First Baptist Church in Mauriceville, 11540 State Highway 12, will hold a Revival Series at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; 7 p.m., nightly, Monday, Oct. 22 - Wednesday, Oct. 24. Guest speaker is Ryan Dagliesh.
The Full Monty
The Orange Community Players present “The Full Monty” the smash Broadway musical comedy with a lot of heart, at 7:37 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20; 2:37 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; 7:37 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 - Saturday, Oct. 27; and 2:37 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets are $8-$15. Purchase tickets at 409-882-9137 or www.orangecommunityplayers.com. For mature audiences only.
Sacred Heart-St. Mary Parish in Port Arthur will hold a Church Bazaar from noon - 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, on the parish grounds. Items for sell include turkey legs, hot dogs, nachos, boudain, links, gumbo, sweets and more. Activities include dancing, games for youth, and a raffle featuring many a variety of prizes. Tickets are $1 each. Call 409-985-5104 for info.
Orangefield Cormier Museum
The Orangefield Cormier Museum, located next to Orangefield High School on FM 105, will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. The public is invited.
Lexington Shipbuilding reunion
Former employees of Lexington shipbuilding in Orange are invited to a reunion with old friends from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N. 16th St. in Orange. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish that does not need to be heated or refrigerated. Drinks are provided. Call Betty Bellow at 409-982-3591 or Earl Evan at 409-746-2701 for more info.
Somebody Else’s Husband
“Somebody Else’s Husband” is an exciting new gospel stage play and will be presented at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 in the Carl Godwin Auditorium, 2020 Western Avenue, and is sponsored by the First Church of God in Orange. Tickets are $15 and available from the First Church of God website at www.fcgorange.net or by contacting Kierrah Hankins at 409-350-7833.
New Beginning Church Outreach Ministry will hold its first ever Men’s Conference from 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Oct. 20, and 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21. The public is invited to be blessed with five dynamic men of power and men of purpose. Call 409-670-2994 or 409-886-5554 for information.
Orange Boat Club Elections
The Orange Boat Club will hold elections for Board of Directors and Officers from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the boat club, 2206 Dupont Drive in Orange. Links will be served during election time. For any member interested in running for a Board of Director or Officer position there is a notebook in the bar, you may register by writing your name under the position that you want to apply for. To have your name on the official ballot, you must register by Oct. 15. You may still register as a write-in candidate up until 6:59 AM on Oct. 20.
Sabine Sail and Power Squadron will hold a Safe Boating Class from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Pleasure Island Commission Bldg, 500 Pleasure Island Blvd in Port Arthur. Minimum age is 13. Texas requires boater education for persons under 18 and born after Sept. 1, 1993 to operate boat over 15 HP, personal watercraft or wind driven craft over 14 ft. in length. Contact Ron Gremillion at email@example.com or 409-548-3271 for info.
Vidor Rotary Club will hold a community wide garage sale from 8 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Woods Center, 175 N. Main St. in Vidor. Spaces are $10 each and are 21’ x 10.5’. Spots must be reserved and paid for by noon, Nov. 1. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for info or a form.
The Orange County Livestock Show is looking for non-food vendors on Saturday, Oct. 20. Call Jennifer McConnell at 409-746-9727 for info.
Harold Leigh benefit
A benefit will be held starting at noon, Sunday, Oct. 21, at Cotton’s Cay in Orange to help the children of Harold Leigh, who died from severe brain injury following an automobile collision. Events include a fun run, auction with fabulous prizes, raffles, shirts, bracelets, food and more.
Cowboy Church of Orange County, 673 FM 1078 in Orange, will hold a youth rodeo for ages 18 and younger beginning at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and all participants who attend 10:30 a.m. church service will have entry fees paid for by God. Guest speaker is Scott Mendes, former world champion bull rider. Visit www.cowboychurchorangecounty.org for info.
