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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
New Year's Resolutions for 2016

New Year's Resolutions for 2016

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” ~ Winston Churchill As we say goodbye to 2015 and look to the new year, many will take an inventory of our current life and resolve to make changes in 2016 for self-improvement. Statics show that 45% of Americans make New...

12/31/2015 by eParisExtra
Boys & Girls Club Basketball

Boys & Girls Club Basketball

Registration for youth basketball at the Boys & Girls Club is ongoing until December 31st. The leagues are for boys and girls in grades third through sixth.  Registration fee is $35 per player (form and fee must accompany every players registration – no exceptions). Register at the...

12/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Are Hoverboards Safe?

Are Hoverboards Safe?

The other day I asked a group of second graders what they wanted for Christmas and at least half of them said “an electric scooter.” The hottest electric scooters these days are “hoverboards.” Unfortunately, these hoverboards may be too hot, since there have been reports...

12/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Top 2015 Christmas Gifts

Top 2015 Christmas Gifts

Wondering what the hottest Christmas gifts are for 2015? Here is a sample: The BB-8 Drioid.  This App-Enabled Droid by Sphero is a working remote control model of the BB-8 droid from the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie. Perfect for any “Star Wars” fan ages 8...

11/29/2015 by eParisExtra
Teaching Kids About Thanksgiving and Living a Grateful Life

Teaching Kids About Thanksgiving and Living a Grateful Life

Every Thanksgiving is an opportunity to teach our children that the true spirit of the holiday is more than just the story of pilgrims and Indians. It is more than turkey and pumpkin pie. It is a holiday that reminds us all to be grateful for all we have and express our thankfulness. There are...

11/26/2015 by eParisExtra
11th annual Christmas with Santa at Central Presbyterian Day School

11th annual Christmas with Santa at Central Presbyterian Day School

The 11th annual Christmas with Santa is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Central Presbyterian Day School, located at 309 S. Church Street in downtown Paris. Activities include light refreshments, themed games, holiday crafts, Christmas carolers, carriage rides and a silent auction....

11/24/2015 by eParisExtra
Breakfast with Santa on December 12th

Breakfast with Santa on December 12th

The Annual “Breakfast with Santa” will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am at the Love Civic Center. Tickets are $10.00 for children and $5.00 for adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult and all people entering facility must have a ticket...

11/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Downtown Paris Holiday Schedule

Downtown Paris Holiday Schedule

The holiday season is upon us and there much to do in downtown Paris.  The downtown Paris Holiday Schedule is as follows: Saturday, November 28th 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Small Business Saturday- Participating Downtown Shops ( SBS look for balloons) 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Farmers Market...

11/20/2015 by eParisExtra