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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 "The Blind Side"

Movies in the Park Tonight

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

Weekend Events in Paris

Weekend Events in Paris

Culbertson Fountain in downtown Paris There will be a lot of activities to keep your family busy this weekend in Paris. First, “The Miss Firecracker Contest” is running at the Paris Community Theatre. Performances are Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30pm and a Sunday matinee at...

06/20/2014 by eParisExtra

PCT Summer Art Workshops for Kids Next Week

PCT Summer Art Workshops for Kids Next Week

The PCT Brown Centreof Creative Arts The Paris Community Theatre summer workshops begin next week with two art workshops designed for children ages 8 and up: Acrylic Painting workshop (ages 8 and up)  $50 with a $10 art fee.   Students will be replicating Van Gogh’s “Starry...

06/17/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC Summer Sports Camps

PJC Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps Offered at Paris Junior College   Paris Junior College’s Dragons sports programs will hold camps this summer for youth interested in men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. A softball camp is also planned for sometime in August. “This...

06/14/2014 by eParisExtra

More Sports Camps

More Sports Camps

During the first week of summer, many of the kids were already involved in sports camps. Basketball camp was going on at North Lamar and football camp at Wildcat Stadium. Here’s a look at more upcoming sports camps. At Paris ISD: PHS Youth Soccer Camp – Friday, June 13th and...

06/12/2014 by eParisExtra

Movies in the Park to Start Thursday

Movies in the Park to Start Thursday

Bywaters Park Peristyle “Movies in the Park,” which has become a summer tradition for Paris, will begin this Thursday evening, with a showing of Despicable Me 2. This free movie series is held in Bywaters Park, 400 S. Main, and begins at 8pm.  Those attending are encouraged to...

06/08/2014 by eParisExtra

Summer Movie Clubhouse

Summer Movie Clubhouse

Cinemark Movies 8 is having their “Summer Movie Clubhouse” again this summer, beginning next Tuesday. Ten fun films just for kids. Purchase in advance all ten movies for $5 or $1 per show when purchased at the box office. All showtimes are Tuesdays at 10am.  All movies rated G or...

05/26/2014 by eParisExtra

UK Elite Soccer Camp Comes to Paris

UK Elite Soccer Camp Comes to Paris

The UK Elite Soccer Program in partnership with the Paris Soccer Association will be hosting a soccer camp and school June 16-20th. UK Elite brings a dynamic global curriculum to its soccer program. It is designed to introduce players to the soccer games and activities from Brazil, England,...

05/26/2014 by eParisExtra

Lots of Fun at the Paris Public Library this Summer

Lots of Fun at the Paris Public Library this Summer

The Paris Public Library Once again this summer, the Paris Public Library will offer a full calendar of free events to keep kids entertained. No sign-up or reservation is needed to attend and enjoy all of the free programs. Registration is required for kids that want to earn fun reading club...

05/24/2014 by eParisExtra

Summer Swim Team at Paris Aquatic Center

Summer Swim Team at Paris Aquatic Center

Once again this summer, the Paris Aquatic Center (PAC) will host a Competitive Summer Swim League, with daily practices and swim meets most Saturdays. Registration is Tuesday, May 27th at 4pm at the pool and continues during regular pool hours until June 12th.  The cost to join the Beginner...

05/22/2014 by eParisExtra