Elk Horn Trading and Sporting Goods, 428 W. Route 66, is sponsoring an archery big buck contest. The contest ends Dec. 31.
All junior deer hunters that enter will receive a free pocket knife. First buck checked in on either hunt wins a buck-skinning knife. More information is available at (928) 635-5326.
Lions Club meetings open to all
The Williams Lions Club meets at 6:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lounge inside Denny's. Everyone is welcome.
Shooting range open Saturdays
The Williams Sportsman's Club (WSC) will have the city shooting range open for members shooting and target practice Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as staffing and weather allows. The club's website, www.williamssportsmansclub.org, lists of closures, weekday openings, extended hours and special events. A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present to coordinate activities. Shooters should check in with the RSO upon arrival. Targets are available at the range for a small donation, or bring your own. Membership forms are available on the website. Those who are interested may call the membership director, Vicki Andros, at (928) 635-1420.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff (BBBSF) is looking for businesses that have a passion for community service. BBBSF needs adult volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters to elementary school children and with area businesses behind this concept. More information is available from Christina Boyd at (928) 774-0649.
TOPS meets every Wednesday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets at 9:30 a.m. each Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Ave. Everyone is welcome. More information is available at (928) 699-2122.
Thrift shop has a drop off box
The Bill Williams Senior Thrift Shop has a drop off box. It is the red box at the northwest corner of the parking lot.
All donations are greatly appreciated. However, large televisions, furniture, mattresses or kitchen appliances cannot be sold. Items donated should be serviceable.
The drop off is always open for donations. During store hours, items may be left at the store. Store hours are 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. weekdays excluding holidays.
American Legion Ladies Auxillary host visit from Santa
The American Legion Ladies Auxillary Unit 13 in Williams will host a Christmas community Santa Claus 'meet and greet' Dec. 22 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the American Legion Cordova Post No. 13, 425 W. Grand Ave. in Williams. Goodies and crafts will be available for kids. More information is available from Marystella Riojas at (928) 856-1888.
Groomathon at Canyon Pets Dec. 22
Canyon Pets offers a groomathon Dec. 22 at 233 E. Rodeo Road. All proceeds will benefit the Williams Salvation Army. More information is available at (928) 635-4000.
Curly the Bear fundraiser
Kiwanians will give Curly the Bear stuffed animals to children at the Kiwanis Community Dinner in December. Each bear requires a $20 donation. Kiwanis is looking for 200 donations. Information on making a donation is available from Virginia Quinn at (928) 635-0677 or Carol Glassburn at (928) 635-4503.
Salvation Army seeks bell-ringing volunteers
The Salvation Army's rental, energy, and stranded traveler programs are now available at two locations. Information on rental or heat assistance is available from Pat McShane at (928) 221-3577. If travelers need assistance, police station dispatchers will help.
The Salvation Army is still planning for the Christmas bell-ringing season. The Williams branch needs a volunteer to run the bell-ringing program as well as bell ringers. A shift is generally two hours. Dressing for the weather is important. Information on volunteering is available from Terri or Sara at (928) 635-4461.
Folklorico dancing open to community
Folklorico dance classes are open to all. The class meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Williams Rodeo Barn. All community members are welcome to attend. More information is available from Armando Padilla at (928) 380-4637.
Choir, band seeks members
The Northern Arizona Choir and Symphonic Band is seeking members. Residents of Ash Fork, Seligman and Williams can join. The choir/band is open to those in grades first through 12th. Donations to purchase music are welcome. Joining the choir is free. More information is available from Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.
Recreation department offers free activities
The Williams Recreation Center offers three free recreational opportunities. Basketball for high school age students and adults takes place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Williams-Elementary Middle School (WEMS) gym. Adults can match their skills against their high school age family members for a challenging night of basketball.
Family game and craft hour takes place Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Williams Rec Center, 300 W. Railroad Ave. The recreation center offers supervised games, craft supplies and fun free of charge.
Open Gym for eighth grade students and younger featuring basketball, dodgeball and volleyball takes place Friday nights from 6-9 p.m. at the WEMS gym.
The city of Williams Recreation Center sponsores the programs with financial assistance from the Williams Unified School District through the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention Grant.
Dancing Divas practice Friday
The Dancing Divas meet each Friday from 9-10 a.m. at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.
This free dance group gets together to learn various types of dance such as western, jazz, ethnic and tap. The group's goal is to perform for various community organizations.
More information is available from Barb Brydenthal at (928) 310-4459.