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1/29/2013 10:22:00 AM
Around Williams: Week of Jan. 30, 2013
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First Friday Feast on Friday at St. Joseph

St. Joseph Church will host a First Friday Fabulous $5 Feast Friday at 6 p.m. The meal will include BBQ ribs, chicken, cole slaw, cowboy beans and dessert for $5. The church is located at Ninth Street and Grant Avenue.

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.

More information is available from Barb Brydenthal at (928) 310-4459.

Kiwanis coat drive through May 1

Winter is here and the Williams Kiwanis Club is sponsoring its annual coat drive. The club especially needs children's coats. The Kiwanis Club gives the coats to the Williams Food Bank for distribution to needy families. Last year the club donated more than 400 coats. This year it has already donated 250 coats. Kiwanis started the coat drive Oct. 1 and it will continue until May 1. Ogden's Cleaners in Flagstaff cleans the coats before they are distributed. Those interested in donating may drop off coats at the Williams Recreation Center or at Williams Realty. More information is available from Bud Parenteau at (928) 635-4393.

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 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 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 sponsors the programs with financial assistance from the Williams Unified School District through the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention Grant.

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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff (BBBSF) is looking for individuals that have a passion for community service. BBBSF needs adult volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters to elementary school children. 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.

Widest buck contest ends Friday

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.

Those interested in entering can visit the Outdoor Store, corner of Route 66 and Fourth Street or Hunters Headquarters at 4401 N. Highway 89, Suite 3 in Flagstaff.

Blood drive at Williams high School today

Williams High School will sponsor a community blood drive today from 2 to 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The blood drive will take place at 440 S. Seventh St. in the band room on the west side of the building. Each donor will receive free cholesterol testing. Those interested in donating should bring a photo ID and donor card. More information is available from Denise Heiss at (928) 635-4474 or at www.bloodhero.com, sponsor code williamshs.

Free transportation for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society is offering free round-trip transportation to Flagstaff Medical Cancer Center for any patient that needs a ride to treatment. Any cancer patient in need of transportation to treatment or anyone that wants to volunteer can call (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.

Box tops needed

Box Tops for Education, a program sponsored by General Mills, remains under way locally. Collected box tops from General Mills products and Campbell's Soup labels help purchase school supplies for classrooms at the Williams Elementary-Middle School.

On General Mills products, the words "Box Tops for Education" must appear on the labels. On Campbell's Soup labels, the UPC code must be present.

Box tops and soup labels can be left for Cookie Dent at Farm Bureau Insurance, 128 W. Grant Ave., Ste. A.

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 range 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. Membership forms are available on the website. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.




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