Tuesday, December 30, 2008

January Playgroup Schedule

Playgroup Christmas Party
January Playgroup Schedule

Friday, January 2nd- NO PLAYGROUP due to many families still traveling and older kids home from school.

Friday, January 9th- Altus Gymnastics Academy, 9:00-10:30. AGA is located on Thomas Avenue. Leaving the base through the main gate, follow Falcon Road to Thomas Avenue. It is a left immediately before “Tiny Tots” (a small second hand children’s store). AGA is an unmarked metal building on the right about two blocks after turning on Thomas. Cost is $3/one child and $5/more than one child.

Saturday, January 10th, Ladies Night Out- 8:00-10:00p.m.
Help hubby put the kids to bed and then sneak out for some girl time. We will meet at Applebee’s at 8:00. Please let me know if you plan on coming so we can reserve a table big enough.
Friday, January 16th- Base Fitness Center (Back Gym), 10:00-12:00. There is lots of room to run around. There are a few toys and blocks set up, but feel free to bring a few toys of your own.

Friday, January 23rd- Bowling at Galaxy Lanes and lunch at Galaxy Grill. 10:00-12:00. We will meet to bowl for a game at 10:00. There is a side room with toys for those too young to bowl. Games are usually about $1.50 each. Bring a lunch or order one there. Spouses are always welcome to meet for lunch as well!

Friday, January 30th- Altus Gymnastics Academy, 9:00-10:30. See info above on January 9th.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Town

The Altus Police will be putting on "Christmas Town" tonight and tomorrow night (Tuesday and Wednesday) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Christmas Town will have hundreds of lights and will take place in the little Safety Town behind Imagination Station and the museum. Santa will be there too to say hello to the kids.

And just for fun, if you haven't seen the house on Teal Circle with all the lights timed to music, it might fun to drive out and see it with your family. Grab a mug of hot chocolate and enjoy!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Reannalily Designs Zipper Class

Jen of Reanna Lily Designs is hosting another sewing class in January that you'll want to sign up for. This class is a Zipper Workshop. Here are the details:

When: Friday, January 9th or Monday, January 12th.

Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $15.00 + supplies

For more info, visit Jen's website by clicking here.

*Please note: For those who are here TDY and don't have your sewing machine with you, talk to Jen, as she may have an extra one you can use.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Altus Services Website

Click here for the Altus Services Pages with info on the New Year's Eve Family Party at the FCC, another New Year's Eve Party at Club Altus, and information on the "Biggest Loser" contest at the Fitness Center.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Quartz Mountain Resort Special

From now through the end of February, Quartz Mountain Resort is having a special where you can get a room for only $59.00 per night. If you haven't been up to Quartz Mountain latley, it's about a twenty minute drive and the scenery is beautiful for these parts.

For more information on this special and on Quartz Mountain in general, see here.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Candy Cane Cash Drawing

If you've been collecting your Candy Cane Cash Tickets from local merchants this past month, don't forget about the Candy Cane Cash Drawing this Sunday, December 14th from 3:00 to 4:30 in the Altus Downtown Square.

And if you have tickets and don't want to, feel free to give me your tickets. I'd be happy to split the winning profits. ;)

Good luck winning the $10,000 cash!!

Santa's Calling...

Santa will be making calls to children on his special secret list next week from Dec 16-18th.

To get your child on Santa's secret list, please stop by the Freedom Community Center, the Youth Center, the CDC, or Club Altus and pick up an Information sheet.

Santa will be calling from 6-7:30p.m. Dec. 16-18th.

For more info, click here.

This service is free to all base personnel in the local calling distance.

Brunch with Santa

Santa will be at the Brunch at Club Altus this Sunday, December 14th from 10:30 am -1:30 p.m.

Professional quality photos will be available free for club members and for $3.00 for non-members.

If you have not tried the Sunday Brunch at Club Altus, I highly recommend it. My husband and I joke that it is the only place in Altus to eat with a cloth napkin. :) And kids 5 and under eat free with a paying adult. Another bonus.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Due to a scheduling conflict, the Base Playgroup will NOT be held at the Base Gym this Friday, December 12th, it will be held at the McDonald's Playland from 10:00 to 12:00.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Base Housing Town Hall Meeting

There will be a Town Hall meeting for those living in Base Housing on Thursday, December 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Freedom Community Center.
Come voice your questions, comments and concerns about living in base housing.

