Communtiy Events 9/19-9/24

Published 6:50 pm Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fresh Start to a Healthier You!

Better Living for Texans a part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Orange County invites you to join us for A Fresh Start to a Healthier You series. You will learn tips on saving money at the grocery store, food safety, and meal planning. We will be meeting at the Raymond Gould Community Center 385 Claiborne Street in Vidor once a week on Thursdays for four weeks, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, dates are September 27, October 4, 11, and 18. This program is free and available to everyone. Please contact, Tommy Byers, 409-882-7010 for additional information or to sign up.



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.


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 409-697-0380.


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!!


Crisis Counseling Program

Southeast Texas Disaster Assistance and Crisis Response Services through Region 5 Education Service Center are 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.



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 the corner of MLK and Highway 90 in Orange. Bingo, Prizes, Potluck 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 meeting 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.


Thursday, Sept. 20

Labor FLSA for Restaurants

Lamar University Small Business Development Center is holding Labor FLSA for Restaurants Seminar from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 20 located at 5091 Rolfe Christopher Drive in Beaumont. Cost is $25. Register for seminars online at


Ribbon Cutting

Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting at Shae’s Beauty Bar at 4 p.m. at 2496 MLK Jr. Drive Suite A in Orange.


Financial Aid Night

West Orange-Stark High School will hold a Financial Aid Night Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Parents and students are invited to attend this important informational meeting regarding financial aid.  Lamar State College-Orange will share information regarding several financial aid options.

Appointments will also be scheduled to complete the FAFSA.

The meeting will be held in the West Orange Stark-High School Senior Cafeteria.



Saturday, Sept. 22


A benefit for Amanda and Matt Browning will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the K of C Hall, next to St. Henry’s Church at 770 Ave. A in Bridge City. Matt was recently diagnosed with Endocarditis. He is a volunteer firefighter with Bridge City Fire and Rescue and an Orange County ESD#2 Commissioner. The benefit is organized with the help of the Knights of Columbus, Evy Benson, and Bridge City Fire and Rescue. Barbecue plates will be sold for $10 and will consist of meat, baked beans, dirty rice, and a roll. Activities will include a 50/50 raffle, bake sale, bunny pictures with Schuff’s Home for Abandoned Bunnies and live music provided by John Cessac and the Texas Outlaws. For more information, contact Evy Benson at 409-617-3365.


Women of Steel

The “Women of Steel” will be hosting an event in support women elected officials and candidates running on the Texas ballot in the upcoming November election.  The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the United Steel Workers Union hall located at 2490 S 11th Street in Beaumont.



Mon., Sept. 24

Crochet Class

Crochet Class at 6:30 p.m. at Orange First Church of the Nazarene, 3810 M.L.K. Jr. Drive in Orange. The class is in the Dining Room behind the church. (Left side of the building)

Please bring a skein of Sports Weight yarn and a G hook. We are working on squares to be assembled into an afghan. You may keep your squares or donate them back. Donated squares will be assembled and donated to a local charity in December.

The class is free and open to the public. Knitters welcomed. For more information, contact Dawn through the Orange First Church of the Nazarene Facebook page.