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Around Williams: week of Nov. 6
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Chamber mixer Nov. 15

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on a membership networking mixer Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Williams Food Bank, 200 S. Ninth St. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to the mixer to benefit the Williams Food Bank. The event will include appetizers and raffle prizes. More information is available from the Chamber at (928) 635-0273.

Turkey shoot scheduled for Saturday

The Williams Sportsman's Club is putting on a turkey shoot fundraiser on Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Williams Shooting Range (on Highway 64 just north of the I-40 overpass, turn left at the sign).

Williams Needs an Angel collecting towels

Williams Needs an Angel is collecting used towels for the Williams High School athletic department. Students need towels for swimming at the Williams Aquatic Center, showering after games, and the hiking club. "This is just an easy way for everybody in town to show their support for our youth," said Carol Glassburn, chairperson of the organization. More information is available from Glassburn at (928) 635-4503.

Grief support group offered

The Life After Loss grief support group will meet on the first and third Thursday of the month starting Nov. 7. The group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grant Ave.

The group is offered in six to eight week sessions throughout the year for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one under any circumstance. A Northland Hospice counselor faciliates the meetings, discussing different aspects of grief and coping techniques.

Registration is available at (928) 774-1227.

ESA seeking addresses for military boxes

The Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) group is collecting addresses for local servicemen and women. Each year the group sends boxes to the service members for the holidays. ESA members are planning to pack the boxes on Dec. 1, so addresses are needed before that date.

Since service members are transferred regularly, ESA members ask that people call even if the address has not changed.

Addresses may be provided to Dorothy Miller at (928) 635-4330 or Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

Senior Thrift Store sale every second Thursday

The Senior Center Thrift Store will have a sale every second Thursday of each month. Books are 10 cents and shoes are 25 cents to $3.

Grand Canyon Railway Job Fair Nov. 14

The Grand Canyon Railway will ponsor a job fair Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to fill current openings. The railway hopes to fill nearly 20 full-time, part-time and seasonal food and beverage positions along with other opportunities in the hotel and railway operations.

Heritage and Craft Celebration Nov. 9

St. Johns' is preparing for its first Heritage and Craft Celebration. The event takes place Saturday in Walker Hall. Mexican food, music, Folklorico dancing and holiday crafts will all be on tap. There will also be a piñata for the young people. The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the afternoon.

Those interested in being a vendor can contact Annie at (713) 323-0289.

Annual Holiday Craft Show Nov. 30

The tenth annual holiday craft fair takes place Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sultana Theater, 301 W. Route 66. More than 35 vendors will be on hand with a variety of holiday gifts available for purchase. Simply Angelic Photography will be on site to take pictures of pets, children or the entire family. Angel, the photographer, will have 4x6 and 5x7 prints available to take home.

This is a fundraiser for SAVE-Meant to Rescue Animal Facility in Williams. All proceeds from the vendors table rent and donations go to the animals.

Williams Rec Center offers free programs

Basketball for high school age students and adults takes place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Williams-Elementary Middle School (WEMS) gym. The program will go until May 14.

Open Gym for eighth grade students and younger featuring basketball, dodgeball and volleyball takes place Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. at the WEMS gym. The program will go until May 15.

Free aerobics/group fitness classes are offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the WEMS cafeteria. This program goes through May 21.

The Williams Recreation Department sponsors these activities and Williams Unified School District hosts them.

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.

Thrift shop has a drop off box

The Bill Williams Senior Thrift Shop has a drop off box. It is the red box at the northwest corner of the parking lot.

The thrift shop cannot sell large televisions, furniture, mattresses or kitchen appliances. Items donated should be serviceable.

During store hours, items may be left at the store. Store hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m. weekdays excluding holidays.

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.

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