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Community calendar: week of Feb. 20

Free tax preparation through April 10

The AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance at Williams Senior Center every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 10. It is open to taxpayers of all ages. A social security card, photo ID and income documents are needed. Call (928) 919-9277 for an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted too.

14th annual Young Life Steak Dinner and Auction March 3

Young Life Williams will host its 14th annual Steak Dinner and Auction beginning at 4 p.m. March 3 at Lost Canyon, 1450 S. Perkinsville Road. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 9 and under and free for children under 3. Tickets may be purchased online at and online bidding will be available. More information is available from Christina Thibault at (720) 938-3689 or

National Weather Service looking for spotters

The National Weather Service Bellemont is providing free monsoon storm spotter training sessions this spring.

Anyone interested in either attending a training session or helping to organize a spotter training session (60-90 minutes long) in the April-June time frame is encouraged to contact Tony Merriman (928) 556-9161 x 223.

Kids crafting class Feb. 23 at Old Trails

Williams Alliance for the Arts will host its monthly kid's crafting class from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Old Trails True Value. Children aged 4-12 are welcome. To reserve a seat, contact Old Trails at (928) 635-2591. The classes are free and open to the community.

Adult art class Feb. 27 at Senior Center

Williams Alliance for the Arts will host its monthly adult art class from 10 a.m. to noon. Feb. 27 at the Williams Senior Center. everyone is welcome. To reserve a seat, contact Bonnie Dent at (928) 635-2090. The classes are free and open to the community.

Youth Art Month in March at The Gallery

March is National Youth Art Month. The Gallery in Williams will host an exhibition of art created by local young artists. Young artists may submit original artwork in any medium for the exhibit. The show runs through March, with a reception hosted by Williams Alliance for the Arts on Saturday evening, March 9 from 5-7pm. Young artists or their parents are invited to pick up an application at The Gallery in Williams (145 W. Route 66) or at their school. Home school students are also encouraged to apply. Artwork will be for sale if the artist wishes, with 100% of the proceeds going to the young artist. Information available by calling Kris Williams at 928 351-7665.

Northern Arizona Hospice seeks volunteers

Northern Arizona Hospice is looking for volunteers. Free volunteer training is available. Classes start Feb. 25. More information about volunteering and Northern Arizona Hospice is available at (928) 779-9795.

St. Johns Bingo Feb. 26

St. Johns Episcopal-Lutheran Church will host Bingo Feb. 26 at Walker Hall, 202 W. Grant Street in Williams. Doors open at 4:30 p.m with the first game starting at 5:30. You must be 18 and older to enter the hall.

SAVE-MTR invites public to meeting

SAVE-Meant to Rescue dog organization invites the public to join its meeting the first Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. at Walker Hall. Please come and help brainstorm to get the facility done.

Food preservation 101

An introduction to preserving food class will be held March 16 from noon-4p.m. at the Williams Senior Center. The class costs $20 and is inteded for those interested in learning to preserve food with an emphasis on canning in a water bath and pressure canners. Please call Beth to register at (928) 679-5762, space is limited.

Multi-level fitness class

Classes are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Forest Service Building, 800 S. 6th Street. More information is available from Georgeanna at (928) 310-6153.

Young Life meets Fridays

Young Life meets on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at 604 Brookline Loop. The WYLDLIFE program for middle school students meets Fridays at 6 p.m. More information is available from Christina at (720) 938-3689 or Alli at (310) 480-2570.

Heating assistance available

The Williams Salvation Army is available for assistance with emergency heating needs. Anyone seeking help can stop at Hope for the World at 117 West Route 66 Suite 125 in Williams. on Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon.

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