Around Williams: week of Feb. 25

Roller Derby looking for Williams participants

High Altitude Roller Derby (HARD) is looking for spectators or prospective participants from Williams. The group will put on both men's and women's events at Mount Elden Middle School in Flagstaff at the corner of Fourth Street and Cedar Avenue on Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. All are invited to attend, and those interested can sign up for social and recreational skating. More information is available at www.highaltituderollerderby.com.

Rec Center offers movie nights

The Williams Recreation Center will put on free movie nights every Wednesday night in February. The movies start at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. More information is available at (928) 635-1496.

Free recreation programs offered

The Williams Recreation Department and Williams Unified School District are offering two free programs to the community.

On Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. high school age and adult basketball will take place in the Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) gym. Skills are required.

On Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. open gym for eighth graders and younger will take place in the WEMS gym. Activities include basketball, volleyball, dodge ball, jump rope and twister.

WEMS is located at 601 N. Seventh St. More information is available at (928) 635-1496.

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, www.williamssportsmansclub.org, 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 Ernie Hernandez at (928) 848-8139.

Kiwanis 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. Kiwanis started the coat drive Oct. 1 and it will continue through 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.

Girl Scout Cookies on sale now

Daisy Troop 2616 is selling Girl Scout Cookies from now until March 13. Cookie varieties include Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Rah-Rah Raisins and Toffee-tastic (gluten free) and cost $4 per box. More information is available from Kendra Edens at (928) 814-6999.

TOPS Chapter 0541 meets on Thursdays

TOPS Chapter 0541 meets on Thursdays at the North Country HealthCare Williams Clinic's conference room, 301 S. Seventh St. at 5:30 p.m. More information is available from Patty at (928) 699-2122.

TopsAz Chapter 0516 meets Thursdays

Take off Pounds Sensibly meets Thursdays. A weigh in will start at 5 p.m. and a meeting will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Family Harvest Church. More information is available from Dianne Stapley at 928-635-9445.

KZBX seeks donations

Williams community radio station KZBX 92.1 is a non-profit radio station. We depend on your donations to stay on the air and on the internet. Your contributions help pay for updating and maintaining our stations' equipment and paying our electricity bills. We would greatly appreciate your helping us by sending donations of any kind to KZBX RADIO P.O. Box 1072 Williams, Ariz. 86046. Please make checks payable to Leslie Plotkin, thank you Williams for your support.

Story Time at Williams Library

The Williams Library and North Country HealthCare Healthy Steps program have teamed up to provide a free story time on the first Tuesday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. The story time is geared toward kids ages five and younger and pregnant moms to support healthy early development. First Things First pays for the program. The Williams Library is at 113 S. First Street. More information is available from Michelle Simmons at (928) 288-8004.

American Legion Auxiliary looking for new members

The American Legion Auxiliary of Williams is looking for new members.

The group meets monthly and supports the American Legion Post No. 13.

More information is available from Carolyn Kleck at (602) 677-2561 or egcraine@gmail.com

Salvation Army can help with utilities

The Salvation Army's phone number is (928) 221-3577. The organization can assist clients who have received past due or shut off notices for utilities. The bell ringing effort in Williams brought in a little more than $2,000. That amount doesn't last long. The Salvation Army can only assist a client once a year starting at the date of assistance.

Dancing Divas practice Friday

The Dancing Divas meet each Friday from 9-10 a.m. at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

This free dance group gets together to learn various types of dance such as western, jazz, ethnic and tap.

More information is available from Barb Brydenthal at (928) 310-4459.

Girl Scout Cookies on sale now

Daisy Troop 2616 is selling Girl Scout Cookies from now until March 13. Cookie varieties include Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Rah-Rah Raisins and Toffee-tastic (gluten free) and cost $4 per box. More information is available from Kendra Edens at (928) 814-6999.

Dog calendars available

Calendars featuring local rescued dogs are on sale now for $12 at Many Tails Pet Grooming. Calendar sales benefit SAVE-Meant to Rescue. More information is available from Tora at (928) 635-1113 or Robynn at (928) 635-4726.

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.

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