The Fort Towson Historic Site is excited to have been chosen to host a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, “Exploring Water’s Environmental and Cultural Impact.” The exhibition will be available to the public from Tuesday (Dec 17) through Tuesday (Feb 11). On Saturday (Jan 18), the site will host a special event demonstrating how life on the river occurred in the 1800s. This special event will be in conjunction with the exhibition at the Historic Site from 10:00 am thru 3:00 pm.
Also, the Blue Thumb water quality education program will be on-site to provide additional educational presentations and materials.
You can contact Fort Towson Historic Site at 580-873-2634 with any questions.
StoryTimes at Paris Library – Baby & Toddler Story Time baby Toddler Tuesdays at 10:30 am for ages 0-2 years. Tale Time with Tracy Storytime is Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Regular Wednesday Storytime continues throughout the year for three to five-year-olds.
Since the Skywarn program started in the 70s, the information provided by SKYWARN® spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite, and other data, has enabled NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods. Storm spotters play a critical role because they can see things that radar and other technological tools cannot, and this ground truth is vital in helping the NWS perform our primary mission, to save lives and property. There will be a Skywarn class for Lamar County Tuesday (Jan 28) from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Paris High School.
The City of Paris, through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, presents Step Up, Scale Down. It is a meal planning of eating more fruits and vegetables, and stepping up physical activity, becoming the key concepts of Step Up, Scale Down. Join other Texans who are learning how eating well and exercising more can lead to a healthier lifestyle! Join in on Tuesdays at Oak Park Gym, 2515 Bonham Street in Paris. The cost is $40, and for more info, you can call the City of Paris at 903-784-9266.
The City of Paris offers BINGO every Thursday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Oak Park Gym. The address is 2515 Bonham.
Friday (Jan 31), United Way of Lamar County and the Kiwanis Club present a Poverty Simulation event at the PJC Ballroom. It will allow you to experience what it is like to live in a typical low-income family trying to make ends meet from month to month. It helps develop a better understanding of the issues facing those living in poverty. RSVP to participate at firstname.lastname@example.org. We provide breakfast.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help for people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free essential income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
The VITA site, at 2340 Lamar Avenue, is open on Mondays and Fridays in February and March from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, and on a limited number of Saturdays. Volunteers have flexible hours and may choose their own schedules on those days. For more information call 903-784-6642.