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Community Announcements & Event Schedules..

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

Aug. 1-2 OCARC FIshing Tournament
Sept. 1 - Labor Day
Sept. 7 - Grandparents Day
Sept. 22 - Autumn begins
Oct. 31 - Halloween (Friday)
Nov. 2 - Daylight Savings Ends
Nov. 4 - Election Day
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving
Dec. 21 - Winter begins
Dec. 25 - Christmas (Thursday)


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First Baptist Orangefield will be hosting a Garage Sale and BBQ sale on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8-2. We also have booth spaces for rent at the garage sale for at $20.00 and you keep the sale from your booth. The sale will be inside the Family Life Center and is a fundraiser for the children/youth of our church. For more information, or to rent a booth, please contact the church office at 409-735-3113 between 8-5 M-TH and 8-12 Fri.

FUNDRAISER FOR KEITH ATKINS- KEITH has melanoma brain cancer and is starting treatment now. He has two boys Jacob 16 and Colton 15. They will be selling Turkey Legs, Boudain and links JULY 26th from 8 am til 2 pm at the DEWEYVILLE FOUR WAY STOP

Bridge City ISD would like to invite all Parents and Community members to a Community Meeting on Thursday July 31st at Bridge City High School Cafeteria at 6:00 pm. This Community Meeting will be for the discussion of a potential Bond Election for the construction of an Academic, Fine Arts and Athletic Facility as well as renovations to existing facilities. This is an important meeting as we work together to promote the continued success of our students at Bridge City ISD.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is calling all kids to join our 4-H Clover Kids Camp to be held August 7 and 8th from 1pm to 4 pm. The camp is free to kids ages 5 to 8 years of age. You do not have to be a 4-H member to attend. The camp is limited to 50 kids, so register fast by calling the 4-H Office at 882.7010. Activities include beautiful butterflies, fun with penguins, who created what?, The old west, health and fitness, edible art, super scientist, bug mania, animal tracks and safe is safe! Come and have fun and explore the world of 4-H.

What’s Happening Orange County? Dancing, that’s what. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, Orange will join the ranks of cities around the country hosting events for National Dance Day. It will be held 7-9 p.m. at the Riverfront Pavilion in downtown Orange on 5th Street and Division Avenue next to the courthouse annex building. Launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July. Each year there are major events held in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., with smaller events held in communities around the country. This year, Orange will be added to that list. Plans are currently underway as area dance groups are accepting invitations to perform. Besides dances performances by area groups, there will also be the two official National Dance Day routines, which can be learned ahead of time with tutorial videos online at dizzyfeetfoundation.org. Currently there are also plans to do a quick tutorial that day of those dances for those that don’t have access to the videos. The beginner dance even has an adapted version to be done from a chair for those confined to such or just aren’t capable of doing the complete dance John Gray, local choreographer, is also holding rehearsals for a big group number and invites anyone 10 and up to join in. Currently a rehearsal for the number is scheduled for 2-4 p.m., this Sunday, at First United Methodist Church in Orange located at 502 N 6th St, Orange, TX 77630. For more information or to join in performances, contact Penny LeLeux at 409-728-5970 or penny@octx.info.

The Lutcher Theater will have a membership drive for new members on Sunday August 3, at 3 p.m. on the third floor lobby of the theater. Members are encouraged to wear red, white and blue attire as a patriotic theme. Refreshments will be served. The Service Guild is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to support the Lutcher Theater's arts series. Persons interested in volunteering may choose to be involved in one or more committees which represent different aspects of the theater's needs. Membership is open to volunteers 18 years of age or older. Annual dues for members are $10 which is used to support guild activities. If you have any questions, please call 409/886-5535.

