Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
Regional Henry Blackaby Conf.
Little Cypress Baptist Church will be the host of the Regional Henry Blackaby Conference, at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, and 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. Blackaby is the well-known author of “Experiencing God” and other study books used by many churches nation-wide. Call the church at 409-883-8905 for info or schedule.
Saturday Adventure Series
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will hold its Saturday Adventure Series, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. “Poetry of Plants” will help guests learn about and write your own Orchid Haiku. For adults and children ages 10 and older. RSVP is required. Call 409-670-9799.
The Orange County Farmers’ Market will be held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive in Pinehurst from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., every Wednesday, and 7 a.m. - 10 a.m., every Saturday. Items available are eggplant, okra, peppers, blueberries, jellies, honey, eggs, bread, plants and more. The vendors appreciate small bills if you have them. Call 409-882-7010 for info.
A benefit will be held for Carroll Wayne Hodgkinson to help with his medical costs associated with a terminal illness. The event will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 a the American Legion located on Green Ave. BBQ dinners will be available along with local bands, auction items, raffle tickets, a 50/50 drawining and a cake walk. Donations or questions can be made by calling Aletha Jackson (409)920-5537 Roxanna Payne Dubose (409)779-6665 or Dee Hodgkinson (409)330-4212. Monetary donations can be made in account No. 9002702 at DuPont Goodrich FCU.
Community Sidewalk Sale
Thrift and Gift Shop, 350 N. 37th St. in Orange, will hold a community-wide Sidewalk Sale from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. Covered spaces measuring 10’ x 12’ are available for $12 each. Clean out your closets and garages and make extra money. Call 409-886-7649 for info or to reserve a space.
City-wide Community Prayer
A City-wide community prayer will be held from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Second Street basketball court in Orange. The public is invited and guests may bring lawn chairs. Call 409-670-7199 or 409-330-1053 for information.
The annual Orange Lions Club Carnival is taking place from 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5; and 4 p.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at Orange Lions Den Park. Admission is $1-$2. Saturday, Oct. 6, is “Kiddie Day.”
The Vidor Rotary Club meets at noon, every Monday, upstairs in the Capital One building on North Main Street.
Vidor TOPS Chapter
The Vidor Chapter of TOPS meets at 7 p.m., every Monday, at First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Main in Vidor. Weigh-in is from 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Call Mildred Bellar at 409-769-2708 for info.
Vidor Athletic Boosters
The Vidor High School Athletic Booster Club meets at 5:30 p.m., every Monday, at the main concession stand at Pirate Stadium, 500 Orange St. in Vidor. All parents of VHS athletes are encouraged to attend.
Sabine Sail and Power Squadron will hold a Safe Boating Class from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Pleasure Island Commission Bldg, 500 Pleasure Island Blvd in Port Arthur. Minimum age is 13. Texas requires boater education for persons under 18 and born after Sept. 1, 1993 to operate boat over 15 HP, personal watercraft or wind driven craft over 14 ft. in length. Contact Ron Gremillion at firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-548-3271 for info.
Vidor Rotary Club will hold a community wide garage sale from 8 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Woods Center, 175 N. Main St. in Vidor. Spaces are $10 each and are 21’ x 10.5’. Spots must be reserved and paid for by noon, Nov. 1. E-mail email@example.com for info or a form.
The Orange County Livestock Show is looking for non-food vendors on Saturday, Oct. 20. Call Jennifer McConnell at 409-746-9727 for info.
OHS Pep Rally
Orangefield High School will hold its homecoming community pep rally at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8 at F.L. McClain Stadium in Orangefield. A fireworks display will immediately follow the pep rally. The public is invited.
Retired Teachers of Orange County will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 8 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. Brandi Neeb, director of Rainbow Room, will be the guest speaker. Members will continue to bring books for TRTA Children’s Book Project.
Retired Senior Citizens
The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will meet at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 8 at The Salvation Army Bldg. on MLK and Strickland. Please bring a covered dish for the noon meal. We are still collecting soaps for Orange Christian Services. All seniors are welcome to attend. Call 409-883-6161 for more info.