Friday, December 5, 2008

This Weekend in Altus

Here are some of the things happening in Altus this weekend.

1) Sounds of the Season- a free concert at Western Oklahoma State College Fine Arts Auditorium. Saturday, December 6th at 7:00p.m. This concert will feature a community choir, handbells, intrumentalists and more. More info here.

2) Christmas Parade. Sunday, December 7th. 3:00 p.m. Starts at WOSC and goes down Main Street to Commerce Street. More info here.

3) Visit Santa at the Altus Plaza Mall on Saturday from 10:00-4:00. More info here.

4) Messiah Sing-a-long at First United Methodist Church. Sunday, Dec. 7th, 7:00p.m.

This are a few of the many things going on. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sandy Hills Christmas Tree Farm

If you haven't gotten your Christmas tree this year yet, let me strongly recommend going out to Sandy Hills Christmas Tree Farm to get yourself a REAL nice Christmas tree.

My family went over the weekend and had so much fun finding that "perfect" tree. My husband got to chop it down himself, which added to the fun.

Sadly, this is the last year that Sandy Hills Tree Farm will be open. Due to health problems and dry weather conditions, the owners have decided that they need to close. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this farm! They also sell homemade jam, candles, and peanut brittle if you need a gift for someone.

For directions and other info, click here.

December Playgroup Schedule


Friday, December 5th- Altus Gymnastics Academy, 9:00-10:30. AGA is located on Thomas Avenue. Leaving the base through the main gate, follow Falcon Road to Thomas Avenue. It is a left immediately before “Tiny Tots” (a small second hand children’s store). AGA is an unmarked metal building on the right about two blocks after turning on Thomas. Cost is $3/one child and $5/more than one child.

Friday, December 12th- Base Gym- 10:00-12:00. We will meet in the gym of the Base Fitness Center. There is lots of room to run around. There are a few toys and blocks set up, but feel free to bring a few toys of your own.

Friday, December 19th – Playgroup Christmas Party and Brunch. 10:00-12:00. The party will be at the Altus AFB Freedom Community Center “Cimarron Room”. Come join us for cooking decorating, story time, crafts, and possibly a visit from Santa (if he’s not scheduled to fly J.) If you are able, please bring a brunch item to share (i.e. casserole, cinnamon rolls, fruit, quiche, etc.)

Friday, December 26th- NO PLAYGROUP! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Open Houses this week

There is an open house at the Freedom Community Center on base this Thursday, Dec. 4th from 8:00a.m to 5:00p.m. Come stop by for some free samples of Starbucks Holiday drinks and cookies and treats.

Also, the Galaxy Bowlings Lanes and Grill will be having an open house this Friday night, Dec. 5th from 6:00-9:00p.m. where they will feature $.75 bowling, shoe rental, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, and fountain drinks. There will also be balloon animals and face painting with Red the Clown.

Click here for more info on these events.

Altus Christmas Parade

The 28th Annual Altus Christmas Parade will be held this Sunday afternoon, December 7th. The parade will begin at Western Oklahoma State College and will travel south down Main Street and end at Commerce Street.

The parade will begin at 3:00p.m.
The theme this year is "A Storybook Christmas".

Base Christmas Tree Lighting

This Wednesday, December 3rd, will be the Altus AFB Tree Lighting Ceremony. It will be held at the Parade Grounds at 6:30 p.m.

Afterwards, go to the Freedom Community Center, where they will be serving refreshments provided by the chapel.

Oh, and have you been downtown to enjoy the Christmas In the Park yet?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Drive safe, eat a ton, enjoy family and friends, Christmas shop, and take a few moments to count your many blessings!

There are a LOT of things going on in Altus in December, so check back often for many updates the next few weeks!

Blessings to all!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Playgroup Location Change!

Due to the cold and windy weather expected, Playgroup this Friday, November 21st, will NOT be held at the Reservoir Park. Instead it will be held at the Base Fitness Center, in the FRONT gym from 10:00 to 12:00. Sorry about the confusion. We will try again for the picnic in the park come spring.

See you tomorrow!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Candy Cane Cash

I'm sure you've seen the Candy Cane Cash flyers around town, but here is the info on it, in case you haven't.

Beginning November 9th, look for the Candy Cane Cash Logo on windows of local stores, service places, and restaurants (or go to Main Street Altus at 219 N. Main for a list of participating merchants). Shop at these places and earn "Candy Cane Cash", or numbered tickets.

