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  • Hebert Public Library “Amazon” class, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2025 Merriman St. in Port Neches. Learn how to set up an Amazon account and manage your shipping and billing options.
  • Bridge City Chamber of Commerce ambassador meeting, 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. For more information, call (409) 735-5671.
  • Better Business Bureau 16th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main St. in Beaumont. The expo will feature Britt Godwin’s Remember When Orchestra, 100 booth exhibitors, free health screenings, the Stein Mart style show, BINGO, special presentations and door prizes. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (409) 835-5348.
  • Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Roast of Mayor Kirk Roccaforte, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Bridge City Community Center, 105 Parkside in Bridge City. For more information, call (409) 735-5671.
  • McFaddin-Ward House Museum “Stuff, with Carey Maloney,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Visitor’s Center lecture hall, 1906 Calder Ave. in Beaumont.
  • Nederland Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau 20th annual golf tournament, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Bayou Din, 8537 Labelle Road in Beaumont. Early registration ends Oct. 12. For more information, call the chamber at (409) 722-0279.
  • In recognition of National Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 24, Quota International of Southeast Texas will host a chicken spaghetti dinner fundraising event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, 2313 Nederland Ave., Port Neches. Deadline for orders is Monday, Oct. 19 and the cost is $8 a plate. Call 626-4735 to order.
  • The SE Texas Regional Planning Commission and the Port Arthur Environmental Justice Coalition workshop for homeowners in Port Arthur’s El Vista and Vista Village areas interested in applying for a home efficiency rehabilitation grant. The workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Lakeside-Palomar Community Center, 5700 Cambridge Ave., from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Pamela Lewis at409-899-8444, or John Beard at 409-626-1179.
  • “Harvest of Hope,” a festival with local vendors selling everything from arts and crafts to books, jewelry, Tupperware, Scentsy, and hot links, will take place at the United Methodist Temple, 4101 Highway 73, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Sponsored by the church’s United Methodist Women Circle.
  • Ladyz of Love “Give Cancer the Boot” breast cancer awareness walk and parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, 1500 Procter St. in Port Arthur. Pre-register for $10 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. the day of the parade. J.A.G.G. and Golden Foxes will perform. For more information, call (409) 728-2805 or (409) 549-6233.
  • Benefit for Kason Avila, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Encounter Church, 5300 Twin City Hwy in Groves. Kason was born June 12 with acute myeloid leukemia. He was immediately transferred to UTMB then to Texas Children’s Hospital a few days later. He has since started a treatment plan which will consist of a four-month in-patient stay at Texas Children’s. The benefit will feature live music, kids’ activities, silent auction, baked goods auction, T-shirts, bracelets and barbecue plates.
  • Rock Church, S.E., and Pastor Mike Deasy, will hold a “Chili Cook-off” after the 10:30 service Sunday, Oct. 25,- 150 FM 365 between West Port Arthur Road and U.S. 69. The first place prize a meal at Chili’s Restaurant and fun items for runners-up in Kathie’s Korner Store: CDs, baskets, jewelry, and more, come see, bring your chili, and maybe win.
  • Hebert Public Library “Mondays are Murder” book club, 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2025 Merriman St. in Port Neches. Each month, the “Mondays are Murder” book club will read and discuss the “first” book in a specific murder-mystery series. The library will provide a complete list of book titles in each series so that readers can continue the series on their own. This month is the “Spencer” series, beginning with “The Goldwulf Manuscript” by Robert B. Parker.
  • McFaddin-Ward House Museum “Mondays at the Museum” yoga class, 6:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, on the east lawn of the Main House, 1906 McFaddin Ave. in Beaumont.
  • Hebert Public Library “Craigslist” class, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2025 Merriman St. in Port Neches. Learn how to sell on Craigslist: create an account, upload photos to the site, create and edit a description and respond to offers and inquiries. Attendees are encouraged to bring cell phone photos of the item they wish to sell.
  • Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce fourth annual Cosmic Costume Bowling Tournament, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Max Bowl, 3500 Regional Drive in Port Arthur. Costume judges will be Tom and Linda Neal, Shelly Vitanza and Damon Gengo.
  • The Groves Public Library Fall Book Sale will be noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct 28. Great selection of hardback and paperback fiction, recipe books, religious fiction and nonfiction, gardening, children’s books and more. Large selection of used DVDs and videos. All proceeds benefit the library, 5600 West Washington.(409)962-6281.
  • State Rep. Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, campaign kickoff, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Courville’s Banquet Hall, 1744 Rose Lane, Beaumont. dade@texansfordade.com.
