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Triangle Calendar: Local events you need to know about

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Summer Feeding Program Kick-off, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, June 8 at Barbara Jacket Park.

• Sacred Heart Mardi Gras Group will leave on a casino bus trip to Louisiana at 10 a.m. Monday, June 8, at the Knights of Peter Claver Hall, 1001 Grannis Ave. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (409) 736-2653.

• Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library “Summer Reading Program” starts, 1 p.m. Monday, June 8, at the Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library, 2712 Nederland Ave. in Nederland.

• Nederland Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau monthly networking coffee, 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2119 Nederland Ave. For more information, call (409) 722-0279.

• Jefferson County Singles’ Club, “Glenn Lenderman,” doors open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Single’s Club, 7601 Green Ave. in Nederland. Music starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Cover charge is $7.

• Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library “Getting Crafty Strawbee Creations,” 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library, 2712 Nederland Ave. in Nederland.

• Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library “Downloading the Library’s eBooks,” 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, at the Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library, 2712 Nederland Ave. in Nederland.

• The 43rd annual Jefferson County Fruit and Vegetable Show, entries received 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 13, at Central Mall, 3100 FM 365 in Port Arthur. Judging will begin at noon. Enter fresh or processed fruits, vegetables and herbs for a chance to win ribbons and prizes. For more information, call (409) 727-2191 ext. 8461.

• Jefferson County Singles’ Club, “Cadillac’s,” doors open at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the Single’s Club, 7601 Green Ave. in Nederland. Music starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Cover charge is $7.

• Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library “Library Catalog and Database,” 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at the Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library, 2712 Nederland Ave. in Nederland.

Jefferson County Singles’ Club, “Cadillac’s,” doors open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at the Single’s Club, 7601 Green Ave. in Nederland. Music starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Cover charge is $7.

• Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce “Morning Business Connection,” 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Gulf Coast Health Center, 601 Rev Dr. Ransom Howard in Port Arthur. Provides an excellent way for large and small businesses to meet.

• Jefferson County Singles’ Club, “Ken Marvel Swamp Pop,” doors open at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at the Single’s Club, 7601 Green Ave. in Nederland. Music starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Cover charge is $7.

• Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, “Membership Luncheon,” buffet opens at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive in Port Arthur.  Program begns at 12:00 p.m. Cost is $25 per person, $300 reserved table for 10, $500 Sponsor table out front to advertise and 5 tickets, $625 Sponsor table out front to advertise and reserved table for 10.  Register at www.portarthurtexas.com or call (409) 963-1107 by Friday, June 19.  Walk-ins will not be accepted.

• Jefferson County Singles’ Club, “Glenn Lenderman,” doors open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at the Single’s Club, 7601 Green Ave. in Nederland. Music starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Cover charge is $7.

• LifeShare Blood Drive, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, in the parking lot of the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Performing Arts Center.

• Jefferson County Singles’ Club, Cajun Night, doors open at 6 p.m. Friday, June 27, at the Single’s Club, 7601 Green Ave. in Nederland. “Travis Matte & The Kingpins” will hit the stage at 7 p.m. and play through 11 p.m. Cover charge to be announced.

• Jefferson County Singles’ Club, “Cadillac’s,” doors open at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the Single’s Club, 7601 Green Ave. in Nederland. Music starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Cover charge is $7.

• Jefferson County Singles’ Club, “Cadillac’s,” doors open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the Single’s Club, 7601 Green Ave. in Nederland. Music starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Cover charge is $7.

• Port Arthur Fourth of July Citywide Event, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Carl Parker Center. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. over the canal. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

• Nederland Fireworks Extravaganza, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Doornbos Heritage Park, 2301 Avenue H in Nederland.

• Lamar State College-Port Arthur hurricane preparedness presentation, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, July 13, in the LSC-PA Student Center lobby. The Student Government Association, in association with the American Red Cross, will present important information about being prepared in the face of another hurricane season in Southeast Texas.

• Nederland Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau monthly networking coffee, 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 14,

• Lamar State College-Port Arthur new student orientation, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 16, in the LSC-PA Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center. Come tour the campus and learn what it takes to be a successful college student.

• Lamar State College-Port Arthur new student orientation, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, in the LSC-PA Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center. Come tour the campus and learn what it takes to be a successful college student.

• Sabine Pass High School “Down in the Marshes” Reunion meet and greet and street dance, 7:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 7, at the R.L. “Gabby” Eldridge Sabine Pass Community Center, 5261 S. Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur. BYOB with snacks available. For more information, email spreunion2015@yahoo.com.

• Sabine Pass High School “Down in the Marshes” Reunion family fun day picnic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Bert Karrer Lions Park. Water provided with links, hot dogs and chips. For more information, email spreunion2015@yahoo.com.

• Sabine Pass High School “Down in the Marshes” Reunion “Dancing with the Sharks” dance, 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 8, at Holiday Inn Park Central, 2929 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. in Port Arthur. Tickets are $20 per person and $30 per couple. Advance tickets purchases through July 15. For more information, email spreunion2015@yahoo.com.

• Nederland Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau monthly networking coffee, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.

• Lamar State College-Port Arthur Welcome Week, Aug. 24 through Aug. 28, in the LSC-PA Student Center lobby. Watch lamarpa.edu and Facebook.com/lscpa for more details.

• Nederland Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau monthly networking coffee, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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About Roger Cowles

Roger Cowles is the editor of The Port Arthur News. Born in Port Arthur, he grew up in Groves. He is a graduate of Port Neches-Groves High School and Lamar University, where he was editor of the University Press. Cowles is married to Celines Del Valle, is a member and past president of The Rotary Club of Port Arthur and serves on a number of boards for local agencies, including the United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County and the Salvation Army.

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