orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

January 29, 2014

Area Calendar 1.29.14

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Book launch

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 casaocjanes@sbcglobal.net.



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.



Community Trash-Off

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.



City Council

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.



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.



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.



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 ochs.tx@outlook.com for more info. The public is invited.



City Council

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 chris.moore@bridgecityisd.net.



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.



Republican Roundup

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.



Scottish Society

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.



City Council

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.





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