Community Briefs for the 18th Week of 2019

Published 4:13 pm Saturday, April 27, 2019

Community Briefs for the 18th Week of 2019. To add your event to the briefs, send an email to, include “briefs” in the subject line

LCM Education Foundation Legacy 5K Fun Run/Walk

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Education Foundation, Inc., invites the community to the “Legacy 5k Color Run/Walk,” on May 11. Entry for adults is $30 and children under 12, $20.

This is a fun, family event intended to raise money to support grants provided by the Foundation for its “Grant to Educators” program. The grants provide funds for enrichment experiences and materials to enhance the educational experience of students throughout the LCM District.

It is called the Legacy 5K because it will start and finish in Legacy Park, the wooded area surrounding the big bear next to the LCM Administration Office, 6586 FM 1130, in Orange. For more information, contact the Foundation at, or call 409-883-2232 extension 3. You can also sign up online through the Foundation’s Facebook page.


FREE Mayhaw Berries

 The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the mayhaw trees at the chamber are full of ripening berries.  They will continue to ripen for the next couple of weeks.  The Chamber invites the community to help themselves to the ripe berries while they last.  The trees are located next to the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce at 150 W. Roundbunch Road, Bridge City.  For more information, call 409-735-5671.


2019 Tour of Gardens

Orange County Master Gardeners 2019 Tour of Gardens is 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. Tour nine beautiful gardens in the Orange and Bridge City area. Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased at Orange County AgriLife Ext. office by Friday. It is located at 11475 FM 1442, Orange or call 409-882-7010. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of tour at any of the nine gardens.



The Cajun French Music Association of LA Inc. Gulf Coast Cajun Chapter is giving two scholarship awards again this year to two Orange County High School Seniors. Please see your school counselor for the applications and instructions. They must be returned no later than May 10, 2019. Return them to the address on the bottom of the application.


Crawfish Boil Cookoff

Peggy’s Place will host a Crawfish Boil Cookoff on Saturday, May 18 to benefit Toys for Tots. Door prize donations needed. If you would like to make a donation or participate, call Peggy at 409-886-1115


Book Sale 

The Gamma Upsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa teacher honorary sorority will hold a huge book sale on May 3 from 6-7 p.m. and May 4 from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. at First Methodist Church, 501 N. Main Street in Vidor.

The sale will offer hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents, and some plants and garage sale items.  Proceeds provide a scholarship to aid a young person in obtaining a degree in education.


Local Beekeeping Event

The Beaumont area Beekeepers Group will be putting on their annual free beekeeper’s event 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 5446 Beaumont Drive in Kountze, Texas. This event called SpringSting is free to the public and all area beekeepers (donations can be made to assist the group). If you plan to attend, please bring PPE as there will be many events where the bees may become a little excited, also bring lawn chairs.


10th Annual Golf Tournament

Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament is May 6 with morning registration at 7 a.m. GOACC will donate a percentage of Net Proceeds to the Non-Profit of the Year Recipient, Gulf Coast Cajuns Chapter. For more information, help with registering or becoming a sponsor contact Lauren at the GOACC at 409-883-3536 or


Anger Management Classes

Wells of Agape is holding Anger Management Classes start from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at Life Church Orange located at 18389 Hwy. 62 in Orange (near State Hwy. 62 and Hwy. 105 intersection) Requirement to receive a Certificate of Completion is $30 per person, cash only and covers all three nights. Must be paid prior to first class. One must attend all three Tuesday classes to receive the certificate. To register or more information, visit and select Services Tab or call or text Donna Wells at 4099-221-5425. Or text your name and the class you wish to pre-register for at the same number. If no answer, leave a message or text


Senior Citizen Rally Day 50th Anniversary Celebration

We invite all Senior Citizens to join us for our red carpet event in celebration of our Golden Era of Health Senior Citizen 50th Anniversary Rally Day Tuesday, May 14th, at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Committee on Aging are celebrating Hollywood style so feel free to put your fancy clothes and celebrate with us. The doors will open at 9 am for our Seniors to visit over 40 health vendor booths followed by bingo, many door prizes, photo booth, free lunch and live music entertainment. The celebration will end at 1 p.m. Please bring all unused eye glasses to donate the Lions Eye Bank of Texas.


BC Public Library Seeking Donations

The Bridge City Public Library is having our annual Summer Reading Program, “2019 Universe Stories.” The Texas Reading Club is designed to encourage youth to read for pleasure and to promote library usage. The library is asking local patrons and businesses for help donating to our program. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Deadline for donations is May 31. The library will mention all our donors in our local newspaper after the Grand Finale in July 2019. If you have any questions, call Kelle Miller at 409-735-4242.


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 May 7 and May 21. There is a $10 materials fee. Childcare is not provided. To register call 409-727-6400 or email


Judge James B. Scales Memorial Golf Tournament

The Bridge City Chamber will hold the Judge James B. Scales Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 26, 2019, at Babe Zaharias Golf Course in Port Arthur.  Tee time is 8 a.m. for this four-person scramble. The cost is $60 per player which includes green fees, cart, beverages, food, and door prizes. Mulligans may be purchased for $5 each with a limit of two per player.     Hole sponsorships in the form of tee box signs are available for $100 each. All proceeds go to the Bridge City Chamber and Historical Museum formerly the Prairie View Teacherage. For more information or to register, call the chamber at (409) 735-5671 or Golf Tournament Chairman Jerry Jones at (409) 735-6801.  Registration forms can be found on the chamber’s website:



Orange County Radio Control Club meets each Tuesday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the club’s airfield located at 10623 Farm to Market Road 1442 in Orange. Guests are welcome as long as club members are present. Learn more about building and flying remote-controlled airplanes with other enthusiasts.


Sack Lunch Fundraiser

Sack Lunch Fundraiser to benefit Orange County Special Angels Rodeo will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Farmer’s Mercantile, 702 West Division Street in Orange.

Lunches include link or boudin, chips, bottled water, and a dessert for $8 each. Extra links or boudin will be $4 each. Deliveries will be available ion Orange County, Beaumont, Port Arthur or Mid-County for pre-orders of 10 or more lunches.



GOALS (Greater Orange Area Literacy Services) is interested in replacing several spots on the Board due to some who have moved or plan to move.  The mission of GOALS is to help those in Orange County who are unable to read to learn to read, to assist ESL (English as a Second Language) students with the learning of English, and to provide tutoring 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.  The GOALS office may be contacted at 409.886.4311 and asking for Rhonda Powell, Director.  Powell also can give guidelines for those wishing to volunteer to tutor or possibly secure a spot on Board. 


Hand Quilting Demonstration

Thrift and Gift Shop holds a free Hand Quilting demonstration from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., every Tues. and Thurs. at 350 South 37th Street in Orange (located in the old Salk School). For more information call 409-886-7649.


Noon Lion’s Club meeting

Noon Lion’s Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Domino’s Meeting/Party room located at 2107 MacArthur Drive in Orange.


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.