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Current Dallas County SIM Newsletter

Great Beginnings for Families
Date/Time:  Mondays, August 28, Sept 11, 18, 25 and Oct 2 from 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Location:  Waukee Family YMCA, 210 N. Warrior Lane
Join us for a fun, informative five-week series of workshops for parents/caregivers of 0-6 year olds that will provide the skills and understanding necessary to raise healthy young children. We will explore the key principles of child development, positive discipline & guidance, helping children cope with anger and conflict, encouraging learning through play, along with building strong families. The price is $10/family. One does not need to be a YMCA member to attend. Free child care is provided for all.
Register by stopping by or calling the YMCA at 515-987-9996

Kids in the Kitchen
Kids will learn about kitchen safety and food preparation in addition to discovering how to make healthier food choices based upon MyPlate.  Plus they will get to prepare and taste a healthy snack.

  • Waukee YMCA Offering: Tuesday, Sept 12 from 6-7 pm.  Price is $5/child. Register by stopping by or calling the YMCA at 515-987-9996
  • Waukee Public Library Offering: Thursday, Sept 14 from 6-7 pm. Free.  Register by stopping by or calling the Library at 515-978-7944

Lifelong Learners Coffee: Home Canning and Food Preservation Class
 As summer continues, Iowans also enjoy fresh produce hand-picked from gardens, or selected from farmers markets or the grocery store. How can we enjoy these delicious fruits and vegetables yearly? Preserving foods at home is not difficult, but it does require following research-based recipes. Food Preservation 101, an introductory course for home food preservation will be offered by ISU Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, Mary Krisco to explore safe home food preservation methods such as canning, dehydrating and freezing. This free class will run from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Perry Public Library on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Krisco says, “Food Preservation 101 is great for adults and children who want to learn about canning,” but even seasoned home food preservers will benefit from new recommendations, techniques and recipes.
For more information or to register for this free class, contact the Perry Public Library at (515) 465-3569.

Block Fest™ is a hands-on learning and building extravaganza for parents and children 8 months to 8 years. Block play helps children develop early math, science and literacy skills. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No shoes or bare feet. Socks with blocks! Space is limited to 30 people per session so PRE-REGISTRATION is a must! To register or for more information call Allison at 515-808-0661or by email at allisonmorlan@partnersinfamilydevelopment.org.   Westview Church, 1155 SE Boone Dr, Waukee 9:30am OR 11:00am.

Weight Watchers
Tuesday evenings at 4:30 pm

in the Dallas County Hospital Boardroom. Call Deb at 515.465.7665 for more details.

Mobile Food Pantry
in Dallas County.  Please call 515-564-0330 if you have any questions.

New Hope Youth Center
712 Cottage St.
Adel, IA

First Presbyterian Church
1204 13th St.
Dallas Center, IA

Dallas County Hospital
610 10th St.
Perry, IA
Waukee Community Center
2675 Walnut St.    Waukee, IA

Redfield City Hall
808 1st St.
Redfield, IA

Crossroads Church
1200 60th St.
West Des Moines, IA

Crossroads Church
2810 1st Ave
Perry, IA

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Diabetic Support Groups
Get support from others with diabetes to help you cope with the daily demands of the disease 3rd Monday of the month from 3:30-4:30
1st Thursday of the month from 6-7pm (Spanish speaking only)
3rd Thursday of month from 6-7pm
Dallas County Hospital