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Public meetings

Oct. 29

Legislative Town Hall by State Sen. José Rodríguez , 6 p.m., Paisano Hotel, 207 S. Highland Ave. in Marfa.

Nov. 4

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

Nov. 9

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

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

Oct. 29

How to Get Your News in the Paper, presentation and question-and-answer session by Avalanche editor Gwin Grimes, 6:30-7:30 p.m., AEP Community Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. For clubs, nonprofits, churches, schools, youth sports organizations, small businesses and more. Free.

2015 Nature Appreciation Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.,Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center. $10 per person; lunch sponsored by Capital Farm Credit. www.cdri.org. Jesse Lea Schneider, 432-295-0342.

Haunted House and Fall Festival, 5-9:30 p.m., College of ANRS, Everett Turner Range Animal Science Center, E. Hwy. 90. Children up to 12 will be admitted with an adult from 5-6:30 p.m.; ages 13 and older admitted 7-9:30 p.m. Funds raised benefit participating Sul Ross University-sponsored clubs.

Oct. 30

Snakes of the Big Bend presentation, 5 p.m. at Davis Mountain State Park. 432-426-3337, ext. 224.

Halloween School Dance, Alpine Middle School Student Council. Fifth/sixth-graders, 6-8 p.m.; seventh/eighth-graders, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Haunted House and Fall Festival, 5-11 p.m., College of ANRS, Everett Turner Range Animal Science Center, E. Hwy. 90. Children up to 12 will be admitted with an adult from 5-6:30 p.m.; ages 13 and older admitted 7-11 p.m. Funds raised benefit participating Sul Ross University-sponsored clubs.

Safe Treat, 7-9 p.m. at the Residential Living Main Office at Sul Ross University. A safe trick or treating environment for middle school age students and below. All student must be escoreted by an adult and no masks are allowed in the building. 432-837-8189

Oct. 31

Giant Garage Sale, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalists of the Big Bend, 1308 N. 5th St. To donate or volunteer, call Gwynne Jamieson at 432-538-9020 or Jill Goodwin at 432-294-4076.

Monster 5K Run, 8 a.m. registration. $25 registration online (eventbrite.com/moster-run-2015) or at Porter’s Thriftway until Oct. 30; $30 day of race. Costumes encouraged. Benefits Alpine High School’s Fightin’ Buck Band.

Sul Ross Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m. beginning at the Alpine Civic Center. Football game starts at 1 p.m. against East Texas Baptist University.

Happy Halloween Adoption Day, held by Alpine City Animal Services and the Alpine Humane Society, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., adoption fee $50. 432-837-2532

Community Carnival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Crossroads Baptist Fellowship, 1701 N. 4th St.. Food, games, barrel train, donkey rides, story time, crafts. All kids welcome.

Trunk or Treat, 5-7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 208 E. Sul Ross Ave.

Mother Goose Parade, 5:30 p.m. line up at AISD administration building, 6 p.m. parade down Sul Ross to Cherry and north to the middle school. Cheyenne at 244-9924 or Shannon at 386-3900.

Community Kids’ Halloween, 6 p.m. until candy runs out. Historic Murphy Street. Trick or treat; help neighbors hand out treats (bring a lawn chair/candy). Costume contest w/ prizes. Scary stories in Raspa backyard. Ride the Desert Express Kids’ Train. Outdoor PG-13 movie (weather permitting). Free.

Fall Carnival, 6-9 p.m., gym and cafeteria, Alpine Middle School. $5 per child. Concessions will be sold inside.

Nov. 1

Fifth Annual Dia de los Muertos Street Dance, 4-8 p.m., 200 W. Murphy St. Music by Grupo de la Paz and DJ with entertainment by folklorico dancers. Antojitos Mexicanos, beer and micheladas. Sponsored by Los Jalapenos restaurant.

Chihuahuan Desert Gem and Mineral Club meeting, noon, Black Bear Restaurant, Davis Mountains State Park. Judith, 432-837-5353.

DAR Meeting (National Society of Daughter of the American Revolution, Paisano Chapter), 2:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 103 E. Lockhart Ave.

Nov. 2

Interpretative Walk through Limpia Canyon Primitive Area of Davis Mountains State Park sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas, 10 a.m. Call 432-837-9637 for reservations.

Big Bend Livestock Show Association meeting, 6 p.m., meeting room, Big Bend Telephone Co., 809 N. 5th St.

West Texas Talks, 6:30 p.m. KRTS Marfa Public Radio featuring soprano Beverly Escuder and pianist Carol Wallace in a program of American music and Spanish songs.

Nov. 2-6

Book Fair, Alpine Middle School.

Nov. 3

Library Lizards, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Kids in grades 1-3.

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

Heart Yoga and Relationship Workshop by Life Coach Sally Martin,6-7:30 p.m., Desert Lotus Healing Arts at the Y in Study Butte. Pre-register fee $20, on the day $25. 325-261-9006

Nov. 4

Hump Day Lunch, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., BBQ sandwiches, salads, desserts, and drinks. Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. $7 432-294-0803

Nov. 5

Science Club meets on Nov. 5, 4:00-5:30, Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave E. Grades 4-6.  Shocking experiments in electricity.

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. 7

Community Health Fair, 9 a.m.-noon, Alpine Middle School gym/cafeteria. Big Bend Regional Medical Center will offer health tests and screenings and other agencies will offer information and demonstrations. Free.

Blood Drive sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, 1-3 p.m., Legion parking lot on West Avenue E. To schedule an appointment, call Mary at 432-837-9637. All donations benefit the Big Bend area.

49th Annual Terlingua International Chili Championship at Ranchero CASI de los Chisos. $40 per person for the week, $20 per person Saturday only.

2nd Annual Tolbert-Fowler Chili Cook-off Artfest, behind the Terlingua Store. Free admission with entry to the cook-off. Sixteen artists will sell works. pub.lucidpress.com/Chili-Artfest or all Mary at 432-371-2999.

Nov. 10

Library Lizards, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Alpine Public Library, 805 W. Ave. E. Kids in grades 1-3.

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

Nov. 11

Veteran’s Day program, Kokernot Field.

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 Sunshine House, Alpine Avalanche or from Rotarians.

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. 17

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

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. 20-21

Art Walk & Silent Auction downtown Alpine.

Nov. 22

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

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