(Orange, Texas)

March 29, 2014

Area Calendar 3.29.14

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Bloomin’ Crazy Plant Sale

The Orange County Master Gardener Association of Orange will hold its annual Bloomin’ Crazy Plant Sale from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, March 29 at Jewel Cormier Park, 8235 FM 1442 in Orangefield. A variety of plants from annuals, perennials, Texas SuperStars, Natives, vines, butterfly, house plants, tropicals, lilies, citrus, shrubs, trees, vegetables including herbs and a huge selection of tomato and pepper plants. There will be many hard-to-find plants also available. Vendors selling bonsai plants, and unique gifts will be available along with a composting demonstration booth, Master Gardeners to answer horticulture related questions and a garden flea market. Concessions by the Orangefield HS Cheerleaders will be available. Visit for more information.

Mystery Dinner Theater

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will hold its 4th annual mystery dinner fundraiser at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 29 at the Bridge City Community Center for adults only ages 21 and older featuring the production of “A Dangerous Night on a Desert Isle.” Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a table of 8.

Choose Well, Live Well Health Fair

Sixth Street Community Church, 1619 Sixth St. in Orange, invites the public to attend its first ever “Choose Well, Live Well” Health Fair from 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, March 29. Vendor tables are available for $20. Call 409-330-0766 for more info.

Commissioners Court

Orange County Commissioners Court will hold a special court session at 2 p.m., Monday, March 31, at the Orange County Administration Building, 123 South 6th Street, Orange. The public is invited.

Veterans Recognition

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will hold a Veterans Recognition program at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 31 at the VFW Hall, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange. The program will be a discussion and slide show on Somalia in 1995 and the occurrences our forces encountered. The public is invited to attend.

Mystery Dinner Theater

Southeast Texas Hospice will hold its 21st annual mystery dinner fundraiser at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 1, at St. Mary Parish Hall, 912 W. Cherry in Orange. Tickets for “A Fatal Night at the County Fair” are $30 per person and can be purchased at the hospice office. Call 409-886-0622 or 800-749-3497 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.

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.

Christian Writers Guild

The Orange County Christian Writers Guild will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 1 at the Brown Hearing Center, 105 Camellia in Orange. The speaker is Francis Collins, who wrote “Seashell Prisoners.” She will give tips on publishing, editing and other decisions. The public is invited. E-mail or call Karen Y. Stevens at 409-988-2588 for info.

City Council

The City of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled council meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is invited.

Survivor-Caregiver dinner

Calling all cancer survivors and caregivers! The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is hosting a survivor/caregiver dinner at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, at the Bridge City Community Center. You can register on our website or you can e-mail your name, address and phone number to Bridget Leblanc We encourage all cancer survivors and caregivers to attend and celebrate with us.

Parkinson Awareness

Orange County Parkinson Awareness Support Group will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, at St. Francis Cathloic Church Hall, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange. April is Parkinson Awareness Month. Contact Wanda Simar at 409-883-4912 or Ella Guillory 409-886-4877 for more information.

Plate lunch fundraiser

American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, April 3. Cost is $8 and meal consists of brisket, link, beans, potato salad, bread and dessert. Walk-in’s welcome and delivery available. For orders or delivery call 409-886-1241 after noon, April 2 and before 9 a.m., April 3.

Relay for Life

If you are interested in signing up a team for this year’s Relay For Life, please visit our website at This years Relay For Life will be Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Bridge City High School and the theme is “Planting the Seed for the Cure.” For more information about our event please contact Bridget LeBlanc at 409-651-0302 or you can send us a e-mail at

T-shirt fundraiser

Friends of the Orange Depot are selling T-shirts as a fundraiser for saving the depot. The shirts are available at Lookin Good Salon, 3711 N. 16th St. in Orange and at Gifts Etc., located inside Baptist Hospital Orange at 608 Strickland Drive. Cost is $15.

Lenten Lunch Series

The Faith United Methodist Women of Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 MLK Drive in Orange, invite the public to its weekly Lenten Lunch Speaker Series from noon to 1 p.m., every Wednesday during Lent continuing April 2 and April 9. A light lunch will be served. Call the church at 409-886-1291 for info.

Art Classes

Art classes for the Port Arthur Art Association are held from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., every Friday at the Texas Artists Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Drive, near the Bob Bower Civic Center. Shirley Peel will instruct classes will April 4, April 11, April 25, and May 2. No class will be held on April 18. The cost is $4 for members, and $5 for non-members. Annual dues are $15 for those who wish to join. All ages are welcome, and you do not have to be an experienced painter. If you have any questions, please call Wanda at 409-722-2950.

Fish dinners

The Knights of Columbus Orange Council No. 1680 will hold a fish fry from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., every Friday, during Lent at St. Mary Church Parish Hall at Cherry Avenue in Orange. Meal includes 3 piece fried or baked fish for $8 or 2 piece for $7 plus fries, cole slaw, sauces, tea, water and dessert. The public is invited.

Friends of the Orange Public Library meeting

Friends of the Orange Public Library, Inc. will hold their annual business meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5 at Orange Public Library, 220 North 5th Street in Orange. After a short business meeting, Educator for the W.H. Stark House, Hannah Fuller, will speak on reading and philanthropy through the years in Orange, Texas. The public is encouraged to attend.

Fish Dinners

St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council 13825 is selling fish dinners in the San Damiano Center, behind the church, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., every Friday, during Lent through April 11 at 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange. Cost is $8 and includes two pieces of fish, French fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, drink and dessert. Available for dine in or carryout.

Lenten Fish dinners

The Knights of Columbus will offer fish dinners from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., every Friday during Lent through April 11 at the Bridge City KC Hall on West Roundbunch, adjacent to St. Henry Catholic Church. Cost is $8 and includes fried fish, French fries, cole slaw and hush puppies. Available for dine-in or take out. Delivery available for orders of 10 or more. Call Jimmy LeBlanc at 409-670-2155 for info.

Fish Fry

St. Therese Catholic Church, 1409 Sixth St. in Orange, is selling fish dinners from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., every Friday during Lent. Cost is $8 and meal includes fried fish, red rice, potato salad, green beans, cake and bread. Call 409-883-3783 for orders or information.

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.

Vidor Historical Society

The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, April 7 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, April 7 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.

Crime Victims Candlelight Vigil

The Jefferson County Crime Victims’ Coalition will host its 24th Annual Crime Victims’ Candlelight Vigil Thursday at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 10 at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1149 Pearl St. in Beaumont, in the Jury Impaneling Room. Crime victims, their families and friends are invited to participate in the vigil. The event will honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. National Crime Victim’s Rights Week is April 6-12. The theme is “30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice.”

Mighty Pirates 4-H

The Mighty Pirates 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 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, April 14 at the Post home, 2110 S. Main in Vidor.

Friends of the Orange Depot

The Friends of the Orange Depot meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, at the Grace Lutheran Church, 2300 Eddleman Road in Orange. This is a location change from the former meetings.

4-Man Golf Scramble

The Orange Lions Club will hold its 20th Annual 4-Mann Golf Scramble starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 3, at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. The event will benefit the Lions Eye Bank of Texas. Team and hole sponsor costs are $350, team sponsor is $300, hole sponsor is $100 and cart sponsor. Entry forms are available at Sunset Grove or contact Stump Weatherford at or 409-313-0827 or Randall Morris at or 409-745-3788 for info.

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