Local author Arlon Davis will hold a book signing for his second book, “The Legend of One-Eyed-Jack,” from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at Reader’s Choice, 2407 Martin Luther King Drive in Orange.
Catholic Schools Week
St. Mary Catholic School, 2600 Bob Hall Road in Orange, invites the public to celebrate Catholic Schools Week with an Open House event from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26. Students in attendance will be entered into drawing for an iPad. Knights of Columbus will serve hot dogs, chips and drinks with “Sun”daes for dessert. Lunch will be served starting at 1 p.m.; tour classrooms from 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.; activities in gym and iPad winner announced.
VFW Recognition program
Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 invite the public to attend a slide show presentation in recognition of the Vietnam Peace Accord at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27 at the VFW Hall, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange.
Relay for Life
Orange County Relay for Life Team Captain meeting is set for 5:45 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27 at Lamar State College Orange Wilson Building in Room 101. If you are interested in signing up a team for this years relay please visit our website at www.relayforlife.com/orangecotx. This years Relay for Life is set for Friday, May 2, from 6 p.m. - midnight at Bridge City High School and the theme is Planting the Seed for the Cure. For more information about our event please send us a e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone is invited to the meetings.
AAUW Book drive
The Orange Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is beginning its annual drive to collect “gently used” books for their scholarship fund. All books, fiction, non-fiction, hardbound or paper back are needed. Also needed are audio and video tapes, CDs, and DVDs. These may be delivered to the Mann Insurance Agency, located at 1505 Park Ave. at 15th Street, during regular business hours. If unable to deliver your donations, you may call 409-886-5739 or 409-886-2194 to arrange for pickup.
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.
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.
Author Carolyn Mello is having a book launch for her new book, “Reprisal,” a sequel to “Murder Once Removed,” at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 10th Street and Green Avenue in Orange.
Chamber of Commerce Banquet
The Vidor Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting and banquet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 1600 N. Main in Vidor. Tickets are $25 per person or a table of six is $150. Call the chamber office at 409-769-6339 for info.
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 email@example.com.
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 annual Community Trash-Off will be held from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 to help clean the streets of Orange, West Orange, Pinehurst and the banks of Adams Bayou. Teams will consist of 3 - 5 volunteers. Pre-register now or the day of the event. Call 409-670-9113 or visit www.starkculturalvenues.org for information.
Pearson Alumni Basketball Game
The Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball Game will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, in the gym of Bridge City High School. Mr. Pearson and his family plan to attend. E-mail Tony.Knight@bridgecityisd.net for more info.
Huddle Up for Life
The first ever Huddle Up for Life fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Feb. 2. Sign-up for a motorcycle and classic car poker run will begin at 11 a.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 803 N. 28th St. in Orange. Entry is $20 per vehicle and $5 rider. A pool and washer tournament will be held at noon, at Cotton’s Cay, 8379 N. Hwy 87 in Orange. Cost is $15 with $5 buy-in. Call 337-274-1482 for information.
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.
OC Historical Society
The Orange County Historical Society will hold its regular quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Orange Public Library. Brown Claybar will speak on planned restoration of the Orange Train Depot. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. The public is invited.
The City of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled council meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is invited.
Parkinson Awareness Group
Orange County Parkinson Awareness Support Group will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, at St. Frances Catholic Church Hall, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange. Contact Wanda Simar at 409-883-4912 or Ella Guillory 409-886-4877 for more information.
Chuck Young Alumni Classic
The Chuck Young Alumni Classic will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Bridge City High School. Homerun derby will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a baseball player alumni game to follow at noon. Alumni team coached by Jacob Monceaux will play the Cardinal baseball team. Anyone interested in playing should contact Coach Chris Moore at email@example.com.
OC Retired teachers
Retired Teachers of Orange County will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 10 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. A light lunch will be served.
Retired Senior Citizens
The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will meet at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 10 at The Salvation Army Bldg. on MLK and Strickland. Please bring a covered dish for the noon meal. All seniors are welcome to attend. Call 409-883-6161 for more info.
The Republican Party in Orange County is having a “Republican Roundup.” The Republican candidates have been invited to Orange on Feb. 10 to meet the voters. It will be held at the VFW Hall on N. Hwy 87 on that Monday from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sponsorship levels are $500 and under (Wrangler); $250 and under (Rancher); $100 and under (Buckaroo). Send your personal check to: Republican Roundup, P. O. Box 1804, Bridge City, TX. 77611
Mighty Pirates 4-H
The Mighty Pirates 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11 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, Feb. 11 at the Post home, 2110 S. Main in Vidor.
The Scottish Society of Southeast Texas will meet Thursday, Feb. 13 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1350 23rd St. at Gladys in Beaumont. A light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by program at 7:15 p.m. Joe Elwell, KVLU Music Director, will discuss and play music which describes the sights and sounds of Scotland and Ireland. Anyone interested in Scotland is invited to attend. Call 409-898-4986 for more info.
The City of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled council meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is invited.
Please send announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 409-883-6342 at least two weeks in advance of the event to ensure your item is printed. See full calendar listings at www.orangeleader.com.
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Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!
Itty Bitty Story Time was held on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Vidor Public Library.
Mardi Gras festivities begin Thursday in Port Arthur
There’s a fever going on with Southeast Texas Mardi Gras this year. “Island Fever.”
Honoring local heroes
Gloria Anderson, historian for the Orange African American Museum, displays local heroes and pioneering families Saturday during an event to honor firsts from Orange.
Thursday is Earl Thomas III Day in West Orange
Earl Thomas III is kicking off his Guardian Angel Foundation 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday at Granger Chevrolet located at 2611 MacArthur Drive in West Orange.
2014 Mardi Gras parade
Krewe de Bon Amis had one of the most intriguing floats in the 2014 Mardi Gras parade this past Saturday as the “House of Voodoo” rolled through the streets of Orange tossing beads to thousands in attendance.
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