Latin Dance Classes
The Willard Library Branch is sponsoring a Latin dance class on Monday, Oct. 8. The classes will be held at the North End Community Center, 3580 Lucas Drive in Beaumont. The one-hour lessons will be taught by trained dancer Derek Janise. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Participants must be 21 or older. Call 409-892-4988 for info or to register.
The City of Pinehurst council meeting scheduled for 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, has been canceled. The next meeting will be 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23.
The Mighty Pirates 4-H Club is selling the famous Durham-Ellis pecans from Comanche, Texas, and is accepting orders till Oct. 12. Pecans will be available for pickup before Thanksgiving. Items availabe are raw pecans, flavor pecans, specialty nuts and mixes at various prices. Raw pecans are $9 for a 1 lb bag, $28 for a 3 lb box and $43 for a 5 lb box. Kathy Hester 409-790-8835 or Tammy Hester 409-658-8702 to order.
The Vidor AA Group meets at 8 p.m., every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Call 409-651-0593 for details.
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.
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.
Orange Senior Center
Every weekday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. is game day at the new Orange Senior Center located at 103 Fifth Street in Orange. Come join us for fun and your favorite table games.
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.
Faith Kidz will meet from 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 MLK Jr. Drive in Orange.
The Lutcher Theater Service Guild will hold a board meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts.
BC Alumni Association
The next meeting of the Bridge City High School Alumni Association will take place at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in the cafeteria of BCHS. All alumni are invited to attend.
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 is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.
Heroines of Jericho
The Heroines of Jericho will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at the Masonic Temple, 1017 Mill at John St. in Orange. All Heroines and Knights are asked to be present.
The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Athletic Boosters will hold its annual “Pink Out” on Friday, Oct. 12, at both the volleyball and football teams games against Nederland. Volleyball games begin at 4:30 p.m. in the gym and the football game begins at 7:30 p.m.
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.
Saturday Adventure Series
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will hold its Saturday Adventure Series, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. “I Scream for Orchids” participants will make ice cream, and discuss edible orchids around the world. Ice cream lovers of all ages will enjoy this program RSVP is required. Call 409-670-9799.
Sacred Heart-St. Mary Parish in Port Arthur will have a Zydeco dance on Saturday, Oct. 13. Call the Parish at 409-985-5104 for more information.
Mt. Zion Fellowship of Churches
The Mt. Zion Fellowship of Churches will have its monthly service at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, at Starlight Missionary Baptist Church, 350 N. 37th St. inOrange. Pastor Charlot, vice president of the Mt. Zion Fellowship, will deliver the message. Everyone is welcome to attend and be Blessed.
Gateway Christian Church, 1503 Green Ave. in Orange, and Apostle Larry Phillips Sr., will conduct a Women in Ministry Worship Service at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14. The public is invited to attend.
Latin Dance Classes
The Willard Library Branch is sponsoring a Latin dance class on Monday, Oct. 15. The classes will be held at the North End Community Center, 3580 Lucas Drive in Beaumont. The one-hour lessons will be taught by trained dancer Derek Janise. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Participants must be 21 or older. Call 409-892-4988 for info or to register.
Evening with Thomas Jefferson
“An Evening with Thomas Jefferson on the American Presidency” will feature historical scholar Bill Barker, acclaimed as the nation’s best Jefferson interpreter, from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Dr. Richard L. Price Auditorium of the John Gray Library at Lamar University, and a student session at 10:15 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Landes Auditorium of the Galloway Business Building. These events are open to the public without charge. Call 409-880-8511 for additional information.
Want to stop drinking? Call the Orange AA at 409-779-4286.
Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS) meets from 9:30 a.m. - noon, one Tuesday a month in the Praise Center of First United Methodist Church-Orange. You don’t have to be a Methodist, just a mom. Members come from all walks of life. Childcare is provided. Contact FUMC Orange at 886-7466 or find more information on the web at www.mops.org or www.fumcorange.org.
Faith Kidz will meet from 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 MLK Jr. Drive in Orange.
Gem and Mineral Club
The Pine Country Gem and Mineral Club, 110 N. Zavalla St. in Jasper, Texas, will meet from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18. Fellowship begins at 6:30 p.m. with food and coffee and beverages. Visitors are welcome.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, will hold a barbecue lunch event from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18. The meal includes brisket, link, baked beans, potato salad, bread, cookie and trimmings. Cost is $8 per plate. Walk-ins welcome and delivery is available. Orders are accepted on Tuesday, Oct. 16; Wednesday, Oct. 17; and before 9 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, by calling 409-779-7793.
