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Orange Lions Club Offers Adoption of Carousel Horses by Families

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Want to be a part of Orange Lion’s Club Carnival history? Your family can!  The Orange Lions Club is offering families/individuals (no business sponsorships available on this project) the opportunity to “adopt” horses on their carousel.

Your adoption fee will cover the repainting of a horse. You can select the base color, as approved by the club, and your last name will be featured on the horse.

This project will be completed prior to the next carnival.

As of July 7, 2023, here are the remaining horses:

  • Large-one left
  • Medium-6 left
  • Small-8 left

For more details, see the flyer below.

Men’s Healthcare Screenings Offered Free in Orange on June 10

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The Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program is hosting free Men’s Healthcare Screenings this Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Orange Baptist Campus Hospital Lobby located at 608 Strickland Drive.

The Gift of Life Program, in collaboration with its medical partners, provides the opportunity for eligible men in Orange to receive free healthcare and medical services, including PSA screenings, primary care tests, and on-site physician consultations to review test outcomes and navigate men to care.

To make an appointment or see if you qualify, call the Gift of Life office at 409-833-3663 or register online at A member of the staff will be available to discuss options and resources.

Orange Public Library Announces Summer Reading Programs

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The Orange Public Library has a series of Summer Reading Programs for readers of all ages. Upon registration, participants will receive a reading log to record their reading and listening time. Readers will turn in their logs by July 26th to receive Library Bucks to be used at the Library Store.

The programs are as follows:
Preschool Read-to-Me: Wednesdays from June 7- July 26, 2023. from 10:45 am – 11:15 am. A different community member will read to children and parents in the Children’s Room at the library.

Grades 1st – 6th: Wednesdays from June 7 – July 26. 2023, from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Children going into 1st – 6th grades will participate in a different program each week, including art, agriculture, science, and wildlife.

Young Adults: Tuesdays from June 6 -July 25. 2023. from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Young adults will hang out in the library with different activities each week, including VR headsets, video and board games, painting, and more.

Readers must sign up at the library for a Summer Reading Program to attend any of the weekly events. Registration begins Tuesday, May 30, 2023, with the first program beginning on June 6, 2023.

For more information, please contact the Orange Public Library at 409-883-1086.

Shangri La to Offer Butterfly Gardening Basics

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Are you interested in attracting fluttery friends into your outside space? Join Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to learn the steps towards creating a successful butterfly habitat in your garden. You will learn about how to site the garden, the butterfly plant needs, and more.

The program will be offered on Thursday, June 1, 2023. as a lecture-style program designed to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of gardening basics.

No reservation is required. You will meet your Shangri La Gardens guide at the front entrance. The program begins promptly at 10 a.m. and will last around an hour.

Please dress appropriately for an outside program.

For questions, please call 409-670-9113 or check out their website.

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