. More information is available at (928) 635-1496.

Friends of Williams Aquatic Center seeks board members

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center is seeking two board members. Currently, Mike Dulay, Clare Hydock, Tom Hooker, Kris Vasquez, Bobby Patricca, 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

Folklorico dancing open to community

Folklorico dance classes meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Williams Rodeo Barn. All community members are welcome to attend. More information is available from Armando Padilla at (928) 380-4637.

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. Any cancer patient in need of transportation to treatment or anyone who wants to volunteer may call (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.

TOPS Chapter 0541 meeting on Thursday

TOPS Chapter 0541 has moved its meetings to 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.

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.

Diabetes workshop every Wednesday through Sept. 10

People can learn how to manage their diabetes at the free Healthy Living with Diabetes workshop. The workshop will take place on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon for six weeks, through Sept. 10. The workshop will be at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant St. More information about registration is available from Max Bishop at (928) 679-7485.

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