Big Bend Events Dec. 2010

Big Bend Events Dec. 2010

[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.]

Tuesday, Dec. 7

* Alpine girls basketball at Marfa, JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
* Alpine boys basketball at Marfa, Purple 5 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.
* The Friends of the Alpine Public Library will be meet at noon Dec. 7 in the Southwest Room at the library, Avenue E and 7th Street. All who are interested in promoting the use and enjoyment of the library are invited to attend. For more information, contact Connie Roe at 469-688-1019 orconniedroe@yahoo.com.
* Twin Peaks 4-H Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at First Methodist Church of Alpine. The 4-Hers will make holiday Rice Krispies treats. For more information, contact Evans D. Kott at 432-837-6207.
* Alpine city council, 6 p.m., city council chambers, city hall

Wednesday, Dec. 9

* The Sul Ross State University Wind Ensemble and Alpine Community Band will present a Christmas concert in Marshall Auditorium Thursday, December 9th, at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the two large ensembles, small instrumental groups will be featured in a collage concert playing music of the holiday season. This festive collection of carols and holiday tunes is sure to delight the listener as Christmas is fast approaching.Sul Ross men’s basketball at UT-Tyler, 7:30 p.m.
* Sul Ross women’s basketball at UT-Tyler, 5:30 p.m.
* The Pilot Club of Alpine, in cooperation with Brewster County, will sponsor the Community Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9, on the courthouse lawn. County Judge Val Beard (Pilot president in 1978-79) will light the tree, and members of the Alpine High School Anchor Club will serve cookies to the crowd. Santa Claus will make a special appearance to hear area children’s Christmas wish lists.
* Frontier Masonic Lodge No. 766 AF&AM hold its annual Christmas dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9. All Frontier Lodge Masons are encouraged to attend; RSVP by Sunday, Dec. 5, to Bob Cullins at 432-837-2297 or rcullins@sulross.edu.

Dec. 9-11

* Alpine varsity girls basketball at Monahans Tournament
* Alpine JV girls basketball at Fort Davis Tournament, JV
* Alpine JV and varsity boys basketball at Monahans tournament, TBA
* The Sul Ross State University Wind Ensemble and Alpine Community Band will present a Christmas concert in Marshall Auditorium Thursday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge and the public is welcome.

Thursday, Dec. 10

* TERLINGUA — Last Minute Low Budget Theater’s next production will be a Catfish Callaway-directed play, Side Man, which opens Friday, December 10, at the Theater Behind the Store on Highway 118. A gala opening reception will precede the 8 p.m. curtain time (if we had a curtain, that is).
* All men, women, teen ACTS members, families and guests are invited to attend a Christmas celebration Dec. 10 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. with Holy Mass at the church. The group will then proceed to the Parish Hall for food, music, prizes, a pinata for children and entertainment by Teen ACTS members. A movie in the Lifehouse will be shown for teenagers. For more information, call Diana Turner at 432-837-3118.

Friday, Dec. 11

* Sul Ross men’s basketball at LeToourneau, 3 p.m.
* Sul Ross women’s basketball at LeToourneau, 1 p.m.
* Alpine Middle School boys & girls basketball at Presidio Tournament
* AHS and AMS robotics competition
* TERLINGUA — The Joee Barnes Annual Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 11 in Terlingua Ghost Town. Festivities kick off at 10 a.m. with cribbage and horseshoe tournaments. The barbecue, featuring Russian hog, briskets, chicken, sausage, etc., will start at 1 p.m. and go until the food is gone. Donations of salads, cakes (for the bake sale) and side dishes are welcome. The $10 donation for the plate of food will go to a scholarship fund for Terlingua High School seniors. Expect music, fun, food and frolic. For more information, contact Pam Ware at 432-371-3156 or 432-371-2485.
* A President’s Scholarship Gala is planned for Dec. 11, with all proceeds benefiting the President’s Scholarship Fund at Sul Ross State University. The gala will be held in the Pete P. Gallego Center, with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., buffet dinner at 7:30, and dancing to the music of the High Society Orchestra from 9 p.m.-midnight. Dress will be formal. Single tickets are $50 each and a table sponsorship (seating eight) is $1,000. RSVP via reply cards is requested by Friday, Dec. 3, to the Office of Advancement, Box C-114, Alpine, TX 79832. For payment by credit card, visit www.sulross.edu/mybarsrbar.

