Community calendar: week of January 24
Kiwanis Art and Craft Fair call for vendors
Kiwanis Art and Craft Fair takes place May 18-20 at the Williams Rodeo Barn. The club is sending out a call for vendors for anyone wanting to participate in this year's event. The annual art and craft fair is a major fundraising effort by the Kiwanis Club and helps to sponsor activities for youth in Williams. More information is available from Judith at P.O. Box 414 Williams, Arizona 86046 or (928) 635-9028.
City council meets Jan. 25
The next Williams City Council meeting is Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The council regularly meets the second and fourth Thursday each month. The public is invited to attend.
WUSD governing board meets Jan. 24
The next Williams Unified School District governing board meeting is Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Williams High School cafeteria. The board regularly meets the second and fourth Thursday each month. The public is invited to attend.
Little League early registration now open
Williams Little League is accepting applications for the spring baseball and softball season. Registration is $60 per player. There is a $5 sibling discount. Registration can be completed online at williamslittleleague.com. More information is available by calling Cindy Sutton at (928) 635-5272.
Williams High School booster club seeking members
Williams High School and Williams Elementary -Middle school booster clubs are asking for the public's support. Booster clubs support the schools extracurricular activities, athletic activities, teams, students and athletes. Member fees are: $25/per individual, $15/WUSD employee and $10/student. Everyone who joins gets a booster club T-shirt. More information is available from Williamsboosters@gmail.com
Adult art workshop Jan. 22
Williams Alliance for the Arts is hosting a free adult art workshop at St. Agnes Apartments Jan. 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The project is hand-crafted cards.
A new pickleball program is taking place every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Williams Elementary-Middle School gym.
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..
High school and adult basketball
The city of Williams has pick-up basketball every Wednesdsay from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Williams Elementary-Middle School gym.
Youth and family open gym
The city of Williams hosts open gym Jan. 18 and 25 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.
The Williams VFW post hosts bingo Jan. 25 at St. John's Episcopal Church at Walker Hall, 202 W Grant. Doors open at 4:30 p.m and games start at 5:30 p.m. Participants must be 18 years or older.
Dancing Divas, a free Tap Dancing class, will start up again in February on Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. at the
Williams Senior Center. The group invites individuals to learn a variety of dance steps including tap, jazz and western. All music is set tunes of yesteryears. More information is availble from Barb at (928) 310-4459
Free tax assistance through April
United Way of Northern Arizona’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is offering free tax assisstance to Williams residents.
The first session takes place Jan. 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Williams. The second session takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the same location. The third session is March 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the last session takes place April 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Those in need assistance need to bring a social security card for everyone listed on the tax return. They also need to bring direct deposit (bank) information, picture identification, social security cards for all household members, proof of income such as W2s and 1099 forms.