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August 24, 2013

Area Calendar

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Book signing

Arlon Davis, author of “The Texas Man,” will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Burke’s Hardware, 610 State Highway 12 in Deweyville. The public is invited.



Class of 1973

The 1973 Class of West Orange and Lutcher Stark will meet at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24 at Spanky’s restaurant. All members are asked to be present.



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.



Farmers Market

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.



Public Hearing

The West Orange City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed city budget for 2013-2014 at 5:45 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26 at City Hall, 2700 Western Ave. in West Orange. The public is welcome to attend. The city council meeting schedule for 6 p.m. has been canceled.



Vidor Rotary

The Vidor Rotary Club meets at noon, every Monday, upstairs in the Capital One building on North Main Street.



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.



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.



Narcotics Anonymous

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.



Legislative update

The Orange County Republican Party will be hosting a Legislative Update from our State Senator Robert Nichols at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Raymond Gould Community Center, 385 Claiborne in Vidor. Come join us and hear what took place in Austin during legislative session.



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.



Blood drive

Orange Savings Bank, 812 N. 16th St. in Orange, and LifeShare Blood Centers will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29 in the LifeShare buss in front of the bank. Photo ID required.



BC-Orangefield Rotary

The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club meets at noon, every Thursday, at the Bridge City Community Center.



Pool Tournament

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.



Pool tournament

The Fraternal Order of Eagles. Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street, Orange, Texas host a pool tournament each Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more information leave a message after 4 p.m. at 409-886-7381.



Book signing

Arlon Davis, author of “The Texas Man,” will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, at Baskin’s department store, 850 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is invited.



Senior Citizen Passes

Dr. Stephen Patterson, Orangefield ISD superintendent, announces Senior Citizen Passes are available to those who are residents Orangefield ISD and age 60 or older. These passes entitle senior citizens to free admission to home activities and events sponsored by OISD. Visit the superintendent’s office between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Proof of age and residence is required.



MDO Fall Session

North Orange Baptist Church MDO/Preschool is now registering for the Fall Session. Fall session begins Sept. 3. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. til 2 p.m. 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, or email jan@nobcfamily.com.



Thrift and Gift

Thrift and Gift, located at 350 37th St. in Orange, has many new items from vendors and donations including antiques, glass pieces, vintage and new jewelry, and an assortment of birdhouses and other wood pieces. Call 409-886-7649 for info.



City Council

The City Council of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3 at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is welcome to attend.



Veterans Recognition Program

Orange VFW Post 2775, located at 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange, will present a Veterans Recognition Program at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30, on Operation Iraqi Freedom. Contact John Clark at 409-883-0264 for more information.



Veterans Recognition Program

Orange VFW Post 2775, located at 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange, will present a Veterans Recognition Program at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4 on Victory over Japan. Contact John Clark at 409-883-0264 for more information.



Lutcher Service Guild

The Lutcher Theater Service Guild will hold its general meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Lutcher Theater, 707 Main Ave. in Orange, for an ushers orientation. All ushers must be present at this meeting. Contact the theater at 409-886-5535 for info.



BCHS Alumni meeting

The Bridge City High School Alumni Association will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, in the BCHS library. Events of 2013 homecoming week will be discussed.



VFW Post 8246

VFW Post 8246 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Post home, 2110 S. Main in Vidor.



Mighty Pirates 4-H

The Mighty Pirates 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 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.



Veterans Recognition Program

Orange VFW Post 2775, located at 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange, will present a Veterans Recognition Program at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 on “Patriot’s Day.” Contact John Clark at 409-883-0264 for more information.



City Council

The Vidor City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, at City Hall, 1395 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is welcome to attend.



Heroines of Jericho

The Heroines of Jericho will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13 at Gate City Masonic Lodge No. 31, 1017 Mill at John St. in Orange. All Heroines and Knights are asked to be present.



Men’s Breakfast

First United Methodist Church will hold its Men’s Breakfast at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Praise Center at First UMC in Orange.



City Council

The City Council of Bridge City will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17 at City Hall, 260 Rachal in Bridge City. The public is welcome to attend.



MOPS

First United Methodist Church in Orange will hold M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) from  9:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Praise Center of First UMC Orange.



Peel Out Car Club

The Orange Peel Out Car Club will have its 5th annual Open Car Show from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Granger Chevrolet, 2611 MacArthur Drive in Orange. Entry fee is $20 in advance and $25 day of show. Entrants receive a free T-shirt and dash plaque. This is an open show and vehicles need not be classic or antique to enter. Trophies awarded. Music, food, door prizes, drawings, split the pot included. Admission is free. All proceeds will benefit a local charity. Call Mike Comeaux at 409-886-1781 or Mary Murray at 409-886-8347 for info.



City Council

The Vidor City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at City Hall, 1395 N. Main St. in Vidor. The public is welcome to attend.



LCHS Multi-Class Reunion

The Little Cypress High School graduating classes of 1953 through 1970 have scheduled a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. An LC Alumni reception dinner and dance will he held at VFW Post 2775, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange from 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. LC Friends Reception, with snacks, appetizers and drinks provided, will be from 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. Teachers, administrators and coaches attend free. Checks make payable to Kenneth Lewis, 595 Orleans St., Ste. 500, Beaumont, Texas, 77701. Visit http://bit.ly/15Bj2yn for information or call Dr. Carol Fetters at 409-899-1819.



Vidor Historical Society

The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7 at in the Fellowship Hall of First Pentecostal Church at Camp and Wilson Streets.



City Council

Pine Forest City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7 at City Hall, 305 Nagel St. in Pine Forest. The public is welcome to attend.



Master Gardeners

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.



SE Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo

The 14th Southeast Texas SENIOR CELEBRATION and Consumer Expo is 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Beaumont Civic Center. Admission and parking is free. For further information or to reserve a booth space call 409-835-5951 ext. 117 or e-mail debbiebridgeman@bbbsetexas.org