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Tony Castro, left, is cool and calm while Jovanny Melo’s body language says it all during their after-school game of Jenga at the Hebbron Family Center on Monday. The boys are both 10, and in the fifth-grade at Loma Vista Elementary School in Salinas.
Jenga is a game of patience and dexterity, quite popular since its introduction to the USA in the mid-1980s. The name Jenga is from Swahili, meaning “to build.” The trick, of course, is not only to remove a tile from the original tower of 54, but to replace it at the top, creating an increasingly unstable structure until…
Kids visiting the Hebbron Family Center can get help with their homework from staff, play games, use the computers, take karate classes, and join a variety of other enrichment activities throughout the year.
The City of Salinas Recreation-Park Division offers free after school programs for youth at several of its recreation facilities Monday - Friday between the hours of 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. These programs offer a safe, fun and positive environment for youth. For more information, please visit http://www.ci.salinas.ca.us/services/recreation/kids_programs.cfm
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