Maxey House Book Club: The Readers of the Broken Wheel Recommend. Join them as they continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, they will get together and discuss a different book. They will meet in person at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7:00 pm. On Friday (Jan 17), we will be reading and discussing The Readers of the Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald.
If you can’t make a meeting in person or you can’t wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! They also have an online book club and discussion page. Join them in their Maxey House Book Club Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/maxeyhousebookclub/), where you can find more information about the online version of the book club. Please note that it is up to the book club participants to find their copies of the books/works to read. While reading the books/works is not required, but suggested to best participate in the discussions.
Adopt a pet today, give a dog or cat a forever home! Head over to the Paris Animal Shelter or look for the Lamar County Humane Association in front of Petco on Saturdays. And if you have a pet, have them spayed or neutered.
Elks Lodge has a Veterans and First Responders Breakfast the third Saturday of the month at the Lodge. Breakfast is for the present and past who have served, including friends and family.
It is from 7:30 am until 10:00 am, at 2110 36th St NE. Enjoy a hot breakfast and support local veterans at the same time. Veterans, EMTs, Paramedics, Fire Personnel, and Police Officers eat free, while friends and family will incur a $5 donation per person.
Step Up Today For A Healthier Tomorrow. The City of Paris, through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, presents Step Up, Scale Down. Meal planning, eating more fruits and vegetables, and stepping up physical activity are the critical concepts of Step Up, Scale Down. Join other Texans who are learning how eating well and exercising more can lead to a healthier lifestyle! It is Tuesdays at Oak Park Gym 2515 Bonham Street in Paris. The cost is $40. For more info, call the City of Paris at 903-784-9266.
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.
The Paris Police Department is proud to announce the scheduling of our 11th Citizens Police Academy. Class 2020-11 starts on Tuesday (Jan 21) at 6:00 pm. The meetings are every Tuesday for seven weeks at the police department in the Emergency Operations Center. The classes begin at 6:00 pm and typically finish by 9:00 pm. There is also one Saturday class where students travel to the firing range for demonstrations.
All applicants have a criminal history check conducted, and enrollment for some might not make the program. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and class attire will be casual. For more information, contact Officer Curtis Garrett at 903-737-4111 or the Chief’s office at 903-737-4100. Applications are available at the Paris Police Department, 2910 Clarksville Street, or on the City’s website (www.paristexas.gov). Click on the police department page and select the page on the Citizen’s Police Academy.