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Public meetings

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

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. Registration begins at 5 p.m. at El Patio Restaurant, on Murphy Street.

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.

Alpine Food Pantry distribution, 9-11 a.m., West Texas Food Bank, corner of FM 1703 and Highway 90 West. Bring proof of residency. Volunteers welcome. 432-837-1040.

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.

Alpine Elementary PTO meeting, 5:30 p.m. Alpine Elementary School cafeteria, 200 W Ave. A. Officers will be elected.

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

Sept. 10

Women’s Club of Alpine meeting, 7 p.m., West Texas National Bank meeting room, 101 E. Ave. E.

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. 432-827-2621

Plant Sale sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Brown Dog Gardens on Murphy Street. Checks and cash only.

Big Bend Chamber Music opening concert, 6 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 510 N. 6th St. A reception to follow.

Sept. 14

Relay for Life Committee meeting, 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 103 E. Lockhart Ave. New members welcome.

Sept. 14

Highland Homeschool Back to School Bash, 6:30 p.m., Hillside Church, 205 Church Road. All homeschoolers welcome, bring potluck to share and no longer needed curriculum to exchange.

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. 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.

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. 19

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

Desert Harvesters & Native Foods by Brad Lancaster, 7:30 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 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.

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, Oriental Express, 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., 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

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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