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.
Annual New Year’s Revival
Back to God Fresh Anointing Ministries, 1101 Park St. in Orange, invites the public to its Annual New Year’s Revival at 7 p.m., nightly, Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Friday, Feb. 7. Speakers include Bishop and Prophetess Pruitt of “Word of Wisdom Worship Center” in Houston and Apostle Quincy Armstead of Impartation Revival Center in Lake Charles. Call 409-883-0333 for info.
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, Feb. 6. Cost is $8 and meal consists of fried fish, potato salad, green beans, cole slaw, bread and dessert. Walk-in’s welcome and delivery available. For orders or delivery call 409-886-1241 after noon, Feb. 5 and before 9 a.m., Feb. 6.
The Knit Together for Charity group will meet from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Vidor Public Library, 440 E. Bolivar in Vidor. Call 409-769-7148 for details.
Trinity Baptist Church, located at 1819 N. 16th St. in Orange, will hold a Valentine Dinner at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Entertainment will be provided by Dan Cruse, who serves as the church’s Worship Leader and promises a fun-filled night. Dinner being catered by Moncla’s Catering of Beaumont. Guests are invited to attend and may call Dan for reservations at 409-313-4940.
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 Golden Triangle Quilt Guild will hold its “For the Love of Quilts” quilt show from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main St. in Beaumont. Admission is $5 for seniors and children and $6 for adults. There will be vendor booths, door prizes, silent auction, sales booth, appraisals, etc. Call Jenni Beaumont at 409-749-0818 for info or visit www.goldentrianglequiltguild.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hearts for the Arts
Hearts for the Arts will be held at the Broussard’s Centre, 1775 Calder in Beaumont, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9. The event recognizes the supporters of and raises money for the Southeast Texas Arts Council. Tickets are $30. Contact email@example.com or 409-835-2787 for info.
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. Herman Davis, a skilled wood carver, will be the guest speaker. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author Meet and Greet
The second Local Author Meet & Greet Book Signing Event, “TAKE TWO,” featuring more than two dozen authors, will be held from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, at The Community House, 304 S. Elizabeth in Kirbyville, across the street from the library.
Relay for Life
The next Orange County Relay for Life team captain meeting is at 5:45 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in Room 101 of the Wilson Bldg at Lamar State College-Orange. Contact Bridget LeBlanc at 409-651-0302 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Sign up at www.relayforlife.com/orangecotx
Vidor Historical Society
The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, March 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, March 3 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.
The City of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled council meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is invited.
Southeast Texas Hospice will hold its 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.
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Church Calendar 3.8.14
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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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The Battleship Texas celebrates 100th commissioning Anniversary
The Battleship Texas Foundation, working in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the Battleship Texas with two events next month.
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