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Christmas in Paris this Saturday

Christmas in Paris this Saturday

The Love Civic Center “Christmas in Paris” is this Saturday, November 22nd at the Love Civic Center from 9am-4pm. Christmas in Paris is a traditional Christmas bazaar hosted by Troop 2, chartered by Calvary United Methodist Church. Admission is free, but donations for Toys for Tots...

11/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Fire Department and Fire Marshal’s Office Tips for Fire Safe Holiday

Paris Fire Department and Fire Marshal’s Office Tips for Fire Safe Holiday

It’s a busy time of year in the kitchen, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The kitchen is a beehive of activity during the holidays. Besides cooking all day, there are football games to watch, children and grandchildren playing, family and friends to visit. This means that there are minutes that no...

11/17/2014 by eParisExtra
Beauty and the Beast Coming to North Lamar High School

Beauty and the Beast Coming to North Lamar High School

Tickets are on sale at North Lamar High School for the Theatre Department’s production of Beauty and the Beast. The show runs Thursday, November 20th through Sunday, November 23rd. Performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening begin at 7:30pm and a Sunday matinee at 2:30pm. All...

11/14/2014 by eParisExtra

"Tea with Mrs. Potts"

Children who love “Beauty and the Beast” will love having “Tea with Mrs. Potts” on Saturday, November 15th from 10am-12pm at the First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15 and include tea and a snack with the “Beauty and the Beast” character Mrs. Potts...

11/11/2014 by eParisExtra
The Overscheduled Child

The Overscheduled Child

Soccer practice, guitar lesson, dance class… for some kids that’s all a typical afternoon. And moms are running themselves ragged, burning fuel, trying to cram it all in. This mom included. And if you have multiple children, the logistics can become a nightmare. But the question...

11/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Whether you go trick or treating downtown, in your local neighborhood or at one of numerous church-sponsored Halloween festivals, there are several tips for keeping your kiddos safe on Halloween. Tell children not to accept – and especially not to eat – anything that isn’t commercially...

10/31/2014 by eParisExtra
A $1300 Mistake

A $1300 Mistake

You hear these kind of stories on the news, but you never think it will happen to you. Until you open up your credit card bill and realize your 9 year old child has spent $1300 on in-app purchases on your cell phone. Many of the new apps or games that kids purchase on iPhones or tablets are...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Methamphetamine: The Facts

Methamphetamine: The Facts

Two people were arrested in Paris last week for possession of Methamphetamine. If you follow the arrests reports, you know that is not uncommon here in Paris. It’s not uncommon anywhere. But it is especially common in rural America.  Unfortunately, it is easy and cheap to produce. ...

09/07/2014 by eParisExtra
A look at Home Based Businesses - J. Hilburn

A look at Home Based Businesses - J. Hilburn

Regan Anders,J. Hilburn Personal Stylist Many moms are turning to home-based businesses as a career alternative.  In this series, we will look at several local women (and moms) who run a home-based, direct sales businesses.  The first is Regan Anders, J. Hilburn Personal Stylist. J. Hilburn...

08/25/2014 by eParisExtra
The Ebola Virus

The Ebola Virus

There is heightened concern, even here in Paris Texas, over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, especially since two infected Americans were transferred to an American hospital in Atlanta to be treated. “Ebola virus em” by CDC/ Dr. Frederick A. Murphy — a Centers for...

08/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Warning to Parents about Synthetic Pot

Warning to Parents about Synthetic Pot

Marijuana is more dangerous than ever, and parents need to warn their children that they have no idea if a deadly ingredient has been added.  And “synthetic pot” is even worse. Take the story of Connor Eckhardt from California, who was declared braid-dead at age 19. The previous Saturday,...

08/02/2014 by eParisExtra
Fall Baseball Signs Ups are Saturday, August 2nd

Fall Baseball Signs Ups are Saturday, August 2nd

Fall baseball sign ups are Saturday, August 2 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Woodall Fields. Players will play at the league age that they will be as of May 1, 2015. There will be a league for all ages 3 yr. to 14 yr. The season will start Saturday, Aug. 30. FALL BALL SIGN UP FEES are: 3-4 Yr....

07/31/2014 by eParisExtra
2014 Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Maxey House

2014 Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Maxey House

The Sam Bell Maxey House will be having a stuffed animal sleepover on Friday, July 25th. At 6:30pm, children can bring their stuffed animals, dolls or action figures to the Sam Bell Maxey House, located at 812 Church Street, for a sleepover. After introductions, everyone is invited to stay...

07/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Final Summer Workshop for Kids at PCT

Final Summer Workshop for Kids at PCT

The final summer workshop for kids at PCT is a Papier Mache Workshop, taught by Ashley Pickering. The workshop will meet this week, July 21-25 from 10:30am-11:30am. The class is for kids ages 6-12 and the fee for the week is $50.  Kids will be creating their very own hanging, 3D papier mache...

07/20/2014 by eParisExtra
Weekend Events for the Family

Weekend Events for the Family

This weekend there are many family activities to choose from here in Paris. For those who enjoy monster trucks, there is a Monster Truck Rally at the Paris Rodeo Arena. The gates open at 6pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children. Those looking for a bit...

07/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Theatre Workshops this Week at PCT

Theatre Workshops this Week at PCT

The PCT Brown Centre of Creative Arts The Paris Community Theatre is continuing its offering of summer workshops for kids next week. First, is TRUNK THEATRE for ages 5-8 taught by Laura Hutchings and Victoria Rhodes. This workshop encourages children to “open” their trunks and...

07/12/2014 by eParisExtra
Film Making Workshop for Older Kids Next Week at PCT

Film Making Workshop for Older Kids Next Week at PCT

Brandon Michael, Ethan Branch, Brock Dority and Chase Ramsey work on Ramsey’s short film. (Courtesy photo) The Paris Community Theatre has been holding art and theatre workshops in the summer for years. This summer, however, older kids (grades 6 and up) can participate in a Film Making...

06/30/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Holds Art & Theatre Camp next week

North Lamar Holds Art & Theatre Camp next week

North Lamar ISD will be holding a Kids Art & Theatre camp next week, July 7th-11th from 9am-noon each day. The camp is for kids ages 8-13 and will be led by NLHS teachers Cody Head from the Theatre Department and Lena Spencer from the Art Department.  The camp will include drawing,...

06/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Jr. Golf Camp in July

Jr. Golf Camp in July

Paris Golf and Country Club The Paris Golf and Country Club will hold a junior golf camp on July 15-18th. The four-day camp runs form 9am-noon and is open to boys and girls. The cost is $100 per child and includes a camp shirt, a cap, a picutre and video of the child’s swing and lunch on...

06/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Movies in the Park Tonight

Movies in the Park Tonight "The Blind Side"

Tonight’s Movies in the Park at Bywaters Park is “The Blind Side.” The Blind Side is rated PG-13 and is based on the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring...

06/26/2014 by eParisExtra