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“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
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

"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
Storm Spotter Training Program Scheduled for Monday January 26th

Storm Spotter Training Program Scheduled for Monday January 26th

By North and Central Texas standards, 2014 was an extremely quiet severe weather season. For the second time in three years, April 3rd was the big day, with tornadoes and extremely large hail from Denton to near Sulphur Springs causing over 500 million dollars’ worth of damage. The National...

01/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Baseball Sign-Ups February 7th

Baseball Sign-Ups February 7th

Paris Optimist Baseball Sign-Ups will be Saturday, February 7th from 10am-2pm at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ. Registration fees include game shirt and team drinks and are as follows: ages 3-4 $45; ages 5-8 $80; ages 9-12 $85; ages 13-14 $95. League age is May 1st.  Bring first time...

01/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Auditions at PCT for

Auditions at PCT for "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress"

The Paris Community Theatre will be holding auditions for the play “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” on Monday, January 5th and Tuesday, January 6th at 6:30 pm at the PCT Brown Centre for Creative Arts. The play is directed by Sydney Young and tells the story of five bridesmaids...

12/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Maxey House Book Club

Maxey House Book Club

The Maxey House Book Club begins this Sunday, December 21st at 3pm at the Sam Bell Maxey House, located at 812 S. Church Street in downtown Paris. Every other month, the club will meet and discuss a different book. This year’s chosen books were either written by a Victorian author or...

12/17/2014 by eParisExtra
3rd Annual Wassail Fest on Saturday

3rd Annual Wassail Fest on Saturday

The Third Annual Wassail Fest will be Saturday, December 13th from 2-5pm in Downtown Paris. Wassail Fest is a Paris Main Street program that is part of the Holiday in Paris events. December 13th will be a busy day in downtown Paris, with the Santa Paws dog parade taking place in the morning and...

12/11/2014 by eParisExtra
Christmas in the Camp

Christmas in the Camp

Christmas in the Camp, sponsored by the Cowboy Church of Paris is scheduled for Thursday, December 11th from 6-9pm. The Cowboy Church is located at the Red River Valley Bible Camp. The Camp is located at the end of County Road 42570. Take Sugar Hill Rd off of Hwy 82 East or Pine Mill Rd in...

12/10/2014 by eParisExtra