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Upcoming Events

May 15-16

Fill-A-Bag Sale, 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

Community Garage Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Alpine Community Center, 402 E. Gallego St. Donations accepted through 5:30 p.m. Friday. Fundraiser for the Alpine Community Center.

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. 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 18

Roy Largent to speak about Point of Rocks Ranch and his development of Miniature Herefords, 6:30 p.m., Jeff Davis County Library, 100 Jefferson Square, Fort Davis.

May 19

Big Bend Photo Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Fort Davis United Methodist Church, 200 S. Front St., Fort Davis. Topic: Photo labs for printing. Bring 1-2 photos to share during show-and-tell, prints or digital images on tablets.

May 20

Writing a Business Plan, a free two-hour workshop by the Sul Ross Small Business Development Center, 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. Topic: “Meaning of Human Existence” by Edward O. Wilson. 432-837-9148.

May 22

Travel Talk, 7 p.m., Alpine Public Library AEP Multi-Purpose Room,805 W. Ave. E. Marilyn Dill of Alpine will talk about “Savoring the Flavors of Thailand.” Marilyn will bring along some Thai dishes to taste.

May 23

Prenatal Classes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Big Bend Regional Medical Center, 2600 Highway 118. Doctors John Ray, Raphael Escovar and Ekta Escovar will cover topics including labor, delivery, breastfeeding and newborn care. Includes a tour of the Labor and Delivery Department at BBRMC and lunch will be provided. Open to all pregnant women and their support person, call 432-827-0430 to register or for more information. Free.

Open Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Davis Mountains Preserve, 25 miles northwest of Fort Davis on Highway 118. Open for hiking, camping, horseback riding, backpacking, picnics, photography, birding and other outdoor activities. Guest required to sign in at McIvor Conservation Center. Free, but donations are welcome.

May 25

Memorial Day. Government offices closed; no mail delivery.

May 27

An Introduction to Spreadsheets for Small Business Applications, a free two-hour seminar by the Sul Ross Small Business Development Center, 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.

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 5:15-6 p.m. Wednesdays at St. James Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, corner of 6th Street and Avenue 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. Fridays at the Railroad Park. 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

 

Public meetings

May 18

Alpine ISD School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Alpine ISD Administration Building, 704 W. Sul Ross Ave.

May 19

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

May 20

Alpine Parks Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 100 N. 13th St.

May 26

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

Alpine Planning and Zoning meeting, 5:30 p.m, City Hall, 100 N. 13th St.

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