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Let’s Celebrate National Hispanic Month

In honor of  National Hispanic Month we have rounded up great online content  in celebration of the rich history that is spotlighted this month. Click on the links below to explore some of the best the web has to offer for National Hispanic Month.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum “join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society” on this site: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

The USDA spotlights some of the best of the culture’s foods here: https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2018/09/25/need-reason-celebrate-national-hispanic-heritage-month-here

The US Department of Interior offers this great history video on YouTube.com, which is great for kids and adults alike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEVXm2l1jQ

Texas WIC Extends Help To Displaced LA WIC Families

Texas WIC Helps LA WIC Families

Texas WIC is extending a helping hand to Louisiana WIC families displaced by Hurricane Ida.

“Wherever you find yourself in Texas, WIC can help transfer your benefits, replace your lost foods and assist with breastfeeding during this time of need,” according to social media posts by WIC agencies. 

To find contact information of a Texas WIC office near you, enter the zip code of your current location at https://find.texaswic.org/?wicType=Clinic&lge=a8Jwz9Jlia. Breastfeeding assistance is available 24/7 for all moms at 855-550-6667.

PRIMARILY WIC GROCERY STORES 

If you would like to redeem your WIC benefits in an easy, hassle-free store you can find primarily WIC grocery stores by visiting the links below.

Primarily WIC grocery stores aim to provide quality WIC-approved products in an easy, hassle-free shopping experience, allowing WIC clients to pick up all your WIC groceries in one convenient stop. SNAP also accepted. Find a primarily WIC grocery store near you with the links below.

AUSTIN

Visit LoneStarFamilyMarket.com, a chain of 6 primarily WIC grocery stores in Austin with locations also in Round Rock and San Marcos. Visit WICaustin.net for a list of WIC clinics and primarily WIC grocery stores.

DALLAS

Visit GroceryServicesNorth.com, a chain of primarily WIC grocery stores with locations in Dallas and Waco. Visit WICDallas.net to find WIC clinics and primarily wic grocery stores in Dallas. 

SAN ANTONIO

Visit JCFoodMart.com in San Antonio, a chain of primarily WIC grocery stores in San Antonio. Visit WICSanAntonio.net to find WIC clinics and primarily WIC grocery stores in San Antonio.

WACO

Visit WICWaco.com for a list of WIC clinics and primarily WIC grocery stores. You can also visit GroceryServicesNorth.com

You can also visit TexasWIC.net to find primarily WIC grocery stores and WIC clinics in Texas.

Thank you Texas WIC for helping LA WIC families!

Now Offering Organic Gerber Baby Cereals

Pick up organic Gerber baby cereal next time you visit Lone Star Family Market. 

All of our locations are now providing Gerber organic cereals to help you provide the best nutrition for your baby. Organic cereals will help your little one get a healthy start to eating solid foods.

It’s the #1 Pediatrician recommended brand for infant cereals and provides “essential nutrients – like iron, B vitamins, vitamins E and C, zinc and calcium,” according to Gerber. 

The organic cereal is commonly a first solid food for babies to try, and is usually recommended when your baby is a supported sitter from 4-6 months.

Our stores will offer Organic Gerber Rice and Oatmeal Cereal in 8oz containers.

Lone Star Family Market is a chain of primarily WIC grocery stores in Austin, Round Rock and San Marcos that aims to provide quality WIC-approved products in an easy, hassle-free shopping experience. Pick up all your WIC groceries in one convenient stop. SNAP also accepted.