Then on Sunday, December 14th at 3:00 in the Town Square, there will be a drawing for $10,000 and other cash prizes totalling $12,500!! (You MUST be present to win).
Enjoy the "Sweet"stakes!

Country Kitchen Bazaar

The public is invited to the Country Kitchen Bazaar this Wednesday, November 19th, beginning at 11:00 a.m at the First United Methodist Church.

There will be a host of holiday sweets and treats available for purchase as well as a lunch of Pride of the Prairie Stew, Circuit Rider’s Best Beans, Methodist Cornbread, and World Famous Peach Cobbler .

For more information, please click here.

Elvis Tribute

Immediately following the tree lighting ceremony in Altus City Park this Saturday, there will be a Elvis Tribute Concert at the City Auditorium.

General Admission tickets are $15.oo for adults and $10.00 for children ages 6-16. There are a limited number of reserved seating tickets for $20.00. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 580-816-0800, or in person at Eddie's Cafe, Altus Parks and Recreation Office, Friendship Inn Restaurant, KWHW radio and KEYB radio.

The Elvis Tribute will be put on by Kraig Parker and the Royal Tribute Band and the theme will be "Elvis: Greatest Hits and Christmas Favorites."

For more info click here. To find out more info on Kraig Parker and his band, click here.

Image from www.thekinglives.com

Christmas In the Park

Come one, come all for the 15th Annual "Christmas In the Park" at the Altus City Park (Broadway and Park Lane). Tree lighting ceremony will be this Saturday, November 22nd at 6:45. It is suggested showing up about 15-30 minutes early.

During the Christmas Season, there will be thousands of lighted trees & figurines, walking tours of the park, Santa & his elves, a nativity scene, lighted train rides around the park and holiday music. There are also free trolley rides available. Open daily from dusk to 10pm.
Picture taken from www.cityofaltus.org

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Reviews, Comments, and Experiences Wanted

I appreciate all of you who check out Access Altus. I enjoy coordinating this site and appreciate so much those who email me with area info and ideas. I have a couple of requests that I think would make this site even better.

If you have attended any of the events that have been posted on this site, I would love it left a comment in the comment section and let me and other readers know how you liked it and what your experiences were. This would help me know what interests there are in certain activites and helps me know what types of things to post.

Also, if you would like to send in a review of area restaurants and your experiences there (good and not so good) I would like to post these occasionally as well(I will leave these anonymous if you wish).

And as always, I appreciate any help with gathering info on events in the community. I try to gather information from several sources, but occasionally miss something.

Thanks again for your participation! I can be contacted at nateandaudrey@yahoo.com

Craft Fair This Saturday

There will be a Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday, November 15th from 8:00-2:00 at the Altus Community Center. This craft fair will support the Relay For Life Cancer Research. This might be an excellent time to shop for Christmas gifts!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

ASYMCA Free Thanksgiving Dinner

You and your family are cordially invited to the 6th Annual ASYMCA Free Thanksgiving Dinner.

When: This Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Time: 11:00-12:30

Where: Freedom Community Center

The menu will include traditional favorites including:

Roasted and deep fried Turkey, Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread, Dressing, Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Pasta Salads, Potato Salads, mixed green salads with cucumbers, and tomatoes and more! Dessert will be home baked pies made by the OSC, ESSC, Squadron and Group Spouses and local church families!

Our ASYMCA lunch bunch is for every military family, and ranks above E-5 and above are encouraged to bring a covered dish to share. Please come and celebrate our many blessings and enjoy the friendship and fellowship at this delicious and fun event! For more info, please call Joan Wilcoxen at the ASYMCA at 580-471-9733.

Monday, October 27, 2008

November Playgroup Schedule


Friday, November 7th- 10:00-12:00 Tour Of Base Fire Station and Lunch at Galaxy Grill. Meet at the Base Fire Station at 10:00. Following the tour, for those that want to, meet at Galaxy Grill (inside the bowling alley on base) for lunch. If the weather is nice, children can play on the playground right outside the cafĂ©. Directions to base fire station from the front gate: Go through the round about ¾ of the way to First Street. Turn right on “F” Street. Drive all the way to the end of the street by the flight line and the fire station is right there.

