Around Williams: week of Dec.2

Open Studios Holiday Event Dec. 5

The Open Studios is open Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with cookies and coffee available. This is a great time to use your gift certificate before it expires on Dec. 31, 2015. The Open Studios is located at 106 S. 9th Street, behind the Family Dollar. More information is available at (928) 444-8535.

St. Johns Episcopal Lutheran advent concert series

St. Johns Episcopal Lutheran Church is presenting its ninth annual Christmas Advent Series.

All concerts are the four Sundays before Christmas and begin at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary. A reception honoring our musicians will follow each concert.

All concerts are free, but donations are accepted gratefully.

Nov. 29 - Lessons and Carols Lectors and Choristers of St. Johns.

Dec. 6 - guest musicians the Andrew Hamby Family

Dec. 13 - The choirs of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Johns

Dec. 20 - guest musicians Flutist, Anthony Flesch andacoustic guitarist, Joel Rieck.

Middle School Drama Performance - Dec. 2

The Williams Middle School drama class is performing "A Night with the Greeks (Almost)" at the Parenteau Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. The performance is open to the community.

High School Drama Performance - Dec. 7

The Williams High School drama class is having its winter performance at the Parenteau Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Parents and community members are invited to attend.

Heritage School Winter Wonderland - Dec. 8

The Heritage School will put on its winter performance at 6 p.m. at the Canyon Chapel. Parents and community members are invited to attend the singing performances by the students.

Santa's World of Wonders - Dec. 12

The city of Williams is sponsoring a visit with Santa at the Williams Rec. Center from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All kids are invited to visit Santa and receive goodies.

Community Holiday Dinner - Dec. 13

The Williams Community Holiday Dinner is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend the dinner at Doc Holliday's. More information is available by contacting Carol Glassburn at (928) 635-4503.

Invitacion a estudios Biblicos

Clases para jovenes y adultos por: Manuel Real. Clases para ninos y ninas por: Mariana Real. Las clases seran en Williams, Arizona. Interesados llamar para hacer fechas Pastors Manuel y Mariana Real. Para mas informacion (520) 245-3538 or www.iglesiacristianalibertad.com.

Youth Basketball Signups

The city of Williams is offering a youth basketball program for elementary age children. Parents can sign up their children at Williams Elementary Middle School for practices and games. More information can be found by calling Johnny Hatcher at (928) 600-0495.

Lions Club Toy Drive

The Williams Lions Club is collecting toys for children in need. Cards are placed on trees at National Bank of Arizona, North Country Health Care and Williams Ranger District. If you would like to purchase a gift, choose a card and return the gift to the same location. If you would like to donate or know of a child that should be considered plese contact Jackie Haugen at (928)635-5242.

Food Drive

The Williams Food Bank is accepting donations for the holiday season. They need canned vegetables, holiday trimmings, toiletries, diapers, laundry detergent and other nonperishable goods. Donations can be taken to the Food Bank at 200 S. Ninth St. More information is available from Guy Mikkelsen at (928) 635-2913.

Coat Drive

An annual coat drive takes place Oct. 1 through May 1. Coats can be dropped off at the Williams Realty and the Rec. Center. More information is available from Bud Parenteau at (928) 635-4393.

Addresses needed for Christmas Boxes

Addresses are needed by Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) for military personnel addresses to send Christmas boxes.

Personnel who haven't moved or have the same address as last year need to resubmit the address to ESA.

The boxes will be put together on Dec. 3. More information is available from Dorothy Miller at (928) 635-4330 or Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

Williams Chamber Residential Lighting Contest

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Christmas light contest. The theme is "The Songs of Christmas."

Applications can be picked up at the Williams Chamber at 200 West Railroad Ave. More information can be found at (928) 635-0273.

Kiwanis Pajama Drive

Kiwanis Club is collecting pajamas for children in need in Williams. To donate call Carol Glassburn (928) 635-4503.

Adult Basketball every Wednesday

The city of Williams and the Williams School District are sponsoring adult basketball games Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at Williams Elementary-Middle School gym. Basketball skills required. High School ages and older. More information is available from Rose Newbold at (928) 635-1496.

VFW Auxiliary Wreaths Across America sponsorships

The VFW Ausiliary Matthew James Broehm Post 12128 is selling Wreaths Across America sponsorships The wreaths are $15 for one. If two wreaths are purchased, a third wreath is donated.

The VFW Auxiliary will help with the laying of the wreaths at the National Cemetery in Prescott Dec. 12.

Wreath sponsorships can be purchased from any Auxiliary member or by calling (928) 225-0931. National Bank of Arizona will set up a table in Williams Oct. 9 and 23 and Nov. 6. Sponsorships must be paid at that time.

Open Gym on Thursdays

The city of Williams and the Williams School District are sponsoring an open gym for eighth grade and younger at WEMS on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. when school is in session. Kids can participate in basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and jump roping. More information is available from Rose Newbold at (928) 635-1496.

Big Buck Contest

A Big Buck contest and raffle is open to all units south of Grand Canyon. The hunter to score the widest buck (outside to outside) will win a PSE Surge Bow with full package.

The contest ends Jan. 31, 2016 and the drawing takes place Feb. 1 at The Outdoor Store.

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