(Orange, Texas)

December 4, 2013

Area Calendar 12.4.13

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — 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

Parkinson Awareness

Orange County Parkinson Awareness Support Group will have its annual Christmas Social at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, at JB’s Barbeque, 5750 Old Hwy 90 in Orange. Contact Wanda Simar at 409-883-4912 or Ella Guillory 409-886-4877 for more information.

Toy Coffee

The Service League of Orange will hold the 57th annual Toy Coffee fundraiser from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, in the home of Larry and Jan Jacobs, 304 Waterwood Drive in Orange, in the Waterwood Subdivision off State Highway 62. Admission to the annual event is for guests to bring a new, unwrapped toy or a monetary donation which will be given to The Salvation Army of Orange County for use in its Christmas program for needy families.

Christmas music program

Come celebrate the joyful Spirit of Christmas presented by 11 member churches of the Bridge City Orangefield Ministerial Alliance. Musical program will be hosted by Winfree Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5. Monetary donations will benefit Bridge City and Orangefield children during the Christmas season.

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, Dec. 5. Cost is $8 and meal consists of fried fish, green beans, cole slaw, potato salad, bread and dessert. Walk-in’s welcome and delivery available. For orders or delivery call 409-886-1241 after noon, Dec. 4 and before 9 a.m., Dec. 5.

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.

Children’s workshop

A Christmas Workshop will be sponsored by the Texas Artists Museum from 10 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Dec. 7, at the museum located at 3501 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur. Cost is $10 per person for ages 6 to 12. The workshop will feature Christmas oriented crafts and fun for all. Spaces are limited so please sign up as soon as possible. You may receive a form for registration by calling the museum at 409-983-4881, from noon - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, or by calling Janice Terrell at 409-985-3769.

Thrift and Gift

Thrift and Gift, located at 350 37th St. in Orange, has half-priced fall wreaths and arrangements for Thanksgiving and front doors, as well as select vendor items including Christmas trees, wreaths and arrangements for the holidays. Hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday to Friday. Call 409-886-7649 for info.

Senior Citizen Supper

The annual Mauriceville Senior Citizen Supper will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 at Mauriceville Elementary for all past and present Mauriceville residents, ages 55 and older. Call Mary Jane Johnson at 409-745-1357, Patsy Viator at 409-745-1308 or Nelda Burton at 409-882-4436 for info.

Retired teachers

Retired Teachers of Orange County will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. A members choral group: Rosalie Jones, Janice Gresham and Joy Scarborough, will provide Christmas music. Members will bring food for the Christmas luncheon.

Retired Senior Citizens

The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will meet at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9 at The Salvation Army Bldg. on MLK and Strickland in Pinehurst. A special guest will attend. Noon meal will be “finger type food” which members will bring. All seniors are welcome to attend. Call 409-883-6161 for more info.

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.

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.

SETRPC Strategic Planning Meeting

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will hold the first 2013 Orange County Strategic Planning Meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, at the Orange County Convention & Expo Center, 11475 State Hwy. 1442, Orange.  The meeting is open to the public.

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.

Service Guild

All members of The Lutcher Theater Service Guild are invited to attend the annual Christmas Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10 on the stage on the first floor of the theater. All volunteers are encouraged to bring their favorite covered dish, and if you desire, you may bring a guest. Call the theater at 886-5535 and let them know if you and a guest are planning to attend. We are excited about fellowshipping with you and looking forward to wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

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.

CASA benefit breakfast

Mi Pueblo Mexican restaurant of Silsbee will hold a benefit breakfast for Advocates for Children, Inc., “A CASA Program,” from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10. Tickets are $10. Call 409-886-2272 or 409-781-3724 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.

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.

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.

City Council

Vidor City Council will only 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.

Yuletide III

The Orange Community Players presents “Yuletide III,” its third annual Christmas musical celebration at 7:37 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12 - Saturday, Dec. 14. Tickets are $25 for all ages. Call 409-882-9137 for reservations.

Classic Christmas Cruise

The Vidor Classic Christmas Cruise will be held from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at Capital One Bank, 1255 N. Main in Vidor. There will be food, vendors, live music, a street dance and classic automobiles. Car lineup at 4 p.m., and cruise is at 5 p.m. Call 409-769-6339 for car registration and vendor information.

OC Democratic Party

The Orange County Democrat Party will host an executive meeting starting at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20. Those interested in becoming a precinct chair or a precinct captain should attend the meeting. For more information call 409-882-9620.

CASA Volunteer Training

CASA Volunteer Training classes for Advocates for Children, Inc. are being held in January 2014. Abused children in our region need your help. Sign-up by calling 877-586-6548 or visit or e-mail

Vidor Historical Society

The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6 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, Jan. 6 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.

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