Around Williams: week of Sept. 21
Yavapai County Fall Town Meeting Sept. 22
Yavapai County is hosting a town hall meeting in Ash Fork Sept. 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. Town Halls provde the opportunity for the community to learn and ask questions regarding the functions Yavapai County Government. Everyone is welcome.
Women’s Bunco Night Sept. 23
Calvary Chapel Williams is having a Women’s Bunco Night at the church 106 S. 9th St. Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. the event is free and open to all women wishing to have a little fun and meet new friends. More information or to RSVP is available from Jo Remender at (928) 202-1454. We need to know how many women to expect in order to have enough tables ready.
Man vs. Machine bike race Sept. 24
Sept. 24 the Grand Canyon Railway, in partnership with Grand Canyon Racing, will fire up its venerable steam engine #4960 – a 310-ton behemoth built in 1923 – to take on hundreds of bicyclists on a 54-mile course that will climb 2,023 feet starting at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to Williams, Ariz. Registrations accepted at www.grandcanyonracing.redpodium.com/man-vs-machine-2016
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.
Vikings football volunteers needed
Williams High School is seeking volunteers for football games. Athletic Director Phillip Echeverria is looking for people to work the chaingang at football games. Anyone interested in helping with that or in any other way can contact Echeverria at (928) 635-4474.
Pistol raffle Oct. 1
The Williams Sportsman’s Club fundraiser is raffling a Ruger American Centerfire pistol. The pistol has Novak LoMount carry sights, an ambidextrous magazine release and slide stop, modular wrap around grips, glass filled nylon frame with integrated accessory rail and will include two magazines and a hard case. Ticket donation is $5 each or five for $20. The drawing takes place at the Youth Shoot Oct. 1 at the Williams Shooting Range. Winner must comply with all Arizona Firearm Laws. More information is available at (928) 848-8139 or 9928) 380-6027.
Youth shoot and firearm safety event Oct. 1
The Williams Sportsman’s Club is holding a youth shoot and firearm safety event Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. at the Williams Shooting Range, off Hwy. 64 north of I040 overpass, turn left at the sign. The event is for ages 7-17. All participants must be accompanied by an adult and sign a waiver. There is no charge. Target, eye and ear protection, .22 rifle and ammo will be furnished. Lunch is included. More information or to RSVP is available from Ernie Hernandez at (928) 848-8139 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For more information, contact the Williams Fire Department at (928) 635-4421.
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.) For more information, contact 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 collections of linens. Tickets are $% 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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Habitat for Humanity taking applications
Williams Area Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for its second 2016 family selection process. Interested families must attend one of two orientation meetings at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 or the Williams Senior Center or 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Applications are available only at these sessions. More information is available by contacting Francis Mazza at (701) 361-2324 or WmAreaHabitat@msn.com.
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.