Community calendar: week of October 17

Caregiver Education Series continues Oct. 17, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 in Williams

The Northern Arizona Council of Governments Family Caregiver Support Program continues its Caregiver Education Series Oct. 17, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 in Williams.

The Oct. 17 series is titled 'Financial Health for Caregivers: Getting your affairs in order and planning ahead. What does it all mean and why do I need so much paperwork. We can help.'

The series on Oct. 14 is titled 'Decision Making for Caregivers and Care Receivers: Don't wait until the crisis happens, plan ahead and establish wishes.'

The Oct. 31 series is titled 'Resources for End of Life Care: caregiver grief and guilt at the end-of-life care. Considering Hospice? How to identify and access supports and services for comfort and pain.'

The series is held at Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave., Williams from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Anyone interested can register with Lita Nelson by emailing her at Lnelson@nacog.org or by calling toll free to 1-877-521-3500.

Turkey Shoot fundraiser Oct. 20

The Parks Area Connection and Williams Sportsmen's Club is hosting a turkey shoot to raise money to provide assistance to persons within the greater Parks area affected by personal or community disasters.

The event will be at the Williams Sportsmen's Club Range on SR 64 at 1 p.m. Oct. 20. All caliber rifles allowed. There will be women and youth matches, and an archery shoot. Cost is $5 per match or $20 for five matches. More information is available by calling George Chambers at (254) 652-9688.

High Country Stand Down outreach

The High Country Stand Down will conduct a cold weather surplus gear and clothing distribution for homeless and at-risk veterans. It is provided by local VFW and American Legion posts and the Veterans Administation Department. Distribution takes place Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at American Legion Cordova Post 13, 425 W. Grant Avenue in Williams. More information is available at (928) 380-6027.

Kiwanis Coat Drive has begun

The Kiwanis Club of Williams is running a coat drive this winter (Oct. 1 - May 1). Anyone with gently used coats is asked to bring them to the Rec Center drop-off box or to Williams Realty. The coats will be cleaned by Ogdens Cleaners East and then distributed here in town.

Someone gets a nice warm coat, you get more closet space. Win-Win

Thursday dinners at the American Legion

The American legion host a weekly dinner for $5 every Thursday at 5 p.m. The home made dinner sell out, so it is recommended to get there early. The American Legion is located at 425 W. Grant in Williams.

Veterans assistance

High Country Stand Down Outreach is Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will have clothing, hygiene kits and resource information. There will also be a pot luck lunch served.

Any homeless or at risk veteran is encouraged to attend at 425 W. Grant Ave. (American Legion Post)

More information is available at (928) 380-6027.

Screening of Teaching in Arizona Oct. 17

On Oct. 17, LAUNCH Flagstaff, along with Expect More Arizona and Tucson Values Teachers, will present a public screening of the new documentary short film, Teaching in Arizona.

The film explores challenges faced by teachers, along with opportunities for improving the profession and supporting educators. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at http://bit.ly/TeachFlagstaff. More information about the film is available at TeachinginArizonaFilm.org.

The screening is at 5 p.m. at Flagstaff Medical Center, McGee Auditorium, 1200 N. Beaver Street, Flagstaff.

PIckleball changes

Williams Pickleball Club is moving to a new location with new times. Play will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Rodeo Barn, 750 N. Airport Rd. All are welcome.

BINGO Oct. 25

Williams VFW Post 12128 will host BINGO the second and fourth Thursdays of the month beginning at 4:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal-Luthern Church. Players must be 18 or older. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

American Legion Auxiliary hosts food, football and fun

The American Legion Auxiliary Cordova Post 13 invites members and guests to enjoy an evening of food, football and fun every Thursday at the American Legion Post, 425 W Grant Avenue in Williams. Each Thursday the post will serve food from 5-8 p.m. Suggested donations is $5, proceeds to benefit the Auxiliary. Menu will vary and include soups, stew, spaghetti, burgers, dogs, hearty “homemade soups” and more. Football team jerseys encouraged, please come have fun with us.

Williams VFW offering scholarships

Applications for two scholarships offered through VFW Post 12128 are now available at local middle and high schools.

"Patriots Pen" is an essay-based scholarship in the amount of $5,000. The contest is available to students in grades six through eight as well as home-schooled students. This year's theme is "Why I Honor the American Flag."

"Voice of Democracy is an essay-based scholarship for local high school students in the amount of $30,000. It is available to Ash Fork and Williams high school students as well as home-schooled students. This year's theme is "Why My Vote Matters." The deadline for both contests is Oct. 31. Patriots Pen applications may be picked up at Williams Middle School, Ash Fork Middle School, Heritage School and Maine consolidated School. More information is avilable at (928) 225-0931.

Tickets for VFW Auxiliary gun raffle now available

The Williams VFW Post 12128 auxiliary is raffling off two handguns, two soft cases and a concealed-carry purse. One ticket takes all and only 500 tickets will be sold. More information is available by calling (928) 225-0931.

Williams Rotary Club Western Auction fundraiser Oct. 27

The Williams Rotary Club will host its 19th annual Western Auction scholarship and projects fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Miss Kitty's Steakhouse.

Tickets for the 50/50 Raffle are currently available from Rotary Club Members, sold at one ticket for $5.00 or 5 tickets for $20.00.

Event tickets are $50.00 per person and includes the dinner and entertainment. Discounted tickets are available at four tickets for $175 and eight tickets at $350.

All proceeds from the Western Auction go directly to Student Scholarships and for the youth of the community. More information is available from Allan Duncan at 699-3450.

WUSD Governing Board meetings

The public is invited to attend Williams Unified School District Governing Board meetings on second and fourth Wednesdays each month. Meetings are at Williams High School culinary room at 6 p.m. See WUSD2.org for meeting agendas.

Williams City Council Meetings

The public is invited to attend the Williams City Council meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Meetings are at the City Hall council chambers at 7 p.m. See williamsaz.gov/government for meeting agendas.

Prayer line available

Holiness Congregation Church now has a dedicated phone line for prayer requests. The phone line is (928) 853-5109.

Advocates needed for foster children

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are needed to represent foster children in Coconino County. Providers spend 15-20 hours each month on behalf of an assigned child. They gather information for a child's case and give recommendations to a judge regarding the best interests of that child. More information can be found at (928) 226-5420.

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