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Upcoming Events - November 2014

October 27th, 2014 3:45 PM by Ginger Turner


Oct 31 – Nov 2                   Historic Murphy Street Celebrates         

Friday, October 31 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Scary stories, Phantom photo booth, Ride the Desert Express

Dia de los Muertos:
Friday, October 31 until Sunday, November 2
Festival of Alters at La Sombra
Street Dance Sunday, November 2 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM


Nov 1                                    14th Annual Mother Goose Halloween Parade & Fall Festival

Everyone is welcome to walk or have a float in the parade!  Line up for the parade starts at 5:30 pm at the Alpine ISD Administrative Building (704 W Sul Ross) and will we start walking at 6:00.  Tentative parade route is: Alpine ISD Building to Alpine Middle School by way of W Sul Ross Ave, Cherry St, and W Brown Ave.   After the parade join us for the Fall Festival at the Alpine Middle School.

Contact Kirsten Thompson for more information
E-mail: accounts@alpinetexas.com
Phone: (432) 837-2326


Nov 1                                    Theatre of the Big Bend Gala Event

November 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Alpine Civic Center.  Hosted by our newly formed improvisational ensemble and Second City's Bret Scott. 
Join us to celebrate 50 years of the summer theatre program and it's innovative artistic achievement and outstanding educational programs!
Music, food, drinks, and comedy will set the stage for this special event.

$40 for advanced tickets
$50 at the door
Advance tickets can be purchased online via sulross.edu/theatre or in person in Room 106 of the Francois Fine Arts Building on the campus of Sul Ross State University.


Nov 1                                    Monster Run 5K

Saturday, November 1 from 8:00am to 12:00pm at the Alpine High School.  The Alpine High Buck Band has been given the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall! Each student must raise over $1,500 for this trip. This fundraiser is present by the Band Boosters.  This is a Fun Run/Walk!  There will be a supervised play area for kids with games and activities.

Participants are asked to arrive at 7:00am to check in and receive their gift bags and t-shirts.

Register online at: 


Nov 1 – Nov 4                    48th Annual Terlingua International Chili Championship



Located on the North side of Hwy 170, 8.9 miles west of intersection FM170 & SH 118 in Study Butte GPS Coordinates: N 29 degrees 18' 54.4", W 103 degrees 40' 17.0"    Admission only $40 per person for the week or $20 Saturday only.  Full Access- Gates open October 29th 

Thursday , October 30th, come join the CASI chiliheads in fun events: horseshoes, parade, dog show, and more.
Friday, October 31st, cooks compete in SALSA, BEANS, AND HOT WINGS to benefit the CASI Scholarship Fund. Anyone may enter or be a judge. CASH prizes.  Saturday, November 1st, the competition moves to CHILI- the CASI TERLINGUA INTERNATION CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP! Chili judging starts at "HIGH NOON".  Don't cook... well that's fine, come TASTE the country's best! Sign up to be a JUDGE!  JUDGES needed in: CHILI, SALSA, BEANS, WINGS.   On site camping and local accommodations. Hiking, rafting, off-road jeeps, and exploring the history and food of the Big Bend Region awaits you!!!

Celebrating 25 Years at Rancho CASI de los Chisos.  Terlingua, TX 

Four Nights of Fun & Music
Wednesday: The Fabuluous Vortexans
Thursday: Jammin' at the Ranch
Friday: Casey Kelley Band
Saturday: Krazy Vibes in Krazy Flats




Nov 13                                  Senior Circle Potluck and Movie


Senior Circle Potluck and Movie,  Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 PM,  Big Bend Regional Medical Center Board Room.  We will be showing "Saving Mr. Banks".     For more information call Mary Clare Spear at (432) 837-0254



Nov 14 – Nov 16               Sul Ross State University Homecoming Weekend


Sul Ross State University Homecoming Weekend: Events for Alumni and Community!
Friday, November 14 until Sunday, November 16

Friday, November 14
Alumni Homecoming Check-In from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the University Center
Alumni Association Meeting at 4:30 PM at the University Center
Alumni and Community Pre-Game Celebration (President's Tailgate, Pep Rally, and Motown Concert) from 6:30 PM until 10:00 PM at Gallego Center
Alumni After-Party at 10:00 PM at The Saddle Club

Saturday, November 15
Alumni Bar-SR-Bar Branding from 8:30 AM until 9:45 AM at the University Center
Alumni and Community Homecoming Parade at 10:00 AM
Alumni/Student Stadium Lunch ($8) from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM
Alumni and Community Filed House Dedication/Football Game ($6 for adult) at 12:30 PM
Alumni and Community Unveiling of L. Sullivan Ross Statue at 5:00 PM at Ferguson Hall
Alumni Dinner at 7:00 PM at Alpine Civic Center
Alumni and Community Party (Music by The Resonators and Authentic Chuck Wagon Chili while it lasts!) from 8:00 PM until 12:00 AM at Alpine Civic Center

Sunday, November 16
Alumni Gold Outing ($25 per person) from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Alumni Brunch and Mimosas ($10) from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM at the University Center

For more information about the Community Homecoming events visit www.sulross.edu/community2014
For more information about the Alumni Homecoming events visit www.sulross.edu/homecoming2014
For more information call (432) 837-8697 or email alumni@sulross.edu

Local Alumni are kindly requested to pre-register (please help us plan)




Nov 20                                  Chamber of Commerce Mixer


November Chamber Mixer from 6:00 – 8:00PM at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites.  Admission is free!!




Nov 21 – Nov 22               Artwalk 2014


Porter's Thriftway Presents the 21st Annual ARTWALK 2014  Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22

A two-day free arts festival that fills Alpine's galleries and streets with visual surprises and spirited live music.

-Honored Artist Nancy Whitlock (TransPecos Bank)
-Artwalk Silent Auction (The Granada Theatre)
?-Brown Dog Gardens
-The Casner Building
-Catchlight Art Gallery
-Cedar Rose
-Curry Studio & Gallery
-Front Street Books
-Gallery on the Square
-Historic Murphy St. Gallery
-Holland Hotel
-Hotel Ritchey
-Ivey's Emporium
-Judy's Bread & Breakfast
-Kiowa Gallery
-Museum of the Big Bend
-Needleworks, Etc
-The Open Range
The Saddle Club
-Sul Ross Students (Galeria Sibley)
-Sul Ross Theatre
?-Transpecos Guitars
-Whitlock Studio of Fine Art

See the full event schedule and FREE LIVE MUSIC line-up at our website:




Nov 28                                  Sunset at Chinati


Sunset at Chinati  Friday, November 28 from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM   Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX

Self guided viewing of Donald Judd's 100 works in the mill aluminum and 15 works in the concrete as the sun sets.


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Posted by Ginger Turner on October 27th, 2014 3:45 PM


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