Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
Mother’s Day Sale
The Golden Triangle Bromeliad Society will have its annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Central Mall, 3100 Hwy 365 in Port Arthur. The public is invited.
A garage sale will be held from 7 a.m. - noon, Saturday, May 11, at 1911 N. 16th St. in Orange benefiting the CCS Cheerleaders. There will also be a bake sale and a pulled pork sandwich sale too.
Class of 1965
The M.B. North High School class of 1965 will meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, inside Denny’s at Flying J Plaza at Interstate 10 and State Hwy 62 in Orange. Call Peggy Lazenby at 409-746-2139 or Ruby Randle at 409-886-4108 for info.
Saturday Adventure Series
Shangri La Botanical Garden and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park in Orange, invites the public to its Saturday Adventure Series, “Caffeinated Plants,” at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 11. This adult program explores the caffeinated plants that grow in Shangri La. Wear walking shoes for scavenger hunt. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 409-670-9799.
OC Farmers Market
The Orange County Farmers Market is back in season twice-per-week from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m., Saturday, and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., every Wednesday, in the parking lot of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive in Pinehurst. The public is welcome to attend.
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.
Retired Teachers of Orange County will hold its final meeting of the term at 11 a.m., Monday, May 13 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. Nancy Hooker will direct the installation of officers for the 2013-2014 meeting year. A covered dish luncheon will be served.
Mothers Day Out Registration
North Orange Baptist Church MDO/Preschool is now registering for Summer and Fall sessions. The summer session begins June 11. The fall session begins Sept. 3. Classes are from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children ages 9 months through Pre-K are accepted into the program. For more information contact Jan Manshack, director, at 409-883-2875 or 409-886-4532.
Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.
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.
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.
Mighty Pirates 4-H
The Mighty Pirates 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 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.
West Orange City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, instead of the regularly held meeting on Monday, at the West Orange Community Center, 2700 Western Ave. The public is welcome to attend.
VFW Post 8246
VFW Post 8246 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at the Post home, 2110 S. Main in Vidor.
Azalea Garden Club
The Azalea Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, in the Mellie Nagai Room of the Vidor Public Library, 440 E. Bolivar. A workshop program on decorating cardboard box plant containers will be given by Wanda Woods. Call Margie or Lanny Brown at 409-768-1190 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.
Class of 1963
The Lutcher Stark High School class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th Class Reunion at 6 p.m., Friday, May 17, at JB’s BBQ and then at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at Sunset Grove Country Club. Any member of the class with questions may call Belva McKann at 512-300-9667 for info.
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.
Crawfish for Connor
Cowboy Church on the Rock, 13803 Hwy 90 at Meeker Road in Beaumont, will hold a crawfish boil from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, May 18, benefiting Connor Stanton, a 6-year-old diagnosed with a rare vascular tumor that is currently inoperable. Plates are $10 each and include crawfish, corn and potatoes. Call Shelly at 409-781-8855 or Traci at 409-718-2101 for info.
Saturday Adventure Series
Shangri La Botanical Garden and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park in Orange, invites the public to its Saturday Adventure Series, “Flying Dinosaurs,” at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 18. This family-oriented hands-on program will have attendees dig in the mud and search the air for ancient dragonflies, explore their habitats and learn about their life-cycle. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 409-670-9799.
The youth a West Orange Christian Church, 900 Lansing Street in West Orange, is selling B.B. Q. Dinners with dessert 12:15 p.m. on May 19 as a camp fundraiser. To preorder call Nelda at 409-719-3992. Delivery can be arranged for orders of 5 or more dinners.
Gateway Christian Church, located at 2900 Interstate 10, in Orange, will celebrate its 13th anniversary during its worship service at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 19. Visitors are welcome to attend. Pastor is Apostle Larry Phillips Sr.
The Bridge City Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, May 20, in the BCISD Administrative Board Room, 1031 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City. The public is welcome to attend.
The City Council of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is welcome to attend.
The Vidor City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at City Hall, 1395 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is welcome to attend.
The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club meets at noon, every Thursday, at the Bridge City Community Center.
The Orangefield Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 28, in the Orangefield High School library. The public is welcome to attend.
New Annointing Church, 10681 N. Hwy 87 in Orange, invites the public to attend its good old gospel singing at 7 p.m., Friday, May 31. Bring your favorite gospel song on tape or CD, musical instruments are welcome, or have musicians accompany you. Refreshments will follow the singing. Call 409-746-9515 for info.
Lamar State College-Orange and its Continuing Education Department present a course in Photoshop Elements 11.0 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., every Monday, June 3 through July 1 as part of its Summer 2013 Photography Series. Cost is $49. Contact LSC-O at 409-882-3321 or e-mail Joanie.Tandberg@lsco.edu for info.
Basic Digital Photography
Lamar State College-Orange and its Continuing Education Department present a course in Basic Digital Photography from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., every Tuesday, June 4 through July 2 as part of its Summer 2013 Photography Series. Cost is $49. Contact LSC-O at 409-882-3321 or e-mail Joanie.Tandberg@lsco.edu for info.
Nederland Art Guild
Nederland Art Guild classes are held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Texas Artists Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Drive near the Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. Cost is $4 for members and $5 for non-members. During the month of March, Ann Hoffpauir of Orange will be the instructor. The class will do a still life of fruit and Ann requests that your canvas be a small one, either 11 X 14, or 12 X 16. For more information, call Doris at 409-728-1875.
The City Council of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 4 at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is welcome to attend.