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The Orange Leader
ORANGE — Trussell benefit
A benefit for Carl “Bub” Trussell, a heart transplant patient, will be held from noon - 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Cotton’s Cay in Orange. BBQ plates are $8 and include brisket, sausage, potato salad, baked beans, bread, onions and pickles. A live auction will be held, as will a 50/50 drawing, and raffle items are available. Live music will be provided by Choctaw from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Bridge City Heritage Festival will be held from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Bridge City Community Center and surrounding grounds. The carnival will also be held from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28.
Little Brig Camp
The Vidor High School Brigadettes will hold a Little Brig Camp from 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Sept. 29, at Vidor Elementary for girls in grades kindergarten through sixth. Cost is $30 per child. Show-offs at 11:30 a.m.
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, Sept. 29. “Wild and Rich Wetlands” is a family program presented by Kaycee Dortch and will aid visitors in discovering critters that live in the swamp mud. Attendees will also play games to understand the important role of swamps. RSVP is required. Call 409-670-9799.
58th Class Reunion
The Lutcher Stark High School of Orange will be having its 58th Class Reunion on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Letters have been mailed and notice via e-mail has been sent to those on file. Reservation deadline is Aug. 15. Contact Joette Evans Webb at 409-883-9432 or 409-920-8683 or e-mail email@example.com if you have not received notice.
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.
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.
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.
Mt. Zion will hold a women’s workshop at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept, 29, featuring Evangelists Ebonique Celestine and Marilyn Earnest, and 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, featuring Minister Hilda Williams. Vendors will be present Saturday. Event is open to the public and free of charge. Call Elderly Netherly at 409-330-0034 for info.
The Stark Museum of Art and W.H. Stark House invite the public for free tours on Saturday, Sept. 29, part of the Smithsonian Museum Day Live event. At the Stark Museum, Docent Dr. Arlene Turkel will give a spotlight on “Georgia O’Keeffe and Gerald’s Tree II” at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Visitors who bring a Museum Day Live! Ticket from Smithsonian will receive a free box of note cards. At The W.H. Stark House, visitors that bring a Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Ticket will be given a free tour of The Stark House. Get a ticket at www.smithsonian.com/museumday.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sabine Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, Texas will host the first weekly jam session from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30. The music will vary from country, cajun and swamp pop with an open stage. All entertainers are invited. Admission is free with no cover charge. Food will be available for a nominal charge.
Full Gospel Holy Temple, 1417 N. Ninth St. in Orange, will hold its Fifth Sunday program at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, for Evangelist Abbigail Brooks. Guest speaker is Prophetess Marinda Malveaux of Lake Charles, La. Call 409-883-5125 for info.
Kingdom Impact Dist. Meeting
A Kingdom Impact District Empowerment Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m., nightly, Monday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 4, at Kingdom Seekers Church of God in Christ, 625 Graham St. in Jasper. Visit www.kingdomeseekersworkshipcenter.com/services for more info.
Latin Dance Classes
The Willard Library Branch is sponsoring a Latin dance class on Monday, Oct. 1. 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 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.
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.
The Service League of Orange is accepting requests from Non-Profit organizations only for applications to receive financial assistance through its Community Needs Committee. Service League encourages projects, events and activities that primarily target the good of the Orange County community. Deadline is Oct. 1, 2012. Call Mindy McKee at 409-779-8867 or Carolyn Lemons at 409-670-1839 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for applications.
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.
The City Council of Bridge City will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, at City Hall, 265 Rachal Ave. in Bridge City. The public is welcome to attend.
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.
Want to stop drinking? Call the Orange AA at 409-779-4286.
New Life Assembly Church, located at Elks Road and FM 105, invites you to join in Bible study at 7 p.m., every Wednesday. Call 409-735-4709 for more info.
Faith Kidz will meet from 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 MLK Jr. Drive in Orange.
Orange County Parkinson Awareness Support Group will meet at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, at JB’s Barbeque restaurant, 5750 Old Hwy 90 in Orange. Contact Wanda Simar at 409-883-4912 or Ella Guillory 409-886-4877 for more information.
Plate lunch fundraiser
American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4. Cost is $7 and meal consists of fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and dessert. Walk-in’s welcome and delivery available. For orders or delivery call 409-886-1241 after noon, Oct. 3 and before 9 a.m., Oct. 4
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Orange County Livestock Show is looking for non-food vendors on Saturday, Oct. 20. Call Jennifer McConnell at 409-746-9727 for info.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com for info.