OC Republican Party to hold Christmas dinner

The Orange County Republican Party will hold its Annual Christmas dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Faith Assembly of God at 390 Archie St. in Vidor (behind Taco Bell). Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and/or a dessert. The meat and drinks will be provided.

Christmas singers to perform at Bridge City Bank

Bridge City Bank will host students from area schools that will be performing Christmas music for the public to enjoy. The performance schedule is: Community Christian School third and fourth grade, Thursday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.; Community Christian School fifth and sixth grade, Friday, Dec. 9 at 12:45 p.m.; West Orange-Stark High School, Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 9:15 a.m.; Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m.; Bridge City Middle School, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m.; Hatton/Sims Elementary School, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.; Bridge City Intermediate School, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 12:20 p.m.; and Bridge City High School Cardinal School, Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.

Yuletide at OCP

The Orange Community Players presents, YULETIDE: A wonderful evening of Christmas and Broadway, mixed with winter wit and wassail (and other assorted goodies), Dec. 16-17. Refreshments at 7 p.m., Curtain at 7:37 p.m. This fundraiser/musical revue features local talent from all over the Golden Triangle, and is directed by Brook Doss. For reservations, call 882-9137.

Red Hot Flashers to meet Dec. 14

The Red Hot Flashers will meet Dec. 14, Wednesday, at the Brown Center at 11:30 a.m. for their annual Christmas party. Each lady is asked to bring a wrapped Christmas ornament for exchange. Birthday ladies are: Lady Chiann, Shirley Wolfford: Lady Sis, Allie Rush, and Lady Kitty, Bette Jones. For information, please call 409-886-1609.

West Orange Chiefs to host annual Christmas Dance

The West Orange High Chiefs Annual Christmas Dance is set for Saturday, Dec. 10 at the American Legion on Green Ave. in Orange. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the dance will start at 8 p.m. The cost will be $10 per person and the dress is casual attire. This is a BYOB event with a cash bar for beer and setups. Those attending are welcome to bring snacks, as well. All former Chiefs and guests are invited to attend, and the dance is also open to the public. Music will be provided by Ken Marvell Band. For more information call Jimmy Guidry at 409-738-2294 or e-mail at jcrazycajun@sbcglobal.net

MCT Credit Union to host Sounds of the Season

Students from area schools will be performing Christmas music at all MCT Credit Union branch locations. The public is invited to attend. The performance schedule is as follows: Bridge City Branch – 4837 Highway 87, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m. – Bridge City Elementary and at 10:15 a.m. – Bridge City Middle School; Orange Branch – 5401 N. 16th Street, Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. – West Orange Stark.

OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet Dec. 12

The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have their regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday Dec. 12. We will meet at The Salvation Army Building on MLK. This will be their Christmas Party. Please be on time as they will have a guest, John Bickham. Those attending are asked to bring finger foods such as sandwiches, chips, dips, etc. for the noon meal. All seniors are welcome to attend. Call 409-883-6161 for information.

OC Retired Teachers to meet Dec. 12

The December meeting of the Orange County Retired Teachers will be held on Monday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 401 37th Street, community room. A special invitation to all area school superintendents and principals has been extended for a covered dish luncheon. The Little Cypress – Mauriceville High School Choir, under the direction of Meredith Johnson, will present a Christmas performance. Members are reminded to bring donations for the TRTA Children’s Book Project, and the group continues to collect can pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

Barbecue fundraiser set for 4-H

The 4-H horse committee will host a barbecue fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at Tractor Supply located in Orange on Interstate 10.
Links will be available for $2 or with chips and a soda for $3. Boudin costs $3 or $4 for a combo; while a chuck beef sandwich is $3.50 or $4.50 for a combo. To substitute water for soda on combos, add 50 cents.

VFW to host Pearl Harbor Day remembrance

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will host a video showing of “Frank Curre’s Story.” This is a personal interview of World War II Veteran Curre, as done by Waco City Cable Channel WCCC-TV, as he relives the bombing of Pearl Harbor and his following five years of sea duty aboard the Battleship Tennessee. The public is invited, free of charge, to attend the program at the VFW Hall, located at 5303 North 16th Street (Hwy. 87 North) at 6 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 7.

Orange Boat Club Christmas Party

The Orange Boat Club will be holding its annual Christmas Dance on Saturday Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Boat Club facility located at 2206 Dupont Drive. Live music is planned featuring the Red Bone Cookers band. Admission will be donations of three can goods or non-perishable food items per member and invited guests. Come and have a great adult time and contribute to a good cause! Cash donations will be accepted in lieu of food donations. Members or friends not attending the dance can bring can goods or cash donations in advance. Finger foods and deserts are welcome.

Light up Bridge City for the holidays

The Bridge City/Orangefield Rotary Club and the City of Bridge City are planning to “Light up Bridge City” for the upcoming Holidays. The plans are to attach “shooting Star” pole decorations along Texas Ave., along with eight foot “Angels” pole decor on the corners of Texas Ave. and Roundbunch. There will also be a dickens Christmas Vignette depicting skaters, a Christmas Tree on the corner of Texas Ave. and Roundbunch.
They are asking for donations from the area businesses as well as individuals in order to purchase the life size silhouettes for the corners vignette. Any amount of donation would be greatly appreciated.
Checks can be made to BC Rotary-Christmas Decor. An account has been set-up at Bridge City Bank for this purpose. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 191 Bridge City, 77611.
For further information contact: Lou Raburn at 409-735-2688 or 882-4142, or Lucy Fields at 697-1206 or 626-1974.

American Legion to host pool tournament

The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.

Orange Community Band to meet every Thursday

The Orange Community Band rehearses every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, located at 4103 Meeks Drive in Orange. They are in need of players for the following sections; flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, and percussion, but ALL are welcome! The band performs Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.

Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings

The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont.
To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.

BCISD to administer Credit by Examination

Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be December 7 and 8, 2011 and June 5, 6 and 7 2012. Students in grades first through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at: gina.mannino@bridgecityisd.net.