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Community Announcements & Event Schedules..

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

Apr. 20 - Easter Sunday
April 24 - NFL draft
April 22 - Earth Day
May 11 - Mothers Day
May 26 - Memorial Day
June 15 - Fathers Day
June 21 - First Day Of Summer
July 4 - Independence Day (Friday)


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Resurrection Celebration! HE IS RISEN!!! You are invited: 10,000 + Egg Hunt @ Orange First Church of the Nazarene,It starts at 10 am on Saturday, April 19th. 6th grade and under. Prizes, Bouncy Houses, Face painting, live animals, cookie walk, puppets, music and more! Bring your baskets, friends and family!! Sponsored by OFCNazarene and Community Church. For questions call: 409-779-0225

McDonald Baptist Church is having its Annual Community Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 11am. It will be held at Alford-Seale Park, 2700 Western Ave., West Orange, TX.

The City of Orange Easter Egg Hunt is April 18 at the City of Orange Boat ramp, with gates opening at 9am and hunt beginning at 10am. There will be 3 age categories and plenty of things for the kids to do. For more info call 883-1032.

45th Annual Senior Citizens Rally Day May 6- Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and the Committee on Aging invite all Orange County Senior Citizens to our 45th Annual Senior Citizens Rally Day to be held Tuesday, May 6 from 9 am to 1 pm. The event will take place at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center located at 11475 FM 1442 Orange. Schedule of Events include Health fair, Bingo, Entertainment, Free Lunch and awards along with door prizes throughout the day. This year’s theme is “Feeling Good Fiesta” and will include a Mexican lunch. The Orange County Transportation will be providing buses at a location in Orange and Vidor, you must call 882-7010 to reserve your spot on the bus. Be sure to bring your old/unused eye glasses to donate to the Lions Eye Bank of Texas. We are accepting nominations for male and female Senior Citizen of the Year until April 16. Forms are available at the Agrilife Extension Office and can be obtained by calling the office 882-7010. The event is free to all senior citizens.

Chili’s Orange Restaurant Having Benefit Breakfast For Advocates for Children, Inc. “A CASA Program” April 22, 2014, 7-9AM. Tickets: $10.00 Each. Call 886-2272 or 781-3724 for details! E-mail: casaocjanes@sbcglobal.net

Grow Your Faith at First United Methodist Church Orange. First time visitors will receive a gift. 4/13/14 Palm Sunday-8am Traditional Service in Slade Chapel, 9am Contemporary Service in the Praise Center, 10am Jerusalem Market in the Praise Center, 11am Traditional Service in the Sanctuary. 4pm Egg Drop and Hunt. 4/17/14 Maundy Thursday- Service at 6pm in Slade Chapel. 4/20/14 Easter Sunday- 8am Traditional Service in Slade Chapel, 9am Contemporary Service in the Praise Center, 9am-11am Breakfast in the Malloy Center, 11am Traditional Service in the Sanctuary. (The Bell Choir will play at this service.)

The Golden Triangle Fair Housing Coalition (Comprised of the Cities of Beaumont, Pt. Arthur, Orange, Nederland) has announced its 17th Annual Fair Housing Conference to be held at the Beaumont Civic Center, in downtown Beaumont, on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., ending at 3:30 p.m. Door prizes valued from $25 - $500 will be given away. You must be present to win. Did I mention that it is free……….come and get information on, of course Fair Housing, but much more….such as how to write a small business plan, avoiding foreclosure, landlord and tenant rights, solutions to tax problems, legal issues, first time homebuyer assistance, lowering your energy bill, information on available job training, health care issues covering how the health care bill will affect you, preventative health care, hospice care, and even a mini job fair with applications on site. Professionals will be there to answer your questions. Child care is not provided. If you have special needs, please call the Beaumont Civic Center at (409) 838-3435. Lunch is free for conference attendees. For more information contact Sandy Wilson at (409) 988-7395.

The Lamar Dance Team present's their Cabaret show May 2 and 3 at the Jefferson Theater in Beaumont at 7:00 p.m.  This is their biggest fund raiser of the year and tickets may be purchased from any dance team member or by contacting director Brixey Blankenship Cozad @ brixey.blankenship@lamar.edu.  The theme for this year's show is "Women In History" and will be an entertaining event for the entire family.

The Friends of the Bridge City Public Library will host the 2nd Annual Literary Feast-Author’s Forum on Thursday, April 24 with funds to benefit the library expansion. Local authors who will be speaking include Sylvia Dickey Smith, Mike Trahan and Elizabeth Ludwig. The forum will also include silent auction items. Tickets for the event are $20 per person or a reserved table for eight is $200. Tickets are available at the Bridge City Public Library or from all Friends members in advance or may be purchased at the door. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center and a gumbo meal will be served. The event will also include a silent auction. If anyone would like additional information about the Friends of the Bridge City Public Library Literary Feast-Author’s Forum, they may contact the Bridge City Public Library at 735-4242.

