Community calendar: week of April 25
Grad night benefit yard sale April 28-29
Parents Who Care and community supporters are hosting a yard sale to benefit Grad Night 2018 on April 28-29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 895 Hereford Drive.
Little League Opening Day April 28
Williams Little League is celebrating opening day April 28 with an 8 a.m. pancake breakfast followed by games at 1 p.m. Team pictures are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coconino County Sheriff Jim Driscoll will speak at 11 a.m. and Angelina Howe will sing the National Anthem. Smokey Bear will throw out the first pitch.
Cinco De Mayo Fiesta May 5
Williams Rotary Club is hosting a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta May 5 at South Rims Wine & Beer Garage, 514 Route 66 in Williams. All proceeds will benefit the Williams Kinder Camp. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. The evening will include a 50/50 raffle, pinatas, salsa competition, Folklorico dancers, prize raffle, photo booth, Mexican hat race, La Loteria and more. Alcoholic beverages will be for sale.
Bountiful Baskets returns to Williams
Bountiful Baskets vegetable and fruit co-op has returned to Williams. The next pickup day is April 28. The co-op distributes produce baskets, organic produce baskets, artisan bread and other add-ons every other week through local volunteers. Contributions (money)for the baskets are due between noon on Mondays and 10 p.m. on Tuesdays for Saturday pickup. Baskets can be picked up at Pine Mountain Plaza 7-7:45 a.m. every other Saturday. Volunteers are needed for deliveries and distribution at 6 a.m. Anyone wishing to participate can go to Bountifulbaskets.org to order. Participation is open to anyone in the Williams, Parks, Seligman and Ash Fork areas.
Community Blood Drive May 1
Williams High School is hosting a Community Blood drive May 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. United Blood Services will be at the school. More information is available at (877)827-4376 or visit BloodHero.com.
Lions Club Community Birthday calendar ready for printing
The Williams Lions Club is preparing to send the 2018-2019 Community Birthday Calendar to the printer. More information about questions, additions, corrections or deletions to the 51st issue of this Williams tradition is available by contacting your favorite Lions Club member or calendar chair Denis Kirkley at (928) 814-2166. New customers are also welcome to have their family’s birthdays and anniversaries listed. Calendars will be sold for $10 each and will be available in June.
Historic Yellow House Garden Sale and Home Tour May 26
The annual Historic Yellow House Garden Sale and Home Tour is May 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale and tour includes garden decor, local art work, baked goods, canned goods, vintage finds, homemade granola and more. There will also be a cinnamon roll fundraiser for the Williams Fire Department. The home is located at 6th St. and Grant Ave.
Save-MTR Balls for Dogs Tournament May 19
A two person scramble, $75 per person, which includes fees, closest to pin, lunch and a chance for $10,000 hole in one takes place May 19. Sponsorships are available for $100, your requested saying or business will be advertised. Please join this fundraiser as a player or sponsor. Save-MTR said they need all the support they can get as they are now raising funds to make the necessary improvements on the land they have leased form the city. Improvements need to be made before construction of the dog rescue shelter can begin. More information is available from Robynn at (928) 635-4726 or Brandi at firstname.lastname@example.org for early registration.
Kiwanis arts and craft fair May 18-20
Kiwanis Gateway to the Grand Canyon Arts and Crafts Fair takes place May 18-20 at the Williams Rodeo Barn. The club is asking for vendors for who would like to participate. The fair is a fundraising effort by the Kiwanis club to sponsor activities for the youth of Williams. More information is available from the Kiwanis Club of Williams at (928) 635-9028.
Williams Youth Football
Registration is now open for Williams Youth Bengals and Tigers football.
Williams AYSO soccer registration open
Williams youth ages four to 18 are encouraged to sign up for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) season that runs from June 17 to early August 26. Registration is currently open and will close May 15.
Registration is $85. The cost includes a uniform shirt, shorts and socks. Those interested can register at www.flagsoccer.org and need to sign up for the Flagstaff/Williams Region.
Armando Padilla is hosting Folklorico dance classes every Tuesday and Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Williams Rodeo Barn.
Rec Center movie nights
The Rec Center hosts a movie night every Wednesday at 6 p.m.
A new pickleball program is taking place every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Williams Elementary-Middle School gym.
Williams Food Pantry changes hours
The Williams Food Pantry has changed its hours. It will now be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The food pantry is located at 125 S. Third St., at the corner of Grant Avenue and Third Street. More information is available at (928) 255-9039 or on Facebook.
High school and adult basketball
The city of Williams has pick-up basketball March 7 and 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Williams Elementary-Middle School gym.
The city of Williams hosts open gym March 22 and 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Williams Elementary-Middle School gym.
Rec Center and Skate Park hours
The Rec Center is open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Skate Park is open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tues. through Sat.
WUSD Governing Board meetings
The public is invited to attend Williams Unified School District Governing Board meetings on second and fourth Wednesdays each month. Meetings are at Williams High School culinary room at 6 p.m. See WUSD2.org for meeting agendas.
Williams City Council Meetings
The public is invited to attend the Williams City Council meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Meetings are at the City Hall council chambers at 7 p.m.
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