upcoming events


A free Merry Movie for Kids is scheduled today from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Altus Public Library at 421 N. Hudson St. For more information call 580-477-2890.

The 4th Annual Holiday Market is scheduled today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Museum of the Western Prairie at 1100 Memorial Drive. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 580-482-1044.

A Book Review by Jennie Buchanan of A Cowboy Christmas is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Altus Public Library at 421 N. Hudson St. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 580-477-2890.

Christmas Joys All Around Me Advent recital is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at 208 E. Cypress St. in Altus. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information call 580-482-3936.

The 20th Annual Altus Lions Club Breakfast with Santa is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Altus Plaza Mall at 1116 N. Main St. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information call Victoria Cleveland at 580-482-7308.

The 4th Annual Great Santa 5K Fun/Run Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Altus City Reservoir benefitting the Altus High School Women’s Track Team. For more information email rgarrison@altusps.com.

The Christmas Night of Lights Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. at Western Oklahoma State College and traveling south to Commerce Street. Following the parade, there will be a Holiday Opry performed at the City Auditorium, 201 E. Commerce Street, at 8 p.m. The events are free.

Breakfast with Santa will be held Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Altus Plaza Mall. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under age 12. Proceeds go to the Altus Lions Club. Photos can be taken with Santa. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon and sausage.

The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council’s 31st Annual Festival of Trees is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Days Inn Altus at 2804 N. Main St. The event offers a silent auction of unique holiday gifts and decorations and dinner. Tickets are $25 each and are available at the Altus Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 580-477-1616.

An ongoing after school ministry titled Bringing Love And Sharing Truth (BLAST) is being held at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday’s in the Fellowship Hall at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Altus, 800 N. Forrest. The event is for all 5th and 6th graders in Altus and has been providing this time of food, fun, help with homework, and Bible stories, for the past 15 years. Enrollment forms are available at the church office from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m., Monday – Friday. For more information call 580-482-1775.

An ongoing seasonal influenza vaccination clinic is scheduled at the Jackson County Health Department at 401 W. Tamarack Road beginning from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the Jackson County Health Department at 580-482-7308.

An ongoing seasonal influenza vaccination clinic is scheduled at the Tillman County Health Department at 1500 N. Main St., Frederick from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the Tillman County Health Department at 580-335-2163.

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