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Community calendar: week of May 23

Youth art workshop June 8

Williams Alliance for the Arts is sponsoring a free workshop for youth to continue working on the mural that was started last year at Wild West Junction.

Students will work with professional artist George Dorado Blanco June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to draw and cut southwest stencils which will be used to airbrush paint the mural the next evening during Williams Second Saturday ArtWalk. All supplies and lunch will be provided.

This supervised activity will take place on June 8 at Williams Alliance for the Arts office at 117 W. Route 66, Suite 190 - in the back of the Canyon Vista Office building, and the evening of June 9 at Wild West Junction in downtown Williams. Reservations are required. More information is available at (928) 351-7665.

Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo June 15-17

The 40th annual Cowpuncher’s Reunion Rodeo is coming June 15-17 at the Williams Rodeo grounds. There will be performances daily at 1 p.m. There is a $5 gate admission with 10 and under free. There is a barn dance June 15 and 16 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Briana Payne Band will be playing. More information is available at (602) 510-4940.

Small business workshop May 29

There is a free small business strategy workshop May 29 at 11:30 a.m. at Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology in Flagstaff. The event is sponsored by United Way of Northern Arizona is partnering with Sustainable Ecoomic development Initiative. The address is 2225 N. Gemini Rd. in Flagstaff. Registration is at

Fuller Team Roping weekend May 26-27

Team roping begins Memorial Weekend at the Williams Rodeo grounds at 750 N. Airport Rd. There is free camping at the rodeo grounds and stalls are available for $15 per night. Books close at 9 a.m each day. More information is available from Jack or Stacie Fuller at (928) 692-8465.

Saturday market

Each Saturday through the summer vendors with homemade and homegrown goods, such as home baked breads, soaps, fresh eggs, crafts and the famous ‘ola Granola will meet in front of Our Mountain Home Gallery at 428 W. Route 66.

Fourth of July parade applications now available

The City of Williams is proud to announce applications for the 2018 Williams 4th of July Parade are now available at the Williams Visitor Center, City of Williams and via email. This year’s parade theme is “Parade of Stars.” The event will begin at 6 p.m. July 4 along Route 66. Deadline to the enter the parade is Wednesday, June 27. More information is available from Sue Bennett at the City of Williams at (928) 635-4451 ext. 209 or

Lions Club calendars now available

For over 100 years the Lions Clubs International has been serving the people of the world. This year our local Club, the Williams Lions Club, is celebrating the 51st issue of the Williams Lions Club Community Birthday Calendar. Contact any Lions Club member or calendar chair Denis Kirkley at (928) 814-2166 to get yours today. Calendars will also be available from Lion Patty Williams at Williams Wear inside Buck’s Place at 117 West Route 66. The cost is $10 each.

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.

Williams Youth Football early registration ends May 23

Registration is now open for Williams Youth Bengals and Tigers football. Cost to play is $110 until May 23, and $120 after. Anyone interested can stop by Superior Propane to register.

WFD pistol and cooler raffle June 2

The Williams Fire Department will host a pistol and cooler raffle at its 16th annual golf tournament June 2. The raffle is for a Smith & Wesson shield 9mm laser flashlight combo pistol and a Cannon 55-quart cooler. Tickets are $20 each and only 300 will be sold. All proceeds will benefit the Fire Prevention Community Development fund. Winners must pass a background check, or an alternate winner will be drawn. More information is available from Jeff Pettit at (928) 607-0869 or any WFD member.

Cremation and burial presentation June 5

Norvel Owens Mortuary will be at Bill Williams Senior Center June 5 to give a presentation on cremation and burial. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available from Mary at (928) 514-7391.

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 Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Williams Elementary-Middle School gym.

Open gym

The city of Williams hosts open gym 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. Tuesday through Saturday.

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 for meeting agendas.

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