Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
Big Community Sale
Thrift and Gift, 350 37th St. in Orange, will hold its Big Community sale from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4 featuring Allen’s Antiques, Tom Windham’s Art Class and many other vendors. Food and drinks will also be served. Booths still available for $12 each. Call 409-886-7649 for info.
Family Fiesta Day
The Stark Museum of Art, 712 Green Ave. in Orange, invites the public to Family Fiesta Day from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, May 4. The event is free and open to the public. The Mexican Heritage Folkloric Dancers will perform. Call 409-886-2787 or visit www.starkmuseum.org 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, “Secrets of the Trees,” at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 4. Guests will learn how to distinguish one tree from another, their needs and how they grow. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 409-670-9799.
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 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.
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,
Vidor Historical Society
The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, May 6 at in the Fellowship Hall of First Pentecostal Church at Camp and Wilson Streets.
Pine Forest City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, May 6 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.
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.
Senior Citizens Rally Day
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Committee on Aging will like to invite all Senior Citizens to join us for a free day from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at the VFW Hall, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange. There will be over 40 vendors with health information, screenings and important information for all seniors, along with bingo, entertainment, door prizes all day and a free lunch. This year’s rally day theme will be ‘Mardi Gras’ and everyone is encouraged to dress according to the theme. Lions Eye Bank of Texas will be accepting used eye glasses. Look forward to another wonderful year of fun. For questions contact the Orange Extension Office 882-7010.
The City Council of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 7 at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is welcome to attend.
Orange Historical Society
The Orange Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 7 in the Danny Gran Room of the Orange Police Department. Program presented by Jerry Priddy and Ed Henry. The public is invited. The Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m.
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.
The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 9 at Jewel Cormier Park, 8435 FM 1442 in Orangefield. A local citrus grower will present a demonstration on grafting. A potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m. and the business meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. At the end of the meeting door prizes will be drawn. Any one interested in gardening is welcome to attend. Please visit http://txmg.org/orange for info.
BCHS Alumni Association
The Bridge City High School Alumni Association will hold its next meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9 at Bridge City High School in the cafeteria. Events for the 2013-2014 school year will be discussed.
BCHS Alumni meeting
The Bridge City High School Alumni Association will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, in the cafeteria at Bridge City High School.
The Texas Artists Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Drive in Port Arthur, invites the public to celebrate the artists of the month at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 9. Art will be on display and the public cane meet the artists. RSVP at 409-983-4881.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.