Area Calendar 9.12.15
Show your love and support for little Carsyn Steele as a fundraiser is being held for the small child starting at noon, Sunday, Sept. 13 at Community Church, 3400 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Orange. There will be a ‘swab party,’ bake sale, Team Carsyn T-shirt sale and more. Call Michael Savignano for more info at 409-313-0718.
The 13th Annual Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be held starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at Babe Zaharias Golf Course, 3500 Jimmy Johnson Blvd in Port Arthur. The cost of the 4 person scramble is $60 per person, which includes green fee, cart, beverages, food and door prizes. Hole sponsorships are $100 and mulligans are $5 each. Deadline to register is Sept. 11. Call the chamber at 409-735-5671, Jerry Jones at 409-735-6801 or 409-626-1789 or Gerald Robinson at 409-735-6801 or 409-626-1786 for info.
Second Saturday Specialty Tour
Visitors to the W.H. Stark House will be able to experience full tours with a twist at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon, Thursday, Sept. 12. Themes will change often. This month is focused on mourning customs from the late 1800s through the 1930s, through the lens of the Stark family. Included with general admission. Visit www.whstarkhouse.org for details.
LC-M Honey Bear Clinic
The LC-M Honey Bears will hold a clinic from 8:30 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Sept. 19. Cost is $40. A performance for parents will be at 11:30 a.m. Girls will perform at the LC-M Bears football game on Friday, Sept. 25. Forms and info are available at lcmhs.lcmcisd.org/page/104242_3 or by contacting any LC-M Honey Bear.
Indoor Garage Sale
Members of the VFW Auxiliary Post 2775 are hosting an Indoor Garage Sale to raise funds for our programs. Tables are being rented for $10 each. No tables will be allowed to be brought in. The event will take place from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North. The hall will be open Friday from 5-8pm for vendor set up. Saturday, Vendors only will be let in at 6:30am to set up their tables with doors opening for customers at 7 a.m. The kitchen will be open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., selling hot dogs, chili dogs, frito pie, nachos and desserts. For reservations contact Cathie Duhon at 883-6909 or 553-6180 or Ramona Henson at 330-1677. Deadline to reserve tables is Sept. 30.
Retired Teachers of Orange County will meet at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange. Deputy Fire Chief Leeanne Brown of the Orange Fire Department will be the guest speaker. Light snacks will be served after the meeting.
The September meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners Association has been changed to Monday, Sept. 14, instead of the usual second Thursday of the month only for this month. Social time and a pot luck supper will start at 6 p.m. with the meeting from 6:30 – 8 p.m. This month will be a business meeting and we will show members how to log into the online system for reporting their volunteer hours. We will be discussing the finalization of the upcoming Master Gardener training also. The public is invited. For more information on the OCMGA or the upcoming training please visit http://txmg.org/orange/ How can I become a Master Gardener tab.
Granger Chevrolet 5K Run/Walk
The 2nd Annual Granger Chevrolet 5K Run/Walk will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10 at Granger Chevrolet in West Orange. The event is designed to promote health and fitness in Orange County. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Orange County. The event will be professionally timed by The Driven Race Solutions and places will be recognized by age group and awards given. All registered participants receive a T-shirt and a grab bag. Visit www.granger5k.com for more info.
OISD Community Meeting
The Orangefield Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will hold a Community Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the cafeteria of Orangefield Elementary, 10288 FM 105 in Orangefield, to discuss information related to the Oct. 3 Tax Ratification Election. Residents of OISD are invited to attend.
The monthly meeting of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) Executive Committee will be held at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 16, in SETRPC’s Mayor Homer E. Nagel Room, located at 2210 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas.
Veteran Recognition programs
VFW Post 2775, located at 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange, and its Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary extend and invitation to the public to join them in honoring all Veterans and their families for their service. Programs will be held at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 16 and Sept. 30. Contact Jeanette Clark at 409-883-0264 for more information.
Texas Red Flashers
The Texas Red Flashers will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17. Ladies will meet at 11 a.m., at Walmart in West Orange and carpool to Delta Downs in Vinton, La. Separate vehicles will be available for those who want to eat and return, and for those who want to eat and then stay and play. The birthday lady is Madam Rebecca, Becky Nation. Ladies will bring door prizes. Business will be Lady Scarecrow and National Red Hat Convention to be held in San Antonio. Shopping after meeting. All ladies are welcome. Call 409-886-1609 for details.
Celebration of Bottle Trees
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, invites the public on Friday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19, to meet Stephanie Dwyer, the artist who created the 17-feet-tall bottle trees now located in the Children’s Garden at Shangri La, and to learn about the folk art history which connects the art, story and materials to artist. Include with general admission. Members free. Visit shangrilagardens.org for more info.
Shred It and Forget It
Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas will host “Shred It & Forget It” on Saturday, Sept. 19, in Beaumont as part of an effort to reduce identity theft. Since July 2006, 18 very successful events have been held in Southeast Texas helping over 5,000 customers. Shred-It will provide mobile shredding trucks for the one-day event. The BBB invites consumers to bring documents to be shredded for FREE, such as credit card statements, old checks, I.R.S. tax returns, and anything that lists personal information. Bring up to five (5) boxes per vehicle. (Box size is limited to a standard banker’s box, approximately 10 x 12 x 15 inches.)
Saturday Adventure Series
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, invites the public to its Saturday Adventure Series, “Fall Harvest in the Children’s Garden and Meet the Artist” from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19. Guests can learn about the four new bottle trees, plus walk through the garden and enjoy the beginning of fall and sample veggies growing there. Call 409-679-9799 or fill out form online to save your place. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for details.
