FREE Family Connection Night @ This Side Up! Family Center
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

1017610_637909032905042_1550161383_nJoin us for a night of old fashioned bingo FUN plus Ping Pong A-B-C (Ping Pong ART, BOWLING, CUPS)!

Connect with your family over the value of the month and we’ll send you home with a tool to elevate that value at home, too! Bring your own dinner or enjoy drinks/snacks from the $1 café. (EVERY second Saturday!)

M.O.M. Talk with Cynthia Garrison! @ This Side Up Family Center
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

MomTalkLogoTOPIC: Having the Other Talk – Drugs

Motivation, Opportunities for parenting tools, Munchies and more! BYO Lunch (and actually dads and grandparents are welcome, too!). Class Fee: $5.

Tuesday Nov 11, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM CDT

As a parent, it may be tempting to deny the realities of drug danger and say “Not my child!” But, there is no denying children are strongly influenced by their environment, and drugs and alcohol are definitely a part of the environment in which our children are growing. Join us as we discuss ways to talk with your child about the immediate and permanent dangers of drug and alcohol use.

Join us as Cynthia Garrison, Board Member and Lead Parent Educator, leads us through these great topics and leave with practical tools for tackling them in your home!

Monthly Topics:

  • Sept 9 – What are our Children Doing in the Digital Age?
  • Oct 14 – The Birds, The Bees, The Talk
  • Nov 11 – Having the Other Talk – Drugs

(Childcare Not Available)

Parent’s Date Night! @ Infinite Bounds
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Parent's Date NightPARENT’S DATE NIGHT

Childcare for $5/child. Chance to WIN Family gift pack. FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card!

“Parent’s Date Night” is sponsored by This Side UP! Family Center and AMAZING area restaurants! 6-9pm, third Saturday night every month.


Drop your kids off at Infinite Bounds and they will enjoy a FUN evening of games, bingo, and more.  At drop-off, we will provide each couple with a Talk Time card to be discussed during the meal (different relevant topics each month). This intentional couple time will provide a real, tangible way to focus on your relationship and help move you from surviving to THRIVING! Each couple who submits their Talk Time actions by the Sunday deadline, will be entered to WIN a FAMILY NIGHT OUT Prize Package.

Parent’s Date Night Childcare is open to all parents and kid, ages 0 through 13 years (14 and up can contact us about volunteering). Space is limited in the 0-4 year old area, so sign up early to ensure your spot!!! Parent’s Date Night Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the 1st of each month and is for couples with children needing childcare during this month’s Date Night, here at the Center.

Every 3rd Saturday from 6-9pm. We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a Night Out!. 

Click HERE to register for the November’s “Parent’s Date Night” Program. 

Single Side Up! Single Parent Group @ Infinite Bounds
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

946225_640358395993439_302332076_nSingle parenting has many challenges. Connecting with other single parents is important to both your parenting success & your personal well-being!

Single Parent Group meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 7pm – 8:30pm. Join Diane Windsor as she facilitates this support group. We will tackle practical, every-day issues such as …Personal Finances, Feeding your family healthy, Low cost, easy meals, Answers to some legal questions, Co-Parenting, Teaching your kids how to have healthy relationships, and much more! Low cost childcare available.


This Month’s Topic: Keeping Our Kids Safe!

The best way to protect children from abuse is having positive, open communication with them on an ongoing basis starting when they are young. Children normally don’t speak up if they are being abused but are more likely to if they have a trusted adult who has proactive communication with them already. Ellen White, from the YMCA, will speak to us about protecting our children.

Childcare is only $5.00 per family (pre-registration is needed to ensure space).

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for childcare and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!   Click HERE to register for childcare during November’s Single Side UP! Meeting. 


(Every 3rd Saturday!)

FREE Family Connection Night @ This Side Up! Family Center
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

StudiesYou want the freshest comedy available? Made to order? The Understudies will serve up heaping portions of laughter – improv style!

If you’re hungry for some family-friendly fun see you at COMEDY NIGHT! (The Understudies is a hilarious Improv group trained and sponsored by HimProv.) Kids and adults will enjoy this fun night of laughter and fun together!( (Bring your own dinner or purchase snacks/drinks from the $1 cafe.)

Every 4th Saturday night from 6-8pm come in for a FUN evening, plus connect as a family over the value of the month and go home with an At-Home Family Values Tool!  Gifts and prizes each night, too!


FREE Family Connection Night @ This Side Up! Family Center
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

1017610_637909032905042_1550161383_nGinger BreadEACH FAMILY WILL BUILD THEIR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE AND TAKE IT HOME!

You’ll fill your  gingerbread house with written ideas of how to show each other love this Christmas instead of getting caught up in “looks” and “things”. PLUS, we’ll play some BINGO and everyone leaves with a prize!

Connect with your family over the value of the month and we’ll send you home with a tool to elevate that value at home, too! Bring your own dinner or enjoy drinks/snacks from the $1 café. (EVERY second Saturday!)

No “Parent’s Date Night” for December @ This Side Up! Family Center
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Parent’s Date Night” is taking a break in December. But it’ll be on again on January 17th (registration opens Jan 1). Check back then and make a reservation!

No “Single Side Up! Single Parent Group” @ This Side Up! Family Center
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

946225_640358395993439_302332076_nThe Single Parent Group meeting is taking a break in December and will resume again on January 17th, 2015.

We hope that you will join us for a great Family Connection Night on December 13th from 6-8:00 pm.  We will play Bingo … plus each family will decorate a gingerbread house together and take them home!  Please check out our calendar event for December 13!

No “Family Connection Night” @ This Side Up! Family Center
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our 4th Saturday Free Family Connection Night is taking a break in December.

We hope you will join us for one of our other December Family Connection Night Opportunities:

  • 12/13 – Free Family Connection Night.  Bingo PLUS Gingerbread House making
  • 12/31 – 4th Annual “Turn Back Time the Ball Drops at 9!” New Years Eve Family Celebration

Please check the Calendar for more details – we hope to see you!


Family New Year’s Eve Event – Turn Back Time the Ball Drops at Nine @ Legacy Church
Dec 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate New Year’s Eve family style.  THE most FUN, safest, Family Friendliest way to bring in 2015 in Collin County!

Click HERE to purchase tickets. 

($15 Adults, $10 Kids OR Reserved Seating Available for $20/person) 

Taking families SURVIVING to THRIVING!