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Community Announcements & Event Schedules..

Calendar of Events.................

Jan. 1 - New Year's Day (Thursday)
Jan. 12 - BC Chamber Banquet
Jan. 24 - Orange Mardi Gras Krewe Ball
Feb. 1 - Super Bowl 49 in Arizona
Feb. 7 - Orange Mardi Gras Parade


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Senior FREE Computer Class, Friday January 30th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Lamar State College – Orange Wilson Building Room 133. Please contact Joanie Tandberg at 882-3321 or email Joanie.Tandberg@lsco.edu

The Lutcher Theater will present THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY Friday, January 23, 2015 with two performances at 9:30 and 11:30 AM. A Lutcher Incredible Kids Event presentation, tickets are $4 for this one-hour show and are available by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 409-886-5535.

On January 31st at the VFW in Orange, there will be a benefit to help raise money for medical expenses for Sam Bilbo. We will have four bands. Matt Wiegand will open the event at noon. Lee Pelly will start at 3pm. Three legged dawg will begin at 6pm, and finally Crossroads will close the day of music starting at 9pm. There will be auctions in between each band. There will be sport memorabilia along with local community donations, etc. We will deliver plate a minimum of four plates please. We will be serving brisket, chicken, boudain, potato salad, dirt rice and beans. Any local donations will be greatly appreciated. To order a lunch or dinner please call 409 920-6608. Please call no later than Thursday at 7pm. We will also have washer tournament registration begins at 2pm starts at 3pm. Dart tournament registration at 4:30 starts at 5:30. Also a pool tournament registration at 6pm starts at 7pm. Shuffle board and foosball tournaments times to be announced during the benefit.

The 1-27-15 agendas for the Orange Economic Development Corporation meeting and the Orange City Council meeting are now online at www.orangetexas.net.

Huddle Up for Life Foundation Fundraiser at Cotton’s Cay, 8379 Hwy 87N on Saturday, January 24th beginning at 12:30pm. BBQ Plates to be sold by The Hut starting at 12:30 Pool Tournament sign up starts at 2pm, tournament starts at 3pm Karaoke Contest Finals at 7pm Live music by Larry Tillery, Aneaus, Keith Kire, Creole Cooking, and more Auction, 50/50, Door Prizes and Raffles throughout the day/evening Please come and support a very worthy cause. For more information on the foundation please visit www.huddleupforlife.com

Pond Management Seminar, January 27,2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Texas AgriLife Extension Auditorium, 1225 Pearl Street, Suite 200, Beaumont, Texas. (Brick Building on the corner of Franklin & Pearl Streets) Pre Registration Cost -$20. SPEAKER is Dr. Peter Woods. RSVP and Registration due by January 23. (409) 835-8461

Little Cypress Elementary School Beautification Project: Community volunteers are needed to help with the first phase of a project to enhance the grounds of Little Cypress Elementary School. Work will begin at Little Cypress Elementary on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00am until 2:00pm. This is an Eagle Scout Project led by Scout Chris Bilbo of BSA Troop 62. Volunteers are encouraged to bring tools such as gloves, spaded shovels and wheelbarrows.  Lunch will be provided for the volunteers, for more information please contact Chris Bilbo by email: cwright1@gt.rr.com or telephone him at 409-882-9972. 

Bridge City Project Graduation would like to invite you to Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse in Mid County on Monday, January 26, 2015, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Come out and support our high school seniors and help raise money for a Safe Graduation Night. Please let the cashier know that you are there to support Bridge City Project Graduation and we will receive 10% of all items sold that night.

The Orange Rotary Club is honored to present An Evening of Classical Music with Francesco Attesti and Matteo Galli. Francesco Attesti is an Italian pianist of international acclaim. The epitome of Francesco’s collaborative work to date is his performance with the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague, performing the European premiere of “Chiavi in Mano” by the Pulitzer Prize winning composer Yehudi Wyner. Francesco is a Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Rotary Club Cortona Valdichiana, District 2071 in Italy. Matteo Galli is the chief organist at the St. Maria presso St. Satiro Basilica in Milan, where he is also the artistic supervisor and where he attends to the musical and concert planning furthered directly by the Basilica or in relationship with the most important musical Authorities of Milan. Together, in 2007, these two published the first recording of Verdi’s Requiem, transcribed for piano and organ, on the “Le Voci della Citta” label. The benefit concert will be at the First Presbyterian Church in Orange, Texas on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at the office of Steirman, Whitfield & Co. All proceeds from the concert will go towards the Orange Rotary Club’s community service projects.

Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the Bridge City ISD School Board Trustee Regular Election ballot may be filed at the Bridge City ISD Administration Building, 1031 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City, Texas during the following time: Start Date: January 28, 2015 – February 27, 2015. Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m./Monday-Friday. February 27 only-hours will be 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This year marks an exciting change for Hearts for the Arts as the Southeast Texas Arts Council partners with the Lutcher Theater to bring a night of art entertainment and appreciation. The two organizations have long been allies in the effort to bring professional theater not only to the city of Orange, Texas, but also to the county at large, Hardin, Jefferson and beyond. Representing a perfect fit for both parties, perhaps the most surprising thing is that this has not happened sooner. Hearts for the Arts, now in its eighth year, will once again recognize those in our community who have tirelessly and generously promoted the arts and humanities. Though the event has become well known for its quirky characters and parodies, this year the evening's entertainment will be left in the capable hands of Pascal Rioult and his dance company, RIOULT Dance NY. Pascal Rioult is a former principal Martha Graham dancer, for whom Graham created the central role (Death Figure) in her ballet Eye of the Goddess. Since starting his own company, RIOULT Dance NY in 1994, Rioult has dedicated his energies to developing his own choreographic style and nurturing a robust ensemble of dancers. This Valentine's Day, celebrate the ones who make our community great with Hearts for the Arts, and experience the passion of Ravel's Bolero (and many other works,) with the unique style and romance of RIOULT Dance NY. Tickets are $65 and gain entrance to both events. Tickets can be purchased at www.lutcher.org. Call 409-835-2787 for information. The Lutcher Theater is located at 707 Main Ave, Orange, TX 77630.

A Dementia Care Givers Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Drive, Orange. The meetings are in the Brother Sun room in the Canticle Building. For those who cannot meet during the day, there is a meeting the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

EL MINA SHRINERS Mardi Gras/Valentines dance: Come join El Mina Shriners and dance to the popular NA NA SHA Show Band from Gonzales, LA. Saturday, February 14th 8:30 pm until 12 midnight at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center, located on FM 1442. Doors will open to the public at 7:30 pm. No beverages are sold at the Expo center. Therefore, you must bring your own drinks and snacks. Coolers are welcome but must be kept under your table. Ice and cups will be furnished. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Mike Kelly at 409-886-7729 or Pierre DeLaFosse at 409-883-8568 or at the door. Tickets are $30.00 per couple. Everyone is welcome.

Area residents are invited to join members of New Anointing Church at 7 pm., Friday, January 30th for an old-fashioned gospel singing. This is an open-mic singing, so please bring your favorite gospel song on tape and/or CD or bring your musical instruments or you can have musicians play for you. If you just want to come and listen to some good music... Come on you will be blessed!!! This will be an evening of worship and praise, lifting up the name of JESUS. The church is located at 10681 N. Hwy 87 (about 7 miles on left from Northway Shopping Center). For more information, call 746-9515. Start the New Year off right giving praise the to the King of Kings.

Come join us on February 7, 2015 at 6:00p.m. for the 12th Annual Mardi Gras Krewe of Krewe’s Grande Parade as we celebrate “Mardi Gras Rocks”. A traditional Mardi Gras Parade with illuminated floats, decorated trailers and Krewe members tossing beads, cups and trinkets to enthusiastic spectators. The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to stay in our hotels and enjoy Historical Downtown and the spirit of Mardi Gras. Beginning at 7:30p.m. there will be a concert by Jamie Bergeron and the Kicking Cajuns at the City of Orange Boardwalk and Pavilion. Food and beverage vendors will be at the event(No dogs, No pets, No coolers). Parade applications are available at www.orangetexaschamber.org or (409) 883-3536.

The Orange Blossom Dancers hold a ladies' dance class every Monday at the Salvation Army Gym from 6:00-7:30 pm. The classes are free except for a $2 donation to the Salvation Army. Beginning October 6 a new beginner class is being offered. Even if you have never taken a dance class, come and learn the basic steps and simple line dances. For more information call Dayle Gunn-Weatherford at 313-0306.

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