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Community calendar: week of May 18

Artist reception at The Gallery May 21

The Gallery in Williams will hold an artist reception featuring photographer Robert Hine May 21. Hine’s photography will be on display through May and featured in the Gallery the rest of the year.

The reception takes place at The Gallery from 5-7 p.m. Visitors are invited to enjoy light refreshments and an opportunity to visit with Hine and other gallery artists. The Gallery is located at 145 W Route 66 in Williams.

Fire vs. Police May 21

Come out and support your favorite Williams firefighter or police officer May 21 at 1 p.m. at the Williams Aquatic Center. The event is a fundraiser for the aquatic center, which has been closed for several years. The event will be an epic showdown of strength and tolerance with fun games between fire and police. Food and drinks will be available along with fire and police vehicles on display for the public.

Balls for Dogs Golf Tourney May 21

The annual Balls for Dogs Golf Tourney takes place May 21 at 9 a.m. at Elephant Rocks Golf Course in Williams.

Those interested can pre-register for the tournament through email at You are also welcome to register the day of the event. All proceeds raised will go to Save MTR (Meant to Rescue) in Williams. More information or to make a donation is available from Robynn Eckel at (928) 635-4726.

Craft show May 21

A craft show will be held at the city of Williams Rec Shed May 21 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be 35 vendors and something for everyone.

Rummage Sale June 10-11

St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grant Ave. in Williams will host a rummage sale June 10 from noon to 6 p.m. and June 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will have clothing, household items, books, DVDs, etc. Anyone wanting to donate items for the sale, should bring their items to the church to Walker Hall on June 9 after 9 a.m.

Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo June 17-19

The 2022 Arizona Cowpuncher's Reunion Association Rodeo will take place June 17-19 at the Williams Rodeo Grounds.

Historic Route 66 Car Show June 10-11

The 7th Annual Williams Historic Route 66 Car Show returns to downtown Williams June 10-11.

The event includes a slow drag, burger burn, cruise the loop and car show with awards.

Registration, sponsorships, donations, maps and hotel/RV accommodations along with a schedule of events available at or by calling (928) 637-4494

Jeff Pettit Memorial Fire Prevention Golf Tournament June 4

The 21st annual fire prevention golf tournament honoring longtime firefighter Jeff Pettit will be held June 4 at 8 a.m. at Elephant Rocks Golf Course in Williams. A lunch and award ceremony will be held following the tournament.

All proceeds raised will go toward Williams Volunteer Fire Department and their support of various community programs. To register contact Jeff Dent at or (928) 814-1204.

Labor Daze event Sept. 3-4

The city of Williams Labor Daze is returning Labor Day weekend with food, vendors, beer festival, live music, fireworks and more. The event takes place Sept. 3-4 with a firework display around 9 p.m. Sept. 4. Organizers are currently seeking vendors of all kinds for the event. More information is available from the City of Williams Annual Labor Daze Event Facebook page.

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.

Advocates needed for foster children

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are needed to represent foster children in Coconino County. Providers spend 15-20 hours each month on behalf of an assigned child. They gather information for a child's case and give recommendations to a judge regarding the best interests of that child. More information can be found at (928) 226-5420.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church's Walker Hall, 202 W. Grant Avenue.

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