Community Calendar for Wednesday, December 5th to Saturday, December 7th, 2018

Published 10:02 am Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Golden K Kiwanis meeting

Andy Preslar, Director of Reporting and Quality Enhancement Plan at Lamar State College-Orange, will present information regarding GOALS (Greater Orange Area Literacy Services) and the non-profit’s need for tutors and students in the area, as well as the need for additional for funding.  Preslar serves as president of GOALS.  The Golden K meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. each Wed. at the Salvation Army Bldg., MLK and Strickland in Orange.  The public is always invited.  Hot coffee and light refreshments offered.


OC Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group

Orange County Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group will meet at 11:15 a.m. (in line 11:30 a.m.) for our Christmas Social with a Cookie Exchange. The meeting will be at J.B.BBQ Restaurant, 5750 Hwy 90 in Orange. For more information, please contact Wanda Simar 409-779-2558 or Ella Guillory at 409-886-4877.



Thursday, Dec. 6

9th Annual Can Drive

The 9th Annual Can Drive, sponsored by Granger Chevrolet and KOGT will be from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. at Granger Chevrolet. It is to benefit Orange Christian Services and the Salvation Army. For more details call (409) 988-0000 or (409) 886-5648.


Toy Coffee

The annual Toy Coffee Drive hosted by the Service League of Orange is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 602 W. Orange Avenue in Orange. A guided tour and an array of goodies and treats will be served. In the annual tradition, bring a new, unwrapped toy or cash donation to be given to The Salvation Army so all children may have a Merry Christmas.


OCF Party Bridge Group

The Orange County Freinds Party Bridge Group meets for bridge the first Thurs. of each month at 11:30 a.m. for a Dutch Treat Lunch at the Garden District Restaurant on Hwy. 87, across from LCMHS.  Bridge starts at 12 noon.  Cost is $1 to play.  Text Joy, Co-Chair, at 409-670-5026 for more details and to reserve a spot.



Friday, Dec. 7

Christmas Open House

First Presbyterian Church, 902 Green Ave. in Orange, will host its Annual Christmas Open House at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in the Fellowship Hall of the Lutcher Memorial Building. Let’s gather to watch the annual Christmas Parade. Cookies, punch, hot cocoa and popcorn will be served.


Vidor bike night

At James Brown’s Gumbo House many motorcycle clubs will be getting together to raise money to help families in need of Christmas dinner and gifts from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. For more information call (409) 656-8745.


70th Annual Orange Christmas Parade

The Kiwanis Club of Orange presents An Olde World Christmas from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Kiwanis’ trophy presentation, the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and additional festivities from 8pm-10pm at the Orange Riverfront Pavilion. Musical numbers and vendors will be present at the Riverfront.


Saturday, Dec. 8

Heritage House Christmas Open House

The Heritage House Christmas Open House will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday Dec. 9. It will be from 5 p.m.,-7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Step back and experience the spirit of a traditional Victorian Christmas as it was 100 years ago. Celebration will feature a visit with Santa and his Elves, a tour of our festive holiday decorated house, and of course, cookies and punch for the kid in all of us. The event is free for all ages, bring your camera to capture each moment.


Keep Orange Clean

The Litter Squad will cleanup different locations throughout the city on the second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Locations will be determined and posted so that all groups and citizens are aware of and encouraged to attend. Please bring gloves and wear appropriate attire.


Christmas Light Parade

Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will host the Christmas Light Parade at 6 p.m. Bridge City Bank will be showing “The Grinch” on the lawn behind the bank immediately following the parade.


Movie on the Lawn

Movie on the Lawn featuring The Grinch will be shown immediately following the Bridge City Christmas Parade at Bridge City Bank located at 701 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City.


Movie night

Teens Making a Difference, WOS Key Club and WOS Drama Club present Movie night from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.  at WOS High School located at 1400 Newton Street in West Orange. Admission to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas is two non-perishable can goods per person. Concessions will be sold.