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March 26

Book Club of Alpine Public Library, 5:30 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty. Leigh Kirby is host. 432-837-2621.

Alpine Chamber of Commerce Mixer, 6-8 p.m., Big Bend Brewing Co., 3401 W. Highway 90.

Amateur Radio General Class Licensing Course, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 7, Room 130, Turner Range Animal Science Center at Sul Ross State University. Covers the elements required to pass the FCC General Class exam and is targeted to those who have a Technician Class license. Class is free, but textbook purchase is required ($25) at first class. Dave Cockrum, 432-837-3711 or Bob Ward, 432-386-3041.

Talk and workshop for the Roger Conant Distinguished Lecture Series by Gary P. Nabhan. Workshop 2 p.m., CDRI Nature Center, Highway 118, Fort Davis. Lecture, 7 p.m. Sul Ross Lawrence Hall, Room 300. 432-364-2499. Free.

Book signing and reception for Gary Paul Nabhan, 5:30-7 p.m., Front Street Books, 121 E. Holland Ave.

Baseball Registration for Big Bend Youth Baseball Association, 5-6:30 p.m., The Barn, across the parking lot from Kokernot Field. Last day for regular registration prices.

March 28

AHS Student Council Superhero Fun Run, 9 a.m.-noon, Alpine High School. $30. Register online at or at school.

Easter Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-noon, First Baptist Church, 203 N. 4th St. Easter story, crafts, games, egg hunt and lunch. Ages 4 years to sixth-graders.

Rummage Sale to benefit Big Bend Parks and Recreation for Kids, 8 a.m. to noon, Twin Peaks parking lot, 605 E. Holland Ave.

Community Yard Sale, hosted by the Big Bend Relay for Life, 8 a.m.-noon, Kokernot Park Pavilion.

Prenatal Class, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Big Bend Regional Medical Center, 2600 N. Highway 118, lunch will be provided, free. Call to register, 432-837-0430.

Animal Adoption Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Twin Peaks parking lot, 605 E. Holland Ave. Adoption fee is $50. Includes testing, vaccines, spay/neuter and a microchip. Call the Humane Society for more information 432-2532 or the Animal Shelter at 432-837-9030.

Late Registration for Big Bend Youth Baseball Association, 2-4 p.m. Alpine Middle School gym. Late registration prices are $50 for t-ball and $80 for all other divisions.

March 28-29

Hammerfest Road Race and Hill Climb, Fort Davis. 713-628-9901,

March 29

“Wild Things” Sunday Studio -- A Family Affair printmaking workshop for families with children of all ages,2-4 p.m., Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison St., $15 suggested donation., 432-837-8143.

April 1

Showcase and Draft for Big Bend Youth Baseball Association, 5:30 p.m. Little League Field adjacent to the Kokernot Field.

April 2

Woman’s Club of Alpine meeting, 7 p.m., West Texas National Bank Community Room, 101 E. Ave. E. 432-386-0935

April 3-5

Full Moon Yoga on Skyline, yoga retreat, Davis Mountains State Park, 4 miles north of Fort Davis. $165 registration, call 480-385-8701 or email

April 4

Kiwanis Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., Kokernot Park.

April 5

Picnic in the Park Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Ministerial Alliance, 1:30 p.m., Jeff Davis County Park. 432-249-1208.

April 8

Trans-Pecos Pipeline informational meeting, 6 p.m., Alpine Public Library. How close will it come to you? A high-pressure natural gas pipeline is planned to built through the Big Bend to export fuel for Mexican power plants. A Big Bend Conservation Alliance meeting to discuss what we know, what we don’t know, and what we can do about it.

April 9

Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, 8 p.m., Marshall Auditorium, Sul Ross State University. Free.

Alpine 10

Alpine Lions Club Rose Sale, on sale from any Lions Club member, $15. For information, call Avinash Rangra at 432-386-3712.

April 11

Drop Everything and Read, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Alpine Public Library AEP Multipurpose Room, 805 W. Ave E. Sul Ross Theater performance at noon. Event for children in sixth grade and younger; encourages reading for fun. 432-837-2621 or 432-837-3360.

April 16

Investiture of William L. Kibler as the 12th president of Sul Ross State University, 2 p.m., Pete P. Gallego Center, Sul Ross State University.

April 17

Relay for Life, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Sul Ross Track Field.

April 24-25

Writing Round-Up Spring Retreat, hosted by Texas Mountain Trail Writers of Alpine and Fort Davis, at Mountain Trails Lodge, 1 mile south of Fort Davis on Highway 118. $100, early bird price until March 28; $125 after. Meal plans also available. Contact Kip Piper at 325-716-8060 or

April 25

Exchange Table in celebration of Earth Day on Murphy St. Bring stuff to exchange with others and promote recycling. 432-837-2290.

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

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.

April 29

Carson & Barnes Circus, location and times to be announced.

May 2

Boxing Fiesta, 3-6 p.m., Kelly Outdoor Theater behind The Chamber of Commerce, Fort Davis. Sponsorships available. Amateur boxers interested in competing call 432-230-0768.

May 30

Big Bend Benefit Bash, hosted 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. Seeking sponsorships and donated items for goody bags, contact Abby at 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.

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.

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 5:30 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.

Busy Bee Quilters, 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays, The Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave. 432-837-5640

Family Story Time for children accompanied by an adult,4-4:45 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 Crossroads Baptist Fellowship, 1707 N. 5th St., and 6:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Hillside Baptist Church, 205 Church Road. 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.

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.

Public meetings

April 7 and 21

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

April 13 and 28

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

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