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10/23/2012 11:38:00 AM
Around Williams: Week of Oct. 24, 2012
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Heritage Elementary Harvest Fest Oct. 26

Heritage Elementary School, one of Glendale's fastest-growing charter school systems, is hosting a Harvest Fest Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will feature free food and carnival games in designated classrooms for families. The event will take place on the Heritage campus and is open to the public to provide fun before the weekend and celebrate the wonderful Fall season.

Curley the Bear fundraiser

Curley the Bear stuffed animals will be given to children at the Kiwanis Community Dinner in December. Each bear requires a $20 donation. Kiwanis is looking for 200 donations. Contact Virginia Quinn at (928) 635-0677 or Carol Glassburn at (928) 635-4503 to make a donation.

Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 17

A holiday craft fair takes place Nov. 17 at St. Josephs Church Hall, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To reserve a table contact Helen Gorney at (928) 635-4387.

Barbecue is back

Rich Gorney's famous barbecue ribs and chicken with all the trimmings and dessert will be served again this year Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at St. Josephs Church Hall. Dinners are $5 per person. Children 12-years-old and under eat free.

Salvation Army seeks bell-ringing volunteers

The Salvation Army's rental, energy, and stranded traveler programs are now available at two locations. For rental or heat assistance, call Pat McShane at (928) 221-3577. If travelers need assistance, they can stop by the police station where one of the 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. Dress for the weather. To volunteer, call Terri or Sara at (928) 635-4461.

Junipine Fire planning fall festival

The Junipine Fire Department Auxiliary hosts their annual Fall Festival at the Junipine Fire Station at 7422 N Ponderosa Ave. 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31. There will be a hayride, games, prizes, refreshments and a pinata. After the festivities, the raffle drawing for the Savage Axis 30.06 will take place. For more information, contact Judith Maeda at 635-9028.

Heritage Elementary Harvest Fest Oct. 26

Heritage Elementary School, one of Glendale's fastest-growing charter school systems, is hosting a Harvest Fest Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will feature free food and carnival games in designated classrooms for families. The event will take place on the Heritage campus and is open to the public to provide fun before the weekend and celebrate the wonderful Fall season.

Toastmasters meet Nov. 7

The Route 66 Toastmasters of Williams meets the first and third Wednesday of the month from 5-6:30 p.m. at Grand Canyon Coffee and Café, 125 W. Route 66. Toastmasters will meet Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. For more information, call (928) 224-2977 or visit http://2616935.toastmastersclubs.org.

Choir, band seeks members

The Northern Arizona Choir and Symphonic Band is seeking members. Residents of Ash Fork, Seligman and Williams are encouraged to join. The choir/band is open to those in grades first through 12th. Donations to purchase music are welcome. Joining the choir is free. For more information, contact Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.

Adult education classes available

GED preparation classes are offered at the Coconino Community College Williams Campus with new student registration weekly. Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is between $20 and $60 per year based on annual income and family size.

For more information, contact Karla at 635-1325 on Wednesdays or drop by during normal class hours. Additional info can be found at www.coconino.edu/adulted. The campus is located at 636 S. Seventh St. just south of Williams High School.

Recreation department offers free activities

Two free recreational opportunities are available. Basketball for high school age and adults is offered 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Williams High School gym, 440 S. Seventh St. Adults are invited to match their skills against their high school age family members for a challenging night of basketball. A high skill level is required.

Enjoy an hour of quality time with the entire family during family game and craft hour each Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Williams Rec Center, 300 W. Railroad Ave. Supervised games, craft supplies and fun are offered free of charge.

Both programs are sponsored by the city of Williams Recreation Center with funding from the Williams Unified School District through the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention Grant.

Rain barrels available now

Rain barrels are now on sale and available for pick up at Williams Mountain Nursery. They are 50 gallon Rain Barrels with spigot. Get ready for the monsoon season.

Tee sponsorships available at Elephant Rocks

The Elephant Rocks Golf Committee wants to make improvements to the level of the golfing experience year upon years. Being a municipal golf course does however, put budgetary restrictions upon these improvements. While the quality of the playing conditions has never been better, it is those other improvements to the facilities that have suffered.

Big buck contests open to all

Elk Horn Trading and Sporting Goods, 428 W. Route 66, is holding an archery and rifle big buck contest. The rifle contest ends Nov. 22 and archery Dec. 31.

All junior deer hunters that enter will receive a free pocketknife. First buck checked in on either hunt wins a buck-skinning knife. For more information, call (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.

Widest buck contest features Diamond bow

The hunter to score the widest buck (outside to outside) will win a new Diamond bow. The Big Buck Contest and Raffle is open to all units south of Grand Canyon.

Entry number also gives contestants a chance to win a Remington 870 Express Super Mag. The entry fee is $15. The contest ends on Jan. 31. The drawing is Feb. 2 at Hunters Headquarters.

To enter, visit The Outdoor Store, corner of Route 66 and Fourth Street or Hunters H

Event to honor community educators Nov. 1

Shepherd's Ambassadors is planning an event to honor community educators. The events will take place Nov. 1 at Young Life, Lost Canyon auditorium from 5-6:30 p.m. A half hour appetizer buffet for teachers, administrators and guests begins at 5 p.m. All community members are welcome to attend.


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