Community Calendar for Saturday, January 12th till Saturday, January, 19th, 2019

Published 7:04 pm Saturday, January 12, 2019

Community Calendar for Saturday, January 12th till Saturday, January, 19th, 2019. To add your upcoming event, send an email at least two weeks in advance to, be sure to put “community calendar” in the subject line.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Keep Orange Clean

The Litter Squad is postponed for this weekend.


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!


GOALS Board Meeting

The first Board meeting of the new year of GOALS (Greater Orange Area Literary Services) will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the GOALS’ office, 520 W. Decatur in Orange.  The Board members of GOALS have a lot of items to discuss, and the spelling bee plans need to be initiated for this annual GOALS’ fundraiser.  GOALS is interested in replacing several spots on the Board due to some who have moved or plan to move.  If interested in qualifications, please contact Andy Preslar, president of GOALS, by text or phone, at Lamar State College-Orange, 409-882-3357.  The mission of GOALS is to help those in Orange County who cannot read to learn to read, to assist ESL (English as a Second Language) students with the learning of English, and to provide materials for those wishing to take the GED (General Educational Development) equivalency test to obtain a high school diploma.  GOALS is a nonprofit organization founded by Bonnie Hopperton 25 years ago.


Taste of the Bayou

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Tate 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.


Saturday, Jan. 19

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.