Weekday Events

Please always double check events in Wichita falls and Burkburnett are still happening before leaving

Tuesday September 16th

Farmers Market
7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wichita Falls Farmer’s Market
8th Street & Ohio Avenue
Wichita Falls

Preschool storytime
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wichita Falls Public Library
600 11th Street
Wichita Falls

Youth Crafts
4:00pm – 5:00pm
In the Activity Room, make a craft and take it home. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Wichita Falls Public Library
600 11th Street
Wichita Falls

After School Fishing
Under 16 years old. Come join the fun! TPWD will conduct these after school fishing sessions for all area youth that are interested. All fishing equipment, bait and supervision will be provided. Kids need only to show up and be prepared to have a good time. Parents and grandparents are welcome to stay and help out. Participants will receive personalized & expert instruction on common fishing techniques. Fish, of legal size, can be taken home (if parents approve, of course). All should bring a bucket for “take home” fish, a drink, a hat & sunscreen. Restrooms will be available. For additional information, call 761-7490 or visit the Recreation Office at 600 11th St, Room 209
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
South Weeks Pond
4400 Weeks Park Lane
Wichita Falls

Texas Oklahoma Fair
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Texas Oklahoma Fair features indoor vendor exhibits, traditional fair food, a SUPER Lighted Midway with exciting rides and games, livestock shows plus free attractions including an exotic animal petting zoo, exotic animal stage show, clowns, live music on the Midway stage and Exhibit Hall Stage.
The Exhibit Hall closes at 10pm nightly, but the Midway remains open later.
The Lifestock Show (free admission) will be featured each evening and all day Saturday at the MPEC J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center.  There will be events each evening and other livestock judging through Sunday.
Military Night:  Tuesday, September 16  All Military Families (Active, Retired, Reserved) admitted into
Armband Nights:  Tuesday, September 16 – Thursday, September 18   $15.00 Armband to ride all rides
Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall
1000 5th Street
Wichita Falls

Wednesday September 17th

Toddler Time
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Wichita Falls Public Library
Room 205
600 11th Street
Wichita Falls

Texas Oklahoma Fair
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Texas Oklahoma Fair features indoor vendor exhibits, traditional fair food, a SUPER Lighted Midway with exciting rides and games, livestock shows plus free attractions including an exotic animal petting zoo, exotic animal stage show, clowns, live music on the Midway stage and Exhibit Hall Stage.
The Exhibit Hall closes at 10pm nightly, but the Midway remains open later.
The Lifestock Show (free admission) will be featured each evening and all day Saturday at the MPEC J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center.  There will be events each evening and other livestock judging through Sunday.
Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall
1000 5th Street
Wichita Falls

Thursday September 18th

Farmers Market
7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wichita Falls Farmer’s Market
8th Street & Ohio Avenue
Wichita Falls

Story time
Burkburnett Library
11am
215 E 4th St
Burkburnett

After School Fishing
Under 16 years old. Come join the fun! TPWD will conduct these after school fishing sessions for all area youth that are interested. All fishing equipment, bait and supervision will be provided. Kids need only to show up and be prepared to have a good time. Parents and grandparents are welcome to stay and help out. Participants will receive personalized & expert instruction on common fishing techniques. Fish, of legal size, can be taken home (if parents approve, of course). All should bring a bucket for “take home” fish, a drink, a hat & sunscreen. Restrooms will be available. For additional information, call 761-7490 or visit the Recreation Office at 600 11th St, Room 209
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
South Weeks Pond
4400 Weeks Park Lane
Wichita Falls

Texas Oklahoma Fair
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Texas Oklahoma Fair features indoor vendor exhibits, traditional fair food, a SUPER Lighted Midway with exciting rides and games, livestock shows plus free attractions including an exotic animal petting zoo, exotic animal stage show, clowns, live music on the Midway stage and Exhibit Hall Stage.
The Exhibit Hall closes at 10pm nightly, but the Midway remains open later.
The Lifestock Show (free admission) will be featured each evening and all day Saturday at the MPEC J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center.  There will be events each evening and other livestock judging through Sunday.
Armband Nights:  Thursday, September 18   $15.00 Armband to ride all rides
Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall
1000 5th Street
Wichita Falls

Family Storytime
6:30 pm
Burkburnett Public Library
215 East 4th Street
Burkburnett
76354

Friday September 19th

Kids story time
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Chick Fill A
3704 Call Field Road
Wichita Square
Wichita Falls

