Vidor ISD Community Education will host a beading class from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Vidor Elementary cafeteria. During the first session, participants will learn to make earrings, and during the second, a necklace. Fee for the class is $35, with a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor at the first class time. To register, please call VISD Community Education at 409-951-8700, or visit www.vidorisd.org, Community, then Community Ed.
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, Nov. 7. 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, Nov. 6 and before 9 a.m., Nov. 7.
OC Democratic Party
The Orange County Democratic Party will hold an executive committee meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 at Robert's Meat Market and Steakhouse, 3720 W. Park St. in Orange.
The investiture of Kenneth R. Evans as the 15th President of Lamar University, will take place Thursday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Montagne Center. Join Texas State University System Chancellor Bryan McCall, members of the TSUS Board of Regents, state and local dignitaries, LU faculty, staff, alumni, students and the greater Southeast Texas community in celebration of the official transfer of leadership. The event is open to the public and a reception to meet the new president will be held after the program. For more information, visit lamar.edu/investiture or call 880-8419. Funding for the event generously provided by Gay and Bill Scott.
Life is a Cabaret
Friends of the Triangle AIDS Network invite supporters to come to the “Cabaret” for TAN’s annual Paint the Town Red gala Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Beaumont Country Club. Festivities begin with a champagne-cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. The live auction begins at 7:15 p.m., with a buffet at 8 p.m. and the live auction to resume as guests continue dining. The Innovators will provide music for the event. Dress is after-five. Proceeds support client services and educational efforts of TAN. Reservations are $90 per person. ($900 per table of 10) or $1,400 ($175 per person) for Dress Circle seating at a premium table for eight. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For reservations or to become a Paint the Town Red sponsor, call 409-832-8338, Ext. 231.