(Orange, Texas)

October 23, 2013

Area Calendar 10.23.13

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — SE Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo

The 14th Southeast Texas SENIOR CELEBRATION and Consumer Expo is 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Beaumont Civic Center. Admission and parking is free. For further information or to reserve a booth space call 409-835-5951 ext. 117 or e-mail

OC Democratic Party

The Orange County Democratic Party monthly meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Orange County Commissioners Courtroom, 234 S. 6th St. in Orange. The party is recruiting volunteers, precinct chairs and precinct captains. Those interested can either attend the meeting or call 409-882-9620.

Casino Trip

The members of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority are sponsoring a charter bus trip to

Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La., on Saturday, Nov. 9. The bus will leave at 10 a.m. from Northway Shopping Center in Orange. Return time is approximately 8 p.m. Advance payment of $10 is required. Call 409-670-8612 or 409-313-0124 for reservation.

BC-Orangefield Rotary

The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club meets at noon, every Thursday, at the Bridge City Community Center.

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.

Pool tournament

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.

Bulls and Barrels Rodeo

The LC-M Honey Bears will hold its 9th Annual Bulls and Barrels Rodeo starting at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at Cowboy Church of Orange County Arena, 673 FM 1078 in Orange. Admission is $5 per person. Rodeo contestants should call Brittney Wacasey at 817-253-3042 for info.

Street Party

A street party will be held from noon, Saturday, Oct. 26 until midnight at Lakewood Mall, 500 South St. in Vidor. Event will include vendors, children’s costume contest, candy, live music and possibly an adult costume contest that evening. Event is free and public is invited to attend. Call 409-673-8982 for info.

Health Fair

Unity in Community Health Fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. featuring free flu shots, free blood pressure screenings, free aids and hepatitis C testing along with other free services and information on preventative care and services available in our area. Vendors will have lots of free goodies to give away, refreshments and goodies for the kids as well. Hosted by First Church of God, Orange, located at the corner of 9th Street and Main. Call Sister Roseanne at 409-330-7218 for info.

Fall Festival

Little Cypress Baptist Church, 3274 Little Cypress Drive, will hold its annual fall festival from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. Children will enjoy a Trunk or Treat and a carnival atmosphere in the family center. Children are encouraged to dress up, but no scary costumes please, as this event is for all ages. The public is invited.

Fall Festival

Wesley United Methodist Church will be having its Fall Festival from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27. Activities include hayrides, moonwalk, games and food. A Trunk or Treat will also be provided for this free event.

Membership Drive

American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Auxiliary 49 is conducting its membership drive for 2014. We are still collecting dues for 2013. If you haven’t paid yet, please mail your dues to ALA UNIT 49, P.O. Box 2158, Orange, Texas, 77630.

Life is a Cabaret

Friends of the Triangle AIDS Network invite supporters to come to the “Cabaret” for TAN’s annual Paint the Town Red gala Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Beaumont Country Club. Festivities begin with a champagne-cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. The live auction begins at 7:15 p.m., with a buffet at 8 p.m. and the live auction to resume as guests continue dining. The Innovators will provide music for the event. Dress is after-five. Proceeds support client services and educational efforts of TAN. Reservations are $90 per person. ($900 per table of 10) or $1,400 ($175 per person) for Dress Circle seating at a premium table for eight. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For reservations or to become a Paint the Town Red sponsor, call 409-832-8338, Ext. 231.

Hunter Safety Class

Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Safety Class is from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 29. Attendance at both session is mandatory. Certification is required if you are at least age 17 and born on or after Sept. 2, 1971 to hunt in Texas. Anyone with firearms can benefit from this class. Call 409-883-8118 for info.

Monster House

Get scared this Halloween with the Monster House, 320 W. Bolivar in Vidor. Admission is $5 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and $10 per person from 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Call 409-498-4004 for info.

Nominations for Annual Meeting

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Citizen of the Year, 2013 Non Profit Community Service Award, and 2013 Community Service Business Award. All nominations will be due by noon, Tuesday, Nov. 12. Awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner on Dec 10. To obtain nomination forms and guidelines please visit the Chamber website or contact the Chamber office at 409-883-3536.

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. Call Mildred Bellar at 409-769-2708 for info.

Thrift and Gift

Thrift and Gift, located at 350 37th St. in Orange, has many new items from vendors and donations including antiques, glass pieces, vintage and new jewelry, and an assortment of birdhouses and other wood pieces. Call 409-886-7649 for info.

Vidor Rotary

The Vidor Rotary Club meets at noon, every Monday, upstairs in the Capital One building on North Main Street.

Public Hearing

The Orange County Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Orange County Administration Building located at 123 South 6th Street in Orange. The public is invited to attend.

