Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 803 N. 28th Street, has scheduled a garage sale from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26. It will be held inside with large items displayed outside. Tables will rent for $20 each. For information or to rent a table contact Jenny Forsyth at 409-745-0696 or Sharon Bodin at 409-719-7792.
Indoor Garage Sale
The Heroines of Jericho will hold a Giant Indoor Garage Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, Jan. 26, inside the Gate City Masonic Lodge No. 31, 1017 Mill at John St. in Orange. The event will be held rain or shine and the early bird gets the worms!
St. Mary Catholic School, 2600 Bob Hall Road in Orange, has an Open House scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Inflatables will be available for children to enjoy. For information or to schedule a tour of the school call Principal, Denise Willingham at 409-883-8913.
The Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church is having its Deacons and Trustee’s Program at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27. Our theme is “Chosen Vessels to Accomplish God’s Purpose” Acts 6:1-7. Our guest speaker will be Pastor Bruce Garner, Pastor of Bright Star Baptist Church, Florien, La.
Taste of Texas
The Taste of Texas will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 2. Vendor tables and contestant tables are available for $20 each. Think you can cook? Enter your best dish or dessert. Call 409-330-0034 for info or to reserve a spot.
Black History Month Kickoff
St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 1201 N. 4TH St. in Orange, Texas. Cordially invite you to share on Sunday Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. as we kick- off Black History Month with a salute to Texas College and local Alumni. Texas College is supported by and affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Relay for Life Team Captain meetings
The Orange County Relay for Life will begin holding monthly Team Captain meetings on Monday, Jan. 28. The Team Captain meetings will be held at the Lamar State College – Orange Wilson Building, Room 101. The Jan. 28 meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Additional team captain meetings are scheduled for: Feb. 25, March 25 and April 22. All Team Captain meetings are directed at planning for the Orange County Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which will be held May 3 – 4, 2013 at Bridge City High School from 6:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “A Little Bit of Texas, A Whole Lot of Hope.” Individuals or teams interested in becoming involved with this event are invited to attend the meeting and register on-line at www.OrangeCountyRelay.org
AAUW Book Drive
The Orange Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is beginning its annual book drive to collect “gently used” books for their scholarship fund. All books, fiction, non-fiction, hardbound or paper back are acceptable. Books may be delivered to the Mann Insurance Agency at 1505 Park Ave. at 15th Street during regular business hours. If unable to deliver the books, you may call 409-886-5739 or 409-886-2194 to arrange for pickup.
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.
Community Trash Off
The 18th Annual Community Trash Off will be held from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9. Participants will meet at Orange Lions Den Park. Teams consist of 3-5 participants and are limited to adults and children age 12 and older. All teams must be supervised by an adult. Individuals are welcome to show up on the day of the event and will be assigned to a team for the clean-up. Call 409-670-0803 or visit www.shangrilagardens.org for registration form.
OC Republican Party
The Orange County Republican Party will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Raymond Gould Community Center, 385 Claiborne St. in Vidor. We will be discussing the 2012 election, where we go from there and issues we now face locally as well as nationally.
Green Thumb Series
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County is offering Green Thumb Series training being held at St. Mary Catholic School. Classes are from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 and Feb. 19. Topics include sprouts, shoots, and roots; planning and preparing your garden area; container gardening, herb gardening and more. Cost $20 per person. Call 409-882-7010 to register.
Weekly Bible Study
Pastor C.W. Crawford and Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 512 John St. in Orange, will hold a weekly Bible study at 6 p.m., every Tuesday. The public is invited.
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.
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.
Community Ed. Classes
Vidor ISD offers the following classes this semester through their adult Community Education program: Baby Steps Computer, Beginning Computer, Basic Windows, Pinterest, Basic Digital Photography, Gemology, iPhone, Android phones, Windows Phones, Toning and Conditiong, Creating a Bouquet with Cookies, Dog Obedience, Piano in Three Hours, and a Galveston Field Trip. Call 409-951-8700 or visit www.vidorisd.org, Community Dropdown, Community Ed. link. Residence in Vidor is not required.
Bunco is Back
Join us at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, for Game Night at St. Mary Church Parish Hall, 909 Cherry St. in Orange. Snacks and prizes will be provided by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, but we want you to provide the fun. Bunco veterans are more than willing to share the fun with newcomers. If you can roll the dice and count to 6, then you already have the skills needed to play. No reservation is required, only a $5 donation.
History of Vietnam War
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775, located at 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange, will host a slide show on the history of the VietNam War at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30. The public is invited to attend. For further information contact John Clark at 409-883-0264.
The Bridge City High School Alumni Association will hold its next meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, inside the cafeteria of Bridge City High School.
The Vidor Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Membership Banquet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 1600 N. Main in Vidor. Tickets are $25 or a table of six for $150 and must be purchased in advance. Call 409-769-6339 for info or to charge by phone.
