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Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Common Sense Introduction and Guide to Hiking and Camping Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other
A discussion of equipment, echniques, safety practices, wild food foraging, and planning for he enjoyment and success of hiking, camping, and generally the enjoyment of the outdoor experience. Designed for the beginner, but also helpful for the seasoned outdoors person who wants to know more and network with others.
$201- $350
Montanaro, Lisa The Organized Family Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Parenting,
Life Skills- Other
The Organized Family Are you overwhelmed with all of the paperwork entering your family's home? Struggling to keep up with your busy fanily's schedule and stuff? If so, then this workshop, led by Certified Professional Organizer, Lisa Montanaro, is for you! Come learn effective methods for handling all of the paper coming into the home from school, work, PTA, mailbox, volunteer activities, etc. Develop systems for mastering the full-to-the-brim schedules of your family. Discover tried-and-true techniques that assist a busy family in maintaining order in the household.
$501- $1000
Wilson, Judy World Peace Day Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Let's celebrate World Peace Day (3rd Sunday of September) with this cool beaded peace sign clip! You can hang it on your belt, backpack, or soccer bag. Mine hangs from my desk lamp. We will also make a Peace Mala bracelet. This symbolic bracelet promotes friendship, respect and peace between all people in our world. Peace Out!
$101- $200
Rajeckas, Paul Imagination in Motion Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Imagination in Motion highlights the role of sharing and collaboration in the creative process by teaching students about the Three Cs: Concentration, Cooperation and Commitment. The show draws on various theatrical styles, including mime, modern dance and vaudeville, weaving audience participation into slow motion encounters, a boy's struggle to escape from a video game, and a giant vacuum cleaner that sweeps the performers offstage
$501- $1000
Shih, Patricia Make Music Make Money Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih will share information about what a life devoted to music entails. Topics include working with agents and managers, booking gigs, recording, touring and much more. Performance coaching a la "American Idol" is also offered if desired. Gentle and constructive suggestions are made to "raise the game" of any participant who wishes to share a song in front of the group.
$501- $1000
Giouvalakis, Katherine Make a Blanket to Donate(for Community Service Hours) Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Make a Blanket (no sewing involved) for community service hours. Blankets will be donated to local shelter, Ronald McDonald House, or Veteran's children!Blankets are approx: 48x60 for a child or teen. Boy/male and girl/female blanket made! Community Service certificate given to each participant! Great, Fun Class!
$201- $350
Cremean, Nels Ross ''Read to Achieve'' Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Theater
This upbeat performance celebrates reading because “the more you read, the more you know; and the more you know, the more you grow.” Nels shares how reading can be a journey to wherever you want to go. (K-6) Nels is a sought after performer, speaker, and oddball who has won the hearts of American and international audiences. He presents several uplifting programs that promote character, wellness, learning, and joy through a blend of theater, variety arts, music, and humor. Go to for more info.
$501- $1000
Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening
Whether you eat to live or live to eat, this presentation is a must. Learn how the phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder is threatening the existence of bees and Monarch Butterflies. Gary Feldman, consumer food educator, and innovator in the nutritional supplement field, will show you why we need these life-sustaining members of our ecosystem and what their purpose is. Learn the connection between a class of pesticides and the decimation of our precious pollinators. We will talk about how the decline of these keystone indicator species will greatly affect the availability and cost of food throughout the world. Learn about the new Farm Bill. Also find out which food growers use the least toxic pesticides. Learn the fruitful things we can do to work with nature to keep the bees buzzing and the butterflies flourishing.
$201- $350
Riley, Tom How to Write Articles For Fun and Profit Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Creative Writing
I am an author and a writer/photographer. I write for RIVERTOWN magazine which has a circulation of 70,000 readers. I teach people how to target their article and how to appeal to editors. I hone their writing skills and point out grammatical errors and things to avoid. I teach them to be passionate about what they write and to know their subject. My friend is a publisher and he speaks from the editor'publisher viewpoint. Together we have a lively panel discussion and people leave motivated to write articles with new enthusiasm.
$201- $350
Basini, Lisa Witches Broom Cup Cakes Life Skills- Food
Make adorable witches brooms from pretzels and place them on top of a cupcake.
$201- $350
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