orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

November 24, 2012

Area Calendar 11.24.12

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Fall Revival

El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 704 N. 12th St. in Orange, will hold its fall revival at 7 p.m., nightly, Tuesday, Nov. 27 thru Thursday, Nov. 29. Guest speaker is Rev. Terrance Grant Malone of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, and guest choirs are Salem Men’s Choir (Tues.), Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Choir (Wed.) and Orange City-Wide Choir (Thurs.). Call 409-883-8996 for info.



Free COPD screening

Baptist Orange Hospital and Orange County invite the public to attend an educational community event providing free Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) screenings and information, plus a limited number of free flu shots, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the main lobby of Baptist Orange Hospital, 608 Strickland Drive in Orange.



Class of 1969

The Class of 1969 will hold a meeting at 6 p.m., every Thursday, at DJ’s on Simmons Drive in Orange. All classmates are asked to attend if possible for planning of important business for holidays. Call Susie Murry at 409-988-5741 for info.



TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., every Thursday, at Bethel Baptist Church 2906 Western Ave. in West Orange. The public is invited to come and lose weight and get in shape. Call Ruby at 337-743-6845 or Freda at 409-886-5485 for information.



Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.



Pool tournament

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.



Oath of Office

Mandy White-Rogers invites the public to her swearing-in ceremony as she takes the oath of office for Judge, County Court at Law, at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 Division St. in Orange. Cake and punch will be served following ceremony.



Holiday Craft Extravaganza

St. Helen’s Church, 8105 FM 1442 in Orangefield, will hold its Holiday Craft Extravaganza from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. There will be food, fun, games, inflatable slide, fire truck tours, horse rides, music, vendors and Santa Claus. The public is invited. Call 409-735-2200 for info.



Christmas Shoppe Spectacular

First United Pentecostal Church of Orange, 3406 Edgar Brown Drive, will hold its Christmas Shoppe Spectacular Craft Show and Holiday Market from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. There will be a gumbo dinner and silent auction, plus photos with Santa from noon - 2 p.m. Crafts and vendors featuring handmade children’s clothing, quilts, wreaths, jellies, salsas, baked goods, artwork and more. The event is free and open to the public. Call 409-883-3813 for info.



Tree Lighting

The City of West Orange will hold its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, at Alford-Seale Plaza at City Hall in West Orange. A reading of the “Cajun Night Before Christmas” will be presented by Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux. Call 409-883-3468 for info.



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.



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.



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.



Book signing

Carolyn Mello, author of “Murder Once Removed,” will hold a book signing from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Readers Choice, 2407 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Orange. Call 409-882-0746 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.



Scrapbooking

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.



Child Find

Child Find/Child Serve is a requirement, which ensures school districts regularly identify, locate and appropriately place children and students with special needs. Bridge City ISD wants to effectively meet these requirements. If you know a child or young adult, ages 3-21, with a special need or if you are the parent of such a child or young adult, please contact Bridge City ISD at 409-735-1551.



Writer’s Guild

Orange County Christian Writers Guild will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Brown Hearing Center, 105 Camellia, behind Dairy Queen in Orange. If you are a Christian writer or thinking about writing and don’t know where to start, this is the meeting for you. This first meeting will be electing officers, setting times, discussing the issues we would like to learn about, etc. This Writers Guild is intended to educate and encourage all who attend. Contact Karen Y. Stevens at 409 988-2588 or e-mail kstevens@gt.rr.com for info.



Parkinson Awareness

Orange County Parkinson Awareness Support Group will meet at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at JB’s Barbeque, 5750 Old Hwy 90 in Orange, for its Christmas Social Meeting. Contact Wanda Simar at 409-883-4912 or Ella Guillory 409-886-4877 for more information.



Christmas with Santa

The Heritage House Museum, 905 W. Division in Orange, invites the public to its Christmas with Santa from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, and Thursday, Dec. 6. Children are welcome to visit with Santa and parents can tour the house. The event is free. Call 409-886-5385 for info.



Toy Coffee

The Service League of Orange will hold its annual toy fundraising event, Toy Coffee, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in the home of Frank and Sue Pritchard, 180 Greehead Point in the Waterwood subdivision in Orange. Guests are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy or a donation to the Salvation Army. The public is invited.



Christmas Stroll

The public is invited to take a Christmas Stroll at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to see the lighted trees throughout the grounds. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for more info.



Jaycees Christmas Parade

The Orange Jaycees will hold its annual night-time Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7. The parade route begins at the old Sears location on MacArthur Drive and travels down Green Avenue before concluding at Fourth Street in downtown Orange. The event is free and open to the public.



Pet Safety with Santa Claus

Cecil Toyota, 2500 I-10 West in Orange, will have Pet Safety with Santa Claus from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. We will have gift bags and treats for all visitors, plus the Humane Society, Local Vets and pet stores will be participating in this event. Pets will possibly be on display and offered for adoption also.



BC Christmas Parade

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will hold its Fourth Annual Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. Contact the BC Chamber of Commerce at 409-735-5671 or e-mal bcchamber@scbglobal.net for info.



Classic Christmas Cruise

The Vidor Chamber of Commerce will present the Vidor Classic Christmas Cruise from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, in the parking lot of Capital One Bank on North Main Street. Classic and vintage cars will be on display, plus live music, vendors and more. Call 409-769-6339 for info.



Christmas Stroll

The public is invited to take a Christmas Stroll at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to see the lighted trees throughout the grounds. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for more info.



Christmas Cantata

Salem United Methodist Church, 402 W. John Ave. in Orange, will hold its Christmas Cantata at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. The public is invited to come and enjoy Christmas and gospel music. Refreshments will be served. Call the church at 409-883-2611 for info.



Christmas Stroll

The public is invited to take a Christmas Stroll at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to see the lighted trees throughout the grounds. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for more info.



Christmas Stroll

The public is invited to take a Christmas Stroll at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to see the lighted trees throughout the grounds. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for more info.



Toilet Paper Tea

Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 W. Cherry in Orange, invites the public to attend its annual Toilet Paper Tea event from 10 a.m. -2  p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13. Donations of supplies or funds are encouraged. Call 409-886-0622 for info.



Orangefield Cormier Museum

The Orangefield Cormier Museum, located on FM 105 next to Orangefield High School, will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15. The public is invited.



Dreaming of a Green Christmas

The public is invited Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center for a day of holiday fun from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15. Come see Santa Claus from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; nature ornament making 10 a.m. - noon; or try out the adult class to make a holiday wreath from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (cost is $20). Children’s Garden will become “Candyland” with tons of colorful decorations. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for info.



Christmas Stroll

The public is invited to take a Christmas Stroll at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to see the lighted trees throughout the grounds. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for more info.



Holiday Open House

The W.H. Stark House, 610 W. Main Ave. in Orange, will hold its annual Holiday Open House from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, and Tuesday, Dec. 18. The public is invited for a free tour of the first floor of the beautiful home decorated for the season. Call 409-883-0871 for info.



Christmas Stroll

The public is invited to take a Christmas Stroll at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to see the lighted trees throughout the grounds. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for more info.



Christmas Stroll

The public is invited to take a Christmas Stroll at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to see the lighted trees throughout the grounds. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for more info.



Christmas Stroll

The public is invited to take a Christmas Stroll at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to see the lighted trees throughout the grounds. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for more info.



BCISD to purge records

Bridge City ISD special education records will be purged on Dec. 31, 2012, for students whose special education services ceased prior to August 2005. Any previous special education student, who is at least 18 years old, or the parent or guardian of a minor student, may pick up records in the Special Education Office. Call 409-735-1551 for more info.