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The Orange Leader
OCP’s ‘Mama Won’t Fly’
The Orange Community Players present the Southeast Texas premiere of “Mama Won’t Fly,” at 7:37 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. A matinee is scheduled at 2:37 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24. Tickets are $5 for students and $12 for adults and may be purchased at the box office an hour prior to each performance, or online at www.orangecommunityplayers.com. Call 409-882-9137 for reservations.
Cowboy Church Concert
Cowboy Church on the Rock, 13803 Highway 90 at Meeker Road, will host Christian Country duo “Branded” during Sunday morning services on Feb. 24. The Branded Duo blends together the talents of award winning singers/songwriters, Paul Staggs and Robert Wm. Welch. These two have teamed up to be Christian Country’s premier duo. With numerous awards to their credit, they have 10 top ten songs with CCRB, Awarded Vocal Duo of the Year with Inspirational Country Music for 2005, 2006 and 2007 and awarded Duo of the Year with CGC 2005. They also received Inspirational Country Music Awards Duo of the Year 2012. Services start at 10:30 a.m. Call LaRue at 409-225-3804 or Kenny at 409-289-2400 for info.
The Vidor Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, at the Annex Building, 200 S. Archie, for its regularly scheduled meeting. The public is invited to attend.
Team Captain meeting
The Orange County Relay for Life will hold a month Team Captain meetings on Monday, Feb. 25. The Team Captain meetings will be held at the Lamar State College – Orange Wilson Building, Room 101. The Feb. 25 meeting will begin at 5:45 p.m. Additional team captain meetings are scheduled for: March 25 and April 22. All Team Captain meetings are directed at planning for the Orange County Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which will be held May 3 – 4, 2013 at Bridge City High School from 6:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “A Little Bit of Texas, A Whole Lot of Hope.” Individuals or teams interested in becoming involved with this event are invited to attend the meeting and register on-line at www.OrangeCountyRelay.org
Black History Month program
Lamar State College-Orange celebrates Black History Month with Jabali Afrika, “The Rock of Afrika Comes to America,” from noon - 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the student center. Call Wendy Elliott at 409-882-3097 for info.
OC Republican Party
The Orange County Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom of the Orange County Courthouse Annex. The public is invited.
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.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange is offering free scrapbook classes at 4 p.m., each Tuesday. The community is invited to come join in. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or 409-719-7793.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension are partnering together to offer wisdom, power, control Orange County. A family-centered program taught by medical professionals that will be held once a week for seven weeks. All materials will be provided. The program is for anyone who wants to be healthy with diabetes? The classes are free and will provide free A1c Test for those who qualify. Classes will be held at North Early Learning Center, 801 Cordrey in Orange and will start Tuesday, March 19 and goes through Tuesday, April 30 from 9 am - 11 am. A Reunion Class will be held Tuesday, June 4. To enroll call the Extension office at 409-882-7010.
Community Ed. Classes
Vidor ISD offers the following classes this semester through their adult Community Education program: Baby Steps Computer, Beginning Computer, Basic Windows, Pinterest, Basic Digital Photography, Gemology, iPhone, Android phones, Windows Phones, Toning and Conditiong, Creating a Bouquet with Cookies, Dog Obedience, Piano in Three Hours, and a Galveston Field Trip. Call 409-951-8700 or visit www.vidorisd.org, Community Dropdown, Community Ed. link. Residence in Vidor is not required.
Green Thumb Series
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County is holding the 2nd group of classes in the Green Thumb Series called Plant Propagation and Botany. The topics of this series are: Plant Categories and Plant Processes; Plant Parts and Functions; Flowers, Fruits, Seeds, and Germination; Environmental Factors; and Plant Nutrition and Hormones. These classes are being held at the Mauriceville Community Center (Crawfish Festival Grounds) from 6 pm to 8 pm. Classes are as scheduled: February 26, March 5, March 19, and March 26. The cost is $30 per person for these classes and covers all materials. Please call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 409-882-7010 to sign up for these classes.
Red Hot Flashers
The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Edgar Brown Drive in West Orange and will car-pool to Starvin Marvin’s in Beaumont. Birthday Divas are: Lady Betty Boop, Betty Jo Morgan and Queen Helene, Helen Broussard. There will be no door prizes this month. All ladies are welcome. For information call 409-886-1609.
AAUW Book Drive
The Orange Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is beginning its annual book drive to collect “gently used” books for their scholarship fund. All books, fiction, non-fiction, hardbound or paper back are acceptable. Books may be delivered to the Mann Insurance Agency at 1505 Park Ave. at 15th Street during regular business hours. If unable to deliver the books, you may call 409-886-5739 or 409-886-2194 to arrange for pickup.
