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Public meetings

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

Brewster County Commissioners Court second public hearing regarding tax rate and related matters, 9 a.m., Commissioners Courtroom, Brewster County Courthouse, 6th Street at Avenue E.

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.

Alpine Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, 5:30 p.m., Alpine City Council Chambers, 803 W. Holland Ave.

Sept. 29

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

Alpine Animal Advisory Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Alpine City Council Chambers, 803 W. Holland Ave.

Upcoming events

Sept. 16-19

Electronics Recycling Event, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 16-18 and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 at the Old Fire Station, N. 8th St. and W. Ave. E;  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16-19 at Memorial Square in front of the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16, picnic area, at state highways 118 and 170 in Study Butte. Visit www.cityofalpine.com for a list of items that can be accepted. 432-294-3182.

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.

Job Descriptions and Performance Management, a workshop provided by the Small Business Development Center, 9 a.m.-noon, Centennial School Building, 500 W. Ave. H. To register, 432-837-8813 or 432-837-8694.

Dealing With Difficult People, a workshop provided by the Small Business Development Center, 1-4 p.m., Centennial School Building, 500 W. Ave. H. A lunch will be provided for those attending both workshops. To register, 432-837-8813 or 432-837-8694.

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.

Book Club, 5:30 p.m., Front Street Books, 121 E. Holland Ave., Discussing “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.

Sept. 18

Parent’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Hillside Baptist Church, 205 Church Road, for children of all ages, 432-386-3071. Free.

Sept. 19

Mesquite Harvesting workshop by Brad Lancaster, 1-5 p.m., Kokernot Lodge, Register at mlatta@feedingamerica.org, $10.

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

Sept. 19-20

Marathon West Fest Cabrito Cook-Off & Dance, www.marathontexas.com/events

Sept. 20

Volunteer Interpretive Guide Training, 9 a.m. to noon, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center. 432-364-2499, ext. 3, or spenney@cdri.org.

Big Bend Arts Council meeting, 2 p.m. Museum of the Big Bend, Sul Ross Campus. 432-837-7203

Sept. 21

Book Fair at Alpine Elementary School, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8-11 a.m. Friday. Family Nights 4-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Community is welcome.

Crafting Christmas ornaments and decorations, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave. Supplies furnished. All ages welcome. 432-837-5640 or 432-837-5402. 

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.

Parent Enrichment Night, 6 p.m. at Alpine Montessori School, 908 N. 6th St. Beginning of discussion series on aspects of the Montessori method. 432-837-2173

Texas Mountain Trail Writers meeting and backyard potluck, 6 p.m. at home of Reba and Davis Seals. 432-837-2919.

Sept. 24

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. 25

Travel Talk, 7 p.m. in the AEP Multipurpose Room in the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Audrey Painter will speak on “Trading Spaces: A Home Exchange in Spain.” 432-837-7320

Sept. 25-27

31st Annual Davis Mountains Brigade Rendezvous, Evan’s Ranch outside of Fort Davis. Several events including, archery, shooting, knife skills and tomahawk throwing. 42-426-3818

Sept. 26

Chamber of Commerce Mixer, 6-10 p.m., Tallent Roofing, Casner Building, 301 W. Holland Ave.

Oct. 5

Big Bend Livestock Show and Sale meeting, 6 p.m., conference room, Big Bend Telephone.

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.

Nov. 7

49th Annual Terlingua International Chili Championship at Ranchero CASI de los Chisos. $40 per person for the week, $20 per person Saturday only.

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.

Big Bend Community Chorale rehearsals, 6 p.m., Mondays, First Christian Church, 201 W. Sul Ross Ave, white building behind church. 432-837-7203

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

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

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 of 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.

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, 6-7 p.m. Sundays at Kokernot Park, in the shade between the pool and golf course. 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

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, 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.

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

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

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

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