Sacred Heart-St. Mary Parish in Port Arthur will hold a Church Bazaar from noon - 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, on the parish grounds. Items for sell include turkey legs, hot dogs, nachos, boudain, links, gumbo, sweets and more. Activities include dancing, games for youth, and a raffle featuring many a variety of prizes. Tickets are $1 each. Call 409-985-5104 for info.
Lexington Shipbuilding reunion
Former employees of Lexington shipbuilding in Orange are invited to a reunion with old friends from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N. 16th St. in Orange. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish that does not need to be heated or refrigerated. Drinks are provided. Call Betty Bellow at 409-982-3591 or Earl Evan at 409-746-2701 for more info.
Somebody Else’s Husband
“Somebody Else’s Husband” is an exciting new gospel stage play and will be presented at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 in the Carl Godwin Auditorium, 2020 Western Avenue, and is sponsored by the First Church of God in Orange. Tickets are $15 and available from the First Church of God website at www.fcgorange.net or by contacting Kierrah Hankins at 409-350-7833.
Harold Leigh benefit
A benefit will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, to help the children of Harold Leigh, who died from severe brain injury following an automobile collision. Events include a fun run, auction with fabulous prizes, raffles, shirts, bracelets, food and more.
Harvest Chapel Campmeeting
Harvest Chapel Full Gospel Church, 1305 Irving St. in West Orange, will have its Campmeeting at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, and 7 p.m., nightly, Monday, Oct. 22 - Friday, Oct. 26. Guest speakers from Colorado, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona and Texas will attend. Call Pastor Ruth at 409-882-0862 or 409-313-2768 for info.
Faith Kidz group of Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 MLK Jr. Drive in Orange, will visit the residents of Sabine House on a field trip on Oct. 24. Kidz members are encouraged to wear their costumes.
Operation Kid Safe
Mike Bott’s safety team will be at Cecil Toyota, 2500 I-10 West in Orange, on Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, to fingerprint and photo all of the children. We will have the fire department with a truck, police department and the sheriff’s department with cars, safety tips and even some gun-handling safety tips. The mechanical robot (SPARKY) will make a guest appearance.
Dinosaur Day at The Texas Energy Museum, 600 Main St. in Beaumont, will be held from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. This year will be the 20th Dinosaur Day and will continue to feature hands-on outdoor family activities and crafts about dinosaurs, fossils and paleontology. Call 409-833-5100 for info.
Saturday Adventure Series
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will hold its Saturday Adventure Series, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. “Night Life at Shangri La” is a family program where we’ll turn off the lights and rely on our senses of hearing and touch as we explore the world of nocturnal animals and their adaptations. RSVP is required. Call 409-670-9799.
Cove Baptist Church, 1005 DuPont Drive in Orange, invites children to its Heroes Unmasked event from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28. “At our ‘Heroes Unmasked’ event, kids will meet heroes worth having.” Carnival games will be featured. Call 409-883-4155 for info.
Trunk or Treat
West Orange Christian Church, 900 Lansing in West Orange, will have a Trunk or Treat event from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. Wear your costumes for the safe and fun event for the whole family. Visit www.westorangechurch.org for info.
Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 MLK Drive in Orange, will hold its annual Fall Fest from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28. Activities include face painting, bean bag toss, duckie treat fishing, cake walk, pumpkin bowling and more. Food available. The public is invited to this free event.
Distinguished Faculty Lecture
James Esser, professor of psychology at Lamar University, will present Lamar’s 26th annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the University Theatre on the Lamar campus in Beaumont. “Negotiating with Terrorists” will be Esser’s topic. The University Theatre is on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway at Lavaca. The events are open to the public without charge. Call 409-880-8203 for more info.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, will hold a barbecue lunch event from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15. The meal includes brisket, link, baked beans, potato salad, bread, cookie and trimmings. Cost is $8 per plate. Walk-ins welcome and delivery is available. Orders are accepted on Tuesday, Nov. 14; Wednesday, Nov. 15; and before 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, by calling 409-779-7793.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for info.