orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

December 14, 2013

Area Calendar 12.14.13

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Yuletide III

The Orange Community Players presents “Yuletide III,” its third annual Christmas musical celebration at 7:37 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Tickets are $25 for all ages. Call 409-882-9137 for reservations.



Christmas Stroll

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, invites the public to its Christmas Stroll from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Admission is $3 per person or a non-perishable food item person for free admission.



Listen to the Lights

Pine Forest Baptist Church, 4800 N. Main in Vidor, invites the public to Listen to the Lights from 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Dec. 14 - Dec. 15, and Dec. 20 - Dec. 27. Just drive up with your family, turn on your car radio and enjoy. Admission is free. Visit www.LightsatPineForest.org for info.



Classic Christmas Cruise

The Vidor Classic Christmas Cruise will be held from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at Capital One Bank, 1255 N. Main in Vidor. There will be food, vendors, live music, a street dance and classic automobiles. Car lineup at 4 p.m., and cruise is at 5 p.m. Call 409-769-6339 for car registration and vendor information.



Christmas at the Pavilion

The City of Orange Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is hosting a Christmas event at the Orange Riverfront Pavilion from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, to kick-off the Holiday season. Product and craft vendors will be selling gift-like items, food and childrens activities included. Santa Claus will be available for photos. Traveling Roads will perform.



Christmas Light Parade

The Fifth Annual Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Electric Light Christmas Parade will take place at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Parade will begin near intersection of Texas Avenue and West Roundbunch and proceed down West Roundbunch ending near Bridge City Elementary. The public is invited.



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.



Vidor Rotary

The Vidor Rotary Club meets at noon, every Monday, upstairs in the Capital One building on North Main Street.



Orange AA

Want to stop drinking? Call the Orange AA at 409-779-4286.



Vidor AA

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.



Alcoholics Anonymous

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.



Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.



Thrift and Gift

Thrift and Gift, located at 350 37th St. in Orange, has holiday items marked down, including Christmas wreaths, center pieces and select shop and vendor jewelry, glassware, pictures and more. Call 409-886-7649 for info.



Toilet Paper Tea

Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 W. Cherry in Orange, will hold its annual Toilet Paper Tea  from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tueday, Dec. 17. An admission donation of cleaning supplies or office operation items is requested. The Hospice memorial Dove tree will be on display.



BC-Orangefield Rotary

The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club meets at noon, every Thursday, at the Bridge City Community Center.



Christmas Stroll

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, invites the public to its Christmas Stroll from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., nightly, Thursday, Dec. 19; Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21. Admission is $3 per person or a non-perishable food item person for free admission.



OC Democratic Party

The Orange County Democrat Party will host an executive meeting starting at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20. Those interested in becoming a precinct chair or a precinct captain should attend the meeting. For more information call 409-882-9620.



Pool Tournament

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.



Pool tournament

The Fraternal Order of Eagles. Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street, Orange, Texas host a pool tournament each Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more information leave a message after 4 p.m. at 409-886-7381.



Christmas Stroll

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, invites the public to its Christmas Stroll from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., nightly, Thursday, Dec. 26; Friday, Dec. 27 and Saturday, Dec. 28. Admission is $3 per person or a non-perishable food item person for free admission.



CASA Volunteer Training

CASA Volunteer Training classes for Advocates for Children, Inc. are being held in January 2014. Abused children in our region need your help. Sign-up by calling 877-586-6548 or visit www.advocates-4-children-inc.org or e-mail casaocjanes@sbcglobal.net.



Vidor Historical Society

The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6 at in the Fellowship Hall of First Pentecostal Church at Camp and Wilson Streets.



City Council

Pine Forest City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.



City Council

Vidor City Council will only have one meeting in December and that is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at City Hall, 1395 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is invited to attend.



Mighty Pirates 4-H

The Mighty Pirates 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Raymond Gould Community, corner of Claiborne Street and I-10 East feeder road in Vidor. Call Cathy at 409-769-4346 for info.



VFW Post 8246

VFW Post 8246 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Post home, 2110 S. Main in Vidor.





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