Community Calendar for Wednesday, January 9th, through, Monday, January 14th, 2019

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Community Calendar for Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 through, Monday, January 14th. To add your upcoming group event, email the Orange Leader at least two weeks in advance t0 Put “Community Calendar” in the subject line.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Golden K Kiwanis meeting

Golden K Kiwanis, a non-profit organization for those 60 years and above, meets 9:30-10:30 a.m. each Wednesday in the Salvation Army Building, 1950 MLK Drive in Orange.  A speaker and coffee are always offered, and the public is welcomed to attend. This week the speaker will be the new director of the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur, Thomas Neal, a former administrator at Lamar State College-Port Arthur.  He will discuss the book, “Betting, Booze, and Brothels,” by Wanda A. Landry and Laura C. O’Toole, regarding Vice, Corruption, and Justice in both Jefferson and Orange Counties, from Spindletop to the 1960s, written in 2006.


Thursday, Jan. 10

FOOD meeting

The first meeting of the board and volunteers of the Friends of the Orange Depot will be held on Thursday, January 10, at 5:30 p.m., with a reception at 5 p.m. at the Depot, 1210 Green Avenue in Orange. Volunteers are encouraged to come and learn about the plans for 2019. This will be the first bi-monthly meeting that will be held on the SECOND Thursday of the month, rather than the third.

Following the meeting, a dinner will be held there for members and their guests to celebrate the New Year and the accomplishments of the organization during the past year. 


Saturday, Jan. 12

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.


Monday, Jan. 14

OC Retired Teachers meeting

The next meeting of the Orange County Retired Teachers will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street in Orange. Our planned speaker is Falon Foster, with the Orange Country Agricultural Extension Agency. She has spoken before and always gives us loads of information we can use. We are trying something new this Spring. The January meeting will feature a Theme, “Baby, Its Cold Outside,” with a variety of soups and sides for lunch. The hostesses are Carolyn Williams, Glenda Dixon, Elzora Anderson, Ann Quarles, and Evera Enard, who will serve us. They will take care of everything, and all we have to do is show up to enjoy! This will be a treat! I hope you can join us for this interesting presentation and a special meal! Guests are welcome!


Taste of the Bayou

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Taste of the Bayou starting at 6 p.m. at the Bridge City Elementary School. The cost is $15 per person and a sponsored table of eight is $160. It is a family-friendly event open to the public. There will be live music from the Gulf Coast Playboys Band and you can also vote for your favorite “Taste of the Bayou.” For more information or to purchase tickets contact the BC Chamber at (409) 735-5671.