The annual Community Back to School Resource Fair and Health/Safety Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 3 at Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS), 601 N. Seventh St.
All school age kids living in the greater Williams area are welcome to attend with a parent or adult. Kids will receive free backpacks and school supplies and learn about Williams' family resources. The Coconino County Public Health Services District will be available for immunizations.
Event sponsors include the Greater Williams Community Fund Grant through the Arizona Community Foundation, WEMS Parent Teacher Student Association, Williams Unified School District Family Resource Center and McKinney-Vento, Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council, Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth and the Department of Economic Security, Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce, Williams Kiwanis, Williams Police Department and community members.
More information is available from Sandy Roe at (928) 635-4428, ext. 303 or at (928) 607-8543.
Chamber Ambassadors Mixer Aug. 9
The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will put on a networking night from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at Ponderosa Place, 2855 Burning Tree Drive. Richard and April Chase will play host to the mixer, which will benefit SAVE-Meant to Rescue. Appetizers and raffle prizes will be available. More information is available from the Chamber at (928) 635-0273.
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.
Williams Police Department to enforce school zones with help of Traffic Safety Grant
The Williams Police Department received an Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety Traffic Safety Grant.
The department will use the grant money for its Back To school Zone Enforcement Detail during the week of Aug. 12-15.
The police department will strictly enforce school zones for speed and lane violations.
This is the fourth year the department has implemented the program.
Back to school immunizations
available at Williams North Country HealthCare clinic
The Williams North Country HealthCare clinic will provide back to school immunizations August 5-9. Parents can bring in their school age children for their necessary immunizations from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary during this week.
Clinic staff will be able to look up a child's immunization records on the state database, ASIIS, to determine which immunizations the child will need based on their age and school district requirements. Additional information is available from the Williams clinic at (928) 635-4441.
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.
Free transportation for cancer patients
The American Cancer Society is offering 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.
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.
Youth football golf tourney Aug. 17
The 2013 Williams Youth Football program will put on its second annual golf tournament August 17 at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. More information about signing up or sponsoring a hole is available from Travis Grantham at (928) 890-7537, Lee Payne at (928) 607-7918, or Darcie Jensen at (928) 699-6267.
TOPS Chapter 0541 meeting on Thursday
TOPS Chapter 0541 has moved its meetings to 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
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.
WHS football practice starts Aug. 5
The Williams High School Vikings football team and the Middle School Falcons team will start practice Aug. 5. A Vikings parent/player meeting takes place July 31 in classroom 6 at the high school at 7 p.m.
Physicals are available at North Country HealthCare in Williams Aug. 2. Appointments are necessary.
The Williams Middle School Falcons will meet at 3 p.m. at the ramada for a parents meeting before the first practice. Players must have a signed physical form to practice.
Practice begins at 3:45 p.m. More information is available from coach Tad Wygal at (928) 814-2052.
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.
Junipine garage sale
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.
Community birthday calendars available
The 46th issue of the Williams Lions Club Community Birthday Calendars is ready. Calendars are available by contacting any club member or by calling Denis Kirkley at (928) 635-9366.
Williams Kiwanis Route 66 Swap Meet
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. More information is available at (928) 635-4393.
Book club forming
Anyone who wants to form a book-review club may call Chris at (510) 865-9137.