(Orange, Texas)

November 23, 2013

Area Calendar 11.23.13

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Bazaar and Flea Market

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 945 Roundbunch Road in Bridge City, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar and Flea Market from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 featuring handcrafted religious and non-religious items, plus other crafts such as Christmas wreaths, bows, decorations and floral arrangements. There will be a bake shop, toys and stocking stuffers. All proceeds go toward the music program at Good Shepherd Lutheran, which provides scholarships to Lamar University music majors.

Caraway benefit

A benefit will be held for Joe Caraway starting at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 803 N. 28th St. in Orange. Caraway had his leg amputated in August and benefit will aid in expense of medical expenses, equipment and labor to make his home handicap accessible. Live music from Three Legged Dawg, and activities such as a raffle, cake walk, washer tourney, dart and pool contests, BBQ chicken and link plats available. Door prizes. Call 409-289-4787 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. 23 and 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.

Garage sale, BBQ fundraiser

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1704 N. 14th St. in Orange, will hold a garage sale and BBQ dinner fundraiser starting at 6 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23. Items include shoes, jeans, baby items, electronics, furniture and more, plus tasty BBQ. Delivery available on orders of five or more. Call Renae at 409-330-7326 for info or orders.

Community Thanksgiving Service

The Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance invites the public to its annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24 at Bridge Point Fellowship Church, 1355 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City. Rev. Mark Bunch from St. Paul United Methodist Church will bring the message with several of the local ministers participating in the service. The offering will help feed the hungry in our communities.

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.

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.

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.

OC Republican Party

The Orange County Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Orange County Commissioners Courtroom in the Orange County Courthouse Administration Building. Call Chairperson Zach Johnson at 409-594-0525 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.

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.

City Council

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.

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.

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.

City Council

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.

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.

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.

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.

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