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6/17/2014 10:51:00 AM
Around Williams: week of June 18
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Williams public library summer reading program Wednesday

The summer reading program at the Williams Public Library has programs every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. for kids of all ages.

This year's theme is "Fizz Boom Read" and will feature creative interactive programming presented by the library, the Kaibab National Forest and North Country HealthCare.

This is a six-week program and each session will last about an hour.

More information is available from Andrea or Sherry at (928) 635-2663.

Chamber mixer June 20

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on a membership networking mixer June 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at South Rims Wine and Beer Garage, 514 E. Route 66. The mixer will benefit the Greater Williams Community Fund. The organization will recognize their grant award recipients at the event. The mixer will include appetizers and raffle prizes. More information is available at (928) 635-0273.

Class of '64 reunion planned

The Williams High School class of 1964 is putting on the all-school reunion on Sept. 5-7. More information is available from Janet Cothren at (928) 635-2283.

Youth Football registration open now

Williams Youth Football registration for the 2014 football/cheer season is now open.

Tigers Football, ages 5-8 is $95, Bengals Football, ages 9-11 is $105 and Cheer Teams, ages 5-8 and 9-11 are $75.

Physicals must be completed after Jan. 1. Practice starts July 28 and the season ends Oct.-Nov. 2014.

Space is limited, so register early.

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.

Registration packets are available at the Williams Elementary-Middle School office.

Interpretive programs available to community

Beginning in May, the Public Lands Interpretive Association will present two programs a month for adults at one of the Kaibab National Forest campgrounds. Both programs will take place Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m.

On the first Wednesday of the month, participants will learn about plant and animal identification, scientific illustration and botanical art, and current opportunities to get involved with citizen science projects. On the third Wednesday of the month, community members can discuss a book on nature or history, with a walk following the discussion.

The programs will meet in the campground amphitheater. Attendees should bring water, and be prepared for all types of weather.

More information about the programs is available from Deb Noel at (928) 635-4707.

New cancer support group

A new cancer support group will start meeting on the first Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Williams Health Care Center, 301 S. Seventh St. The group is open to cancer survivors, the newly diagnosed, those in treatment, caregivers or anyone who would like to encourage people dealing with any form of the disease. More information is available from Dianne Pender at (928) 607-0471 or dpender@tabletoptelephone.com.

State representative town hall meeting June 24

A town hall meeting will take place June 24 in Williams for three state congressional candidates. The meeting will take place at City Hall, 113 S. First St. Doors will open at 11:30 with the town hall running from noon to 1 p.m. with time for questions from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Participants include Republican Chester Crandell from Heber who is running for state senator in district 6, Republican Brenda Barton from Safford who is running for state representative in district 6, and Republican Bob Thorpe from Flagstaff who is running for state representative of district 6. More information is available at (928) 635-4451.

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. Targets are available at the range for a small donation. Membership forms are available on the website. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff (BBBSF) is looking for individuals that have a passion for community service. BBBSF 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.

Dental certificates available

Thanks to a grant from Delta Dental of Arizona, North Country Healthcare will sell dental certificates for an exam and x-rays (only taken if necessary) for the low price of $10 (cash only) for a limited time on June 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Country Healthcare's conference room, 301 South Seventh Street, Williams, Arizona. The certificates are available to pregnant women and children ages one to 18 who do not have health insurance. Exams will take place at the Flagstaff clinic.

T.O.P.S. meets Thursdays

T.O.P.S. Chapter #0541 Health and Wellness Group in Williams meets Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the North Country Health Care Conference Room, 301 S. Seventh St. More information is available from Patty at (928) 699-2122 or Cathy at (928) 699-7257.


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