Community calendar


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An Hispanic Month Fiesta celebration is slated noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Altus Reservoir Hoyt Shadid Park near 1600 N. Main St. in Altus in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 16 through Oct. 15. Live music, food, pinatas, hot sauce contest, tortilla roll off, accordion contest, cumbia dance contest, horseshoes, vendors and face painting are planned. For more information call 580-481-2202.

A blessing of the animals is schedule 3:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 721 N. Thomas St. in Altus. For more information contact Suzanne Mollison at 580-471-2339.

There will be a road closing in Jackson County District No. 1 on SCR 201 from Martha south to U.S. 62 for work for about three hours in the afternoon Oct. 3 and about 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4. For more information contact Chris Leveille at cleveille@jacksoncountyok.com or 580-482-0653.

Shortgrass Arts Institute is sponsoring a mixed media art class with Bobby Avila from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 3, 4 and 6 at the Western Oklahoma State College, Room B19, 2801 N. Main St, Altus. Cost is $30. For more information call Tammy Davis at 580-477-2890.

A free 12-week course of one-hour classes in Tai Chi — Moving for Better Balance — is slated to begin 10-11 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Jackson County Health Department, 401 W. Tamarack Road in Altus. For more information contact April Collom at 580-482-7308 or aprilc@health.ok.gov.

Flu vaccinations are scheduled to begin 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Jackson County Health Department, 401 W. Tamarack Road in Altus. Providers plan to accept SoonerCare, Medicare, all private health insurance, cash, checks or credit cards as payment. For more information contact Brittany Forester at brittanyf@health.ok.gov, Leann Gilchrist at leanng@health.ok.gov, Karen Weaver at karenxw@health.ok.gov or call 580-482-7308.

Retired Educators are scheduled to meet 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at a Coffee Cup Review at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson St. in Altus. Theresa Gardiner is scheduled to review the humorous novel “A Man Called Ove” and a short business meeting is slated to follow. For more information contact Ida Fay Winters at 580-482-8934 or literacy1@spls.lib.ok.us.

Lion’s Club meeting noon Oct. 6 at Fred’s Steakhouse, 2011 N. Main St. in Altus. Kelly Baker is to speak on Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, 2011 N. Main St. in Altus. For more information contact Lion President Vickie King at 580-471-2453 or jek41@sbcglobal.net, or Vice President Victoria Cleveland at 806-559-6845 or victorialcleveland@yahoo.com.

A garage giveaway with free clothing, shoes and household items is scheduled 7:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 at the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ, 400 N. Hudson St. in Altus. For more information contact Sharmon Wood at sharmoncoc@cableone.net or 580-482-1179.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program or RSVP Roaring 20s Party volunteer recognition banquet is scheduled for 6-8 p.m., Oct. 13 at the Club Altus, 120 F Ave., Bldg 307. Altus Air Force Base. Cost is $10 per person. For more information contact Kelly Baker at 580-482-4141 or kelly.baker@socag.org.

Lion’s Club meeting noon Oct. 13 at Fred’s Steakhouse, 2011 N. Main St. in Altus. Joan Wilcoxen is to speak on Christian Outreach through Armed Services Young Mens’ Christian Association, 2011 N. Main St. in Altus. For more information contact Lion President Vickie King at 580 -471-2453 or jek41@sbcglobal.net, or Vice President Victoria Cleveland at 806-559-6845 or victorialcleveland@yahoo.com.

Turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, 600 S. Main St. in Altus. For more information 580-482-0408 or visit www.dea.gov.

Lion’s Club meeting noon Oct. 27 at Fred’s Steakhouse, 2011 N. Main St. in Altus. Program on Altus fireman. For more information contact Lion President Vickie King at 580 -471-2453 or jek41@sbcglobal.net, or Vice President Victoria Cleveland at 806-559-6845 or victorialcleveland@yahoo.com.

The Cowboy Christmas Ball is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 with Wendell Sollis and the Sidekicks All Star Band at the Jackson County Expo Center, 300 Todd Lane in Altus. For more information contact Bonnie McAskill at 580-482-0210 or bonniem@altuschamber.com.

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