(Orange, Texas)

November 6, 2013

Area Calendar 11.6.13

Special to The Leader

ORANGE — Beading Class

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, 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.

LU Investiture

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 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.

Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Orange Community Players present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:37 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 9, and Thursday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 16. Matinees are at 2:37 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17. Tickets are $10-$15. Call 409-882-9137 for reservations or visit

Campaign Kickoff

Candice Conroy Steele is hosting a campaign kickoff 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Jewel Comier Park, FM 1442 in Orangefield. A washer board tournament is scheduled at 11 a.m., as well as gumbo, music and raffles. For more information or to register for the tournament call 409-670-6790 or 409-670-8001.

Casino Trip

The members of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority are sponsoring a charter bus trip to Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La., on Saturday, Nov. 9. The bus will leave at 10 a.m. from Northway Shopping Center in Orange. Return time is approximately 8 p.m. Advance payment of $10 is required. Call 409-670-8612 or 409-313-0124 for reservation.

Open House

Thrift and Gift Shop, located at 350 37th St. in Orange, will hold its annual Open House from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9. Volunteers and vendors have been busy making handmade, one-of-a kind items to decorate your home for the holidays. Homemade baked items will be available. This year the non-profit organization celebrated its 40th year in Orange.

BC-Orangefield Rotary

The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club meets at noon, every Thursday, at the Bridge City Community Center.

Heroines of Jericho

The Heroines of Jericho will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at Gate City Masonic Lodge No. 31, 1017 Mill at John St. in Orange. All Heroines and Knights are asked to be present.

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.

Rummage sale

The Friends of the Bridge City Public Library are taking for donations for the rummage sale that will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in the library expansion. All funds from the sale will be used for the completion of the empty expansion. To date, the Friends have raised funds for the next phase, which will be air conditioning and cabling. If anyone has something to donate for the huge rummage sale, they are asked to bring it to the Bridge City Public Library located at 101 Parkside Drive in Bridge City during normal library hours. Hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday is late night open from 1 p.m. - p.m. and Friday only from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Health Fair

A Health and Affordable Care Fair will be held from 10 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Nov. 9 at Lamar State College-Orange. There will be flu shots, screenings, information about ACF agencies, refreshments and more. There will also be face painting and other activities for children.

Bookkeeping 101

A “Bookkeeping 101” course will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, which will cover essential accounting tools that every business should explore. You will leave this seminar with an understanding of the basic accounting process of business. Presenter is Ana Pereda, MBA, Small Business Advisor. Register and pay online at

Retired teachers

Retired Teachers of Orange County will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. Guest speaker is Scott Hasty of Scott’s AFlorist. Dallas Mullins, with Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA), will offer information on TRTA Endorsed Benefits for members. 2013-2014 Membership Directories will be available.

Retired Senior Citizens

The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will meet at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11 at The Salvation Army Bldg. on MLK and Strickland. We will have a report from the Christmas Party Comittee. Please bring a covered dish for the noon meal. We are still collecting soaps for Orange Christian Services. 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.

Thrift and Gift

Thrift and Gift, located at 350 37th St. in Orange, has many new items from vendors and donations including antiques, glass pieces, vintage and new jewelry, and an assortment of birdhouses and other wood pieces. Call 409-886-7649 for info.

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.

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.

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.

Art Guild Classes

The Nederland Art Guild meets from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., every Tuesday, at the Texas Artists Museum, located at 3501 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur, near the Bob Bower Civic Center. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and the annual dues are $10 if you wish to join. The instructor for the month of November is Dot Chauvin. If you have any questions, please call Doris at 409-728-1875.

Deweyville High School seniors

Deweyville High School seniors and their parents are requested to attend a meeting in the Cafetorium from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12. The counselor, along with guest speakers from a local university, will be presenting important information on the college application process and Financial Aid/Scholarship Process. The meeting is expected to last one hour, with time for individual questions afterward. Contact Mrs. Roberts at 409-746-2685 for info.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Gift of Life will welcome the Men Against Cancer Prostate Cancer support group for a meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 680 Calder in Beaumont for a discussion about the Affordable Health Care Act & Medicare. Meetings are open to prostate cancer survivors and those who are newly diagnosed, as well as their caregivers, families and friends. Call the Gift of Life at 409-833-3663 to RSVP.

Nominations for Annual Meeting

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Citizen of the Year, 2013 Non Profit Community Service Award, and 2013 Community Service Business Award. All nominations will be due by noon, Tuesday, Nov. 12. Awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner on Dec 10. To obtain nomination forms and guidelines please visit the Chamber website or contact the Chamber office at 409-883-3536.

Orange Historical Society

The Orange Historical Society will hold its annual dinner at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 at PK’s Grill on Strickland Drive in Orange. Guest speakers are Jo Ann Stiles and Ellen Rienstra of the Stark Foundation. Call 409-988-5523 or e-mail for a reservation and supply your name and number of people in your party (including yourself) planning to attend.

City Council

Pinehurst City Council will meet 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Pinehurst City Hall located at 2497 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Pinehurst. The public is invited to attend.

Mighty Pirates 4-H

The Mighty Pirates 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 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, Nov. 12, at the Post home, 2110 S. Main in Vidor.

Friends of Library Fall Sale

The annual fall sale by the Friends of the Vidor Public Library will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Mellie Nagai Room of the Vidor Public Library, 440 E. Bolivar. Items include books, plants, a white elephant table, jewelry, magazines and baked goods.

Master Gardeners

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners will be held Thursday, Nov. 14 at the new Orange County Expo Center on FM 1442 in Orangefield, one-half mile south of Interstate 10. At 6 p.m. is a potluck supper and the business meeting and/or program will start at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Visit for more information.

Fall Festival

The Little Cypress Elementary PTO will hold its Fall Festival from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. The event includes games and activities for the kids, along with vendor booths and food. Potential vendors are welcome to inquire. Contact Tiffany Richards at 409-988-1455 or for details.

Book launch

Award-winning author Elizabeth Ludwig announces a book launch and awards celebration gala in honor of her “Edge of Freedom” series from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at the Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Administration Board Room, 6586 FM 1130, in Orange.

City Council

Vidor City Council will onl have one meeting in November and that is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at City Hall, 1395 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is invited to attend.

OC Democratic Party

The Orange County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Orange County Commissioners' Courtroom, 123 S. 6th St. in Orange. The party is recruiting volunteers, precinct chairs and precinct captains. Those interested can either attend the meeting or call 409-882-9620 for more information.

Vidor Historical Society

The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 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, Dec. 2 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.

Social Media Marketing 101

This brown bag lunch class, “Social Media Marketing 101,” will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4. In this seminar you'll gain a better understanding of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how can you use popular social media to increase your sales, marketing and overall presence in your industry. Presenter is Ana Pereda, MBA, Small Business Advisor. Register and pay online at

City Council

Vidor City Council will onl have one meeting in December and that is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, at City Hall, 1395 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is invited to attend.

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