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Upcoming Events

May 7

TEDxAlpinePublicLibrary, video presentations and discussion about food and sustainability, 6-8 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Avenue E.

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

May 8

Ribbon Cutting 6 p.m. at City Drug Store, 202 East Ave. E, for one-year anniversary.

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

Mother’s Day Celebration 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Children 12 and younger can make and wrap a gift for mom in the community room while moms enjoy coffee and pastries on the porch. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult (not mom).

May 11

Flea Market, beginning at 8 a.m. at El Centro H2O To Go parking lot at the corner of Highway 118 and High School Road in Terlingua. No set up fee.

May 12

Vector Abatement and Mitigation Workshop conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 9 a.m. at the Presidio Activity Center, 1200 O’Reilly St., Presidio. Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/index.cfm/productDetails/ProductID/1769/ or contact Jesse Schneider at 432-729-4746, jlschneider@ag.tamu.edu, $150.

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

Alpine Elementary PTO meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the Alpine Elementary School cafeteria. Children welcome.

May 13

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

May 15-16

Fill-A-Bag Sale, for Re-Reads bookstore, 2-6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, in the AEP Foundation Multipurpose Room of the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Bring your own bag or use a recycled plastic bag from the library, each bag of books $2.

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.

Mostly Non-Fiction book group meeting, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of the Big Bend, 1308 N. 5th St. “Meaning of Human Existence” by Edward O. Wilson to be discussed. 432-837-9148.

May 27

An Introduction to Spreadsheets for Small Business Applications, a free two-hour seminar, 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, 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays through May 20 and 5-6 p.m. on Thursdays through May 21, 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, noon-1 p.m. on Tuesdays through May 26 and 5-6p.m. on Wednesdays through May 20, 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

Clases de Huesos Para la Vida en Español, by Cathy Wright, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Tuesdays through May 26,Big Bend Yoga, 402 S. Walker St. www.cathywright.com

Contemplative Prayer, a Christian form of meditation, meets Wednesdays 5:15-6 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, corner of 6th and Ave. A. 432-386-5988.

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.

Non-Violent Gas Pipeline Protest, noon-1 p.m., each Friday at the Railroad Park, beginning May 8. Bring a sign and a friend.

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

Election

Ward 1 goes to the polls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday to elect a new city council representative. Vote at the City Council Chambers, 803 W. Holland Ave.

 

Public meetings

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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