The Orange Leader
Saturday Adventure Series
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park in Orange, will hold its Saturday Adventure Series from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 30 for a “Morning Bird Stroll.” For first time bird spotters, this program will focus on using binoculars and field guides, while avid birders share their knowledge and expertise. Adult participants and children 10 years of age and older are welcome to attend. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 409-670-9799.
Easter Egg Hunt
West Orange Christian Church, 900 Lansing St., will have an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 30. There will also be singing, food and fun. The public is invited. Call 409-779-3440 or visit www.westorangechurch.org for info.
Easter Egg Hunt
McDonald Memorial Baptist Church would like to invite the community to an Easter Egg Hunt/Community Picnic at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 30, at Alford-Seale Park on Western Avenue in West Orange. Join us for the egg hunt followed by a free lunch. Bring your lawn chairs, Easter baskets and come enjoy!
Easter Sunrise Service
The Cowboy Church of Orange County, 673 FM 1078 in Orange, will hold its annual Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., Easter Sunday, March 31, and be held outdoors, behind the church, below a hill where a large wooden cross stands. Lawn chairs are welcome. The public is invited to attend. Coffee, juice, and donuts will be available after the service. For more information, contact Pastor Dale Lee at 409-718-0269.
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, Texas, will host an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, March 31. Service will be led by Pastor Eddie Lee Smith of New Beginnings Church Outreach Ministry with music provided by the New Beginnings Choir of Orange. The public is invited to enjoy free admission for the service and visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Following the service, attendees may enjoy a complimentary stroll through the gardens until 9 a.m. Call 409-670-9113 or visit www.shangrilagardens.org for more info.
Lutcher Stark Class Reunion
Attention all Tigers! The Lutcher Stark High School Classes of 1953 and 1955 will be hosting a reunion Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Any classmates who graduated in the 1950s are invited to join us. Cost is $60 per person to attend both nights, $40 for Friday only, or $40 for Saturday only. Mayke checks payable to Wayland Payne and mail to 510 Lilac, Orange, Tx. 77630. Call 409-886-2548 for info.
Community Shoe Drive
KLBT 88.1 Community Shoe Drive benefiting Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls will kick off April 1st and the final Shoe Marathon Day will be May 10th at KLBT Radio’s headquarters. Join the community collect new shoes and socks for orphans and vulnerable children in Southeast Texas and all around the world!The drive is in need of drop off locations in Beaumont, Mid-County, Orange, Bridge City, Lumberton, Vidor, and Winnie. To register as a drop off location or participating church at www.buckner.org/shoes or call (866) 774-SHOE.
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.
Nederland Art Guild Classes
Every Tuesday in April, the Nederland Art Guild will be painting wine bottles at the Texas Artists Museum, located at 3501 Cultural Center Drive, from 3:30 until 5:30. Dues are $10 per year. If you are a member, you paint for $4. If you are not a member the cost is $5. For these classes a bottle to paint on will be provided. Brushes, paints, and patterns will be available, also. Please join us and have some fun. The first class will be Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Turkey Leg Sale
The Heroines of Jericho will hold a Turkey Leg Sale from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, April 4, at the Masonic Lodge, 1017 Mill St. in Orange. Cost is $7 and includes turkey leg and bread. Call 409-221-2601 or 409-313-5043 for orders.
Saturday Adventure Series
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park in Orange, will hold its Saturday Adventure Series from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 6. “Bird Ballet” will focus on the graceful activities of wading birds in Shangri La’s state-of-the-art heronry. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 409-670-9799.
Lamar University will host Erik Qualman – author of Socialnomics and social media and technology expert – at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, in the Galloway Business Building on the L.U. campus in Beaumont. The public is invited.
The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 11 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.
Community Ed. Classes
Vidor ISD offers the following classes this semester through their adult Community Education program: Baby Steps Computer, Beginning Computer, Basic Windows, Pinterest, Basic Digital Photography, Gemology, iPhone, Android phones, Windows Phones, Toning and Conditiong, Creating a Bouquet with Cookies, Dog Obedience, Piano in Three Hours, and a Galveston Field Trip. Call 409-951-8700 or visit www.vidorisd.org, Community Dropdown, Community Ed. link. Residence in Vidor is not required.
Art Association Classes
Classes will be held for for Port Arthur Art Association for the month of April and two weeks in May with a new teacher for the group. Ann Hoffpauir will be the instructor and the class will paint a landscape.
If you are a member of the guild, it is $4 to paint, and $5 if you are not a member. The class meets each Friday at the Texas Artists Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Drive, from 12:30 until 2:30. Please bring your usual paints and brushes, and whatever canvas size you desire. If you have any questions, you may call Wanda at 409-722-2950.
The Vidor Rotary Club will hold its annual scholarship breakfast from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m., Friday, April 19, at Casa Ole on North Main St. in Vidor. Cost is $10 and includes eggs, tortillas, beans, chorizo sausage, potatoes, fruit and a drink. Contact Sally at 409-951-8713 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets and info.
A benefit for Wanda Bando for medcal expenses due to satge 4 cervical cancer will be 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 20 at the VFW. Brisket , potato salad, baked beans, and a roll as well as a raffle, live auctions, a washer tournament and a live DJ. For more details call 409-883-0058.
Income Tax Assistance
AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will be offered from 12:15 p.m. - 4 p.m., every Wedneaday and Friday at the Orange Public Library. Bring the following, all W-2 and 1099 forms, records of capital gains and losses, copy of 2011 tax return, receipts of medical expenses, major purchases and social security cards for dependents.
Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.
Woodworkers of SETX
The Woodwokers of Southeast Texas will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, April 22 at 1685 Ashley St. in Beaumont. People with an interest in woodworker are welcome to attend. Visit www.wwset.org for more information.
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.
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 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.