Community Calendar and Briefs
Published 9:16 am Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Wells of Agape is holding a Parenting Class from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Life Church Orange located at 18389 Hwy. 62 in Orange. Lunch is provided. Requirement to receive a Certificate of Completion is $30 per person, cash only. One must attend from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to receive the certificate. To register or more information, Call Donna Wells at 4099-221-5425. If no answer, leave a message or text. Childcare is not provided.
FREE Mayhaw Berries At The BC Chamber of Commerce
The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the mayhaw trees at the chamber are full of ripening berries. They will continue to ripen for the next few weeks. The Chamber invites the community to help themselves to the ripe berries while they last. The trees are located next to the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce at 150 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City, TX. For more information, call 409-735-5671.
Mother’s Day at the W.H. Stark House
Family is the heart of The W.H. Stark House! Celebrate the important women in your life this Mother’s Day with free tours of this historic home, May 11 and May 12 in downtown Orange from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mothers receive a complimentary herb plant for their garden. Tours are free and begin every 20 minutes. We encourage you to reserve one of these popular tours in advance by calling 409-886-2787 ext. 3032, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All tours start at the Carriage House at 610 W. Main Avenue (just behind The W.H. Stark House) and parking is available in the Lutcher Theater parking lot. Stairs are an essential part of the tour. Admission is limited to individuals 6 years and older. This tour takes approximately 45 minutes.
Become a Certified Texas Master Gardener
Want to be a Master Gardener? Now is your chance! The Orange County Master Gardeners Association will be starting a new class June 7, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Orange County EXPO Center, 11475 FM 1442 in Orangefield. Classes will run each Thursday at this time with the addition of some Saturday classes and/or field trips. There will be several optional out of town overnight field trips. Classes will continue thru September 13. The fee is $100 which will include your Master Gardener training handbook, supplies and speaker fees. If you miss a class, don’t fret, we have ways for you to make them up. For more information you may check our website https://txmg.org/orange and click on How to Become a Master Gardener. Or you can email email@example.com to register for the classes. If you are unable to email, you may call 409-882-7010 and they can have someone contact you.
Crisis Counseling Program
Southeast Texas Disaster Assistance and Crisis Response Services through Region 5 Education Service Center is offering assistance with identifying needs and resources as well as referrals for available disaster assistance resources and crisis counseling for those struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Call 409-951-1771 for more information.
If you are in need of assistance repairing/rebuilding your home please visit our website at www.nehemiahsvisionrecovery.org and click on the GET HELP tab or call our office at (409) 617-1038.
Hurricane Harvey recovery
Were you affected by Hurricane Harvey? Do you need assistance with a recovery plan, including home repairs? Do you have unmet or basic needs because of flooding? Contact the Tri-County Disaster Rebuild SETX Case Management Team. Case managers are ready to work with you to begin addressing your recovery needs. Call 409-241-9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CASA informational meeting
The second Tuesday of each month, CASA holds an information meeting to answer questions on how to become a CASA representative. The meetings are at 6 p.m. at the CASA office located at 2120 Gloria Drive in Orange. To reserve a seat, call 409-886-2272.
Youth Summer Programs Offered by AgriLife Extension
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Orange County will be offering several programs for youth this summer. The registration for the programs will be online at orange.agrilife.org and you will select the tab for the program interested in. If you do not have computer access, please call the AgriLife office the day registration opens. Classes fill up quickly so do not wait to register.
Starting in June we will have our Youth Cooking Camp for ages 8-14, June 11-15th, 10 a to 2 pm. The Youth will be cooking 8 recipes a day for 3 day then will have a food challenge on the 4th day and awards on Friday. Cost is $45 per child, limited scholarships available. Cooking camp is limited to 60 youth. Registration opens online May 1st.
The 3rd Annual Michael Hoke Memorial Outdoor Awareness for Kids is Free with lots of Fun, food and nature will be held June 21st at Claiborne West Park, 9 am to 2 pm. Deadline to register is June 8th online or by calling the AgriLife office.
Registration for July classes will open online June 1st. July will start with Good Table Manners, “Please” and “Thank you” along with Etiquette, this will be a three day class held July 16th-18th, 9 am to 1 pm, Cost is $10 per child with lunch provided. Open to ages 8-18. Youth Canning Class will be held July 19th, 9 am to 2 pm for ages 8-14. Cost will be $25 per child. They will be canning strawberry jam and making homemade bread. Next class will be Sewing 101 for beginners only, July 23rd-25th, 9 am to 2 pm, cost is $20 per person, kids will bring their own lunch and drink.
