The Terlingua Moon
December 16, 2014 ~ VOL. 25 #49
by Patchouli Gulch Gal
HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL
A private service will be held on Tuesday, December 16, for the family of Markus Irwin. Thank you for your understanding.
We won't have music on Friday so that musicians can participate in the Open Mic hosted by Tim Relleva at the Starlight, celebrating the life of our beloved Mark eYeBall Kneeskern.
Music on Saturday by Cody Wayne Robbins. Martin has been preparing amazing food in the kitchen and we have the coldest beer in town. Join us, won't you?
"CHRISTMAS ON THE BORDER" Come celebrate at the Barton Warnock Visitor Center Tuesday, December 16th at 6:30pm. There will be music and singing and a special visitor bringing treats for the children. All are welcome.
"Terlingua, I sent the art piece that I will donate to Shannon to do whatever she wishes with. It is 2 larger piece of sandstone rock (1 a base and the other will be mounted into it). The theme is S.P.A.C.E. Well I have made my Mark and I am leaving S.P.A.C.E for you all to leave your MARK. I sent a dremel tool, bits, and chisels down, feel free to bring your own tools also. Be looking for its arrival in the secret garden at the starlight. it is a free for all art project, carve it, draw it, just get down there and let the artist in you rock on... if you have questions, ask Brian, Buckner, or myself. The only thing I ask is to be gentle with the hammering on it (use finesse and patience), for it is sandstone, not limestone, it is a softer rock."
LA POSADA MILAGRO
Need a pick me up? Espresso drinks or a smoothie might just be the answer! Did you know we are now offering homemade waffles and some gluten free baked goods? Yum!
Always wanted to work for an influential media source like the Terlingua Moon? Here's your chance. We need smiling faces to deliver the MOON to 24 locations around the Ghostown. Once a week on Tuesday, it takes about 45 minutes because you get to meet so many fascinating people along your route. The pay is the usual big THANKS. Email us at email@example.com if you'd like to help.
Farmer's Market every Saturday 10-1 pm
Enjoy music with Trevor Reichman 10-noon
At noon the 1st workshop of the season
Hand-woven Baskets 101 with Resa
Kid's crafts and Storytelling with Glenda
Stop in for Greens, Fresh baked breads, Artisan cheeses, books, locally roasted coffee, baked items, creosote salve, lemonade stand, warm hats, jewelry, art, and MORE
*Bring by a t-shirt, skirt, or jeans to get your I Luv EyeBall stencil for his celebration this Friday and Saturday at The Starlight*
This Saturday the Community Garden gives thanks to our wonderful community that has supported our efforts from the start Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Stop in for Greens and pay what you can, or what you think it's worth. 167 lbs. of produce has been harvested since Sept. 2nd. Every Friday at Espresso y Poco Mas stop in for The Community Garden Mixed green salad with Cilantro PecanPesto vinaigrette
THINK COMMUNITY EAT LOCAL
Tue 12/16 - Uh Clem
Wed 12/17 - The Whitmores
Thu 12/18 - Closed for Private Party
Fri 12/19 - Eyeball Open Mic Hosted by Tim Relleva
Sat 12/20 - SPACE Art Show
Mon 12/22 - Burger Night with Ted Arbogast
The Space Art Show dedicated to the memory of Mark "Eyeball" Knesskern will be taking place at the Starlight on Saturday night December 20th. If you would like to add your own work to the show you may drop off your art at the Starlight from 1 - 4 pm Wed, Oct 17th and 10 - noon Thur, Oct 18th.
All the proceeds from the sale of Eyeballs art will fund a week long art camp for winners of the Terlingua school art contest to be held Wed, Jan 28th in the school library at 6pm.
THE BOATHOUSE is proud to announce the addition of The Fiddlers Circle on Tuesday night from 6-8 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Music on Friday night is Hogan & Moss but we encourage folks to participate in the Open Mic at The Starlight starting at 6 and hosted by Tim Relleva. It's the kickoff for the Celebration of Life of the town's beloved Mark eYeBall Kneeskern. Check out Mark's art work inside the Boathouse, too, when you work your way down from The Starlight!
