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Parks & Rec. cooks up spring break activities

The department has no shortage of activities for students to take part in over break.

By: Amy Filippone, Dept. of Parks & Recreation

The Moorestown Parks and Recreation Department and MooreKids will be hosting “Everybody Wins Basketball Clinic” on Sunday, March 31 at the Church Street Recreation Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Individuals with special needs and their siblings or friends will practice basketball fundamentals like passing, dribbling, shooting and defending. Kate McCarthy Devone and MooreKids Teen Leadership volunteers will make sure everyone has fun and enjoys the game. This is a free event, but we ask that you register prior to the event at www.moorestownrec.com under spring 2019. Please bring a water bottle, wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Contact Mary Stefano at mstefano@moorestown.nj.us for any questions or for help registering.

If your kids are looking for something fun to do over spring break, the Parks and Recreation Department is offering three culinary classes. They are all three-hour classes where students will learn to prepare meals from scratch as well as covering basic kitchen skills. Chef Katie Sklarow has been cooking and teaching professionally for more than seven years. She worked her way up through local restaurants and graduated with her bachelors of science in culinary management from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. She loves working with local and sustainable ingredients and sharing her passion with others. Pantry items for these and all Parks and Recreation’s culinary classes have been generously donated by Wegmans.

For children in grades two through five, an “Intro To Culinary Workshop” will be held on Thursday, April 25 from noon to 3 p.m. This is a great way to get kids comfortable in the kitchen. They will learn and practice knife skills and the importance of seasonings. They will also have a mini-introduction to baking. On the menu are baked chicken fingers and cheddar biscuits, all from scratch.

For grades three through eight, “Culinary Comfort Foods” will be held on Monday, April 22 from noon to 3 p.m. Chef Katie will teach how to make the crowd-pleasing comfort foods of macaroni and cheese with perfectly seasoned oven-fried chicken. Learn the trick to making perfect mac ‘n cheese.

Also for grades three through eight, “Pasta Workshop” will be held on Wednesday, April 24 from noon to 3 p.m. Chef Katie will lead this group of “junior foodies” as they explore new and exciting pasta dishes. Children will learn how to make manicotti and other pasta from scratch. The filling and sauce for the manicotti will be from scratch as well.

All classes will be held in the Community Kitchen located at the Church Street Recreation Center on the third floor. Appropriate attire is required including closed-toe shoes and long pants. Aprons will be provided, and we ask that hair be pulled back.

Register soon at www.moorestownrec.com under spring 2019.

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