Community Briefs 10.24.20
Halloween at the Library
Trick or Treat may look a little different this year, but we still want to share the joy of Halloween with our citizens. To join the fun, just drive your car thru the main drive at the front of the library to pick up your Halloween goodie bags starting at 5 p.m. until gone on Saturday, Oct. 31. No need to get out of the car. Stay safe this Halloween. We can’t wait to see your costumes! Trick or Treaters must be present.
Fall Family Fun Day
The Museum of the Gulf Coast is having a Fall Family Fun Day on Saturday October 31, 2020 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. at 700 Procter Street in Port Arthur. This is a FREE event. We will be outdoors, in our parking lot giving out candy and we will have some exciting activities and organizations there. Star Wars character appearances by Charitable Force. Horse experience with Stable Spirit, and Lamar University robotics club.
In order to keep our clients and volunteers safe, we will be doing our upcoming Parenting class on November 14 via ZOOM.
This will be an all-day class 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
If you have someone that needs to register, they can go to www.wellsofagape.org
Under the classes and services tab click on Parenting class. There will be instructions there as well as a link for them to click on to register.
We will send them information on what they will need to do prior to the date of the class. This will be our last Parenting class of 2020. We will resume in 2021.
Orange Firestation Drive thru
Orange Fire Department will host a Drive Thru in lieu of the annual Open House for Halloween. The event will be from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. The Orange Police Department and Orange Public Library will host similar events at the same time.
God and Country Rally
God and Country Rally is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at Maplecrest Baptist Church located at 17684 Interstate 10 in Vidor. Scheduled speakers at the rally are R.J. Boatman, Sheriff Lane Mooney, Historian David Barton (video), Jonathan Covey of Texas Values, Scott Goleman Chief Justice of the Ninth Court of Appeals, and State Representative District 19 James White. The public is invited to attend.
First Presbyterian Church, 902 Green Ave. in Orange, hosts a Soup Kitchen from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) is hosting a free Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sat., October 24 at Bridge City Intermediate School parking lot at 1029 West Roundbunch Road in Bridge City.
The event is open to all southeast Texas residents.
During this free event, the SETRPC collects items that could pose health and environmental risks if disposed of improperly.
Orange County Beekeepers Group Meetings
Meetings are suspended pending COVID-19 resolution. The Orange County Beekeepers Group normally meets the first Tuesday of each month 6 p.m. Anyone interested in Honeybees or Beekeeping is welcome to join us on Facebook, search Orange Texas Beekeepers.
We are a group of local beekeepers interested in spreading information about honeybees and the pollination service they perform. This group works with the Orange County Ag Agent to expand beekeeping opportunity in Orange. We also strive to aid and assist fellow beekeepers, any new beekeepers and the general public.
For information or assistance with Honeybee removals please contact the Orange County Agrilife office 409-882-7010.
South Texas State Fair
The South Texas State Fair will be held from March 25 – April 4, 2021.
Lamb, goats, swine and F1 heifer tag-in: TBD
Entry deadline for lambs, goats, swine and F1 heifers is December 1, 2020
Roaster pickup: January 22, 2021 (YMBL office)
Broiler pickup is February 12, 20201 (YMBL office)
Rabbit entry deadline is February 2, 2021
5K Ministries Food Pantry, located at 9125 Skeeter, Orange, TX 77632 at the corner of Hwy 62 and Skeeter 3 miles north of the intersection in Mauriceville, is open 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. For more information, call 409-745-7110
Be A Change Maker
United Way offers a Change Maker option to help. You can ‘round up’ your spare change with every credit or debit card purchase. Find out more by texting UWOC to 43506 or online at https://unitedwayorangecounty.harnessapp.com/roundup/
Orange County Radio Control Club meets each Tuesday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the club’s airfield located at 10623 Farm to Market Road 1442 in Orange. Guests are welcome as long as club members are present. Learn more about building and flying remote controlled airplanes with other enthusiasts.
Hand Quilting Demonstration
Thrift and Gift Shop holds a free Hand Quilting demonstration from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., every Tues. and Thurs. at 350 South 37th Street in Orange (located in the old Salk School). For more information call 409-886-7649.