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Community calendar: week of May 30

Up with People Junior Camp accepting applications

Up with People Junior, a performing arts summer camp program for children ages 8-12, is coming to Flagstaff in 2018. The one-week, coed, day camp affiliated with the Museum of Northern Arizona will run July 16-20 at MNA’s Discovery Center (3101 N. Fort Valley Rd.) The Kiwanis Club of Williams is sponsoring two children from Williams to attend the camp for free. Transportation can be arranged. More information is available from Maya Caldwell, student services director at Williams Elementary-Middle School for a scholarship application. More information about Up with People Jr., is available from Site Director Michelle Galloway at or online at To register visit

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. 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.

Fourth of July parade applications available

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 June 27. More information is available from Sue Bennett at the city of Williams at (928) 635-4451 ext. 209 or

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.

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.

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.

Williams monthly Star Party June 22

Members of the Coconino Astronomical Society, in conjunction with the city of Williams, will host a Star Party from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Glassburn Park, in Williams. The party takes place in the natural area west of Rod’s Steakhouse parking lot. Several large telescopes will be on hand to view the moon, planets and other celestial objects.

Cremation and burial Seminar 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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