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Around Williams: week of Oct. 5

Meatloaf Cook-off Oct. 22

Do you make the best meatloaf? The VFW Auxiliary is hosting a meatloaf cook-off Oct. 22. Registration forms and a fee of $5 need to be turned in by Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. Registration forms can be found at the VFW Post 12128 117 W. Route 66, Suite 160 or by calling (928) 225-0931.

Star Party Oct. 7

Members of the Coconino Astronomical Society, in conjunction with the city of Williams, will host its last free Star Party of the season from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Glassburn Park, in the natural area west of Rod’s Steakhouse parking lot. Several large telescopes will be on hand to view the moon, planets and other celestial objects, weather permitting

Parenting Seminar Oct. 8

Calvary Chapel of Williams and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church are hosting a two-part DVD Parenting Seminar by Focus on the Family. The first session is Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Williams Recreation Center at 300 W. Railroad Ave. The second session is Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Author meet and greet Oct. 8

Moonlit Press has released “From Spark to Fire,” an anthology of stories written by local authors. You are cordially invited to meet contributing authors Terryl Warnock and Katarina Karjala at Williams Wear downtown (in the mall at 117 W. Route 66) during the Second Saturday Art Walk this Saturday, Oct. 8 from 6-9 p.m.

Community Safety Day Oct. 15

The Williams Volunteer Fire Department is hosting Community Safety Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Fire Station 2 (515 E. Rodeo Rd). This year’s theme is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep.” Free hot dogs will be provided. More information is available by contacting the Williams Fire Department at (928) 635-4421.

Trick or Treat at the Rec. Center Oct. 29

The Williams Rec. Center is hosting a trick-or-treat event Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Williams Elementary Fall Carnival Oct. 27

The Williams Elementary-Middle School is hosting their annual Fall Carnival Oct. 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Second Saturday Artwalk Oct. 8

Williams Alliance for the Arts is hosting their Second Saturday Artwalk Oct. 8.

Military Veterans Breakfast Nov. 11

The Williams VFW Auxiliary Post 12128 is hosting a free breakfast for all military veterans from 8-10 a.m. Nov. 11 at St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church (202 W. Grant Ave.) More information is available contacting Carol Lee McElwain, VFW Auxiliary president, at (928) 225-093.

Veteran’s Day Memorial Service Nov. 11

The Williams VFW Auxiliary Post 12128 will be hosting a Veterans Day Memorial Service at 5 p.m. Nov. 11 in Monument Park.

VFW Auxiliary Raffle

The Williams VFW Auxiliary Post 12128 will be hosting its annual raffle from now through Dec. 7. Prizes include a Kitchenaid stand mixer and a collection of linens. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and are available from any VFW Auxiliary member. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (928) 225-0931 or (760) 703-1297.

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 Brute Force Bow with a full package. The contest ends January 31, 2017 and the drawing for a Ruger American rifle in 22-25 caliber takes place Feb. 1 at the Outdoor Store located at the corner of West Route 66 and Fourth Street.

Holiday Craft Show Nov. 26

Vendors are needed for the 13th annual Holiday Craft Show Nov. 26. This is a fundraiser for SAVE-MTR (Meant to Rescue) Animal Facility here in Williams. The craft show will be held at the Sultana Theater from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available from Nadine at or at (928) 897-8710.

Open Gym Thursdays 8th grade and under

Williams School District and the City of Williams are hosting open gym nights for kids up through eighth grade every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Williams Elementary Middle School. Basektball, volleyball, dodgeball, jumprope and hoola hoop are available. Program runs from Sept. 8 through May 11 while school is in session.

“The Shed” skate park is open

The Williams Rec Center skatepark is open Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. More information can be found by calling (928)635-1496.

Williams Rec Center is open

The Williams Rec Center is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. More information can be found by calling (928)635-6784.

Movie Night

The Williams Rec Center is hosting a movie night every Wed. at 6 p.m. More details can be found by calling (928) 635-6784.

High School and Adult Basketball open gym

The Williams Rec Center are Williams School District are hosting an adult open gym from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m at Williams Elementary Middle School. More details can be found by calling (928)635-6784.

Teen Time at the Rec

The city of Williams is hosting a new porgram for teens. Every Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. teens can enjoy basektball, pool, ping pong, foosball, music, art and the skate park. Refreshments will e served. More information can be found by calling (928) 635-6784.

Men’s prayer breakfast

A men’s prayer time is held every Thursday at 7 a.m. at hope for the World, 117 W. Route 66, Ste. 125. More information is available from Aaron Silverstein at (928) 225-1323.

Gardeners’ Market

There will be a gardeners’ market 9-11 a.m every Saturday at 403 E. Fulton. There will be locally grown fresh organic produce. Local growers are welcome to participate.

Williams High School Athletics towel drive

The Kiwanis Club of Williams is collecting towels to donate to the high school. Towels may be given to Phillip Echeverria at the high school or Carol Glassburn will pick them up. She can be reached at (928) 635-4503.

Women’s Monthly Prayer Breakfast

The women of Williams are meeting the last Friday of every month for a prayer breakfast. This month’s meeting takes place Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. at the Wild West Junction in Williams.

Community Dinners at the Catholic Church

All our invited to attend the Community Dinners held the first Friday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, located at 900 W. Grant Ave. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Donations of $5 are appreciated. More information can be found by calling Father Kilian McCaffrey at 928.635.2430.

Kiwanis Swap meet

The Kiwanis Swap Meet is every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (and Monday holidays) on west Route 66 through the end of October, weather permitting. It is open from dawn to dusk. More information is available by calling (928) 635-4393.

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