Big Bend Events for March

Big Bend Events for March

[A gigantic thank you to Mike Perry of the Alpine Daily Planet for having the most comprehensive event list in the area. This list of local events was collected by him. If your event isn’t listed here, simply leave it as a comment on the post.]

Tuesday, March 1

* Marfa baseball at Alpine, 7 p.m., pregame ceremonies at 6:40 p.m.
* On March 1, at 6pm, Session III of “Basic Computer Education for Adults” will begin at the Alpine Public Library. This is a six-week FREE course that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm. The instructor, David Howard, will instruct new users on computer basics, email, internet, common spreadsheet and word processing programs, and digital cameras and peripherals. Sign up at the library or call 432-837-2621. This program is funded by a grant from the Texas State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.


Wedneday, March 2

* The Big Bend Amateur Softball Association is having registration at True Value on Wednsday, March 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registration forms have also been sent to the elementary school and middle school campuses. If anyone has any questions, please contact Mary McCallister at 432-386-3979.
* Texas Independence Day
* The library will be closed for Texas Independence Day.

Thursday, March 3

* Alpine baseball at Monahans Tournament
* Alpine girls golf at Sonora Invitational
* Alpine softball at Big Spring Tournament
* Kenny Higgins and Barbara Malteze, two talented Austin-based singer/songwriters, return to Marfa’s Padre’s for their second show. Sophisticated lyrics and song craftsmanship are featured as well as two beautiful voices. $3 cover, 8 p.m. showtime

Friday-Saturday, March 4-5

* Alpine softball at Big Spring Tournament
* Alpine baseball at Monahans Tournament
* Alpine JV baseball at Presidio Tournament

Friday, March 4

* Louisiana College baseball at Sul Ross, Kokernot, 3:05 p.m. & 5:05 p.m.
* AHS boys golf team at Sonora Invitational
* Alpine softball at Big Spring Tournament
* Alpine baseball at Monahans Tournament

Saturday, March 5

* Louisiana College at Sul Ross, Kokernot, 12:05 p.m.
* Alpine baseball at Monahans Tournament

Monday, March 7

* Alpine baseball at Fort Stockton, 7 p.m.m HC R 3 O,N,

Tuesday, March 8

* AHS girls golf at McCamey Invitational

Wednesday, March 9

* Ash Wednesday
* AHS boys golf team at McCamey Invitational

March 10

* Alpine Baseball Classic

March 10-12

* Alpine baseball JV at Van Horn Tourney

March 11

* Sul Ross baseball at Schreiner, 1 p.m.
* Alpine baseball Classic

March 12

* Sul Ross baseball at Schreinder, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
* Alpine Baseball Classic

March 14

* Last day to file for May’s city and school elections. File by 5 p.m. The election is May 14.

March 15

* Sonora baseball at Alpine, 1 p.m., JV at 10 am.

March 17

* St. Patrick’s Day

March 18

* Concordia baseball at Sul Ross, Kokernot, 7:05 p.m.

March 19

* Concordia baseball at Sul Ross, Kokernot, 1:05 p.m. & 3:05 p.m.
* Can you be a safer motorcycle rider? Even if you have been riding for years, there’s always something new to learn. Increasing numbers of seasoned riders are flocking to the one day Experienced Rider Course, and you can join them at the Experienced Rider Course offered by the Sul Ross State University Motorcycle Rider Program on Saturday, March 19th. During this one-day, 8 hour riding course you will use your own motorcycle and participate in riding exercises, peer discussions of riding experiences, responsibilities, protective gear, effects of alcohol, drugs, and even aging, on your riding. The entire course will be conducted on the riding range at Jackson Field. The successful completion of the course may allow you an insurance premium discount. Improve your riding fun on March 19: register by calling (432) 837-8614 .

March 21

* March 21 – Deadline for write-in candidates to file

March 22

* Sul Ross baseball at Lubbock Christian, 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.
* AHS boys golf team at Alpine Invitational
* Pecos baseball at Alpine, 7 p.m., JV at 4 p.m.
* March 22 – Drawing for order of names on ballot at 10 a.m. (if you cannot be present, have someone represent you). The election is May 14.

March 23

* AHS girls golf at Iraan Invitational

March 25

* Sul Ross baseball at Howard Payne, 2 p.m.
* Alpine baseball at Kermit, 7 p.m., JV at 4 p.m.

March 26

* Sul Ross baseball at Howard Payne, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
* Ballroom Marfa launches of The Reading, a professionally staged screenplay presentation that, in its inaugural year, spotlights a winning script from the prestigious 2010 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, which is presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Today, Ballroom Marfa will present two performances of the screenplay (one matinee and one evening), each followed by a panel discussion with the screenwriter and others involved with the project. Presented as part of Ballroom Marfa’s Film Program, the screenwriter of the winning script was selected from among this year’s five Nicholl Fellows by a high-profile committee of filmmakers, which included Diana Ossana, Andrew W. Marlowe, and Robert Shapiro. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ossana, executive producer and screenwriter Marlowe, and pioneering agent, entertainment executive, and producer Shapiro selected The Jumper of Maine by Austin-based Andrew Lanham.

March 29

* Tornillo baseball at Alpine, 7 p.m., JV at 4 p.m.
* Texas Lutheran baseball at Sul Ross, Kokernot, 7:05 p.m.
* Alpine baseball at Crane, 7 p.m., JV at 4 p.m.
* The Tierra Grande Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists and Big Bend Amateur Radio club is sponsoring a series of seminars that will teach you how to read and report weather danger signs, a skill that is especially valuable if you’re out hiking alone. Alpine, 7 p.m., Sul Ross’s Warnock Science Building, Room 101

March 30

* The Tierra Grande Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists and Big Bend Amateur Radio club is sponsoring a series of seminars that will teach you how to read and report weather danger signs, a skill that is especially valuable if you’re out hiking alone. Fort Davis, 7 p.m., Fire Department, 201 W. Court Street

March 31

* The Tierra Grande Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists and Big Bend Amateur Radio club is sponsoring a series of seminars that will teach you how to read and report weather danger signs, a skill that is especially valuable if you’re out hiking alone. Marfa, City Hall Casner Room, 113 S. Highland

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