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7/15/2014 11:00:00 AM
Around Williams: week of July 16
Williams-Grand Canyon News


Blood drive July 22-23

The Save our Summer Williams Community Blood and Food Drive takes place July 22 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bloodmobile in the Safeway parking lot.

All donors will receive a United Blood Services T-shirt.

In addition, all who donate blood in July and August are automatically entered to win a 2014 Passat S donated by the Valley Volkswagon Dealers.

More information is available from Denise Heiss at (928) 635-4474 or by visiting www.BloodHero.com (sponsor code WilliamsHS).

Williams Chamber mixer Friday

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on a membership networking mixer July 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Allstate Insurance 4 C'Sons Agency at 116 S. First St. The mixer will benefit the back to school supply drive. Donations such as pencils, paper, pocket folders, spiral notebooks and backpacks will help the children of the community have a good start in the new school year. The mixer will include appetizers and raffle prizes. More information is available at (928) 635-0273.

Market at Open Studios Saturday

A Saturday Market on the Open Studio's porch takes place Saturday. The Open studios are located at 106 South 9th St. behind Family Dollar. The market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Homemade breads, sweets, jams, pickles, Arizona pecans, fresh produce, art work, crafts and more will be available.

SAVE-MTR Community Yard Sale Aug. 1-2

SAVE - Meant to Rescue's annual Community Yard Sale will take place on Aug. 1-2 at the Rodeo Barn from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Organizers appreciate donations and people may drop them off on July 31 at the Rodeo Barn from noon until 6 p.m.

More information is available from Lupe Sapp at (928) 635-1905 or Robynn Eckel at (928) 635-4726.

Campground programs available throughout July

The Public Lands Interpretive Association will present four programs this coming week. The first program takes place on Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at the Williams-Kaibab National Forest Visitor Center, 200 W. Railroad Ave. This family program will feature nature activities.

The second program will take place Saturday July 19 at Kaibab Lake Campground amphitheater. Called Wildlife Story Time, participants will get to join Zack in drawing colorful stories about the forest and wildlife. This program repeats on Saturday July 19 at 7 p.m. at White Horse Lake Campground.

The third program at Kaibab Lake Campground is the Wild Kaibab and takes place on Saturday July 19 at 7 p.m. Nine of the 10 Arizona "big game" mammals can be found on the Kaibab National Forest. What is it about the Kaibab that enables all of these different animals to live here. Find out from Earl Bassett.

The fourth program will be a Nature Walk on Saturday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at Dogtown Lake Campground. Take a leisurely walk with Earl Bassett through the forest and discover the diversity of plant and animal life that the Kaibab offers.

The fourth program on Tuesday, July 22 at 10 a.m. is a talk on Natural History at Kaibab National Forest Visitor Center.

Attendees should meet at the campground amphitheaters, bring water, wear appropriate footwear, and be prepared for all weather.

More information about both programs is available by calling Deb Noel at the Kaibab National Forest Visitor Center at (928) 635-4707 or (928) 635-9192.

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.

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.

Kiwanis market open

Kiwanis Club's Route 66 Market Place is now open for the summer. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday there will be spaces available to setup to sell your wares. More information is available from Bud at (928) 635 4393.

New cancer support group

A new cancer support group meets the first Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Williams Health Care Center, 301 S. Seventh St. More information is available from Dianne Pender at (928) 607-0471 or dpender@tabletoptelephone.com.

Williams Lions Club birthday calendars are here

The 47th issue of the Williams Lions Club community birthday calendar is here. More information about getting a calendar is available by contacting any Lions Club member or calendar Chair Denis Kirkley at 635-9366.

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.

Saloon Row ghost tours back in Williams

Saloon Row Ghost Tours' grand reopening takes place the Fourth of July weekend with Roscoe McBride, "undertaker" of Williams.

Daylight ghost tours take place in the same place as the nighttime ghost tours but are not as scary and are great for history buffs and the little ones.

More information about tours is available by contacting Roscoe McBride at (877) 573-6776.

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 Wild West Junction. Everyone is welcome.


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