4/2/2013 9:12:00 AM Around Williams: Week of April 3
W.A.A.G clinic April 6
The Williams Animal Action Group will put on its 28th annual Pet Vaccination Clinic April 6 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Rodeo Barn.
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. The post meets every second Thursday of the month at 117 W. Route 66, Suite 190 in Williams. More information is available from Rose Yaw at (928) 635-4475.
Salvation Army offers assistance
The Salvation Army provides rent and utility assistance to residents of Williams, Valle, Ash Fork and Seligman on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Walker Hall (202 W. Grant Ave., Williams). Those wanting rental assistance need identification and a copy of their rental agreement and, if applicable, eviction notice. For utility assistance residents need identification and a copy of a bill and/or shut off notice. Appointments are available by calling Pat McShane at (928) 221-3577.
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.
FooteWork collecting non-perishable food items
FooteWork Auto License and Title Service, 820 W. Route 66, is offering a 10 percent discount on basic service fees when customers donate three non-perishable food items for the Williams Food Bank. More information is available at (928) 635-2006.
Book club forming
Anyone who wants to form a book-review club may call Chris at (510) 865-9137. The meeting could take place at Cafe 326 at 326 Route 66.
Williams School District offering disability screening
Williams Unified School District No. 2 will offer comprehensive special education screenings to eligible children ages 3 to 21 years old who have a suspected disability.
All referrals are considered confidential, and the school district provides services at no cost. The parent, legal guardian or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and they are provided with other procedural safeguards under federal law.
Public school services include screening in the areas of suspected disabilities, such as vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language, cognitive academic and/or social emotional development.
Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities, including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or hearing problems, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, autism/pervasive development disorders, health impairments, developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries.
A free appropriate public education with a full continuum of services is available for eligible children with disabilities. More information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures is available from Lisa McFerren at (928) 635-4428 ext. 316.
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. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.
TOPS Chapter 0541 meeting on Thursday starting tomorrow
TOPS Chapter 0541 will move its meetings to Thursdays starting April 4.
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
Williams Chamber of Commerce membership meeting April 17
The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on its annual membership meeting April 17 at the newly renovated Grand Depot Café-Gateway Room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event features appetizers, beverages and a "no host" bar.
The evening's agenda will include guest speakers, raffles and information on what the Chamber has accomplished over the past year. Chamber officials will also recognize and present gifts of appreciation to members, and will ask for comments on how to better serve Williams businesses.
The Chamber invites members to bring a prospective Chamber member to the event to be eligible to win a raffle prize.
Chamber officials request that mambers RSVP by April 10 at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (928) 635-0273 ext. 203.
Williams High School Career Expo April 10
The Williams High School business class is organizing a Career Expo April 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 in the gym. More businesses are needed to participate. More information is available by calling the high school at (928) 635-4474 and asking about the Career Expo.
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.
Barbecued ribs Friday
A barbecued ribs and chicken dinner is available Friday at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church Hall located on the corner of Ninth Street and Grant Avenue. Dinner includes barbecued ribs, chicken, cowboy beans, cole slaw and dessert for $5.
More information is available from Helen Gorney at (928) 635-4387.
Kiwanis still collecting coats
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. 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.
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 starting Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31. Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and alteration. The cost for altered dogs is $5 if purchased before March 31 and $10 if purchased between April 1 and Dec. 31. The cost for unaltered dogs is $25.
Lions Club looking for calendar submissions
The Williams Lions Club is preparing to send its 2013-14 Community Birthday Calendar to the printer. Those with additions, corrections or deletions may contact any Lions Club member or Denis Kirkley at (928) 635-9366. The Lions Club welcomes new birthday and anniversary listings. Calendars are $7 and will be available in June
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.
Free rides 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 that wants to volunteer should call (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.
Choir open to area residents
The Northern Arizona Choir is seeking members. Residents of Ash Fork, Seligman and Williams can join. The choir 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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you
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.