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Public meetings

Oct. 6

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

Oct. 12

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

Oct. 20

Big Bend Regional Hospital District board meeting, 5:30 p.m., district office, 801 E. Holland Ave.

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

Oct. 21

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

Oct. 27

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

Upcoming events

Oct. 1

Weight Loss and Your Wellness discussion, 7 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W Ave. E. Learn myths and facts about weight loss; get recipes and tips to help lose weight.

Oct. 2

Parent’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Hillside Baptist Road, 205 Church Road. Children are welcome to come play while parents enjoy time together. Free, call 432-386-3071

Oct. 3

Food Drive held by the Big Bend Youth Soccer Association and the Alpine Food Pantry, 8:30-10 a.m., Kokernot Park. Drop off locations in the parking lot next to the gold course and another by the walking track next to the solar panels.

Brisket Plate fundraiser benefitting Cub Scout Pack 141 and Boy Scout Troop 41, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 306 W. Sul Ross Ave. Plates include smoked brisket, potato salad, beans, bread, trimmings, dessert and tea. $10, carry-out available.

Wheels & Heels For Meals 2015, fun ride, walk run or hike. Not a race. A fundraising event for Meals On Wheels. See www.foodpantry-jdc.org for more information.

Oct. 5

Crafty Time for all crafters, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave. Cards and decorations for Halloween and Christmas. Materials supplied or bring your own projects to work on and visit. 432-837-5402

Big Bend Livestock Show Association meeting, 6 p.m., conference room, Big Bend Telephone.

Oct. 9-11

Tom Curtin Quality Horsemanship Clinic, Dipper Ranch, Marfa. Contact Walker or Brenda Klein, 432-358-4406. www.tomcurtin.net

Oct. 9-11

Chinati Weekend 2015, featuring a special exhibit by Charlotte Posenenske and Peter Roehr. For more information visit, www.chinati.org

Oct. 13

Bingo for anyone 60 and older, 6-7:30 p.m., Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave.432-837-5402

Oct. 14

Texas Energy Freedom Tour, 7-8 p.m., Room 300, Lawrence Hall, Sul Ross State University. Presentation on market-based solution to manage climate change risk. Presented by Citizens’ Climate Lobby. citizensclimatelobby.org/txfreedom

Oct. 17

24th Annual 4H Open Freestyle Reining, books open at 8 a.m., show starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Sul Ross S.A.L.E Arena. Visit www.alpinereining.com for age divisions, awards, rules and regulations. 432-729-4746 or 512-756-0593 Pre-entry $5 by Oct. 10. $15 the day of the event.

Oct. 18-24

Trans Pecos Ultra, 160 miles ultra marathon, Big Bend State Ranch Park. www.trans-pecosultra.com. Volunteers needed.

Oct. 19

Crafty Time for all crafters, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave. Cards and decorations for Halloween and Christmas. Materials supplied or bring your own projects to work on and visit. 432-837-5402

Oct. 21

Hump Day Lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E., Baked potato bar, salads, desserts, drinks. $7

Oct. 25

Lamb and goat validation for January’s Big Bend Livestock Show, 1-2:30 p.m. for goats and 2:30-3:30 p.m. for lambs. Alpine High School FFA Ag Barn.

Nov. 2

Interpretative Walk through Limpia Canyon Primitive Are of Davis Mountains State Park sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas, 10 a.m. Call 432-837-9637 for reservations.

Nov. 7

49th Annual Terlingua International Chili Championship at Ranchero CASI de los Chisos. $40 per person for the week, $20 per person Saturday only.

Nov. 22

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

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 Conservation Alliance Community Outreach meeting, 6 p.m. Mondays, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

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.

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

Farmers Markets, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Hotel Ritchey, Fifth at Murphy Streets and 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, 6-7 p.m. Sundays at Kokernot Park, in the shade between the pool and golf course. 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, Thursdays atnoon weigh-ins, 12:30 p.m. meetings, University Center Room 210 at Sul Ross State University. Call 432-386-5673.

Yarn Arts, 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E.

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