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Public meetings

Jan. 28

Alpine Parks Board, 4 p.m.,City Council chambers, 100 N. 13th St.

Big Bend Regional Hospital District, 5:30 p.m., Hospital District Office, 801 E. Holland Ave., Alpine.

Feb. 1

Brewster County Commissioners Court, 9 a.m., commissioners courtroom, Brewster County Courthouse, 201 W. Ave. E.

Feb. 2

Alpine City Council, 5:30 p.m., City Council chambers, 100 N. 13th St.

Feb. 9

Brewster County Commissioners Court, 9 a.m., commissioners courtroom, Brewster County Courthouse, 201 W. Ave. E.

TxDOT Workshop for Public Transit Services, 1 p.m., conference room, Big Bend Community Action Agency, 1412 W. Berlin, Marfa. 915-790-4341.

Feb. 16

Big Bend Regional Hospital District, 5:30 p.m., Hospital District Office, 801 E. Holland Ave., Alpine.

Feb. 17

Alpine City Council, 5:30 p.m., City Council chambers, 100 N. 13th St.

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

Feb. 23

Brewster County Commissioners Court, 9 a.m., commissioners courtroom, Brewster County Courthouse, 201 W. Ave. E.

 

Jan. 28

How to Use Basic Social Media, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 28, Alpine Public Library, 8-5 W. Ave. E. Email, Facebook, chat/Skype, cell phones, WhatsApp, pictures, passwords and safety. Free. 432-837-2621.

Word-Off, 7 p.m., Cave Room at La Kiva, Terlingua. Bring an original work of prose or poetry of five minutes or less to perform. Rebecca Evans, 432-37102510 or rsw101@hotmail.com.’

Jan. 29-31

Chili Cook Off and Dutch Oven Challenge fundraiser for the Big Bend Citizens Alliance/Ghost Town Charity. CASI U.S. National Open chili cook-off, 5 p.m. chili turn in Jan. 29, noon chili turn in Jan. 30 and 31. Dutch Oven Challenge, turn in time 3 p.m. Jan. 31. High Sierra Bar and Grill, Terlingua Ghostown. 432-371-2111.

Jan. 30

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program and support group for compulsive overeaters, meeting, noon, 502 E. Lockhart Ave. in Alpine. Meets at noon every Saturday.

Tree Tour of Sul Ross State University campus with botanist Karen Little for the Big Bend Chapter of the Native Plant Society, 1-3 p.m. Meet in the Gallego Center parking lot near the small brick cottages. Free.

Display and lecture about the Alyiah Bet ships, 6 p.m., Building 98, Fort D.A. Russell in Marfa. Artist Kim Thornsburg of Marfa will show 15 World War II ships that he has researched and constructed to create a one-of-a-kind Holocaust collection.

Feb. 1

Big Bend Community Chorale rehearsals begin for spring concert, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 201 W. Sul Ross Ave. Open to all interested singers. 432-294-3050 or info@bigbendartscouncil.org.

Feb. 2

How to Use Basic Social Media, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Alpine Public Library, 8-5 W. Ave. E. Email, Facebook, chat/Skype, cell phones, WhatsApp, pictures, passwords and safety. Free. 432-837-2621.

Feb. 4

How to Use Basic Social Media, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Alpine Public Library, 8-5 W. Ave. E. Email, Facebook, chat/Skype, cell phones, WhatsApp, pictures, passwords and safety. Free. 432-837-2621.

Feb. 6

Rummage Sale benefit for Alpine Christian School, 8 a.m., 402 E. Holland Ave. Furniture, craft supplies, clothing, electronics, Resistol cowboy hat in box. Contributions accepted 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

Big Bend Natural History Association Pioneer Reunion, 1 p.m., community room, Park Headquarters, Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park. $15 per person, reservations recommended. 432-477-2236.

Feb. 6-7 and 10

Second Degree Usui Reiki class, 2-6 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 and 6-10 p.m. Feb. 10, AEP Community Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Course is designed for first and second degree Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters. Reiki, which means God’s spiritually guided life force energy, is known to promote healing, relaxation, and stress and pain reduction. Registration required. Rev. Barry Abraham Zavah, 432-294-2087 or Bflobaz@aol.com.

Feb. 7

Big Bend PaRKs fundraiser committee meeting, 2:30 p.m., location to be announced. Open to anyone interested in helping plan and execute event. bigbendparks.wix.com/bendparks

Feb. 10

Pilot Club meeting, noon, AEP Multipurpose Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

Open House Fundraiser for Alpine Public Library, 6:45 p.m., AEP Community Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E, Alpine. Support the library with a free-will donation while enjoying a Reiki treatment. Reiki practitioners and masters are invited to participate. Rev. Barry Abraham Zavah, 432-294-2087 or Bflobaz@aol.com.

Feb. 18

TEDxAlpinePublic Library, 6-8 p.m., AEP Multipurpose Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Topic will be creativity. Free.

 

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

Alcoholics Anonymous, 502 E. Lockhart Ave. Schedules available on front door. 432-837-5590

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

Big Bend Conservation Alliance community outreach meets, 6 p.m. Mondays, AEP Community Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

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 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

Centering Prayer, a Christian method of meditation, 12:30 p.m. Mondays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. James Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 6th St. at Avenue. 432-386-5988

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

Crafty Time, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., first and third Mondays, The Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave. Supplies provided for note cards and holiday decorations.

Desert Sky Quilters Guild, first and third Saturdays of each month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Big Bend Cowboy Church.

Farmers Markets, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hotel Ritchey, Fifth at Murphy Streets and 9 a.m. to noon 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, noon-2p.m., Mondays, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Parish Hall, immediately to the west of the church, 406 S. 6th St. 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

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program and support group for compulsive overeaters, meeting, noon Saturdays, 502 E. Lockhart Ave. in Alpine.

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.