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Upcoming Events

May 22

Travel Talk, 7 p.m., Alpine Public Library AEP Multi-Purpose Room,805 W. Ave. E. Marilyn Dill of Alpine will talk about “Savoring the Flavors of Thailand.” Marilyn will bring along some Thai dishes to taste.

May 23

Arts & Crafts Benefit for the Davis Mountains Resort Volunteer Fire Department, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., DMR Community Center, 101 Yellow Knife Trail, Davis Mountains Resort. Arts, crafts, raffle, music, barbecue at 5 p.m. 432-426-3755 or

Prenatal Classes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Big Bend Regional Medical Center, 2600 Highway 118. Doctors John Ray, Raphael Escovar and Ekta Escovar will cover topics including labor, delivery, breastfeeding and newborn care. Includes a tour of the Labor and Delivery Department at BBRMC and lunch will be provided. Open to all pregnant women and their support person. To register, 432-827-0430. Free.

Open Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Davis Mountains Preserve, 25 miles northwest of Fort Davis on Highway 118. Open for hiking, camping, horseback riding, backpacking, picnics, photography, birding and other outdoor activities. Guest required to sign in at McIvor Conservation Center. Free, but donations are welcome.

Thunderstorm Safety meeting presented by The National Weather Service representatives of the Midland Odessa District Office, 10 a.m. at the South County Emergency Services Building, FM 170 just east of the Terlingua Creek Bridge in Terlingua. 432-424-3327.

May 25

Memorial Day. Government offices closed; no mail delivery.

May 27

An Introduction to Spreadsheets for Small Business Applications, a free two-hour seminar by the Sul Ross Small Business Development Center, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Room 107, Centennial School, 500 W. Ave. H.

May 29

Alpine High School graduation, 7:30 p.m., Pete P. Gallego Center, Sul Ross State University.

May 30

Big Bend Benefit Bash, produced by the Leadership Big Bend Class of 2015, featuring Dale Watson at Big Bend Brewing Co., 3401 W. Highway 90. Proceeds benefit the Food Pantry, Grand Companions, Alpine Animal Shelter and the Family Crisis Center. 432-837-2326 or 432-294-2622.

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.

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 through May 20 and 5-6 p.m. on Thursdays through May 21, Learning for Life LLC, 107 N. 6th St.

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 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.

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 through May 26 and 5-6p.m. on Wednesdays through May 20, Learning for Life LLC, 107 N. 6th St.

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

Clases de Huesos Para la Vida en Español, by Cathy Wright, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Tuesdays through May 26,Big Bend Yoga, 402 S. Walker St.

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, 6:30-8 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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.


Public meetings

May 21

Brewster County Historical Commission meeting, 3 p.m., Brewster County Commissioners Courtroom, 6th Street at Ave. E.

May 26

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

Alpine Planning and Zoning meeting, 5:30 p.m, City Hall, 100 N. 13th St.

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