Calendar

Apr
8
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

Sci-Tech and This Side UP! Family have joined forces in a BUILD UP! Strong Families Partnership! 

 

Build Up your Marriage AND your Family!

April’s “I Date My Spouse! Marriage Enrichment Night” is hitting the road and travelling to Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco for a super, fun evening for your kids PLUS an added Family “Build Up” Activity for your whole family too!

Families should arrive at 5:30 to kick off the evening with a fun, creative Family Build UP Activity! This month value is THRIVING FAMILIES MAKE MEALTIME A PRIORITY and Sci-Tech’s Makerspace Team will lead your family in making a Cutting Board that you’ll get to take home!

Once you’ve completed the Family “Build Up” Time together, it’ll be time to Date Your Spouse! You’ll head out for a dinner date in the Frisco area. Complete with restaurant gift card and a Talk Time Card with fun “date-work” to enrich your marriage! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare, ages 0 through 13 years.)

Kids will enjoy an evening of play and fun in Sci-Tech’s wonderful discovery center. They’ll have a blast at the center with free play interjected with a focused science-based activity around this month’s Family Value (Thriving Families Make Mealtime a Priority!).

We’ll even send you home with a Family Tool that will continue to elevate this month’s value in your home!

Space is limited in the Birth – Pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on March 19th!

Click HERE to register for this terrific evening that will Build UP both your marriage and your family!!

 

Apr
18
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series!! @ Haggard Public Library
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdThis Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Spring 2017


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partnering up once again to bring you informative panel-style discussions with amazing Parenting Experts who will equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age Kids on the following topics:

1/17 – Allowances: Effective Guideline
2/21 – Internet Safety and Sexting
3/21 – “She Hit Me First!” Sibling Rivalry
4/18 – Are We Born That Way? Understanding Temperament
5/18 – When Nagging Doesn’t Work: Effective Positive Discipline

Using the research of Thomas and Chess who studied children and coined three different types of temperament: Easy, Slow to Warm and Difficult, we will help understand that personalities are different and we need to use different parenting strategies for each to create a harmonious family.

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for 4/18!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Apr
22
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night @ Christie Elementary
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Round LogoMeet the Candidates Bingo Night! 

Can local politics and Family FUN be part of the same sentence and the same evening?
YES!!!

We’ll have a blast playing good ole fashioned BINGO and winning FUN prizes.  Meet the Candidates as they serve as VIP Bingo Callers for the night!

This is a VERY important election for our city and This Side UP! Family seeks to raise voter participation by making it real and personal! So… we’ll help you get to know the candidates for City Council and School Board in a casual, FUN way!

CONFIRMED VIP BINGO CALLERS:
City Council Candidates: Kayci PrinceDavid DownsAl Valente, Rick SmithAnthony Ricciardelli, Ann BacchusStirling MorrisEd Acklin
PISD School Board Candidates: Nancy Johnson Humphrey, Greg MyerTrish PattersonNathan RylanderAmanda JacksonTammy RichardsCarissa Picard

We’ll have family fun and send you home with an At-Home Family Connection Tool too!  Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Christie Elementary
3801 Rainier Road
Plano, TX 75023

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Apr
28
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – Apr 30 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

Our At-Home Family Challenges are always a fun activity for families to do together, plus they are super easy!  Check back soon for specific details! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

May
13
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night @ Hughston Elementary
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Round LogoMother’s Day Improv Comedy Night! 

“If Mama’s Laughing then everyone’s Laughing!” CELEBRATE THE MOM IN YOUR FAMILY AT FAMILY LAUGH NIGHT!

 

If you’re hungry for some family-friendly fun and a great way to celebrate Spring Break… see you at FAMILY LAUGH NIGHT!

Studies

The Understudies serves up heaping portions of laughter – improv style!   The Understudies is a hilarious Improv group trained and sponsored by Fish Sticks. Kids and adults will enjoy this fun night of laughter and fun together! We will also have an open mic joke sharing time for the kids to share their fave joke!

We’ll have family fun and send you home with an At-Home Family Connection Tool too!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Hughston Elementary
2601 Cross Bend Road
Plano, Texas 75023

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

May
16
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series!! @ Haggard Public Library
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdThis Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Spring 2017


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partnering up once again to bring you informative panel-style discussions with amazing Parenting Experts who will equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age Kids on the following topics:

1/17 – Allowances: Effective Guideline
2/21 – Internet Safety and Sexting
3/21 – “She Hit Me First!” Sibling Rivalry
4/18 – Are We Born That Way? Understanding Temperament
5/18 – When Nagging Doesn’t Work: Effective Positive Discipline

Discipline is not easy, even for the experienced parents. This topic will include discussion on effective positive discipline strategies, strategies which don’t work and the wisdom to know the difference.

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for 5/16!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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May
20
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

May
26
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
May 26 @ 8:00 am – May 28 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

Our At-Home Family Challenges are always a fun activity for families to do together, plus they are super easy!  Check back soon for specific details! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Jun
10
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgSAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Jun
17
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

Jun
23
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – Jun 25 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

Our At-Home Family Challenges are always a fun activity for families to do together, plus they are super easy!  Check back soon for specific details! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Jul
15
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

Jul
22
Sat
6th Annual Lucky Duck Duck Race and Splashfest
Jul 22 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE

Annual Lucky Duck Duck Race 2017!

 

 

Come cheer on your ducks and enjoy a FREE Family Splash Fest with prizes, food, swimming, games and more! Bring your own picnic dinner or enjoy snow-cones, popcorn , snacks, and/or drinks! Swim, slide AND enjoy FUN activities for the kids!

LOCATION DETAILS and MORE COMING SOON!

All proceeds go to This Side UP! Family’s Wellness Program and moving families from surviving to thriving!

Jul
28
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – Jul 30 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

Our At-Home Family Challenges are always a fun activity for families to do together, plus they are super easy!  Check back soon for specific details! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Aug
12
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgSAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Aug
25
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – Aug 27 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

Our At-Home Family Challenges are always a fun activity for families to do together, plus they are super easy!  Check back soon for specific details! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Sep
9
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgSAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Sep
16
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

Sep
19
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series!!
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdSAVE THE DATE
This Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Fall 2017


LOCATION, TOPIC, and SPEAKER DETAILS COMING SOON!

This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners in bringing you informative discussions with amazing Parenting Experts who will equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age Kids.

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Sep
22
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – Sep 24 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

Our At-Home Family Challenges are always a fun activity for families to do together, plus they are super easy!  Check back soon for specific details! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Oct
14
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgSAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Oct
17
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series!!
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdSAVE THE DATE
This Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Fall 2017


LOCATION, TOPIC, and SPEAKER DETAILS COMING SOON!

This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners in bringing you informative discussions with amazing Parenting Experts who will equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age Kids.

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

Plano Public LibraryRound Logo

 

 

Oct
21
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

Oct
27
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 29 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

Our At-Home Family Challenges are always a fun activity for families to do together, plus they are super easy!  Check back soon for specific details! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Nov
11
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgSAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Nov
18
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

Nov
21
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series!!
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdSAVE THE DATE
This Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Fall 2017


LOCATION, TOPIC, and SPEAKER DETAILS COMING SOON!

This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners in bringing you informative discussions with amazing Parenting Experts who will equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age Kids.

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

Plano Public LibraryRound Logo

 

 

Nov
24
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – Nov 26 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

Our At-Home Family Challenges are always a fun activity for families to do together, plus they are super easy!  Check back soon for specific details! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Dec
9
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgSAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Taking families SURVIVING to THRIVING!