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Public meetings

Aug. 13

Big Bend Regional Hospital District meeting, 5 p.m., Hospital District Office, 801 E. Holland Ave., Alpine.

Aug. 18

Alpine City Council public hearing regarding the 2015-16 fiscal year budget,5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, 803 W. Holland Ave.                      

Big Bend Regional Hospital District meeting, 5:30 p.m., Casner Room, 113 S. Highland Ave., Marfa.

Aug. 19

Terlingua Common School District public meeting to discuss the school district’s budget, which will determine the tax rate that is adopted, 6 p.m., Big Bend High School Meeting Room, Terlingua.

Aug. 25

Brewster County Commissioners Court meeting,9 a.m., Commissioners Courtroom, Brewster County Courthouse, 6th Street at Avenue E.

Upcoming events

Aug. 13

Thursday Movie Night featuring “Home,” 6-8:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Concessions will be sold. Imelda at 432-294-0843 or Allison at 928-580-4204.

TEDxAlpinePublicLibrary video presentation and discussion, “Governments that Work,” 6-8 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

Aug. 14

4th Annual Chamber of Commerce Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 306 W. Sul Ross Ave. Tickets available at the Visitor’s Center, 106 N. 3rd St. Call 432-837-2326 for more information. $8

Big Starry Night, star-viewing party, 9 p.m. at Big Bend Ranch State Park. 432-358-4444.

Aug. 14-15

Open Weekend, 8 a.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountain Preserve, 25 miles northwest of Fort Davis on Hwy. 118. Open for hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, picnics, photography, birding and other outdoor activities. Free.

Aug. 15

CDRI Live & Silent Auction, 4 p.m. silent auction, 5 p.m. live auction. Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center. $10 tickets for bidding number, wine and beer. www.cdri.org or 432-364-2499.

Script writing class with David Bryant Perkins, 11 a.m. in the Community Room of the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. www.davidbryantperkins.com

Aug.17

Matt Walter to present flags of the American Revolution and the Confederacy to the Fort Davis Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. at the Jeff Davis County Library, 100 Jefferson Square, Fort Davis.

Planning meeting for the 40th Reunion of AHS Class of 1975 at 6:30 p.m. at Nina Foley’s home, 515 John W. Road.

Aug. 19

Safeguarding Your Business led by the Big Bend Region Minority and Small Business Development Center, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Centennial School, 500 W. Ave. H. To register, 432-837-8694.

Aug. 20

Thursday Movie Night featuring “Paddington,” 6-8:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Concessions will be sold. Imelda at 432-294-0843 or Allison at 928-580-4204.

Chamber of Commerce Mixer, 6-8 p.m. at Big Bend Telephone Co., 808 N. 5th St.

Aug. 20-22

Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival in Fort Davis registration now open at http://www.fortdavis.com/hummerfest.html.

Aug. 22

Fall Lobo Days football scrimmage, concert and fireworks, 7 p.m., Sul Ross Track. Visit www.sulross.edu for more information.

Aug. 24

Registration fees due for 40th Reunion of AHS Class of 1975. For more information visit the Facebook page: Nineteen-SeventyFive Reunion. Open to classmates and friends of AHS Class of 1975.

First Day of School for Alpine Independent School District and Sul Ross State University.

Sept. 4-7

40th Reunion of AHS Class of 1975, Numerous activities planned including a Fightin’ Buck football game, barbecue at Kokernot Lodge and tour of the high school. For more information visit the Facebook page: Nineteen-SeventyFive Reunion.

Sept. 5

5th Annual Big Bend Youth Rodeo, 9 a.m. at Sul Ross State University Arena. Entries must be postmarked by Aug. 17 and sent to P.O. Box 362, Marathon. Call 432-294-0657 or email lesleac@ymail.com for more information.

Sept. 16-18

Electronics Recycling Event, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Old Fire Station, N. 8th St. and W. Ave. E. Visit www.cityofalpine.com for a list of items that can be accepted. Call 432-294-3182 for more information.

Ongoing Events

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) and/or Dysfunctional Families meeting, 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Unitarian Universalists of the Big Bend, 1308 N. 5th St. Free, anonymous,12-step program not affiliated with the church. 432-837-0115

Alpine Caregivers, 3 p.m. Mondays in the meeting room at First Presbyterian Church, 103 E. Lockhart Ave. Open to all caregivers.

