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The Orange Leader
First United Methodist Church, 502 N. Sixth St. in Orange, will hold Ash Wednesday services at noon, and at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, March 5 in the Slade Chapel. Soup will be served in the Welcome Center at 12:30 p.m. and in the Praise Center at 5:30 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Meal and Service
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 945 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City, invites the public to enjoy a potluck meal at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, followed by its service at 7 p.m. We are a small church but great in faith and love. Please join us.
Orange County Parkinson Awareness Support Group will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, at St. Francis Cathloic Church Hall, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange. Anyone with Parkinson or family members are invited to attend. Contact Wanda Simar at 409-883-4912 or Ella Guillory 409-886-4877 for more information.
Art and Photography Show
The Nederland Heritage Festival Art and Photography Show sponsored by the Nederland Art Guild will be from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at the Texas Artists Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Drive in Port Arthur, near the Bob Bowers Civic Center. You may enter paintings and photography from 9 a.m. until noon. After noon, the entries will be judged and available for viewing. You must pick them up at 5 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded in all categories.
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 Fraternal Order of Eagles, 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, will hold a fundraiser luncheon on Thursday, March 6. Order must be placed by 5 p.m., Wed., March 5. Cost is $8 and meal includes meatballs and gravy over rice, corn, butter beans, bread and cookie. Available for dine-in, carryout or delivery for two or more orders. Call Peggy at 409-698-4875 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for orders.
The Knights of Columbus Orange Council No. 1680 will hold a fish fry from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., every Friday, during Lent at St. Mary Church Parish Hall at Cherry Avenue in Orange. Meal includes 3 piece fried or baked fish for $8 or 2 piece for $7 plus fries, cole slaw, sauces, tea, water and dessert. The public is invited.
The Senior Choir of El Bethel Church, 704 N. 12th St. in Orange, will hold its annual Fish Fry from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Friday, March 7. Cost is $8 and meal includes southern fried fish, dirty rice, green beans, potato salad, bread, cake and drink. Deliveries available for orders of three or more. Call 409-883-8996 or 409-988-9002 or 409-670-5057 for information.
Lenten Fish finners
The Knights of Columbus will offer fish dinners from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., every Friday during Lent through April 11 at the Bridge City KC Hall on West Roundbunch, adjacent to St. Henry Catholic Church. Cost is $8 and includes fried fish, French fries, cole slaw and hush puppies. Available for dine-in or take out. Delivery available for orders of 10 or more. Call Jimmy LeBlanc at 409-670-2155 for info.
St. Therese Catholic Church, 1409 Sixth St. in Orange, is selling fish dinners from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., every Friday during Lent. Cost is $8 and meal includes fried fish, red rice, potato salad, green beans, cake and bread. Call 409-883-3783 for orders or information.
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.
Benefit for Lexy Bertrand
A benefit event will be held for Vidor teenager Lexy Bertrand, who was killed in a February automobile collision, from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at Woods Pavilion, 141 N. Main in Vidor. Plate lunches, live music, an auction, bake sale and raffle are all scheduled. All proceeds will go to family for expenses.
Retired Teachers of Orange County will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, March 10 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. Carolyn Williams will present a program on how to create birdhouses. Guests are welcome.
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, March 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, March 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, March 13 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1350 23rd St. at Gladys in Beaumont. A covered dish supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by program. Andrew Bollich, singer and guitarist, will perform folk music from Scotland and Ireland as part of St. Patrick Day celebration. Call 409-898-4986 for more info.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Pinehurst, will hold its annual Charity Fair from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, March 15 featuring live entertainment, auction, 50/50 tickets, scratch offs, cake walk, raffle tickets for a gun safe, food and more. Call 409-886-7381 for more info.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles will hold its annual Charity Fair Dance from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at the VFW Hall in Starks, La. featuring Britt Godwin and BB and Company. Cost is $5 per person. The drawing for the gun safe will take place, but no need to be present to win. Call 409-886-7381 for more info.
The City of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled council meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is invited.
Le Grand Bal
Lamar University invites the public to its Le Grand Bal: “An Evening of Art,” a black-tie event at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 22 in the Montagne Center in Beaumont. Tickets are $150 per person. Call 409-880-8137 for tickets or info on underwriting opportunities. Tickets can be purchased also at www.fineartscomm.lamar.edu
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.
The City of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled council meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is invited.
Vidor Historical Society
The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, April 7 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, April 7 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.
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