The Orange Lions Club will host the 20th Annual Charity 4- man Golf Scramble Benefiting Lions Eye Bank of Texas (cornea transplants for sight ) , Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 8:00am start at Sunset Grove Country Club. Entry fees include all green fees and carts. Complimentary food, drinks and gift bags. Team & Hole Sponsor $350, Team Sponsor,$300, Hole Sponsor $100 and Cart Sponsor $30. Entry forms are at the country club or contact Stump Weatherford stumpw1@hotmail.com 409-313-0827 or Randall Morris randall.morris69@gmail.com 745-3788.

Become a Gift of Life Cancer Crusader! This informative seminar, entitled Unmasking Leukemia¸ will be held Thursday, April 24. This event is held in two sessions – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program offices at 2390 Dowlen Road in Beaumont. 1.5 CNE hours earned for attending medical professionals and a light meal is served at each session. Seating is limited so rsvp to confirm your attendance at 409.833.3663 or info@giftoflifebmt.org.

All Lutcher Theater Service Guild Members are invited to attend a dinner meeting on Tuesday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sunset Grove Country Club. An installation of the 2014 officers will be performed at this time. A buffet dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP by Friday, May 2 by contacting the theater at 886-5535.

The Parental Care Ministries are excited to bring the Uganda Children’s Choir back to Orange, Texas! Two Concerts! At North Orange Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 23rd and Riverfront Park on Thursday, April 24th. Both concerts are at 6:00pm! Host homes needed If interested in being a host home please contact D’Lisa McIntosh at dlisamcintosh@yahoo.com

The City of Orange Planning & Zoning Commission will meet on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 5:30 pm at 220 N. Fifth Street (Library Annex) to hear the following cases; Case No. 14:11: A request by Orange Redevelopment VJ LP, to abandon the Velma Jeter right-of-way in its entirety. Case No. 14:12: A request by the City of Orange to amend Section 12.611 (13) (G) ( i ) of the City of Orange 2000 Code of Ordinance, reducing the height of the required hedges to a maximum of three (3) feet at sexually oriented businesses. Case No. 14:13: A request by Community Church Assembly of God Church, Inc. to rezone from “R-1" High Density Residential Zoning District to “C-S” Commercial Special Zoning District, Lots 1 - 16, Block B2, H.B. Jackson Additin, being a portion of the property addressed as 1911 16th Street. The public is invited to attend.

LCM Project Safe Graduation 2014 is having a Drive for your School at Philpott Motors on Saturday, April 19th, from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Please bring your Drivers License and proof of Insurance. One drive per household. Please help support your local school.

Saturday April 26th at Club 87 there will be a benefit for Mary Johnson-Daugherty, wife of Robert Daugherty. The benefit is to help pay for medical expenses due to her battle with rare sarcoma cancer. There will be BBQ, Auctions, Raffles, Music, and a Pool Tournament. The benefit will start at 12 noon. All donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Jessica Bussell 409-988-9503 or Club 87 409-746-9699. Also see events page on facebook "May Johnson-Daugherty Benefit".

The Orange Community Band meets every Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Thomen Community Center (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 Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event on Saturday, May 7th 2014, from 8 am to 1pm at the Bridge City Intermediate School parking lot - 1029 West Roundbunch Road.

Little Cypress Intermediate is in the middle of a booster campaign for its Stay and Play Recreational Area. Campus principal, Michael Ridout, has designed a logo and the website “Booster” has put it on a t-shirt that is being sold at www.booster.com/stayandplay for $15. Everything is handled online (placing the order and payment) then it is shipped directly to your home (or the address of your choice). There is even a place where people can make donations, post comments about the project and share it on Facebook. This campaign will end on Friday, March 28. Please help spread the word about this project and check out http://lcistayandplay.weebly.com/ to learn more about Stay and Play. Although it is located on the LCI campus, it is impacting families throughout our community… both those with special needs and those without. Help ensure that all children have a place to play. For additional information, contact Kelly Meadows at 409-886-4245 for additional information.

Orange Community Players presents the musical Les Misérables at 7:37 p.m. on May 1,2,3,8,9,& 10; 2:37 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 & 11at the Orange Community Players Main Stage Theatre 708 W. Division St., Orange, Tx 77630. Tickets cost $15 for general admission and $10 for student tickets. Call 409-882-9137 or visit www.orangecommunityplayers.org

Reunion Info

The West Orange Stark class of 1994- 20 year reunion is set for July 26, 2014. The event will be at L’Auberge Casino Resort from 7-11 p.m. Cost is $65 for classmate only or $130 for classmate and a date. All questions concerning event or how to make a payment can be sent to wos.class.of.94@gmail.com There will also be a classmate/family meet and greet Friday night July 25, 2014 at Roberts Steak House in Orange.

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.

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