Friday, May 29, 2009

The Force Report

Click here for the latest info on events at Altus AFB:

There is info on:

Bundles for Babies

Tim McGraw Concert in Lawton

Date Night at the CDC and Youth Center

Horseback riding Date Night at Quartz Mountain

Trip to OKC with Outdoor Rec


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Altus Power to Serve Base Housing

I received the an email from Altus Power with the following information to pass on:

Altus Power to Serve Base Housing

ALTUS, OKLAHOMA, May 27, 2009/--Starting Thursday May 27th Altus Power will replace Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) as the electric service provider for the Altus Air Force Base Housing. The changeover will be done in sections and will take several days to complete.
During the switching to the new provider, each section of base housing should be out of power for 3 hours or less. The outages will begin at the south end of base housing and advance north as switching progresses.Altus Power welcomes all our new customers and would like to assure them that the outages will be kept as short as possible. Anyone with questions or concerns may contact the Electric Department at 580-481-2240.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

June Playgroup

Friday, June 5th- Bowling 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, June 12th -*EDITED* My Backyard, 2312 Galaxy Dr. 10:00-12:00. Bring swimgear.

Friday, June 19th - 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 right as you reach the Firestone Building. 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, June 26th - Sarah's Backyard, 10:00-12:00. Sarah has graciously opened her backyard for the kids to play in the playhouse and swingset. Also, bring swim gear as there will be a kiddie pool to cool down in as well. Sarah lives at 1108 Stephanie Lane. From the main gate, turn right onto Veterans/Tamarack and continue to the four-way stop at Park Lane. Turn right onto Park Lane and go about ¾ of a mile. Turn left onto Sheryl, then left onto Wendy, and then a left onto Stephanie Lane.

Summer School FOR FUN!

Western Oklahoma State College is offering Kid's Camps!

See a range of classes for all sorts of interests here:

Prices vary and the schedule is listed. This is a great way to keep those kids going all through the summer. Age ranges vary and times vary. Please check it out to see what your child might enjoy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Let's Go Swimming!

Hooray for pools + summer!

First- the Base Pool. Sign up for swimming lessons through Outdoor Rec. They have 3 different sessions with different skill levels. The lessons are in the morning and free swim starts at 1p. Outdoor Rec also sells pool passes and family pool passes. As you come in the base gates, and start onto the round-about, Outdoor Rec is on the first right off the round-about. The building is on your right hand side and has a canoe over the entry.

Second- Altus Swimming Complex. This is the pool for the city of Altus. It is managed by the Parks and Rec department. I received a very full printed spreadsheet of times and schedules, but I haven't been able to find it on the City Parks & Rec website. (If you have a copy, please email me.) From what I see, the enrollment for swimming classes are May 28th and 29th.
Session 1 - June 1-11
Session 2 - June 15-25
Session 3 - June 29 - July 9

Open swim at the city pool is from 1p-4p then 5p-8p, 7 days a week, and the cost is $3. Swim lessons appear to be at various times and skill levels in the mornings, M-Th.

Again, if you have either of these schedules electronically, please email me- Have a great summer!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Congratulations are in order for the creator of this blog and her family. Audrey has welcomed her 3 adorable little boy into this world on May 4th. Drop her an email, I'm sure she'd love it.

Summer Fun at the Altus Library

Be Creative @ Your Library

Tuesdays 10:30a
Pre-School Flim Festival
June 2nd-July 21st

Wednesdays 10:30-11a
Pre-School Storytime

Thursdays 2p-3p

Schedule of Programs:
June 4th- Zoomobile-Creature Creations
June 11th- Monty Harper-Singer
June 18th- Al Bostic - Fabulous Fibs, Fables & Folklore
June 25th- Steve Crawford- Circus of the Arts
July 2nd- Mahenwahdose- Native American Story Tellers
July 9th- Sue Hokensan- Naturalist, Quartz Mountain
July 16th- John Pansze- Comedy and Magic
July 23rd- Sugarfree All-Stars - Musicians

Programs are fun for the whole family!

For more information on any of these programs and events, contact the Altus Public Library. 580-477-2890