Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sesame Street Live coming to Wichita Falls

Sesame Street Live, "Elmo's Green Thumb" will be performing in Wichita Falls on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 17th and 18th.

On both nights there is a 7:00 p.m. show and on Wednesday there is a 10:30 a.m. show as well. Tickets range from $13.00-$25.00.

I am seriously thinking about taking my boys that Wednesday morning. If anyone else is interested, let me know...maybe we can get a carpool/caravan together!

For more info, see the Sesame Street Live website or to order tickets, click here.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Need a Housekeeper?

I know a sweet Christian lady in town who is looking for some work cleaning houses. She cleans for a couple of families already and is looking for a couple more. Her rates are very reasonable and she can do it as often as you want her to (every week, every other week, once a month, etc.)

If you would like her contact info, please contact me.

February Playgroup Schedule

Friday, February 6th- TOUR OF THE KC-135 STRATOTANKER AND LUNCH AT GALAXY GRILL. 10:00-12:00. Please gather at the 54th/55th Squadron area. They will bus us out to the airplane, so please try to be on time. Older kids are welcome as well. Please contact me for directions to the squadron if you need them. Lunch following at Galaxy Grill (bring your own or buy one there...spouses welcome to join you)

Friday, February 13th - 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, February 20th- McDonald’s Playland, 10:00-12:00.
Come grab some breakfast or lunch and chat while the kids play.

Friday, February 27th - Altus Gymnastics Academy, 9:00-10:30. See info above on February 13th.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute

The Oklahoma Music Show will putting on the “Liverpool Legends” Beatles Tribute at the City Auditorium at 7:30 PM this Tuesday, January 20th. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth 17 and under. There's a group discount of $15 for 10 or more. Tickets are available at Hastings, City Recreation office, and Altus Airforce Base ITT. You can charge by phone by calling 405-243-7252.

For more info on the Liverpool Legends, click here.

Apron Sewing Class

Jen with Reannalily Designs will be teaching another sewing class next month on learning to sew an apron.

Dates: Either Friday, February 6th or Monday, February 9th.

Time: 9:00am-12:00p.m.

Cost: $20.00 (plus materials)

Class size: 4 max

If you do not have a sewing machine, talk to Jen...she has a couple that people can use.

Also, Jen is flexible if your kids need to come, since it is during the day.

I've taken two of Jen's classes now and there is just such a nice sense of accomplishment at the end of the class...I highly recommend them! For more info, go to her website here and click on "Classes".

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Altus Soccer Club Sign Up Info

Here is the Altus Soccer Club Spring Sign Up Information:

Sign up at Hibbett Sports (next to the Dollar General by Walmart) on Saturday, January 17th & February 14, 2009 from 10a.m.-4p.m. and on Sunday January 18th & Feb 15th, 2009 from 1:00-5:00p.m. Late sign-ups will be accepted from February 16th-28th with a $10.00 late fee.

If you have questions, please call (580) 318-2721 or check their website here:

Players with Birthdates from 08/01/1994 to 07/31/2004 are eligible for Spring Season.

New players= $40

Returning Players- $30

Uniform ordering info on the website.

Weekly Spouses Coffee

Effective immediately, the weekly Spouses Coffee sponsered by the ASYMCA has changed their meeting time to Thursday mornings at 9:30 in the Freedom Community Center. For information on the Spouses Coffee, please click here.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Free showing of "Fireproof"

There will be a free showing of the movie "Fireproof" on Friday, January 30th. There will be two show times-7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The movie will be shown at the old Plaza Theatre at 107 N. Hudson.

This free movie is put on by local churches to honor all firefighters in Jackson County and they will have reserved seating. The public is also invited, but will be seated on a first come, first serve basis.

I have heard fabulous things about this movie. To read more about it, click here and here.

Attention Homeowners!!

If you haven't heard, there is a program through FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) that is currently assisting homeowners in Jackson County with the costs to build a storm shelter or a safe room.

If accepted, the grant will cover 75% of the cost of installation of a storm cellar or safe room with a cap of $3,000.

I would definitley encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity if you are a homeowner and do not have a storm shelter! Not only do you have a safe place for your family to go during a tornado warning, but it increases the value of your home.

GO SIGN UP AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE by clicking here (deadline is coming up soon.)

For more info, contact Lloyd Colston at (580) 482-8333 or Jerry Gibson at (580) 482-0229

Here's my two cents for what it's worth: Install one in the garage if you me it is NO FUN dragging two babies out through the hail to get to your shelter (and having them nearly blow away in the process.) I've seen these done in the garage where they are very non-intrusive, and would do that myself if we didn't already have one.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Walt Disney Salutes the Military

Now through December 23, 2009, Walt Disney is offering a complimentary 5-day pass for Active Duty and Retired Military personnel and discount tickets for up to five companions (spouse and children included). This would be a great family vacation this year!

More info here, or contact the Information, Tickets, and Travel Office.