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  • The Port Arthur Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the PAISD CATE Building, Room 153 at Memorial High School, 3501 S/Sgt. Lucian Adams Drive. The meeting topic will be patriotism. The speaker will be R. Hidalgo, District V president.
  • 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.
  • Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee meeting, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at First Financial Bank, 8535 Central Mall Drive. 963-1107.
  • Nederland Chamber of Commerce Monthly Coffee, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Central Middle School Library, 200 N. 17th St.
  • Port Arthur’s Texas Roadhouse invites veterans and active members of U.S. military to enjoy FREE lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. Every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces.
  • Dedication of Nederland Veterans Memorial Park, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the corner of N. 12th Street and Atlanta Avenue, next to Nederland City Hall. Congressman Randy Weber to be guest speaker.
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Omega will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Gallery at the Port Arthur Public Library. Program topic will be The History of Surnames, presented by local member Natasha Jones, explaining her article on the history of surnames.
  • Diabetes Support Group will meet 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the auditorium at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, 2555 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. The guest speaker from Kidney Smart organization in Houston, will discuss kidney health. November is Diabetes Awareness Month. For November only, seating is limited. Please call 853-5376 for reservations.
  • The annual statewide Veterans Job Fair, “Hiring Red, White and You!” will be hosted by Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas in Port Arthur from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Bob Bowers Civic Center on Thursday, Nov. 12.
  • A Veterans Day Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Ninth Avenue. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by a program, banquet with gumbo, trimmings and a guest speaker, and the honor guard. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 12809 and is free to veterans, who are encouraged to wear their uniforms if they still fit into them. The public is invited to attend for a cost of $5.
  • PNG ISD art teacher Mark Nesmith exhibits SE Texas inspired paintings at the Texas Artists Museum in Port Arthur. The show will run through November and visitors can meet the artists at a free to the public reception from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday, Nov. 12.
  • Groves Knights of Columbus Blood Drive 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at 3749 Lincoln Ave., Groves, Meal provided for donor.
  • The Scottish Society of Southeast Texas will meet on Thursday, Nov. 12, at St. Andrews’ Presbyterian Church, 1350 N. 23rd St. at Gladys, Beaumont.  A covered dish supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program.
  • 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.
  • St. Helen Catholic Church, 8105 FM 1442 in Orangefield, will hold a Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 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. Yesteryear’s model trains with computer-controlled motion and sound. In honor of National Model Railroad Month, members of the East Texas and Gulf Rail Modelers Association will operate modular HO-scale model trains that includes the latest diesel locomotives and vintage steam locomotives to pull fleets of club cars, grain hoppers, coal cars, and other specialized equipment. Free admission. For more information, call 722-4554.
  • Gulf Credit Union will host “Cars for the Cure” on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at their Groves location, 5140 West Parkway. This car show will feature antique and unusual cars, trucks and motorcycles. Vehicle entries will be registered the day of the show, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. The registration entry fee is $20 and includes a meal ticket. Goody bags will be given to the first 200 vehicles registered. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The event is also sponsored by The City Corvette Club.
  • Hebert Public Library, “Spanish Conversation” class on Monday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. at 2025 Merriman St. in Port Neches. Know some Spanish and want to practice speaking with others? Although the class was designed for “graduates” of the library’s recent Beginner Spanish class, the weekly Spanish Conversation get-together is open to anyone. Note: The Beginner Spanish class will be offered again in January; call Patti at 409-722-4554.
  • Hebert Public Library, “Mondays Are Murder” book club meets on Monday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m., at 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. For each series, the library will provide a complete list of book titles so that readers can continue reading the series on their own. This month: Loyalty, by Ingrid Thoft (Fina Ludlow series).
  • Hebert Public Library, “Audiobooks/ebooks: Apple devices” class, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m., in the library conference room, 2025 Merriman St. in Port Neches. Learn how to check out and download the library’s audiobooks or ebooks to your own Apple device.
  • Hebert Public Library, “Learn Chess” class on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m., at 2025 Merriman St. in Port Neches. It’s never too late to learn the most popular game in the world: chess! We will cover the basic rules and piece movements. Advance to playing against an opponent or the computer/iPad. Open to all ages.
  • Hebert Public Library, Book-a-Librarian session on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m., at 2025 Merriman St. in Port Neches. You have a librarian’s undivided attention for an hour. Need help finding something on the web? Want to create tables in Word? You name it, we will try to assist. Please call Patti at 722-4554 to reserve the hour — and it might help to know in advance what you wish to accomplish.
  • The Golden Triangle Citrus Show will be from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Auditorium, 1225 Pearl Street, Ste. 200. Program 6 will be presented at 8:30 p.m. It will cover Growing Citrus in Southeast. For information, call 835-8461 or 727-2191, Ext. 8461 $10 Admission, includes citrus show and lecture sponsored by the Jefferson County Horticulture Committee.
  • The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will host a public meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Port Arthur Transit Service Center, 327 Dallas Ave., Port Arthur, providing citizens the opportunity to learn about and comment on Southeast Texas regional transportation needs.
  • 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 Morning Business Connection 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Golden Triangle Emergency Center, 8035 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur.
  • 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.
  • Memorial High School Project Graduation Class of 2016 will host a Pancake Fundraiser from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the MHS Common Area. Menu includes Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Orange Juice or Milk, $7. Presale orders will be accepted by calling (409)527-1746 or (409) 718-6738. All proceeds benefit the MHS Project Graduation Class of 2016.
  • The Compassionate Ladies Civic and Social  Organization will present their second year anniversary gala,  A Casino Night Dance, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at S&G Auditorium, 900 Fifth St., Port Arthur. Dress to impress. $10 presale tickets $15 at the door. For tickets, contact Joyce 409-549-5405, Carla 409-599-2512or Diana 409-960-1333.
  • Hebert Public Library, “Craigslist” class on Monday, Nov. 23, 4 p.m., at 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 cellphone photos of the item they wish to sell.
  • Hebert Public Library, “Learn Chess” class on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1 p.m., at 2025 Merriman St. in Port Neches. It’s never too late to learn the most popular game in the world: chess! We will cover the basic rules and piece movements. Advance to playing against an opponent or the computer/iPad. Open to all ages.
  • Project GLOW will be present its Community Christmas Program  “The Light of the World” at 7 p.m. Dec. 3at the Bridge City High School. The Charity Christmas presentation is designed to give the youth in our community the opportunity to use their gifts & talents to benefit others who are less fortunate. All proceeds for the Christmas Program will go to the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance. Tickets $5. 466-3600.
  • 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 monthly networking coffee 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, Bridge City ISD, Bridge City High School Library, 2690 Texas Ave., Bridge City.
  • 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.
  • Bridge City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of the Bayou annual banquet, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at Bridge City Elementary School, 1035 Roundbunch Road.