The public is invited to take a Christmas Stroll at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to see the lighted trees throughout the grounds. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for more info.
Class of 1969
The Class of 1969 will hold a meeting at 6 p.m., every Thursday, at DJ’s on Simmons Drive in Orange. All classmates are asked to attend if possible for planning of important business for holidays. Call Susie Murry at 409-988-5741 for info.
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.
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.
Jaycees Christmas Parade
The Orange Jaycees will hold its annual night-time Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7. The parade route begins at the old Sears location on MacArthur Drive and travels down Green Avenue before concluding at Fourth Street in downtown Orange. The event is free and open to the public.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will present the video “Pearl Harbor” at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, at the VFW Hall, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange. Call Chairman John Clark at 409-883-0264 for more info.
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.