Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
Young People’s Theater Workshop
Orange Community Players is now accepting registration for its Young People’s Theater Workshop. Registration is at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 25. The workshop is June 10 - June 14. Visit www.orangecommunityplayers.com for info.
Books and more
Threft and Gift, located at 350 37th St. in Orange, is holding a special book sale event featuring paperbacks starting at 25-cents each and hardbacks at 50-cents each. Miscellaneous surprises are on the marked-down table too. Call 409-886-7649 for info.
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.
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.
Memorial Day tribute
The public is invited to a Memorial Day tribute at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 26, at Heritage Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 3810 MLK in Orange, on the grounds of Orange First Church of the Nazarene. The event is free and open to the public.
Memorial Day Service
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park in Orange, invites the public to its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 27. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for info.
American Legion Officer Installation
Lloyd Grubbs American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, is hosting its 2013-2014 Post and Auxiliary Officer Installation at 7 p.m., Monday, May 27. All members and their guests are encouraged to attend. We will reture to the clubroom following the program for a cash bar and snacks.
The Orangefield Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, in the Orangefield High School library. The public is welcome to attend.
The Orange County Republican Party will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, in the Orange County Courthouse Annex building. Join us as we discuss what’s ahead for the Republican Party and look ahead to 2014 mid-term elections.
New Annointing Church, 10681 N. Hwy 87 in Orange, invites the public to attend its good old gospel singing at 7 p.m., Friday, May 31. Bring your favorite gospel song on tape or CD, musical instruments are welcome, or have musicians accompany you. Refreshments will follow the singing. Call 409-746-9515 for info.
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.
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.
The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club meets at noon, every Thursday, at the Bridge City Community Center.
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.
Mothers Day Out Registration
North Orange Baptist Church MDO/Preschool is now registering for Summer and Fall sessions. The summer session begins June 11. The fall session begins Sept. 3. Classes are from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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.
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 http://txmg.org/orange for more information or to contact us.
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.
Lamar State College-Orange and its Continuing Education Department present a course in Photoshop Elements 11.0 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., every Monday, June 3 through July 1 as part of its Summer 2013 Photography Series. Cost is $49. Contact LSC-O at 409-882-3321 or e-mail Joanie.Tandberg@lsco.edu for info.
Basic Digital Photography
Lamar State College-Orange and its Continuing Education Department present a course in Basic Digital Photography from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., every Tuesday, June 4 through July 2 as part of its Summer 2013 Photography Series. Cost is $49. Contact LSC-O at 409-882-3321 or e-mail Joanie.Tandberg@lsco.edu for info.
Nederland Art Guild
Nederland Art Guild classes are held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Texas Artists Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Drive near the Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. Cost is $4 for members and $5 for non-members. During the month of March, Ann Hoffpauir of Orange will be the instructor. The class will do a still life of fruit and Ann requests that your canvas be a small one, either 11 X 14, or 12 X 16. For more information, call Doris at 409-728-1875.
The City Council of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 4 at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is welcome to attend.
Vidor Chamber Luncheon
The Vidor Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly luncheon from noon - 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, at Lakewood Community Center, 500 South St. next to New York Pizza and Pasta, in Vidor. Deadline to RSVP is Friday, May 31 at 409-769-6339.