Cajun Food and Music Festival
The 25th annual Cajun Food and Music Festival brings lively Cajun sounds that will have you on your feet at the Burton Coliseum from 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday, July 21, and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, July 22. Admission is $7 per person, free for children 12 and younger. No ice chests are allowed. Contact Janet Piraro 337-217-0880 or visit www.cfmalakecharles.org
The third annual Scrapbooking benefit for the Salvation Army food pantry will be held from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, July 21. Registration is $25 and is donated to food pantry. Lunch will be provided. All scrapbookers and card makers are welcome. No child care is provided. Call Bonnie at 409-883-4232 for more info.
The Orangefield Cormier Museum, located on FM 105 near Orangefield High School, will be open to the public for tours from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, July 21.
This special event features dinner, an auction, and prizes at the Lake Charles Civic Center at 5 p.m., Saturday, July 21. Tickets are $40 each, $15 for a spouse, or $15 for children 15 and younger. To order tickets, call Chad Yellott at 337-274-9142 or go online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, will hold a benefit for Bonnie Sipes from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, July 21 to assist with medical expenses. Activities include music, food, auction and more. For donations or info, please call Tim at 409-330-9339 or Ramona Henson at 409-330-1677.
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 watermelon, peaches, tomatoes, okra, sweet corn, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, purple hull peas, a variety of peppers, blueberries, blueberry juice, jams and jellies, salsa, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and bread, boudain, jerky, a variety of sausages, flowering plants, herb plants, blueberry bushes, fig trees and more. Call 409-882-7010 for info.
Triangle Trade Days
Triangle Trade Days is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday, and is located next to New York Pizza and Pasta off South Street along Interstate 10 in Vidor. The public is invited.
All Choirs Annual Day
Mount Calvary Baptist Church will have its All Choirs Annual Day at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 22. Guest speaker is Pastor Alvin Jefferon of First Community Baptist Church in Lake Charles, La. The public is invited to attend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VHS Athletic Boosters
The Vidor Pirate Athletic Booster Club meets at 5:30 p.m., Monday, July 23, at main concession stand at the football stadium. All parents of Vidor boys and girls athletics, and the community, are invited to attend.
City Wide Choir
The Orange City Wide Choir has scheduled rehearsal at 7 p.m., Monday, July 23, at St. Paul CME Church. Call Bernita Bias at 409-779-7838 or Valda Jenkins at 409-882-8124 for info.
Vacation Bible School
El Bethel Baptist Church, 704 N. 12th St. in Orange, will hold Vacation Bible School from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., nightly, Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27. Pastor Ricke Guillory invites all ages to attend. Call the church at 409-883-8996 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. 29. 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.
Bargain Room Bonaza
For the first time ever, everything in the Thrift and Gift’s Bargain Room will one on sale for one-half price from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 26, and Friday, July 27. Thrift and Gift, 350 N. 37th St. in Orange. Call 409-886-7649 for details.
OC Republican Party
The Orange County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, at Hamilton Banquet Hall, 10861 State Hwy 62 in Mauriceville. Come early and enjoy fellowship with other Republicans.
Kidz Adventure Camp
Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 MLK Drive in Orange, will hold Kidz Adventure Camp for ages 5 thru those entering fifth grade from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 24 (Power of Cooking) and Thursday, July 26 (Water Power). Call 409-886-1291 for info or registration form or register online at www.faithumc-orange.org.
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.
Texas AgriLife Extension Orange County, Better Living for Texans will be offering Living Well classes from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., every Thursday, beginning Aug. 9 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.
Texas AgriLife Extension Orange County will be offering Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Classes for adults with Type 2 Diabetes from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.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.
Shangri La, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will hold a program “Family Matters” at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 25. Children of all ages will delight in learning how ant colonies work together to make life easy. Call 409-670-9799 to RSVP.
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.
Korean Armistice Program
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies auxiliary will host a Korean Armistice Recognition Program from 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 27, at the VFW Hall, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange. The public is invited to attend a video presentation by Sr. vice commander James Seales. The video will cover the first action of the Korean War through the cease fire.
Maranatha Christian Center, 7879 N. Hwy 87, will hold its montly singing at 7 p.m., Friday, July 27. If you sing, read poems or play an instrument, please come join us and enjoy the blessing through music. There will be fellowship after the singing. Everyone is welcome. Call 409-883-9246 for info.
Meet and Greet Brunch
The Women’s Ministry of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Meet and Greet Brunch for Minister Lenail Denice Crawford who will minister the Word at 11 a.m., Sunday, July 29th service. We will have vendors, games and door prizes. The brunch is free and open to the public.
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.
Orange County Parkinson Awareness Support Group will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, at St. Francis Cathloic Church Hall, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange. Contact Wanda Simar at 409-883-4912 or Ella Guillory 409-886-4877 for more information.
Shangri La, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will hold a program “Fun with Fish” at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1. Learn the basics of fish anatomy and food chains. Children of all ages are welcome to make fun fish crafts and enjoy some time feeding the fish in Shangri La's Meditation Pond. Call 409-670-9799 to RSVP.
Shangri La, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will hold a program “Mind Your Own Beeswax” at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8. Adults only program on bees and beeswax. Visit the bee colony at Shangri La and make your own take-home lip balm. Call 409-670-9799 to RSVP.
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 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, July 19. 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received notice.
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