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Community Announcements & Event Schedules..

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

Nov. 4 - Election Day
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving
Dec. 21 - Winter begins
Dec. 25 - Christmas (Thursday)


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Bridge City Chamber of Commerce, 6th Annual Electric Light Parade, Saturday, December 6, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.. For more Information, please contact the Chamber Office at 735-5671, or email bcchamber@sbcglobal.net    The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has named Kenneth Dupuis as the parade marshal for the Sixth Annual Christmas Light Parade. Dupuis is the owner of one of Bridge City’s oldest businesses Dupuis Tire on Texas Avenue. Dupuis Tire was nominated for the business of the year by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce in 2013. He has participated in many Bridge City Chamber functions and contributed to numerous community activities. The parade is scheduled to start at 6 o’clock the evening of Saturday, December 6, in Bridge City.

The Christmas Parade is sponsored by the Orange Kiwanis Club and will be December 5, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can pick up your applications at the Orange Chamber of Commerce or the Orange Kiwanis Club Facebook page if you would like to have an entry in the parade. This year's theme is A Story Book Christmas. Each parade entrant chooses their favorite book or film to portray on a float. A list of suggested story book themes will also be available at the Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Facebook page.

Mauriceville’s Annual Christmas Tree lighting will be held December 2, 2014 at 6:00pm at the Woodridge Land Company office located at the intersection of Highways 12 and 62. There will be cookies and hot chocolate, Christmas carols and for the kids, a visit from Santa Claus. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help feed needy families this holiday season. For more information call Tanyia Barnwell 745-1690.

The Service League of Orange cordially invites you to attend the Annual Toy Coffee and Toy Drive benefiting the Salvation Army, Thursday, December 4th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come tour the beautiful homes of Katy and Mark Taylor and Melanie and Michael Lafleur on Liston Cut Off Road in Orange. In annual tradition we ask each guest to please bring new unwrapped toys or monetary donations for the Salvation Army.

The entire family is invited to come out on Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th from 6:00-8:00 pm to experience “Village of the Nativity.” Over 100 church members are joining together to recreate Bethlehem in order to help you hear first hand from the townspeople about the newborn King as you walk through a lighted first century recreation that ends with baby Jesus lying in a manger surrounded by his parents, shepherds, and the wise men. Enjoy the numerous sights, sounds, and smells that would have been experienced some two-thousand years ago, and finish up the evening with a cup of hot cocoa, cookies, and some Christmas carols. North Orange Baptist Church is located just one mile north of I-10 on 16th Street (Highway 87) and is free to the community. Make “Village of the Nativity” a meaningful part of your Christmas experience with your family this year. More information is available at www.nobcfamily.com or 409.883.5678.

Mauriceville’s 38th Annual Senior Citizen Supper, Saturday, December 6, 2014-5:00p.m. Mauriceville Elementary Cafeteria, Entertainment by the Martin Family. For all past and present citizens of Mauriceville 55 years of age or older. All attending receive a gift from Santa. On the menu: Turkey and dressing and all the trimmings. For more information call: Mary Jane Trigg 745-1357 or Patsy Viator 745-1308

Orange County Retired Teachers will meet on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street, Orange, Texas. R. A. Hidalgo, President of District 5, Texas Retired Teachers Association, will speak about retired teachers' health care and the upcoming Texas Legislative Session. Hughie Allen will provide Christmas music. Members will bring dishes for a covered dish luncheon. Members continue to collect pull tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House, as well as books for the Texas Children's Book Project. Anyone interested in joining OCRT can receive further information by contacting Kay Kline at 735-9300 or email mkline2@gt.rr.com .

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Education Foundation, Inc. will host its second annual Beary Merry Christmas Market on Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Cypress Elementary, 5723 Meeks Drive. This year’s event will kick off with breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Seating is limited, so $2 tickets for the breakfast are being pre-sold. Entry for the Market is $3 for those 12 and above and can be purchased from any LCM Education Foundation Board member or at the LCM Administration Building, 6586 FM 1130. This year’s Beary Merry Christmas Market will feature vendors from across southeast Texas, performances by student groups, a silent auction, Chinese auction, a sweet shop where you can pick up holiday baked goods to take home or eat on site, arts and crafts vendors, pictures with Santa, and much, much more. All Market attendees will be eligible for the door prize, a 32-inch TV donated by Beckett and Beckett. There are still a few vendor spaces available and those can be secured by contacting Jamia Harris at jamiaharris@ymail.com or calling her at 409-988-3515.

CLAYBAR CEMETERIES will be having their 3rd Annual Luminary Remembrance Services. A combined Memorial Service for both Hillcrest Memorial Gardens and Orange Forest Lawn will be held on December 6th at 4:00 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens located at 4560 S Hwy 87. Lighting of the luminaries at each cemetery will follow the Memorial Service. Luminaries will glow throughout the night. For more information please Call: 409-735-7145

Orange (TX) Alumnae of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is sponsoring a Coushatta Casino Bus trip to Kinder, LA. Saturday, December 6, 2015. Cost is $10 per person. Bus will leave at 8:30 am from Northway Shopping Center on 16th St, Orange and leave at 5:00 pm coming back.

Friends Helping Friends @ 2112 N.35th St. in Pinehurst would like to let the community know that our benefit thrift shop is open on Tuesday & Thursday from 9-3. We have select summer clearance @ 50% off our regular low prices. We also have a special little corner that we have been working on which has a variety of items. You will find glassware, ceramic pieces, vintage brass and lamps, old books, and other interesting pieces for the collector.

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.

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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