Full Gospel Holy Temple, 1417 N. Ninth St. in Orange, will hold a Women’s Revival at 8 p.m., nightly, Monday, Jan. 28 through Friday, Feb. 1. Several guest speakers will bring the word from the Lord. Call 409-883-5125 for info.
Best of Best Gospel Fest
The Best of the Best Gospel Fest will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at Joe Ware Plaza in Orange. Tickets are $15 and includes meal. Call 409-883-2611 for tickets and information.
Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, will host a pool tournament beginning at 8 p.m., every Friday. Prize money will given to first and second place winners. Food will be available. Call Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or 409-719-7793 for info.
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.
Mardi Gras Parade
The Krewe of Krewe’s Mardi Gras Parade will be held in downtown Orange on Saturday, Feb. 2. Call the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce at 409-883-3536.
Senior Citizen Computer Classes
Lamar State College-Orange is offering free computer classes for senior citizens, ages 55 and older, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Wilson Building, Room 133, 506 Green Ave. in Orange. Course is designed for individuals who have never used a computer. Learn to turn on computer, navigate with a mouse, open programs, play games, surf the Internet, set up an e-mail account and send e-mail with attachments. Cach participant will have his/her own computer to use during class. There is a limited number of computers in the lab. Call 409-882-3321 to reserve your spot.
Glenn Pearson Basketball
Tip off for the Sixth Annual Glenn Pearson Basketball Alumni Tourney is 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, and all interested players should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to reserve a spot. Participation requirement is that the alumnus played Varsity basketball for and graduated from Bridge City High School. Participants should include in the e-mail their year of graduation, their coach name, and jersey size. Mr. Pearson plans to attend the event.
Justin Peters Seminar
Little Cypress Baptist Church, 3274 Little Cypress Drive, will feature the Justin Peters Seminar “Dangers of the Word of Faith Movement” at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3; and nightly at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 5. The public is invited.
The Orange County Parks Department announces the trout release at Claiborne West Park on Thursday Feb. 7. Approximately 500 trout will be released each day. Park hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. A fishing license and stamp are required. For more information call 409-745-2255.
Heroines of Jericho
The Heroines of Jericho will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8 at Gate City Masonic Lodge No. 31, 1017 Mill at John St. in Orange. All Heroines and Knights are asked to be present.
Chuck Young Baseball Classic
The Chuck Young Baseball Alumni Classic will be held Saturday, Feb. 9. The event will begin with a Homerun Derby at 10 a.m. and there is a $20 entry fee. The alumni baseball game is scheduled for noon. Anyone interested in playing should contact email@example.com. More info can be obtained at the BC baseball website at http://bridgecitycardinalbaseball.webs.com/ or follow on twitter at @bccardsbaseball.
Red and White Tea
The Senior Gospel Seasoned Choir presents 28th Annual Red and White Tea from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Life Center of Mount Olive Baptist Church, 106 W. Park Ave. in Orange featuring guest Marsha Guillory, owner of Marsha G’s Boutique. There will also be private collections featuring hats and ladies of the city. Admission is free and the public is invited.
A meeting of the Orange African-American Museum will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the community building at 303 N. 8th St. in Orange. Call 409-330-4243 or 409-883-7251 for information.
The American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Avenue, Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14. The Cost is $8. The meal will consist of brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Orders and deliveries will be taken between noon, Wed., Feb. 13, and 9 a.m. Thurs. Feb. 14. Call 409-886-1241 to place an order.
Mystery Dinner Theater
The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is holding its 3rd annual Mystery Dinner Threatre “Reading Aunt Louise’s Will", Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16. Cost for the Feb. 15 show for all ages is $20 per person and $150 per table of 8, which includes dinner and drinks (no alcohol). Tickets for the Feb. 16 show, for ages 21 and older only, are $40 per person, $300 per table of 8, and $50 to decorate table, dinner, drinks and wine will be served. Come by the Chamber office from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, or call 409-735-5671 to reserve a table.
Crisis Preparation Expo
Little Cypress Baptist Church, 3274 Little Cypress Drive, invites the public to its 2013 Crisis Preparation Expo from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 featuring speakers and exhibitors. Call 409-883-8905 to sign up for a mason jar canning demonstration. This is a great event for those who are unsure how to have sufficient food and clean water during a crisis.
GED Test Dates
Vidor ISD announces that GED tests are changing beginning in January 2014. Those who are currently working on the test process must complete it in 2013 or start the process over from the beginning. The 2013 test dates for GED at the AIM Center High School are Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, and March 20 and March 21. Dates are subject to change, and more dates will be held each following month, so check with the testing centers at 951-8780. Examinees are expected to arrive on time. Testing begins promptly at 4:30 p.m. Doors will be locked at that time. Tutoring for the GED is also available in Vidor ISD. Call AIM Center High School for further information.