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Public meetings

Sept. 1

Alpine City Council meeting, 5:30 p.m., council chambers, 100 N. 13th St.

Sept. 10

Big Bend Regional Hospital District budget and tax rate public hearing, 5:30 p.m., district office, 801 E. Holland Ave.

Sept. 14

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

Sept. 15

Alpine City Council meeting, 5:30 p.m., council chambers, 100 N. 13th St.

Sept. 17

Big Bend Regional Hospital District budget and tax rate public hearing, 5:30 p.m., Casner Room, 113 S. Highland, Marfa.

Sept. 21

Alpine ISD Board of Trustees meeting, 5:30 p.m., board room, Alpine ISD Administration Building, 704 W. Sul Ross Ave.

Sept. 22

Big Bend Regional Hospital District board meeting, 5:30 p.m., district office, 801 E. Holland Ave.

Sept. 29

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

Upcoming events

Aug. 27

Adopt-a-pet and microchipping for pets, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., City of Alpine Animal Shelter, 2900 E. Old Marathon Hwy. 837-2532 or 837-9030. $20 for microchips.

“The Godfather” movie screening, 8:45 p.m at the Kokernot Outdoor Theater. Free.

Aug. 28

Travel Talk, 7 p.m. at the AEP Multi-purpose Room of the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. “Cuba: Es Complicado,” will feature Ken Durham, John Davis, Pat Culver and Emily Alexander. 432-837-2621

Aug. 29

Camp Holland Field Trip guided by Albert Miller. Limited to 15. $30 for CDRI members, $40 for non-members. Lisa Gordon, 432-364-2499

Aug. 30

Daughter of the American Revolution meeting, 2:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 103 Lockhart Ave. Guest speaker Kevin Richardson will present a program on the constitution.

Sept. 2

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

Sept. 4

Ribbon cutting, 4:30 p.m. at Cowboys ‘n’ Cadillacs, 600 W. Ave. E.

Sept. 4-6

Marfa Lights Festival, Presidio County Courthouse. Visit www.visitmarfa.com

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. Register by Aug. 24.

Sept. 5

5th Annual Big Bend Youth Rodeo, 9 a.m. at Sul Ross State University Arena. 432-294-0657 or lesleac@ymail.com for more information.

Sept. 8

Library Lizards begins, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. For grades 1-3.

Sept. 9

BuzzFest film showing, 4 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Free.

Sept. 11-19

Talent needed for the Permian Basin Fair & Expo Little Miss Pageant and Miss Permian Bain Fair Scholarship Pageant, as well as creative art entries. For application and deadlines, see pbfair.com

Sept. 12

Adult Spelling Bee, 5-7 p.m., Big Bend Brewing Company to benefit the Alpine Public Library. 20 teams of up to four members will vie for cash prizes and a custom trophy by artist Cheryl Frances. Register by Sept. 7. Entry fee is $150 per team.

Plant Sale sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Brown Dog Gardens on Murphy Street.

Sept. 16-18

Electronics Recycling Event, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Old Fire Station, N. 8th St. and W. Ave. E, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16-19 at Memorial Square in front of the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.cityofalpine.com for a list of items that can be accepted. Call 432-294-3182 for more information.

Sept. 17

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

Science Club, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Grades 4-6. It’s a Very Germy World: Grow Some Bacteria.

Sept. 19

Mesquite Workshop by Brad Lancaster, 1 – 5 p.m., Kokernot Lodge, Register at mlatte@feedingamerica.org, $10.

Desert Harvesters & Native Foods by Brad Lancaster, 7:30-*;30 p.m., Alpine ISD Auditorium on Sul Ross Ave. Free

Sept. 22

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

Oct. 9-11

Tom Curtin Quality Horsemanship Clinic, Dipper Ranch, Marfa. Contact Walker or Brenda Klein, 432-358-4406. www.tomcurtin.net

Oct. 17

24th Annual 4H Open Freestyle Reining, books open at 8 a.m., show starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Sul Ross S.A.L.E Arena. Visit www.alpinereining.com for age divisions, awards, rules and regulations. 432-729-4746 or 512-756-0593 Pre-entry $5 by Oct. 10. $15 the day of the event.

Oct. 18-24

Trans Pecos Ultra, 160 miles ultra marathon, Big Bend State Ranch Park. www.trans-pecosultra.com. Volunteers needed.

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 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.

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.

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

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, 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays 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.

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.

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, Oriental Express, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E.

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.

Senios Coffee Fridays, 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 Mondays and Wednesdays, 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.

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

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