Upcoming Events

Feb. 19

Girls Rock!, empowerment group for girls third grade and older, 4:30 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. 837-7254

Pancake Supper fundraiser by the Rotary Club of Alpine, 5:30-7 p.m., Alpine Elementary School cafeteria, 200 W. Ave. A. $6

Chamber Mixer, 5:45-8 p.m. at Mendias & Co., 803 W. Ave. E.

Sharon Wilson, environmental organizer, lecture, 6 p.m., Lawrence Hall Room 300 at Sul Ross State University. Effects of shale oil and gas extraction. Free.

Feb. 21

Taco Supper Alpine High School Student Council fundraiser, 4-7 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. $6 per plate.

Prenatal Class by Drs. John Ray, Raphael Escovar and Ekta Escovar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Board Room of the Big Bend Regional Medical Center, 2600 N. Highway 118. Open to pregnant women and their support person. 432-837-0430. Free.

“80 Years of the King,” Elvis show by Bryon Garrison Productions, 7 p.m. Alpine ISD Auditorium. Fundraiser for the Alpine Fight Buck Band’s trip to Carnegie Hall in March. $15. 217-820-4856

Feb. 23-27

Scholastic Book Fair, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8-11 a.m. Friday, Alpine Elementary School, 200 W. Ave. A. Funds raised will help purchase books for the library, classroom libraries and children. Open to the public.

Feb. 24

Chairs, a movement intelligence program by Cathy Wright, 4-5 p.m., Learning for Life LLC, 107 N. 6th St. and 6-7 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. www.cathywright.com

Feb. 25

Spaghetti Dinner, fundraiser for Buck Band’s trip to Carnegie Hall. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Granada Theater, 207 E. Holland Ave. Silent auction. $10 per plate.

Amazing Amigos, 7:30 p.m., Casner Building, 301 W. Holland Ave. Entertainment by poet Doris Daley and musicians Eli Barsi and John Cunningham. Free. 432-294-4028.

Feb. 26

TEDxAlpinePublicLibrary, 6-8 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Monthly video and discussion program of innovative and compelling ideas moderated by Avalanche Editor Gwin Grimes. Videos will include “What Makes a Great Leader?” by Simon Sinek and “Where do Ideas Come From:  How to Start a Movement” by Steven Johnson. Free. 432-837-2621

Feb. 27

Travel Talk with David Kowal, professor emeritus, Department of the History of Art, College of Charleston, “On the Road to Machu Picchu – Peru,” 7 p.m., AEP Multipurpose Room, Alpine Public Library.

Dr. Seuss Celebration, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E, children invited to stop by and read favorite Dr. Seuss book and make their own Truffula Tree. Free.

Feb. 28

Fundraiser Dance for the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Alpine Civic Center. Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band, silent auction, wine and beer raffle. $20 per person; children younger than 16, free.

March 3

Tri-Community Horticulture Program, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Hotel Paisano Ballroom, 207 N. Highland St., Marfa. Garden protection and pests, Tomato 101, Ice Storm Tree Damage and Repair and more. $10 per person. RSVP by Feb. 26 at 432-729-4746 or 432-837-6207.

March 3-4

Mammos on the Move mammography screening, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Big Bend Regional Medical Center, 2600 Highway 118. Bring identification and insurance card. $129 if not insured. (915) 577-0100.

March 6

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, hosted by Our Lady of the Peace Catholic Church, 4-7 p.m. Parish Hall, 406 S. 6th St., $7.

March 7-8

4-H Shooting Sports Coach Training for 4-H volunteers, 9 a.m. March 7 to noon March 8, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Center, Fort Stockton. 432-336-8585 or c-belew@tamu.edu.

March 11–14

Electronics Recycling, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11-13 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 14, old fire station, corner of North 8th Street and West Avenue E. For a list of acceptable items, 432-294-3183 or email alpinerecycles@ci.alpine.tx.us.

March 12

Science Club, 4-5:30 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Ages 10 and older. Marshmallow challenge.

March 14-15

Book signing for “The World According to El Blanco” by Russ Le Blanc, noon-4 p.m., The Bookfeller, Fort Davis.

March 16-21

Cactus and Succulent Sale at the CDRI, four miles south of Fort Davis on Highway 118. 432-364-2499

March 21

Mrs. Miller’s Magic Music, 10:30-11:15 a.m. at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Ages 8 and younger.

March 21-22

Book signing for “The World According to El Blanco” by Russ Le Blanc, noon-4 p.m., The Bookfeller, Fort Davis.+-

March 26

Book Club of Alpine Public Library hosted by Leigh Kirby, 5:30 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty. 432-837-2621.

March 28-29

Hammerfest Road Race and Hill Climb, Fort Davis. 713-628-9901, www.pbbatx.com

April 4

Carnival by Garry Moore Amusements, Highway 118 across from the airport.

April 17

Relay for Life, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Sul Ross Track Field.

April 29

Carson & Barnes Circus, location and times to be announced.

Ongoing Events

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.

Awareness Through Movement Class by Cathy Wright, 4-5 p.m., Thursdays, Learning for Life LLC, 107 N. 6th St. www.cathywright.com

Basic Computer Class, 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Alpine Public Library. Instructor is Gerardo Gonzalez. Free. 432-837-2621.

Big Bend Community Chorale rehearsal, 6 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Hall, Holy Cross Anglican Church, 907 N. 2nd St., Alpine. Open to all interested singers. Don, 432-364-2358.

Bingo, 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, American Legion Hall, 306 W. Sul Ross Ave.

Bones for Life, a movement intelligence program by Cathy Wright, 8:30-9:30 a.m., 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

Family Story Time, 3-3:45 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, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays at the Granada Theater, 207 E. Holland Ave. 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, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Community Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 E. Avenue E.

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.

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

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.

Tae Bo exercise class, 1:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Crossroads Baptist Fellowship, 1707 N. 5th St., and 6:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Hillside Baptist Church, 205 Church Road. All fitness levels welcome. 432-294-5034. Free.

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

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

Your Brain and Movement Class, by Cathy Wright, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Feb. 24, March 3, 10, Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave. www.cathywright.com

Public meetings

Feb. 19

Brewster County Historical Commission, 3-5 p.m., Commissioners Court Room, Brewster County Courthouse.

Big Bend Regional Hospital District, 6:30 p.m., Hospital District Office, 801 E. Holland Ave.

Feb. 23

Alpine ISD School Board, 5:30 p.m., Board Room, Administration Building, 704 W. Sul Ross Ave.

Feb. 24

Brewster County Commissioners 9 a.m.,Brewster County Courthouse, 6th Street at Ave. E.

March 3

Alpine City Council, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, 803 West Holland Ave.

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