Texas Oklahoma Fair
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Texas Oklahoma Fair features indoor vendor exhibits, traditional fair food, a SUPER Lighted Midway with exciting rides and games, livestock shows plus free attractions including an exotic animal petting zoo, exotic animal stage show, clowns, live music on the Midway stage and Exhibit Hall Stage.
The Exhibit Hall closes at 10pm nightly, but the Midway remains open later.
The Lifestock Show (free admission) will be featured each evening and all day Saturday at the MPEC J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center.  There will be events each evening and other livestock judging through Sunday.
Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall
1000 5th Street
Wichita Falls

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
7:30 pm
Wichita Theater Performing Art
925 Indiana Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
COST: ADULTS: $15.00 STUDENTS: $10.00 (Must be ordered by phone or at the box office with ID) CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER: $5.00
For tickets and website Click here

Please always double check events in Wichita falls and Burkburnett are still happening before leaving

Weekend Events in Wichita Falls

Here are the weekend events in Wichita Falls, Burkburnett and Iowa Park

Saturday September 13th

Farmers Market
Mystery day!! (9am – 11am)
7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wichita Falls Farmers
8th Street & Ohio Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Michaels Craft Club
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!
10:00 am – 11:30 am
3201 Lawrence Road
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
$2

Museum Day Stroll ‘N Roll
The Wichita Falls Museum Coalition is hosting Museum Day Stroll ‘n Roll. Here is a list of Museums and historical places taking part.

  • Museum of North Texas History – 720 Indiana Avenue
  • Wichita Theatre Performing Arts Centre – 919 Indiana Avenue
  • Wichita Falls Art Association Gallery – 800 Ohio Avenue
  • Downtown Farmers’ Market – 713 Ohio Avenue
  • Wichita Falls Railroad Museum – 500 9th Street
  • Wichita Falls Fire & Police Museum – 106 Pecan Street
  • Kemp Center for the Arts – 1300 Lamar Street
  • Riverside Cemetery – 1810 5th Street
  • Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU – 2 Eureka Circle
  • Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at MSU – 3410 Taft (Louis J. Rodriguez Drive/Nocona Trail)
  • WWI Call Field Aviation Exhibit – 4515 Jacksboro Highway
    • FREE Shuttle Service to downtown locations will be located at the Multi-Purpose Events Center (MPEC) at 3rd and Lamar Streets.  
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm
      MPEC
      1000 5th Street
      Wichita Falls
      Free

      Lowes Build Grow
      10am
      Lowe’s Home Improvement
      3301 Kell Boulevard
      Wichita Falls
      Free
      Lowe’s Build and grow is full, but you can always try your luck and see if someone doesn’t show up.

      Family Painting-Football
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Tom Burnett Memorial Library
      400 West Alameda Street
      Iowa Park

      Storytime B-A-M
      1pm
      Books A Million
      3111 Midwestern Pkwy #410
      Wichita Falls
      76308
      Free

      Wichita Falls Wildcats vs Odessa Jackalopes
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      Kay Yeager Coliseum
      1000 5th Street
      Wichita Falls
      Free Admission – Season Opener only

      Movies in the Park
      Despicable Me 2
      All movies begin at dusk
      Some movies are subject to change

      9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      Permian Park
      Davy Drive
      Burkburnett

      Please always double-check the weekend events in Wichita Falls, Burkburnett and Iowa Park are still happening before leaving

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Coyote Ranch Resort


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We love Yogi Bear’s camp sites. They are great fun for the kids and our local Yogi Bear’s has day passes! Yes no need to hook the trailer up or pack that tent, you can go for the day and then go home to your own bed!! Perfect.

The day pass is $15, kids under 3 are free!!! Here are some of the amenities Yogi Bear offers.

2 swimming pools
Splash pad
Jumping pillow
Mini Golf

And so much more, including some great activities like a hay ride, scavenger hunt…..

To find out more about Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Coyote Ranch Resort and all the other great kid friendly activities they have Click here

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Weekday events in Wichita Falls and Burkburnett

Please always double check events in Wichita falls and Burkburnett are still happening before leaving

Tuesday September 9th
Farmers Market
7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wichita Falls Farmer’s Market
8th Street & Ohio Avenue
Wichita Falls

Preschool storytime
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wichita Falls Public Library
600 11th Street
Wichita Falls

After School Fishing
Under 16 years old. Come join the fun! TPWD will conduct these after school fishing sessions for all area youth that are interested. All fishing equipment, bait and supervision will be provided. Kids need only to show up and be prepared to have a good time. Parents and grandparents are welcome to stay and help out. Participants will receive personalized & expert instruction on common fishing techniques. Fish, of legal size, can be taken home (if parents approve, of course). All should bring a bucket for “take home” fish, a drink, a hat & sunscreen. Restrooms will be available. For additional information, call 761-7490 or visit the Recreation Office at 600 11th St, Room 209
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
South Weeks Pond
4400 Weeks Park Lane
Wichita Falls

