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February 2024

February Event Calendar – East Texas

2024-02-05T20:32:59+00:00February 5th, 2024|Categories: East Texas, Kid Activities, Waco|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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        1 2Legos at the Longview LibraryLegos at the Longview LibraryTime: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Longview Public Library on Saturdays at 11:00 AM in the children's department. Youth services staff will announce a new LEGO build theme for the day. Then it's up to your kids to create something original based on the theme. They have until 1:00 PM to complete their builds. Library staff will judge the submissions and choose a creative champion from three different age brackets to issue a small reward to!
Longview Public Library
222 W. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601
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4 5Move & Play Story Time Outside - WacoMove & Play Story Time Outside - WacoTime: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little people, ages 3-6, need to move and play. This storytime will have books (of course!) but the focus is on being active, making music, and exploring our world. Weather permitting, we will be moving and playing outside in the grassy area behind South Waco Library.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St, Waco, TX 76706
6 7Free One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoFree One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions will be at the South Waco Library in the South Waco Conference Room from 10 AM - 5 PM to give free specialized help for job seekers. Bring your questions about applications, interviews, and more. Get the help you need to find a job you'll love!
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
Family Story Time - WacoFamily Story Time - WacoTime: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Once school and the workday are done, enjoy some time with your favorite people at your favorite place - the library! Everyone will listen to stories, sing songs together, and maybe even play with puppets, so pop in for some fun.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
8 9Legos at the Longview LibraryLegos at the Longview LibraryTime: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Longview Public Library on Saturdays at 11:00 AM in the children's department. Youth services staff will announce a new LEGO build theme for the day. Then it's up to your kids to create something original based on the theme. They have until 1:00 PM to complete their builds. Library staff will judge the submissions and choose a creative champion from three different age brackets to issue a small reward to!
Longview Public Library
222 W. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601
Family Day at Tyler Museum of ArtFamily Day at Tyler Museum of ArtTime: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Looking for a family friendly adventure? Join the Tyler Museum of Art for Family Day on the second Saturday of every month.
Tyler Museum of Art
1300 South Mahon Avenue
Tyler, Tx
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11 12Move & Play Story Time Outside - WacoMove & Play Story Time Outside - WacoTime: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little people, ages 3-6, need to move and play. This storytime will have books (of course!) but the focus is on being active, making music, and exploring our world. Weather permitting, we will be moving and playing outside in the grassy area behind South Waco Library.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St, Waco, TX 76706
13 14Free One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoFree One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions will be at the South Waco Library in the South Waco Conference Room from 10 AM - 5 PM to give free specialized help for job seekers. Bring your questions about applications, interviews, and more. Get the help you need to find a job you'll love!
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
Family Story Time - WacoFamily Story Time - WacoTime: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Once school and the workday are done, enjoy some time with your favorite people at your favorite place - the library! Everyone will listen to stories, sing songs together, and maybe even play with puppets, so pop in for some fun.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
15 16Legos at the Longview LibraryLegos at the Longview LibraryTime: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Longview Public Library on Saturdays at 11:00 AM in the children's department. Youth services staff will announce a new LEGO build theme for the day. Then it's up to your kids to create something original based on the theme. They have until 1:00 PM to complete their builds. Library staff will judge the submissions and choose a creative champion from three different age brackets to issue a small reward to!
Longview Public Library
222 W. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601
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18 19Move & Play Story Time Outside - WacoMove & Play Story Time Outside - WacoTime: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little people, ages 3-6, need to move and play. This storytime will have books (of course!) but the focus is on being active, making music, and exploring our world. Weather permitting, we will be moving and playing outside in the grassy area behind South Waco Library.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St, Waco, TX 76706
20 21Free One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoFree One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions will be at the South Waco Library in the South Waco Conference Room from 10 AM - 5 PM to give free specialized help for job seekers. Bring your questions about applications, interviews, and more. Get the help you need to find a job you'll love!
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
Family Story Time - WacoFamily Story Time - WacoTime: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Once school and the workday are done, enjoy some time with your favorite people at your favorite place - the library! Everyone will listen to stories, sing songs together, and maybe even play with puppets, so pop in for some fun.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
22 23Legos at the Longview LibraryLegos at the Longview LibraryTime: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Longview Public Library on Saturdays at 11:00 AM in the children's department. Youth services staff will announce a new LEGO build theme for the day. Then it's up to your kids to create something original based on the theme. They have until 1:00 PM to complete their builds. Library staff will judge the submissions and choose a creative champion from three different age brackets to issue a small reward to!
Longview Public Library
222 W. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601
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25 26Move & Play Story Time Outside - WacoMove & Play Story Time Outside - WacoTime: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little people, ages 3-6, need to move and play. This storytime will have books (of course!) but the focus is on being active, making music, and exploring our world. Weather permitting, we will be moving and playing outside in the grassy area behind South Waco Library.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St, Waco, TX 76706
27 28Free One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoFree One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions will be at the South Waco Library in the South Waco Conference Room from 10 AM - 5 PM to give free specialized help for job seekers. Bring your questions about applications, interviews, and more. Get the help you need to find a job you'll love!
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
Family Story Time - WacoFamily Story Time - WacoTime: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Once school and the workday are done, enjoy some time with your favorite people at your favorite place - the library! Everyone will listen to stories, sing songs together, and maybe even play with puppets, so pop in for some fun.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
29 30Legos at the Longview LibraryLegos at the Longview LibraryTime: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Longview Public Library on Saturdays at 11:00 AM in the children's department. Youth services staff will announce a new LEGO build theme for the day. Then it's up to your kids to create something original based on the theme. They have until 1:00 PM to complete their builds. Library staff will judge the submissions and choose a creative champion from three different age brackets to issue a small reward to!
Longview Public Library
222 W. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601
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August 2022

