Around Williams: week of Oct. 8
Post office has new hours
Starting Oct. 6, the Williams Post Office will have new hours of operation. The post office will be open 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The post office is at 120 S. First St. More information is available at (928) 635-4572.
Genealogy workshop Oct. 16
The Daughters of the American Revolution will put on a free genealogy presentation Oct. 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. The presentation will take place at the Coconino/Flagstaff Library Downtown Branch.
Attendees will learn more about the Daughters of the American Revolution, genealogy and American history. More information is available from Cyndy Palcich at (928) 525-1837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laugh Yoga Wednesdays
The Williams Laugh Synergy Laughter Club will meet for free Humpday Laugh Yoga on Wednesday nights from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Sultana Theater, 305 W. Route 66.
Laughter Yoga is non-political, non-religious and non-competitive. Participants laugh for better health, joy, world peace or no reason at all. It is based on the philosophy of "acting happiness" and is a physically oriented technique, not a mental practice. Laughter is an efficient way to express and release tension in a positive manner.
Gospel concert today
The Steel Magnolias will present a gospel concert on Oct. 8 at the Community United Methodist Church, 127 W. Sherman Ave. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. and lasts about an hour. It will feature fully choreographed upbeat Southern gospel music. More information is available at (928) 635-2511 or www.thesteelmagnolias.com.
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 or Cathy at (928) 699-7257.
Radio station yard sale Oct. 11
KZBX 92.1 FM, Williams' not for profit radio station, is putting on a yard sale on Oct. 11. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the First Baptist Church parking lot, 629 W. Grant Ave. Donations are appreciated and can be dropped off on Oct. 10 from noon to 5 p.m. KZBX serves the Williams community with live music broadcasts, town events, Amber Alerts, traffic and weather. More information about the yard sale is available at (714) 917-7274.
Rotary Western Auction set for Oct. 25
The Williams Rotary Club is preparing for its 15th annual Western Auction for scholarships on Oct. 25.
The event will take place at Miss Kitty's at the Mountainside Inn. Live music starts at 5 p.m. and a catered dinner starts at 6 p.m. The evening will also include a live auction, costume contest and a grand prize drawing for $5,000.
Tickets are $35 per person and support Williams youth activities. Donations can be dropped off at the Williams School District Office at 636 S. Seventh St.
More information about the event or donating is available from Rotary President Craig Fritsinger at (928) 433-4090.
Big Buck contest on through Jan. 31
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, 2015 and the drawing takes place Feb. 1 at The Outdoor Store.
More information is available at The Outdoor Store, located at the corner of West Route 66 and Fourth Street.
Girls Night Out Oct. 10
Amanda's Beauty Box & 66 Boutique will host a Girls Night Out shopping and fashion runway show Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Sultana Theater. Proceeds benefit SAVE-Meant to Rescue (MTR).
Many vendors will be on hand and raffles will take place.
DJ music will take place after the fashion show.
Tickets are $10 and include the fashion show, appetizers and champagne. Tickets are available at Amanda's Beauty Box, 66 Boutique or through SAVE-MTR members.
More information is available from Amanda at (928) 635-3092, Jill at (480) 241-6958 or Robynn at (928) 635-4726.
Zombie Prom Oct. 31
A Zombie Prom takes place Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Sultana Theater. The Tainted Angel, LLC will put on the Zombie Prom.
Proceeds benefit SAVE-Meant to Rescue.
There will be a cash bar, brain eating contest, photo booth, 80s theme dance, creepy finger foods, contests and prizes - lots of family fun for everyone.
Stargazing will also take place at Glassburn Park to look at ghoulish stars and planets that night.
Craft Fair vendors needed
Vendors are needed for the 11th annual Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 29.
This is a fundraiser for the SAVE-MTR (Meant To Rescue) Animal Facility here in Williams.
The fair takes place at the Sultana Theater from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More information is available at email@example.com or at (928) 897-8710.
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.
Trash pickup schedule normal on Columbus Day
The city of Williams will complete trash pickup on its normal schedule for Columbus Day on Oct. 13. More information is available from the Transfer Station at (928) 635-9108.
Last artwalk of season takes place Saturday
The last artwalk of the 2014 season is this Saturday, Oct. 11. Attendees can stroll the different venues and see what is happening in town for the Alpine Harvest Festival, vote for their favorite scarecrow, and have a chance to win a basket of prizes.
Participating artwalk venues include The Open Studios, Conoco Route 66 Car Care, Cafe 326, Thunder Eagle, White Horse Trading Post, Boutique 66, The Squirming Squirrel Trading Post (now in its new location on Route 66), Pine Country Restaurant, Grand Canyon Wine Tasting & Taproom, The Gallery in Williams, and South Rims Wine & Beer Garage.
The Williams Second Saturday Artwalk, sponsored by the Williams Alliance for the Arts, takes place from 6-9 p.m.
Last market of season takes place Saturday
The last Saturday Market of the year is Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the porch at 106 Ninth St. Handmade, homemade and home grown products will be available.
Pet blessing Oct. 25 at Wild West Junction
A blessing of the animals will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 25 in the courtyard in Wild West Junction, 321 E. Route 66. Pastor Marc McDonald of St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church is inviting all pets and their owners for the blessing of the animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. If an animal is unable to attend, owners are encouraged to bring a picture of their pet. The event is free and open to everyone.
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.
The drop off is always open for donations.
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