Maranatha Christ Center, 7879 N. Hwy 87 in Orange, will hold a yard, plant and link sale from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, April 27. Items include clothes for all seasons for men, women and children, furniture, electronics, housewares, shoes purses, artwork and more.
Community Christian School will be hosting its annual cheer clinic from 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, April 27 at 1911 N. 16th St. in Orange. Cost is $30 for girls in K5 – 6th grades, and $5 for a picture of your cheerleader. Snacks are provided and a performance at 11:30 a.m. for the parents. Contact Samantha Murillo at 409-882-4997 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The sign-up form is also at www.ccsorange.org.
Come have your Garage/Craft Sale with us from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at the Lamar Student Activities Building, 403 Green Ave. in Orange. GOALS wil provide a table/spot for $25 each. Reserve your table at 409-886-4311 or 409-553-1478. Must be paid in advance. Set up will be Friday, April 26 from noon to 2:30 p.m. There will be books, household and baby items as well as handmade crafts, jewelery, etc.
The charity fair for the Fraternal Order of Eagles is being held from 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, until midnight, at the VFW Hall in Orange. A motorcycle show will be held from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to enter their bike. A prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 409-719-7793.
Bon Wier School Reunion
The Bon Wier School Reunion will be held starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27, in the Fellowship Hall of Bon Wier Pentecostal Church. Anyone who ever attended school or had friends at Bon Wier is welcome to attend. Please bring a covered dish and photos. Call 409-783-2882 or 409-397-4337 for info.
Casino Bus Trip
Phi Delta Kappa Sorority is sponsoring a chartered bus to Coushatta Casino in Kinder, La. on Saturday, May 4. Cost is $10 per person. Departure is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. Call Linda at 409-670-8612 for more info.
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.
Big Community Sale
Thrift and Gift, 350 37th St. in Orange, will hold its Big Community sale from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4 featuring Allen’s Antiques, Tom Windham’s Art Class and many other vendors. Food and drinks will also be served. Booths still available for $12 each. Call 409-886-7649 for info.
Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.
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.
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.
Deweyville Elementary will hold its Pre-K and Kindergarten roundup for the 2013-2014 school year from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2. Bring the child’s birth certificate, social security card, shot record, proof of residency (electric or water bill) and enrolling person my have Texas driver’s license and social security card.
Orange County Parkinson Awareness Support Group will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, at St. Francis Cathloic Church Hall, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange. Contact Wanda Simar at 409-883-4912 or Ella Guillory 409-886-4877 for more information.
Plate lunch fundraiser
American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, May 2. Cost is $8 and meal consists of brisket, link, beans, potato salad, bread and dessert. Walk-in’s welcome and delivery available. For orders or delivery call 409-886-1241 after noon, May 1 and before 9 a.m., May 2.
National Day of Prayer
Orange County will hold its National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday, May 2 in front of the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division in Orange.
Gate City Masonic Lodge No. 31, 1017 Mill at John St. in Orange, will be selling fish dinners on Friday, May 3 to support the Norris Wright Cuney Grand Chapter Scholarship Queen Contest Contestant. Meal is $8 and includes catfish or Tilapia, green beans, potato salad, bread, dessert and soda. Call 409-736-1411 for orders.
Senior Citizens Rally Day
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Committee on Aging will like to invite all Senior Citizens to join us for a free day from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at the VFW Hall, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange. There will be over 40 vendors with health information, screenings and important information for all seniors, along with bingo, entertainment, door prizes all day and a free lunch. This year’s rally day theme will be ‘Mardi Gras’ and everyone is encouraged to dress according to the theme. Lions Eye Bank of Texas will be accepting used eye glasses. Look forward to another wonderful year of fun. For questions contact the Orange Extension Office 882-7010.
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.
The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 9 at the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. A potluck supper and the business meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. At the end of the meeting door prizes will be drawn. Any one interested in gardening is welcome to attend. Please visit http://txmg.org/orange for info.
BCHS Alumni meeting
The Bridge City High School Alumni Association will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, in the cafeteria at Bridge City High School.
Mother’s Day Sale
The Golden Triangle Bromeliad Society will have its annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Central Mall, 3100 Hwy 365 in Port Arthur. The public is invited.
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.
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