Recurring events

Country and Western Senior Dance 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Community Center, 401 Falcon Road in Altus. Admission is $5 for a live band. All ages are welcome. There is a covered-dish potluck at 8 p.m. Bring your favorite dish and join us for fun and food. Call 580-471-1776 for more information.

Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 317 N. Main. For more information, call 580-649-1216, 580-318-2099 or 580-318-4094.

BLAST (Bringing Love and Sharing Truth) is for all 5th and 6th grade boys and girls. They meet Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 800 N. Forrest. Children receive help with homework and enjoy snacks, games, and being taught stories from the Bible. BLAST is free to all 5th and 6th graders. For more information, call the church office at 482-1775 or visit their website at

WAG (Weight Accountability Group) meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at the Highland heights United Methodist Church. Anyone interested in controlling their weight is invited at attend. For more information, call 580-301-9620.

Boy Scout meetings for boys in grades 1-5 are held every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A Kick off party and sign up is being held for Pack 265 on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 620 S. Park Lane. There will be hot dogs, games, and a Nurf gun challenge. For more information, contact Adrian King at 832-423-0377.

Altus Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12 step program. The ministry offers meetings two times a week. On Sunday nights at 6 p.m. the group meeting is at Martha Road Baptist Church for worship and small group share time. The group meets for the 12 step study meetings on Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Glad Tiding Assembly of God, 1505 Tamarack Road. If you are hurting, have habits you would like to leave behind, or hang-ups that are getting in the way of your life, come join these groups as we journey to recovery, freedom and healing together. Both meetings are approved for credit with the Drug Court, bring your Drug Court papers to be signed after each meeting. Call 580-482-3377 or 580-482-6640 for more information.

Altus Ballroom Dancers meet from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday in the east end of the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road. Ballroom dancing lessons are offered the first hour, followed by open dancing the second hour. Beginners are welcome to join the dancers to learn foxtrot, waltz, swing, cha-cha, rumba, tango, samba and quickstep. For more information, call 580-477-1822 or 580-726-5160.

Habits, hang-ups and hurts – if you struggle with any or all of these, come join the Celebrate Recovery meetings on Sundays at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God, 1505 E. Tamarack. This is a 12-step program that will help you on the road to healing and a new life. Meetings start at 6 p.m. and are free and open to all who have a need. Refreshments will be served. Call 580-482-4445 or 580-482-6640 for more information.

Joseph’s Closet will only be open one day a week, on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Remember to go to Operation CARE, 219 W.Commerce, for a voucher. Joseph’s Closet is located upstairs at the First Presbyterian Church, 208 E. Cypress. For more information, call Sandy at 481-8648.

Depression Bipolar Alliance Support Group will meet at the First Christian Church, 2501 N Park Lane every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Free meals in Altus– 1st Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 300 N. Main; 2nd Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, at First United Methodist, 317 N. Main; 3rd Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Primera Iglesia Bautista, 401 E. Liveoak; 4th Saturday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Church of Christ Carpenter’s Kitchen, Elm and Hudson Streets; 5th Saturday of some months from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Glad Tidings Assembly of God, 1505 E. Tamarack; Every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 1100 N. Park Lane.

The Altus original group of Alcoholics Anonymous meetsdaily at 315 N. Crain, at noon and 8 p.m. For more information call 580-350-7421, 816-646-9632 or 580-318-2524.

H.O.W. Alanon group meets at 315 N. Crain at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call 580-318-2524 for more information.

Operation CARE will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m.

The Lions Club meets every Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Western Oklahoma State College multipurpose room.

The Altus Meal Site is needing volunteers to help deliver meals to those who are home bound. Meals are delivered Monday thru Friday. Any time you can give is appreciated. If you would like to volunteer call the Altus Meal Site at 580-482-1290. The Altus Meal Site is a part of Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group.

The Operation CARE Food Pantry offers free food to Oklahoma residents every third Saturday of the month. 10:30 Devotion and food pantry open 11 to 12 noon.

The Southwest Oklahoma Quilt Guild meets on the first Thursday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (south end of building) on South Park Lane at 10 a.m., potluck luncheon at noon, and business meeting at 1 p.m., followed by the monthly program. On the third Thursday of each month is a quilt workday, so bring a project and join in.

Christian Motorcyclists Association meets every first Thursday of the month at Fred’s on N. Main in Altus, at 7 p.m. Riders of all types of bikes welcome and even if you don’t have a motorcycle, you’re still welcome. More info at

Sooner State ABATE – Altus Outpost has membership meetings 1 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month at Val’s Restaurant at 800 N. Main St. in Altus. SSA is the motorcycle rights organization for the Oklahoma Confederation of Clubs and the riders in the state. For more information, contact President Tom Roby at 580-318-5617.

Roach-Lemer Post 44 of the American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 21 at the Towers Apartments meeting room. There is a meal at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend and bring a veteran friend. For more information please contact Commander, Rick Carter at 405-464-1472.

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