October 2022

Fall Family Fun

2022-10-05T13:58:59+00:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: Dallas, East Texas, Kid Activities, Waco|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The weather is finally getting cooler, the leaves are changing, and it’s the perfect time to get out with the family for some fall fun.

Check out these family friendly events and celebrate the changing of the seasons!

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          1Saturday Make & Take Crafts at The Coppell Arts CenterSaturday Make & Take Crafts at The Coppell Arts CenterTime: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Coppell Arts Center hosts free make-and-take craft workshops for kids 3 to 12 on the first Saturday of each month from 9 AM - 12 PM.
The Coppell Arts Center
505 Travis St, Coppell, TX
Movies in the Park: PinocchioMovies in the Park: PinocchioTime: 7:30 pm
Tyler Parks and Recreation is excited to host the fall Movies in the Park Series. Meet at Bergfeld Park to enjoy a free movie for the family. 7:30 pm
Bergfeld Park
1501 S. Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX
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3 4Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for Toddler Time. Designed for walkers, we focus on early literacy skills through stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays. A parent or caregiver must attend and participate with children. Free ticket required, space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Allen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeAllen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
5Together Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTogether Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Join every Wednesday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Play and LearnPlay and LearnTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The North Garland Branch Library will offer a 60 minute educational free-play time on Wednesday mornings for families to enjoy.
North Garland Branch Library
3845 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX
6Artwalk LongviewArtwalk LongviewArtWalk Longview is a FREE, self-guided tour of downtown business venues exhibiting and selling art. ArtWalk is free to artists to participate and free to the public to attend. ArtWalk was initially created to be a downtown event, with the goal of attracting more people to downtown Longview to enjoy the museums, restaurants, and businesses that are open and exhibiting artists. The event has grown over the years and now regularly has food trucks and street musicians, as well as the artists. ArtWalk continues to grow and regularly draws more than 100+ artists to each event.
ArtWalk invites artists who create and make their own art! This includes painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, mixed media, and more. No resellers or businesses that are not art-related. ArtWalk is free to participate, but please complete the participation form for placement and to be included on the map.
500 E. Whaley St. Longview, TX 75601
Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Thursday at 10:00 AM & at 10:45 AM for Toddler Time. Designed for walkers, we focus on early literacy skills through stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays. A parent or caregiver must attend and participate with children. Free ticket required, space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Fun Ones & Twos Story TimeFun Ones & Twos Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Thursday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, for families with toddlers ages 1-2. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
7 8Family Day at Tyler Museum of ArtFamily Day at Tyler Museum of ArtTime: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Looking for a family friendly adventure this weekend? Enjoy free art activities for the whole family and light refreshments. Family Day will be held every second Saturday of the month.
Tyler Museum of Art
1300 South Mahon Avenue, Tyler, TX
9Second Sunday FundaySecond Sunday FundayTime: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Second Sunday Fundays is a hands-on art afternoon that offers parents & children projects they can create together in the creative atmosphere of Irving Arts Center.
Irving Arts Center
3333 North MacArthur Blvd,
Irving, TX, 75062
10 11Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for Toddler Time. Designed for walkers, we focus on early literacy skills through stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays. A parent or caregiver must attend and participate with children. Free ticket required, space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Allen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeAllen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Bilingual Storytime at Lewisville Public LibraryBilingual Storytime at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 6:00 pm
Join Lewisville Public Library for a bilingual storytime with books, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish! A free ticket is required for entry. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before class starts on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W. Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75067
12Together Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTogether Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Join every Wednesday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Play and LearnPlay and LearnTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The North Garland Branch Library will offer a 60 minute educational free-play time on Wednesday mornings for families to enjoy.
North Garland Branch Library
3845 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX
13Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Thursday at 10:00 AM & at 10:45 AM for Toddler Time. Designed for walkers, we focus on early literacy skills through stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays. A parent or caregiver must attend and participate with children. Free ticket required, space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Fun Ones & Twos Story TimeFun Ones & Twos Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Thursday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, for families with toddlers ages 1-2. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
14 15Movies in the Park: EncantoMovies in the Park: EncantoTime: 7:00 pm
Tyler Parks and Rec is excited to host the fall Movies in the Park Series. Meet at Bergfeld Park to enjoy a free movie for the family.
Bergfeld Park
1501 S. Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX
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17 18Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for Toddler Time. Designed for walkers, we focus on early literacy skills through stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays. A parent or caregiver must attend and participate with children. Free ticket required, space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Allen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeAllen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
19Together Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTogether Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Join every Wednesday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Play and LearnPlay and LearnTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The North Garland Branch Library will offer a 60 minute educational free-play time on Wednesday mornings for families to enjoy.
North Garland Branch Library
3845 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX
20Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Thursday at 10:00 AM & at 10:45 AM for Toddler Time. Designed for walkers, we focus on early literacy skills through stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays. A parent or caregiver must attend and participate with children. Free ticket required, space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Fun Ones & Twos Story TimeFun Ones & Twos Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Thursday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, for families with toddlers ages 1-2. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
21 22Free Fall FestivalFree Fall FestivalTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tree of Life Lutheran Church is hosting a fun, free event with a bounce house and petting zoo, plus hot dogs and chips! 3 - 6 pm
Tree of Life Lutheran Church
6318 Lyons Rd, Garland, TX
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24 25Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for Toddler Time. Designed for walkers, we focus on early literacy skills through stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays. A parent or caregiver must attend and participate with children. Free ticket required, space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Allen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeAllen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Bilingual Storytime at Lewisville Public LibraryBilingual Storytime at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 6:00 pm
Join Lewisville Public Library for a bilingual storytime with books, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish! A free ticket is required for entry. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before class starts on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W. Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75067
26Together Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTogether Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Join every Wednesday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Play and LearnPlay and LearnTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The North Garland Branch Library will offer a 60 minute educational free-play time on Wednesday mornings for families to enjoy.
North Garland Branch Library
3845 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX
27Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Thursday at 10:00 AM & at 10:45 AM for Toddler Time. Designed for walkers, we focus on early literacy skills through stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays. A parent or caregiver must attend and participate with children. Free ticket required, space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Fun Ones & Twos Story TimeFun Ones & Twos Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Thursday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, for families with toddlers ages 1-2. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Fall Family Fun FestivalFall Family Fun FestivalTime: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The annual Fall Family Fun Festival hosted by Glass Recreation Center will be on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4-7 p.m. The festival will include booths with candy and games, face painting, jumpers, photo opportunities, food trucks, and a costume contest for children!
Glass Recreation Center
501 W 32nd St, Tyler, TX 75702
28 29Family Weekends at Sammons ParkFamily Weekends at Sammons ParkTime: 10:00 am
Kick off your weekends at Sammons Park with these free outdoor events perfect for the entire family. Enjoy complimentary activities for children like face painting, balloon artists, temporary arm tattoos, a petting zoo and more. Gather the family to play lawn games and a round of mini golf at the Reliant Putting Green. Cool off and splash around the Donor Pool. Our friends from Dallas Animal Services will be onsite with dogs looking for their forever homes. Bring your own picnic or grab lunch at the Center Café to wrap up an ideal family outing!
October 29: It’s a day full of Spooktacular family fun. Jam with DPD as the talented Dallas Police Officers perform a live concert on the Sammons Community Stage, kids can participate in trick or treating and craft stations, plus a meet-and-greet with the owls from Window to the Wild!
Sammons Park Historic District
2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX
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November 2020