Family Night
Wild Bird Rescue
6pm
Burkburnett Library
215 E 4th St
Burkburnett

Fall Outdoor Concert Series
ALL FUNK MOTOWN BAND
Tune in to the All Funk Motown Band, and take the ultimate musical journey with the best team of performing artists and musicians on the live performance radio circuit. Beyond measure, the All Funk Motown Band exceeds the expectations of many and will keep everyone on the dance floor –wanting more.
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MPEC
1000 5th Street
Wichita Falls
Free

Wednesday September 10th
Toddler Time
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Wichita Falls Public Library
Room 205
600 11th Street
Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls Wildcats vs Lone Star Brahmas – Exhibition Game
7pm
Kay Yeager Coliseum
1000 5th Street
Wichita Falls
$7

Thursday September 11th
Farmers Market
7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wichita Falls Farmer’s Market
8th Street & Ohio Avenue
Wichita Falls

Story time
Burkburnett Library
11am
215 E 4th St
Burkburnett

After School Fishing
Under 16 years old. Come join the fun! TPWD will conduct these after school fishing sessions for all area youth that are interested. All fishing equipment, bait and supervision will be provided. Kids need only to show up and be prepared to have a good time. Parents and grandparents are welcome to stay and help out. Participants will receive personalized & expert instruction on common fishing techniques. Fish, of legal size, can be taken home (if parents approve, of course). All should bring a bucket for “take home” fish, a drink, a hat & sunscreen. Restrooms will be available. For additional information, call 761-7490 or visit the Recreation Office at 600 11th St, Room 209
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
South Weeks Pond
4400 Weeks Park Lane
Wichita Falls

Friday September 12th
Kids story time
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Chick Fill A
3704 Call Field Road
Wichita Square
Wichita Falls

Please always double check events in Wichita falls and Burkburnett are still happening before leaving

Events in Wichita Falls

Events in Wichita Falls, please always double check events are still happening before leaving

Saturday September 6th

Farmers Market
Mystery day!! (9am – 11am)
7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wichita Falls Farmers
8th Street & Ohio Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

 

Michaels Craft Club
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!
10:00 am – 11:30 am
3201 Lawrence Road
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
$2

 

Fire and Police Museum Wichita Falls
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
106 Pecan Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Please call before leaving as The Fire and Police Museum Wichita Falls is run by Volunteers (940) 232-4745

 

Storytime B-A-M
1pm
Books A Million
3111 Midwestern Pkwy #410
Wichita Falls
76308
FREE

 

Grandparents Dinner
Kids will enjoy a free craft with their Grandparents
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chick Fill A
3704 Call Field Road
Wichita Square, Wichita Falls, TX 76308

 

Again pleasealways double check the events in Wichita Falls are still happening before leaving.

No Kid Hungry at Genghis Grill

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Nearly one out of every five kids in America lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table.

You can do something about that staggering statistic. Genghis Grill, America’s premier build-your-
own stir-fry concept, is donating one dollar from the sale of each of its Chef-Made Bowls to the No Kid

Hungry campaign, between now and September 14. No Kid Hungry is a nation-wide effort to end child

hunger in America.

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Genghis Grill just released Mandarin Orange Chicken and Steak & Broccoli to its already popular Khan

Pao Chicken and Thai Street Noodles Chef-Made Bowl selections. All of the bowls listed are part of the

promotion and sell for only $8.99. Kikkoman, the No. 1 soy sauce maker in the U.S. partnered with

Genghis Grill in order to help raise money for the cause and help generate attention to the growing

number of children in America who don’t have enough to eat.

Genghis Grill is located at 3210 Midwestern Parkway in Wichita Falls. For more information about

Genghis Grill visit www.genghisgrill.com

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Homeschooling in Wichita Falls

Have you ever wondered about homeschooling? Wondered what it would be like homeschooling? Wondered if homeschooling was right for your family? We spoke to a local mom Shauna to see what it was like and what made her decide that homeschooling was right for her and her three boys.

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My name is Shauna LaRocque. I have three boys, ages seven, three and one. My husband is a firefighter at Sheppard AFB and we have lived in Wichita Falls for four and a half years. We love all things superheroes, board games, going to church, hanging out with friends, and playing outside!

 

Why did you decide to homeschool?

