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The Orange Leader
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Service League of Orange will hold its annual “Patron Party” at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11 at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange in advance of the 2014 Follies. Party will include hors d’oeuvres followed by a live and silent auction with all proceeds going to Orange County area charities. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Jennifer McConnell at 409-746-9727 or Barbara Meyer at 409-221-4915.
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.
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.
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.
Chevron Retirees Association
The Chevron Retirees Association will meet at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14 in the Banquet room at Robert’s Steakhouse, 3720 W. Park Ave., in Orange. All Chevron, Texaco and Unocal retirees, spouses and guests are cordially invited to attend this meeting for a good “Dutch treat” meal, fellowship, and an update on the latest activities of the CRA.
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.
District Wide PTA Meeting
West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District will hold a “district-wide” PTA meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14 in the cafeteria of West Orange-Stark Middle School. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
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.
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.
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 is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.
Service League Follies
The Service League of Orange will hold its 2014 Follies fundraising event at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Lutcher Theater in Orange. Tickets are $10-$20 at www.lutcher.org or by calling 409-882-7290 or 409-886-5535.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Vidor Historical Society
The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3 at in the Fellowship Hall of First Pentecostal Church at Camp and Wilson Streets.
Pine Forest City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.
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