‘Cirque’ show canceled
The Cirque Dreams Illumination set for one performance at the Julie Rogers Theater Oct. 11 has been canceled because of tour routing issues.
Refunds will be given for the purchase price of all tickets at their point of purchase. For questions about tickets or refunds, visit the Beaumont Civic Center Box Office or call 1-800-782-3081 ext 1.

WO-C early release
West Orange-Cove district schools will observe an early release on Friday, according to a release from Lorraine Shannon, WO-C information officer. West Orange-Stark High School and West Orange-Stark Middle School will release at noon; and North Early Learning Center, and Anderson and Oates elementary school campuses will release at 1:15 p.m. Buses will run.

Meeting set for Red Hats
Queen Donna will host the October meeting for the Bridge City Golden Girls at Chicken Express in Bridge City at 11:30, Oct. 13. A door prize will be given away.
September’s lunch meeting was held at Tequila’s. Lady Jeannie was the honored birthday hostess and Duchess Mae won the door prize. The Fall Festival for all area chapters will be held on Nov. 10 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Nederland. Door prizes and entertainment will be offered, along with a catered meal. Reservations are required with a $15 fee payable in advance.
The Red Hat Society is a club for women of 50 and over who relish being the are that they are and welcome their senior years. We have no agenda, except to have a good time. Anyone interested in joining should call Vice Queen Tonya at 745-5417 for more information.

Farmers’ Market begins
The annual Farmers’ Market in Orange, featuring produce and other goods from area vendors, begins Saturday at 7 a.m. in the MacArthur Shopping Center parking lot on MacArthur Drive, according to the Orange County Extension Office. For more information, call 882-7070, or e-mail orange-tx@ag.tamu.edu.

BC band fundraisers

The Bridge City Band Boosters will sell barbecue dinners Saturday in the parking lot of ProMiles. Plates are $7 and include chicken, link and dirty rice. Tickets should be purchased in advance and are available from any band student, or by e-mailing cheryl1915@sbcglobal.net. Also, band students will have a car wash at the same time and location.

Master Gardener sessions
The Orange County Master Gardeners and Agri-Life Extension Service will host informational orientation sessions for persons interested in horticulture to explain the Master Gardener program and how to become a certified Texas Master Gardener.
Sessions will be offered Oct. 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m or Oct. 15 from 10-11 a.m., at Lynwood Sanders’ Marsh Mansion at 1305 DuPont Drive. Attending one of these sessions is mandatory to take the Master Gardener classes. Guests will be given information regarding the Master Gardener program; topics that will be covered, as well as expectations for completing the required hours of class instruction and volunteer service to obtain your certification. Registration forms will be available at the end of the orientation and this will include a background check.
Classes will be from Jan. 19-April 6 Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Classes will be given by experts in each field of horticulture drawing from the Texas A&M Horticulture Department as well as area experts in many fields of plant study. Hands-on activities and field trips will also be provided. The cost of the class will be $175 and will include a comprehensive Master Gardener Handbook; many supplemental handouts, and will help cover the expenses of the speakers and extra class materials such as soil sample kits and magnifying lens.
For more information or to register for either of the orientation sessions, call the Agri-Life Extension Office at 882-7010.

LIT jobs seminar
Lamar Institute of Technology Student Services will host a “Gear Up for Work” student career seminar at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Multi-purpose Center, 802 E. Lavaca St.
Yolanda Avery, LIT placement/student activities coordinator, will speak. Preparing students for their job search after graduation is the goal of the seminar. Students should bring their resumes for criticism.

Senior Expo is Thursday
“Elvis” Wade, the Lava Daddys (music from the ‘50s/’60s) and “Texas Country Reporter” Bob Phillips will be featured at the 10th annual Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. Sponsored by the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission’s Ozone Action Days and Southeast Texas Transit, admission and parking are free.
The Expo will feature 108 booth exhibitors, Bingo, health screenings, a style show with Dillard’s—Parkdale Mall, celebrity models, special presentations, refreshments, classic cars and door prizes.
Other highlights include a welcome by Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames.
For more information, call the Senior Celebration hotline at the Better Business Bureau at 835-5951, ext. 117 before 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Ticket info, directions to Mustangs’ Friday game
The West Orange-Stark Mustangs will play the Royal Falcons at 7:30 p.m., Friday, at Falcon Stadium in Brookshire.
All tickets have to be purchased the evening of the game at their gate. The cost is $5. Their gates open at 6:30 p.m. Below are the directions to the stadium of Royal High School (Pattison) in Brookshire.
Take  I-10 W to Houston
Follow I-10 to San Antonio.
Take the FM-359 exit, Exit 732, toward Brookshire
Turn right on Waller Ave/FM- 359
Left onto US-90/FM 359
Turn Right onto Baines St/FM 359
Take slight right onto FM 362
Left on Royal Road – should see stadium

You’ve been flocked
Yes it is that time the BCHS Project Graduation 2010 “Flock of Flamingos” fundraiser is on its way to a neighbor near you. This fundraiser will run for most of the school year. A minumum donation of $10 is required to have the flamingos removed.
For more information, call Darlene Brown at 735-1574, or e-mail darlene.brown@bridgecityisd.net.

Two BC Boys nominated for “All Century” Team
The University Interscholastic League Web site is accepting votes for their “All-Century” football team. Two former Bridge City Cardinals are in the running, Steve Worster and the late Shane Dronett. There are numerous other standouts from the Golden Triangle.
You can cast your vote at www.uil100.org/vote-football.php. If your favorite is not listed, there is a write-in option.