(Orange, Texas)

August 17, 2013

Area Calendar 8.17.13

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Centennial Celebration

The Orangefield Oil Field Centennial Celebration will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, adjacent to Orangefield High School on FM 105 in Orangefield. The Orangefield Cormier Museum will opena at 3 p.m., and the historical marker dedication is at 5 p.m. Live music from BB and Company is at 7 p.m. followed by a fireworks display at dark. Children’s activities include water slide, petting zoo, obstacle course and more. The public is invited.

Book signing

Arlon Davis, author of “The Texas Man,” will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at Reader’s Choice, 2407 Martin Luther King Drive in Pinehurst. The public is invited.

Class of 1965

M. B. North high school of 1965 will meet 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 at Denny’s restaurant, located at 7112 Interstate 10 West in Flying J Plaza. For more information please contact Peggy Lazenby, at 409-746-2139 or Ruby Randle 409-886-4108.

Free garage sale

McDonald Memorial Baptist Church, located at the corner of South and Broad streets in West Orange, will have a Garage Sale Giveaway from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17. Everything is FREE! Adult and children clothes, baby items, car seats, home décor, Christmas decorations, children’s toys, furniture, TV’s, books, purses, shoes and lots more.

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.

Farmers Market

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.

Membership Drive

The Lutcher Theater Service Guild will hold its annual membership drive at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18, on the third floor lobby of the Lutcher Theater. Refreshments will be services. At this meeting, volunteers may wear their western attire. As a non-profit organization, the public relies on volunteers to help provide support for the performances held at the theater. Dues are $10 per year and membership is open to people 18-years of age and older. If you have any question, you may contact membership chairperson, Charlotte Foreman, at 409-746-3119 or the theater at 409-886-5535.

Senior Citizen Passes

Dr. Stephen Patterson, Orangefield ISD superintendent, announces Senior Citizen Passes are available to those who are residents Orangefield ISD and age 60 or older. These passes entitle senior citizens to free admission to home activities and events sponsored by OISD. Visit the superintendent’s office between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Proof of age and residence is required.

CCS Lion Backers Golf Tournament

The Community Christian School Lion Backers will hold its 2nd annual Golf Tournament starting at 8 a.m., Monday, Aug. 19, at Sunset Grove Country Club, 2900 W. Sunset Drive in Orange. Format is a 4-man scramble. Entry is $75 per individual or $300 per team and includes breakfast, lunch and goodie bag. Sponsorships available. Call Kellie at 409-313-7653 or June at 409-597-0412 for info.

MDO Fall Session

North Orange Baptist Church MDO/Preschool is now registering for the Fall Session. Fall session begins Sept. 3. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. til 2 p.m. 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, or email

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.


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.

City Council

The Vidor City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at City Hall, 1395 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is welcome to attend.

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.

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.

Book signing

Arlon Davis, author of “The Texas Man,” will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Burke’s Hardware, 610 State Highway 12 in Deweyville. The public is invited.

Book signing

Arlon Davis, author of “The Texas Man,” will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, at Baskin’s department store, 850 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is invited.

VFW Post 8246

VFW Post 8246 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Post home, 2110 S. Main in Vidor.

Mighty Pirates 4-H

The Mighty Pirates 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 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.

Heroines of Jericho

The Heroines of Jericho will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13 at Gate City Masonic Lodge No. 31, 1017 Mill at John St. in Orange. All Heroines and Knights are asked to be present.

Men’s Breakfast

First United Methodist Church will hold its Men’s Breakfast at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Praise Center at First UMC in Orange.


First United Methodist Church in Orange will hold M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) from  9:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Praise Center of First UMC Orange.

LCHS Multi-Class Reunion

The Little Cypress High School graduating classes of 1953 through 1970 have scheduled a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. An LC Alumni reception dinner and dance will he held at VFW Post 2775, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange from 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. LC Friends Reception, with snacks, appetizers and drinks provided, will be from 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. Teachers, administrators and coaches attend free. Checks make payable to Kenneth Lewis, 595 Orleans St., Ste. 500, Beaumont, Texas, 77701. Visit for information or call Dr. Carol Fetters at 409-899-1819.

Master Gardeners

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 for more information or to contact us.

SE Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo

The 14th Southeast Texas SENIOR CELEBRATION and Consumer Expo is 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Beaumont Civic Center. Admission and parking is free. For further information or to reserve a booth space call 409-835-5951 ext. 117 or e-mail