Discover It! A newsletter for all friends of the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center Thanks to all who attended, volunteered, donated or helped make our Omelet Breakfast a great success! SPONSORS: Ashford University, Clinton Herald, KROS Contributors: Affordable Home Maintenance, Clinton National Bank, Happy Joe’s Pizza, Sweetheart Bakery, Thrivent Financial, Voss Brothers Plumbing & Heating Friends: Citizens First Bank, Fareway, Gateway State Bank, WalMart, Jewel, Lemke Funeral Home, Paul’s Discount, Target Saturday Schedule Special “Admission” for these Saturday events is a contribution of consumable items frequently used at the Center (Examples: Trash bags (13 gal. or 39 gal.), Kleenex, zip-close bags, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, dry erase markers, paper towels, bottled water, 5 oz. Dixie cups, etc.) June 13th (11a.m. – noon) JuniorFest of Drag Racing from Cordova Dragway The JuniorFest is an event that is for the little dragsters and kids ages 8-17. Local junior dragsters will display cars in our parking lot. Attendees can see the cars up close. A short program on Junior racing will be included and participants will be provided tickets to attend the JuniorFest the following weekend. (June 20-21) July 25 (11:00 - noon) American Red Cross “Masters of Disaster” - Family emergency disaster preparedness. August 15 (11:00 - noon) “Intro to Geocaching” with Rocky Kampling. Other special events: Reading Program: The “early out” reading program continues on WEDNESDAYS (1:30-3:30) until May 27th. Sponsored by Target, children (grades K-3) engage in literacy activities, crafts, games, songs and interact with 25 exhibits. Family Fun Night! Thursday, June 4th , in conjunction with Community Circle of Care and sponsored in part by the 3-M Foundation. Join us from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Felix Adler Day!!! June 27th (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) Honor the memory of the Center’s namesake, Felix Adler, a great clown with Ringling Brothers, Barnum, & Bailey for 50 years… Join us outdoors, in our parking lot, for carnival games, prizes, face painting, food and fun! Punch cards will be available ($5) for the activities. The Center will also be open! -Other food vendors available for additional purchases- Thursdays with ISU Extension! Join Andrea Ryan June 18th, 25th, July 2nd, 9th and 16th (1:00 - 3:30 PM ?) for 5 different programs inspired by exhibits at the Children’s Discovery Center. Topics include Amazing Airways, Bubble Magic, Building Blocks, Dramatic Play/Acting and Healthy Bodies. Planned for elementaryaged youth. Advance registration is appreciated. ~ Phone 243-3600 or email [email protected] THE CENTER WILL BE OPEN on Mother’s Day, May 10th and Father’s Day, June 21st!! THE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED on Independence Day, July 4th. Attractions! The “Leap Frog” to Literacy program is funded by United Way and is now available. Increase children’s reading readiness and literacy skills and have fun while exploring learning with your child! “A-MAZING AIRWAYS” – a unique action-filled science and sensory exhibit for children and families – a new PERMANENT EXHIBIT. This exhibit was acquired with funding from the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, Clinton County Community Development Association, and the Pearson Foundation. The Kapla block exhibit is enjoyed by many and is a permanent addition at the Center. Come and spend some time creating and building with family and friends! Our Center has the largest Kapla block exhibit in Iowa. May - August 2009 Field Trips Please schedule your next field trip or Scout group outing at the Discovery Center. Call 563-243-3600 to reserve a time. Special rates are available for large groups. Valued Volunteers The Center appreciates all of our volunteers and realizes we could not offer such a great place for children without many dedicated and wonderful volunteers. We welcome back past volunteers and invite new volunteers. Call us & join the fun as we establish our summer schedules for our valued volunteers. THANKS! Gift Shop Keep the Children’s Discovery Center in mind for gift-giving ideas! Our gift shop has a variety of gift giving ideas: Kapla blocks can be purchased for gifts or family fun! The Discovery Center sells Brio© train and track pieces, “Melissa & Doug” items, Odyssey toys, and books, as well as other quality infant, toddler, and children’s toys! We offer a large selection of items from $1 to $9. “Be Creative with Miss Kay” on Thursday, July 23rd (2:00) She is well-loved by the children; be sure to join us! Birthday Parties Birthday parties are $60 (Times: Saturdays 10:30 – 12:00; 1:00 – 2:30; 3:30 – 5:00; and Sundays: 1:00 – 2:30; 3:30 – 5:00) OR by appointment. Face painting is available. A $25 deposit is required to secure date. We have 2 themed special event rooms! Jessica (Clinton Co. Conservation) introduces reading group students to animal friends! Alicia’s Kapla Creation 332 8th Avenue South, Clinton, IA • 563-243-3600 Admission: $4 per person & under age two are free ~Seniors - $3.00 Children must be accompanied by an adult. Website:www.adlerdiscoverycenter.org Email: :[email protected] Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am – 4pm; Sunday 1pm– 4pm Welcome to “Discover It!” Please give us feedback on this or any project at the Discovery Center. Also, tell us of other people that would enjoy reading our news and we’ll add them to the mailing list! Children’s Discovery Center 332 8th Ave. S. • Clinton, IA • 52732 • (563) 243-3600 Thank you to Alliant Energy for sponsoring our work! Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center 332 8th Avenue South P.O. Box 346 Clinton, IA 52733-0346 Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Clinton, IA 52732 Permit No. 164 IF YOU WANT TO BE REMOVED FROM THIS MAILING LIST, PLEASE CALL 563.243.3600 OR E-MAIL [email protected] Discover It! May - August 2009 • Page 2 “Buy a Brick” campaign. Your contribution to the center is taxdeductible, as the Discovery Center is a 501c 3 (non-profit) organization. Thank you for your investment. * The Children’s Discovery Center recognizes 3-M Foundation, ADM (five-year Sponsor); CAT/Vision Iowa ($325,000 Grant); CCCDA ($200,000 pledge for relocation/building);CFGRB (door replacement & repairs); ICC (Iowa Community Cultural) Grant (for staff salaries); Hy-Vee (sold $2,015 in “bricks” + matched $2,000); United Way (“Leap to Literacy”)…and each of our individual donors! “Grilling for Charity” The Center will be the non profit recipient of Gateway State Bank’s lunch Friday, June 12, (11am - 1:30pm). Please support the center by eating lunch at Gateway State Bank: 1427 N. 2nd St. “Thanks” to Gateway State Bank! Mission statement: The Children’s Discovery Center is a non-profit organization providing a safe and positive environment for families to discover the world by exploring arts, culture, and science through interactive and educational exhibits. Miss Kay (Children’s Department of the Clinton Public Library) will bring “Story Time on the Road” to the Center Friday, June 26th (1 p.m.) WOW WEDNESDAYS (1:30-3:30) Thanks to our sponsors for our summer week-day programming! They are Jeff Reed-State Farm Insurance and Leslie Electric! Special programs every Wednesday during the summer! Planned for elementary age children…Advance registration appreciated. Admission for members included in membership benefits. June 10 ...... ‘Science’ with Marion Johnson June 17 ...... The Clinton Humane Society will bring some of their furry friends to the center and talk to the children about animals. June 24 ..... ‘Movement Exploration’ (for ages K-3rd grade). with: Judy Bonnet from the YWCA July 1 .......... Be Smart in Art’ with Karla Byl July 8 ......... ‘Nutrition and Snacks for Kids’ ~ Presenter Andrea Ryan, from the ISU Extension office July 15 ....... Conservation Kids ‘White-tailed Deer’ ~ Presenter Jessica Steines from Clinton County Conservation. July 22 ...... ‘Music and Magic’ with the Hopkins family July 29 ...... ‘English heritage’ with Sylvia Bomgarden August 5 .... Conservation Kids ‘Birds of Prey’ – Join Presenter Jessica (C. Co. Conservation) August 12 .. ‘Kid’s Theater’ directed by Rex Kutzli from the Best Cellar Players August 19 .. ‘Photography for Kids’ with Ron Blatchley FRIDAYS WITH RED CROSS: June 19 ...... (1:30) “Longfello’s Whales Tales” Water safety for Children August 7 .... (1:30) “FACT” First Aid for Children Today Miss Elizabeth with Hailey, enjoying Fun Time Friday! “Outreach to Space” ~ Traveling exhibit will be at the Center through June! Outreach to Space traveling exhibit astronauts. Check Lost & Found: Unclaimed items will be donated to charity after May 31st. Name: ________________________________________________ E-mail _____________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________ City, State & Zip: ___________________________________________ The Discovery Center is part of the Association of Children’s Museums. This enables reciprocal memI/We will “Buy a Brick” for $_________ to support the Discovery Center bers to enjoy the Discovery Center all year long, and I/We pledge $ ________ to the Discovery Center visit 150 other children’s museums and centers across Signature: _____________________________________________ I/We want to purchase a membership: _____ $40 (Individual) the USA! View www.ChildrensMuseums.org for _____ $50 (Grandparent) _____ $60 (Family) more information. Treat yourself and/or your fam_____ $100 (ACM/Reciprocal Family) ily to the benefits of membership at the Discovery _______$85 In-Home Childcare Provider Center and experience the pleasure of unlimited visMail this form to P.O. Box 346. Clinton, IA 52733-0346 its to the Center. Phone: ________________________________________________ *THANKS for your support!
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