Community Calendar and Briefs 9.1-9.6.18

Published 10:12 am Wednesday, September 5, 2018


The Greater Orange Area Literacy Services (GOALS) is now offering Reading, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Graduate High School Education (GED) tutoring to all adults 16 and older at no cost.  Volunteer tutors are willing to meet once or twice a week at various locations.

Please telephone the GOALS office at 409-886-4311 and ask for Rhonda to register.  You may email the office of GOALS at


Orange County Ranchers Roundup

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County is having an Orange County Ranchers Roundup on September 18, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Extension office on Hwy 1442.  The speaker will be Dr. Mike Meaux, DVM, Southwest LA Veterinary Clinic.  He will be addressing Cattle Health and Nutrition in Southeast Texas & Southwest Louisiana.  2 CEU’s offered to licensed pesticide holders.  There will be door prizes and a 52 card drawing for a new shotgun.  Dinner will be provided.  Please call the Extension office at 409-882-7010 to register.


Do Well Be Well with Diabetes

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County is having a free Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Series.  This is a 5-week series on every Monday in October (Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Join us in learning how to prevent and control your type 2 diabetes, eat healthy and much more.  Please attend all of the classes to get the full educational benefit.  The classes will be located at the Extension Office on 1442 in Orange.  Call the Extension office at 409-882-7010 to reserve your spot in the class.


Anger Management Classes

Wells of Agape is holding Anger Management Classes from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 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.


Cancelled meetings

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 has cancelled their September 3rd meeting and the auxiliary has cancelled theirs for September 4th so members can enjoy the Labor Day extended weekend with family and friends.  The next meetings will be Post-September 17th and the auxiliary-September 18th.  Both meetings will take place at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North.


VFW Auxiliary Garage Sale

Orange VFW Auxiliary Post 2775 will host their fall garage sale on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North(5303 N. 16th St) from 7 am until 2 pm.  Vendors will be able to set up on Friday, October 12th from 5 to 8 pm.  Rental for tables and/or space is $10 each.  Reservations can be made by sending a check for the proper amount to: MARY SNAPP; 29 SANDRA LANE; ORANGE, TX 77632.  For further information contact Mary between 10 am and 5 pm at 409-658-5423


Rachael Ware Benefit

Childs Ace Hardware will host a benefit for Rachael Ware who was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in March of this year. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or we sell out, on Saturday, Sept. 8, we will sell plate lunches for $10. The plates will consist of leg quarters, links, potato salad, and beans. We are pre-selling tickets at the store as well as that day.


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.


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!!


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.


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. Tickets are $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.


Saturday, Sept. 1

Seeing is Believing

Selected group of pictures $1, shoes (boots excluded) $1, men’s and women’s blouses, shirts and pants $1, lingerie $1, coats and jackets $1, children’s clothes 50 cents. Bargain Room has some new donations. Next First Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Oct. 6, will include outdoor sales. Rent a space for $10. Thrift and Gift is located at 350 37th Street in Orange. For more information call 886-7649.

BBQ Benefit

BBQ Benefit for Riley Carter and family will be held from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at VFW Post 2775 located at 5303 North 16th Street in Orange. Riley experienced a stroke due to blood clots in his brain on June 30 while doing what he loved – fishing with his dad. He was airlifted to Texas Children’s Hospital, where he has been in Cardiovascular Intensive Care ever since. Riley has had two open heart surgeries since July 26 and had an LVAD and pacemaker placed on August 1. All funds raised will go towards the expenses associated with Riley’s hospitalization and recovery.


Wednesday, Sept. 5

Golden K Kiwanis meeting

Golden K Kiwanis meets every Wed. from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Salvation Army Building, corner of MLK and Strickland, across from the Shell and fire station.  The public is welcome to attend, and coffee is always served. Pat Gibbs will speak about harsh realities of Identity Theft.


OC Parkinson Awareness support Group meeting

Orange County Parkinson Awareness support Group will have its regular support group meeting on Wednesday September 5, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church Hall, 4300 Meeks Dr., Orange, Texas. Please contact Wanda Simar at 409- 779-2558 or Ella Guillory at 409-886-4877 for more information.


Thursday, Sept. 6

Breakfast Connection

Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Breakfast Connections at 7:30 a.m. hosted by Bill Clark Pest Control at Orange Train Depot Museum at 409 11th Street in Orange.


OC Democratic Meeting

Orange County Democratic party would like to invite everyone to our monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Tuffy’s Eatery, 11261 Hwy. 12 in Mauriceville. Come and sit down with your fellow democrats to learn about all the stuff we have coming up, learn about our AMAZING candidates, and hear what we are doing to ensure the Orange County Democratic party has a bright future. We will also be thanking our wonderful volunteers for all their hard work and dedication to the party. We will also be having a postcard party during this meeting so bring your artistic side. All needed supplies will be provided. Appetizers will be provided.