BCHS Project Graduation meeting scheduled
The Bridge City High School 2010 Project Graduation parent meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the Library at Bridge City High School. All parents of 2010 seniors are invited to attend this important meeting to discuss upcoming events.
If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Allison at 988-4361

Family Fun Day in BC
First Baptists Church Bridge City and Lake Pointe Church will be hosting a free Family Fun Day 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday at the Bridge City Community Center Park.
Free hot dogs, moonwalk, face painting, kids’ crafts and more will be offered.

Kidz Adventure Camp

Kidz Adventure Camp returns this summer on Wednesdays during July. The camp, sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church, will host kids five to 12, with the following activities: “Kidz Cafe,” a cooking event on July 8; “Art Alive” July 15; “Cool Science for Curious Kids” July 22; and “Crazy Days of Summer” July 29. Camps are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be at Lorna Badon’s School of Fine Arts, 1514 Dawnwood Drive in Orange. Camp brochures with enrollment form and tuition details are available at www.faithumc-orange.org, or at the church office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call 746-9188.
LSC-PA will be closed July 3
The campus and offices of Lamar State College-Port Arthur will be closed on Friday, July 3, for the Independence Day holiday.
Summer I classes and registration for Summer II and the fall semester will resume on Monday, July 6.
The college will host its 11th annual Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 4, featuring entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display over the Sabine-Neches Waterway.

VFW barbecue

Orange VFW Post 2775 and Ladies Auxiliary’s annual barbecue and membership drive will begin at noon July 4. Doors open at 10:30. The event is returning to a “membership drive” status, which means that life members, and those holding their 2010 cards or who pay their dues at that time will eat free. All others will be charged $5 for their dinners. Any veteran who thinks he or she may be eligible is asked to bring their proof of overseas service and if they sign up, they will also eat free. Immediate female relatives can sign up under an eligible veteran, even if he is deceased or is not a member of any veteran organization. Proof of veterans eligiblity is needed. Dues for auxiliary members have gone up to $18 a year, $23 to join. In fairness to those present and the workers, there will be no carry out orders sold or filled until all have been served and are seated. For more information, call George Jones, post commander, at 745-3743.

Symphony July 4 concert
The Symphony of Southeast Texas joins the city of Beaumont again this year for its annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert. The orchestra will play inside the Julie Rogers Theater at 8 p.m. on July 4. Jimmy Simmons, president of Lamar University, will lead the group in old American standards, light classical works, and patriotic favorites. Selections will include “76 Trombones,” an “Oklahoma!” medley, “Moon River” and an Armed forces salute. The concert, sponsored by ExxonMobil, HEB, Marine Fueling and the Symphony League of Beaumont is free.
This performance begins the 2009-10 concert season for the Symphony of Southeast Texas. Chelsea Tipton II, the orchestra’s new music director will make his debut on Oct. 17. For more information, or for season tickets, call the symphony office at 892-2257 or go to www.sost.org.