Alpine City Pool, open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $1 for ages 12-younger; $2 for 13-older. Water aerobics, 6-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Available for pool parties Thursday-Sunday. 432-837-3301.

Alpine Community Band rehearsal, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sul Ross Band Room, Fine Arts Building, Sul Ross State University. New members welcome. 432-386-7478

Alpine Lions Club meeting, noon, Tuesdays, Oriental Express, 3000 W. U.S. 90.

American Legion Post 79 meeting, 6:30 p.m., second Monday each month, Legion Hall, 306 W. Sul Ross Ave. Dinner provided.

American Legion Auxiliary meeting, 5:30 p.m., third Monday each month, Legion Hall, 306 W. Sul Ross Ave.

Awareness Through Movement Class by Cathy Wright, 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and 5-6 p.m. on Thursdays, Learning for Life LLC, 107 N. 6th St. www.cathywright.com

Basic Computer classes for adults meets 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Call 432-837-2621 to sign up.

Big Bend Conservation Alliance Community Outreach meeting, 6 p.m. Mondays, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

Book Club of the Library meets the last Thursday of the month at 5:45 p.m. at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. 432-837-2621.

Bones for Life, a movement intelligence program by Cathy Wright, noon-1 p.m. on Tuesdays and 5-6p.m. on Wednesdays, Learning for Life LLC, 107 N. 6th St. www.cathywright.com

Busy Bee Quilters, 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays, The Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave. 432-837-5640

Contemplative Prayer, a Christian form of meditation, meets 5:15-6 p.m. Wednesdays at St. James Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, corner of 6th Street and Avenue A. 432-386-5988.

Desert Sky Quilters Guild, first and third Saturdays each month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Big Bend Cowboy Church.

Family Story Time for children six and under accompanied by an adult,4 p.m., Wednesdays, AEP Multipurpose Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 E. Avenue E.

Farmers Markets, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Hotel Ritchey, Fifth at Murphy Streets and Big Bend Thrift Store, Fifth Street at Avenue A.

Free Coffee Fridays for Seniors, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Fridays at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

Hike with a Homeless Dog, 9-10:30 a.m., Thursdays, Davis Mountains State Park, Highway 118, Fort Davis. Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail.

HOOLA-FIT hoop dance classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Granada Theater, 207 E. Holland Ave., for ages 14 and older. $15, drop-in, $10-12 per class for five to 10 classes advance pay. 432-386-0479

Hooping Jam, 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays at Kokernot Park, in the shade between the pool and golf course. Informal gatherings for hoopers of all skill levels. Free. 432-386-0479

Kiwanis Club of Alpine, noon, Wednesdays, University Center, SRSU.

Library Lizards for first- and second-graders, 3-4 p.m., Tuesdays, Community Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 E. Avenue E. Summer Literacy program.

Little Sprout Song Swap, 10:30-11 a.m., first Wednesday and last Saturday of the month, at the Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison St.

Non-Violent Gas Pipeline Protest, noon-1 p.m. Fridays at the Railroad Park. Bring a sign and a friend.

Pilot Club, noon, second and fourth Wednesdays, Oriental Express, 3000 W. U.S. 90.

Raw Elite Training Camp, Mondays-Thursdays June 9-July 23. Camp to prepare athletes for the upcoming season. For more information contact Joseph Limon at 432-693-7469.

Rotary Club of Alpine meeting, 11:45 a.m., Thursdays, Oriental Express, 3000 W. U.S. 90.

Senior Circle Stretch and Flex, 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, basement of the First United Methodist Church,208 E. Sul Ross Ave. 432-837-0254. Free.

Seniors Coffee, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

Science Club, 4-5:30 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

Tae Bo exercise class, 1:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E., and 6:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Crossroads Baptist Fellowship, 1707 N. 4th St. All fitness levels welcome. 432-294-5034. Free.

Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

Walk for Life, a movement intelligence program by Cathy Wright, 10 a.m.-noon, Fridays, Learning for Life LLC, 107 N. 6th St. www.cathywright.com

Weight Watchers, Thursdays atnoon weigh-ins, 12:30 p.m. meetings, University Center Room 210 at Sul Ross State University. Call 432-386-5673.

Wii Sports family games, 4-5:30 p.m., Fridays, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. 432-837-2621.

Writing Wranglers, 3-4 p.m., Mondays, Alpine Public Library, 805 W, Ave, E. For kids entering grades 3rd and 4th. A project based writing program.

Yarn Arts, 10 a.m.-noon, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

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