Dec. 10-12

* Alpine at Monahans Tournament, JV and varsity

Dec. 13

* Presidio Middle School boys basketball at Alpine Middle School, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
* Alpine Middle School girls basketball at Presidio Middle School, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
* Brewster County Commission meeting, 10 a.m., Brewster County Courthouse

Dec. 14

* Alpine girls basketball at Van Horn, JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
* Alpine boys basketball at Van Horn, Purple 5 p.m., Gold 6:30 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.

Dec. 17

* Alpine boys basketball at Pecos, Purple 5 p.m., Gold 6:30 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.

Dec. 18

* Trisha Pollard, Bellaire, a member of the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System, will deliver the address during Sul Ross State University-Alpine commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 18. Commencement exercises will be held at 10 a.m. in the Pete P. Gallego Center.

Dec. 20

* Howard Payne women’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 2 p.m.
* Howard Payne men’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 4 p.m.

Dec. 28-30

* Alpine girls basketball at Iraan Tournament
* Alpine boys basketball at Reagan County Tournament

Dec. 31

* Candidates for general manager’s position due to the full board of directors of the Southwest Municipal Gas Corp. A three-person subcommittee is providing all the preliminary work.
* Our Lady of the Lake women’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 1 p.m.
* Our Lady of the Lake men’s baaketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 3 p.m.
* The Knights of Columbus of Alpine will sponsor a New Year’s Eve dance from 8 p.m. until midnight Dec. 31 at the Alpine Civic Center. For more information, call Robert Polanco at 432-837-1972.

Jan. 1

* Sonora boys basketball at Alpine
* TERLINGUA — The 20th annual Black Eyed Pea Off will be on Jan. 1, 2011, an appropriate day to prepare and eat lucky black-eyed peas. All the activities will take place at the porch and parking lot of the Terlingua Ghost Town. There will be games for kids with prizes, a cake walk/auction (donated cakes are needed), live music and a celebrity “arrest” with raised bail money going to the cause. This event raises money for the Terlingua Common School District’s Activity Fund. Turn-in time for the peas is 2 p.m. sharp, with a $5 entry fee, which is used for prize money. There are two rules: Have fun! No beans! Entrants may cook on site or off, just deliver peas to the judges hot. For $5, the dining public gets a bowl, spoon and a piece of cornbread, to go around a taste the peas. The music starts at 2 p.m. and goes until dark. Come join us to get your lucky bowl of black-eyed peas, and a fun party to start the year off right. For more information, contact Pam Ware at 432-371-3156 or 432-371-2485.

Jan. 3

* Sul Ross women’s basketball at Howard Payne, 2 p.m.
* Sul Ross men’s basketball at Howard Payne, 4 p.m.
* Crane Middle School boys basketball at Alpine Middle School, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 4

* Alpine girls basketball at Lake View, JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
* Presidio boys basketball at Alpine, Purple 5 p.m., Gold 6:30 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.

Jan. 6-8

* Alpine girls basketball at McCamey Tournament

Jan. 7

* Ozona boys basketball at Alpine, Purple 5 p.m., Gold 6:30 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.
* UIL in Ozona, speech and debate only

Jan. 8

* East Texas Baptist women’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 1 p.m.
* East Texas Baptist men’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 3 p.m.

Jan. 10

* Kermit Middle School boys basketball at Alpine, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
* Alpine Middle School girls basketball at Kermit, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Jan.11

* Alpine girls basketball at Midland Classical, JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
* Alpine boys basketball at Midland Classical, Gold 5:15 p.m., varsity 8 p.m.

