Friday, June 26, 2009

July Playgroup Schedule

July Playgroup Schedule


Friday, July 10th - Base Toddler Pool, 10:00-12:00. Come bring the kids out to the base swimming pool (next to the Fitness Center). Please note that ONLY THE TODDLER POOL will be available for us to swim in as they have swim lessons in the big pool. Waters toys are welcome. Feel free to bring a sack lunch or snack.

Friday, July 17th - 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, July 24th- Base Toddler Pool, 10:00-12:00. See above for details.

Friday, July 31st- Bobbie's Cul-de-sac, 9:00-11:00* (time changed to beat the heat!) We will take over the cul-de-sac at Bobbie's house on North Towne Circle, directions from base, take Tamarack towards Walmart, go through the stop sign at Park Lane and Tamarack. Take the second right onto N. Towne after the four-way stop (across from the funeral home). Their cul-de-sac is the first street on the left. Please park on Towne so the kids have more room to play. Bring your bikes, etc. and/or swimsuits for the sprinkler.

Quartz Mountain Train Schedule 2009

If you want to take a fun train ride, with or without children, you should try the Quartz Mountain Flyer. The 2009 schedule is now up. Click here for more information.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Free Train Ride!

A message from Joan Wilcoxen:

I have GREAT NEWS for our military families in the area! Farm Rail, the Altus ASYMCA, and the City of Lone Wolf are hosting a FREE 4th of July Train Ride for all military families in the area!

Active duty military and retirees and their families are welcome to ride FREE on the "Independence Day Special Excursion" of the Quartz Mountain Flyer. Families of Deployed troops are very welcome, too! The trip begins at the Quartz Mountain Whistle Stop at the junction of Highway 44 and 44A, where boarding begins on Saturday July 4th at 2:30. The air conditioned passenger train features large panoramic windows, reclining seats, and spotless restrooms. The twenty mile round trip leaves the station at three o'clock, and the route journeys over the storied “Orient Line” that linked Kansas City with the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The train will stop at the City of Lone Wolf to enjoy the 4th of July Parade there, and then return to Quartz Mountain by 5:30. Farm Rail salutes the sacrifices and dedication of our Military families by hosting this special appreciation ride. FREE Tickets are available for the whole military family by calling Margie at the City of Lone Wolf at 580-846-9078 to make your reservation. Tickets are first come-first served, so call today!

***********The 3pm ride is completely booked, but I just booked a free one at 10am (boarding starts at 9:30). Unfortunately we'll miss the parade, but I think my 3 year old will love it anyway! Don't know how many seats are left, so hurry and Call Margie at 580-846-9078 today!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer Reading Program

There are summer reading programs at the base library for both pre-school and school age children. Pre-school program is at the library on Thursdays at 10:00 and the school age program is on Wednesdays at 2:00. Please call the base library at 481-6302 for more information.

Base Pool Party

The Grand Re-opening Party at the base Water Park Pool will be held this Saturday, June 20 from 11 am until 10 p.m. There will be FREE admission, $1 hamburger or hotdogs served with chips and a drink, door prizes, games, bouncy castle and more. Come on out and stay cool!!

Free Fireworks show

To help you start the season off with a bang 4A FIREWORKS is hosting a magical night on Thursday, June 18 as a thank you to all of the community for the support that has been given over the last 20 years. This will be the second year for the fireworks show will be held south of town on Ridgecrest near the Junior High starting at 9:30 p.m. (dark).

Bring out your lawn chairs, a few snacks and sit back and enjoy the show.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Book Drive

I wanted to let you all know about a book drive on base for the pediatric clinic. I know we've all sat in clinic waiting, patiently, for our little ones to be seen/treated.

Donate your children's books for other’s enjoyment

What we’re looking for: New or good condition used children's books

Where they’re going: To replenish stock at the Pediatric Clinic

Drop Boxes located in CE HQ(B 358), Consolidated Support (B 52), OG HQ (B 87), and the Pediatric Clinic

So if you're cleaning out the shelves for the next school year or your looking to unload pounds before the pcs- please consider donating your children's books. Donations locations will be set up through the month of June. Thanks!