BCISD staff to visit students’ homes
Faculty and staff from Bridge City ISD will hit the streets on Tuesday, Aug. 14 to visit with students at their homes and deliever information on the upcoming school year. Campus newsletters, school supply lists, school calendars, forms and other important dates will be handed out. The visits will start at about 5 p.m. with the plan being to deliver the packet and answer questions about the start of school. Those with questions can call (409)735-1501.
TX LA Country Cousins
The TX LA Country Cousins will preform at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 in celebration of TX LA Country Cousins own Ralph Richardson's 89th birthday.
American Legion Auxiliary Post 49, 108 Green Ave. in Orange, plays bingo starting at 6:30 p.m., every Sunday. The public is invited. Call 409-886-7202 for information.
Vidor Pirates season football tickets will be on sale from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the VHS gym. Current season ticket holders will receive information by mail. For more information, call 409-951-8946.
Texas AgriLife Extension Orange County will be offering Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Classes for adults with Type 2 Diabetes from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., every Thursday, beginning Aug. 9 through Sept. 27 on the fifth floor classroom at Baptist Hospital Orange. It is important to attend each week to receive the full education. Call 409-882-7010 to register. There is a $10 recommended donation for the session.
Orange Historic Preservation
The city of Orange Historic Preservation meeting is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 in the Library Meeting Room at 220 North Fifth Street in Orange.
The Heritage House Museum has received a new shipment of the book, “Picturing Orange,” the pictorial history book of Orange County by Dr. Howard C. Williams. Books are $38 and on sale in the Heritage House office, 905 W. Division in Orange. Office is open 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday - Friday. Call 409-886-5385 for info.
The Port Arthur Little Theatre Players will present “The Altos...Just like the Sopranos..only lower,” Dinner Theatre from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Sunset Grove Country Club. Funds raised will benefit CASA. To pledge please call (888)640-3426. Deadline to receive sponsorship is Aug. 15.
The Go Green for God committee at The First United Methodist in Orange would like to recycle gently used school uniforms at the “Last Blast” program on the church grounds Aug. 18. If you have gently used school uniforms your child has outgrow that you would like to donate, please bring them by the church office at 502 6th St. in Orange. Your donation will go to help someone in need.
Orangefield Cormier Museum
The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, August 18th. Admission is free.
Heart failure is caused by many conditions that damage the heart muscle, including Diabetes. Diabetes is controllable with lifestyle changes, healthy eating, physical fitness, and following your doctor’s orders and medication suggestions. Come learn more at the following lunch and learn presentation. Dr. Miguel Castellanos, Cardiologist will speak on congestive heart failure and the relationship to diabetes mellitus. Paula Tacker, County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Sciences will talk on Diabetes Education. There will be two presentations each will a meal included at no charge. Dates are August 21, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm and September 17, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Presentations will be held at Baptist Hospital-Orange 5th Floor classroom. Availability is limited please call and reserve your seat, 882-7010.
Orange County Republican Party
The Orange County Republican Party will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 21 (one week earlier than normal). The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Banquet Hall, 10861 Hwy 62 in Mauriceville. Come a little early to fellowship with each other and get to know other Republicans in the County!
Kick off Breakfast
Orange Savings Bank will host a United Way of Orange County Kickoff Breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 at First Presbyterian Church Gillespie Center, located at the corner of 9th and Green Ave. The breakfast is for industry management, their campaign chairs and co-chairs, as well as United Way agency executive directors and their board presidents.
Back To God Fresh Anointing Ministries will be giving out free school supplies from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 to needy families at 1101 Park Street parking lot. ID will be required. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the fellowship hall at the same location.
AAUW Kick-off Pizza party
American Association of University Women’s Membership Pizza Party will be 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Margaret Light’s House located at 1200 Smith Street in Orange. Membership requirement is an Associate or higher degree from a college or university. “Friend” memberships available. If planning to attend please contact Lois Ferrell at 886-2194, Sally Peveto at 330-4383 or Margaret Light at 886-8684.
