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Upcoming Events

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.

TEDxAlpinePublicLibrary, 6-8 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Video presentations and discussion topic: Ethics in technology. Free.

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. www.eventbrite.com/e/mia-strong-5k-tickets-16176533447

April 20

Alberto Alvarez’s lecture series hosted by The Fort Davis Historical Society, 6:30 p.m. at the Jeff Davis County Library, 100 Jefferson Square, Fort Davis.

April 21

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.

Free seminar, “Using Census Data for Institutional Research, Grant Writing and Community Analysis,” 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Room 102, Bryan Wildenthal Library, Sul Ross. Registration required, raulg@riocog.org or 915-533-0998 ext. 137.

April 22

Social Media Marketing, a free two-hour workshop, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Room 107, Centennial School, 500 W. Ave. H. To register, 432-837-8813.

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.

Eddie Eagle, a gun safety program for children 12 and younger, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. 432-837-2621.

Prenatal Class, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Big Bend Regional Medical Center, 2600 Highway 118. Conducted by Doctors John Ray, Raphael Escovar and Ekta Escovar. To RSVP or for more information call 432-837-0430. Free.

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 www.clickinmoms.com

Ranch Roping Clinic taught by Joe Wolter at Gary Dunshee’s place. 432-364-2234.

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

Online Auctions, a free two-hour workshop, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Centennial School, Room 107, 500 W. Ave. H. To register, 432-837-8813.

Carson & Barnes Circus, sponsored by the Alpine Chamber of Commerce, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Big Bend Events Center, N. Highway 118. Advance tickets, $12 for adults; $6, children younger than 12; available at the Chamber of Commerce or Porter’s Thriftway stores. Tickets purchased on the circus days are $16 for adults and $10 for children.

April 30

Book Club of the Alpine Public Library meeting, 5:45 p.m. at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Book is “American Rust” by Philip Meyer. Refreshments provided.

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 4

Volunteer Big Bend Appreciation Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., second floor, Morgan University Center, Sul Ross State University. $20

May 6

Starting a Small Business, a free three-hour workshop, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Centennial School, Room 107, 500 W. Ave. H.

May 7

Grassroots Marketing, a free two-hour workshop, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Centennial School, Room 107, 500 W. Ave. H.

May 9

Packing Pretty, concealed carry licensing class, taught by Kym Rock, 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

May 12

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

May 13

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

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.

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. Seeking sponsorships and donated items for goody bags. 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. 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, 8:30-9:30 a.m., 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

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.

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

Public meetings

April 20

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

April 21

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

April 28

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

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