Friday, November 14th- 9:00-10:30 Altus Gymnastics Academy. AGA is located on Thomas Avenue. Leaving the base through the main gate, follow Falcon Road to Thomas Avenue. It is a left immediately before “Tiny Tots” (a small second hand children’s store). AGA is an unmarked metal building on the right about two blocks after turning on Thomas. Cost is $3/one child and $5/more than one child.

Friday, November 21st 10:00-12:00 Reservoir Park (Hoyt Shadid Park). Bring a picnic lunch and some balls, kites, bread for feeding the ducks, etc. There are three little playgrounds at this park and lots of room to run. This park is located on the side of reservoir opposite of Falcon Road (behind Hastings and Altus Christian Academy) Directions: Take Falcon Road out main gate toward town. Turn Right on N. Jackson Street and then left at the stop sign. Follow road short distance and park is on the left. If weather is too cold or wet, we will meet at the Base Gym.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sewing Classes with Jen of Reannalily Designs

Here's the info for a couple of classes being given by Jen of Reannalily Designs. I took her Tote Bag class last month and had so much fun and felt productive at the end of it. I highly encourage you to sign up for a class if you have any desire to learn to sew or build upon the sewing skills you have.

Four Dinner Napkins Class
Monday, November 3rd 10:00 a.m.- noon
Cost: $15 + supplies>

Pajama Pants Class
Saturday, November 8th 9:00 a.m. to noon
Cost: $25.00 + supplies

See Jen's Website here for more info (click the "Classes" link on the sidebar)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Family and Teen Talent Show

There will be a Family and Teen Talent Show on Thursday, November 6th, 2008 6:30 p.m. at the Freedom Community Center.

There are 15 different Categories to choose from-
Parent and Youth Team, Husband and Wife Team, Family Act. (Acts should be less than 4 minutes long)
To register or for more information, go by the FCC or call 481-6600.

Halloween and Harvest Parties

There are several Fall festivals and Halloween parties this week. Here is the info on just a few of them.

Monday, October 27th
First Baptist Church is having a Fall Festival including a hot dog supper, cake walk, Trunk N' Treats, and hayrides around the reservoir. It will take place at the Altus Community Center on Falcon. 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30th

Plantation Village Grace community everyone to a Halloween Festival from 6:00-8:30 inside the Plantation Village facility. There will be games, treats, and haunted house entertainment provided.

Grace United Methodist Church will hold a Trunk or Treats Party at the church 620 S. Park Lane. at 5:30p.m.

Friday, October 31st-

Altus AFB Youth Center Fall Carnival- 3:30-5:30 p.m. Games, Bounce House, Candy, etc. Ages 12 and under. Only $2.00 per child. Call 481-7903 or 481-6600 for more info.

Emmanual Baptist Church- Trunk or Treat Children's Fall Fest 6:00-7:30 p.m.

First Assembly of God will have a Fall Festival with games, puppet shows, hot dogs, popcorn and candy from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Southside Baptist Church will have a Fall Fest from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with hot dogs, games, candy, popcorn, and costume contest (no scary or demonic costumes).

And don't forget about Farm City week going on this week. See here for more details.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The 411 on Farm City Week

Next week is "Farm City Week" here in Altus. As part of the festivities, there is a luncheon, two farm city tours, a banquet, and for some, a ride in the KC-135 or C-17.

On Wednesday, October 29th, there is an a.m. tour that leaves around 8:00 from the Altus Community Center and will go until about noon. The Farm City Luncheon follows at noon at the Community Center. (This is optional and tickets for the luncheon are $10.00) There will be a second tour in the afternoon leaving around 1:30 until around 5:00. Children are welcome to come on the tour as well. See below for sign up information.

The tour will highlight Jackson County's agricultural economy and crops grown in Southwest Oklahoma. The tour buses will travel to the Cotton Growers Coop Gin, Altus Peanut Warehouse and Robbie Robbins Farming operations and then there will be a chance for participants to drive a tractor at the Expo Center.

On Thursday night, October 30th, there is a Farm City Banquet that begins at 6:00 at the Altus High School Auditorium. There is a full evening of events scheduled including live entertainment from Mikayla Jo Balderas and an award ceremony. Tickets to the banquet are $20.00.

