Big Bend Events 8/6/10

Big Bend Events 8/6/10

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Warnock Center offers bird watching talk

LAJITAS — If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in bird watching but didn’t know where to start, the Barton Warnock Visitor Center is offering a talk on the basics at 7 p.m. Aug. 11. Mark Klym of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in Austin will discuss tips, ethics and identification. The talk will be at the center, one mile east of Lajitas on FM170. This free talk is sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife and Big Bend Ranch State Park. For more information, contact David Long at 432-424-3327 or

Garden, greenhouse tour Sunday

Transition Alpine’s 1000 Gardens program welcomes community members to a free edible garden and greenhouse tour at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at the garden of Bob and Polly Mastin. Participants will observe irrigating with drip lines and effective ways to decrease weeding, as well as how to grow microgreens indoors. Call the Mastins at 432-837-3601 for directions.

Marfa Book Company

Saturday, August 7th, 6 PM
Reading : Michael Dickman, Lannan Writer in Residence, and damn fine poet, will be reading
from his work. You don’t want to miss this one. Plus, it’s (FREE)

First Saturday Flea Market Fort Davis

At Old Fort Country, directly across the street from the Fort Davis National Historic Site and right beside The Caboose. Address:1250 North State Street Fort Davis, Texas. Ice cream, a moonbounce and some folks selling stuff out of the back of their truck.