Open house
Precinct 2 Commissioner Owen Burton will host an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 28 at his offices in Mauriceville across from Market Basket. Upgrades were made to the complex there recently after the sheriff’s substation was damaged during Hurricane Rita. In addition to an improved substation the complex includes offices of state Rep. Mike Hamilton and Orange County Texas AgriLife officials. Free links and beverages will be served.

Anderson Elementary book fair/family night
Anderson Elementary will hold a book fair during the week of Oct. 19 – 23.
Family night will be held in the Anderson Elementary Library from 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20. Local author GiGi Mazzola will present a reading of her children’s book “Love Wonders” from 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Anderson Elementary is located at 902 W. Park Avenue.

World Diabetes Day Nov. 14

Texas AgriLife Extension and Orange County Diabetes Prevention, Awareness and Health Education Program will be celebrating World Diabetes Day Nov. 14. The day long event will be hosted at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel on Interstate 10 east in Orange beginning at 8:45 a.m. and ending with a one-mile diabetes walk at 3 p.m. There will be medical vendors, glucose screenings and a different activity each hour. The day consist of guest speakers, live entertainment, face painting, yoga, line dancing, cooking demonstrations, pet costume contest which includes a diabetes walk, and hula hoop contest.
The event is free with door prizes and goody bags and is open to everyone with or without diabetes. Bring the family for a day of fun.
Grant funding provided by the Stark Foundation. For more information call the Orange Extension Office at 882-7010.

Cormier Museum open Oct. 24
The Cormier Museum located next Orangefield ISD will be open to the public on Saturday, October 24th from 9:00am until noon. 
Please contact Brian Ousley (  for any other information.

CCS Holiday Extravaganza 2009
The public is invited to join Community Christian School in a spirit filled day of holiday fun fundraiser 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7.
Booths from local merchants, entertainment, gifts, crafts, plate lunches games, silent auction items and more.
Admission is $1 for Adults and free for children
*Booth space still available*
For More Information call June @ 883-9607 or Hollye @ 745-5444

Casa Olé, Gift Of Life ‘make Mondays matter’
As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, 10 area Casa Olé restaurants will donate a percentage of their sales to the Julie Rogers Gift of Life program Mondays in October.
“Gift of Life s a worthy organization who has demonstrated value to the community in the area of breast cancer education,” said Anne East, marketing coordinator for Casa Olé. “We wanted to be involved in a cause that would actively engage our customers and our organization in making a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve.”
Casa Olé and Gift of Life urge residents to support area women with breast cancer screenings, follow-up medical care and education programs to save lives during October.

Veterans’ flu shots
The Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic, 3420 Veterans Circle in Beaumont, will offer free walk-in seasonal flu shots for veterans from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Suggested recipients are veterans 65 and older, residents of long-term facilities, veterans with long-term health problems of the heart, lungs, asthma, kidneys, or diabetes and other metabolic diseases; veterans with muscle or nerve disorders involving swallowing or breathing; veterans with weakened immune systems and women veterans who may be pregnant during the flu season. For more information, call 1-800-833-7734.

Senior citizens’ meeting

Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Salvation Army Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Orange. Members should bring a covered dish, bingo prizes (if they plan to play) and soaps to be given to Orange Christian Services. For more information, call 883-6161.

Car show/fundraiser
A Southeast Texas Cruisers Car Show to benefit St. Mark Lutheran Church in Bridge City will start at 1 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce on West Roundbunch Road. Church members are still making repairs from Hurricane Ike damage. Features include drinks, hot dogs, “split the pot” and trophies. Proceeds will go to help buy pews for the sanctuary. Entry fees are $10 advance and $15 the day of show. For advance tickets, mail to Car Show, 150 W. Roundbunch Road, Bridge City, 77611. For more information, e-mail Evelyn Brandon at, or call the chamber at 735-5671.

Boating club elections
Elections for officers and board members of the Orange Boating Club will be from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at the club headquarters off Dupont Drive. Food will be provided when results are announced.

BC athletic benefit
A barbecue fundraiser for the Bridge City Cardinal Athletic Booster Club will take place Saturday and the corner of Texas Avenue and Roundbunch Road. Plates include chicken/link, potato salad and beans. Proceeds will benefit Bridge City high school and middle school athletic programs.

Regional planning committee
The monthly meeting of the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission Executive Committee will be Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in SETRPC’s Homer Nagel Room, 2210 Eastex Frwy., Beaumont. For more information, call Suzanne Carver at (409) 899-8444.