Orange Boat Club River Run
The Orange Boat Club located at 2206 Dupont drive will celebrate their annual River Run on Saturday, Aug. 25. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the first stop will begin at 11 a.m.. There will be 2 stops at homes along Cow Bayou and one on a sandbar. Members and invited guests are welcomed. The cost is $25 and includes your stops, meal and poker hand. Come join the fun, games, food, drawings, and entertainment. Due to parking limitations please use our ramp at Lottie's to launch your boat. If you must launch from the Boat Club please park your tralers in the grass areas.
Food and craft vendors are encouraged to register for participation at the next Boat Race Event set for Sept. 21–23, 2012 in Orange. Deadline for registration is Aug. 31. Fees will double after that date. Call the City Convention and Visitors Bureau at 409-883-1011 or 409-883-1010 for an information packet to be mailed to you.
Mothers Day Out
North Orange Baptist Church MDO/Preschool is taking registration for the Fall
Session that begins Sept. 4. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9AM til 2PM for children ages 9 mos through Pre-Kindergarten. Contact Jan Manshack at 409-883-2875 or 409-886-4532 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
VFW Garage sale
Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 Ladies Auxiliary will host a garage sale from 6 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Sept. 22. Tables are being rented at $10 each, payment at the time of reservation. Contact President Cathie Duhon at 409-883-6909 or 409-553-6180 or go by the VFW Clubroom after 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Vendors will have the opportunity to set up on Friday night.
Benefit dance volunteers needed
A benefit dance for the Huntington Disease Society of America will be at the V.F.W hall in Orange on September 8, from 7 to 11 pm. The Aaron Chesson and The Bayou City Rollers band will be playing. Proceds will go to the Huntington Disease Society for research and awareness of this terminal disease. Volenteers are needed to help collect money at the door, and help clean up after the dance, and set up before the dance for more information contact 409-597-3067.
Class of 1972
The Vinton High School Class of 1972 will hold a 40 year class reunion with a parade on Friday, Sept. 21 with gathering to follow in evening at Delta Downs. Cook-out on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Niblett’s Bluff Park Pavilion. Call Maria Hanks Fogel at 337-540-9741, Denise Perkins Stigen at 337-532-4271 or Aaron Moody at 337-589-7620 for info.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., every Thursday, at Bethel Baptist Church 2906 Western Ave. in West Orange. The public is invited to come and lose weight and get in shape. Call Ruby at 337-743-6845 or Freda at 409-886-5485 for information.
Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.
Fraternal Order of Eagles
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street, holds a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more information call Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or at 409-719-7793.
Orange Senior Center
Every weekday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. is game day at the new Orange Senior Center. Come join us for fun and your favorite table games.
Retired Senior Citizens
The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will meet at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 13 at The Salvation Army Bldg. on MLK and Strickland. Please bring a covered dish for the noon meal. A local attorney will speak on wills and will hold a question and answer session. All seniors are welcome to attend. Call 409-883-6161 for more info.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, will hold a barbecue lunch event from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16. The meal includes brisket, link, baked beans, potato salad, bread, cookie and trimmings. Cost is $8 per plate. Walk-ins welcome and delivery is available. Orders are accepted on Tuesday, Aug. 14; Wednesday, Aug. 15; and before 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, by calling 409-779-7793.
Texas Star Music Festival
Come out to Benoit's Hall at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16 and watch the top ten acts from the Texas Star Music Festival perform. Help pick the top three acts that will go on to perform at the Barb-Q Festival. $5 admission.
Red Hot Flashers
The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Games will be played and an Activity Director will be named. Birthday ladies are: Lady Southern Belle, Mary Mazoch; Lady Mary, Mary Guillot; Lady Lyda Rose, Marilyn Oldani; and Lady Butterfly, Joyce Poisel. All ladies are welcome to attend. Call 409-886-1609 for info.
CASA Dinner Theater
“The Altos…Just like the Sopranos… only lower.” Presented by The Port Arthur Little Theatre Players from 6 pm til 10 pm on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Come dressed for Tony Alto’s Funeral Wake and help us find out “who dunnit!” Funds raised will allow CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to continue its mission of advocating for children in the court systems. For more information contact Dianne Wright at 888-640-3426.