That is such a multifaceted answer! As a public school teacher turned stay at home mom, it was definitely never in my plans (until all of a sudden it was! Haha). It started out as just a one year endeavor due to lack of a school in our area that could properly accommodate our (then) kindergartener who was very advanced. After a year of homeschooling and lots of prayer, we realized that we loved it and it was such a good fit for our family. Due to my husband’s work schedule, he would have only seen our school age kids four hours every other day during the week and one day on the weekend, and that was BEFORE homework and extracurricular activities.

 

Did you have any concerns about homeschooling when you first started and how did you start homeschooling?

My main concern is one that I think most people have when they think about homeschooling or even hear about a family that homeschools: socialization. We are very blessed with a large homeschooling community here in Wichita Falls, and my children constantly have opportunities to be around their peers. We also realized that our main focus should be education, and that the socialization would happen naturally (at the park, grocery store, church, bank, everyday outings!). And after all, we want our children to be able to have relationships and conversations with people of all age groups; when else in their life (besides in school) will they be surrounded by twenty of their peers for the entire day? ;)

I was lucky to have a few friends who also homeschool their children, and I picked their brains continuously when we first started. The first year was a mix of finding out what worked for us and what didn’t, and I would dare to say that most homeschooling families will tell you that is part of the beauty of it! You can tweak things specifically for your child/family’s needs, and if it doesn’t work, you can tweak it again! A specific and specialized education plan is something some families pay thousands of dollars for, and I can promise you most of the homeschooling families I know do not spend anywhere close to that!

 

Do you use any curricula or online program’s

We use a myriad of curricula. While some families choose to buy a set and use the same curriculum for every subject, we found that even on an individualized basis, our children learn different subjects in different ways. We use a different type of curriculum for each subject. We spent a lot of time researching and talking to families who had used each one before settling on a particular curriculum for each subject. As a broad overview, we use Math-U-See, Sequential Spelling, Shirley English, Handwriting Without Tears, and also participate in Classical Conversations, which provides a broad overview of facts for history, timeline, Latin, Bible, math, geography, English grammar, and science using the classical model of education (www.classicalconversations.com; the website explains it much better than I ever could!). We also have some “unofficial” curricula, like Lego based math and The Magic School Bus science!

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What is your average day like homeschooling?

No two days are ever the same! I generally wake my bigger boys up at 7:30, we have breakfast and do morning chores then immediately get started on our schoolwork. We have some things that our seven and three year old do together, like the calendar, listen to me read history, Bible, all of our Classical Conversations, etc. Then I go back and forth between setting up activities for my three year old/keeping my one year old from trying to climb the stairs while my seven year old does his independent work to helping him while the other two are engaged in an activity (and with their ages, that doesn’t last long!). We are usually finished by about 1:00 and would be done much sooner if we didn’t have littles (although they are definitely worth the extra time and effort). If we have days that we are doing big projects or my oldest is just being slow, it may take longer, and occasionally, it even goes much quicker!  We are blessed to have a “school room” in our new house, but it never fails that we end up all over! We use the living room to watch documentaries and other movies that go along with things we are learning, the dining room for independent work when my seven year old needs it to be quiet, the kitchen for math when are measuring, outside for reading when it is nice, mama’s bed for reading when it isn’t! We are trying to teach our children to be lifelong learners so even after our “official” school day is over, we are still reading, doing puzzles, and learning all sorts of things!

 

Do you feel there are any drawbacks / benefits of homeschooling?

I never thought I would say this, but I sincerely haven’t found a single drawback to homeschooling. It is such a blessing to spend so much time with my children, to be the one who gets to see the light bulb go off when they have that “aha” moment, to watch them grow and learn. I imagine every homeschooling mother would tell you that we all have our challenging days, but who doesn’t? I hear people say so often that they “could never homeschool” because they “don’t have the patience”. Neither do I! You don’t have to be a saint to homeschool your kids, you just have to love them. And also be willing to pray, a lot!

 

What does Wichita Falls have to offer homeschoolers?

Wichita Falls has an excellent homeschooling community! There are park days, book clubs, sports teams, a band, 4-H club (they specialize in acting and are amazing!), multiple enrichment co-ops, Classical Conversations, playgroups, ASL classes, and so much more! We have a homeschooling group, Wichita Falls Area Homeschooling and also H.E.A.T (Home Educators Around Texoma) has a website that is a great resource!

Resources

Wichita Falls homeschooling Yahoo Group Click here

Wichita Falls Homeschooling Facebook Group Click here

Home Educators Around Texoma Click here

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