Wilson Head Start Parent group will be having a Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. There will be games and food plates sold for $2 a plate. Everyone is invited to attend.
Chapter CM of P.E.O. will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the First Methodist Church Parlor. Hostesses Frances Holman and Diana Williamson.
A retirement reception honoring Lt. Jackie Thomas for serving 25 years will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Altus Police Department, 121 N. Grady.
The Altus Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Friday, Oct. 28, in the student center at Western Oklahoma State College. Kiwanian of the Day will be Shirley Copella. Rev. Buddy Dugan, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Altus, will present a program about his trip to Ireland. Anyone interested in learning more about Kiwanis can call 477--1355.
Altus Community Theatre Players present “Murder by Magic”. Dinner theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, and dessert theatre at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Altus Best Western, 2804 N. Main. Tickets available in advance only. Seating is limited. For tickets or information call 482-7138 or 482-1450.
An orientation for girls interested in entering the Miss Altus Pageant will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1823 Falcon Road. A contestant must be between the ages of 17 (senior in high school) and no older than 24 on Sept. 30, 2006. If unable to attend, please call Judy Dickenson at 482-1276 for information. Mothers, or other representative, are urged to attend.
A Better Youth Foundation and Shell Shock Productions will host a Halloween Hood Jam Concert featuring E. Dub performing “I Got a Whole of Nothing” and other performing artists. Show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Rotary Center. Tickets on sale for $5 at 2219 Falcon Road. Call 379-4181 or 477-3701 for information. Alternate concert at 11 p.m. at the Red Planet in Lawton. Tickets $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Proceeds will go to Hurricane Katrina victims and A.B.Y. for Land Construction.
VFW Post 4876 will be hosting a Safe Halloween party from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at 500 N. Veterans Drive. There will be games, candy and costume judging. Costume judging will be in three age groups: newborn to 4 years old, 5 years to 9 years old, and 10 years to 12 years old.
Fall clean-up rummage sale will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Open to all - a few tables still available. Call Angela at 471-5048.
First Presbyterian Church will be having a guest speaker to deliver the sermon at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at 208 E. Cypress. Speaking will be Chaplain Wendel Breneman.
An OSS Fund-raiser Halloween haunted house will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30, at Altus AFB, Bldg 225 (Life Support and Education building). There will be games and face painting for the younger children.
Atwoods will hold their 10th Annual Pet Costume Contest at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2220 N. Main. Any pet is eligible.
A Fall Fest for infants to 6th grade will be Monday, Oct. 31, at Southside Baptist Church, 1100 Asa Lee. A free hot dog dinner will be at 6 p.m. followed by lots of games, balloons, popcorn, prizes and candy, get picture taken and a puppet show. Special appearance by “Noah”.
Trunks for Treats will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 at the Grace United Methodist Church, 620 S. Park Lane, until the candy runs out. Members of the church are decorating the trunks of their cars and passing out candy. Everyone is invited to walk through and receive candy.
The Salvation Army will be accepting applications for families needing assistance for Christmas. Applications will be taken from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31 through Nov. 5, at The Salvation Army, 521 W. Broadway.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently taking applications for new volunteers to participate in the November training. Training will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings for the first three weeks in November. Potential volunteers must complete an application and interview before Nov. 1. Call 482-4600 or stop at NBC bank room #222.
SW Cowboy Church will host a 3rd Level Roping Clinic from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Jackson County Expo Center. Free entry. Bring a horse, rope and a friend. If no horse, roping continues standing for practice. For more information call Derrick at 580-591-1111.
Grace United Methodist Church will have a “Building on Faith” barbecue fund-raiser from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road. Tickets must be purchased in advance. All proceeds go to the building fund. For tickets call Bryan Burns 471-7971, Mike Burns 471-0612, Tiffany Burns 471-4438, Cindy Sanchez 471-5333, Church Office 482-4093, J.T. Burns 471-4114, Beth Burns 471-2912, or Lyndsey Davenport 379-4422.
Vaudeville Benefit Variety Show sponsored by the Disabled Veterans and Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council will be conducting auditions from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Altus Plaza Theater. 3-5 minute acts of all kinds needed. Please be in costume for auditions. Show will be Feb. 3 and 4, 2006. For more information, call Larry at 477-1741 or Kittie at 477-1341.
Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network is having their “Have a Heart for the Animals” campaign. There will be a drawing for a diamond heart pendant from Crown Jewelry on Nov. 28. Tickets are $1 and are available at The Laundry Mutt, Burns Chiropractic or call 482-8945. Proceeds go to help homeless animals in SW Oklahoma.