orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

December 21, 2013

Area Calendar 12.21.13

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — 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.



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. 21. 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., nightly through Friday, Dec. 27. Just drive up with your family, turn on your car radio and enjoy. Admission is free. Visit www.LightsatPineForest.org for info.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Christian Writers Guild

The Orange County Christian Writers Guild will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Brown Hearing Center, 105 Camellia in Orange. Guest speaker Penny LeLeux will share how she got her foot in the door for her writing career. E-mail kstevens@gt.rr.com or call Karen Y. Stevens at 409-988-2588 for info.



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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