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Public meetings

Nov. 9

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

Nov. 12

Big Bend Regional Hospital District meeting, 5:30 p.m., Casner Room City Hall, 113 S. Highland Ave., Marfa

Nov. 17

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

Nov. 18

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

Nov. 24

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

Upcoming events

Nov. 5

Science Club meeting, 4-5:30 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Grades 4-6. Shocking experiments in electricity.

Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Ages up to 5 with a parent.

Nov. 6

Enchilada Supper to benefit the AHS Student Council, 5-8 p.m., Alpine Middle School Cafeteria, $7 per plate. Veterans eat free. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Gerry at 432-294-0680 or the high school at 432-837-7710

Nov. 7

Community Health Fair, 9 a.m.-noon, Alpine Middle School gym/cafeteria. Big Bend Regional Medical Center will offer health tests and screenings and other agencies will offer information and demonstrations. Free.

Texas Arbor Day observance, 9 a.m.-noon, Alpine Middle School Gym. 100 tree seedlings will be handed out at the Community Health Fair. One tree seedling per household.

Blood Drive sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Legion parking lot on West Avenue E. To schedule an appointment, call Mary at 432-837-9637. All donations benefit the Big Bend area.

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.

Volunteer Opportunity of general maintenance, improvements and brush clearing on the Limpia Chute Trail above Bridge Gap on Mount Livermore; depart 9 a.m. from McIvor Center. For more information or to sign up email Greg Crow, gcrow@tnc.org.

Nov. 10

Library Lizards, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Kids in grades 1-3.

Chapter Book Story Time, 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Ages 6-12

Nov. 11

Veteran’s Day program, Kokernot Field.

Big Bend Citizen’s Alliance meeting, 5:30 p.m. at Casa de Cultura Crisis Center, next to the Trading Company in Terlingua Ghost Town.

Fort Davis Veteran’s Day Service with guest speaker Colonel Andrew T. Rendon, 5:30 p.m. in downtown Fort Davis.

Nov. 12

Rotary Club of Alpine Chili Supper, 5:30-7 p.m., Alpine Elementary School cafeteria. Chili, frijoles and trimmings. Proceeds benefit The Sunshine House. Tickets available at The Sunshine House, Alpine Avalanche or from Rotarians.

Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Ages up to 5 with a parent.

Nov. 13

Texas Hold’em, fundraiser for the Alpine Chamber of Commerce,6:30 p.m., Alpine Country Club, 1011 Loop Road. Tickets are $25, available at the Chamber of Commerce, 106 N. 3rd St. 432-837-2326

Nov. 14

Adventures of a West Texas Botanist, meeting of the Native Plant Society of Texas Big Bend Chapter, 10 a.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

Harvest Bowl, 5-7 p.m., Jeff Davis County Food Pantry. Featuring a raffle and silent auction. 432-294-1820.

Nov. 16

Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce meeting, 6 p.m., Hotel Limpia Ballroom, Fort Davis.

Nov. 17

Library Lizards do not meet.

Chapter Book Story Time, 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Ages 6-12

Nov. 18

Geographic Information Systems Day 2015: Designing Our Future, presented by Sul Ross, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Espino Conference Rooms C&D, Morgan University Center. Professionals and students who use GIS everyday will share their projects and knowledge.

Chamber Mixer, 5-7 p.m., West Texas Food Bank, 2101 FM 1793. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

Nov. 19

Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Ages up to 5 with a parent.

Nov. 20

Nominations due for Business Professional, Citizen and Student of the year to be presented at the annual Chamber Banquet. Visit the Chamber of Commerce website for nomination forms.

Nov. 20-21

Art Walk & Silent Auction downtown Alpine.

Nov. 22

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

Nov. 24

Library Lizards  and Chapter Book Story Time do not meet.

Nov. 26

Story Time does not meet.

Dec. 2

Volunteers needed to judge and grade UIL events for the district UIL meet. Contact Jackie Molsbee at 432-386-7110.

Dec. 5-6

Mountain Country Christmas, Alpine Civic Center.

Dec. 12

Frontier Christmas, Fort Davis.

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 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.

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, 2-3 p.m. Sundays, Kokernot Park. 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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