Sixth Street Community Church, 1619 Sixth St. in Orange, will celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Pastor Anthony and First Lady Qania Thomas at 3 p.m, Sunday, Oct. 21. Guest Speaker is Pastor Jeffery Adams of Oldfield Church of God in Christ in Magnolia Springs. The public is invited.
Harvest Chapel Campmeeting
Harvest Chapel Full Gospel Church, 1305 Irving St. in West Orange, will have its Campmeeting at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, and 7 p.m., nightly, Monday, Oct. 22 - Friday, Oct. 26. Guest speakers from Colorado, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona and Texas will attend. Call Pastor Ruth at 409-882-0862 or 409-313-2768 for info.
The City of Pinehurst will hold its next regularly scheduled council meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23.
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.
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.
Orange Senior Center
Every weekday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. is game day at the new Orange Senior Center located at 103 Fifth Street in Orange. Come join us for fun and your favorite table games.
Faith Kidz group of Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 MLK Jr. Drive in Orange, will visit the residents of Sabine House on a field trip on Oct. 24. Kidz members are encouraged to wear their costumes.
Ladies Game Night
Ladies Game Night at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 909 Cherry St. in Orange. Snacks and prizes will be provided by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Bunco veterans are more than willing to share the fun with newcomers to the game, so this is an excellent opportunity to see what the hype is all about. No reservation is required, only a $5 donation.
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.
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.
The Heroines of Jericho will hold its annual Fish Fry from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, at the Masonic Hall, 1017 Mill St. in Orange. Cost is $7 per plate and meal consists of fish, potato salad, green beans, cake, bread and water. Walk-in’s welcome, delivery available with purchase of 4 or more. Call 409-988-9002 or 409-221-1395 to place an order.
Maranatha Christian Center, 7879 N. Hwy 87, will hold its montly singing at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26. 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.
Phi Delta Kappa sorority members will sell chicken spaghetti dinners from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, at Salem United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Orange. Cost is $7 and meal consists of chicken spaghetti, green beans, corn on the cob, garlic toast and cake. Call 409-886-2956 for info.
Little Cypress Baptist Church, 3274 Little Cypress Drive, will hold its annual Fall Festival at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, with a hot dog snack for the family. At 6:30 p.m., a Trunk or Treat will be held for children, and, at 7 p.m., children can enjoy a carnival atmosphere in the family center. Children are encouraged to dress up, but no scary costumes please.
Operation Kid Safe
Mike Bott’s safety team will be at Cecil Toyota, 2500 I-10 West in Orange, on Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, to fingerprint and photo all of the children. We will have the fire department with a truck, police department and the sheriff’s department with cars, safety tips and even some gun-handling safety tips. The mechanical robot (SPARKY) will make a guest appearance.
Dinosaur Day at The Texas Energy Museum, 600 Main St. in Beaumont, will be held from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. This year will be the 20th Dinosaur Day and will continue to feature hands-on outdoor family activities and crafts about dinosaurs, fossils and paleontology. Call 409-833-5100 for info.
Saturday Adventure Series
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will hold its Saturday Adventure Series, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. “Night Life at Shangri La” is a family program where we’ll turn off the lights and rely on our senses of hearing and touch as we explore the world of nocturnal animals and their adaptations. RSVP is required. Call 409-670-9799.
Trunk or Treat
West Orange Christian Church, 900 Lansing in West Orange, will have a Trunk or Treat event from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. Wear your costumes for the safe and fun event for the whole family. Visit www.westorangechurch.org for info.
Cove Baptist Church, 1005 DuPont Drive in Orange, invites children to its Heroes Unmasked event from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28. “At our ‘Heroes Unmasked’ event, kids will meet heroes worth having.” Carnival games will be featured. Call 409-883-4155 for info.
Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 MLK Drive in Orange, will hold its annual Fall Fest from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28. Activities include face painting, bean bag toss, duckie treat fishing, cake walk, pumpkin bowling and more. Food available. The public is invited to this free event.
Wesley United Methodist Church will be having its Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28. Hayrides, moonwalk, games, food and candy will be free to the public.
