Strutter Bootsters host Chili Supper
The Bridge City Strutter Bootsters will be hosting a homemade, made from scratch chili supper at the Bridge City Middle School cafeteria before the Bayou Bowl from 5  to  7 p.m., Friday. 

Price is $5.00 per bowl with a choice of rice, crackers or Fritos.  Tea and desserts will also be available. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from any Strutter or tickets are available at door.
Come out to support the Strutters and enjoy a great bowl of homemade chili.

Gift shop, luncheon
Homemade baked and canned food, frozen gumbo, frozen casseroles, arts/crafts and a silent auction will highlight the annual gift shop and luncheon for the Women of St. Mary Altar Society, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12 in the St. Mary Parish Hall, 912 W. Cherry Ave.
Other features include a silent auction and raffle. Hot gumbo will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and tickets are $6 available at the door.

Blood drive

First Christian Church and LifeShare will host a blood drive Wednesday (Oct. 28) at the church, 4234 Farm Road 408 between Orangefield and Bridge City. Drop by the bus between 5-7:30 p.m. or call 735-4234 to schedule an appointment. Donors must bring a form of identification.

‘Curious George’ tickets
 Tickets are on sale for “Curious George Live” – set for 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 19 and 2 p.m. Dec. 20 and Ford Arena in Beaumont.
Prices are $12 and $15. A limited number of $20 Premium seats and $25 Gold Circle seats are also available. On opening night all seats (excluding Gold Circle) are $12. Additional fees and discounts may apply. For more information, call (409) 951-5440. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at

Service Guild meeting
Members will be able to sign-up for several new shows at the Lutcher Theater Service Guild’s general meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the theater. All ushers are asked to attend the general meeting. For more information, call 886-5535.

Shangri La Autumn Fair
As a finale to its first Scarecrow Festival, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will host a family-friendly Autumn Fair on Nov. 14 with activities for children of all ages from 10a.m.-5 p.m.
Children of all ages can visit Pumpkin Tree Lane, a unique fall display. “We’re celebrating autumn in a big way with this grand fair on Nov. 14, said Director Michael Hoke. “Adults and children will have a wonderful time viewing handmade scarecrows throughout the gardens, plus face painting, scavenger hunts, pumpkin painting, owl observation, skits and songs.”
The event is free after general admission at the gardens, 2111 W. Park Ave. RSVP is not required.
The Shangri La Visitor Parking area, across West Park from Shangri La, will be open and available to Shangri La visitors free of charge. A restricted access parking lot for vehicles with proper handicap designation cam be found just inside the vehicular entrance gate of Shangri La.
For more information, call 670-9799 or go to

Poinsettia sale
Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Student Council is selling Christmas poinsettias for $10 in the colors of red, white or pink. Proceeds will go to help council members attend various conferences and retreats in the spring. Deadline to order is Nov. 5. Orders will be delivered after Dec. 1. To order, call Student Council Advisor Stacey Smith at 886-5821, ext. 1660; or see any council member.