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Around Williams: Week of April 20, 2011
Eat enchiladas, help Class of 2011

The Parents Who Care Grad Night Committee is holding an enchilada fundraiser today. Proceeds will benefit grad night.

The enchiladas will be available for pick up or delivery after 11 a.m. at the Family Harvest Church behind Safeway. The cost is $10 per dozen for pick up and $12 per dozen for delivery.

To order enchiladas or to find out how you can help, call Debbie Fuller at (928) 699-4170 or Sarah MacRae at (928) 607-2334.

Writers meet on Saturday

The Northern Arizona Writers will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Williams City Council Chambers, 113 S. First St. Anyone who likes to write is encouraged to attend. Bring something to read.

Easter Sunrise Service

An Easter Sunrise Service begins at 6 a.m. Sunday at Young Life's Lost Canyon, 1450 Perkinsville Rd. Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Williams Community Church Celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord.

Estate planning seminar April 27

The Greater Williams Community Fund invites all to attend an estate planning seminar 10 a.m.-noon April 27 at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

Easter bake sale, coffee social Saturday

The American Legion Cordova Post No. 13's Ladies Auxiliary invites all to an Easter bake sale and coffee social at the legion, 425 W. Grant Ave. The sale and social will be held 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday.

Enjoy a cup of coffee and pastry for a minimal cost. Purchase Easter dessert for your Easter Sunday dinner. There will also be an Easter basket raffle.

Enjoy Harlem fun

Advance tickets are on sale now for the Harlem Ambassadors in a family fun-filled basketball show at 7 p.m. April 29 at the Williams High School Gym, 440 S. Seventh St.

Save money by purchasing advance tickets at the Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center or the Williams Recreation Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and $25 for a family of four. Tickets will cost more at the door.

Carnival this weekend

The Williams Spring Fling Carnival comes to Williams tomorrow through Sunday at the Williams Rodeo Grounds. Pre-sale all day wristbands are on sale at the Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center and the Williams Recreation Center for $18 each, a $7 savings off the gate price. Call the Visitor Center for more information at (928) 635-1418.

Food bank donations will be matched

The Williams Food Bank is participating in the 14th Annual Feinstein Challenge. Every dollar donated to the food bank through April 30 will be multiplied by Alan Shawn Feinstein with the Feinstein Challenge. Food donations count towards this challenge, too. Feinstein will count each item collected through the end of April at $1 each. Donating now is a great way to make an even bigger difference in the fight against hunger.

For more information contact Guy or Angie Mikkelsen at (928) 607-6421 or (928) 607-7915. Visit to learn more about the challenge.

Relay for Life meeting April 27

A Relay for Life Team Captain meeting begins at 7 p.m. April 27 at the Days Inn conference room, 2488 W. Route 66. All team captains and anyone wanting to learn more about Relay for Life are encouraged to attend the meeting. Six teams have already been formed and there is room for more. For more information, call Leah Payne at (928) 310-4989.

Cleanup Williams

The Annual Williams Clean and Beautiful Spring Cleanup Day begins at 9 a.m. April 30. Enjoy coffee and pastries at the Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center parking lot, 200 W. Railroad Ave.

Arizona Public Service Company will provide trash bags, soda and water along cleanup routs. The Williams Lions Club will be collecting medications that are out of date or not used for proper disposal. A free barbecue lunch - prepared by the American Legion - will be served at noon at the visitor center parking lot.

Grand Canyon Railway and Clean and Beautiful have teemed up with Westech Recyclers to provide a community electronics pickup 9 a.m.-noon April 30 at the Williams Rodeo Barn. Electronics and electronic waste can be left free of charge.

Also on that day, load up old tires and bring them to the transfer station. Tires off the rims will be accepted for free disposal 9 a.m.-noon. No large or off road tires will be accepted. Only automobile tires will be accepted.

Free large appliance removal will be offered by the city of Williams April 30-May 7. Anyone that needs a large appliance picked up from a residence should call (928) 635-4451 so a work order can be established. The appliance must be placed as close to the curb as possible.

