(Orange, Texas)

January 4, 2014

Area Calendar 1.4.14

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Casting Call Party

The Service League of Orange presents the Casting Call Party for Follies 2014 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, at Rose Thayer’s Academy of Dance, 1201 16th Street, Orange.

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.

Fund Raiser

American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave., Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, January 9. The cost is $8. The meal consists of brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon Wed., Jan. 8 and before 9 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 9 for orders and deliveries.

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 or e-mail

Port Arthur Art Association

Port Arthur Art Association will have class from 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM at the Texas Artists Museum on Friday, January 3. The museum is located at 3501 Cultural Center Drive, near the Bob Bowers Civic Center. Dot Chauvin will be the instructor and the class will last for six weeks. Roses will be the subject matter this time, and if you have any pictures of roses, please bring them to class as reference material.  Bring your usual supplies and a canvas no larger than a 16 x 20. If you have any questions, please call Wanda at 409-722-2950.

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.

Nederland Art Guild

The Nederland Art Guild will resume classes on Tuesday, January 7, at the Texas Artists Museum, located at 3501Cultural Center Drive, near the Bob Bowers Civic Center. The time will be from 2:30 PM until 4:30 PM, and Dot Chauvin will be the instructor. The class will do roses and since it will last for one month only, please bring a small canvas; probably an 11 x 14, or 14 x 18. Please bring any pictures you have of roses to use as a reference, or one that you would like to paint. Bring your usual supplies. The cost is $4 for members of NAG, and $5 for non-members. If you have any questions, please call Doris Webb at 409-728-1875.

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 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.

Lutcher Service Guild

The Lutcher Theater Service Guild will hold its general meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, on the third floor lobby of the theater at 707 Main Ave. in Orange. Orientation for all new volunteers will be held. All volunteers are urged to attend.

TAM Reception

A reception for amateur photographer Betty Stephenson will be held at from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Texas Artists Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Drive in Port Arthur near the Bob Bowers Civic Center. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

OC Retired teachers

Retired Teachers of Orange County will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. After the business meeting, the speaker will be Martha Bush, a local children’s book author. A light lunch will be served.

Retired Senior Citizens

The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will meet at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13 at The Salvation Army Bldg. on MLK and Strickland. Nominating committee will give report regarding officers for the new year. Please bring a covered dish for the noon meal. All seniors are welcome to attend. Call 409-883-6161 for more info.

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.

VISD Health Fair

Vidor ISD Community Education will host its annual health fair from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 at Vidor Middle School, 2500 State Highway 12 in Vidor. Booths with all sorts of health screening and information will be available, and a kids’ fair will be held in the gym. For further information or to reserve a booth, please e-mail

Meet and Greet Book Signing

The Second Annual Local Author Meet and Greet Book Signing event, which is hosted by the Kirbyville Public Library, will be held from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, at the Community House, 304 S. Elizabeth in Kirbyville. Call 409-423-4653 for info.

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