The public is invited to take a Christmas Stroll at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to see the lighted trees throughout the grounds. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for more info.
Salem United Methodist Church, 402 W. John Ave. in Orange, will hold its Christmas Cantata at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. The public is invited to come and enjoy Christmas and gospel music. Refreshments will be served. Call the church at 409-883-2611 for info.
Christmas Tour of Homes
The Buna Ladies Civic Club will hold its annual Christmas Tour of Homes from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 Tickets can be purchased at Keeler’s in Buna and at each home. Call 409-994-3367 for info.
LC-M Young Farmers is having a bake sale from 8 a.m. - noon, Saturday Dec. 8, at three locations across Orange — Ace Hardware, Tractor Supply and Farmer's Mercantile. Monies raised will go toward scholarships.
Bro. Allen J. Daniel, a 2012 graduate of West Orange-Stark High School, and a very faithful and dedicated member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 612 N. Third St. in Orange, will be preaching his first sermon at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. The public is invited.
Retired Teachers of Orange County will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. Christmas program will be presented by McDonald Memorial Baptist Church Quartet. Members will offer a covered dish luncheon. Visit www.localunits.org/OrangeCounty/ for info.
Retired senior citizens
The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have its yearly Christmas party at 9:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10 at the Salvation Army building on the corner of Strickland and MLK. All members are urged to attend and bring a guest. Please bring some type of finger food for the noon meal. We will have a special guest to entertain the group. All seniors are welcome to attend. Call 409-883-6161 for info.