Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
A ragball tournament benefiting the MS Society will be held on Saturday, June 15, at the Orange Crush Complex (old Wesco Fields across from WO-S). Cost is $100 per team with a minimum of 3 girls per team. Teams supply their own balls. T-shirts for 1st and 2nd place. Event is in honor of Stephanie Zimmerman, a former Lady Bear and 2005 graduate of LC-M, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008. Help us help her and others affected by this disease. Contact Johnny Trahan at 409-221-5833 for info.
OC Farmers Market
The Orange County Farmers Market is back in season twice-per-week from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m., Saturday, and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., every Wednesday, in the parking lot of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive in Pinehurst. Items available include green beans, sugar snap peas, yellow squash, potatoes, red onions, mustard greens, tender greens, blueberries, blueberry bushes, plants, homemade jams and jellies, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and granola, fresh bread and more.The public is welcome to attend.
Books and more
Thrift and Gift, located at 350 37th St. in Orange, is holding a special book sale event featuring paperbacks starting at 25-cents each and hardbacks at 50-cents each. Miscellaneous surprises are on the marked-down table too. Call 409-886-7649 for info.
A Farmers Market is now available starting at 8:30 a.m., every Saturday, through November at Rocking R Farm and Ranch, 2772 State Highway 12 in Vidor. Vendors are welcome and there is no charge for booths. Call 409-422-4184 for information.
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.
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.
Retired Senior Citizens
The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will meet at 9:30 a.m., Monday, June 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.
Mothers Day Out Registration
North Orange Baptist Church MDO/Preschool is now registering for Summer and Fall sessions. The summer session begins June 11. The fall session begins Sept. 3. Classes are from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children ages 9 months through Pre-K are accepted into the program. For more information contact Jan Manshack, director, at 409-883-2875 or 409-886-4532.
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.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange is offering free scrapbook classes at 4 p.m., each Tuesday. The community is invited to come join in. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or 409-719-7793.
Nederland Art Guild
Nederland Art Guild classes are held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Texas Artists Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Drive near the Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. Cost is $4 for members and $5 for non-members. During the month of March, Ann Hoffpauir of Orange will be the instructor. The class will do a still life of fruit and Ann requests that your canvas be a small one, either 11 X 14, or 12 X 16. For more information, call Doris at 409-728-1875.
The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club meets at noon, every Thursday, at the Bridge City Community Center.
CASA BBQ Benefit
Stoneleigh on Major is hosting a barbecue benefit and pool party for CASA of Southeast Texas from noon - 2 p.m., Saturday, June 15, at 4550 N. Major Drive, Beaumont with live music performed by J.A.G. Three-meat barbecue plates will consist of Award Winning Get Down Brown’s brisket, chicken and sausage; with potato salad and baked beans and all the trimmings, and banana pudding for dessert. Cost is $10/plate and donations will be accepted with 100% of proceeds benefiting CASA of Southeast Texas. Door Prizes of $100 gas cards will be given away every 30 minutes.
Orange City Council
The Orange City Council will hold a special call meeting 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at the Orange Public Library Auditorium located at 220 5th Street in Orange. The purpose of the meeting is to interview auditing firms who submitted proposals for auditing services.
SETX Hospice Memorial Service
The Southeast Texas Hospice will hold its annual Memorial Service at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 20, in the Parish Hall of St. Mary Catholic Church, 912. W. Cherry in Orange. This event is held in memory of all patients served by Southeast Texas Hospice and will include prayer and music. Rev. Jeff Bell will preside over the service. The community is invited. Call 409-886-0622 for more info.
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.
LCHS Multi-Class Reunion
The Little Cypress High School graduating classes of 1953 through 1970 have scheduled a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. An LC Alumni reception dinner and dance will he held at VFW Post 2775, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange from 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. LC Friends Reception, with snacks, appetizers and drinks provided, will be from 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. Teachers, administrators and coaches attend free. Checks make payable to Kenneth Lewis, 595 Orleans St., Ste. 500, Beaumont, Texas, 77701. Visit http://bit.ly/15Bj2yn for information or call Dr. Carol Fetters at 409-899-1819.
BAL Art Camp
The Beaumont Art League, 2675 Gulf St. in Beaumont, will hold a summer art camp for children ages 6-12 years. Sessions will be from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., July 15 - July19 and July 22 – July 26. Cost is $75 for one or $150 for both sessions. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. Register at www.beaumontartleague.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 409-833-4179 for more information.
The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners is held the second Thursday of the month at the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. At 6 p.m. is a potluck supper and the business meeting and/or program will start at 6:30 p.m. In July we will have a program on hydroponics. At the end of each meeting door prizes will be drawn. We welcome the public to attend any of our meetings. Please visit our website http://txmg.org/orange for more information or to contact us.