American Legion to host karaoke night

The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a karaoke night on Saturday, May 21 from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Thrift and Gift to host community garage sale

Save the day!  Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thrift & Gift’s Community Garage Sale will take place.  To reserve a space call 409-886-7649 for details.  Sixteen plus spaces of merchandise will be available.  Thrift & Gift will offer hot dogs, links, chips and drinks, and members and volunteers  will sell baked goods.  The shop and bargain will be open.  This location is 350 37th Street off Strickland.

BCCC to host annual golf tournament

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual golf tournament on Monday, June 20 at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. The shot gun tee will be at 8 a.m. and is going to be a four man scramble.  Cost to play is $50 per player or $200 per team. Hole sponsorships are also available. Prizes will be given.
Contact Angela Beck at 409-735-5671 for more information.

Farmers’ Market expands to Wednesdays

The Orange County Farmers’ Market has opened for the season and expanded to include Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m., in addition to the usual 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturdays.
 The following items are now available: tomatoes (a few), potatoes, green beans, squash (zucchini, yellow, and pattypan), greens, radishes, onions, beets, cucumbers, blueberries, a variety of jams and jellies, fresh eggs, honeyand baked goods (Saturday only). 
 The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

The Orange Community Players, in partnership with Lamar State College- Orange, are proud to present the South East Texas premiere of HAIRSPRAY, the 2003 Tony Award winning musical, May 19-21, at 7:37 p.m., and May 22, at 2:37 p.m., at the Orange Community Playhouse , 708 W. Division Street.  
The popular musical is based on the 1988 John Waters film, and follows the lovable story of pudgy teenager Tracy Turnblad, and her yearning to be on a local dance show during the turbulent civil rights movement of the early 1960s.  The production, under the direction of Brook Doss, involves a cast of over 40 performers from all over the Golden Triangle.  Tickets are $8 for students, and  $15 for adults. For reservations, call 409-882-9137.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Bill Nickum Insurance to honor customers May 26

Bill Nickum Insurance is hosting a Customer Appreciation Day Thursday May 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  We are setting up our tent in the parking lot and serving hot link and drinks.  Come by and join the fun!

Register for Young People’s Theater Workshop

Orange Community Players Inc. will hold registration for the 2011 Young People’s Workshop 3 p.m.-7 p.m., May 27.
This year’s production will be “Alice in Wonderland.” Adapted for the stage by Eva LeGallienne and Florida Friebus; the play is based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.”
The workshop begins June 13 and will continue until July 10.
Sessions will be conducted 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday; with the exception of Wednesday. They will not meet on Wednesdays until the final week.
Participants must be 6 to 18 years old on July 1, 2011. They must be available to attend and abide by YPTW code of conduct. Parent/Guardian and youth attendance for orientation June 13 is mandatory.
Tuition for the program is $25 and non-refundable.
All tickets to productions are $5
There may be additional costs associated with costumes and properties, but the parents and volunteers of OCP are very resourceful.
Orange Community Players, Inc. will never deny participation due to a financial issue. If you have concerns that you wish to confidentially address, or for more information please contact Codie Vásquez at 409-363-2541 or codiev@msn.
The theater is located at 708 W. Division Ave. in Orange, across from the Orange County Courthouse.

Red Hot Flashers to meet

The Red Hot Flashers will meet at 11:30 a.m., May 19, at the Sunset Grove County Club.
Celebrating her birthday will be Lady Bug, Jackie Phelps.
Lady Evangline will bring the Treasure Chest for anyone wishing to bring items or use items. The Treasure Chest is free.
Please bring a small door prize. All ladies are welcome.
For information call 886-1609.

CASA to offer volunteer training classes

Advocates for Children, Inc. “A CASA Program” will have a volunteer training class beginning July 7 and concluding July 9.   It will be 9 a.m until 5 p.m. daily at the Orange CASA office located at 2120 Gloria Dr.  For more information call 409-886-2272 or go on-line at    There are abused children in our region that need your help!

