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GOALS Schedules Adult Spelling Bee for April 26

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Greater Orange Area Literary Services (GOALS) will sponsor its Adult Spelling Bee on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Lamar State College Student Gym, 403 Green Ave in Orange from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

GOALS is looking for participants. A spelling team consists of three people. The entry fee is a $350 donation, and lunch is included. Anyone can participate and join the fun. If you are not able to put a team together but still would like to support us, any donation would be greatly appreciated.

GOALS was established 31 years ago to address the literacy needs in our area. They offer one-on-one tutoring in reading, GED preparation, and (ESL) English as a second language. Money raised will fund student materials, GED test scholarships, and operational expenses.

For more info, call  409-886-4311, email, or visit their Facebook page.

Shangri La Offers Breakfast on the Bayou Program

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Join Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center for an early morning birding excursion at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center! During this family-friendly program, guests will have an opportunity to observe their natural surroundings as we navigate Adams Bayou on a slow-paced bird-watching adventure en route to their Beaver Pond outdoor classroom. Whether you’re a seasoned birdwatcher or a curious beginner, this leisurely adventure promises cherished moments and memories for the whole family.

This early morning program features a boxed grab-and-go breakfast and plenty of coffee! Binoculars and field guides will be available for use during the tour. There is a $12 breakfast fee per person for this program. Children must be 4 years of age or older to attend. Please note that this program features an easy activity level with some uneven terrain and a 1-mile hike.

Gate opens at 7:00 a.m. Boat departs at 7:30 a.m. and will return at 9:00 a.m.

Program dates:

April 23 – Register 4/8
May 2 – Register 4/15

Register online at their website.


Shred Day Set for April 6

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Tired of collecting those documents that cannot just be thrown in the trash due to sensitive information?

Mark your calendars for Shred Day on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, from 9 AM to 12 PM, located at Sabin Federal Credit Union at 1939 Strickland Dr.

Sabine Federal Credit Union, partnered with the City of Pinehurst, will provide local residents with the opportunity to properly dispose of those documents.

Please do not wait for the last minute to arrive. Once the shred truck is full, you will have to wait an entire year for a new event.

Stark House To Host Spring Open House

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The W.H. Stark House, at 610 Main Ave. in Orange, will be hosing their Spring Open House on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 10 AM-2 PM during the City of Orange’s Annual Art in the Park event.

“The community is invited to The W.H. Stark House for an art-themed walk through of the first two floors,” said Jennifer Dickinson, interim director of Stark Art and History Venues. “We will also have a community rock art painting project in the Carriage House and a virtual scavenger hunt on the grounds. The decorated rocks will be displayed throughout the flower beds. This is a great time of year for visitors to explore our blooming grounds and see the seasonal floral displays, including the new classic style pots planted with palms, a nod to the palm trees that punctuated the grounds when the Starks were in residence.,”

Admission and activities are free of charge.

All ages are welcome, but groups with children in arms or limited mobility will have access to the first floor only. Please note, The W.H. Stark House requires climbing steps to enter.

For more information about The W.H. Stark House or Spring Open House, please visit

Art in the Park and Car Show Returns on April 6

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The Explore Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the 22nd Annual Art in the Park and 5th Annual Car Show, which will be held on Saturday, April 6th,2024, at Stark Park in downtown Orange.

This annual celebration showcases the kaleidoscope of talents of local artists alongside the timeless allure of vintage and custom automobiles. With Art in the Park at its traditional location at Stark Park and the impressive Car Show lineup on Front Avenue, these two events will be within walking distance of one another to provide entertainment for all ages and interests.

Spend the day strolling through Art in the Park to find unique gifts from over 100 artists and market vendors from Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana! Explore the Car Show, where enthusiasts and collectors will marvel at the captivating display of classic automobiles, from sleek vintage models to roaring muscle cars, hot rods, and custom vehicles! Groove to the rhythm of live music performed by talented local musicians throughout the day while enjoying delicious food from on-site vendors.

Schedule of Events:

  • 7:00 am: Car Show Registration (free)
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm: Art in the Park and Car Show: vendor market, car show, food vendors, kid activities, live music
  • 11:00 am: Osmosis Jones Band
  • 1:30 pm: Curse and the Cure

Whether attendees are art aficionados, automobile enthusiasts, or simply looking for a fun-filled day out with the family, experience a day of creativity, classic cars, live music, and delicious food at Art in the Park and Car Show.

Please note, no dogs or pets will be allowed at Stark Park. For more information, please call the Explore Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at 409.883.1011.

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