(Orange, Texas)

September 7, 2013

Area Calendar 9.7.13

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Community Needs Grants

The Service League of Orange is currently accepting applications for its Community Needs Committee to encourage projects and events which promote and benefit the entire Orange County area. Verification of a non-profit 501-c3 status must accompany the Community Needs application. Applications may be obtained by calling Carolyn Lemons at 409-670-1839 or Rosemary Higgins at 409-735-6472 or e-mail Deadline to submit applications is Friday, Oct. 1.

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.

Hunter Education Safety Class

Texas Parks and Wildlife hunter Education Safety Class Field part will be taught from 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, Class is not just for hunters, but anyone who handles a firearm. You must complete online home study computer sections, print completed tests and bring to class. Call Danny Odom at 409-883-8118 to register.

Holiday in the Park booth registration

The City of West Orange is accepting booth registration for Holiday in the Park scheduled for Sat. Nov. 2, 2013. Deadline to confirm a booth space is Fri., Oct. 11, 2013. Applications for registration and a site map are on the city’s website at

Farmers Market

A Farmers Market is now available starting at 8:30 a.m., every Saturday, through November at Rocking R Farm and Ranch, 2772 State Highway 12 in Vidor. Vendors are welcome and there is no charge for booths. Call 409-422-4184 for information.

OC Farmers Market

The Orange County Farmers Market is open twice a week through November from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., Saturdays, and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesdays, in the parking lot of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive in Pinehurst. Items available include fresh seasonal produce, jams and jellies, pickles, and fresh eggs, as well as a large variety of yard plants and house plants, homemade baked goods and homemade granola. New vendors are always welcome; there is no vendor fee. Call Jean Fregia at 409-670-6121, Joann Risinger at 409-920-2577 or Debbie McHenry at 903-539-0245 for info. Sponsored by Texas AgriLife.

City Council

The City Council of West Orange will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at the West Orange Community Center located at 2700 Western Ave. in West Orange. The public is welcome to attend.

Retired teachers

Retired Teachers of Orange County will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. Guest speaker will be writer, Mike Louiviere. A light lunch will be served. Visit or call Kay Kline at 409-735-9300 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.

Narcotics Anonymous

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

VFW Post 8246

VFW Post 8246 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Post home, 2110 S. Main in Vidor.

Mighty Pirates 4-H

The Mighty Pirates 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 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.

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.

Chevron Retirees Association

Retirees of Chevron, Texaco and Unocal, please note. The normally scheduled September meeting of the Chevron Retirees Association has been rescheduled to Oct. 14, 2013. A notice of the meeting will be posted as the new date approaches.

Veterans Recognition Program

Orange VFW Post 2775, located at 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange, will present a Veterans Recognition Program at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 on “Patriot’s Day.” Contact John Clark at 409-883-0264 for more information.

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. We will also be hosting a flag retirement ceremony at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11. The public is invited.

City Council

The Vidor City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, at City Hall, 1395 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is welcome to attend.

Scottish Society

The Scottish Society of Southeast Texas will meet Thursday, Sept. 12 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 a program. Marilyn Manson Hayes will present program on theatrical costumers. Anyone interested in Scotland is invited to attend. Call 409-898-4986 for more info.

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.

Heroines of Jericho

The Heroines of Jericho will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13 at Gate City Masonic Lodge No. 31, 1017 Mill at John St. in Orange. All Heroines and Knights are asked to be present.

Men’s Breakfast

First United Methodist Church will hold its Men’s Breakfast at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Praise Center at First UMC in Orange.

City Council

The City Council of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17 at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is welcome to attend.


First United Methodist Church in Orange will hold M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) from  9:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Praise Center of First UMC Orange.

SETX Stamp Club

The Southeast Texas Stamp Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Mid-Jefferson County Meeting Room, 7965 Viterbo Road in Beaumont. Exit to the Jack Brooks Regional Airport, pass the Chevrolet Sales and take the first right by the License Center, come to the end of the road and turn left, it will be the 2nd building on the left. All meetings are followed by auctions and swapping of stamps. Call Joe Murphy at 409-883-6126 or Shelby Collins at 409-656-1765 for info.

Red Hot Flashers

The Red Hot Flashers of Orange County of the Red Hat Society will meet at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 at PK’s Grill on Strickland Drive. The birthday lady is Madam Rebecca. She will entertain the group. Ladies will bring door prizes. Call 409-886-1609 for info.

POW/MIA Program

Orange VFW Post 2775 will hold a POW/MIA program at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 at the VFW HAll, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange. The public is invited to attend. Call 409-883-0264 for more information.

Peel Out Car Club

The Orange Peel Out Car Club will have its 5th annual Open Car Show from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Granger Chevrolet, 2611 MacArthur Drive in Orange. Entry fee is $20 in advance and $25 day of show. Entrants receive a free T-shirt and dash plaque. This is an open show and vehicles need not be classic or antique to enter. Trophies awarded. Music, food, door prizes, drawings, split the pot included. Admission is free. All proceeds will benefit a local charity. Call Mike Comeaux at 409-886-1781 or Mary Murray at 409-886-8347 for info.

City Council

The Vidor City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at City Hall, 1395 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is welcome to attend.

OC Democratic Party

Orange County Democrats interested in serving as precinct chairs and captains, please contact Chairwoman Deborah Mitchell for more information at 409-779-1744, or attend the monthly meeting of the Orange County Democratic Party at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Commissioners’ Courtroom, 123 S. 6th St. in Orange.


Orange VFW Post 2775, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange, will show a video history of the VFW  at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, in recognition of National VFW Day. The public is welcome to attend. Call 409-883-0264 for information.

OC Democratic Party

An event will be held for Orange County Democratic Party Precinct Chairs and Captains from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at The Place, 1519 Burton. All past, present and future precinct chairs and captains and a guest are cordially invited and encouraged to attend this special event. Dress attire is casual. Please RSVP by calling or texting Chairwoman Deborah Mitchell at 409-779-1744 or

LCHS Multi-Class Reunion

The Little Cypress High School graduating classes of 1953 through 1970 have scheduled a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. An LC Alumni reception dinner and dance will he held at VFW Post 2775, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange from 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. LC Friends Reception, with snacks, appetizers and drinks provided, will be from 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. Teachers, administrators and coaches attend free. Checks make payable to Kenneth Lewis, 595 Orleans St., Ste. 500, Beaumont, Texas, 77701. Visit for information or call Dr. Carol Fetters at 409-899-1819.

Vidor Historical Society

The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7 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, Oct. 7 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.

Master Gardeners

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners is held the second Thursday of the month 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. In July we will have a program on hydroponics. At the end of each meeting door prizes will be drawn. We welcome the public to attend any of our meetings. Please visit our website for more information or to contact us.

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