Public Hearing for New 5 year Consolidated Plan for the City of Orange. Every 5 years the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the City of Orange to develop a single consolidated plan for the use of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The purpose of the consolidated plan is to require the City to state in one document its plan to pursue these goals for all the community planning and development programs. The Consolidated Plan will serve the following functions: 1. A planning document for the jurisdiction based on input from the general public. 2. An application for federal funds under HUD’s formula grant programs; 3. A strategy to be followed in carrying out HUD programs; and 4. An action plan that provides a basis for assessing performance.Three public hearings are scheduled for the month of August, 2014:Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 5:30 p.m., Orange Housing Authority, 516 Burton Ave.; Thursday, August 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Enrichment Center, 520 Decatur; Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 9:30 a.m., City Council, 520 5th Street. The public is encouraged to submit written comments at any of the public hearings, or to the Community Development Department, 303 N. 8th Street, Orange, Texas, 77630.

Pinehurst Nursing and Rehab will be hosting a blood drive with LifeShare Blood Center at our facility located at 3000 Cardinal in Orange, TX. The drive will be July 31, 2014 from 1pm-4pm. For more information, or to sign up, please call (409) 883-5727.

PUBLIC NOTICE: The City of Orange Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council will meet in a joint session on Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Orange Public Library Annex (Council Chambers) located at 220 North Fifth Street to consider the following: Case No. 14:18: A request by the City of Orange to abandon the 15th Street right-of-way at the south right-of-way line of Interstate Highway 10. Case No. 14:21: A request by the City of Orange to adopt Section 12.1006 (s) Digital On-Premise Signs to the 2000 City of Orange Code of Ordinances. Anyone wishing to be heard on these requests is hereby invited to attend this hearing to voice their opinion either for or against.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will be offering Junior Master Gardener Teacher Leader Training for Orange county elementary school teachers. The one day training will be held August 1st from 10 am to 3 pm at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office , 11475 FM 1442 Orange. Cost of $60 per person includes textbook and lunch. Teachers attending will also earn CEU’s and a $250 incentive from the Orange County Master Gardeners Association. If you are an elementary school that has not received the $250, please contact the Extension office. Registration deadline is July 25. Call the Extension office at 882.7010 to register or for additional information.

New Anointing Church, located at 10681 N. Hwy 87 in Orange, invites you to join in Bible Study at 6pm, every Wednesday. We meet in the fellowship hall at the back of the church. For more information call 746-9515.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is calling all kids to join our 4-H Clover Kids Camp to be held August 7 and 8th from 1pm to 4 pm. The camp is free to kids ages 5 to 8 years of age. You do not have to be a 4-H member to attend. The camp is limited to 50 kids, so register fast by calling the 4-H Office at 882.7010. Activities include beautiful butterflies, fun with penguins, who created what?, The old west, health and fitness, edible art, super scientist, bug mania, animal tracks and safe is safe! Come and have fun and explore the world of 4-H.

LCM PSG 2015 will have monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month, beginning on August 4th at 7p.m. in the LCM high school cafeteria. If the first Monday falls on a holiday, parents will meet on the second Monday of that month. All parents & students are encouraged to participate in this year's calendar of events to benefit the graduation party and to keep them "safe".

The Orange Natatorium is open.  Beginning June 07, 2014 Monday thru Friday; 6a.m. – 8a.m Water aerobics; 8a.m. – 12 p.m. Swim Lessons; 12p.m – 3p.m. Rentals; 3p.m. – 6p.m. Open Swim; 3p.m. – 8p.m. Swim team. Saturday and Sunday: 1p.m-.6p.m. Open Swim. For questions call 883-1032

The Orange Public Library presents its 2014 Summer Reading Program. “Fizz, Boom, Read!” is open to young people, preschool through 6th grade, with programs, story times, reading incentives and more. “Fizz, Boom, Read!” includes the Read-to-Me program and the Summer Reading Club. The Read-to-Me program is for children birth through kindergarten, accompanied by their guardian. This is a 30 minute story time each Wednesday, June 18th-July 30th, from 10:45-11:15 a.m. held in the Children’s Room.  The Summer Reading Club is for 1st -6th graders each Wednesday, June 18th-July 30th, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Library’s meeting room. This program will include a variety of science related presentations including chemistry experiments, astronomy and discovering the science in your own back yard. “Spark a Reaction” is the teen program for 7th-12th graders and will be held each Tuesday evening, June 17th-July 29th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Library’s meeting room. This program will include crafts, games, movies, guest presenters, snacks and reading incentives. Registration for “Fizz, Boom, Read!” and “Spark a Reaction” begins on Monday, June 9th and continues through July 16th. For more information, call the library at 409-883-1086 or visit our website: orangetexaslibrary.com.

