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4/23/2013 10:13:00 AM
Around Williams: week of April 24
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Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center seek board members

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center is seeking two board members. Currently, Mike Dulay, Clare Hydock, Tom Hooker, Kris Vasquez, Bobby Patriccia, Beth Michelson and Edie Phillips serve on the board.

Board members would attend 8-10 meetings per year and participate in fundraising activities. Grant writing skills would also be helpful.

Those interested in helping return the pool to full-time operation may contact Dulay at or Edie at

End of season basketball tournament May 1

The Williams Recreation Center will play host to an adult/high school open gym end of the season basketball tournament. The single elimination tournament starts at 6 p.m. May 1 at the Williams Elementary-Middle School gym. Participants can pick their own teams and will play to 11 points. The winning team will get a prize. Players can also participate in a free raffle to win a $50 iTunes card.

City dog licenses available

Dog owners may purchase 2013 dog licenses at City Hall or the Williams Police Department. City Ordinance 6-10.10 requires that all dogs must be licensed within the city of Williams if living within city limits. Licenses must be renewed annually and are good through Dec. 31. Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and alteration. The cost for altered dogs is $10 if purchased between April 1 and Dec. 31. The cost for unaltered dogs is $25.

Meant to Rescue Spring Fling May 1

Proceeds from appointments between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1 at Amanda's Beauty Box go to SAVE Meant to Rescue. More information is available at (928) 635-3092.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary accepting new members

The Matthew James Broehm Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12128 in Williams is seeking new members for the Ladies Auxiliary. Current members of another post are welcome to transfer. New members must have served in a foreign war or qualify through eligible family members. More information is available from Rose Yaw at (928) 635-4475.

Golf tournament June 8

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center will play host to its fourth annual golf tournament June 8 at 7:30 a.m. After the golf tournament, a deep-pit beef and pork barbeque with side dishes will take place in the pavilion at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. The barbeque is open to golfers and non-golfers.

Organizers need about five people to help with setting up, serving and cleaning up from about 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Helpers will receive a free meal.

Those unable to volunteer time can help by donating desserts.

More information is available from Edie at 635-4784 or

City of Williams flushing hydrants until April 30

The city of Williams Water Department will flush fire hydrants from now until April 30 from 9 p.m.-2 p.m. Brown water may temporarily run out of faucets. City officials suggest running faucets until water runs clear. Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the city office at (928) 635-4451.

Kindergarten and Kindercamp registration

Parents can come to the Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) office and pick up a packet to register their children for kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. Parents will need to bring a copy of the student's birth certificate, current immunization record, proof of residency and $5 activity fee.

Kindercamp 2013 registration is also open. Kindercamp is designed to prepare incoming kindergarteners for school. The United Way pays for the free program, which is from June 3 to June 28. Registration must be returned to the WEMS office by May 3. Space is limited. Students must be registered for the 2013-2014 school year to attend Kindercamp.

SAVE-Meant to Rescue yard sale donations needed

The SAVE-Meant to Rescue (MTR) group is having a yard sale at the Rodeo Barn on May 18 and needs your "gently used" spring cleaning items. Those wishing to donate can drop off items at 326 Fourth St. but should call (928) 635-1571 before delivery. Those with questions can call Lupe at (928) 635-1905.

Diabetes support group information

The Williams Diabetes Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Williams Healthcare Center. The meetings are free. More information is available from Kate Cornell at (928) 221-0624.

TOPS Chapter 0541 meetings on Thursdays

TOPS Chapter 0541 is now meeting on Thursdays.

Meetings take place at the First Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Ave. at 9:30 a.m.

More information is available from Patty at (928) 699-2122

Jim Schroeder featured at The Gallery in Williams

The Gallery in Williams features the art of Jim Schroeder during April.  Schroeder paints using oil or acrylics. He limits himself to three colors plus black and white in his unique Southwestern scenes and portraits.

The Gallery is located at 145 W. Route 66. More information is available at (928) 635-3006.

Art Walk begins in May

The Williams Second Saturday Art Walk resumes in May.  The first Art Walk of the 2013 season takes place May 11, 6-9 p.m.

New this year is the Art Walk Shuttle van, which will run every evening of the Art Walk and stop at every art venue.  The Art Walk Shuttle is free to all Art Walk visitors. Williams Second Saturday Art Walks take place May through October on every second Saturday of the month.

Free rides for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society offers free round-trip transportation to Flagstaff Medical Cancer Center for any patient who needs a ride to treatment. More information is available at (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.

Folklorico dancing open to community

Folklorico dance classes meet from 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. Joining the choir is free. More information is available from Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.

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