Food Handlers Class
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office of Orange County, 11475 FM 1442 in Orange, will offer its last Food Handlers class of 2015 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21. Cost is $20. The class is a basic overview of food safety practices that are necessary to ensure you serve safe food at your establishment such as but not limited to: good personal hygiene, cross contamination and time and temperature abuse. Call 409-882-7010 to register or for info.
Lutcher single ticket sales
Individual tickets for all 13 events for the 2015-2016 season for the Lutcher Theater Performing Arts Series are now on sale. More information on shows and prices can be found at www.lutcher.org or by calling the box office at 409-886-5535 for info.
The Vidor Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets weekly at 7 p.m., every Monday, at First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Main in Vidor. Visitors are welcome, including men and women, pre-teens, teenagers and adults. Call Opal Gray at 409-769-0410 or visit www.tops.org for info.
The local Al-Anon group meets at 7 p.m., every Wednesday and Sunday at North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N. 16th St. in Orange. Call 409-988-9886 for information.
Made in America Sale
Thrift and Gift is proud of our MADE IN AMERICA SALE. Vendors have dressed up the front counter with homemade items. Our half price sale continues with clothes, shoes, lingerie, purses, belts, hats, underwear, socks. Hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday thru Friday at 350 37th St. off Strickland Drive in Orange. Call 409-886-7649 for needed assistance.
Friends of the Orange Depot are selling bricks for the depot. The bricks are available in two sizes, 4 x 8 for $50 and 8 x 8 for $100. Each brick can have a maximum of 16 characters per line with a limit of two lines for the smaller bricks and five lines for the larger bricks. Visit www.friendsoftheorangedepot.org for more information.
Shangri La Lecture
Michael Hoke, founding director of Shangri La, returns to talk about the careful planning and hard work which made Shangri La an earth-friendly facility which will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24 in the Shangri La Discovery Theater. Non-members admission is $6 for adults, and $2-$5 for children. Members free. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for details.
Evening Canning Classes
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office of Orange County, 11475 FM 1442 in Orange, is offering a canning class from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24. Cost is $20 per person and limited to 15 people. You will bring home your own canned green beans. Call 409-882-7010 for info.
The Stark Museum of Art invites children ages 5 and younger, and their adult companions, to attend the SMA Playdate “Howdy Partners” from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 25. This play date is an art round-up for all local cowboys and cowgirls. Sign up to save your place. Call 409-221-6685 or fill out the online form to save your place at www.starkmuseum.org. Included with general admission.
September is Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Disease Awareness Month and a CMTA Zombie (5K) Walk 4 CMT will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at Oak Forest Elementary, 2400 State Highway 12 in Vidor. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for kids, and all walkers will receive a T-shirt and drawstring bag. Pre registration is at 8 a.m., and there is a 3K option. Contact Angela Beaumont at 281-229-2099 or email@example.com for more information.
Saturday Adventure Series
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, invites the public to its Saturday Adventure Series, “Marvelous Migrations,” from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 26. Visitors will explore how bats, birds and butterflies make incredible journeys in the fall. Call 409-670-9799 or fill out the online form to save a place at www.shangrilagardens.org. Included with general admission. Members free.
Up Close with Nature
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, invites the public to its Up Close with Nature “Live Animal Show” from 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26. Wildlife curator Robert Morgan will feature one or more animals that Shangri La home, and learn what they eat and what might eat them. Included with general admission. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for details.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
The Ladies Auxiliary of Orange VFW Post 2775 will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28. Call Jeanette Clark, membership chairperson, at 409-883-0264 for info.
Vidor FFA Booster Club
The Vidor FFA Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, in the cafeteria of Pine Forest Elementary, 4150 N. Main St. in Vidor. Follow us on Facebook at Vidor FFA Booster Club for more information.
Gift of Life Color Rush
The Gift of Life’s Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush 5K will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, in downtown Beaumont. Register online at event.giftoflifebmt.org.
Vidor Historical Society
The Vidor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5 at in the Fellowship Hall of First Pentecostal Church at Camp and Wilson Streets.
Monthly Networking Coffee
The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce’s Monthly Networking Coffee mixer will be held at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13 at The Classy Peacock, 1860-C Texas Ave. in Bridge City.
Equal Parenting Rally
Father’s Rights Movement of Southeast Texas will hold an Equal Parenting Rally from 10 a.m. to sundown, Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Buna Community Pavilion on State Highway 62. Come meet, greet and support equal parenting. Information will be available, along with bounce house for children. Free hot dogs and refreshments.
The 16th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Beaumont Civic Center featuring more than 100 booth exhibitors, free health screenings, Bingo, special presentations, door prizes, live music from Britt Godwin’s Remember When Orchestra and more. Call 409-835-5951, Ext. 117 for more info.
The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will hold its Celebrity Roast at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Bridge City Community Center, 105 Parkside in Bridge City. This year’s roastee is Mayor Kirk Rocccaforte. Call the chamber at 409-735-5671 for more information.
Vidor FFA Booster Club
The Vidor FFA Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in the cafeteria of Pine Forest Elementary, 4150 N. Main St. in Vidor. Follow us on Facebook at Vidor FFA Booster Club for more information.
Vidor FFA Booster Club
The Vidor FFA Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, in the cafeteria of Pine Forest Elementary, 4150 N. Main St. in Vidor. Follow us on Facebook at Vidor FFA Booster Club for more information.
Christmas Light Parade
The 7th Annual Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Christmas Light Parade will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. More details will be announced soon.
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