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.

Orange County Cowboy Church Play Day. Friday, August 15th. Registration Begins at 5:45pm / Event Begins at 7:00pm. Events: Cloverleaf Barrels, Straight Barrels, Speed Barrel, Poles, Mutton Bustin’. Pay Outs awarded for each age group. Sleeved shirt required for all participants. Current negative coggins and signed release form required. For more information contact ccocarena@yahoo.com OR www.cowboychurchorangecounty.org

The Orange Community Band meets every Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Old Armory at 4103 Meeks Drive. Part of the Southeast Texas arts community since 1959, the Orange Community Band is an all-volunteer group of area musicians playing patriotic, pops, & holiday concerts. Rehearsals are open and free to all local musicians. Call: Elizabeth Jeanes, 409-656-1221. Email: orangecommunityband@gmail.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/orangecommunityband/

The Ladies Auxiliary to Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will have an INDOOR GARAGE/ CRAFT SALE on October 4th from 7 AM 'TIL 2 PM at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North (5303 N 16th St). Tables are now being rented for $10 each. The kitchen will open to sell hot dogs, chips, nachos/etc at 10am. For further information or table rental, contact Cathie Duhon at 409-883-6909 or 409-553-6180 OR Ramona Henson at 409-735-416 or 409-330-1677. If no answer please leave your name and number--your call will be returned.

Reunion Info

The 1965 class of Little Cypress High School is making plans for our 50th reunion. Please contact one of the members listed below with your contact information We hope everyone will be able to attend our get together on September 19, 2015. A cruise is being planned for the same month and the deadline for the initial deposit is August 8th 2014. Contact: Bill Hudson - bigredfan2@hotmail.com, Carol Ascol - 409 745-3242, Jennifer Burleigh - 409 883-6426

WOS Class of 1984 Reunion will be held on July 19, 2014 from 8pm-12am Lauberge casino resort on Lake Charles, La. $60 per classmate $120 per couple. Deadline for payment is June 30, 2014. Email Cheryl Shelton Ogea for more details; cherylogea@yahoo.com

The Stark Class of 54 reunion will be held Oct. 10th & 11th at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Friday night will be hospitality night from 5-9 PM. Sat. the 11th will be the breakfast at 9:00 AM. Dinner and visiting Sat. night at 5 PM. The spouses or dates are invited to all functions. The reservation deadline is Aug. 15th. If you have not rec'd a letter or email, please contact Joette Evans Webb at jwebb4@gt.rr.com or 409-883-9432.

ATTENTION: LCM Class of 1994! We are scheduled for our 20 Year Reunion this summer... July 19th from 7pm-12am at L'auberge in Lake Charles. Final details are pending with more and more numbers coming in, but for more information you can go to our "Class of 1994 LCM Reunion" group here on facebook and stay in touch with what we have going on. It is a group effort so if you want to help in any way, we welcome that but most of all, we want everyone to be there!! So, Spread the Word!!

BCHS Class of '79 reunion will be July 19, 2014 at the Bridge City Community Center. For more information contact Lori at bchsclass79@att.net.

WOS Class of 1994 reunion events are set for July 24, 25 and 26. July 24 we will be meeting at La Cantina Bar/Patio area @ 6:00. This time was set up to pick up shirts & visit. July 25 we will be meeting at Robert’s Steakhouse in Orange from 7-9. We have the front banquet room reserved and you are responsible for your drinks/food. The main event is Saturday July 26 @ L’Auberge Resort in Lake Charles from 6:30-11:30. You must prepay for this event, you can not pay at the door! If you have any questions you can send an email to wos.class.of.94@gmail.com –Look forward to seeing everyone soon!

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