(Orange, Texas)

April 20, 2013

Area Calendar 4.20.13

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader


Red Hot Flashers

The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 18 at Sunset Grove Country Club. There are no birthdays this month. Call 409-886-1609 for details.


Community Forum

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD will hold a community forum to acquaint the public with how the proposed bond election funds will be used at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18, in the Little Cypress Junior High library. Renderings and floor plans of proposed campus changes can be viewed at Call Dr. Pauline Hargrove or Greg Perry at 409-883-2232 with questions. The public is invited.


Monthly BBQ

The Fraternal Orders of Eagles, Sabine Aerie 2523, 803 N. 28th St. in Orange is having its monthly BBQ on Thursday, April 18. Cost is $7 and meal includes chicken quarters, green beans, potato salad, bread, cookie and trimming. Meals available for dine in, carry out or deliver. Call 409-719-7883 or 409-886-7381 to order.


Rotary Breakfast

The Vidor Rotary Club will hold its annual scholarship breakfast from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m., Friday, April 19, at Casa Ole on North Main St. in Vidor. Cost is $10 and includes eggs, tortillas, beans, chorizo sausage, potatoes, fruit and a drink. Contact Sally at 409-951-8713 or e-mail for tickets and info.


LC-M Athletic Banquet

The LC-M Athletic Banquet will be at 6 p.m., Monday, April 29 at North Orange Baptist Church on North 16th Street in Orange. Advance tickets are $20 or $25 at the door. Athletes eat free. Tickets are being pre-sold Friday, April 19, Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23 during lunches. Text Angie Williams at 409-988-1516 or e-mail with questions.


Lutcher Stark Class Reunion

Attention all Tigers! The Lutcher Stark High School Classes of 1953 and 1955 will be hosting a reunion Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Any classmates who graduated in the 1950s are invited to join us. Cost is $60 per person to attend both nights, $40 for Friday only, or $40 for Saturday only. Mayke checks payable to Wayland Payne and mail to 510 Lilac, Orange, Tx. 77630. Call 409-886-2548 for info.


Cormier Museum

The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open to the public from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20. The museum is located adjacent to Orangefield High School on FM 105.


50th Class Reunion

The Little Cypress Class of 1963 will hold its 50th Class Reunion from 6 p.m. - midnight, Saturday, April 20, at the Econo-Lodge Motel in Orange, Texas. Dress to be casual and food, ice, and soft drinks will be served. Attendees may BYOB as desired. Music will be provided by Chuck Hargis. For questions, call Don Gateley at 409-330-4443.



A benefit for Wanda Bando to assist with approximately $60,000 in medcal expenses due to satge 4 cervical cancer will be held from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 20 at the VFW. Brisket, potato salad, baked beans, and a roll as well as a raffle, live auctions, a washer tournament and a live DJ. For more details call 409-883-0058 or 409-553-0031. Visit to make a donation.


Community Ed. Classes

Vidor ISD offers the following classes this semester through their adult Community Education program: Baby Steps Computer, Beginning Computer, Basic Windows, Pinterest, Basic Digital Photography, Gemology, iPhone, Android phones, Windows Phones, Toning and Conditiong, Creating a Bouquet with Cookies, Dog Obedience, Piano in Three Hours, and a Galveston Field Trip. Call 409-951-8700 or visit, Community Dropdown, Community Ed. link. Residence in Vidor is not required.


Photoshop course

Lamar State College-Orange and its Continuing Education Department present a course in Photoshop Elements 11.0 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., every Monday, June 3 through July 1 as part of its Summer 2013 Photography Series. Cost is $49. Contact LSC-O at 409-882-3321 or e-mail for info.


Basic Digital Photography

Lamar State College-Orange and its Continuing Education Department present a course in Basic Digital Photography from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., every Tuesday, June 4 through July 2 as part of its Summer 2013 Photography Series. Cost is $49. Contact LSC-O at 409-882-3321 or e-mail for info.


Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.


