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An Oil Painting Class with Lyn Taylor is scheduled for Thursday, March 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Western Oklahoma State College, 2801 N. Main St. Room B23. This class is for adults and students 16 and up. The cost is $30 and includes all materials. For more information call (580) 477-2890. Partial funding for these classes is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tabernacle Baptist Church in Altus is hosting Spring Missions Weekend with a missions banquet on Saturday, March 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. and guest speakers on Sunday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at 321 N. Lee St. For more information, call (580) 482-3577.

Shortgrass Arts Institute is sponsoring a Mural Painting Workshop for Teens with Lyn Taylor on March 18-22nd from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson. This workshop is free for teens (ages 12 – 17) and all materials are provided. Participants do not have to attend all five days. Come help us illustrate “A Universe of Stories” through art! Partial funding for these classes is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council. Please call the Altus Public Library, 477-2890, for more information or to sign up for the class.

The Western Trail Historical Society will host “A Musical Review” Broadway Comes to Altus: Act 1 on Monday and Tuesday, March 25-26 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus. Reservations are required.

The Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women are scheduled to meet Tuesday, March 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Friendship Inn Restaurant, 1800 N. Main St. Altus. For more information call 9580) 679-3995.

Great Plains Youth and Family Services Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 111 Sequoyah Lane, Suite B-2 in Altus. The celebration includes door prizes and refreshments. For more information call (580) 379-0230.

Beginning on March 27, Mission on Wheels will be giving away Prom Dresses and Formal Wear for students needing prom dresses and formal wear. Mission on Wheels, located at 118 S. Main St. in Altus, will be giving away prom clothes from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until all clothing has been given away. If you’d like to donate a prom dress or formal wear, call Edna Doughlas at (580) 649-8620.

A Legislative Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, March 29 at noon at Western Oklahoma State College, 2801 N. Main St. The event is sponsored by Altus Kiwanis and Altus Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $15 for lunch. For more information call (580) 482-0210.

A pancake breakfast with Willy Wonka cast members to support Western Alumni Association is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s in Altus, 3501 N. Main St. Meet the cast, purchase musical tickets, and have pancakes. Tickets are $8. To purchase tickets, call (580) 477-7706 or email whitney.graham@wosc.edu.

The “Grate” Spelling Bee is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Western Oklahoma State College, 2801 N. Main St. For more information call (580) 477-2890.

The Western Trail Historical Society will present a living history program entitled “A Narrative Chronicling the Life of Cynthia Ann Parker” on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive, Altus.

Western Oklahoma State College’s Spring Musical Willy Wonka is scheduled for Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m.; and Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. at Western Oklahoma State College, 2801 N. Main St. For more information call (580) 477-7812.

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