orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

December 8, 2012

Area Calendar 12.8.12

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Christmas Celebration

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, located on North FM 105 in Vidor, invites the public to its production of “A Christmas Celebration” at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8.



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.



Link sale

The Vidor High School Boys Soccer team is having a link sale from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 in the Market Basket parking lot on North Main Street in Vidor.



Holiday Corral

West Orange Stark Project Safe Graduation will host a Mustang Holiday Corral from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 inside the High School Activity Gym at 1400 Newton Street. We will have plenty of local vendors that will gladly help you meet your Holiday needs.



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 in Orangefield

The 2nd annual Christmas in Orangefield will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Orangefield Cormier Museum on FM 105 next to Orangefield High School. Event begins at 10 a.m. with a parade, and event also includes crafts, games, competitions, food and entertainment throughout the day. Festivities will conclude with a reading of “The Cajun Night before Christmas” and Christmas Lights at dusk. Come help us celebrate the community and the season while supporting the Orangefield Cormier Museum. For more info on parade entry, booth rental, or to schedule a performance please contact Jesse Fremont at 409-293-7340.



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 Tour of Homes

The Buna Ladies Civic Club will hold its annual Christmas Tour of Homes from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 Tickets can be purchased at Keeler’s in Buna and at each home. Call 409-994-3367 for info.



Bake Sale

LC-M Young Farmers is having a bake sale from 8 a.m. - noon, Saturday Dec. 8, at three locations across Orange — Ace Hardware, Tractor Supply and Farmer's Mercantile. Monies raised will go toward scholarships.



First Sermon

Bro. Allen J. Daniel, a 2012 graduate of West Orange-Stark High School, and a very faithful and dedicated member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 612 N. Third St. in Orange, will be preaching his first sermon at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. The public is invited.



Retired teachers

Retired Teachers of Orange County will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. Christmas program will be presented by McDonald Memorial Baptist Church Quartet. Members will offer a covered dish luncheon. Visit www.localunits.org/OrangeCounty/ for info.



Retired senior citizens

The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have its yearly Christmas party at 9:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10 at the Salvation Army building on the corner of Strickland and MLK. All members are urged to attend and bring a guest. Please bring some type of finger food for the noon meal. We will have a special guest to entertain the group. All seniors are welcome to attend. Call 409-883-6161 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.



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.



Service Guild Christmas

The Lutcher Theater Service Guild will hold its annual Christmas dinner at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, on the third floor of the Lutcher Theater in Orange.



Mighty Pirates 4-H

The Mighty Pirates 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 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.



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.



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.



Red Hot Flashers

The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Brown Center for its annual Christmas party. Each member is to bring an ornament to exchange. Birthday lady is Lady Shiann (Shirley Wolfford). Call Southern Belle, Mary Mazoch for tickets.



Public Education Forum

The Orange County school superindents will conduct an open meeting from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13 in the Orange Public Library meeting room. They will present possible upcoming changes in Texas public education, mainly pertaining to testing and school finance. This is an important meeting to inform the public regarding possible changes to how public schools in Texas will conduct business for years to come. The council room is located at 220 N. 5th Street in Orange.



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.



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.



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.



Heroines of Jericho

The Heroines of Jericho will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14, at Gate City Masonic Lodge No. 31, 1017 Mill at John Street in Orange. All Heroines and Knights are asked to be present. Initiation of two prospective daughters in waiting. Regalia is required.



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.



OC Republican Party

The Orange County Republican Party will hold its annual Christmas party at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Faith Assembly of God, 390 S. Archie St. in Vidor, located on road behind Taco Bell. This is a covered dish meal, so please bring your favorite side dish and/or dessert. Please RSVP to party Chair Zach Johnson.





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.