Christmas open house
First Presbyterian Church of Orange’s ninth annual Christmas open house will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in the church’s Gillespie Building, corner of Ninth Street and Green Avenue.
The event is in connection with the Orange Jaycees Christmas parade. Features include cookies, cocoa, coffee, punch, popcorn and Christmas music. For more information, call 883-2097 or go to

BC children’s events
Church on the Rock in Bridge City will host “Slime Time” for ages 4 through sixth-grade from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 30. Kids’ Rock will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 with the theme, “A Night in Bethlehem,” for children in first through sixth-grade. Kids’ Rock features costumes, games and food. Parents can drop off children for shopping and other errands. For more information, can the church, 738-2720.

After-school study lab
First United Methodist Church, 502 N. Sixth St. in Orange, sponsors an after-school study lab from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays for grades four through eight in the church Praise Center. Registration is required. The lab is free and features recreation time and hot meals served.
For more information, or to register, call 886-7466.

Pecan Acres Baptist Church “Gift to the Community”

In the spirit of giving thanks, the Pecan Acres Baptist Church will host a community-wide Thanksgiving dinner, 5-7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23 at the church locatedd at 2000 Duncan Woods Lane (Formerly Jap Lane), in Vidor.
For more information call 409-768-1376.