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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Alive!, Poetry Poetry Alive! K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Poetry Alive! provides a high energy interactive show with separate shows for K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Two actors perform and bring students on stage with a wide variety of poems. Shows change every year and you can find the most recent shows at the Poetry Alive! website. The Poetry Alive! show serves as a role model for an approach to poetry that teachers and students can use in the classroom. We also offer workshops for students and teachers.
$501- $1000
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Character Education Stories: Tales of Wit and Wisdom Life Skills- Parenting,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Character education; teaching without preaching. Fables and folktales are ageless sources of wisdom that have fascinated folks of all ages forever.
$351- $500
Nager, Stuart Instant Shakespeare (Improvised) Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
(Intermediate to Advance) Shakespeare is nothing to be afraid of. In an improvisational and interactive class, the group will journey into one of Shakespeare's famous plays. Using actual text and student’s own words, the play will be the thing to come alive for you. Join us in this fun exploration of classic theater. That is the long and the short of it. Get a deeper understanding of Shakespeare, his times, and the play examined. Whether it is exploring the streets of fair Verona in “Romeo and Juliet,” the enchanted forest of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the storm tossed isle of “The Tempest, or the battlements of Elsinore in “Hamlet,” the students will be transported into the play, for it is the thing.
$351- $500
Basini, Lisa Irish Soda Bread Life Skills- Food
An Irish favorite to take home and bake.
$201- $350
Klock, Geoff Raising Kids Who Give a Damn about Poetry Life Skills- Parenting,
Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Authors
I am the author of How to Read Superhero Comics and Why and I have a doctorate in nineteenth and twentieth century poetry from Oxford University. I am an energetic and engaging public speaker, and I specialize in bringing the richest view of literature to a general audience without needless academic jargon. Baby Mozart aims to make kids smarter by stimulating them through music. This talk is aimed at parents who want to raise their kids with an appreciation of poetry. High culture and low tech, poetry reinforces the memory through rhythm and rhyme and puts into place advanced language skills and vocabulary. Reading poetry to very young children gives them what the books say they need: the sound of the human voice. I take parents through a number of poems appropriate for children explaining how best to read poetry aloud, why each is important, and provide a list of where they can go next: a single book of poetry will last the rest of their lives. This is a one hour talk, and could be a series of talks if so desired.
$201- $350
Basini, Lisa Caramel Apples Life Skills- Food
We melt the caramel and the patrons dip their apples and top with assorted toppings.
$201- $350
Hunt, Kathryn Teen Style Wardrobe Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Busy teens dress for school, work, events and each other. Learn how to build a wardrobe on cool basics to save up for splurges on must-haves. See what’s new for Prom fashion and get fashion answers from a designer’s point of view. Length: 1 hour
$101- $200
Gifford, Terrie Set Yourself Free with Improv Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Improv is a great way to discover those interesting characters just waiting to come alive when you have some encouragement from a director. Taking an improv class also allows you some time to practice an accent you've been wanting to try or maybe you just want to get comfortable talking to a group with no script in front of you. No matter what your goal, you will have fun learning to think on your feet and be in the moment. Anyone can do improv with some basic instruction. Participants act out scenes that are made up on the spot. Often the result is comedic.
$201- $350
Paul, LoriAnn Zinnia Yoga & Meditation Program for Children (and Adults) Health & Fitness- Sports,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other
Yoga is a superb form of physical exercise balancing strength, flexibility, endurance and relaxation/stress management skills. Many postures are designed to stretch, tone and strengthen particular parts of the body, and students are encouraged to respect their own particular strengths and weaknesses while exercising. I have been told that my special way of engaging the children during class makes Yoga so much fun, that they don’t even realize they are exercising! Furthermore, many children seem to enjoy the guided visualization/meditation at the end of class the most. I am currently using several hundred meditations designed specifically for the minds and hearts of children. The ancient healing arts of yoga and meditation can undoubtedly help countless individuals, who struggle with different anxiety disorders, learning disabilities and behavioral problems. Furthermore, many of our young people (as well as adults) are at risk of developing diabetes and obesity. In general, people tend to overeat when stress levels are high and energy levels are low; yoga helps to bring these into balance for optimal health and well-being. This program may be offered to students once or on an on-going basis.
$351- $500
Basini, Lisa 3-D Bird House Cake: Family Craft Life Skills- Food
Decorate a full size Cake to look like a bird house. Everyone goes home with a fully decorated cake. Great spring time family craft.
$201- $350
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