Family Friendly Events in Austin for September

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    1 2Free Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArtFree Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArtThe Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest university art museums in the U.S. Advance online timed tickets are required. Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
Free Thursdays at The Contemporary AustinFree Thursdays at The Contemporary AustinTime: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Contemporary Austin comprises two locations: the historic Jones Center on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, and Laguna Gloria, a unique, fourteen-acre art-in-nature site that includes the landmark Driscoll Villa, the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park, the Art School at Laguna Gloria, & the Moody Pavilions. Advanced ticket reservations required. Both Contemporary Austin locations are free for all visitors every Thursday.
Laguna Gloria - 3809 West 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78703
Jones Center - 700 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Free Thursdays at the Blanton Museum of ArtFree Thursdays at the Blanton Museum of ArtTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Admission every Thursday at the Blanton Museum of Art, registration required for the desired time slot of visit.
Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
3Zoom Alphabuddies StorytimeZoom Alphabuddies StorytimeTime: 10:30 am
Zoom Alphabuddies Storytime every Friday at 10:30am. Explore letters, sounds and phonics each week in this interactive Zoom program for ages 2-5. Registration required.
Wells Branch Community Library - Virtual Event
4 5Free Family Sundays at the Mexic-Arte MuseumFree Family Sundays at the Mexic-Arte MuseumTime: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Each week the Mexic-Arte Museum hosts Free Family Sundays. We invite everyone to join and explore the museum and get a free tour at 2:00pm or 3:00pm. Tours in Spanish are always available upon request.
Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
6Virtual Story Time with Wells Branch Community LibraryVirtual Story Time with Wells Branch Community LibraryTime: 10:30 am
Join us for virtual storytime every Monday at 10:30 AM on the Wells Branch Community Library Facebook page
Wells Branch Community Library Facebook Page - Virtual Event
7Preschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community LibraryPreschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community LibraryTime: 10:30 am
Preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs with Youth Services Librarian Ms. Sarah on Tuesdays at 10:30am. This story time is recommended for preschool aged children, but is open to all.
1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin, TX, 78734
Storytime & CraftsStorytime & CraftsTime: 6:30 pm
Join us on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM for Storytime & Crafts on the Wells Branch Community Library Facebook Page. Craft bags are available at Wells Branch Community Library every day starting at 2pm.
Wells Branch Community Library Facebook Page - Virtual Event
8 9Free Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArtFree Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArtThe Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest university art museums in the U.S. Advance online timed tickets are required. Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
Free Thursdays at The Contemporary AustinFree Thursdays at The Contemporary AustinTime: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Contemporary Austin comprises two locations: the historic Jones Center on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, and Laguna Gloria, a unique, fourteen-acre art-in-nature site that includes the landmark Driscoll Villa, the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park, the Art School at Laguna Gloria, & the Moody Pavilions. Advanced ticket reservations required. Both Contemporary Austin locations are free for all visitors every Thursday.
Laguna Gloria - 3809 West 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78703
Jones Center - 700 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Free Thursdays at the Blanton Museum of ArtFree Thursdays at the Blanton Museum of ArtTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Admission every Thursday at the Blanton Museum of Art, registration required for the desired time slot of visit.
Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
Free Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArtFree Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArtTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
World class art experiences in the heart of Austin. Free admission every Thursday is generously provided by the Moody Family Free Day Endowment.
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
10Zoom Alphabuddies StorytimeZoom Alphabuddies StorytimeTime: 10:30 am
Zoom Alphabuddies Storytime every Friday at 10:30am. Explore letters, sounds and phonics each week in this interactive Zoom program for ages 2-5. Registration required.
Wells Branch Community Library - Virtual Event
11 12Free Family Sundays at the Mexic-Arte MuseumFree Family Sundays at the Mexic-Arte MuseumTime: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Each week the Mexic-Arte Museum hosts Free Family Sundays. We invite everyone to join and explore the museum and get a free tour at 2:00pm or 3:00pm. Tours in Spanish are always available upon request.
Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Free Family Sundays at Mexic-Arte MuseumFree Family Sundays at Mexic-Arte MuseumTime: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Each week the Mexic-Arte Museum hosts Free Family Sundays. Everyone is invited to join and explore the museum to get a free tour at 2:00pm or 3:00pm. Museum admission is free all day from 12 - 5 PM.
419 Congress, Austin, TX, 78701
Free Community Night at ThinkeryFree Community Night at ThinkeryTime: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Sunday from 3 pm-5 pm, Thinkery opens their doors to provide free admission for children & families from all over Central Texas. Community Night is part of Thinkery’s Open Door Initiative, created to give every child a chance to explore & develop a lifelong love of learning, regardless of means.
1830 Simond Ave, Austin, Tx 78723
13Virtual Story Time with Wells Branch Community LibraryVirtual Story Time with Wells Branch Community LibraryTime: 10:30 am
Join us for virtual storytime every Monday at 10:30 AM on the Wells Branch Community Library Facebook page
Wells Branch Community Library Facebook Page - Virtual Event
14Preschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community LibraryPreschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community LibraryTime: 10:30 am
Preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs with Youth Services Librarian Ms. Sarah on Tuesdays at 10:30am. This story time is recommended for preschool aged children, but is open to all.
1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin, TX, 78734
Storytime & CraftsStorytime & CraftsTime: 6:30 pm
Join us on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM for Storytime & Crafts on the Wells Branch Community Library Facebook Page. Craft bags are available at Wells Branch Community Library every day starting at 2pm.
Wells Branch Community Library Facebook Page - Virtual Event
15 16Free Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArtFree Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArtThe Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest university art museums in the U.S. Advance online timed tickets are required. Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