Heavenly Hearts Charity Pageant set for July 9

The 2011 Heavenly Hearts Summer Kings and Queens Charity Pageant will be held July 9 at the Bridge City Community Center in Bridge City.  Entries will be accepted until June 24.  Early entries receive large discounts on the entry fee.
Age divisions for boys and girls are from babies through adults with no residency requirement.
Heavenly Hearts is a state registered pageant title.
Crowns, trophies, embroidered sashes, plaques, and gifts will be awarded.  Every contestant will receive a tiara.
This pageant will benefit the Bridge City – Orangefield Ministerial Alliance.  Contestants and spectators are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food or personal hygiene item to distribute to the needy of the area, and will receive a discount on door admission with their donation.
For more information log on to the web site or check out the Heavenly Hearts Facebook page, or you  may e-mail Businesses are welcome to advertise free of charge with a donation of any value to the event.

Orange VFW to offer free Wii Bowling

Orange VFW is offering free Wii Bowling for members and their guests on Saturdays from 3 to 6 p.m. in the club room.  Guests must be accompanied and signed in by a member of the VFW or Ladies Auxiliary.  For further information, contact the Club Room after 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 409-886-9738.

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.

WOS Class of 1971 plans reunion

The West Orange High School Class of 1971 has scheduled a 40th reunion for Saturday, July 9. The event will be held at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. E-mail and mail notices are forthcoming. Quite a few graduates have unconfirmed information.
The classes of 1970 and 1972 are also invited to attend.
For questions call Carolyn Reese Hankins at 409-886-8618 or Tommy White at 409-886-1176 or e-mail Judy Armstrong Brimm at

Last two classes of Stark High School to reunite in July
The classes of 1976 and 1977, the last two years of students who attended Lutcher Stark High School, are planning the 35th Reunion of the Class of ’76, while at the same time merging with the class of ’77.
Events will begin Friday, July 15, for a mixer of students and spouses, with Saturday and Sunday to be days of continued events.  A golf scramble is planned for Saturday morning, with a disc jockey and food finishing off the evening events.  Sunday brunch will be a morning for final closing.
If you know of anyone who attended those class years and is not aware of the reunion, please contact Denise Simoneaux Simmons at 409-735-6374, or Dana Zoch Mortimer at 409-313-7261. Also, teachers who taught during that time are welcome to attend by contacting the above numbers for information, as well.

Bridge City Little League announces Board election

BCLL will hold the 2012 board elections May 21, at 1 p.m. in the league’s board room.
There is a sign-up sheet and job descriptions in the board room for candidates that want to register to run for a board position. Sign up for the position you are interested in.
Persons eligible to vote are elected members of the board, managers, coaches, approved volunteers, volunteer umpires and parents/guardians of children participating in the league.
The 2012 board will be seated on the first Monday after the last 2011 all star game.
For more information, call Dustin James at 409-697-3820.

David Ess, Bridge City Strutter Golf Tournament set

David Ess and the Bridge City Strutters will be hosting their annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 21, at Babe Zaharias Golf Course in Port Arthur. The tournament will have a shotgun start beginning at 8:00 a.m. (Sign-in will be at 7:30 a.m.) and will be an 18 hole, four person scramble with prizes awarded. Entry fee is $200 per team, which includes the green fee, cart, food, drink and prizes. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100, which includes a sign at the golf course and an ad in the Strutters Spring Review Program. The deadline for hole sponsorship is Tuesday, April 26 or tournament entry deadline is Tuesday, May 10. For more information contact any Strutter, or call 735-8521 or 474-1395.

Bridge City HS Class of 1991 to hold 20 year reunion

The 1991 graduating class of Bridge City High will hold their 20 year class reunion on the weekend of Aug. 12-13. There will be a private party at Madison’s in Beaumont at 8 p.m. on Aug. 12. A family skating party will be held at Spinnin’ Wheels in Orange at 11 a.m. on Aug. 13. The reunion will end with a party at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13. Early bird ticket prices are $40 for individuals and $75 for couples by June 15. Please go to their web site at for all details. For more information, e-mail Malinda Boudreaux, and Christy Dobranski at