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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Giouvalakis, Kathy Sharpie Tie Dye Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Have fun sparking a reaction making sharpie tie dye t-shirts, tote bags, aprons and more
$201- $350
Basini, Lisa Haunted Gingerbread House: Family Craft Life Skills- Food
Gingerbread houses aren't just for Christmas! Make it HAUNTED!
Up to $100
Wemett, Laurel From Fannie Farmer to Betty Crocker: The American Kitchen in the 20th century History,
Life Skills- Food
Their names are familiar, these two divas of American cooking: Fannie Farmer, famous for her role in teaching and writing on cooking, and Betty Crocker, a marketing invention of Gold Metal Flour, together epitomize changing culinary habits in 20th century America. Learn how the kitchens of our mothers and grandmothers went from the wood stove to the microwave. The program includes a slide show which documents the progression of labor-saving devices introduced into the kitchen and some of the changing eating habits. The speaker brings a variety of older cookbooks and the audience may each bring a favorite.
Up to $100
Harris III, Walter Finding Balance: Eastern Serenity Meets Western Activity Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
A Cultural, Philosophical and Artistic presentation about what happens when East and West meet.From the East, The Way of Tao advises going and pausing on one's life-path. In the West, however, we are often told to keep going and going and... Through Zen stories, music, poetry, current events, discussion, and more, this presentation will share ways to help learn about and balance East and West within.
$101- $200
Gifford, Terrie Improv for Kids! Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Four workshops, (90 minutes per workshop.) Fourth workshop is a showcase of skills for parents, siblings and interested parties. Kids participate in activities designed to promote listening, emotional intelligence and communication skills: All while having fun! Movement, speaking in front of a group and imagination are all explored through games and interaction.
$351- $500
Gifford, Terrie Improv Workshop and Showcase for Teens Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Four workshops and a fifth session (show open to the public). (All approx. 90 mins.) Workshop consists of inter-active exercises and activities designed to foster cooperation, team work and confidence. Many of the games are similar to Whose Line is it Anyway? Any teen interested in comedy/theater/public speaking or communications would enjoy this program.
$351- $500
Feingold, Rick Travel Deals and Bargains Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Museums
Smart travelers use money-saving strategies to travel the world for free and sleep cheap. The program will teach how to use simple techniques to get FREE airline tickets and low cost lodging accommodations. Learn about little known airline special offers and how to get bumped for future FREE airline tickets. Use Hotwire or Priceline to save 50% on stays at top hotels. Take advantage of lodging options such as monasteries, campus lodging, YMCAs, hostels, and apartment rentals. Get paid to travel by taking photos and writing about your vacation.
$101- $200
Basini, Lisa Haunted Chocolate House Life Skills- Food
Create a spooky House good enough to eat!
$201- $350
Handy, Spook Pete Seeger - the American Soul History,
Life Skills- Other
America is much more than just a geographical location or even a collection of people. It is an ideal. Pete Seeger embodied this ideal. “America” is a challenge to this nation’s citizenry and to the world to be the best we each and collectively can be. It is a belief that to the extent people can live in harmony with their neighbors and the environment as industrious contributors to society they should be allowed to live freely, to explore and express their unique individuality. In other words, if we are all good citizens we should be allowed to pursue our dreams – to walk the paths of our calling and live the life styles that best suit us. Is this not what is meant by the “American dream” and “the pursuit of happiness?” Pete was a personal friend. I had the fortune of performing alongside him over 50 times at festivals and concerts. I would love to share stories and even a couple of songs about this man who so incredibly embodied the ideals espoused by the founders of this great nation.
$501- $1000
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