Woodworkers of SETX

The Woodwokers of Southeast Texas will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, April 22 at 1685 Ashley St. in Beaumont. People with an interest in woodworker are welcome to attend. Visit for more information.


Elvis Lives

Elvis Lives is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life during different stages in his career. The “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event” will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 22 at the Lutcher Theater. Tickets are $35-$65 at or 409-886-5535.


Vendors needed

Thrift and Gift, 350 37th St. in Orange, wants you to be part of its bi-annual sidewalk sale from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4. Covered spaces are 10’ x 12’ and cost $12 and available on first come, first served basis. Our shop and other groups located on old Salk School grounds will be open. Call 409-886-7649 for info.


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.


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.


OC Republicans

The Orange County Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, in the Orange County Commissioner’s Courtroom of the Orange County Courthouse Annex. Join us as we discuss what’s ahead for the Republican Party and look ahead to 2014 mid-term elections.



BUNCO Night, sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Saint Cecilia #1396, will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, in St. Mary Parish Hall, 912, W. Cherry in Orange. All are welcome to join us for snacks, fun and prizes. A $5 offering is requested.


Professionals Luncheon

Lamar State College-Orange will hold the 8th Annual Administrative Professionals Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at the Brown Estate. “Re-defining Your Treasures” presented by Sabrina Gray of Frey’s. Call 409-882-3043 for more info.


Book signing

The Stark Museum of Art will host award winning novelist, playwright, teacher and performer Denise Chavez in “Ultima: A Healer for Our Times,” a presentation about Rudolfo Anaya’s novel, “Bless Me, Ultima,” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25, in the Lutcher Theater, 707 Main in Orange. A book signing and reception will follow at the Stark Museum, 712 Green Ave. in Orange. Admission is free and open to the public. Visit for info.


Garage/Craft sale

Come have your Garage/Craft Sale with us from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at the Lamar Student Activities Building, 403 Green Ave. in Orange. GOALS wil provide a table/spot for $25 each. Reserve your table at 409-886-4311 or 409-553-1478. Must be paid in advance. Set up will be Friday, April 26 from noon to 2:30 p.m. There will be books, household and baby items as well as handmade crafts, jewelery, etc.


Charity Fair

The charity fair for the Fraternal Order of Eagles is being held from 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, until midnight, at the VFW Hall in Orange. A motorcycle show will be held from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to enter their bike. A prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 409-719-7793.


Bon Wier School Reunion

The Bon Wier School Reunion will be held starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27, in the Fellowship Hall of Bon Wier Pentecostal Church. Anyone who ever attended school or had friends at Bon Wier is welcome to attend. Please bring a covered dish and photos. Call 409-783-2882 or 409-397-4337 for info.


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.


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.


Pre-K Round-up

Deweyville Elementary will hold its Pre-K and Kindergarten roundup for the 2013-2014 school year from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2. Bring the child’s birth certificate, social security card, shot record, proof of residency (electric or water bill) and enrolling person my have Texas driver’s license and social security card.


Parkinson Awareness

Orange County Parkinson Awareness Support Group will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, at St. Francis Cathloic Church Hall, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange. Contact Wanda Simar at 409-883-4912 or Ella Guillory 409-886-4877 for more information.


National Day of Prayer

Orange County will hold its National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday, May 2 in front of the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division in Orange.


Casino Bus Trip

Phi Delta Kappa Sorority is sponsoring a chartered bus to Coushatta Casino in Kinder, La. on Saturday, May 4. Cost is $10 per person. Departure is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. Call Linda at 409-670-8612 for more info.


Master Gardeners

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 9 at the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. A potluck supper and the business meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. At the end of the meeting door prizes will be drawn. Any one interested in gardening is welcome to attend. Please visit for info.


BCHS Alumni meeting

The Bridge City High School Alumni Association will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, in the cafeteria at Bridge City High School.


Mother’s Day Sale

The Golden Triangle Bromeliad Society will have its annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Central Mall, 3100 Hwy 365 in Port Arthur. The public is invited.


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.