Send your community events to events@alpineavalanche.com.

Jan. 14

 “Basic IRS Small Business Requirements,” a free three-hour workshop, 2:30-4:30, Chamber of Commerce Buildling, 1000 E. Railroad Ave. in Fort Stockton. Topics to be addressed include a review of IRS basic small business tax requirements including business income and expense reporting, record keeping and deductions and depreciation. Rules pertaining to home office, determining who are contractors or employees and travel and entertainment will also be discussed. To register, call the Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce at 432-336-2264 or the Big Bend Region SBDC, 432-837-8813.

“Frederic Remington and the Buffalo Soldiers,” a presentation by scholar Tom Phillips, 6:30 p.m. Fort Davis National Historic Site auditorium. Free.

The Woman’s Club of Alpine meeting, 7 p.m., West Texas National Bank meeting room. All ladies welcome. Discussion will be about upcoming fundraising efforts.

Jan. 15

Parent’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Hillside Baptist Church, 205 Church Road. Parents are invited to drop off their kids to play games, have a snack and watch a movie. Children of all ages welcome. Adult supervision is provided. Free. Karen, 432-386-3071.

Jan. 16

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program and support group for compulsive overeaters, meeting, noon, 502 E. Lockhart Ave. in Alpine.

Alpine Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, 6-9 p.m., Granada Theater. Speaker is Bill Kibler, president of Sul Ross State University. Accepting donations for silent auction. 432-837-2326 or manager@alpinetexas.com.

Jan. 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19

Parent Enrichment Night, 6 p.m., Alpine Montessori School, 908 N. 6th St. Discussion covers the process that the child follows with the instruction of Montessori math, as well as materials that the students discover in the primary classroom that will lead seamlessly into more and more complex functions through the sixth grade. Teachers from both the primary and elementary classes will be on hand to discuss with parents the ways in which these Montessori lessons translate in the classroom and how to enhance mathematical instruction at home. Any adults interested in learning more about Montessori are welcome. 837-2173 or admin@alpinemontessori.org

Jan. 20

“Preparing a Business Plan,” a free two-hour presentation, 2:30-4:30, Room 107, Centennial School Bldg. in Alpine. If you want to grow your small business, one of the most important steps is to develop a plan for growth and then make planning an ongoing process. Business planning isn't just for start-ups, either. It's a vital tool for long-term survival and success, especially for a small business. To register, 432-837-8813.

Amateur Radio Licensing Class, 6-9 p.m., Room 130, Turner Range Animal Science Center, Sul Ross State University. The class meets for five nights and will include the elements required to successfully pass the Federal Communication Commission Technician Class exam. Dave Cockrum, 432-837-3711 or Bob Ward, 432-386-3041.

Jan. 21

TEDxAlpinePublic Library, 6-8 p.m., AEP Community Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Presentation of Ted Talks videos and discussion. Free.

Jan. 22

Travel Talk with Lee Smith and Jim Robertson, “26 Months That Side,” stories from their Peace Corps life in Botswana with video, photos and artifacts. 7 p.m., AEP Multipurpose Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Avenue E.

Jan. 27

“Marketing Your Goods and Services,” a free two-hour seminar, 2:30-4:30, Room 107, Centennial School Bldg. in Alpine. One of the worst mistakes you can make as a small business owner or manager is to be fooled into thinking that you are just in the business of producing and delivering products and services. Marketing is your business, not just part of it. To register, 432-837-8813.

Amateur Radio Licensing Class, 6-9 p.m., Room 130, Turner Range Animal Science Center, Sul Ross State University. The class meets for five nights and will include the elements required to successfully pass the Federal Communication Commission Technician Class exam. Dave Cockrum, 432-837-3711 or Bob Ward, 432-386-3041.

Jan. 30

Tree Tour of Sul Ross State University campus with botanist Karen Little for the Big Bend Chapter of the Native Plant Society, 1-3 p.m. Meet in the Gallego Center parking lot near the small brick cottages. Free.

Feb. 6

Sidewalk Sale benefit for Alpine Christian School, 402 E. Holland Ave. Time TBA. Furniture, craft supplies, clothing, electronics, Resistol cowboy hat in box. Contributions accepted.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous, 502 E. Lockhart Ave. Schedules available on front door. 432-837-5590

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

Big Bend Conservation Alliance community outreach meets, 6 p.m. Mondays, AEP Community Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

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 Community Chorale rehearsals, 6 p.m., Mondays, First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 201 W. Sul Ross Ave, entry is west of church’s main door. 432-837-7203 or info@bigbendartscouncil.org

Big Bend Unit of the American Cancer Society/Relay For Life committee meeting, 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church fellowship room, Fifth Street at Lockhart Avenue. Gayla Owen, 432-386-6974.

Bones for Life, a movement intelligence program by Cathy Wright, noon-1 p.m. on Tuesdays and 5-6 p.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

Centering Prayer, a Christian method of meditation, 12:30 p.m. Mondays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. James Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 6th St. at Avenue. 432-386-5988

Chapter Book Story Time, 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White.

Crafty Time, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., first and third Mondays, The Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave. Supplies provided for note cards and holiday decorations.

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

Farmers Markets, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hotel Ritchey, Fifth at Murphy Streets and 9 a.m. to noon Big Bend Thrift Store, Fifth Street at Avenue A.

Food Pantry of Alpine food distribution, 9-11 a.m., first Saturdays of each month, West Texas Food Bank, 2101 FM 1703 in Alpine. 837-1040

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.

Hooping Jam, noon-2p.m., Mondays, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Parish Hall, immediately to the west of the church, 406 S. 6th St. Informal gatherings for hoopers of all skill levels. Free. www.farouthooping.com

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

Library Lizards, 4:30-5:30 p.m., every Tuesday,Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Kids in grades 1-3.

Little Sprout Song Swap, 10-10:45 a.m., third Saturdays of the month, for children ages 0-5, at the Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison St. 432-837-8143

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program and support group for compulsive overeaters, meeting, noon Saturdays, 502 E. Lockhart Ave. in Alpine.

Picking’ and Grinnin’ session, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, American Legion Hall, 306 W. Sul Ross Ave. Bring an instrument or voice.

Pilot Club, noon, second Wednesdays, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E.

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

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

Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Ages up to 5 with a parent.

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

Wee Explore, creative activities for children 5 and under, 4-4:45 p.m. third Wednesdays of the month, at the Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison St. 432-837-8143

Wee Wonders, movement and stroller stroll for babies and toddlers, 10-10:45 a.m. second Wednesdays of the month, at the Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison St. 432-837-8143

Weight Watchers, Wednesdays atnoon Room 213 Lawrence Hall, SRSU. Visitors welcome.

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