Community Briefs for the Second Week of 2019

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Community Briefs for the Second Week of 2019. To add your group recurring event, email the Orange Leader at Put “Community Briefs” in the subject line.


Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

Orange First Church of the Nazarene is holding a Chili Cook-Off and Cobbler fundraiser at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3810 Martin Luther King Jr Drive in Orange. A variety of chili will be available for judging: Beef, Beef with beans, Other Meat as well as cobblers. Admission by donation to benefit students attending Nazarene Youth Conference.


January Clearance at Thrift and Gift

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 9, Selected garments $1. We have new donations in shop and bargain room to share with all our old customers and hopefully new ones. T & G is open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 350 37th Street in Orange. Turn off Strickland on 37th Street between Sabine Credit Union and Salvation Army Building. Phone 886-7649 for more information.


Blossoming Minds MLK Gala

The Blossoming Minds MLK Gala will be held at 7 p.m. at the Orange County Expo Center with a Dinner/Mixer from 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. The dress code is Shades of Blue and is formal. Guests include Miguel Gobert, Marie Sanders, Jimmy Salter II, Nikki Richard, Brisco Lake, Pa. Demetrius Moffett, CW. Terrie Salter and many more. Tickets are between $27.47-$570.84. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite/impactorange. For more information call Maquettia (Denise) at (409) 330-0807.


Be a Census Taker

Join the 2020 Census team by applying online at 2020 Census jobs provide great pay, flexible hours, weekly pay and paid training. For more information call 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020). The U.S. Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer.


Pete’s Dueling Piano

United Way of Orange County presents Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at VFW Hall on Hwy. 87 in Orange. Auction items and door prize gifts are greatly appreciated. Donors will be recognized on the program if donation received by Jan. 7, 2019. To sponsor or donate auction items or door prizes, please contact United Way of Orange County at 409-883-3591 or email mmcallister@united


Grief Support

Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas offers Spring 2019 Grief Support at its Orange office located at 1502 Strickland Drive Suite 4 in Orange.

Sessions are 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesdays on Jan. 15, Jan 29. Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 12, March 26, April 9, April 23, May 7 and May 21. There is a $10 materials fee. Childcare is not provided. To register call 409-727-7400 or email


Bloomin’ Crazy Plant Fair

The Orange County Master Gardeners are holding their 6th Annual Bloomin’ Crazy Plant Fair Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Cormier Park, 8235 FM 1442, Orangefield. Hundreds of nursery & member-grown plants will be for sale including many varieties of citrus, berries, cold-hardy avocados, fig trees, Texas Superstars, perennials, natives, annuals, house & tropicals along with succulents, lilies and many other hard to find & unusual plants. Plant specialists & members will be available to answer questions and to assist you in selecting your plants. Specialty booths will be set up with unique gardening and craft items. For more information check out  or contact us at if you are interested in being one of our vendors.


Project Gold

Is your child struggling with anxiety, depression or behavioral problems? Did they experience Hurricane Harvey? Project Gold provides evidence-based mental health services for children and adolescents in your area.

We are looking for children ages 5-17 affected by Hurricane Harvey or its aftermath who currently exhibit anxiety, depression and/or behavioral problems. Therapy will be provided using telehealth services (using a Wi-Fi enabled computer or phone) directly in your home. For more information on Project Gold, please contact Hetal Modi at Project Gold is sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.