McALLEN Halloween is around the corner and the sugary sweets are already filling bowls on desk corners and shopping carts across the Valley. But not all sweets have to be unhealthy.

South Texas College's Continuing, Professional and Workforce Education together with the college's Culinary Arts Department and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance bring the community the third of its free Healthy Cooking Classes Series, "Healthy Halloween Treats." The seminar takes place Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance Outpatient Rehabilitation Center Kitchen in Edinburg.

"Its during this time of the year that people eat the most candy, children and adults alike, so take advantage of this free opportunity to learn about creating healthy, sweet treats from professional chefs," said Juan Carlos Aguirre, STC program director. "The session will help parents come up with different home-made options this Halloween that are much healthier than the store-bought alternatives."

Future sessions will focus on Thanksgiving ideas and healthy holiday cooking tips.

All materials and food used during the sessions will be provided by Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. Space is limited so advanced registration is suggested. For more information about the classes or to register contact 956-362-5610.