• 35th Annual Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser

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    March 08, 2023
    This week at the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center, it’s all about getting ready for the 35th Annual Omelet Breakfast to be held on Sunday, March 26, and everyone can help the children’s museum get ready for this important fundraiser.

    Funtime Friday & Saturday – Make Placemats for the Omelet Breakfast
    This Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, the Funtime Friday & Funtime Saturday program will feature decorating placemats for guests to use at the upcoming Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, March 26.  Boegel’s Men’s Wear (and Ladies, Too!) has donated paper perfect for placemats, and all they need are some friendly decorations.  At Funtime Friday & Funtime Saturday, children and grown ups will be encouraged to use their art to create pictures and welcoming messages on the placemat paper.  The decorated placemats will be used to set the tables for the many people expected at the Omelet Breakfast.   

    The Funtime program begins at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and is a free activity with museum admission.

    Upcoming Funtime Friday & Funtime Saturday programs include:
    March 17 & 18 – St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Science
    March 24 & 25 – Let’s Go Fly A Kite
    March 31 & April 1 – Celebrate Spring

    Saturday Special – More Paws & Claws
    Every  Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., the Discovery Center offers a hands-on program for children and families.  This week guests will be invited to decorate placemats for the upcoming Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser.  More than 300 placemats will be needed to accommodate breakfast eaters, and everyone is encouraged to help the children’s museum prepare for the event.

    The Saturday Special art program is free with museum admission and no registration is required.
    Upcoming Saturday Special programs include:

    March 18 – St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Science
    March 25 – 4th-Saturday LEGO Challenge
    April 1 – Celebrate Spring

    35th Annual Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser, Sunday, March 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. --
    The 35th annual Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser will be held at the Discovery Center, on Sunday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by the board of directors of the non-profit children’s museum.  All proceed will go to support Learning Through Play and the many educational programs offered to children and families.  This is one egg-straordinary opportunity to enjoy delicious food, good company, and support the Discovery Center which has been in Downtown Clinton for more than 25 years.

    The omelet breakfast returns to a sit down and dine in event with the option to carry out meals if desired. The back portion of the children’s museum will be turned into a restaurant complete with a buffet line and seating in the party rooms which are hand-decorated with  murals.

    Guests also have the option to take their food to go, and organizers want people to know that Styrofoam containers will not be used.  For the second year, the  Discovery Center will use carry out food containers made of bagasse, a rigid and functional natural material made from the fibers of the sugar cane stalk.  Bagasse is compostable and will biodegrade in 30 to 90 days in composting conditions leaving behind no toxic residue and creating nutrient-rich compost instead.

    Cooking the omelets will be a team of egg-stra special volunteer chefs comprised of local elected officials and community leaders. They will be joined by a team of more than 25 other volunteers working to make the preliminary planning and event production a success.

    The egg-celent menu includes:  omelets made-to-order from select ingredients, sausage links, pancakes both regular and gluten-free, and pastries.  Drinks will be served to those wishing to dine in and include coffee, juice, and milk.

    The ticket price includes admission to the children's museum for the day, and guests are invited to stay and play after their meals.  It is a great opportunity to explore the local children’s museum and learn about this favorite local attraction.

    Tickets for the 35th Annual Omelet Breakfast are available at the Discovery Center, Clinton National Bank locations in Clinton and Camanche, Déjà vu Furniture and Accessories, and Clinton Printing.  Cost is $15 for adults and teens, and $8 for children ages 12 years younger.

    This fundraiser is only possible through the generous support of area businesses and individuals who believe in the value of learning through play at the non-profit children’s museum.  Sponsoring businesses and individuals include:  Kwik Star, Broken Spoke Antique Mall, Mr. Ray Franklin, Aegis Credit Union, Clinton National Bank, Citizens First Bank, Jewel Osco, ADM, and RHA Service.
    The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center is located in Downtown Clinton, at 332 8th Avenue South, at the foot of the U.S. 30 Bridge over the mighty Mississippi.

    It is open five days per week:  Wednesdays, 12:30-5 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

    Admission is $5 per person for ages two to 64, $4 per person for ages 65 and older, free for children one year and younger, and free for Discovery Center members.  Annual memberships are available at the museum.

    The Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center is a non-profit children's museum bringing learning through play everyday in everyway.  Their 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.  They turn no one away based on inability to pay.

    For more information on the omelet breakfast fundraiser, or children's museum and its many programs, contact them at (563) 243-3600, email info@adlerdiscoverycenter.org, or message them on Facebook at Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center.


    ABOUT THE PHOTO #1 – Decorated Bags for Carry Out:
    Steven Deluhery holds bags he decorated to hold carry out orders for the 35th  Annual Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center’s Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser to be served Sunday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Clinton children’s museum.  This year marks a return to dining in, although carry out orders will still be available.  Children will do more decorating of bags and placemats this week, in preparation.  For tickets or more information, contact the Discovery Center at (563) 243-3600.
    ABOUT THE PHOTO #2 – Marion has Bagasse Clamshells for Take Out:
    Volunteer Marion Johnson examines takeout containers made of bagasse, a sturdy biodegradable and compostable material made of sugar cane fiber.  Organizers of the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center’s 35th Annual Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser will use these containers instead of Styrofoam to package carry out orders.  This year’s event marks a return to dine in service also.  The fundraiser will be served Sunday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Clinton children’s museum.  For tickets or more information, contact the Discovery Center at (563) 243-3600.

    Sarah Lind, Executive Director
    discoverycenter@qwestoffice.net, (563) 243-3600