Community calendar

Chautauqua 2016 “Living History” is coming to Altus May 31 through June 4. The theme is “The Cold War: The Early Years” and the historical characters are Nikita Khrushchev, Dr. Ralph Bunche, Eslanda Robeson, Winston Churchill, and Pete Seeger. The tent performances begin each evening at 7 p.m. under the big tent on the WOSC south campus. The workshops are held each day at 11 a.m. at the Altus Public Library and at 2 pm at the Museum of the Western Prairie. All activities are free and open to the public. Please call the library at 580-477-2890 for a complete schedule and description of all activities or visit or

St. John Baptist Church in Altus is gearing up for its 9th annual feeding program to began, Wednesday, June 1. The church will be providing lunches from the fellowship hall at 620 MLK Drive 1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The feeding will end June 30. Church pastor the Rev. Robert Bostic started this program in 2009, and they have been able to serve thousands of meals, in 2015 alone more than 2,000 people, many of whom were children. For more information contact Erma Bridges at 580-471-9153 or Bostic at 580-471-2734.

Altus Lion’s Club is holding a fundraiser yard sale 8 a.m. June 2-4 at 1400 Polk St. Proceeds go toward programs like Breakfast with Santa, free vision screening at the county fair for preschoolers, scholarships, sight programs to prevent blindness and recycle eye glasses. For more information contact Altus Lion’s Club president Gerald Lacy at 580-301-6403 or Lion Julie Kyle at 214-886-6167.

Altus Chapter 33, Disabled American Veterans will have an all you can eat breakfast with pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs with biscuits and gravy 7-11 a.m. Saturday, June 4 at the Towers Apartments meeting room, 101 East Commerce St. in Altus. Cost is $5 and proceeds will help needy veterans and their families in Southwest Oklahoma. Breakfasts are open to the public. Come out for a great breakfast and support the local DAV chapter. For more information contact Virgil Williams at 580-471-1692.

There will be a Citywide Tent Revival June 5-10. Services will be 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. from Monday through Friday, at 430 East Pierce St. in Mangum. Ministers, pastors and and evangelists from the City of Altus and Mangum ministries will be present each night. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call 580-682-0970.

Elm and Hudson Church of Christ will be holding Vacation Bible School Olympics themed “Champions for Christ” Sunday evenings June 5, 12 and 19. Children are to meet in the An nex at 5 p.m. and the adult class is to meet in the Auditorium at 6 p.m. Topics will be know their strength about Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego on June 5; compete together about the paralytic man and his friends on June 12 and compete to the end about the Apostle Paul. Evenings are set to include sandwiches and chips in the Annex followed by skating at The Skate Place on June 5, pizza and a movie in the Annex on June 12 and a family picnic at Hoyt Shadid Park on June 19. For more information call 580-482-1179 or email

Shortgrass Arts Institute is sponsoring a Basic Drawing for Adults class with Lyn Taylor 6-9 p.m. June 6-8 at the Altus Public Library. Cost is $30 and all materials are included. Partial funding for this class is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council. For more information call 580-477-2890.

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