Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
Thanksgiving Day Service
Starlight Church of God in Christ, 2800 Bob Hall Road in Orange, welcomes the community to join them for Thanksgiving Day Service from 11 a.m. - noon, Thursday, Nov. 28. Come and enjoy praise and worship, singing, testimonial service and Inspirational Speakers. The Pastor of Starlight is Superintendent E.B. Lindsey.
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.
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. 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.
Church Garage Sale
Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 612 Third St. in Orange, will hold a garage sale from 7 a.m. - until on Saturday, Nov. 30 featuring baby clothes, toys, apparel for men and women, furniture and more. Call 409-920-9841 for info.
Christmas Tree Lighting
The City of West Orange will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebration beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 in the West Orange Community Center. Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux will read “The Cajun Night Before Christmas” and there will be caroling followed by the lighting of the city Christmas tree. Santa will visit children following lighting. Refreshments will be served.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christian Writers Guild
The Orange County Christian Writers Guild will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Brown Hearing Center, 105 Camellia in Orange. Go to the side parking lot, to the back door and up the stairs. Each author is welcome to read a 5 minute excerpt from their work. E-mail email@example.com or call Karen Y. Stevens at 409-988-2588 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.
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.
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 is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.
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 www.lamar.edu/sbdc
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please send announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 409-883-6342 at least two weeks in advance of the event to ensure your item is printed. See full calendar listings at www.orangeleader.com.