  • Gift of Life “Legacy of Love Gala: Celebrating 20 Years of Saving Lives,” 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday Oct. 29, at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will be the special guest of the night. To buy tickets or sponsorships, call (409) 833-3663. For more information, visit giftoflifebmt.org.
  • South East Texas Foster Grandparent Program 10th annual Golf Tournament, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Idylwild Golf Club, 1100 E. Pine Shadows Drive in Sour Lake. Get a hole-in-one at a designated hole and win a $10,000 split or a new car. For more information, call (409) 899-8444 ext. 7510.
  • Beaumont Rocktoberfest, 5:30 p.m. gates open Friday, Oct. 30, at the Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin St. in Beaumont. Live music will begin outside at 6 p.m. with MegaFauna and inside at 9 p.m. with Cranford Hollow. Following the bands, the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” will play on the big screen inside the historic Jefferson Theatre. The event will feature music, food and craft beer. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at the Civic Center Box Office.
  • The Grand 1894 Opera House “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” 1920 silent film accompanied by organist Rob Landes, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 Postoffice St. in downtown Galveston. For ticket information or questions, call (409) 765-1894 or visit www.thegrand.com.
  • A ‘Refuse to be a Victim’ seminar is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Courtyard Café, 4321 Lincoln Ave., Groves. Charity Cavazos, owner of CNC, will present the seminar. There will also be a representative from the Family Crisis center to share information on how a person can receive help if needed.

College students can attend the seminar at no cost.

  • The Nederland Heritage Festival Country Music Show tryouts Oct. 31at the NHF office.  Anyone interested in trying out needs to send an e-mail tonhfestival@gt.rr.com.  For more information, call 409-724-2269.  Contestants that are chosen will sing on the NHF Country Music Show with a live band, Skeeter Jones & the Beer Can Band on Feb. 27 at Central Middle School.
  • The Art Studio, Inc. Halloween concert, 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 31, 720 Franklin St. in Beaumont. Performances by Delicious Fuzz, Colossi, City Freaks and the debut of Cajun Tater & the Boudain Balls. Admission is $5. Anyone over 21 is allowed to BYOB. For more information, call (409) 838-5393.
  • The Mid-Jefferson County Aggie Moms will host their monthly meeting on Nov. 3 at 6:30p.m. Texas A&M Admission’s staff will be on hand to provide information to perspective students and parents.  The meeting will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church 3515 Helena Ave. Nederland.
  • Bridge City Chamber of Commerce monthly networking coffee, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Bridge City Bank, 701 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. For more information, call (409) 735-5671.
  • Bridge City Chamber of Commerce board of directors meeting, 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 150 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. For more information, call (409) 735-5671.
  • Diabetes Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in The Medical Center of Southeast Texas auditorium, 2555 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. in Port Arthur. Topics range from day-to-day living with diabetes to nutrition and new recipes. For more information, call (409) 727-5006.
  • Model train exhibit, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15, Effie and Wilton Public Library, 2025 Merriman St., Port Neches. Free admission. For more information, call 722-4554.
  • Bridge City Chamber of Commerce ambassador meeting, 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 150 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. For more information, call (409) 735-5671.
  • Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce new member showcase, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Holiday Inn-Park Central, 2929 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. in Port Arthur. For more information, call (409) 963-1107.
  • Port Neches Trade Days, all day Saturday, Nov. 21, along Port Neches Avenue. All shops open with antiques, arts and crafts, food trucks, Cannibals Car Club and vendor booths.
  • Nederland Christmas on the Avenue, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.
  • Bridge City Chamber of Commerce annual Christmas Light Parade, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, on West Roundbunch Road from First Baptist Church to Bridge City Elementary School. For more information, call (409) 735-5671.
  • Bridge City Chamber of Commerce monthly networking coffee, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Bridge City High School library, 2690 Texas Ave. in Bridge City. For more information, call (409) 735-5671.
  • Nederland annual Lighted Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8.
  • Bridge City Chamber of Commerce board of directors meeting, 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 150 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. For more information, call (409) 735-5671.
  • Diabetes Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in The Medical Center of Southeast Texas auditorium, 2555 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. in Port Arthur. Topics range from day-to-day living with diabetes to nutrition and new recipes. For more information, call (409) 727-5006.
  • Bridge City Chamber of Commerce ambassador meeting, 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 150 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. For more information, call (409) 735-5671.
  • Port Neches Trade Days, all day Saturday, Dec. 19, along Port Neches Avenue. All shops open with antiques, arts and crafts, food trucks, Cannibals Car Club and vendor booths.