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Description
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Montanye, Jeff How to Sell on eBay Class Life Skills- Other
This class teaches you how to find items to sell and how to determine their value. Learn the proper way to create a listing that will drive more bidders to your auction. You will also learn techniques to get the best photographs and descriptions of your items, how to leave feedback and use your eBay account to track your auctions. We will list an item on eBay and expose secrets and tips as we explain each step along the way.
$201- $350
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Traveling Farm Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Winterberry farm is a fully operating sustainable farm located in Binghamton, NY. Our animals participate in an on farm petting zoo and have toured several libraries and schools around the state. I bring a miniature horse, sheep, goat, angora rabbit, goose, turkey, chicken, duck, and guinea hen; along with anything else that is new or fits in the trailer. Most of our animals are heritage breeds, there is an explanation of the history of the breed, how the animal benefits the farm, what products come from the animal, and general care and management. Kids can pet the animals learn to handle them. This program is suitable for the 2017 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Giouvalakis, Kathy MINI DONUTS Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Parenting,
Other
Learn how to make mini donuts from scratch. Participants will follow a recipe and measure and mix the ingredients. Then we will make our donuts using new cutting edge technology, add the glaze and decorate. Participants will each make 3 donuts and bring them home in a bakery box.
$201- $350
Powers, Eric Due North! Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Ever been lost in the woods? Students will learn the basic components of a compass and how to navigate using one. The lesson starts in the classroom and then head outside (or large indoor space) to learn our skills. For a greater challenge, a compass scavenger hunt will be established around the site. A field expedition to a local park is available upon request for an advanced experience. Grades 5-12, and adults.
$201- $350
Hunt, Kathryn Wardrobe Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Media- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Ladies, it's time to organize your wardrobe! Learn how incorporate new pieces and update items you already own. Covers current trends in color, fabric and silhouettes and how that translates to an individual wardrobe. Participants receive a workbook and list of resources.
$101- $200
Stelljes, Eileen 18th Century Foodways Health & Fitness- Other,
History,
Life Skills- Food
Presented in 18th Century attire. Briefly learn about and help to demonstrate basic cooking methods of the 1700's. Discuss differences between past and present. Compare and contrast foods then and now, with what's found in the market basket and a canvas grocery bag. Take turns churning butter, then sample on slices of bread. If time allows, play the Guess the Implement game.
$101- $200
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) ORGANIC FOOD FACTS MADE SIMPLE Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment
Gary Feldman, consumer food educator, will teach you the crucial differences between organic and conventional food, and give you the vital knowledge you need to become a savvy “green” consumer. Gary will answer your questions regarding organic food. Learn the meaning of organic and how organic food is grown. Learn the correlation between how conventional food is grown and why so many of us develop brittle bones. Learn about various organic certifications to look for on food labels, and how to decode produce stickers. Organic food – costs too much? Overrated? This program will provide you with much resourceful information on how to shop for organic food including the most reasonably priced and nutritious food choices.
$201- $350
Giouvalakis, Kathy Pizza Margherita Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Learn how to make pizza from scratch. Each participant will measure, mix and knead all the ingredients to make their own pizza dough. They will then shape the dough in a tin, add the sauce and the cheese. The pizza will be baked at home. This can be a family program.
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) UNDERSTANDING HOW TO BUY NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
All supplements are not created equal. Learn the vitally important differences between synthetic and whole food supplements. Gary Feldman will share nutritional supplement trade information and teach you how to better understand ingredient labels. Learn about additives and colors that are allergens, fillers and binders, GMO ingredients, pharmaceutical grade and standardized supplements. Find out the origins of many vitamins, minerals and other supplements and how various forms are assimilated. Learn how particular supplements, such as vitamin E and A, are singled out for health studies that you hear about in the news media. Become a savvy consumer when choosing supplements. Gary was an innovator in the nutritional supplement and personal care product field with a first of its kind retail mail-order catalog of name-brand vegetarian nutritional supplements and cruelty-free personal care products.
$201- $350
Bram, Lance Journaling workshop for Teens Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing
As a creative outlet for your emotions, you will write about experiences and how you feel. This workshop will explore creative writing and journal writing to document different times in your life. Hopefully you can get into the habit of writing in your journal every day!
Up to $100
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