This Week in West Texas: The West Texas 25 Benefit at the Granada Theater, 5K/10K Turkey Trot in Marfa, Thanksgiving Celebrations and More!

This Week in West Texas: The West Texas 25 Benefit at the Granada Theater, 5K/10K Turkey Trot in Marfa, Thanksgiving Celebrations and More!

This Week in Alpine:

• November 26th – The Granada Theater is the place to be if you want to have a great time while contributing to a worthy cause. The event is taking place as a fundraiser for the West Texas 25, a group of horses that were part of an abuse investigation earlier this summer at a set of Presidio pens used as a holding facility for 300 horses bound for slaughter in Mexico. With the dry conditions and fires that have hit the region this year, feeding and taking care of these animals has been a struggle for new caregiver Rachael Waller of Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue. The event will feature live music starting at 6:30 Ranger Canyon, Hank Woji, The Border Blasters, Doodlin’ Hogwallops, and Dry Creek Diggers. Also, Crow Indian Stuntman and renowned horse trainer Rod Rondeaux will be holding a clinic at the Firelight South Ranch, 8.5 miles south of Alpine on Hwy 118 at 1 p.m. Guests at that event will be able to meet and greet the West Texas 25.
• November 26th – Broomdust Caravan will take the stage at the Railroad Blues at 10 p.m. This Santa Fe based band puts on a rockin’ good show, so don’t be late!
• November 27th – First Christian Church will host the 25th Annual Hanging of the Green Worship Service on Sunday night. This night of worship and music will start at 7 p.m. and refreshments will be served following the service.
• November 26th – Head out to the Big Bend Thrift Store on the corner of 5th Street and Avenue A for Alpine’s weekly Farmer’s Market. This quaint event features fresh veggies from local growers, baked goods and homemade crafts.

This Week in Big Bend:

• November 24th – Big Bend Ranch State Park will host a ranch Thanksgiving with turkey, ham and all the trimmings. Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event costs $15 per person and includes entrance into the park.

This Week in Marfa:

• November 25th-26th – Thanksgiving in Marfa will give you even more to be thankful for this year! Businesses around town will offer special “Black Friday” sales and food, crafts and live music will be all around!
• November 25th – The Chinati Foundation will host a sunset event this Friday. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., visitors will be treated to a special viewing of Donald Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum and 15 works in concrete.
• November 25th- Artist Vera Lutter will lead a presentation starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Marfa Book Company. Lutter is best known for her black-and-white photographs of cityscapes.
• November 26th – The Marfa Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a 5K/10K Turkey Trot this Saturday. The race will start at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Lincoln Street (front of the Courthouse). Racers will head out on the course at 9 a.m. and awards will be given to the top finishers.
• November 26th – Located along the railroad tracks on South Highland, Farm Stand Marfa features locally grown produce, food to-go and arts and crafts every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This Week in Terlingua:

• November 24th – The Starlight Theater will host a Thanksgiving Hoedown, complete with food, live music and great company! The Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment will provide the tunes starting at 8 p.m.

• November 25th – Jobuk Johnson will entertain the patrons at the Starlight Theater and Restaurant with his smooth jazz sounds this Friday. Johnson refers to his unique mix of country and jazz guitar riffs as “Jackalope Jazz.” Don’t miss the show!

A Look at Next Week’s Events:

• December 2nd-3rd – Mountain Country Christmas Bazaar
• December 3rd – Annual “Marathon Clinic” Community Health Fair