Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
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. Items available include green beans, sugar snap peas, yellow squash, potatoes, red onions, mustard greens, tender greens, blueberries, blueberry bushes, plants, homemade jams and jellies, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and granola, fresh bread and more.The public is welcome to attend.
Mount Sinai Baptist Church of Orange will celebrate its 93rd Church Anniversary through Sunday, June 2. A host of activities are planned for the entire weekend. Contact the church office for a detailed schedule of events at 409-886-2089.
The Vidor High School Class of 2013 will graduate at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at the Beaumont Civic Center.
The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Class of 2013 will graduate at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 1, inside the Montagne Center at Lamar University in Beaumont.
Books and more
Threft and Gift, located at 350 37th St. in Orange, is holding a special book sale event featuring paperbacks starting at 25-cents each and hardbacks at 50-cents each. Miscellaneous surprises are on the marked-down table too. Call 409-886-7649 for info.
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.
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.
SETX Veterans Resource Fair
The Southeast Texas Veteran Advocacy Group presents the Southeast Texas Veterans Resource Fair from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, at the VFW Hall, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange. Event is open to all veterans, active duty, reserve, guard and spouses. Topics include education, medical benefits, peer support, mental health support, health care resources, employment resources and more. Call 409-338-1853 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, June 6. Cost is $8 and meal consists of fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and dessert. Walk-in’s welcome and delivery available. For orders or delivery call 409-886-1241 after noon, June 5 and before 9 a.m., June 6.
The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club meets at noon, every Thursday, at the Bridge City Community Center.
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.
BAL Art Camp
The Beaumont Art League, 2675 Gulf St. in Beaumont, will hold a summer art camp for children ages 6-12 years. Sessions will be from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., July 15 - July19 and July 22 – July 26. Cost is $75 for one or $150 for both sessions. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. Register at www.beaumontartleague.org or e-mail email@example.com or call 409-833-4179 for more information.
The West Orange-Stark High School Class of 2013 will hold its graduation ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, June 7, at Dan Ray Hooks Stadium on the WO-S HS campus.
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.
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 http://txmg.org/orange for more information or to contact us.
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.
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.
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.
Vidor Chamber Luncheon
The Vidor Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly luncheon from noon - 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, at Lakewood Community Center, 500 South St. next to New York Pizza and Pasta, in Vidor. Deadline to RSVP is Friday, May 31 at 409-769-6339.