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Upcoming Events

April 9

The Employee Lifecycle, a workshop by the Big Bend Small Business Development Center, 2:30-4:30, Centennial School Building, 500 W. Ave H. 432-477-0538, Free.

Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, 8 p.m., Marshall Auditorium, Sul Ross State University. Free.

April 9-12

West Texas State Rally, held by the Christian Motorcyclists Association, for more information email or visit $10 adult, $5 child, $30 max per family.

April 10

Alpine Lions Club Rose Sale, on sale from any Lions Club member, $15. For information, call Avinash Rangra at 432-386-3712.

Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition 2.0, presented by the Sul Ross Biology, Conservation Biology and Geology clubs, 3:15 p.m. at the Espino Conference Center, East Highway 90.

Bake Sale, to benefit the Relay for Life team of Girl Scout Troops 458 and 280 Cookie Monsters. 5-7 p.m. at Porter’s Thriftway, 118 N. 5th St.

April 11

Saturday Flea Market, 8:30 a.m., H2O parking lot at the corner of Highway 118 and School Road, Terlingua. Free setup.

Drop Everything and Read, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Alpine Public Library AEP Multipurpose Room, 805 W. Ave E. Sul Ross Theater performance at noon. Event for children in sixth grade and younger; encourages reading for fun. 432-837-2621 or 432-837-3360.

April 12

Voices From Both Sides, a benefit and live auction hosted be Jeff Haislip and George Cross, 2 p.m. at High Sierra Bar & Grill, at the El Dorado Hotel, 100 Ghost Town Road, Terlingua.

April 14

Luncheon Meeting, for Celebrate GFWC 125th Anniversary hosted by GFWC Juniorettes of Alpine at noon at the Alpine High School library. Special guest of honor is Mayor Avinash Rangra and guest speaker is Melanie Spratt, President of GFWC Texas Western District and Upton attorney. RSVP by Sunday, April 12. or 432-837-9188.

April 15

HumpDay Lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Includes spaghetti with drink and dessert for $6.

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. Jackson Field. Also, eight inflatable attractions will be available for children from 4-11:30 p.m. $10 for unlimited access.

April 17-19

Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Show, Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland Ave., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free.

April 18

Opening Day, Big Bend Youth Baseball Association, 9 a.m., Kokernot Ballpark.

Mia Strong 5K, benefit run for Mia, a 4-year-old diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 9 a.m., begins at Porter’s Thriftway, 101 E. Sul Ross Ave.

April 21

Basic Computer classes for adults begins and meets 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday for six weeks at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Call 432-837-2621 to sign up.

Big Bend Photo Club meeting, 7 p.m., Fort Davis United Methodist Church, 200 S. Front St., Fort Davis. Bring one or two photo prints or digital images to share with the group.

April 25

Earth Day Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., music, food, vendors, family activities. Historic Murphy Street. Free.

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.

Mile High Chili Cook-off, tasting begins at 1 p.m. with live music buy the Blan Scott Band, Davis Mountains State Park. Entrance fees waived for the day.

April 25-26

ClickinWalk, 4-6 p.m., begins inlot behind Two Clever Chicks, 108 N. 5th St. and ends at Century Bar & Grill in the Holland Hotel, 209 W. Holland Ave. Register at

April 25-30

Día de los Niños Celebration, at Alpine Public library, 805 W. Ave. E. Stop by anytime during the week for fun activities, craft projects, and a free book. For kids ages 10 and younger.

April 29

Carson & Barnes Circus, location and times to be announced.

May 2

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.

Boxing Fiesta, 3-6 p.m., Kelly Outdoor Theater behind The Chamber of Commerce, Fort Davis. Sponsorships available. To compete, amateur boxers call 432-230-0768.

May 12

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

May 30

Big Bend Benefit Bash, hosted 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. Seeking sponsorships and donated items for goody bags, contact Abby at 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, 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.

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, 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 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.

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.

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.

Public meetings

April 21

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

April 13 and 28

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

April 20

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

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