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  Little Monsters Pet Parade
Marfa Rotary Club sponsors its Third Annual "Little Monster Pet Parade" on Sunday, October 31, at 4 p.m. All area residents are invited to participate! Dress yourself and your pet in your best Halloween costume. Meet in front of the Presidio County Courthouse at 4 p.m. to register and pay a $5 fee per pet. Proceeds go to Rotary Club scholarships for Marfa High School students. Participants will parade down Highland Avenue to the Marfa Farmstand Pavilion to be judged by County Judge Paul Hunt, Judge Cindy Guevara and Executive Director Building 98 Mona Garcia. Three great prizes for the winners! Dinner for two at Cochineal Restaurant, Glider Ride with Burt Compton of Marfa Gliders and a gorgeous carrot cake by Lisa Copeland of the Austin Street Cafe.

Halloween @ Padre's
Padre's opens at 4:30 PM for HALLOWEEN and OKTOBERFEST FOOD and DRINK SPECIALS!!! Horror movies on the big screen all day and evening- plus all imported and premium beers $1 off all day and night! Halloween Food Specials: CLOWN BRAINS! A custom-made spaghetti and cheese cake plate with shittake mushrooms and mushroom sauce! Had 'em last year- DELICIOUS!

TEXAS TOAST MARFA OCTOBER 2010 Join us for our next Marfa/Big Bend Culinary Road Trip, October 27-31. Texas Toast will feed you all the good grub to be had in the badlands. You�re guaranteed an endless supply of spectacular desert and mountains in the Trans-Pecos, good times with fellow food lovers, and a chance to explore art and much more in the towns that make the Big Bend Region one of Texas� most special assets. And naturally, we�ll be enjoying edibles exceeding anything in your wildest dreams. Here�s the lowdown. � When: Wednesday evening, October 27 until Sunday morning, October 31. � Where: Overnights in Marfa, with side trips to Fort Davis, Marathon, Alpine and Big Bend National Park � Getting there: Transport to Marfa is on your own. If you don�t want to drive to Marfa, fly to Midland-Odessa or to El Paso and rent a car for the three-hour drive. � Staying: Options include (all area codes 432) El Cosmico (729-1950, www.elcosmico.com); Hotel Paisano (729-3669, www.hotelpaisano.com); Thunderbird (729-1984, www.thunderbirdmarfa.com); and Riata Inn (729-3800; www.riatainn.com). There are plenty of guest houses found at www.marfacc.com. � Eating: It�s 4-plus days of gustatory pleasures! Among indulgences will be a cocktail party with chef Lou Lambert�s appetizers at El Cosmico; dinners at Marfa�s primo restaurants, including Blue Javelina, Cochineal and Maiya�s; brunch at Austin Street Caf�; a cooking class with Lou at El Cosmico; a picnic at Cathedral Mountain Vineyards; a Gage Hotel picnic with wine in Big Bend National Park; and a Lambert�s/El Cosmico dinner under the stars you�ll never forget. $695 � Sign up today at www.texastoastculinarytours.com/road_trips.html Note: Vegetarians and special diet requests can always be accommodated on Texas Toast�s events, and guests who are abstaining may always inquire about the fee for participating in Feeding Frenzy events, sans alcohol. June Naylor, 817-239-1634 or Cynthia Wahl, 817-228-5220