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Upcoming Events

March 19

TEDxAlpinePublicLibrary, video presentation and discussion on creativity, 6-8 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. 432-294-0803

March 20

Alpine Public Library lunch fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., AEP Multipurpose Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Deli wraps, chips, drinks and desserts. $6. 432-294-0803

March 21

Garage sale fundraiser by the Women’s Ministry of the Assembly of God church, 9 a.m., Fellowship Hall, 1802 Fort Davis Highway. The annual event features appliances, furniture, exercise equipment, small appliances, toys and more. Funds benefit the Pleasant Hills Children’s Home and missionaries.

Quilt Show by the Desert Sky Quilters Guild, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., First United Methodist Church basement, 208 E. Sul Ross Ave. Quilts and class projects on display, quilts for sale, quilt Q&As, door prices, fabric and sewing vendor.

Mrs. Miller’s Magic Music, 10:30-11:15 a.m. at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Ages 8 and younger.

Doggie Flea Dip, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Alpine Visitor Center, 106 N. 3rd St., Small dogs $5 dip, $15 with bath. Medium and large dogs, $10 dip, $20 with bath. Sponsored by Johnson Feed & Western Wear and benefits the Alpine Humane Society.

March 21-22

Book signing for “The World According to El Blanco” by Russ Le Blanc, noon-4 p.m., The Bookfeller, Fort Davis.

March 23

Green Chili Chicken Supper benefitting the Alpine Community Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 402 E. Gallego. $8 per plate, take-out available.

March 25

Grassroots Marketing workshop,Big Bend Small Development Center lecture, 2:30-3:30 p.m., at the Centennial School, 500 W. Ave. H, Free. 432-837-8813

March 26

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

Chamber Mixer, 6-8 p.m., Big Bend Brewery, 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.

March 28

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

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

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.

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 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

Carnival by Garry Moore Amusements, Highway 118 across from the airport.

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 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.

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. 5K Fun Run to start at 6:30 p.m., $20. Register at event.

April 24-25

Writing Round-Up Spring Retreat, hosted by Texas Mountain Trail Writers of Alpine and Fort Davis, at Mountain Trails Lodge, one 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.

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.

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.

Bingo, 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, American Legion Hall, 306 W. Sul Ross Ave.

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

March 24

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

March 31

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

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