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Public meetings

Nov. 12

Big Bend Regional Hospital District meeting, 5:30 p.m., Casner Room City Hall, 113 S. Highland Ave., Marfa

Nov. 17

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

Nov. 18

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

Nov. 24

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

Upcoming events

Nov. 12

Rotary Club of Alpine Chili Supper, 5:30-7 p.m., Alpine Elementary School cafeteria. Chili, frijoles and trimmings. Proceeds benefit The Sunshine House. Tickets available at the door. $7.

Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Ages up to 5 with a parent.

The Employee Handbook Workshop, a two-hour seminar by the Big Bend Region Small Business Development Centeron one of the most important communication tools between company and employee, 2-4:30 p.m., Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce Building, 1000 E. Railroad Ave., Fort Stockton. Free. 432-837-8813 or 432-837-8694.

Nov. 13

Texas Hold’em, 6:30 p.m., Alpine Country Club, 1011 Loop Road. Tickets $25, can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, 106 N. 3rd St. 432-837-2326.

Nov. 14

Adventures of a West-Texas Botanist, meeting of the Native Plant Society of Texas – Big Bend Chapter, 10 a.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E.

Harvest Bowl, 5-7 p.m., Jeff Davis County Food Pantry, 609 Compromise St., Fort Davis. Music by JR Harrell and Betty McGehee, raffle, silent auction, bowls by local ceramic artists for sale. $10 for adults, $6 for children under 10. 432-294-1820.

Taste of Marfa, 6 p.m., Building 98 in Marfa. Music by Hogan and Moss Scorch Folk; food from 15 local eateries. Fundraiser for the Marfa Food Pantry. Donations of nonperishable food items accepted at the door. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. 504-813-3776

Nov. 16

Craft Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave. Volunteers needed to help make simple crafts (all materials supplied) to sell as a fundraiser at Mountain Country Christmas. 432-837-5402

Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce meeting, 6 p.m. Hotel Limpia Ballroom, Fort Davis.

Nov. 17

Library Lizards do not meet.

Chapter Book Story Time, 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Ages 6-12

Nov. 18

Geographic Information Systems Day 2015: Designing Our Future, presented by Sul Ross, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Espino Conference Rooms C&D, Morgan University Center. Professionals and students who use GIS everyday will share their projects and knowledge.

Chamber Mixer, 5-7 p.m., West Texas Food Bank, 2101 FM 1793. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

Customer Satisfaction: Service with Style!, a two-hour workshop to get a leg up on competition at no cost, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Small Business Development Center, Centennial School.

Nov. 19

Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Ages up to 5 with a parent.

Nov. 20

Nominations due for Business Professional, Citizen and Student of the year to be presented at the annual Chamber Banquet. Visit the Chamber of Commerce website for nomination forms.

Nov. 20-21

Art Walk & Silent Auction downtown Alpine. artwalkalpine.com

Nov. 22

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

Nov. 24

Library Lizards and Chapter Book Story Time do not meet.

Nov. 26

Thanksgiving Day. Government offices, post office, library, schools and most businesses closed.

Dec. 2

Volunteers needed to judge and grade UIL events for the district UIL meet, Contact Jackie Molsbee at 432-386-7110.

Dec. 5-6

Mountain Country Christmas, Alpine Civic Center.

Dec. 12

Frontier Christmas, Fort Davis. Details coming soon.

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 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.

Crafty Time, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., first and third Mondays, The Sunshine House, 205 E. Sul Ross Ave. Supplies provided for note cards and holiday decorations.

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

Farmers Markets, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hotel Ritchey, Fifth at Murphy Streets and 9 a.m. to noon 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, 2-3 p.m. Sundays, Kokernot Park. 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

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, Wednesdays atnoon Room 213 Lawrence Hall, SRSU. Visitors welcome.

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

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