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"Dinosaur George" to Visit Paris

The Paris Area Arts Alliance is sponsoring “Dinosaur George”, a world-class traveling prehistoric exhibit of dinosaur fossils.  It is one of the largest traveling prehistoric exhibits in North America. The exhibit will be open to the public 4:00 PM through 7:30 PM, Thursday, March...

03/05/2015 by eParisExtra
 Kiwanis Pancakes Good for the Soul

Kiwanis Pancakes Good for the Soul

Whether working or eating at the Kiwanis Pancake Days, a day is brightened with this annual event.  Students from North Lamar ISD will be among those eagerly waiting in line this week to have their plates filled with pancakes hot off the grill.  Above Stone Middle School 8th grader Emily...

03/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Shikha Prakash, 'Operation: Save Your Skin' to host 2nd annual free skin cancer screening tomorrow

Shikha Prakash, 'Operation: Save Your Skin' to host 2nd annual free skin cancer screening tomorrow

What started as a young girl’s vision for a school project has turned into a full-fledged operation to raise awareness and provide education about skin cancer. ‘Operation: Save Your Skin’, the brainchild of Paris High junior, Shikha Prakash, will hold its second annual skin...

03/04/2015 by Josh Allen
Tree Give‐Away Saturday, March 7, 2015

Tree Give‐Away Saturday, March 7, 2015

As a result of the recent ice storms and in an effort to encourage citizen commitment to “Keep Paris Beautiful, Make Lamar County Shine”, Keep Paris Beautiful (KPB) will hold once again host a tree give‐away on Saturday, March 7, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the west parking lot of...

03/04/2015 by eParisExtra
“The Glass Menagerie” opens March 5 at Paris Junior College

“The Glass Menagerie” opens March 5 at Paris Junior College

The play that made Tennessee Williams famous, “The Glass Menagerie,” opens the Paris Junior College drama department’s spring season this Thursday and continues through Sunday. Williams’ play, which is semi-autobiographical, tells the story of Amanda, a fading Southern women whose...

03/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Kiwanis Pancake Days March 6-7

Kiwanis Pancake Days March 6-7

The annual Pancake Days, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Paris is March 6th and 7th at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. They will be serving pancakes from 6am to 7pm. Tickets are $6.00 in advance, or  $7.00 at the door. Children 5 and under are free. For tickets call 903-785-5696. All Kiwanis...

03/01/2015 by eParisExtra
31st Annual Tour de Paris Looking for Sponsors

31st Annual Tour de Paris Looking for Sponsors

The Paris Visitors and Convention Council and Lamar County Chamber of Commerce are already making plans for the 31st Annual Tour de Paris Bicycle Rally to be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015. This bicycle rally brings over 900 bicyclists from all over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and...

02/28/2015 by eParisExtra
Powderly Volunteer Fire Department Annual Chili Supper

Powderly Volunteer Fire Department Annual Chili Supper

The Powderly Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Chili Supper and Auction is this Saturday, February 28th from 5pm-8pm at Aaron Parker Elementary School. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information or to donate a cake or pie, call Ed Handley at 903-669-6682. ...

02/26/2015 by eParisExtra

"5 Women Wearing the Same Dress" Comes to PCT

Paris Community Theatre is presenting the hilarious play “5 Women Wearing the Same Dress” March 13-15 and March 19-22. The play, set in Knoxville Tennessee focuses on five identically clad bridesmaids who are hiding out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid...

02/22/2015 by eParisExtra
NAACP Banquet on February 21st

NAACP Banquet on February 21st

The fifteenth “Bridging the Gap” celebration NAACP banquet is Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  at  the Love Civic Center. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased from any NAACP member or by calling 903-785-8918 or 903-784-8728 or 903-517-2388. This year’s...

02/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Kid friendly art exhibit this Thursday Feb. 5th

Kid friendly art exhibit this Thursday Feb. 5th

NXS Gallery is hosting an opening reception for local artist Andrea Doss. Andrea has a whimiscal style and is known for her kid friendly art. She will also have copies of the childrens book that she has illustrated on hand for sale. Reception is Thursday Feb. 5th from 4:30 to 7:00 and is...

02/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Child Actor and Comedian Dustin Diamond Returns to Paris

Child Actor and Comedian Dustin Diamond Returns to Paris

Known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers from “Saved By The Bell”, Dustin Diamond is returning to Paris at LMAO Comedy. Diamond has also appeared in several reality shows including Celebrity Boxing and Celebrity Fit Club, where his “bad boy of comedy” persona was made...

02/04/2015 by eParisExtra
Meals on Wheels Mardi Gras Fundraiser

Meals on Wheels Mardi Gras Fundraiser

The Lamar County Human Resources Council, Inc.  annual “Mardi Gras” fundraiser is Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Love Civic Center. The Lamar County Human Resources Council oversees the Meals on Wheels program that provides meals to our low income, housebound, or seniors that...

02/03/2015 by eParisExtra
New Members Art Show on Thursday

New Members Art Show on Thursday

The Plaza Art Gallery in downtown Paris will be hosting a “New Members Art Show” on Thursday, February 5th from 5pm-8pm. The art show and reception is open to the public and will feature the work of photographer Claudia Holland and artists Wes Groom. The show will run through the...

02/01/2015 by eParisExtra
NXS Contemporary Art Gallery Hosts Artist Reception

NXS Contemporary Art Gallery Hosts Artist Reception

NXS Contemporary Art Gallery will be hosting a welcoming artist reception on Thursday, February 5th from 4:30 to 7:00 for local artists Andrea Doss.  NXS Contemporary Art Gallery is located at 102 Clarksville Street in downtown Paris. Andrea Doss was born an artist, and painted her early...

01/28/2015 by eParisExtra
Puppets Invade the Square

Puppets Invade the Square

The hilarious, modern musical “Avenue Q” which focuses on a group of unique 20-somethings and features puppets will be running this weekend and next at the Paris Community Theatre. All performance times are at 7:30 pm (there are no matinees for this show). The cast includes:...

01/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Free Community Screening of The Texas Promise on Thursday

Free Community Screening of The Texas Promise on Thursday

Lamar County schools will host a FREE community screening of The Texas Promise on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Weger Auditorium located at Paris Junior High School at 2400 Jefferson Road. This screening is open to the public. Oscar-winner Vanessa Roth’s The Texas Promise, a...

01/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Free Tax Prep Being Offered by United Way

Free Tax Prep Being Offered by United Way

Once again, the United Way’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is offering free tax service to those who qualify. Households who earned less than $52,000 last year, may qualify for the free IRS-certified tax service. VITA volunteers will be available on Saturdays from...

01/20/2015 by eParisExtra

"Avenue Q" Opens at Paris Community Theatre

The hilarious, modern musical “Avenue Q” which focuses on a group of unique 20-somethings and features puppets is opening at the Paris Community Theatre this week. Avenue Q runs January 22-25 and January 28-31.  All times are at 7:30 pm (there are no matinees for this show). The...

01/18/2015 by eParisExtra
14th Annual Sweetheart Soiree for the CAC on Valentine's Day

14th Annual Sweetheart Soiree for the CAC on Valentine's Day

The Children’s Advocacy Center’s  14th Annual Sweetheart Soiree is on Valentine’s Day,  Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Love Civic Center. The Sweetheart Soiree is an elegant evening of dinner, dancing, live music as well as a silent and a live auction.  The Mars Hill Band...

01/13/2015 by eParisExtra