Community briefs 24.12.21 – Orange Leader


Send community calendar events to [email protected] at least two weeks in advance. Events can be added to the events calendar at

Fishermen of men looking for donations

Fishers of Men provides over 250 food backpacks per week to Vidor students. For the week of November 15-26, the drop-off location is Remax Pro at 1091 North Main Street # 103 in Vidor. Items needed include: Individual Cereal, Individual Oatmeal, Ramen Noodles, Ravioli, Spaghetti, Individual Snacks, Crackers, Goldfish. For more information, call 409-783-0994.

Pleasure of the gingerbread house

The Friends of the Orange Public Library are organizing a gingerbread house competition at the Orange Public Library from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 4. Registration is a donation of $ 20, to cover the cost of materials, to the Friends of the Orange Public Library, per group, payable at time of booking. Each group can have a maximum of four members. Participants must be between 5 and 14 years old. An adult must be present. Each group will receive all of the materials needed to make a six-inch square gingerbread house. Reservations are limited to 12 groups. The Gingerbread Houses will remain in the library for review by patrons until December 11. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative, festive and popular favorites. For more information, call Orange Public Library at 409-883-1086.

Christmas at the Orange Depot

Mingle and Jingle at Christmas at the Orange Depot is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 5. Christmas carols will be sung by players from the Orange community. Tickets cost $ 25 to donate. There will be door prizes. Tickets will go quickly and places are limited. Please call 330-1576.

Christmas for seniors

Stars of Gate City # 57 is seeking donations to help make Christmas a little brighter for nursing home residents during the holidays. The group needs socks, nightgowns and pajamas. The items will be donated to 60 women and 25 men residing in a local nursing home. Nightgowns and / or pajamas all sizes appreciated. To donate, please visit The Orange Leader at 1008 Green Ave. in Orange. The deadline is December 6, 2021.

A Holly Jolly Christmas Experience

“A Holly Jolly Christmas Experience” is scheduled for December 12 at 5 pm at the First Baptist – Orange located at 7637 MLK, Jr. Dr. in Orange. The cost is $ 10 for adults (grade 7 and up) and $ 5 for children (ages 4 to 6). What you’ll enjoy with Jared and Maegan is well worth the ticket. But the night has only just begun. After the incredible weather inside, we’ll then move outside for an evening of Christmas activities including delicious hot chocolates, S’mores, Christmas movies on the giant outdoor screen and much more. . You can decorate Christmas decorations and enjoy a live nativity scene while listening to your favorite songs sung by Christmas carols.

Tickets are on sale now on and at the church Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to noon.

Hospice volunteers needed

The Southeast Texas Hospice is currently recruiting new volunteers. Make a difference for someone when they need it most. We need volunteers for companionship visits with our hospice patients and volunteers for crafts and office work.

Call the office (409) 886-0622 or send a DM on Facebook for more questions or if you are ready to begin your training.

Christmas parade

The Kiwanis Club of Orange, TX has announced that this year’s Christmas Parade is scheduled for December 3.

Volunteers wanted

The Friends of the Orange Train Depot are looking for volunteers. For more information, visit or contact Office Manager Rose Simar at 409-330-1576

Mother’s day program

Registration for the North Orange Baptist Church Mother’s Day program is open! Fall registrations have started for the preschool program at North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N. 16th Street in Orange. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Jan Manshack at 409-920-0149. Class sizes are limited, so register as soon as possible.

The West as a home

Is home where the heart is? The Stark Museum of Art explores the meaning of home in this exhibition “The West as Home”, which runs until January 22, 2022 from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday. Over 100 works of art and two videos present different aspects of the concept of home through the eyes of Western artists. Sections on land, shelter, interior space and family explain how the artists interpret their ideas about the home. Thinking about what the concept has meant to others can help us define what home means to us today.

The. WH Stark House as a home

The WH Stark House as Home, ”a companion exhibit to“ The West as Home, ”offers a glimpse into the past through the home and life assets of William and Miriam Stark in Orange, Texas. The exhibition runs until January 22, 2022 and tours are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As a living house, everyday objects mixed with the latest technical gadgets and priceless antiques. The briefcases feature practical, sentimental, and at times curious items used by the Stark family and staff during the 40 years that William and Miriam have lived in the Green Avenue home. Visitors are encouraged to consider what makes their home unique and vibrant.

Popular soup

First Presbyterian Church, 902 Green Ave. in Orange, hosts a soup kitchen from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Recycle, recycle, recycle

Keep Orange County Beautiful and Trashy Ladies are encouraging residents to sign up for recycling at No need to sort, just put your clean recyclables in their bags and they’ll save ‘will occupy rest.

Orange County Beekeepers Group Meetings

Meetings are suspended pending COVID-19 resolution. The Orange County beekeeper group normally meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in bees or beekeeping is welcome to join us on Facebook, search for Orange Texas Beekeepers.

We are a group of local beekeepers interested in disseminating information about bees and the pollination service they perform. This group is working with the Orange County Agricultural Officer to expand beekeeping opportunities in Orange. We also strive to help and assist fellow beekeepers, new beekeepers and the general public.

For information or assistance with bee removal, please contact the Orange County Agrilife office at 409-882-7010.

Be a creator of change

United Way offers a Change Maker option to help you. You can ’round up’ your spare change with every credit or debit card purchase. For more information, text UWOC to 43506 or online at


The Orange County Radio Control Club meets every Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 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 control planes with other enthusiasts.

Hand quilting demonstration

Thrift and Gift Shop has a free handmade quilting demonstration from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tu es. and thursday. at 350 South 37e Rue d’Orange (located in the former Salk school). For more information, call 409-886-7649.


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