The last program for the summer will be Clover Kids Camp for ages 5-8, July 31st-August 2nd, 1 pm to 4 pm cost will be $25 per person. The youth will have hands on cooking, sewing, robotics and science. If you have any questions about our summer programs, please feel free to contact the AgriLife office at 409-882-7010.
Orange County senior citizens meeting
Orange County senior citizens are meeting on the 2nd Monday every month at 9:30 a. m. at Salvation Army Bldg. on corner of MLK and Highway 90 in Orange. Bingo, Prizes, Pot luck Lunch. All are invited to attend. For more information please call, Dermal at 730-5722.
NAACP meet at 7 p.m., every fourth Thursday, at the WOCCISD Administration Building located at 902 West Park Ave. in Orange. All are encouraged to attend and join. To join, contact Franklin Gans at 409-221-8438.
Friends of the Bridge City Public Library meeting
Friends of the Bridge City Public Library meets once a month on the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Join today for only $5 per year. As a member of the Friends you can help with fundraisers, the summer reading program, decorate Library for the holidays, scrapbook events from the year and Bayou Buddy Storytime.
OC Texas AgriLife collecting UPC labels
We’re collecting UPC labels for our Youth Cooking Camp. Please join Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s H.O.P.E. Committee (Helping On Purpose Everyday) by collecting Best Choice UPC Labels from your local Market Basket. We appreciate your support! Labels can be dropped off at the AgriLife Office 11475 Farm to Market Road 1442 in Orange or call, (409) 882-7010.
Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas will host the 7th Annual Clay Shoot with proceeds to benefit Children’s Programs. Sponsorships and teams are being accepted now. The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Tickets are available at www.sccset.org
Saturday, May 12
Depot Day, the annual fundraiser for the Friends of the Orange Depot, will be held Saturday, May 12, 12-5 p.m., on the grounds of the depot and will feature trackless train rides, a balloon specialist, face painting, photo booth, small dog contest called Dog Day Afternoon, a band, entertainment by Little Cypress Middle School singers, special Mexican Folk dancing and food booths. Entry forms and other info for the dog show are on the website, www.orangetxdepot.org.
Monday, May 14
OC Retired Teachers meeting
The Orange County Retired Teachers Association will hold its final meeting of the 2017-2018 year on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street, Orange, TX. The program will consist of Installation of Officers for the 2018-2020 term, and a review of plans for the upcoming year. Then we will end the year with a covered dish luncheon. Guests are welcome.
Thursday, May 17
Honoring Pinehurst PD
Innovative air solutions and Granger Chevrolet will host a barbeque honoring Pinehurst Police Department, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 2497 MLK Drive in Orange. The event is to show support to the Pinehurst Police Department and provide essential gear for their officers. Link plates are $8 each.
Texas Red Hot Flashers meeting
Read Hatters group Texas Red Hot Flashers will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Old Orange Cafe on Division Street in Orange. Birthday ladies are Jacque Phelps as Lady Lady Bug and Mae Moleski as Duchess Mae. We are all wishing our Queen Helen best of health.
Friends of the Orange Depot meeting
The regular meeting of the board of directors and volunteers of the Friends of the Orange Depot will be held on Thursday, May 17, at the Orange Train Depot Museum, 1210 Green Avenue, in Orange. Anyone interested in getting involved with the project is encouraged to attend the bi-monthly meeting. Refreshments are served at 5 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be reports from the Museum Committee and the Depot Day Committee.
Meet and Greet the Candidates
Orange County Democratic Party is hosting a Meet and Greet the Candidates from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Robert’s Meat Market and Steakhouse located at 3720 West Park Ave. in Pinehurst. Texas Senate candidate Shirley Layton, Orange County Commissioner Pct. 2 candidate Deborah Mitchell and Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Gail Barnett will be meeting and greeting the people of Orange County.
Saturday, May 19
Shootout on the Sabine
The City of Orange and Visitors Bureau will be hosting the fifth Annual “Shootout on the Sabine” DSRA Drag Boat Races May 19-20 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the City of Orange Boat Ramp. There will be no charge to attend the event. In an effort to promote tourism, the event will include 50 to 60- racers from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Depending on the classification, speeds of more than 100 mph are possible. Food, drink and adult beverage vendors will be on site serving a variety of items. A children’s activity area will also be available on site. Live entertainment by Jamie Talbert and the Band of Demons will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the boat ramp. No pets and no coolers will be allowed. For more information call (409) 883-1011 or online at www.orangetexas.org.