Saturday night we'll have Ted Arbogast for your listening pleasure. Stay tuned to Facebook for our Friday Night Menu special and get there early! We've sold out of the special the last two weeks. The Boathouse is open 7 days a week at 4pm. Grill is open Tuesday through Sunday at 5. We have a full bar, great selection of beer and wine and wonderful staff. Hope you'll join us soon! Don & Terri
SHOT TIME LIQUOR
Come on by and check out all our new items! Take a bottle of pie for Christmas! Pie Hole Whiskey is only 18.33 and available in apple, cherry, and pecan! Wycliff Brut is now available for your mimosa needs a steal at 5.57. We also have Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog for only 11.60 and Parrot Bay Orange Dream 1.75L is now 13.23
We are required by Texas law to be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day, please plan accordingly.
ORGANIZING WRITERS OR WRITING ORGANIZERS WANTED
This is my last piece as a co-organizer of the Word-Off, and it will not be spoken at the mic.
For twenty years, off and on, I have had the privilege of working with Tom Gaffaney, Betty Moore, Sam Richardson, and others who have given their time and talent to organizing and producing the annual Word-Off event in Terlingua. Each year we are not sure it will happen or how. It does. The local venues give us space and time to do it, the community comes out to support it, and the writers? Well, some are excited, some are anxious, and some just can't help themselves. (Some don't even show up, but I believe they are "doing" the Word-Off in their own way if they don't.)
To get to the point, Tom, Betty and I are _____. (Choose from one or more of the options below):
1. Turning it over to someone (or two, or three) who would like to try their hands at bringing fresh energy and a new approach to the event.
2. Letting it go. Letting the memories live their own lives while other events create their own.
3. Feeling grateful for the opportunity to do something long and worth-while, but ready to say fair thee well to the event, which like an old friend who visits once a year has brought us together so many times.
Please consider whether or not it may be your turn. Talk to us if you want our opinions about what the spirit of the Word-Off has been, and what we've hoped it would be. Or blaze your own metaphorical trail. And thanks for having given me the chance to do my part. (Did I stay within my five minutes?)
BIG BEND ART STUDIO has reopened, celebrating 35 years since 1980. Alice Knight's creativity in art, crafts, and music is again available at FM Hwy 170 and Terlingua Creek Bridge.
For one dollar, the "Desert Opry" Cantina offers fresh, hot, single-serve choices from Keurig, Starbucks, Green Mountain, Donut Shop, and Celestial, along with snacks, cold sodas, juices and water.
The "Desert Opry" Stage will feature both local and regional singers-songwriters in a house concert format and the "Desert Opry Players" house band. All events are BYOB, including regular campfire circles.
Beads are featured in the "Treasure Trove" available in strand or loose, with supplies, tools, findings and a place to create jewelry products.
The "Shelf Room" includes Alice's pottery, mixed media creations, framed and matted prints, and southwestern theme textiles. Also, cactus and succulents are being grown for sale and organic gardening is underway again. Since the October 1st reopening, Jack Knight reports visitors including travelers from Europe, Canada, Mexico, and all over the US, as well as local folks from Presidio, Marfa, Alpine, BBNP and South Brewster County.
CHANGE YOUR CHAIR FROM A TRAP TO A TOOL
CHAIRS classes at the Alpine Public Library, with instructor Cathy Wright
Jan 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2015 from 6-7pm
In these classes you will learn short processes (lessons) designed to give you more options to sit in a dynamic way and to improve your coordination as you go from standing to sitting and the reverse. Movements learned in these processes emphasize the transmission of force throughout the skeleton, which is essential for bone strength.
A $10 donation to the library is suggested for each class. For more information, and to sign up, please call the library at 837-2621.
ONE DAY AT A TIME IN TERLINGUA
AA is not affiliated with any religious organization but is grateful to the Big Bend Church (north of the post office) for allowing us to meet there. Thursdays, at 7:30 p.m. . Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or remain sober is welcome. Literature is available in our local library. Carpooling may be available to Alpine AA (Wednesdays) and Al-Anon (Thursdays) meetings. Contact phone numbers are posted on the church doors.
BECOMING FINE ART AND MECHANIC SHOP
We are still here! Gas prices are the lowest they have been in years, time to hit the road, but first get your car tuned up and ready to go! We have Christmas gifts. We also have a propane 5 burner stove, a tread mill and other garage sale items to clear out. Stop by or call 371-2694
NEXT MOON BY RAVEN & COYOTE Namaste y’all!