St. Therese Catholic Church, 1409 N. Sixth St. in Orange, will have catfish dinners available from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., every Friday during Lent. Meal is $8 and includes catfish, red rice, potato salad, green beans, cake and bread. Delivery available on orders of 5 or more. Call 409-883-3783 for orders.
Income Tax Assistance
AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will be offered from 12:15 p.m. - 4 p.m., every Wedneaday and Friday at the Orange Public Library. Bring the following, all W-2 and 1099 forms, records of capital gains and losses, copy of 2011 tax return, receipts of medical expenses, major purchases and social security cards for dependents.
Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, will host a pool tournament beginning at 8 p.m., every Friday. Prize money will given to first and second place winners. Food will be available. Call Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or 409-719-7793 for info.
VFW Post 8246, 2110 S. Main in Vidor, invites the public to its weekly pool tournament every Friday night. Ages 21 and older only. Call 409-768-1482 for info.
St. Francis of Assissi Knights of Columbus Council 13825 will be selling fish dinners from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Friday, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22 in the San Damiano Center, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange. Meal is $8 and includes 2 pieces fish, french fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, drink and dessert. Dine in or take out.
Operation Desert Storm Slide Show
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775, located 3503 State Highway 87 North, will present a slide show in recognition of Operation Desert Storm at 6 p.m., Friday, March 1. The showing is open to the public. For further information, please contact John Clark at 409-883-0264.
Taste of Texas
The Taste of Texas will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 2. Vendor tables and contestant tables are available for $20 each. Think you can cook? Enter your best dish or dessert. Call 409-330-0034 for info or to reserve a spot.
Thrift and Gift Special Sale
Thrift and Gift, located at 350 37th St. in Orange, will have a special sale from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2 in the shop, bargain room, gym and holiday room with select items on sale. Long sleeved blouses, sweaters, sweat tops and shoes will be $1. Toys will be reduced one-half. Baked goods on sale as well. Call 409-886-7469
The Vidor Rotary Club meets at noon, every Monday, upstairs in the Capital One building on North Main Street.
Want to stop drinking? Call the Orange AA at 409-779-4286.
The Vidor AA Group meets at 8 p.m., every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Call 409-651-0593 for details.
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.
El Bethel Baptist Church Senior Choir, 704 N. 12. St. in Orange, is selling fish dinners from 10:30 a.m. - 1 :30 p.m., Friday, March 1. Cost is $7 and meal includes fried catfish, potato salad, baked beans, cake and bread. Dine in or take out. Delivery for orders of 5 or more. Call 409-883-8996, 409-988-9002 or 409-670-5764 for info.
Bridge City Middle School will hold its annual Open House from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 4. All teachers will be available to meet and speak with parents. The BCMS choir will perform. Come out and enjoy this fun evening.
Bridge City Elementary will hold Open House from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5. All classrooms will feature student work on display. Each grade level will display items from spring and Texas themes. Title I teachers will host a parent meeting that will feature fun learning games parents can do with their child to promote reading and math.
Plate lunch fundraiser
American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, March 7. Cost is $7 and meal consists of fried rish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and dessert. Walk-in’s welcome and delivery available. For orders or delivery call 409-886-1241 after noon, March 6 and before 9 a.m., March 7.
Heroines of Jericho
The Heroines of Jericho will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 8 at Gate City Masonic Lodge No. 31, 1017 Mill at John St. in Orange. All Heroines and Knights are asked to be present.
GED Test Dates
Vidor ISD announces that GED tests are changing beginning in January 2014. Those who are currently working on the test process must complete it in 2013 or start the process over from the beginning. The 2013 test dates for GED at the AIM Center High School are March 20 and March 21. Dates are subject to change, and more dates will be held each following month, so check with the testing centers at 951-8780. Examinees are expected to arrive on time. Testing begins promptly at 4:30 p.m. Doors will be locked at that time. Tutoring for the GED is also available in Vidor ISD. Call AIM Center High School for further information.
Easter Egg Hunt
Cove Baptist Church of Orange, 1005 DuPont Drive, and its Preschool/Children’s Ministry team will hold its annual Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. - noon, Friday, March 29 for children ages toddler through sixth grade. There will also be face-painting, games, crafts, hot dogs and prizes. Call 409-883-4155 for info.
Community Shoe Drive
KLBT 88.1 Community Shoe Drive benefiting Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls will kick off April 1st and the final Shoe Marathon Day will be May 10th at KLBT Radio’s headquarters. Join the community collect new shoes and socks for orphans and vulnerable children in Southeast Texas and all around the world!The drive is in need of drop off locations in Beaumont, Mid-County, Orange, Bridge City, Lumberton, Vidor, and Winnie. To register as a drop off location or participating church at www.buckner.org/shoes or call (866) 774-SHOE.