Free Thursdays at The Contemporary AustinFree Thursdays at The Contemporary AustinTime: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Contemporary Austin comprises two locations: the historic Jones Center on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, and Laguna Gloria, a unique, fourteen-acre art-in-nature site that includes the landmark Driscoll Villa, the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park, the Art School at Laguna Gloria, & the Moody Pavilions. Advanced ticket reservations required. Both Contemporary Austin locations are free for all visitors every Thursday.
Laguna Gloria - 3809 West 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78703
Jones Center - 700 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Free Thursdays at the Blanton Museum of ArtFree Thursdays at the Blanton Museum of ArtTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Admission every Thursday at the Blanton Museum of Art, registration required for the desired time slot of visit.
Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
Free Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArtFree Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArtTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
World class art experiences in the heart of Austin. Free admission every Thursday is generously provided by the Moody Family Free Day Endowment.
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
17Zoom Alphabuddies StorytimeZoom Alphabuddies StorytimeTime: 10:30 am
Zoom Alphabuddies Storytime every Friday at 10:30am. Explore letters, sounds and phonics each week in this interactive Zoom program for ages 2-5. Registration required.
Wells Branch Community Library - Virtual Event
18 19Free Family Sundays at the Mexic-Arte MuseumFree Family Sundays at the Mexic-Arte MuseumTime: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Each week the Mexic-Arte Museum hosts Free Family Sundays. We invite everyone to join and explore the museum and get a free tour at 2:00pm or 3:00pm. Tours in Spanish are always available upon request.
Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Free Family Sundays at Mexic-Arte MuseumFree Family Sundays at Mexic-Arte MuseumTime: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Each week the Mexic-Arte Museum hosts Free Family Sundays. Everyone is invited to join and explore the museum to get a free tour at 2:00pm or 3:00pm. Museum admission is free all day from 12 - 5 PM.
419 Congress, Austin, TX, 78701
Free Community Night at ThinkeryFree Community Night at ThinkeryTime: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Sunday from 3 pm-5 pm, Thinkery opens their doors to provide free admission for children & families from all over Central Texas. Community Night is part of Thinkery’s Open Door Initiative, created to give every child a chance to explore & develop a lifelong love of learning, regardless of means.
1830 Simond Ave, Austin, Tx 78723
20Virtual Story Time with Wells Branch Community LibraryVirtual Story Time with Wells Branch Community LibraryTime: 10:30 am
Join us for virtual storytime every Monday at 10:30 AM on the Wells Branch Community Library Facebook page
Wells Branch Community Library Facebook Page - Virtual Event
21Preschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community LibraryPreschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community LibraryTime: 10:30 am
Preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs with Youth Services Librarian Ms. Sarah on Tuesdays at 10:30am. This story time is recommended for preschool aged children, but is open to all.
1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin, TX, 78734
Storytime & CraftsStorytime & CraftsTime: 6:30 pm
Join us on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM for Storytime & Crafts on the Wells Branch Community Library Facebook Page. Craft bags are available at Wells Branch Community Library every day starting at 2pm.
Wells Branch Community Library Facebook Page - Virtual Event
22 23Free Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArtFree Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArtThe Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest university art museums in the U.S. Advance online timed tickets are required. Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
Free Thursdays at The Contemporary AustinFree Thursdays at The Contemporary AustinTime: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Contemporary Austin comprises two locations: the historic Jones Center on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, and Laguna Gloria, a unique, fourteen-acre art-in-nature site that includes the landmark Driscoll Villa, the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park, the Art School at Laguna Gloria, & the Moody Pavilions. Advanced ticket reservations required. Both Contemporary Austin locations are free for all visitors every Thursday.
Laguna Gloria - 3809 West 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78703
Jones Center - 700 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Free Thursdays at the Blanton Museum of ArtFree Thursdays at the Blanton Museum of ArtTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Admission every Thursday at the Blanton Museum of Art, registration required for the desired time slot of visit.
Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
Free Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArFree Thursdays at Blanton Museum of ArTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
World class art experiences in the heart of Austin. Free admission every Thursday is generously provided by the Moody Family Free Day Endowment.
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
24Zoom Alphabuddies StorytimeZoom Alphabuddies StorytimeTime: 10:30 am
Zoom Alphabuddies Storytime every Friday at 10:30am. Explore letters, sounds and phonics each week in this interactive Zoom program for ages 2-5. Registration required.
Wells Branch Community Library - Virtual Event
25 26Free Family Sundays at the Mexic-Arte MuseumFree Family Sundays at the Mexic-Arte MuseumTime: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Each week the Mexic-Arte Museum hosts Free Family Sundays. We invite everyone to join and explore the museum and get a free tour at 2:00pm or 3:00pm. Tours in Spanish are always available upon request.
Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Free Family Sundays at Mexic-Arte MuseumFree Family Sundays at Mexic-Arte MuseumTime: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Each week the Mexic-Arte Museum hosts Free Family Sundays. Everyone is invited to join and explore the museum to get a free tour at 2:00pm or 3:00pm. Museum admission is free all day from 12 - 5 PM.
419 Congress, Austin, TX, 78701
Free Community Night at ThinkeryFree Community Night at ThinkeryTime: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Sunday from 3 pm-5 pm, Thinkery opens their doors to provide free admission for children & families from all over Central Texas. Community Night is part of Thinkery’s Open Door Initiative, created to give every child a chance to explore & develop a lifelong love of learning, regardless of means.
1830 Simond Ave, Austin, Tx 78723
27Virtual Story Time with Wells Branch Community LibraryVirtual Story Time with Wells Branch Community LibraryTime: 10:30 am
Join us for virtual storytime every Monday at 10:30 AM on the Wells Branch Community Library Facebook page
Wells Branch Community Library Facebook Page - Virtual Event
28Preschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community Library