Community Briefs October 27th-November 3rd, 2018

Published 12:47 pm Saturday, October 27, 2018

OC Historical Society

The Orange County Historical Society will have its last program of the year at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the Orange Train Depot. David Frenzel, the City of Orange fire Chief, will give a slide presentation on the history of the Orange Fire Department. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Fall Fling at the Nazz

Lost and Found Student Ministries is hosting Fall Fling at the Nazz, an 18-hole Disc Golf Tournament at Orange First Church of the Nazarene, 3810 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Orange. Check-in is from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. with a Players Meeting at 9 a.m. Tee Off time is at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. The 18-Holes Double Tournament is open to all. Fees are $40 for Advanced Division and $20 for Novice Division. Fun for the whole family as there will be a bouncy house, a Kids Fun Zone, Corn Hole, games and concessions. To register, go online at

Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance Food Drive

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we are collecting food for our Thanksgiving baskets! Please see items needed below! Please drop off at our location 200 W Roundbunch Road in Bridge City on Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Total Care is partnering up with us to make drop-offs easier for you!!!! Drop off time at Total Care is 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday!

1650 Texas Ave Bridge City
God Bless you all! Lets work together and feed the hungry!!!


Planting Asparagus, Composting, and Recycling Class

The Orange County Master Gardeners Assn. in conjunction with the Field of Plenty will be presenting a fall program on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the Field of Plenty on Wickard St behind Orange Christian Services on planting asparagus, composting and recycling. Dot Chauvin will present a slide presentation on her book “Asparagus Tips”. The Master Gardeners will explain how to “Compost it-Don’t Bag It” and the Trashy Ladies will go over recycling in Orange County. The cost is $20, which includes an autographed copy of Mrs. Chauvin’s book and 2 raffle chances for a composter. Payment will be collected the day of the event at the Field of Plenty gate. Please RSVP by going to and clicking on the registration tab. Call the Extension office at 409-882-7010 if you have any questions.

Special Angels Rodeo Volunteers

Special Angels Rodeo will be at T2 Arena & Event Center located at 3810 Old Peveto Road in Orange. To volunteer, Get VOLUNTEER form:, FORMS TAB, VOLUNTEER
EACH Volunteer must complete, sign and submit all packet pages.

For more information, email; or fill out our contact form:

Orange County Special Angels Rodeo
702 W Division Ave
Orange, Texas 77630

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Intro to Beekeeping class

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in conjunction with the Orange Apiary Committee is having an Intro to Beekeeping class on December 8, 2018 ,from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check-in will be at 8:30 a.m. This is a free class and will cover the topics of: Equipment, Personal Protective Gear, Honey & Hive Production, and Source for Bees. Snacks will be provided. This will be held at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center at 11475 FM 1442, Orange, TX. Please RSVP by November 21, by calling the Extension Office at 409-882-7010.

Haunted School

Deweyville Project Safe Graduation 2019 is hosting Haunted School at 272 Spur Street in Deweyville from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 31. Entry fee is $5.


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

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. 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.

NAACP meeting

NAACP meets 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.