The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

August 16, 2013

Class of 1956 to have reunion

The Clinton Herald

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CLINTON — Clinton High School Class of 1956 will host its reunion Sept. 14. If you are interested in attending call Carol at (815) 589-5233 by Sept. 1.

Early-Out Think Team program

CLINTON — Enrollment is now being taken for the first session of the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center’s new weekly afterschool program, “Wednesday Early-Out Think Team.”

It’s a great place for your child’s brain to be during Wednesday early-out days.

This educational program is open to children in kindergarten through third grade. Space is limited. With a curriculum designed and led by professional educators, the Think Team program will introduce children to many different topics in science, history, math and culture — all taught with a literacy emphasis.

Participants will keep their own journals and share their writing in small groups. Positive communication and respectful behavior will be the rule, and snacks will be included.

There will be three sessions of Wednesday Early-Out Think Team offered during the school year, which will coincide with Clinton School District’s trimester schedule. Session I will run on Wednesdays, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 4 through Nov. 6.

Children may ride the bus from their respective schools or parents may bring them at 2 p.m. Dismissal and pick-up time is promptly at 3:30 p.m. The cost of this program is $75 per session. Children’s Discovery Center members receive a 10 percent discount. For more information or registration contact the Children’s Discovery Center at 243-3600 or email to

The Discovery Center is 501 (3)(c) non-profit children’s museum affiliated with the international Association of Children’s Museums. Its mission is to provide a safe and positive environment for families to discover the world by exploring arts, culture, literacy, and science through educational programs and interactive exhibits.

Bow Wow Luau is Sunday

CLINTON — ABC’s eighth annual Bow Wow Luau will be Sunday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Riverview Swimming Pool along the riverfront in Clinton.

This is a chance for dogs and their owners to share the experience of splashing and swimming together, and supports a really great cause at the same time. There is a $6 per dog admission fee with all proceeds going towards Animal Birth Control.

During this event, dogs will be off leash, but must be under their owner’s control at all times. Wading pools will be available for the very small breeds. Waste bags will be available, and owners are required to pickup after their dogs. Please bring your own towels. And don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of opportunities for great pictures.

ABC will also have Jaime from Grooming by Jaime on site offering free nail trims for your dogs. Donations would be accepted, with those going to Animal Birth Control.

There will also be a lemonade stand with lemonade, cookies and snacks for sale by ABC members with proceeds going to the ABC Yager Fund. The Yager Fund helps with emergency vet bills and has been funded by donations alone, but is now getting depleted.

Animal Birth Control is a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for area pets. The luau is one of its biggest events.

For more information, call Judy at 243-6276. This event is co-sponsored by ABC and the Clinton Department of Parks and Recreation.

Cupcake competition

SAVANNA, Ill. — Big Meadows Nursing Home, 1000 Longmoor Ave., in Savanna, will host a Cupcake Wars Contest at 2 p.m. Aug. 19.

Everyone is invited to participate and prizes will be awarded for best decorated, most creative, tastiest and resident choice. If you would like to participate please bring a dozen of your best cupcakes to Big Meadows by 1 p.m. Aug. 19. If you are unable to drop off, arrangements can be made for pickup.

Call Jaime Zastrow, activity director, at (815) 273-2238 for more information.

Crop Walk packet pickup

CLINTON — Crop walk packets for the 2013 Clinton Crop Hunger Walk are now ready to be picked up at St. Paul Lutheran church located at 715 S. Third St., in Clinton. Anyone with questions can call the church at 242-4102.

This year’s Crop Walk will be Sunday, Oct. 13, at Zion Lutheran Church to showcase the new addition to the building. There will be a one-mile, 3-mile and 5-mile route for walkers to choose from and an assortment of snacks immediately following the event. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and the walk begins immediately after the reading of the proclamation at 1:30 p.m.