Jan. 13

* Sul Ross women’s basketball at Hardin-Simmons, 5:30 p.m.
* Sul Ross men’s basketball at Hardin-Simmons, 7:30 p.m.
* Big Bend Live Stock Show

Jan. 14

* Alpine girls basketball at Terlingua, 4 p.m.
* Big Bend Live Stock Show
* Alpine boys basketball at Fort Davis, Purple 5 p.m., Gold 6:30 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.

Jan. 15

* Sul Ross women’s basketball at McMurry, 1 p.m.
* Sul Ross men’s basketball at McMurry, 3 p.m.
* Big Bend Live Stock Show

Jan. 17

* Alpine Middle School boys basketball at Marfa, 5 p.m & 6:30 p.m.
* Marfa Middle School girls basketball at Alpine, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 20

* Sul Ross women’s basketball at Schriener, 5:30 p.m.
* Sul Ross men’s basketball at Schriener, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 21

* Crane girls basketball at Alpine, JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30, district game
* Alpine boys basketball vs. Immanuel Christian, TBA

Jan. 22

* Sul Ross women’s basketball at Texas Lutheran, 1 p.m.
* Sul Ross men’s basketball at Texas Lutheran, 3 p.m.

Jan. 24

* Alpine Middle School boys basketball at Kermit, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
* Kermit Middle School girls basketball at Alpine, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 25

* Tornillo girls basketball at Alpine, JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30, district game
* Alpine boys basketball at Midland Christian, Purple 5 p.m., Gold 6:30 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.

Jan. 27

* Concordia women’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 5:30 p.m.
* Concordia men’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 28

* Kermit girls basketball at Alpine, JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30, district game
* Kermit boys basketball at Alpine, Purple 5 p.m., Gold 6:30 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.

Jan. 29

* Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 1 p.m.
* Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 3 p.m.
* UIL in McCamey, all events

Jan. 31

* Self-imposed deadline to hire a new general manager for Southwest Texas Municipal Gas Corp.
* Alpine Middle School boys basketball at Crane, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
* Crane Middle School girls basketball at Alpine, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 1

* Alpine girls basketball at Crane, JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30, district game
* Alpine boys basketball at Crane, Purple 5 p.m., Gold 6:30 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.

Feb. 3

* Sul Ross women’s basketball at Concordia, 5:30 p.m.
* Sul Ross men’s basketball at Concordia, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 4

* Alpine girls basketball at Tornillo, JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30, district game
* Alpine boys basketball at Tornillo, Purple 5 p.m., Gold 6:30 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.
* UIL in Sonora, speech and drama only

Feb. 5

* Sul Ross women’s basketball at Mary Hardin-Baylor, 1 p.m.
* Sul Ross men’s basketball at Mary Hardin-Baylor, 3 p.m.
* UIL in Monahans, academics only
* UIL in Sonora, speech and drama only

Feb. 6

* Pecos Middle School boys basketball at Alpine, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 7

* Pecos Middle School girls basketball at Alpine, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 8

* Alpine girls basketball at Kermit, JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30, district game
* Alpine boys basketball at Kermit, Purple 5 p.m., Gold 6:30 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.

Feb. 10

* Schriener women’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 5:30 p.m.
* Schriener men’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 11

* Crane boys basketball at Alpine,Purple 5 p.m., Gold 6:30 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.

Feb. 12

* Texas Lutheran women’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 1 p.m.
* Texas Lutheran men’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 3 p.m.

Feb. 15

* Tornillo boys basketball at Alpine, Purple 5 p.m., Gold 6:30 p.m., Varsity 8 p.m.

Feb. 17

* Hardin-Simmons women’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 5:30 p.m.
* Hardin-Simmons men’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 19

* McMurry women’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 1 p.m.
* McMurry men’s basketball at Sul Ross, Gallego Center, 3 p.m.

April 20-23

* The Big Bend Open Road Race. The race will be on U.S. Highway 285, from Fort Stockton to Sanderson. This race is a non-profit corporation and proceeds will go to organizations such as project graduation, the food pantry, volunteer fire department, EMS, FFA and others

Misc.

