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Around Williams: Week of Oct. 19

Community Christmas Nativity Pageant Dec. 23

Organizational meetings are being held for the first annual Community Christmas Nativity Pageant Dec. 23. The group is seeking musicians, kids for angels, shepards, choir members, and set builders. They also need people for lighting, sound, food and drinks. There is something for everyone to do. All churches, schools, clubs, neighbors and people of all ages are invited to participate. Anyone interested can contact Kerry-Lynn Moede or Cosy Riggs at (602)-818-6559.

Holiday - Christmas parade Nov. 26

The city of Williams is hosting a holiday parade Nov. 26. Entries are being accepted now.. Contact the city at (928) 635-4451.

Meatloaf Cook-off and Dinner 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.

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.

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.

Monday and Thursday Night Football At American Legion

The American Legion Cordova Post 13 located at 425 W. Grant will be hosting Monday and thursday night football viewing. There will be different food selections and drink specials each night. Donations gladly accepted and greatly appreciated. For mroe information, contact Mark at (928) 542-6873.

Kiwanis Club of Williams Annual Coat Drive

The Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual coat drive through May 1. Any coat in decent condition will be accepted. Donations are cleaned and turned over to the Food Bank to be distributed. Coats may be dropped off at the Williams Rec Center or Williams Realty. For mroe information, please call (928) 635-4393.

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.

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.

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.

Williams Lions Club Community Birthday calendar available

The 49th issue of the Williams Lions Club Community Birthday calendar is here. Contact any Lions Club member or calendar chair Denis Kirkley at (928) 635-9366 to get your copy. Calendars are also available from Lion Patty Williams at Williams Wear inside Buck’s Place at 117 W. Route 66. The cost is $10 each.

Big Brothers Big Sisters in Williams needs adults

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff is once again matching student “littles” with adult “bigs” in Williams. The group meets every Thursday at Williams Elementary-Middle School from 3:45-5:45 p.m. Students are waiting to be matched with an adult. More information is available from Laurel Clohessy at or (928) 774-0649 ext 212.

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