For more information, tickets, or to sign up for the tours, call Lela at the Altus Chamber of Commerce at 482-0210. For those affiliated with the AFB, call Lisa Holland at 481-7700. She is with Public Affairs on base and can provide tickets and information to military families.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Weekly Spouses Coffee Group

There is a weekly Spouses Coffee Group sponsered by the ASYMCA. For those who need something else to do that allows children, here is the info:

Who: Targets ranks E5 and below, however ALL RANKS and ALL CHILDREN are welcome to come and participate.

When: Thursday Mornings, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Please note that this now takes place on THURSDAYS)

Where: Freedom Community Center, gather near the Starbucks counter

Donuts and coffee are supplied weekly. You may want to bring a bag of toys for your children to play with or share.

Questions, please contact Joan Wilcoxen at 580-481-6761.

Thanks, Katie, for the info!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Bundles for Babies

There will be a Bundles for Babies Class Tuesday, October 21st from 9:00 am-12:00. The location is in the classroom of Building 39. Participants will recieve a "bundle" valued at over $70.00. If you are pregnant and would like to enroll in this class, please call 481-6761 to register or click here for more info.

Baby-sitting Class this Thursday

There will be a Baby-sitters course held this Thursday, October 16th from 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. at 905 N. Willard St. If your preteen or teenager would like to attend this class during their fall break, please call 482-5303 for more information.

November Craft Fair

In case you missed a chance to see all the great booths at the OSC Baazar this past weekend, fear not, there will be another craft show in November supporting Relay For Life Cancer Research. The fair will be Saturday, November 15th from 8:00 to 2:00p.m. at the Altus Community Center.

If you are wanting to set up a booth, it is $25.00 for one table and chairs are provided. For more information, please contact Mrs. Ferguson at 482-1208.

More info to come...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lots Going On This Weekend

There's a lot of events going on this weekend in Altus... here are a few of them.

1) Joel Harrison Concert. Friday, 7:30 at the Freedom Community Center. More info here.

2) OSC Fall Bazaar- Saturday, Oct. 11. 10:00-4:00. Admission free. Open to the public. More info here.

3) Playgroup Roadtrip to the Pumpkin Patch. -Saturday, October 11, Roadtrip to Clemon’s Autumn Acres Pumpkin Farm, a little pumpkin farm outside of Elgin, OK. They have pumpkins for the kiddos to pick and take home as well as a few other activities. Meet at the Commissary at 8:30 AM and carpool from there (the trip will take about 1 hour each way). Please pack a lunch/snack for your child (children) as they do not have concessions there. The cost is $5/child.

4) Dog Days of Summer at Base Pool- Bring your dog to the base pool. Click here for more info.

5) Base Theatre-Movies showing this weekend are "Bangkok Dangerous", "Disaster Movie", and "Traitor." Click here for showtimes.

6) City Movie Theatre-For shows and showtimes, click here.

7) Altus Speedway-Smash-O-Rama Monster Truck Rally. Saturday night, 8:00. More info here.

Have a safe weekend and a Happy Columbus Day!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Family Support Center on Base

For those of you not familiar with the services offered by the Family Support Center on base, there are many. Here is a description of some of the services offered.

The Loan Locker has all sorts of household goods to borrow including sleep mats, dishes, utensils, pots, pans, baking ware, small kitchen appliances (coffee makers, George Foreman Grills, blenders, etc.), fans, toys, pack n' plays, and much more. If you are here TDY or if you are PCSing in or out, you have priority to borrow household items (bring a copy of your orders). If you are here permanent party and need to borrow something (a coffee maker for company for example) you can borrow it as well if the items are available.

Used Uniforms for All Ranks- there is a large supply of free used uniforms and service dress items available to all ranks.

Airman's Attic- Ranks E5 and below are welcome to take advantage of this service. Items are supplied free of charge (bring your ID.) There are children's clothing, adult clothing, books, household items, decorating items, and much more. The Airman's Attic takes donations from anyone and appreciates anyone who would like to volunteer.

Other Information-There is also a wealth of information and brochures on community events, area attractions, relocation resources, etc.

The Family Support Center is located next to Charlie's and the Thrift Shop and is open Monday through Friday 9:30 to 2:30. The phone number is (580) 481-6761. Lisa will help you and she is very knowledgeable and dedicated to the programs offered.

Friday, October 3, 2008

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Here's a few suggestions of what you can do this weekend. Have a good one!

1) Cotton Pickin' Chili Cook Off- Downtown Altus (Broadway and Main). Free to enter your chili, $3.00 for the public to purchase a "Chili Kit" to sample the chili and BBQ. From the locals I talked to, you will want to GO EARLY (like around 9:00 a.m.) to be gauranteed some chili action. There will be live entertainment and displays. For more info, click here or here.

