Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Community Health Fair

March is "National Nutrition Month" and so the nursing students at WOSC and Johnson & Johnson will be hosting a "Heart Healthy Screening Fair". Here are the details that were sent to me.

Community Health Fair
Sponsored by WOSC nursing students and Johnson & Johnson
Friday March 6, 2009
Altus Community Center

Events will include: Free Blood pressure checks, Cholesterol checks, Blood sugar/Diabetes Checks

Nutrional booths including: Exercise sponsored by Ellen Newman, Pilates/Yoga Instuctor Whitaker's Gymnastics ,Water Intake (the importance of adequate amounts), a Smoking Cessation booth, BMI/Body fat calulation booth (will include free height/weight and at risk assessment. )

This event is a great way to learn about health promotion and be screened for common health disorders. This event is open to all community members and it would be great to see as many military spouses as possible (of course children are welcome).

Healthy snacks and drinks will be served.
Free giveways will also take place.

Thank you Mindie for the information!!

March Sewing Classes

Jen with Reannalily Designs is offering a couple more Beginner Sewing Classes this month...

The first one is an "A-Line Skirt Class"

Monday, March 9th from 9:00a.m. -noon

Cost: $25.00 + supplies

*She has some sewing machines that you can use if you don't have one available... just let her know.

The other class is a "Beginning Quilting Class"

This class begins Monday, March 30th from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. and is a three class series.

Cost: $35.00 for the whole three class series + fabric supplies.

Please visit the Reannalily Designs website for more information.

March Playgroup Schedule

Here is the March Base Playgroup Schedule... All are welcome to come (Student spouses, come on out and join us!!)

Friday, March 6th- Reservoir Park (Hoyt Shadid Park) 10:00-12:00.
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. There are also lots of tables if kids wanted to bring Plato or other messy activities. 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 McDonald’s Playland (let’s hope for good weather!! :)

Friday, March 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, March 20th- Base Gym, 10:00-12:00.
We will meet in the front gym at the Base Fitness Center. Lots of room for the kids to run around, throw balls, etc. Some toys are provided but you are welcome to bring a couple of your own.

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

Friday, February 13, 2009

Altus Yard Sales

Many of you have told me about the websites http://www.sillyardsales.com and http://www.craigslist.com as ways of buying/selling items to those in the local area. Well, I was just told about a new site for Altus similar to the Ft. Sill Yard Sale website. It is http://www.altusyardsales.com and is a place where you can post items you want to buy/sell or post an actual garage sale that you are having.
If you have some things sitting around your house that you want to try and sell, snap a picture and put it on their website. The more people that hear about it and post their items, the more of an excellent resource this can be. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Sweetheart Express

Don't have any Valentine's Plans yet? Here's a possibility!

The Sweetheart Express is a 2 hour romantic train ride on the Quartz Mountain Flyer from the Whistle Stop to Lone Wolf and back. The ride includes champagne (non-alcholic), chocolates, cheesecake, cheese and crackers, and flowers. The event will be held Friday, Feb. 13th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 14th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at Shamrock Bank, NBC, Midfirst Bank, and First State Bank, or call Joan Wilcoxen at 471-9733.

Location is at the Junction of Hwy 44 & 44A (at the turn-off to Quartz Mountain State Park... 7 Miles north of Blair). All Proceeds benefit the Altus Armed Services YMCA Programs.

Going Out of Business Sale!!!!

For those who haven't heard, there is a Going Out of Business Sale at Aunt B's Attic currently going on. Tomorrow (Thursday) all clothing and shoes will be .25 each and on Monday, Feb. 16th, there will be a bag sale (fill a bag for $1.00). Monday will be the last day the store is open.

Aunt B's Attic directions: Leaving the base from the front gate, continue straight on Falcon through the stoplight at Veterans. It will on your right shortly after crossing that stoplight near a little strip mall with a bait shop, a liquor store, and a beauty shop.

Also, the owner is trying to sell the business for $3,000, if you or anyone you know would be interested. She says it is an easy business to run and if you can run a garage sale, you can run the store. It would be great for someone looking to start a small business "on the cheap." Please contact Debra at Aunt B's if interested.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Movie Preview

Sources say that there will be a sneak preview showing of "He's Just Not That Into You" at the Heritage Movie Theatre at 9:00 p.m. tomorrow night, Thursday, February 5th. Just go to the front and say you are there for the showing. Movie cost is $7.00.