Dinner Using Healthy WIC Food

2022-08-27T14:15:00+00:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Meal Planning, Mom Health, Recipes, WIC Food, WIC Grocery Shopping, WIC Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tuna Melts: Easy Dinner With WIC Ingredients

Tuna packs a nutritional punch, and is a very healthy WIC food choice!

It offers protein, iron, vitamin D, vitamin B-12 and omega 3.

If you are pregnant, you must eat tuna and other high mercury fish in moderation, but that doesn’t mean you have to completely avoid it.  Pregnant and nursing mothers may eat up to 12 ounces of canned light tuna or other low mercury fish a week.  Canned Albacore tuna has higher mercury so it is only advised to eat 6 ounces a week. It’s also important that tuna is fully cooked and not raw, health experts advise. If you are pregnant, the omega-3 fatty acids in tuna also help your baby grow, especially in the development of your baby’s brain. 

HEALTHY WIC FOOD INSPIRED RECIPE 

There are plenty of ways to eat your weekly serving of tuna, whether it be a classic salad sandwich or wrap. This dinner recipe, using healthy WIC food, makes for a great sandwich, or can be enjoyed plain. Here’s the recipe that uses WIC-inspired ingredients: 

SKILLET TUNA PATTY MELTS

3 cans of tuna

4 potatoes, peeled

1 tomato, sliced

1/3 head of lettuce

1 avocado

Vegetable oil

Dash of salt, pepper

Boil potatoes until cracked. Mash potatoes. Drain 3 cans of tuna. Add tuna into the boil of mashed potatoes. Mix together. Add three eggs, dash of salt and pepper. Mix until combined. Form patties in your hand. Add oil to the pan. Cook patties on medium heat. Serve with lettuce, tomato and avocado. Enjoy while hot!

SHOP FOR HEALTHY WIC FOOD

Get all your WIC-approved foods at Grocery Services North, a chain of grocery stores that cater to WIC clients. The stores are conveniently located near WIC clinics, and carry only WIC-approved foods. Visit today to find out how easy WIC grocery shopping can be.  Find a store near you in Dallas, Waco, Tyler and Longview.

TEXAS WIC PROGRAM

TexasWIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children. To find out if you qualify, visit an Area WIC Clinic.