The Williams Kiwanis Swap Meet is open every weekend through October. The Kiwanis Club invites all vendors to participate, including antiques and arts and crafts vendors. The club also welcomes church fundraisers and garage sales at the meet. Vendor spots are $10 per day or $25 for the weekend. The swap meet takes place on West Route 66 at the west end of town. All proceeds benefit the Williams Kiwanis Student Scholarship Fund. More information is available at (928) 635-4393.
Junipine Fire Department open house and potluck
The Annual Junipine Fire Department Auxiliary open house and potluck will be July 20 from 1-4 p.m. at the fire station, 7422 N. Ponderosa.
Representatives from the sheriff's office, animal management and the supervisor's office will attend. This is the time for residents to meet neighbors and ask questions.
No fire department business will take place at this social event.
Participants can learn about the animals, plants and recreation areas in the Kaibab National Forest in this fun game. The programs meet in the campground amphitheaters. Program dates, times and locations include:
Friday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Dogtown Lake Campground,
Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at White Horse Lake Campground,
Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Kaibab Lake Campground.
The Public Lands Interpretive Association/Southwest Recreation presents the programs in partnership with Kaibab National Forest.
More information is available at (928) 635-4707.
Junipine garage sale Aug 16-17
The annual auxiliary garage sale will take place Aug. 16-17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire station, 7422 N. Ponderosa.
Anyone wishing to donate items for sale may call (928) 635-1010.
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 attend 8-10 meetings per year and participate in fundraising activities. Grant writing skills are also helpful.
Those interested in helping return the pool to full-time operation may contact Dulay at email@example.com or Edie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOPS Chapter 0541 meets on Thursdays
TOPS Chapter 0541 meets 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.
Chamber mixer Friday at Best Western Plus Inn
The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will put on a mixer June 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit the Greater Williams Community Fund. Appetizers and raffle prizes will be available. The mixer will take place at the Best Western Plus Inn of Williams, at 2600 W. Route 66. More information is available from the Chamber at (928) 635-0273.
Kids summer golf begins July 13
Elephant Rocks Golf Course is putting on a junior development golf program for kids ages 6-17. Students will meet Saturdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. starting July 13. The program will cover rules and etiquette, short game and putting, and the full swing. The five-week program costs $50. Junior golf clubs will be available. Sign up is available by emailing Scott Little at email@example.com. Parents should provide the child's name, parent's name, phone number, email address and if the child will need to borrow clubs.
Community Fourth of July event in the works
One of the largest parades in northern Arizona begins at 11 a.m. on Route 66. This year's theme is "Family Fun on the Fourth." Kids can decorate their bikes and ride in the kids' parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. Organizers encourage parents to ride with their children.
After the parade a community barbecue with games, live music and more will take place in the Williams Visitors Center parking lot.
More information is available from Carol Glassburn at (928) 635-4503.
Ice cream social July 4
The 40th annual Fourth of July Ice Cream Social will take place in front of the Methodist Church, starting at 1 p.m. at the corner of second Street and Sherman Avenue.
Community United Methodist Church started serving homemade ice cream to the Williams Community in 1973.
Church members will serve ice cream rain or shine.
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. The auxiliary welcomes current members of another post to transfer. New members must have served in a foreign war or qualify through eligible family members. The post meets every second Thursday of the month at 117 W. Route 66, Suite 190 in Williams.
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. Donations to purchase music are welcome. Joining the choir is free. More information is available from Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.
Youth football registration now open
Williams Youth Football registration for the 2013 Football/Cheer Season is now open.
Tigers football, 5-8 years old is $95. Bengals football, 9-11 years old is $105. Cheer teams, 5-8 years old and 9-11 years old is $75.
Practice starts Aug. 5 and the season ends by November.
Space is limited.
More information is available from Darcie Jensen at (928) 699-6267, Jennifer Carter at (928) 853-7646, Travis Grantham at (928) 890-7537 or Erica Ocampo at (707) 472-7396.
Gallery Partners with GWCF
The Gallery in Williams is supporting the Greater Williams Community Fund by offering an on-going raffle for art donated by gallery artists. Every six weeks the gallery will sponsor a drawing and then offer a new raffle.
Carla Perkins donated the current piece. She is one of only a few glass bead weavers in the U.S. Perkins creates fine art as framed mini rugs, lanyards, hatbands, bracelets and key rings. Using extremely small glass beads, she works on a small loom to make a product that is supple and beautiful. Perkins has donated a lanyard for this raffle which will end June 30. Tickets are $2 each or six for $10 and are available at The Gallery in Williams, 145 W. Route 66.
Senior Center needs thrift shop volunteers
The Bill Williams Senior Center needs volunteers to work at the thrift shop one or two days a week.
The work hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Senior Center provides lunch.
Anyone interested in volunteering can call Lydia at (928) 635-2204 and leave a message.
12th annual Fourth of July prayer to take place in Visitor Center parking lot
The 12th Annual Fourth Of July Prayer takes place July 4 at 8 a.m. at the parking lot of the Visitor Center at the stage area.
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. Any cancer patient in need of transportation to treatment or anyone who wants to volunteer may call (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.
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.
Community garden plots available
The St. John's Inspirations Community Garden has garden plots available for community use this growing season. Participation is open to all community members. St. John's provides the plots and water for free. More information is available from Karen at (928) 635-2275 or Reverend Ann Johnson at (928) 556-8656.
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. Dog owners must renew licenses annually and are good through Dec. 31. Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and alteration.
Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for volunteers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff 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.
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. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.