Orange County Commissioners Court

The Orange County Commissioners Court will meet 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Orange County Administration Building located at 123 South 6th Street in Orange. The public is invited to attend.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous

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

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.

Trunk or Treat

First United Methodist Church of Orange will hold Trunk or Treat in the church parking lot beginning at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30. The public is invited.

Fall Fest 2013

Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 MLK Drive in Orange, invites the public to its Fall Fest 2013 and Trunk or Treat from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 in the church parking lot. Call 409-886-1291 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for any questions.

Fall Festival

First Baptist Church of Orangefield, located at 9788 FM 105 in Orangefield, will hold its annual Community Fall Festival from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Family Life Center. Activities include moon walk, super-slide, candy, games, prizes, popcorn, cookie decorating, silent auction and more. Call 409-735-3113 for info.

Holiday in the Park

The City of West Orange will hold Holiday in the Park on Sat. Nov. 2, 2013. Visit the city’s website at for info.

Quickbooks for Beginners

A “Quickbooks for Beginners” course will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., on Nov. 4, Nov. 6 and Nov. 8 and is presented by Ana Pereda, MBA, Small Business Advisor. This introductory workshop will cover the following topics: Create bank accounts, Track your expenses, Use Quickbooks to generate invoices and sales receipts and Write checks using Quickbooks. This workshop consist of 3 sessions for a total of 6 hours. Before taking this workshop, you should be familiar with basic bookkeeping concepts as well as the use of a personal computer. The workshop is conducted on Windows based PC computers. Register and Pay online at

Vidor Historical Society

The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4 at in the Fellowship Hall of First Pentecostal Church at Camp and Wilson Streets.

City Council

Pine Forest City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.

Beading Class

Vidor ISD Community Education will host a beading class from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4 and Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Vidor Elementary cafeteria. During the first session, participants will learn to make earrings, and during the second, a necklace. Fee for the class is $35, with a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor at the first class time. To register, please call VISD Community Education at 409-951-8700, or visit, Community, then Community Ed.

LU Investiture

The investiture of Kenneth R. Evans as the 15th President of Lamar University, will take place Thursday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Montagne Center. Join Texas State University System Chancellor Bryan McCall, members of the TSUS Board of Regents, state and local dignitaries, LU faculty, staff, alumni, students and the greater Southeast Texas community in celebration of the official transfer of leadership. The event is open to the public and a reception to meet the new president will be held after the program. For more information, visit or call 880-8419. Funding for the event generously provided by Gay and Bill Scott.

Heroines of Jericho

The Heroines of Jericho will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at Gate City Masonic Lodge No. 31, 1017 Mill at John St. in Orange. All Heroines and Knights are asked to be present.

Rummage sale

The Friends of the Bridge City Public Library are taking for donations for the rummage sale that will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in the library expansion. All funds from the sale will be used for the completion of the empty expansion. To date, the Friends have raised funds for the next phase, which will be air conditioning and cabling. If anyone has something to donate for the huge rummage sale, they are asked to bring it to the Bridge City Public Library located at 101 Parkside Drive in Bridge City during normal library hours. Hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday is late night open from 1 p.m. - p.m. and Friday only from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Bookkeeping 101

A “Bookkeeping 101” course will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, which will cover essential accounting tools that every business should explore. You will leave this seminar with an understanding of the basic accounting process of business. Presenter is Ana Pereda, MBA, Small Business Advisor. Register and pay online at

Orange Historical Society

The Orange Historical Society will hold its annual dinner at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 at PK’s Grill on Strickland Drive in Orange. Guest speakers are Jo Ann Stiles and Ellen Rienstra of the Stark Foundation. Call 409-988-5523 or e-mail for a reservation and supply your name and number of people in your party (including yourself) planning to attend.

City Council

Pinehurst City Council will meet 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Pinehurst City Hall located at 2497 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Pinehurst. The public is invited to attend.

Mighty Pirates 4-H

The Mighty Pirates 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 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, Nov. 12, at the Post home, 2110 S. Main in Vidor.

Master Gardeners

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners will be held Thursday, Nov. 14 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. Hugh Pickle of Jasper County Master Gardener Assoc. will be speaking. The public is welcome. Visit for more information.

Vidor Historical Society

The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 at in the Fellowship Hall of First Pentecostal Church at Camp and Wilson Streets.

City Council

Pine Forest City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.

Social Media Marketing 101

This brown bag lunch class, “Social Media Marketing 101,” will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4. In this seminar you'll gain a better understanding of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how can you use popular social media to increase your sales, marketing and overall presence in your industry. Presenter is Ana Pereda, MBA, Small Business Advisor. Register and pay online at

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