Community Calendar and Briefs 7.18.18

Published 6:12 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Special Angels Rodeo Link Sale

The Special Angels Rodeo annual sack lunch sale will be Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Farmers Mercantile. This year’s sale will be a little different because you will have the option of a link or boudain. Sack lunches will be $8 each and will include a link or boudain, chips, drink, and a dessert. Extra links or boudain will cost $4 each. Will be served on a bun or tortilla per your choice. Delivery available on pre-orders of 10 or more dinners. Fax your pre-order to 409-883-8476. Pre-orders are accepted until Wednesday, August 15. The sale will be located at Farmer’s Mercantile on 702 West Division Ave. in Orange.

“Getting Better” Grief Group

Best Hospice Care of Texas is holding the “Getting Better” grief group starting at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 – Tuesday, August 28. It will take place at Meadows Church of Christ located at 9195 Dishman Road in Beaumont.


Participants for Scrapbook Study Wanted
If you are 18 years of age or older, you can help The Portal top Texas History improve the way it digitize scrapbooks by participating in a research study examining how patrons prefer scrapbooks to be digitized and represented online. Participants will engage in a paper prototyping exercise that will last no longer than one hour. Those who complete a study session will receive a Portal to Texas History t-shirt (valued at $10) in appreciation of their participation. Those interested in participating can email Shannon Willis at


Texas Master Naturalists training

The Sabine Neches Chapter will be conducting a training session this fall for persons interested in becoming Texas Master Naturalists.  The program is open to all persons interested in learning and playing an active part in conservation. Volunteers will receive a minimum of 40 hours of basic training from educators and specialists from places such as universities, natural resource agencies, nature centers and museums. Training topics include interpretation and management of natural resources, ecological concepts, eco-regions in Texas and natural systems management.  Interested persons can visit for signup information.


Nehemiah’s Vision

We are gearing up for our Summer Volunteers!!! If you are in need of debris clean up please give us a SHOUT!! You can call our office at (409) 617-1038 or visit our website, click the “GET HELP” tab, fill out the form and someone will contact you for more information! Please help us spread the word!!


Run/Walk Series

Sea Rim Striders is holding it’s 2018 Summer Run/Walk Series. Volunteers are needed with prize drawings at end of summer for those who sign up to help! Gatorade, water, pizza and fruit at the finish line for each 5K Run/Walk. Free and open to the public. Schedule for events are listed below:

July 23   Beaumont
Tyrell Park

July 30   Orange
Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

August 6 Port Arthur
Lamar State College – PA


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.


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


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.


Pumpkins and Pearls Fundraising Gala

Wells of Agape is hosting the Pumpkin and Pearls fundraising gala from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 29th. Early Bird Tickets will be sold through August 20th. Early Bird tickets will be $50 and Regular tickets will be $60. This event will be adults only. The guest speaker of the night will be Mayor Larry Spears Jr. Dress code for the event is “after 5” attire. The event will take place at The Garden District located at 7536 Highway 87 N. in Orange. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information visit or call 409-263-0132.



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.


Noon Lion’s Club meeting

Noon Lion’s Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Domino’s Meeting/Party room located at 2107 MacArthur Drive in Orange.


NAACP meeting

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.


Wednesday, July 18

Golden K Kiwanis meeting

Lynae Sanford, Lutcher Theater Managing Director, will present a visual summary of all upcoming shows in the 2018-19 season, along with Marla Gilmore, new Lutcher Marketing Director.  The presentation takes place 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wed., July 18, in the meeting room of the Orange Salvation Army building, corner of MLK and Strickland (Old Hwy. 90). For those attending, Sanford will bring ticket packages of 4 events for purchase, if desired. Coffee will be served.  The public is invited.  Dues for Golden K Kiwanis members are $38 per quarter.  John Clarke of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be in attendance to distribute previously-ordered copies of “The U.S. Flag:  Its Evolution.”

Thursday, July 19

Cuffs and Hoses Blood Drive

Pinehurst Police Department will hold a blood drive in honor of our law enforcement, first responders and fire department. The drive will be located in the courtroom. Hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. This drive will be located at 2493 MLK Drive in Orange.


Saturday, July 21

Citywide Family day

A citywide family day will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Navy Park in Orange. The park is located on Morrell Blvd. in Orange.


Caring for Collections

Learn from the Library and Archive specialists how to care for your personal collections and family mementos. Perfect for all ages. Bring the kids and grandkids to share in preserving family history at 10 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. July 21 at Eunice R. Benckenstein Library and Archive. $25 per family for materials fee.



Orange Community Players is hosting a workday starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21. The workday will be located at 708 W Division Street in Orange.