Community calendar

The Southern Prairie Library System welcomes back the dynamic duo of children’s music, the Sugar Free Allstars 2 p.m. at the Altus Public Library on Thursday, June 23. For more information about the program, contact the library at 580-477-2890. Visit their website or on Facebook: Southern Prairie Library System.

Chamber of Commerce Southwest Young Professionals kickoff event is scheduled 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23 in the Fireside Room at the Greens of Altus at 20650 US 62. The event is open to anyone age 21-45 who is living and working in the Southwest Oklahoma area.

Faith Lutheran Church 2401 N. Park Lane in Altus, will be holding Vacation Bible School 6-7:30 p.m. June 27- July 1. The theme is “Barnyard Roundup.” For preregistration go to

Altus Chapter 33 of the Disabled American Veterans or DAV is scheduled to hold a monthly meeting Tuesday, June 28 in the meeting room at the Towers Apartments, 101 E. Commerce St. in Altus. Meal is set for 6 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda includes election of officers for 2016-2017. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Virgil Williams, DAV commander at 580-471-1692.

St. John Baptist Church in Altus is holding its ninth annual feeding program. The church will be providing lunches from the fellowship hall at 620 MLK Drive 11 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 Church of God fireworks stand fundraiser is scheduled to be open 9 a.m. to midnight now through July 6. Location is 4.5 miles north of Altus Walmart on west side of US 283. Great prices and credit cards accepted.

The Southern Prairie Library System presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” Summer Library Reading Program at 2 p.m. at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson St. in Altus and 10 a.m. at the Hollis Civic Center, 208 W. Jones St. in Hollis on Thursdays in June and July. For more information call the Altus library at 580-477-2890, the Hollis library at 580-688-2744 or the library’s Facebook page at Southern Prairie Library System.

There will be Tai Chi: Moving for better balance classes for older adults and their caregivers from 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning July 6 for six weeks at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson St. This class is offered at no cost and is open to the public, but pre-registration is required by visiting or calling the Altus Public Library at 580-477-2890.

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