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Community Announcements & Event Schedules..

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

Dec. 5 -Kiwanis Orange Christmas Parade, 6:30
Dec. 6 - BC Christmas Parade
Dec. 13 - OF Christmas Festival
Dec. 21 - Winter begins
Dec. 25 - Christmas (Thursday)
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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Mount Olive Baptist Church will host "Mustang Day" on Sunday, December 28th at 11:00am in honor of the accomplishments of the faculty and students  of West Orange Stark High School and the outstanding performance of the Mustang Varsity Football Team. The church invites the faculty, students, coaching staff and football players, fillies, drill team and the band to attend this special service in your honor. If additional information is needed, please contact ,  Ms. Sarah G. Richards at 409-883-5894 or 409-779-6303. We look forward to this exciting event. Sarah G. Richard, Mustang Day Coordinator and Pastor Rev. Ronnie A.E. Crockett, Sr,

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.

The City of Orange Planning & Zoning Commission has cancelled the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 06, 2015 @ 5:30 PM, as there were no applications.

Blue Christmas - Worship. A quieter time of worship for those who are facing the holidays with loss, whether it be the loss of a father, mother, sister, brother, husband, wife, grandmother, grandfather, friend, a broken relationship or the loss of a job. Whatever may be impacting your life at this time, we offer a more soothing time of worship for you and your friends. Wednesday, December Seventeenth at 6:00 p.m. Slade Chapel on Elm St. between 5th and 6th Streets

Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 MLK Jr. Dr. invites the public to a presentation of the Christmas musical and drama, "Mary Did You Know?" at 10:50 am on Sunday, December 21st. Pastor, Dr. Billy Watson, Choir Director, Cheri Bouillion, and Faith UMC Chancel Choir invites everyone to come hear the message of Christmas through music and drama. Later that same day, starting at 4:00 pm until 5:30, we invite everyone to join us for a hayride and caroling, followed by a delicious chili dinner. Then beginning at 6:00 pm until 7:30 a Live Nativity Scene will be presented. Come and experience the enactment of Christ's birth as you view the nativity complete with actors portraying Mary, Joseph, the Christ child, wisemen and shepherds as well as stable animals. You may drive by to view or park and get a closer look at the scene. Then come inside for refreshments and fellowship with your friends and neighbors. The public is invited to come join us in this free event. On Wednesday, December 24th, at 5:00 pm, we also invite you to join us for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service.

FUMC’s Fine Arts Dept. presents Searching for the King, Two different worlds seeking the truth. A Dramatic Christmas Musical with Script By Walter L. Black. Arranged and Orchestrated by David T. Clydesdale. Sunday, December Twenty-first at 11:00 a.m. .Praise Center at the corner of 5th and Elm St.

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.

A former member of the Chancel Choir at First United Methodist Church in Orange, Chad Shelton will sing at the Candlelight service on Christmas Eve. The service will take place in the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary at 502 N.6th Street in Orange at 5:30pm. Chad Shelton, who will be making his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2015, left Orange to major in music at LSU and graduate studies at Yale. Shelton studied voice with Robert Grayson at Louisiana State University, and then at Yale University on the graduate level. He made his professional opera debut in 1994 while still at LSU as Tamino in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Baton Rouge Opera. He made his international opera debut in 2000 with Opera Australia as Belmonte in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. This was followed by his European debut in 2002 as Mitch in André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire at Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg. In 2005 he made his debut with the Opéra national de Lorraine as Tamino.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2015 Taste of the Bayou Annual Banquet. This event will be held on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Bridge City Elementary School Cafeteria and Gymnasium and is open to the public. Entertainment will be provided by the Gulf Coast Playboys Band. Participating restaurants will begin serving at 6:30 p.m. and the Chamber’s Annual Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. This will be an exciting event that is fun for the whole family. Tickets are only $15 per person or a sponsored table for eight people with special business promotion for $160. To make reservations for this event download a reservation form from the Chamber website: www.bridgecitychamber.com, call 409 735-5671, email bcchamber@sbcglobal.net, fax 409 735-7017 or come by our office at 150 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Checks and credit cards accepted. For more information call the Chamber at 409 735-5671.

The Friends of the Orange Depot will not have a meeting in December. The next meeting is set for Thursday, January 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 2300 Eddleman Road in Orange.

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.

Ruth Hoyt, naturalist and full-time photographer specializing in wildlife will be giving a presentation to Perfect Picture 4-H on Monday, January 5th at 5 pm at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor. You do not have to be a 4-H member to attend and the presentation is free of charge. Hoyt loves to travel for photography, adventure and fun but prefers living in South Texas ranch country where she photographs, lead workshops and tours, guide photographers on private ranches and teach nature photography both in classes and private instructions. Ms. Hoyts’ work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute, Missouri Botanical Garden, Powder Valley Nature Center, Shaw Nature Reserve and St. Louis Artists’ Guild, and is on permanent display in various states in the United States. Some of her photo credits are National Geographic Books, The Nature Conservancy, Birder’s World, Texas Wildlife Association, just to mention a few. She has won major awards such as Nature’s Best (International). Valley Land Fund (Texas) and First Grand Prize with her partner and teammate John Pickles in the Coastal Bend’s wildlife photo contest (based in Texas ranch land). Mark your calendars and join us for a exceptional presentation by Ruth Hoyt. For questions contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension 4-H Office at 409-882-7010

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