Community Calendar October 6th – October 12th, 2018

Published 11:53 am Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday, Oct. 6

Seeing is Believing

A 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.


Mon., Oct. 8

OC Retired Teachers Association meeting

The next meeting of the Orange County Retired Teachers Association will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018, at 10:30 am at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street, Orange, TX. Because the church will be preparing for the holiday festival, we will meet in the sanctuary. Our guest speaker will be Texas Representative Dade Phelan, who will update us on the upcoming Legislative Session. We are all concerned about issues regarding our health Insurance and the need to protect our defined benefits retirement plan, as well as issues facing Texans today.  Guests are welcome.


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 (ofcnazarene) Facebook page.


Tuesday, Oct. 9

Ribbon Cutting

Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting at Shangri La located at 2111 West Park Ave. in Orange, at 5:30 p.m.


Fire Prevention Open House

City of Orange Fire Department will host Fire Prevention Open House from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. the Central Fire House located at 501 7th Street in Orange. Activities include firehouse tours, kids agility course, hot dogs and drinks as well as giveaways. For additional information, contact the City of Orange Fire Department at 409-883-1050.


Mystery Writing in OCCWG

The Orange County Christian Writers Guild is meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and we hope to see you at our new location at the City of Orange Neighborhood Facility Community Room, located at 303 N. 8th Street, Orange, Texas.  Park in the front parking lot and go thru the double glass doors.  Then just walk straight into the room thru the next double doors.  Please call 409 988-2588 for any questions.  Or you can email


Wednesday, Oct. 10

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. Initiation of local 2018-19 officers and committee members will take place on a special induction. Dr. Arlene Turkel, a professor at Lamar State College-Orange, will give information about the literary and artistic anthology she heads, and the opportunity for Golden K members to submit items. Accompanying her will be a recruiter of senior citizens for LSC-O, supplying up-to-date information about senior groups.


Thursday, Oct. 11

Board of Directors of the Friends of the Orange Depot meeting

The bi-monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Orange Depot will be held at 5 p.m., reception, 5:30 p.m. meeting, at the Orange Train Depot Museum, 1210 Green Avenue in Orange.

Starting this month, the meetings will be held on the SECOND Thursday every other month.  New volunteers are always welcome to attend and work on current fall projects. The museum committee is encouraging more participation as we move forward on the design and implementation of the museum exhibits.   A community building, the depot is available for reasonable rates for meetings and special events by contacting Depot Manager Rose Simar at 409-330-1576.



Friday, Oct. 12

October Junk Days and Coleman Peveto BBQ Cook-Off

Join the Mauriceville Heritage Association the second weekend of October for a fun-filled Friday evening and Saturday. Friday night, starting at 5 p.m. at 7441 Cohenour Road will feature live music by Bronco Jr. under the pavilion as well as a non-Non-Sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off (local backyard teams are welcome) BBQ plates will be available and some vendors will be set up. BBQ plates will be available for lunch deliveries or pick up. For questions about the Market vendors or Cook-Off Teams may call or text 409.659.3998 / applications are available at