Community Calendar and Briefs 7.27.18

Published 7:07 am Saturday, July 28, 2018

Blue Star Gold Star mother’s search

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 Auxiliary is looking for Orange County Blue Star and/or Gold Star Mothers.  The Auxiliary President and Americanism Chairman are hoping to compile a list for an upcoming recognition program at a later date.  All information will be kept in strictest confidence.  If you fall under one of these categories, please either call or email the information to one of the following…we would be glad to take the information over the phone or however convenient.  Please contact one of the following by August 31, 2018 so we may update our records.

Auxiliary President Cathie Duhon; 1716  37th Street in Orange. PH: 409-553-6180;  EMAIL: wjcdduhon@yahoo. com.  OR  Americanism Chairman Jeanette Clark; 3705 Martin St.; Orange, TX 77630;  PH: 409-883-0264 or (that is a lower case L after the c).


Anger Management Classes

Wells of Agape is holding Anger Management Classes from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, at Life Church Orange located at 18389 Hwy. 62 in Orange (near State Hwy. 62 and Hwy. 105 intersection) Requirement to receive a Certificate of Completion is $30 per person, cash only. Must be paid prior to first class. One must attend all three Tuesday classes to receive the certificate. To register or more information, Call Donna Wells at 4099-221-5425. If no answer, leave a message or text.


OC Historical Society meeting

The Orange County Historical Society will have it’s third quarterly program by touring the Cormier Museum in Orange-Field on August 7 starting at 6:30 p.m. The community that became Orangefield made history when oil was discovered there some hundred years ago. The museum has done an amazing job in recreating the boom town that sprang up as a result of this event. Relics from this period full two large buildings. Paul Cormier’s toy collection would fill a medium sized toy store. This is an exhibit that you must see. The museum is located on Hwy 105 just East of the Orangefield school. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The public is invited.


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.


Cajun Comic Relief

Cajun Comic Relief benefiting Stable-Spirit will start at 5:45 p.m., Saturday, August 25, at VFW Post 2775 located at 53093 North 16th Street in Orange. Sponsorships opportunities are available. For more information email

“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.


Hand Quilting Demonstration

Thrift and Gift Shop holds a free Hand Quilting demonstration from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., every Tues. and Thurs. at 350 South 37th Street in Orange (located in the old Salk School). For more information call 409-886-7649.


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 30   Orange
Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

August 6 Port Arthur
Lamar State College – PA


Parenting Class

Wells of Agape is holding a Parenting Class from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 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.


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.


Back to Basics

Join us online for a week of free lessons to improve life by healthy eating, physical fitness, stretching your food dollars, and keeping your food safe! Register now at Courses are available through August.



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 29. Early Bird Tickets will be sold through August 20. 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.


Sunday, July 29

Veteran Recognition Program

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will present a Veterans Recognition Program on at 6:30 p.m. on July 29 the VFW Hall at 5303 North 16th Street (Highway 87 N) in Orange.  The slide show will cover events concerning the Korean War and is open to the public.  For further information, contact John or Jeanette Clark at 883-0264.


Thursday, Aug. 2

Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Breakfast Connection at 7:30 a.m. Hosted by CASA located as 2120 Gloria Drive in Orange.