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.