(Orange, Texas)

November 16, 2013

Area Calendar 11.16.13

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Orange Community Players present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:37 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. Matinees are at 2:37 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17. Tickets are $10-$15. Call 409-882-9137 for reservations or visit

Class of 1965 Breakfast gathering

The M.B. North High School class of 1965 will hold a Breakfast Gathering at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at Denny’s restaurant, located at Flying J Plaza, 7112 Interstate 10 West in Orange. Call Peggy Lazenby at 409-746-2139 or Ruby Randle at 409-886-4108 for info.

National Model Railroad Month

Grace Luther Church, 2300 Eddleman Road, invites the public to its Open House events from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, Nov. 23 and Nov. 30 to see mode trains, railroad layouts and an appearance by “Thomas the Train.” On Nov. 30, there will be four other railroad layouts open in the Golden Triangle for viewing as part of the Houston Railroad Tour, in Mauriceville, Bridge City, Groves and Beaumont.  Directions will be available at Grace for each of these layouts. The ever popular “Lego” train layout will also be returning on Nov. 30 at the church. Contact George Bohn, Southeast Texas Model Railroad Club at 409-313-1991 for info.

Fall Festival

The Little Cypress Elementary PTO will hold its Fall Festival from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. The event includes games and activities for the kids, along with vendor booths and food. Potential vendors are welcome to inquire. Contact Tiffany Richards at 409-988-1455 or for details.

Sellers benefit

A benefit will be held from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at Boomtown off of Interstate 10 West in Rose City for Kurt Sellers, who is currently in Houston hospital after suffering a massive heart attack, to help offset mounting medical costs. T-shirts, bracelets and koozies are for sale, as are special order plaques, plus there will be raffles, a bake sale, face-painting, silent auction, BBQ plates, petting zoo and more. Call Johanna at 409-658-4110 or Robin at 409-679-9703 for info. Donations through Paypal welcome to e-mail

Community-wide Garage Sale

Vidor Rotary Club will hold a community-wide garage sale from 8 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Nov. 16, in Wood’s Plaza parking lot in the 100 block of North Main St. in Vidor. The public is invited.

Book launch

Award-winning author Elizabeth Ludwig announces a book launch and awards celebration gala in honor of her “Edge of Freedom” series from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at the Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Administration Board Room, 6586 FM 1130, in Orange.

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.

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.

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.

Art Guild Classes

The Nederland Art Guild meets from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., every Tuesday, at the Texas Artists Museum, located at 3501 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur, near the Bob Bower Civic Center. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and the annual dues are $10 if you wish to join. The instructor for the month of November is Dot Chauvin. If you have any questions, please call Doris at 409-728-1875.

City Council

Vidor City Council will onl have one meeting in November and that is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at City Hall, 1395 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is invited to attend.

Red Hot Flashers

The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at the St. Mary’s Altar Society Gift Shop. Members will shop and then eat in a group. Red Hat finery may or may not be wore. There will be no door prizes. Birthday ladies are: Lady Sunshine, Bobbie Johnson: Lady Red Snapper, Debbie Tutas: Lady Contessa, Doris Miller: Lady Juju, Judy Juda. All ladies are welcome. Call 409-886-1609 for info.

Lutcher Service Guild

The Lutcher Service Guild will hold a general meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21 in the third floor lobby of the theater at 707 Main Ave. in Orange. Refreshments will be served. All Guild members are urged to attend.

Annual Gift Shop and Luncheon

The Saint Mary Church Altar Society invites the public to its Annual Gift Shop and Luncheon from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21. Gumbo luncheon will be served, cost is $8. There will be crafts, a silent auction, a raffle, frozen foods, home canned items, delicious baked goods and more. The popular Mrs. Santa’s Workshop items will be sold again this year. Come join the fun and enjoy a scrumptious meal, all for a good cause.

OC Democratic Party

The Orange County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Orange County Commissioners' Courtroom, 123 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 for more information.

Christmas Made Easy

The Sabine House, 5301 Meeks Drive in Orange, will hold Christmas Made Easy from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21. Shop for unique items from local boutiques and trendy gift shops. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Call 409-883-8248 or visit for info.

EMS Open House

Lamar State College-Orange will hold an open house event for its Emergency Medical Services Program from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Allied Health Build, 410 Front St. in Orange. Tours of the Skills Labs, classrooms and the LSC-O Ambulance will be given. Call 409-882-3044 for 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.

Bazaar and Flea Market

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 945 Roundbunch Road in Bridge City, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar and Flea Market from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 featuring handcrafted religious and non-religious items, plus other crafts such as Christmas wreaths, bows, decorations and floral arrangements. There will be a bake shop, toys and stocking stuffers. All proceeds go toward the music program at Good Shepherd Lutheran, which provides scholarships to Lamar University music majors.

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

City Council

Pinehurst City Council will meet 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10 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, Dec. 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.

VFW Post 8246

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

City Council

Vidor City Council will onl have one meeting in December and that is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, at City Hall, 1395 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is invited to attend.

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