Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
The annual Community Trash-Off will be held from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 to help clean the streets of Orange, West Orange, Pinehurst and the banks of Adams Bayou. Teams will consist of 3 - 5 volunteers. Pre-register now or the day of the event. Call 409-670-9113 or visit www.starkculturalvenues.org for information.
Pearson Alumni Basketball Game
The Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball Game will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, in the gym of Bridge City High School. Mr. Pearson and his family plan to attend. E-mail Tony.Knight@bridgecityisd.net for more info.
Huddle Up for Life
The first ever Huddle Up for Life fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Feb. 2. Sign-up for a motorcycle and classic car poker run will begin at 11 a.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 803 N. 28th St. in Orange. Entry is $20 per vehicle and $5 rider. A pool and washer tournament will be held at noon, at Cotton’s Cay, 8379 N. Hwy 87 in Orange. Cost is $15 with $5 buy-in. Call 337-274-1482 for information.
Vidor Historical Society
The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3 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, Feb. 3 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.
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.
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.
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.
OC Historical Society
The Orange County Historical Society will hold its regular quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Orange Public Library. Brown Claybar will speak on planned restoration of the Orange Train Depot. E-mail email@example.com for more info. The public is invited.
Christian Writers Guild
The Orange County Christian Writers Guild will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Brown Hearing Center, 105 Camellia in Orange. Park on side of building, go to last door, go in and up the stairs. We will be doing more reading from our own works so please bring about 3 to 5 minutes worth. The homework assignment from last month was to create a short Biographer for the Facebook page and for your future book jacket. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Karen Y. Stevens at 409-988-2588 for info.
The City of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled council meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is invited.
Republican Candidate Debate
The Orange County Republican Party will hold a debate for candidates running for Orange County Judge at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Raymond Gould Community Center, 385 Claiborne in Vidor. The public is invited to attend.
Parkinson Awareness Group
Orange County Parkinson Awareness Support Group will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, at St. Frances Catholic Church Hall, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange. Contact Wanda Simar at 409-883-4912 or Ella Guillory 409-886-4877 for more information.
Plate lunch fundraiser
American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6. Cost is $8 and meal consists of fried fish, potato salad, green beans, cole slaw, bread and dessert. Walk-in’s welcome and delivery available. For orders or delivery call 409-886-1241 after noon, Jan. 5 and before 9 a.m., Jan. 6.
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.
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.
The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild will hold its “For the Love of Quilts” quilt show from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main St. in Beaumont. Admission is $5 for seniors and children and $6 for adults. There will be vendor booths, door prizes, silent auction, sales booth, appraisals, etc. Call Jenni Beaumont at 409-749-0818 for info or visit www.goldentrianglequiltguild.com.
Chuck Young Alumni Classic
The Chuck Young Alumni Classic will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Bridge City High School. Homerun derby will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a baseball player alumni game to follow at noon. Alumni team coached by Jacob Monceaux will play the Cardinal baseball team. Anyone interested in playing should contact Coach Chris Moore at email@example.com.
OC Retired teachers
Retired Teachers of Orange County will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 10 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. A light lunch will be served.
Retired Senior Citizens
The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will meet at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 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.
The Republican Party in Orange County is having a “Republican Roundup.” The Republican candidates have been invited to Orange on Feb. 10 to meet the voters. It will be held at the VFW Hall on N. Hwy 87 on that Monday from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sponsorship levels are $500 and under (Wrangler); $250 and under (Rancher); $100 and under (Buckaroo). Send your personal check to: Republican Roundup, P. O. Box 1804, Bridge City, TX. 77611
Mighty Pirates 4-H
The Mighty Pirates 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 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, Feb. 11 at the Post home, 2110 S. Main in Vidor.
The Scottish Society of Southeast Texas will meet Thursday, Feb. 13 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1350 23rd St. at Gladys in Beaumont. A light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by program at 7:15 p.m. Joe Elwell, KVLU Music Director, will discuss and play music which describes the sights and sounds of Scotland and Ireland. Anyone interested in Scotland is invited to attend. Call 409-898-4986 for more info.
The City of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled council meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is invited.
Author Meet and Greet
The second Local Author Meet & Greet Book Signing Event, “TAKE TWO,” featuring more than two dozen authors, will be held from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, at The Community House, 304 S. Elizabeth in Kirbyville, across the street from the library.
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.
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