Register for kindergarten May 6

Kindergarten registration and screening for those attending the upcoming school year is scheduled 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 5 at the Williams Elementary-Middle School, 601 N. Seventh St.

Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling Betty Dukeman at 635-4428, ext. 316. The screening will take approximately 30-45 minutes. Please bring a certified copy of your child's birth certificate and immunization records at the time of the scheduled appointment. A child must be age 5 by Aug. 31 in order to be considered for kindergarten placement during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Preschool, kindergarten screening

Williams Public Schools will be screening preschool children between the ages of 3 to 5 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 12. The screening will be held at the Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS), 601 N. Seventh St.

The purpose of the preschool screening is to identify children with special needs. Any preschooler who is having difficulty in the areas of vision, speech, language, coordination, movement, or learning are recommended for screening. Children showing significant problems in the above mentioned areas on the screening would then be recommended for further evaluation by the district special education staff. Those children identified as having handicapping conditions would then be eligible to receive special education services/therapy, tuition-free, through the district developmental preschool program at WEMS.

Please bring a certified copy of your child's birth certificate and immunization records at the time of the scheduled appointment for the preschool screening.

For questions, contact Betty Dukeman at 635-4428, ext. 316 to schedule an appointment for the Child Find screening to be held on May 5 for kindergarten and May 12 for preschool.

Find the hero in you by donating blood

United Blood Services (UBS) is conducting a blood drive April 26-27 at Williams High School (WHS). Donate blood 8 a.m.-6 p.m. April 26 in the WHS gym and 1-6 p.m. April 27 in the WHS band room. The drive is made possible through the efforts of the WHS Student Council.

The students have set a goal of attracting 150 donors. However, UBS is able to handle 200 donors, so more are welcome. All donors will receive a "Find the Hero in You" dog tag and could win one of two Scottsdale getaways for two. Donors also receive a free cholesterol test every donation. Please bring photo ID and a donor card if available.

To make an appointment, call (928) 634-4474 or visit, sponsor code williamshs. Walk-ins are also welcome.

St. John's opens garden to all

The St. John's, Inspiration's Community Garden has four garden plots available for community use this growing season. Participation is open to all community members. Plots are ready to be turned over and planted as soon as the ground dries out. St. John's provides these plots and water free of charge. The church does ask that 10 percent of any produce be shared with those in need. For more information please call Karen Peters at 635-2275 of, Kris Vasquez at 635-2042 or Rev. Ann Johnson at 556-8656.

Anesthesia-free pet dental clinic May 15

An anesthesia-free pet dental clinic will be held May 15 at Many Tails Pet grooming, 114 S. Second St. To schedule an appointment, call (928) 635-8897 or (928) 699-5987.

Learn more about well water

Do you own a well? Do you drink water from a well? Then take the time to come to a free educational seminar for well owners and users 1-5 p.m. on April 30 at the Coconino County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St. in Flagstaff. Specialists from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, including Registered Geologist Kristine Uhlman; Dr. Janick Artiola, soil and water chemistry specialist; and Gary Hix, president of the Arizona Water Well Association, will provide an engaging and down-to-earth seminar to help well users learn how wells work and function, and how to keep water safe for use and drinking. Don't think that this seminar will be too "technical" for you. This is a seminar where science is explained in simple terms (and you can ask questions). Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Hattie Braun at the Coconino County Cooperative Extension Office, 2304 N. Third St., Flagstaff or call at (928) 774-1868, ext. 170.

Golf tournament planned for June 4

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center are planning a golf tournament June 4 at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. Check in is 11 a.m. and the tourney begins at 12:30 p.m. Enjoy a deep pit barbecue at 5 p.m. with an awards ceremony following.

Teams are urged to enter now and sponsors are still needed. Proceeds will benefit the Williams Aquatic Center. For more information, call Clare Hydock at (928) 814-6754.

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