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Around Williams: week of Feb. 12
Williams-Grand Canyon News

Dancing Divas to perform Friday

The Dancing Divas will perform during lunchtime on Feb. 14 at the Williams Senior Center at 12:15 p.m. until 12:45 p.m.

There will be singing, dancing and possibly an accordion player. All are encouraged to attend.

American Legion fundraiser on Valentines Day

The American Legion is putting on a fundraiser on Valentines Day to benefit the Williams Little League. The band Half-Hitched will play at 7:30.

Chamber mixer this Friday

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on a networking mixer Feb. 14 from 5-7 p.m. Kilian McCaffrey will play host to the mixer at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 900 W. Grant Ave. The mixer will feature appetizers, raffle prizes and karaoke and will benefit St. Vincent de Paul. The event will also recognize Arizona's 102nd birthday, and organizers encourage attendees to dress in period costumes. More information is available at (928) 635-0273.

Homeschool co-op forming

Community members are forming a homeschool co-op in St. Joseph's Parish Hall. An information meeting about the program will take place Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the church, 900 W. Grant Ave. More information is available from Sylvia Andrews at (928) 380-6061.

Bingo starts in Ash Fork

The American Legion, Post 57, Ash Fork is glad to announce that bingo will resume at the American Legion Post at 47006 N. Third Street, Ash Fork. Bingo will be on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

Doors open at noon and games begin at 1 p.m. Single game sheets are $1 and packet of 10 games are $10. More information is available from the American Legion Post at (928) 637-2254.

Special needs screenings available for WUSD preschoolers

Throughout the school year, Williams Unified School District will conduct screenings for 3-5-year-old children to identify those with special needs.

Any preschooler who is having difficulty with vision, hearing, communication, coordination and movement, adaptive living skills, social skills or learning is recommended for screening.

District special education staff will further evaluate children showing significant problems in any of these areas. Determining eligibility for special education begins with the Child Find screening and may be extended to include a developmental and psycho-educational evaluation.

Parents should bring a certified copy of their child's birth certificate and immunization records to the screening. More information and appointments are available from Ms. Ford at (928) 635-4428, ext. 316.

Kiwanis seeks craft fair vendors

The Williams Kiwanis Club is seeking vendors for its first "Gateway to the Grand Canyon Arts and Crafts Fair" May 16-17.

The fair will be at the rodeo grounds on Rodeo Road. On May 16 the fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on May 17 the fair will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kiwanis will sell lunch on May 16, breakfast on May 17 and drinks and desserts on both days.

Vendors must display handmade or significantly embellished items, not commercial or food items. Kiwanis has 36 10 x 10 foot indoor vendor spaces available for $60 and unlimited outdoor spaces available for $50.

Applications are due by May 1. Those who submit applications and pay by March 1 will receive a $10 discount on the vendor fee.

This fair is a fundraiser for the Williams Kiwanis Club with all proceeds from vendor rent, food/drink sales and auction items to benefit Williams area children through scholarships and other activities.

Applications are available from Cathy at (928) 216-0316 or

Groom-a-thon Fundraiser this Friday

SMTR and Many Tails Dog Grooming are sponsoring two fundraising events on Feb. 14. SMTR is putting on its annual Valentine's Day Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Old Trails Hardware Store, 616 Airport Road. Those interested in donating baked goods to be sold may contact Lita Ebersole at (928) 635-9598.

Many Tails Pet Grooming, at 402 E. Route 66, will donate all proceeds from pet grooming appointments on Valentine's Day to SMTR's building fund. Appointments are available at (928) 635-8897. A limited number of appointments are available.

More information about SMTR is available at or

Williams High class of the 80s reunion planned

The Williams High School class of the 80s is organizing a reunion for July 2014. Organizers are looking for class representatives for 1983, 1985, 1988 and 1989. More information is available from Shawna Standal at (928) 486-7840 or Pimi Barrozo-Bennett at (928) 853-7784.

Fire Department seeks to help those without smoke alarms

The Williams Fire Department would like to help anyone that is need of a CO2 alarm, smoke alarm or fire extinguisher for residents' homes. Those who are in need may contact Williams City Hall at (928) 635-4451.

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.

TOPS Chapter 0541 now meeting at health clinic

The Williams TOPS Chapter 0541 now meets in the conference room at North Country HealthCare Clinic, 301 S. Seventh St., at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. More information is available from Patty Hukes at (928) 699-2122.

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.

Volunteers needed for financial literacy event

Local business volunteers are needed to volunteer for the "Reality Check" event at Williams High School on March 12 from noon to 3 p.m. The event explains the cost of living to high school juniors and seniors, and is sponsored by the Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry and Technology and the Coconino County Career Center.

Reality Check is a financial literacy event to help students become aware of the decisions that families make every day. The ultimate goal is for students to make realistic educational choices, which will provide for the future they anticipate for themselves and their families.

Organizers need about 36 business volunteers to help with the "booths of life." Those interested in volunteering may contact Christine Mayer at (928) 853-4703 or

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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