The Lutcher Theater in Orange recently announced its 2016-17 season, which includes 12 events for their 37th season that begins in the fall with a festive outdoor concert plus a diverse lineup that has something special for everyone.

Season tickets will go on sale at a later date, but to be added to the Lutcher mailing lists for ticket updates, call (409) 886-5535 or e-mail boxoffice [at] lutcher [dot] org.

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The public is invited to the 13th annual tribute to Orange County veterans 6 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3810 MLK Drive in Orange. The event is free.

Held annually on the plaza on the campus of Orange First Church of the Nazarene, the program includes special speakers, patriotic music and more.

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Brenda Cannon Henley, Senio  Correspondent to The Examiner

I have a dear friend (well, actually, more than one) who sometimes loses his objectivity and becomes downright mean to those around him. More often than not, he will be mean, excessively so, to one person for a week or two, and then completely switch his allegiance and turn on someone new within his circle. And believe me, after watching this trait demonstrated on several occasions, I can find no fault with the one that is chosen for that particular week. He or she will not have done anything demonstrating ill will, unkindness, or evil toward this person.

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Mystery dinner theater

A “Mystery Dinner Theater” will be held Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Orange at St. Mary Parish Hall (912 W. Cherry). See Zoe Bread and her kids, the Rev.

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Photo by Stephanie Reger

Every few years, I torture myself and attempt to grow one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. My object of sure disappointment is the peony. But aren’t they just gorgeous!

According to our friends at Wikipedia, the peony is a flowering plant of the genus Paeonia. They are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America. Peony experts can attest to around 40 or so species of this most lovely flower. They are among the most popular garden plants in some regions, but alas, not easy to grow here.

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