Doss directs latest OCP play
The Orange Community Players present “ANATOMY OF GRAY,” a drama by Jim Leonard directed by Brook Doss, Feb. 18-20 and 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orange Community Playhouse, 708 W. Division Ave. Set in Indiana during the late 1800s, the drama deals with death, loss, love and healing in a unique coming of age story. The production features Brad Durio and Rebecca Phillips in the lead roles, supported by Jenny Carson, Eastwood Almazan, Susan Tiger, John Hall, Skylar Huckaby, Rico Vasquez, Jennifer Garrison, Gerard Richard, Jade Hollier, Ariel Killian, Bridgett Patillo and Linda Grooms. Tickets are $5 for students, $12 for adults and can be purchased at the door. For reservations, call 882-9137.

Pharmacy program orientation

The Lamar Institute of Technology Workforce Training Department will host a mandatory orientation on Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Multipurpose Center, 802 E. Lavaca St., for the LIT Pharmacy Technician/Clinical Medical Assistant programs.
Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists package or mix prescriptions, maintain client records, assist in inventory control and coordinate billing. This career is in high-demand because of the growth of the elder population.
Clinical medical assistants help doctors carry out procedures, care for patients, perform basic lab tests and administer medications.
Classes in each program will be in the evening hours to accommodate those who may work full-time during the day. The programs start in March. Funding for the programs may be available through Workforce Solutions Centers.
For more information, call 880-8114.

Christus health screenings

CHRISTUS Hospitals will host “Know Your Numbers” community screening tests for fasting glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, body fat, blood pressure and more. Attendees will have a chance to meet with physicians and pharmacists and ask questions, receive an overall “risk” report and tips on how to reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions.
In addition, local cardiovascular physicians and pharmacists will be on-hand to offer advice and answer questions as it relates to overall wellness and prevention. Registered participants can also enjoy healthy cooking demonstrations, take part in foot checks by certified registered nurses, and visit with Wellness Center certified fitness experts.
Screening times include Feb. 20 at the Christus-St. Mary Outpatient Center, 3701
Texas 73 at Ninth Avenue in Port Arthur; and Feb. 27 at the Christus-St. Elizabeth Outpatient Pavilion, 755 N. 11th St. in Beaumont. Times for both events are 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Registration is required and the cost is $60 to participate. For more information, go to, or to register call 1-866-683-3627.

Children’s play/workshop
The Nederland High School Theater Arts Department, under direction of Orange native Brook Doss, and Brad Durio, presents, “Magic Theater,” a children’s play about imagination, and theater workshop, for children 5-12 Saturday from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center on the Nederland High School campus. Each child that attends will see a fun, exciting, colorful play about using one’s imagination, and then two workshops of their choice. Workshops include: Musical Theater Choreography, Creative Dramatics with Newspaper Costumes, Fun with Movement and Music, Stage Make-Up,  and Theater Improvisation and Games. Refreshments will be served. The workshops will be conducted by NHS Thespian Troupe members, supervised by NHS Theater Teachers and chaperones. Adults are welcome to attend along with their child, or the children may be dropped off and picked up inside the PAC auditorium at the end of the event. Registration fee is $20 per child, with a discount being offered for siblings. Magic Theater Registration packets have been distributed to NISD schools, but parents may also register at the event, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the PAC Lobby. For more information, e-mail Doss at

Forever Young fundraiser

A benefit to help Orange’s Forever Young Learning Center with heating and air conditioning repairs will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, 803 N. 28th St. Features include chicken gumbo with rice, crackers and potato salad for $6, an auction, craft and bake sale, live music and karaoke and a raffle for a brand new-in-the-box hunting rifle (Marlin .270, scope, wood stock). Rifle tickets and 50/50 split the pot tickets are $1 or seven for $5. Drawings take place at 4 p.m. Ticket holders need not be present to win. For more information, call (409) 499-9364, 718-5712 or 792-9094.