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Public meetings

Oct. 19

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

Oct. 20

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

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

Oct. 27

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

Upcoming events

Oct. 15

TEDxAlpinePublicLibrary, 6-8 p.m., AEP Community Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Topic will be Simple Living/Decluttering. Video presentation and discussion.

Earth Rocks! For fifth-graders at Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute. Volunteers are needed. www.cdri.org

Chamber Mixer, 6-8 p.m., Eva’s Salon, 111 W. Holland Ave.

Oct. 16-17

Ride 4 Trails Motorcycle Rally benefitting Big Bend National Park. 432-371-2218

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.

Oct. 19

Fort Davis Historical Society presents Dallas philanthropist and history scholar Bill Caruth, who will share tales of the early Texas Rangers at 6:30 p.m. at the Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis. Free.

Crafty Time for all crafters, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave. Cards and decorations for Halloween and Christmas. Materials supplied or bring your own projects to work on and visit. 432-837-5402

Oct. 21

Hump Day Lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E., Baked potato bar, salads, desserts, drinks. Fundraiser for the library by the Friends of Alpine Public Library. $7

Creating Family History program,3-4 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

“Starting a Small Business? Start Here” two-hour business seminar, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Centennial School Building, Room 107, 500 W. Ave H. Call 432-837-8813 to register. Free.

Oct. 22

Annual Spaghetti Dinner by the Kiwanis Club to benefit local children, 5-7 p.m., at the Alpine Elementary Cafeteria, 200 W. Ave. A. 432-837-5539

Oct. 23-24

Volkswagen Rally & Treffen, 3-10 p.m., Fort Davis, www.fortdavis.com.

Oct. 24

Marathon to Marathon, www.marathon2marathon.net.

Weekly Writing Workout, 10:30-11:30 a.m., AEP Community Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. weeklywritingworkout@yahoo.com or weeklywritingworkout on Facebook. Free.

Terlingua Community Garden Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., off Highway 170 on the road leading to the Ghost Town. Turn at the sign and drive a quarter-mile. Market will be on the left. Produce, prepared foods, crafts, art, live music.

Terlingua Green Scene Sustainability Festival, www.terlinguagreenscene.org

Oct. 25

Lamb and goat validation for January’s Big Bend Livestock Show, 1-2:30 p.m. for goats and 2:30-3:30 p.m. for lambs. Alpine High School FFA Ag Barn.

Movie showing, “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry,” 3 p.m., First Assembly of God, 1802 Fort Davis Highway. Free.

Oct. 28

“Every Business Needs a Website: Mistakes You Must Not Make!” two-hour business seminar, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Centennial School Building, Room 107, 500 W. Ave H. Call 432-837-8813 to register. Free.

Seldom Seen Monthly Movie Matinee, 3 p.m., Alpine Public Library,805 W. Ave. E. Call 432-837-2621 for title of the cult, independent, foreign, classic or obscure film. First in a series. Free.

Oct. 29

How to Get Your News in the Paper, presentation and question-and-answer session by Avalanche editor Gwin Grimes, 6:30-7:30 p.m., AEP Community Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. For clubs, nonprofits, churches, schools, youth sports organizations, small businesses and more. Free.

2015 Nature Appreciation Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.,Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center. $10 per person; lunch sponsored by Capital Farm Credit. www.cdri.org. RSVP by Oct. 26 to Jesse Lea Schneider, 432-295-0342.

Oct. 30

Snakes of the Big Bend presentation, 5 p.m. at Davis Mountain State Park. 432-426-3337, ext. 224

Oct. 31

Community Carnival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Crossroads Baptist Fellowship, 1701 N. 4th St.. Food, fun & games. All kids welcome.

Community Kids’ Halloween, 6-8 p.m., Historic Murphy Street. Trick or treat; help neighbors hand out treats (bring a lawn chair/candy). Costume contest w/ prizes. Scary stories. Ride the Desert Express. Outdoor movie (weather permitting). Free.

Sul Ross Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m. beginning at the Alpine Civic Center. Football game starts at 1 p.m. against East Texas Baptist University.

Giant Garage Sale, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalists of the Big Bend, 1308 N. 5th St. To donate or volunteer, call Gwynne Jamieson at 432-538-9020 or Jill Goodwin at 432-294-4076.

Nov. 2

Interpretative Walk through Limpia Canyon Primitive Area of Davis Mountains State Park sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas, 10 a.m. Call 432-837-9637 for reservations.

Big Bend Livestock Show Association meeting, 6 p.m., meeting room, Big Bend Telephone Co., 809 N. 5th St.

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.

2nd Annual Tolbert-Fowler Chili Cook-off Artfest, behind the Terlingua Store. Free admission with entry to the cook-off. Sixteen artists will sell works. pub.lucidpress.com/Chili-Artfest or all Mary at 432-371-2999.

Nov. 22

Swine validation for January’s Big Bend Livestock Show, 2-4 p.m., Alpine High School FFA Ag Barn.

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 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

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

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.

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.

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