orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

November 3, 2012

Area Calendar 11.3.12

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — 2nd Annual Harvest

Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 612 N. Third St. in Orange, presents its 2nd Annual Harvest from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3. Activities include games, prizes, a car show, BBQ Cook off, vendors, food, Jesus bingo and more. Booth spaces available and cook-off entry fee is $50. Call 409-460-4444 or 409-998-3524 for information.



Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Crockett Street Entertainment District, 234 Crockett St. in Beaumont.



Orange AA

Want to stop drinking? Call the Orange AA at 409-779-4286.



MOPS

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.



Vidor AA

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.



Fall Festival

First United Methodist Church of Orange invites you to its Fall Festival from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6. There will be a silent auction, bake sale, plants and jewelry for sale. Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tickets are $12. Takeouts available beginning at 10:30 a.m.



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.



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.



TOPS

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

Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Drug problem? We can help. Call 409-861-1161.



Fall Festival

Little Cypress Baptist Church, 3274 Little Cypress Drive, will holds a gospel music concert featuring the Singing Men of Southeast Texas at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8. Admission is free, but a lover offering will be accepted. Call the church at 409-883-8905 for more information.



BBQ Dinners

Salem United Methodist Church’s Feed My Sheep will be selling BBQ dinners all day on Thursday, Nov. 8. Meal is $8 and consists of BBQ chicken, taco rice, baked beans, potato salad, cake and bread. Delivery available. Call Susie Murray at 409-883-4053 or 409-988-5741 for info.



Heroines of Jericho

The Heroines of Jericho will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, at the Masonic Temple, 1017 Mill at John St. in Orange. All Heroines and Knights are asked to be present.



Pool tournament

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.



Christmas Bazaar

Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 N. 37th St. in Orange, is having its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. There will be unique gifts, decorations, crafts, pecans, walnuts, links, taco soup (frozen to go), sweets and much more. Door prizes will be given throughout the day. Come and see us.



Gumbo and Chili Festival

St. Therese Life Center, 1409 Sixth St. in Orange, will hold its annual Gumbo and Chili Festival from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. A donation of $8 will be accepted. Call 409-882-1768 or 409-883-3783 to order or for information.



Women’s Ministry

Gateway Christian Church, 1503 Green Ave. in Orange, and Apostle Larry Phillips Sr. and Elder Vicki Phillips, will conduct a Women in Ministry Worship Service at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11. Speaker of the hour Minister Phyllis Chavis of the Full Gospel Holy Temple. The public is invited to attend.



Thanksgiving Feast

West Orange Christian Church, 900 Lansing St. in West Orange, will serve a Thanksgiving feast following its service on Sunday, Nov. 11. Service begins at 10:40 a.m. The public is invited and is asked to bring their family, friends and favorite food. Call Nelda at 409-719-3992 for more info.



Gospel concert

Lowell Mason, “the world’s smallest gospel singer,” will perform at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, at West Orange Christian Church, 900 Lansing St. in West Orange. Lowell is a 46-inch tall “little person” who has a big, deep voice. The public is invited. Learn more at www.lowellmason.com.



Veterans Day Program

Fourth grade students at Orangefield Elementary invited all area Veterans and their families to attend its annual Veterans Day program “Honoring Those Who Serve.” Programs are at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in the elementary gym. Call 409-735-5346 for info.



Retired teachers

Retired Teachers of Orange County will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 12, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. Guest speaker is Maridell Fryar, president of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, who will speak on legislative issues. The meeting will be a covered dish luncheon, and each teacher is asked to bring a covered dish. Visitors are welcome.



Child Find

Child Find/Child Serve is a requirement, which ensures school districts regularly identify, locate and appropriately place children and students with special needs. Bridge City ISD wants to effectively meet these requirements. If you know a child or young adult, ages 3-21, with a special need or if you are the parent of such a child or young adult, please contact Bridge City ISD at 409-735-1551.



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.



Barbecue fundraiser

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. 13; Wednesday, Nov. 14; and before 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, by calling 409-779-7793.



Gift Shop and Luncheon

The Altar Society of Saint Mary Church will hold its annual Gift Shop and Luncheon from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15. Gumbo luncheone is served from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and cost is $7. Take-out available and delivery available for orders of 5 or more. Call Wanda Simar at 409-883-4912 to schedule delivery. Arts, crafts, baked goods, frozen foods and canning goods available for purchase.



BCHS Alumni Meeting

The Bridge City Alumni Association will have a meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the library of Bridge City High School. The public is invited.



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.



Red Hot Flashers

The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Lady Sunshine, Bobbie Johnson, is the birthday lady. Games will be played after lunch and members will bring door prizes. The birthday lady always has first choice of the door prizes. All ladies are welcome. For additional information call 409-886-1609.



CASA Superhero 5K Run

The CASA Superhero 5K Run will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at Claiborne West Park at Interstate 10 and Cow Bayou in Vidor, Texas. Check in and late registration is 7 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. Pre-registration is $20. Day of race is $25. Call 409-886-2272 for info.



Genealogical society

The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society will hold a meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 in the Carnegie Meeting Room, 411 Pujo St. in Lake Charles, La. Program is “Savage Wisdom.” Call 337-477-3087 or e-mail patswlgs@bellsouth.net for info.



Harvest Festival

The youth department of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 512 W. John Ave. in Orange, will have a harvest festival with games, auctions, tournaments, vendors and more from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24. The public is invited.



Book signing

Carolyn Mello, author of “Murder Once Removed,” will hold a book signing from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Readers Choice, 2407 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Orange. Call 409-882-0746 for 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.



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 bcchamber@scbglobal.net for info.



BCISD to purge records

Bridge City ISD special education records will be purged on Dec. 31, 2012, for students whose special education services ceased prior to August 2005. Any previous special education student, who is at least 18 years old, or the parent or guardian of a minor student, may pick up records in the Special Education Office. Call 409-735-1551 for more info.