Trunk or Treat
Salem United Methodist Church, 402 W. John in Orange, will hold a Trunk or Treat event at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28. Costumes are welcome. The public is invited.
Want to stop drinking? Call the Orange AA at 409-779-4286.
Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS) meets from 9:30 a.m. - noon, one Tuesday a month in the Praise Center of First United Methodist Church-Orange. You don’t have to be a Methodist, just a mom. Members come from all walks of life. Childcare is provided. Contact FUMC Orange at 886-7466 or find more information on the web at www.mops.org or www.fumcorange.org.
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.
North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N. 16th St. in Orange, will hold its annual Fall Fest and Trunk or Treat event from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. The public is invited. Call 409-883-5678 for info.
Trunk or Treat
First United Methodist Church, 502 N. Sixth St. in Orange, will have its annual Trunk or Treat event from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. Children are invited to dress up and join in for food, fun and lots of treats.
Ken Thayer Memorial Blood Drive
The 3rd Annual Ken Thayer Memorial Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Danny Gray Room of the Orange Police Department, located at 201 N. Eighth St. in Orange. Contact Lynn Arceneaux at 409-313-4457 for more information.
Links Zydeco Fundraiser
The Golden Triangle Chapter of Links Incorporated will hold a Zydeco Fundraiser starting at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at the Beaumont Event Center, 700 Crockett St. in Beaumont, featuring Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door. Call 409-898-2703 or visit www.goldentrianglelinks.org for info.
2nd Annual Harvest
Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 612 N. Third St. in Orange, presents its 2nd Annual Harvest from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3. Activities include games, prizes, a car show, BBQ Cook off, vendors, food, Jesus bingo and more. Booth spaces available and cook-off entry fee is $50. Call 409-460-4444 or 409-998-3524 for information.
Gateway Christian Church, 1503 Green Ave. in Orange, and Apostle Larry Phillips Sr. and Elder Vicki Phillips, will conduct a Women in Ministry Worship Service at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11. Speaker of the hour Minister Phyllis Chavis of the Full Gospel Holy Temple. The public is invited to attend.
Distinguished Faculty Lecture
James Esser, professor of psychology at Lamar University, will present Lamar’s 26th annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the University Theatre on the Lamar campus in Beaumont. “Negotiating with Terrorists” will be Esser’s topic. The University Theatre is on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway at Lavaca. The events are open to the public without charge. Call 409-880-8203 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, Nov. 15. 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, Nov. 13; Wednesday, Nov. 14; and before 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, by calling 409-779-7793.
Pet Safety with Santa Claus
Cecil Toyota, 2500 I-10 West in Orange, will have Pet Safety with Santa Claus from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. We will have gift bags and treats for all visitors, plus the Humane Society, Local Vets and pet stores will be participating in this event. Pets will possibly be on display and offered for adoption also.
BC Christmas Parade
The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will hold its Fourth Annual Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. Contact the BC Chamber of Commerce at 409-735-5671 or e-mal email@example.com for info.
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Public invited to special needs softball game
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Down on the Boardwalk
A large group, comprised of City of Orange and Orange County elected officials, the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, civic leaders and members of the community, participated in the grand opening ribbon cutting of the Orange Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion on Friday afternoon.
“Roll of Fame” awarded
Vidor Rotary Club President Sally Andrews, at left, receives the “Roll of Fame” award from Brenda Walker District governor, at the District 5910 conference held May 4 in Palestine, Texas.
Heartbeats of Hope to hold annual rabies clinic Saturday
A local organization is providing an affordable opportunity to protect your cat or dog against disease this weekend.
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month in WO
Citizens of West Orange are urged to do their part to increase safety and awareness of Motorcycle Safety and Awareness during the month of May.
New time for Orange African American Museum membership meetings
The members of the Orange African American Museum will now meet at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month starting June 11, 2013.
Stark Museum to host book discussion
The Stark Museum of Art, located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, will host a Book Discussion of Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Vidor library to close for renovations
The Vidor Public Library is getting an updated look.
‘Nunsense’ provides big laughs in season finale production
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