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Circus Comes to Town This Weekend

Circus Comes to Town This Weekend

The Carson & Barnes Circus will be at the Lamar County Fairgrounds Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd. Show times are at 2pm and 5pm both days. The “World’s Biggest Big Top Show” is sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Red River Valley. Advance tickets are...

03/28/2016 by eParisExtra
Easter at the Maxey House

Easter at the Maxey House

Come and enjoy various Easter activities at the Sam Bell Maxey House during Easter at the Maxey House on Saturday, March 26th, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Admission is free for all of the activities on the grounds.  The regular admission fees apply for tours of the historic house museum. Easter egg...

03/24/2016 by eParisExtra
Kids Safe Saturday and Paris Art Fair Planned

Kids Safe Saturday and Paris Art Fair Planned

The 2016 Kids Safe Saturday and Paris Art Fair is taking applications for Professional Artist, Amateur Artist, Art Dealers, Craft Dealers, plus K-12 Art entries. The event is Saturday May 7, 2016 at the Love Civic Center from 9am-3pm. Think Child Safety/Think Senior Safety is a injury...

03/22/2016 by eParisExtra
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A "Staycation" Spring Break

Local schools are on spring break the week on March 14th. For those staying at home, here are some great activities that are not too far of a drive to keep your kids happy and entertained. #1 – If the weather is nice, visit “Dallas Blooms” at the Dallas Arboretum.  The...

03/14/2016 by eParisExtra
The Maxey House Spring Break Extravaganza

The Maxey House Spring Break Extravaganza

Got a case of spring fever?  Find your cure at the Maxey House’s “Spring Break Extravaganza.”  Starting on March 15 through March 18, the Maxey House will have different activities and crafts each day for children and their families to participate in from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 –...

03/13/2016 by eParisExtra
Annual Kids Marathon Kicks Off Monday, March 7th

Annual Kids Marathon Kicks Off Monday, March 7th

Monday, March 7 is the kick-off of the 7th Annual Kids Marathon, sponsored by the Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business and Industry, at 5:15 p.m. at the Trail de Paris trail near the Love Civic Center. During the kick-off children from Kindergarten through sixth grade and  their...

03/01/2016 by eParisExtra
Parent Workshop to Help with Student’s Test Anxiety

Parent Workshop to Help with Student’s Test Anxiety

What is test anxiety? How do you recognize the signs in your child? What can you do to help them overcome it?  All these questions will be addressed at a parent workshop hosted by North Lamar ISD on Monday, March 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the NL Athletic Facility.  North Lamar...

02/19/2016 by eParisExtra
Late Registration for Paris Optimist Baseball

Late Registration for Paris Optimist Baseball

This year the Paris Optimist Club is offering a second, “late” registration for spring baseball at Woodall Field.  When: Saturday Feb 13th Time: 10:00 – 2:00 Where: Lamar Ave Church of Christ Registration Fees: Fee includes game shirt & team drinks Ages 3-4 –...

02/09/2016 by eParisExtra
The Mother-Son Superhero Night at Northeast Texas Children's Museum

The Mother-Son Superhero Night at Northeast Texas Children's Museum

The Mother-Son Superhero Night is February 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum. This is a wonderful event for mothers and sons to enjoy the evening together in a Super Hero Night theme. The museum is located at 2501 Hwy 24 in Commerce, TX. For more information...

02/06/2016 by eParisExtra
PCT Presents

PCT Presents "Stage Combat Camp"

Paris Community Theatre is proud to partner with National Recognized Stage Combat Instructor Orion Couling to bring you a weekend that packs a real punch.  Stage Combat Camp will be held at the PCT Centre (115 Clarksville Street in downtown Paris) March 4th-6th. During this three day...

02/05/2016 by eParisExtra
Registration for Spring Sports

Registration for Spring Sports

Registration for spring sports is happening in February. Paris Optimist Baseball sign-ups are Saturday, Feb. 6th at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ from 10am-2pm for ages 3-14. Fees are $45 for ages 3-4; $80 ages 5-8; $85 ages 9-12; $95 ages 13-14. First time players need to bring birth...

02/04/2016 by eParisExtra
Zika Virus Travel Warning

Zika Virus Travel Warning

The World Health Organization has warned that the Zika Virus is “spreading explosively” in Mexico and Central and South America and pregnant women should not visit the countries currently experiencing an outbreak. The CDC warns that pregnant women should avoid traveling to the...

02/01/2016 by eParisExtra
Soccer Registration on February 13th

Soccer Registration on February 13th

Paris Soccer Association Sign-Ups for the spring season will be Saturday, February 13th from 9am-2pm at the Paris Soccer Association Fields (on Collegiate Drive). ...

01/31/2016 by eParisExtra
Covenant Christian Church to offer

Covenant Christian Church to offer "Mother's Day Out" Program

Covenant Christian Church is adding a “Mother’s Day Out” program. According to director Crystal Brown, they hope to launch the new program by the end of February. The program will be open to children ages one to pre-school age on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-4pm. Brown...

01/29/2016 by eParisExtra
Hoverboards Catching Fire in East Texas

Hoverboards Catching Fire in East Texas

In early December eparisextra.com ran an article on “The Mommy Desk” regarding the safety of hoverboards. The column reported tales of  the popular electronic scooters catching fire spontaneously in Louisiana, Alabama and in the U.K. Last week, there were two reported cases of...

01/27/2016 by eParisExtra
Blazette Dance Camps

Blazette Dance Camps

The PHS Blazettes will present a pair of winter dance camps for students ages 5-10 (Saturday, Jan. 30) and ages 11-13 (Saturday, Feb. 6). Campers will have the opportunity to perform at halftime of future Wildcat basketball games. Ages 5-10 will meet at the Paris High Gym from 9am-1pm on...

01/22/2016 by eParisExtra
Daddy Daughter Dance at Northeast Texas Children's Museum

Daddy Daughter Dance at Northeast Texas Children's Museum

There will be a “Daddy Daughter Dance” at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum on February 6, 2016 from 6:30 pm – 9pm. The dance is sponsored by the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum, located at 2051 State Hwy 50S in Commerce, Tx. This is a special time for dads...

01/16/2016 by eParisExtra
Baseball Registration is February 6th

Baseball Registration is February 6th

The Paris Optimist Club baseball registration for the spring season at Woodall Field is Saturday, February 6th from 10 am-2 pm at the Lamar Ave Church of Christ. Registration fee includes game shirt and team drinks/snowcone. Ages 3-4 – Instructional – $45 Ages 5-6 – Tball...

01/12/2016 by eParisExtra
City of Paris Dixie Fastpitch Softball Sign-ups

City of Paris Dixie Fastpitch Softball Sign-ups

The City of Paris will be holding sign-ups for players ages 3 – 15 on Feb. 6 at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.   Three and four year old players will be $55.00, while players ages 5-15 will be $75.00. Fee includes basic picture package for all ages. A copy of...

01/09/2016 by eParisExtra
Children's Health Fair at Northeast Texas Children’s Museum

Children's Health Fair at Northeast Texas Children’s Museum

There will be a Children’s Health Fair at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum this Saturday, January 16th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. This FREE Health Fair will include health tips and activities for kids by Healthcare Professionals. All exhibits are open for play and all children...

01/05/2016 by eParisExtra