This week at the La Conner Club, members made some saucy salsa during Cooking Club. Here is the recipe so you can try at home with your family.
- (This recipe calls for a blender)
- 2 large tomatoes
- 2 jalapeno chiles
- 4 eggs, well beaten
- 2 tablespoons corn oil
- 2 dashes salt (to taste)
- 2 dashes pepper (to taste)
Remove the skin from the tomatoes and chiles. Add tomatoes, chilies and salt to blender and blend for thirty seconds.Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. When hot, pour in salsa from blender and fry for one minute. Add eggs, salt and pepper to salsa and cook until eggs are set. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
Cooking Club takes place every Tuesday & Wednesday. For more information about Cooking Club or any of our Targeted Programs that focus on Healthy Lifestyles, please contact the Program Director, Leah Vazquez at (360) 466-3672 or email: email@example.com.
From flower power to potatoes and tomatoes, these Anacortes Club kids found armfuls of treasure just across the street! Wednesday, September 10th, our kids traveled next door to the Anacortes American’s garden where publisher Jack Darnton helped harvest a bountiful feast for the eyes and dinner table.
Potatoes grown in garbage cans and raised flower beds wreathed in old newspapers illustrated a beautiful lesson in recycling and re-purposing that the kids could literally take home with them.
The Anacortes Boys & Girls Club would like to thank Jack Darnton and the folks over at Anacortes American for a great afternoon! Stop in and see us Monday- Friday from 2:30-6:00pm
Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club Members were challenged to a unique version of the human knot game, building on their leadership and communication skills. Members were told only one person, called the ONE, was allowed to give them instructions during the untangling process.
Once the task was complete, Members were asked how it differed from the regular game, in which everyone is allowed to talk. All Members agreed having only one person talking during the game challenged the group to listen closely to instruction. They also agreed that it challenged the ONE by having to communicate exactly what he needed. Kids took turns being the ONE and had a blast leading their group to success!
Club members tested their super powers last week during La Conner’s Superhero Week as themed activities exercised youths’ minds and bodies while providing a whole lot of fun at the same time!
Physical challenges for the week included the Kryptonite Relay Race, which required youth to return scattered kryptonite rocks to Krypton using only chopsticks, Spiderman’s Web, where youth tested their throwing accuracy by tossing paper balls at a doorway covered in a masking tape web, and a Laser Obstacle Course. Every club member participated in the Obstacle course, where youth were timed while they navigated through yarn ‘laser beams’ to retrieve magic crystals while trying their hardest not to touch any lasers.
Thursday, July 17th Anacortes Club kids explored Padilla Bay and left no stone unturned! 22 of our most curious Club members spent a day scouring the mudflats for sea life and other unique treasures. After enjoying an outdoor lunch provided by The Food Lifeline Kid’s Cafe, we toured the aquarium and learned about this delicate ecosystem as part of our “Going Green” week at the Club.
The Club’s operational hours are 12:30-6:00 Monday-Friday and remains excited to offer free lunches @12:30!
Although Club members weren’t able to experience the 80’s first hand, they sure enjoyed celebrating 80’s Week at the Club.
Summer is in full swing at the La Conner Club. Last week members celebrated athletics and sportsmanship with Olympic themed activities. Through Arts and Crafts, Project Learn and Triple Play, members learned about different types of sports and about different countries from around the world.
Club members in La Conner have sparked interest in a new game, dominoes! The game of dominoes is actually very old and was thought to have originated in China in the 12th century to keep guards awake while on duty. Many of the LC youth were unfamiliar with the game though, and took interest when Education Coordinator Ellen Vaughan held a dominoes teaching session in the Learning Center. Many variations of the game exist but even the simplest form requires math, visual perception and concentration.
Fun and interesting games like dominoes are played in the La Conner Learning Center every day! For more information these activities, please contact Program Director Leah Vazquez at (360) 466-3672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, Club members began creating their own glass mosaics. By utilizing small 6″x6″ pieces of colored plate glass and their mosaic skills, they made individual glass tiles by gluing small pieces of glass to the glass plate. The tiles will then be fused in the kiln to form the completed glass tile!
Some members chose to make nature scenes and included flower and suns on their tiles, while other members took a more abstract approach.
The Fine Arts Exhibit program in La Conner encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6-18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture while providing opportunities for members to create artwork for display in a local exhibit.
Thank you to Spectrum Glass Company for the generous donation of glass fusing supplies.
The La Conner Learning Center was bustling this week with science experiments, board games and Power Hour. Club members also participated in an activity called Progressive Stories. In this activity, members first begin a sketch. After a short time, each sketch is passed to the next member to continue the picture with their own interpretation of what they see occurring. The pictures continue to travel around the group until the original owner has their drawing back, at which point the sketch is shared with the group.
Youth get a kick out of this activity because there is no telling how the sketches will change and morph. The end result is usually silly and creative and the progression of the changing ideas can be very surprising! Progressive Pictures helps Club members develop real world skills in their ability to adapt and appreciate others’ thoughts, while making positive additions of their own.
For more information on activities in the La Conner Learning Center, please contact Program Director Leah Vazquez at (360) 466-3672 or email email@example.com.