ALPINE: Oct. 7-8 Wings Over Alpine An up-close-and-personal experience with birds of prey. See hawks, owls, falcons, vultures, and eagles in this presentation, which also includes a flying demonstration. Kokernot Lodge Amphitheater, 1104 Loop Road. 432-294-4312

EL PASO: Oct. 7, 21 Chopin Music Festival Mei Sing-Teung performs October 7, and Lucy Scarborough performs October 21. Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial St. elpasochopinfest.com 915-584-1595 or 915-533-0348

MARATHON: Oct. 21 M2M: Marathon 2 Marathon The town hosts its 15th famous race in the wide-open Big Bend landscape. At an elevation of 4,080 feet, this is the highest marathon in Texas and a net downhill race. Participants can run the 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon, which is a Boston Marathon qualifier. Also enjoy a free pasta dinner Friday night at the Gage Hotel, a barbecue cookoff post-race lunch with music, and a free awards party at the Marathon Motel Saturday night. US 385 north of Marathon. marathon2marathon.net 432-386-4366

ODESSA: Oct. 21 Fall Festival The ninth annual event includes carnival-style children’s games, arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin painting, zip lines, inflatable jumpers, a children’s costume parade, food and drink vendors, and live entertainment. McKinney Park, 625 W. Pool Road. odessatxparks.org 432-368-3548




EL PASO: Sept. 23; Oct. 7, 21 Chopin Music Festival The 2017 festival premieres Sept. 23 with Ning An. Mei Sing-Teung performs Oct. 7, and Lucy Scarborough performs Oct. 21. Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial St. elpasochopinfest.com 915-584-1595 or 915-533-0348

FORT STOCKTON: Sept. 16 Act l—Raising Funds for FSCT A day of events for all ages (wine tastings, food, costume contests, an auction, and special children’s area) sponsored by Mesa Vineyards’ Ste. Genevieve Winery to benefit the Fort Stockton Community Theatre’s Building Fund. The Grey Mule Saloon Tasting Room, 101 E. Callaghan. fscommunitytheatre.org 432-336-3180 or 432-336-2201

MARATHON: Sept. 22-23 West Fest Enjoy one of Marathon’s most popular events. A full weekend of activities for the whole family include a cabrito cookoff and a dance. Proceeds go to the Marathon Volunteer Fire Department and other local causes. Post Park. marathontexas.com 432-386-5414 or 832-722-4924

MONAHANS: Sept. 9 Desert Reflections Car Show A car show featuring food and craft vendors. Hill Park, 500 S. Allen. monahans.org 432-943-2187

ODESSA: Sept. 7 American Tribute Prosperity Bank and the City of Odessa remember the events of 9/11/2001, celebrate the lives of fallen officers, and honor first responders. A brief ceremony at the Memorial area will be followed by the placement of 3,000 flags around the pond. Memorial Gardens Park, 4730 E. 42nd. odessatxparks.org 432-368-3548

ODESSA: Sept. 8-16 Permian Basin Fair and Exposition Tons of fun awaits the entire family: rides, food, talent shows, roaming performers, petting zoos, and more. Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway. pbfair.com 432-550-3232

ODESSA: Sept. 16 Randy Rogers Band in Concert The Texas country group performs. Dos Amigos, 4700 N. Golder Ave. dosamigos.com/events 432-307-6384

ODESSA: Sept. 30 Tap Into Downtown Odessa The second annual event will feature Texas’ best wines and craft beers to taste, food trucks, and live jazz and acoustic music. Downtown Odessa, Inc., 119 W. Fourth St. downtownodessatx.com 432-335-4682

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