2 New Grocery Services North Locations Now Open In Tyler, Longview

2022-08-26T20:43:45+00:00August 26th, 2022|Categories: East Texas, Grocery Services North, WIC Grocery Shopping|Tags: , , , , |

Grocery Services North opened two new stores in East Texas. WIC clients can now get all their WIC foods in one easy stop in Tyler and Longview. 

 The primarily WIC store in Tyler is at 225 East Amherst #700 and the Longview location is at 2430 South High Street, #C4. Both are conveniently located next door to WIC clinics. 

WIC clients can easily get all their WIC foods in one easy stop. Grocery Services North clerks are bilingual and can help customers in English and Spanish. Customers can check their WIC balance before shopping and see exactly what WIC benefits are remaining. Clerks assist customers throughout the process. 

WIC clients can visit a store, and insert their WIC EBT card at the counter. Bilingual clerks help assist WIC customers get all their desired WIC groceries for checkout. 

WIC clients then approve each item for redemption while a clerk sacks all their groceries.

Grocery Services North is a primarily WIC grocery store chain with locations in Dallas and Waco, TX and now East Texas. The stores offer an easy WIC shopping format that takes the hassle out of WIC shopping.

July 2022

Primarily WIC Stores Coming To East Texas

2022-07-26T13:40:35+00:00July 18th, 2022|Categories: Grocery Services North, Texas WIC, WIC Food, WIC Grocery Shopping, WIC Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |

Grocery Services North Opening Tyler, Longview Locations

WIC grocery shopping is about to get easier for East Texans. Primarily WIC stores will soon open in Tyler and Longview.

Grocery Services North will soon open its 10th and 11th Primarily WIC stores in East Texas.  The Tyler location will open at 225 East Amherst #700 and the Longview location is opening at 2430 South High Street, #C4.Both are conveniently located next door to WIC clinics. 

The stores will feature the latest shopping technology in English and Spanish.

“WIC clients can update their WIC benefits, and get all their WIC groceries in one easy stop,” said Cristina Torres, Grocery Services North manager. “Plus, customers can check their WIC balance before shopping and see exactly what WIC benefits are remaining.”

Grocery Services North is a primarily WIC grocery store chain with locations in Dallas and Waco, TX and now East Texas. The stores offer an easy WIC shopping format that takes the hassle out of WIC shopping. 

PRIMARILY WIC STORES COMING SOON EAST TEXAS

The Primarily WIC store in Tyler and Longview will only be stocked with WIC-approved groceries – including everything from baby formula, specialty baby formula, milk, eggs, cheese, beans, tuna, peanut butter to fresh fruits and vegetables. Grocery Services North makes it super easy to get all your WIC groceries in one easy stop.

WIC clients can visit a store, insert their WIC EBT card at the counter to see all of their redeemable WIC benefits before they shop. Bilingual clerks help assist WIC customers get all their desired WIC groceries for checkout. WIC clients then approve each item for redemption while a clerk sacks all their groceries.

 “Customers don’t have to wonder if their groceries are WIC approved or search aisles looking for groceries,” Ms. Torres said.

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.