* The city storage yard on Cemetery Road offers bulky items disposal days on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Instead of leaving bulky trash next to neighborhood dumpsters (which is illegal), Alpine residents may take those big items — such as mattresses, coils of wire, brush, furniture, non-working water heaters, old car batteries and tires — to the storage yard located next to the Hal Flanders Recycling Center. This program is not for commercial use. Alpine residents must present a driver’s license and utility bill. Leave recyclables at the Recycling Center and bulky trash at the city yard. For more information, call Texas Disposal Systems at 432-837-0845
* Don’t throw those light bulbs in the trash! Do you have burned-out CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs? You can recycle those at the Rio Grande Electric Cooperative office, 2501 N. Hwy. 118 in Alpine. Why not toss them in the trash? These CFLs contain a small amount of mercury that, if improperly disposed of, can present a hazard to the environment. Rio Grande Electric Co-op has joined with the Environmental Protection Agency to help reduce pollution from CFL bulbs.
* Alpine Lions Club meets at noon each Tuesday at the Longhorn Steakhouse, 805 N. 5th. All Lions are encouraged to attend, and the public is welcome. For more information, call Bob Cullins at 432-837-8049 or 837-2297.
* The Alpine Farmer’s Market is open at 9 a.m. Saturdays at two locations — Old Town Plaza at 5th Street and Sul Ross, and outside Big Bend Thrift Store at 5th Street and Avenue A.
* Lap-Sit Story Time meets at 10 a.m. every Tuesday in the Junior Room of the Alpine Public Library. Children ages 5 and under will participate in stories, finger plays, singing and craft projects. For more information, call the library at 432-837-2621.
* The Friends of the Marathon Public Library meet at 11 a.m. each Wednesday for “Toddler Time” stories and crafts. The library has just received more than 100 new easy readers and board books, thanks to funding from the TexasReads program. For more information, call Carol Townsend at 432-386-4136.
* The Lobo Legacy Student Alumni Association is taking poinsettia orders for the holiday season. The cost is $11 each and available only in red. Poinsettias will arrive Dec. 1-2; add a note to that special someone for an additional $1. Emailalumni@sulross.edu or call Alumni Relations at 432-837-8697. Pay at pick-up/delivery on Dec 1-2 or if they are being delivered, send payment to Lobo Legacy Student Alumni Association, C-187, Alpine, TX 79832. Proceeds go toward the Lawrence Sullivan Ross Statue Project.
* The Christmas sign on West Gallego Avenue and S. 7th Street will be erected after the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, Sul Ross art students and local artist Charlie Bell will design and paint several images of the Spirit of Christmas that will be placed near the sign. Any business, organization or person wishing to help or contribute to the project may contact B.J. Gallego at 432-837-5650.
* Project Graduation 2011 has a new fundraiser — a metal carport with installation (20 feet by 12 feet with 6-foot legs). Mr. & Mrs. Herman Acosta of Alpine Metal Buildings donated the carport. Each ticket is $10 and only 500 tickets have been printed. Drawing will be Dec. 3 during the Brian Wilson Memorial Tournament at AHS Gym. For more information, contact Virginia Sandoval at 386-5868 orgin_sandoval89@hotmail.com.
* St. James Episcopal Church, North 6th Street and Avenue A, has started a Sunday school class for children ages 4-12. The class meets at 11 a.m. Sundays. All children are welcome. For more information, call Nancy Antrim at 432-837-1389.
* MARATHON — The Marathon Branch of the Alpine Public Library offers an outreach program for patrons unable to visit the library because of physical limitations. Call Carol Townsend at 432-386-4136 to arrange for book deliveries to homebound residents in Marathon.
* A confidential peer-to-peer support group for combat veterans and family members is hosted by combat veterans at 7 p.m. each 1st and 3rd Monday at the Alpine Community Center. There is no cost to participants and no VA reporting. For more information, call Steve Cree, Veterans Outreach Specialist, at 432-770-7469.

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