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Upcoming Events

March 12

Science Club, 4-5:30 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Ages 10 and older. Marshmallow challenge.

March 13

Grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony, 4-7 p.m., Presidio-Brewster County Indigent Healthcare Program at the Big Bend Regional Health District office, 100 N. Cockrell St. 432-837-5477 or brewstercountypa@yahoo.com

March 13-16

Historic Weapons Demonstration, 2:30 p.m., Fort Davis National Historic Site, 101 Lt. Henry Flipper Dr., Fort Davis.

March 14-15

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

March 16-21

Cactus and Succulent Sale at the CDRI, four miles south of Fort Davis on Highway 118. 432-364-2499

March 17

Texas Trail Writing Meeting, 7-9 p.m. at the Jeff Davis County Library, 100 Jefferson Square. Carpooling from Alpine leaves at 6:20 p.m. from Big Bend Telephone Co. parking lot. The topic will be how to write from different points of view with emphasis on first person versus third person and writing from multiple viewpoints.  Jackie Siglin, TMTW member and short story author, will be the moderator. 432-364-2399.

March 19

TEDxAlpinePublicLibrary, video presentation and discussion on creativity, 6-8 p.m., Alpine Public Library.

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

March 20

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

March 21

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, 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.

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 eventbrite.com or at school.

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

March 28-29

Hammerfest Road Race and Hill Climb, Fort Davis. 713-628-9901, www.pbbatx.com

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. maggie.rumbelow@sulross.edu, 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 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 17

Relay for Life, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Sul Ross Track Field.

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.

Awareness Through Movement Class by Cathy Wright, 4-5 p.m., Thursdays, Learning for Life LLC, 107 N. 6th St. www.cathywright.com

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. www.cathywright.com

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. www.cathywright.com

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

March 13

Alpine school board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Board Room of the AISD Administration Building, 704 W. Sul Ross. On the agenda: discussion of bus loop at Alpine Elementary School, review of applications for superintendent’s position.

March 17

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

March 24

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

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