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Upcoming Events

April 23

Chamber Mixer, 6-8 p.m., at The Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave.

April 24

Sign Unveiling and Dedication of new Welcome To Alpine sign, 12:15 p.m. at Highland Concrete, 2801 E. Highway 90. GFWC Juniorettes of Alpine will be hosts, with music by the Alpine High School Buck Band members and Sul Ross music scholars.

April 25

Día de los Niños Celebration week beginsat Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Stop by for fun activities, craft projects and a free book. For ages 10 and younger.

Earth Day Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., music, food, vendors, family activities. Garden columnist and farmer Mark Foster will talk about saving seeds at the Alpine Farmers Market. Historic Murphy Street. Free.

Exchange Table in celebration of Earth Day on Murphy St. If you come by and see something you like, take it for free. If you have things you want to give away, bring them to share with our community. 432-837-2290.

Native Plant Society plant sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Brown Dog Gardens on Murphy Street.

Bake Sale by Alpine Elementary School to benefit a gardening project, 9 a.m. at Alpine Farmers Market on Murphy Street.

Flower Making Mosaic Workshop for kids and adults hosted by Liz and Hiram Sibley and Susan and Tom Curry, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 108 W. Murphy St. Build mosaic flowers with recycled tile and glass, which will be used to adorn a papercrete wall at 108 W. Murphy St. Free.

Mile High Chili Cook-off, tasting begins at 1 p.m. with live music buy the Blan Scott Band, Davis Mountains State Park. Entrance fees waived for the day.

Eddie Eagle, a gun safety program for children 12 and younger, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. 432-837-2621.

Prenatal Class, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Big Bend Regional Medical Center, 2600 Highway 118. Conducted by Doctors John Ray, Raphael Escovar and Ekta Escovar. To RSVP or for more information call 432-837-0430. Free.

ClickinWalk photo excursion, 4-6 p.m., begins inlot behind Two Clever Chicks, 108 N. 5th St. and ends at Century Bar & Grill in the Holland Hotel, 209 W. Holland Ave. Register at www.clickinmoms.com

April 25-26

Ranch Roping Clinic taught by Joe Wolter at Gary Dunshee’s place. 432-364-2234.

April 26

Spring Concert of the Big Bend Community Chorale, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 208 E. Sul Ross Ave. Free.

Free movie, “Summer Snow,” 3 p.m., First Assembly of God in Alpine, 1802 Fort Davis Highway.

April 29

Online Auctions, a free two-hour workshop, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Centennial School, Room 107, 500 W. Ave. H. To register, 432-837-8813.

Carson & Barnes Circus, sponsored by the Alpine Chamber of Commerce, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Big Bend Events Center, N. Highway 118. Advance tickets, $12 for adults; $6, children younger than 12; available at the Chamber of Commerce or Porter’s Thriftway stores. Tickets purchased on circus day are $16 for adults and $10 for children.

April 30

Fight For Mia, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Eva’s Salon, 111 W. Holland Ave. Revenue from haircuts and manicures will go to help Mia Elena Martinez with leukemia medical expenses. 432-837-0700.

Book Club of the Alpine Public Library meeting, 5:45 p.m. at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Book is “American Rust” by Philip Meyer. Refreshments provided.

May 2

Cinco de Mayo 5K Fun Run/Walk, 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. race. Our Lady of Peace Church, Gallego at 5th Street. $25 registration includes T-shirt, water, refreshments, medals for top finishers. Proceeds benefit the Knights of Columbus scholarship fund. Mark Padilla 432-294-2709 or Robert Polanco 432-386-5495.

Boxing Fiesta, 3-6 p.m., Kelly Outdoor Theater behind The Chamber of Commerce, Fort Davis. Sponsorships available. To compete, amateur boxers call 432-230-0768.

May 3-8

Children’s Book Week, children 10 and younger are invited to the children’s area of the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E, for activities and craft and a free book while supplies last.

May 4

Volunteer Big Bend Appreciation Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., second floor, Morgan University Center, Sul Ross State University. RSVP by April 28 at 432-364-2658. $20

May 6

High Country Beef and Range Management Update by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Marfa National Bank, 301 S. Highland Ave., Marfa. RSVP by May 1 at 432-729-4746 or 432-837-6207, $10.

Starting a Small Business, a free three-hour workshop, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Centennial School, Room 107, 500 W. Ave. H. 432-837-8813.

May 7

Grassroots Marketing, a free two-hour workshop, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce. 432-837-8813.

May 9

Packing Pretty, concealed carry licensing class and Fight Like A Girl, a self-defense seminar, hosted by West of the Pecos Republican Women. Register at Alpine Chamber of Commerce by May 1. Tickets for a drawing for three pistols, along with other items, can be purchased at Eva’s Salon, Morrison True Value, Twin Peak Liquor and Alpine Auto Rental. 432-364-3368. $125

May 12

Friends of the Library meeting, noon, AEP Foundation Multipurpose Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

May 13

IRS Basic Requirements, a free two-hour workshop, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Room 107, Centennial School, 500 W. Ave. H. 432-837-8813.

May 16

Marfa 4H Golf Tournament, registration for three-person scramble begins at 8 a.m. at the Marfa Municipal Golf Course, followed by a shotgun start. Call 432-386-3234, 432-295-0135 or 210-487-9821. $50 per player.

Home Run 5K Run/Walk, 6 p.m. starting at Kokernot Field. Pick up race pack at 5:30 p.m. Come dressed in favorite costume. Register at www.eventbrite.com. $30. Free fun run inside the park for 12 and younger. Meet and greet the 2015 Alpine Cowboys; intrasquad scrimmage after the run.

May 20

 “Writing A Business Plan,” a free two-hour workshop, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Room 107, Centennial School, 500 W. Ave. H.

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.

Amateur Radio licensing course, Thursdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. through May 7, Turner Range Animal Science Center on Highway 118.

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, 4-5 p.m., 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 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, 8:30-9:30 a.m., 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

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.

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. 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.

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. www.cathywright.com

Public meetings

April 28

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

May 5

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

May 11

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

May 19

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

May 18

Alpine ISD School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Alpine ISD Administration Building, 704 W. Sul Ross Ave.

May 26

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

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