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Community calendar: week of Nov. 10

Christmas tree permits available at Kaibab National Forest

Christmas tree permits for the Kaibab National Forest are now available to purchase online through The site lists details about designated cutting areas, maps, dates, and sizes of trees that may be cut.

Permits are limited to one per household and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out. Up to five trees may be purchased on a single permit at $15 per tree. Fourth-grade students can get a free Christmas tree through the Every Kid Outdoors Program by entering their pass ID on

Aquatic Center open house Nov. 13

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center are hosting an open house Nov. 13 from 3-7 p.m. at the Aquatic Center in Williams. The public is invited to view the pool and facilities and ask questions. Information about the "Let's get the pool open" program will be available.

SAVE-MTR fundraising enchilada sale begins

SAVE-Meant to Rescue is holding its annual enchilada sale. Anyone interested may contact Marie Johnson at (480) 205-7915 or Robynn Eckel-Smith at (928) 635-4726 to place an order. Deadline to place orders is Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. As usual, orders can be picked up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Williams Rec Center. Prices vary from $13 to $18 per dozen, chicken, cheese and onion variations available.

18th annual holiday craft show Nov. 27

More than 30 vendors will be at the World Famous Sultana Theater from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Nov. 27. Have a photo taken of your pet with family and friends. Proceeds benefit Save-MTR animal shelter. Location is 301 West Route 66 in Williams.

Valle food distribution Nov. 11, Dec. 9

St. Mary's Food Bank will be delivering food boxes for Valle residents Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. Volunteers will assist with the distribution, which takes place at the Cinder Pit located south of Valle Airport on State Route 64. Distribution takes place the second Thursday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. More information is available from Sue at (928) 899-0819.

Kiwanis has new drop off for donated coats

The Kiwanis Club of Williams Coat Drive has new drop off locations. Gently used or new coats can be dropped off at the Williams Visitor Center in downtown Williams. Used coats are cleaned by Ogden's Cleaners in Flagstaff and then distributed at the Food Pantry for those in need.

Christmas parade applications available

Applications for the annual 2021 Williams Christmas Light Parade are now available. This year's theme is "Heroic Christmas." Applications are available at the Williams-Grand Canyon News office located at 118 S. 3rd Street - ask for Connie and or the Williams Visitor Center located at 200 W. Railroad Avenue - ask for Pimi. Applications are available via email at or The deadline to enter is Nov. 11.

Open basketball

High School and adult basketball takes place at Williams High School Gym on Monday and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.

Rotary meetings

Rotarians and prospective Rotarians are invited to attend Rotary meetings and lunch the last Wednesday of each month at noon at Miss Kitty’s Steakhouse, 643 E. Route 66 in Williams.

Williams City Council meetings

The public is invited to attend Williams City Council meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays each month. Meetings are at City Hall on First Street at 7 p.m. See for meeting agendas.

Williams Unified School District Governing Board meetings

The public is invited to attend WUSD2 Governing Board meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays each month. Meetings are at Williams High School cafeteria on Seventh Street at 6 p.m. See for meeting agendas.

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