2) Spirit of Survival Weekend at the Wichita Wildlife Refuge. Check here for more details.

3) Rummage Sale to benefit deployed Airmen will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road (West side) from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be hosted by the AAFB 97th Operations Group Secretaries. To buy a space call Angela at 481-7240 .

4) There are a couple of spaces left in the sewing classes offered by Jen of Reannalily Designs. Click here and here for more info.

5) Altus AFB Movie Theatre is showing "Mirrors", "The Rocker" and "The Longshots." For movie times and other info, click here.

6) For movie info at Heritage Park, click here.

7) Altus Speedway, 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. More info here.


Have a fun and safe weekend!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

OSC Fall Bazaar

Everyone is welcome to come on out to the OSC Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 11, 2008. There will be a variety of vendor booths including, crafts, sewing, scrapbooking, Tastefully Simple, and many more.

The Bazaar will be held at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For vendor information, call 580-477-2036.

October Playgroup Schedule

Friday, October 3: Bike Rally Day at the Temple’s 10:00-12:00
Bring your bike and a picnic lunch to the Temple's on Friday! Their address is 3100 Mallard Cir. Everyone can park on Mallard Cir and Mallard Ct., before the green caution guys. We have 3 or 4 bikes and some little toys to share, but hopefully everyone can bring their bikes (scooters, roller skates, etc.)! Directions to their house from the main gate- Turn right onto Tamarack (Veteran’s). When you get to Partridge Pl. (Shamrock Bank and the Vet are on the corner) turn right. Then take your first left onto Mallard Cir and follow that all the way to the green caution guys and the house is all the way in the back circle! If the weather is not cooperating, we will meet at the Base Gym (back gym).

Friday, October 10: Altus Gymnastics Academy 9:00-10:30 AGA is located on Thomas Ave. From the base you will take Falcon to Thomas. It is the left immediately before “Tiny Tots” (a small second hand children’s store). Go one block. It's in a white metal building on the right. Cost is $3/one child and $5/more than one child.

**For Anyone Interested in a Little Road Trip**
Saturday, October 11: Clemon’s Autumn Acres Pumpkin Farm
We will road trip to a little pumpkin farm outside of Elgin, OK. They have pumpkins for the kiddos to pick and take home as well as a few other activities. We will meet at the Commissary at 8:30 AM and carpool from there (the trip will take about 1 hour each way). Please pack a lunch/snack for your child (children) as they do not have concessions there. The cost is $5/child

Friday, October 17: Imagination Station/McDonald’s
We will play outside at Imagination Station and anyone who would like can meet at McDonald’s for lunch and some more play.
Imagination Station is located across from the Altus Community Center and Reservoir. Take Falcon Road out the main gate and
head toward town, it is on the left hand side. McDonald’s is on Broadway.

Friday, October 24: Base Gym (Back Gym) 10:00-12:00
We will meet at the Fitness Center on base and play in the back gym. Parents, please stop by the front desk to sign your children in. They set up toys for us; however, your children are welcome to bring a toy or two of their own if they want!!

Friday, October 31: Altus Gymnastics Academy 9:00-10:30
AGA is located on Thomas Avenue. Leaving the base through the main gate, follow Falcon Road to Thomas Avenue. It is a left immediately before “Tiny Tots” (a small second hand children’s store). Go one block. It is a white metal building on the right. Cost is $3/one child and $5/more than one child.

Joel Harrison Jazz Quartet

Joel Harrison Jazz Quartet is coming to Altus AFB on Friday, October 10th, 2008. The concert is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets are available at ITT and Altus Chamber of Commerce for $20.00 each. Advance tickets only. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Lost Years Presentation

There will be a presentation of "The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughters Worst Nightmare" written by Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. They will share about drug and alcohol addiction at the fine arts auditorium at Western Oklahoma State College. For more info, call 580-482-1681.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cotton Pickin' Chili Cook Off


When: Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Where: Downtown at Main and Broadway (Court House)

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Local businesses and individuals compete for the top prize.

Additional Features:
Commercial Vendors, Designated Parking, Food, Handicapped Access

Admission: Free

Phone Number: (580) 482-2277

Get out your favorite Chili recipe for your chance to win!

More info coming soon...