Community Briefs 11.24.21 – Orange Leader

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Male fishermen looking for donations

Fishers of Men provides Vidor students with over 250 backpacks of groceries per week. During the week of November 15-26, the Remax Pro drop-off point is 1091 North Main Street 103 in Vidor. The items required include: individual cereals, individual oat flakes, ramen noodles, ravioli, spaghetti o’s, individual snacks, crackers, goldfish. For more information, call 409-783-0994.

Gingerbread house fun

Friends of the Orange Public Library is hosting a Gingerbread House Contest at the Orange Public Library Public Library on Saturday, December 4th, from 11am to 1.30pm, per group, payable at time of reservation. Each group can have a maximum of four members. Participants must be between 5 and 14 years old. An adult must be present. Each group is given all the materials to build a gingerbread house about six inches tall. Reservations are limited to 12 groups. Gingerbread houses will remain in the library until December 11th for assessment by patrons. Awards are given for the most creative, festive, and general favorites. For more information, call the Orange Public Library at 409-883-1086.

Christmas at the Orange Depot

Mingle and Jingle at Christmas at Orange Depot is on Sunday, December 5th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Christmas carols are sung by the players in the Orange Community. Tickets cost $ 25 donation. There will be door prizes. Tickets will go quickly and spaces are limited. Please call 330-1576.

Christmas for seniors

Stars of Gate City # 57 is seeking donations to bring a little brighter Christmas to nursing home residents during the holiday. The group needs socks, nightgowns and pajamas. The items are being given away to 60 women and 25 men who live in a local nursing home. Nightgowns and / or pajamas of all sizes are welcome. To make a donation, please call at The Orange Leader, 1008 Green Ave. in orange, over. The closing date for entries is December 6, 2021.

A Holly Jolly Christmas experience

“A Holly Jolly Christmas Experience” is on December 12th at 5pm at First Baptist – Orange at 7637 MLK, Jr. set in orange. The cost is $ 10 for adults (7th grade and above) and $ 5 for children (ages 4 to 6th grade). What you will enjoy with Jared and Maegan is well worth the ticket. But the night is just beginning. After the great time inside, we head outside for a night of Christmas activities, including delicious hot chocolate, s’mores, Christmas movies on the huge outdoor screen, and much more. You can decorate Christmas decorations and enjoy a live nativity scene while listening to your favorite Christmas carols.

Tickets are now available at and in the church Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Hospice helpers wanted

The Southeast Texas Hospice is currently looking for new volunteers. Be part of making a difference for someone when they need it most. We need volunteers for accompanying visits to our hospice patients and volunteers for handicrafts and office work.

Call the office at (409)886-0622 or send a DM on Facebook for additional questions or when you’re ready to begin your workout.

Christmas parade

The Kiwanis Club of Orange, TX announced that this year’s Christmas Parade will be on December 3rd.

Volunteers wanted

Friends of the Orange Train Depot is looking for volunteers. For more information, visit or contact Office Manager Rose Simar at 409-330-1576

Mother’s Day program

Registration for the North Orange Baptist Church Mother’s Day Program is open! Fall registration for the preschool program at North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N. 16th Street, Orange has begun. Classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to sign up, contact Jan Manshack at 409-920-0149. Class sizes are limited so register as soon as possible.

The west as home

Is home where the heart is The Stark Museum of Art explores the meaning of home in the exhibition “The West as Home”, which can be seen from Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until January 22, 2022. Over 100 works of art and two videos present different aspects of the concept of home from the point of view of Western artists. Sections on land, housing, interior space and family address how artists interpret their ideas about home. Thinking about what the concept has meant to others can help us define what home means to us today.

The. WH Stark House as a home

The WH Stark House as Home, an exhibition accompanying The West as Home, offers a glimpse into the past through items from William and Miriam Stark’s house and their life together in Orange, Texas. The exhibition runs until January 22, 2022 and guided tours are possible from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As a living home, everyday objects mixed with the latest technical devices and valuable antiques. The suitcases contain practical, sentimental, and sometimes curious items that were used by the Stark family and staff during the 40 years William and Miriam lived in the Green Avenue home. Visitors are encouraged to think about what things in their homes make them a unique and dynamic place.

soup kitchen

The First Presbyterian Church, 902 Green Ave. in orange, hosts a soup kitchen on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Recycle, recycle, recycle

Keep Orange County Beautiful and Trashy Ladies encourage residents to sign up for recycling at rest.

Orange County Beekeeping Group Meeting

The sessions will be suspended until the COVID-19 is resolved. The Orange County Beekeepers Group usually meets at 6:00 p.m. every first Tuesday of the month.

We are a group of local beekeepers interested in spreading information about honeybees and their pollination performance. This group is working with the Orange County Ag Agent to expand the possibilities of beekeeping in Orange. We also strive to serve and benefit other beekeepers, new beekeepers and the general public.

For information or assistance with Honeybee removal, please call Orange County Agrilife office 409-882-7010.

Be a change maker

United Way is offering a Change Maker option to help. You can “round up” your change with every purchase with a credit or debit card. For more information, please send an SMS to UWOC at 43506 or online at

Fly ins

The Orange County Radio Control Club meets every Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the club’s airfield at 1442 10623 Farm to Market Road, Orange. Guests are welcome as long as club members are present. Learn more about building and flying remote-controlled airplanes with fellow enthusiasts.

Hand quilting demonstration

The Thrift and Gift Shop has a free hand quilting demonstration from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday and Thursday. at 350 South 37th Street in Orange (located in the old Salk School). Call 409-886-7649 for more information.