Starlight Missionary Baptist Church, 350 N. 37th St. in Orange, Rev. L. R. Charlot and congregation will celebrate the Church’s 111th Anniversary. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. Pastor Winnie LeBlanc of Deliverance Tabernacle Church, Beaumont, TX will be the guest speaker accompanied by her choir and congregation. The public is cordially invited to attend this great event.
Maranatha Christian Center located at 7879 Highway 87 North will have their monthly Gospel Singing at 7 p.m. on Aug. 23. Everyone is invited to join. Also, if you sing, read poems, or play an instrument, be a part of God’s Blessing by music. A fellowship follows the singing with Pastor Daniel Ray.
LCM CISD Dyslexia Program
In an attempt to meet the needs of all of our parents, two meetings are scheduled at the Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Education Center (at the Special Programs building on the corner of MLK and FM 1130) on Thursday, September 13, to provide parent training on the characteristics of dyslexia. The morning meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon meeting will be held from 5:30 pm to 7 p.m. Information provided will include: awareness of characteristics of dyslexia and related disorders; information on testing and diagnosis of dyslexia; information on effective strategies for teaching dyslexic students; and awareness of information on modification, especially modifications allowed on standardized testing. For more information, contact Jody Slaughter or Dr. Jim Armstrong at the LCM Special Programs Office, 883-6970.
Vidor Chamber of Commerce Dinner Theater
"The Altos...Just like the Sopranos..only lower..” presented by The Port Arthur Little Theatre Players will be at the Vidor Middle School from 6:30 p.m. -10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $50 each. Call 769-6339 for more information or to purchase tickets.
USS Orleck Summer Laser Tag
The USS Orleck in Lake Charles, La. is proud to announce its Summer 2012 Public Play with Summer Laser Tage from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., every Thursday through Aug. 30. Players must be ages 10 or older to participate. Players under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Games are $7 for each 12-minute game; $20 for a three game package or $25 for a four game package. Call 337-274-4767 or visit www.orleck.org for info.
The Vidor Rotary Club meets at noon, every Monday, upstairs in the Capital One building on North Main Street.
Vidor TOPS Chapter
The Vidor Chapter of TOPS meets at 7 p.m., every Monday, at First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Main in Vidor. Weigh-in is from 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Call Mildred Bellar at 409-769-2708 for info.
The Vidor AA Group meets at 8 p.m., every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Call 409-651-0593 for details.
Vidor Runners and Walkers
Vidor Runners and Walkers meet at 5:30 p.m., every Tuesday, at Claiborne West Park. Runners and walkers of every age and level are invited.
Want to stop drinking? Call the Orange AA at 409-779-4286.
Weekly Bible Study
Pastor C.W. Crawford and Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 512 John St. in Orange, will hold a weekly Bible study at 6 p.m., every Tuesday. The public is invited.
New Life Assembly Church, located at Elks Road and FM 105, invites you to join in Bible study at 7 p.m., every Wednesday. Call 409-735-4709 for more info.
If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Call AA in West Orange at 409-886-8772 for info.
14 Days of Glory
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Orange invites the public to attend its “14 Days of Glory” at 7 p.m., nightly, Sept. 2 thru Sept. 16.
58th Class Reunion
The Lutcher Stark High School of Orange will be having its 58th Class Reunion on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Letters have been mailed and notice via e-mail has been sent to those on file. Reservation deadline is Aug. 15. Contact Joette Evans Webb at 409-883-9432 or 409-920-8683 or e-mail email@example.com if you have not received notice.
The Orange County Farmers’ Market will be held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive in Pinehurst from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., every Wednesday, and 7 a.m. - 10 a.m., every Saturday. Items available are Purple hull peas, okra, watermelon, bell peppers, eggplant, hot peppers, fresh muscadines, blueberries (frozen), blueberry juice, jams and jellies, fig preserves, salsa, chow-chow, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and bread, boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked, and Italian), house plants, and more. The vendors appreciate small bills if you have them. Call 409-882-7010 for info.
Texas AgriLife Extension Orange County, Better Living for Texans will be offering Living Well classes from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., every Thursday, through Sept. 27, in the fifth floor classroom of Baptist Hospital Orange. Classes are free for those learning how to prevent diabetes and skills for healthy weight management. Call 409-882-7010 to register.