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Program
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Description
Fee
Harvey, Richard How To Play Blackjack: An Introduction To State-Of-The-Art Game Strategies Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Authors,
Other
Richard Harvey, bestselling author of Blackjack The Smart Way and Cutting Edge Blackjack, world renowned innovator of new blackjack strategies and expert player, teaches cutting edge concepts so all can understand what it takes to win at the game of 21 (aka blackjack). Called 'a blackjack wizard, a genius,' and 'a blackjack guru' by industry insiders, this university-trained math whiz and scientist has been praised for creating new methods (through 10 years of research involving card behavior studies, theoretical math models, shuffling studes and more) that far surpass the accuracy of the methods of the past. (Howard Schwartz of Las Vegas praised him for 'blazing new territory.') Interactive card demonstrations involve the audience in the process of learning. Harvey's done more than 200 professional seminars nationwide and is great at making everything easy to understand through copious amounts of instructive card examples and easy-to-understand PowerPoint slides. Harvey's recent library seminar West Hartford, CT, was fabulously successful (60+ attended). Harvey is proactive at getting publicity too. He obtained write-ups in the Hartford Courant, West Hartford Life and appeared on the Ray Dunaway show on WTIC-AM prior to the West Hartford library seminar. See www.blackjacktoday.com for more info.
$201- $350
Basini, Lisa Take and Bake A Carrot Cake Life Skills- Food
Make the batter for a delicious carrot cake to take home and bake
$201- $350
Wilson, Judy Bookworks Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn to design a blank paper book using a recycled cardboard cover and a simple binding pattern. Try a couple of different sizes and techniques; make these into journals for poems, thoughts or sketches. A wonderful skill to know!
$101- $200
Blon, Maria Living Passionately: How can we do that? Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other
Allow yourself to be swept away on different journeys as you learn about a variety of ways people live passionately, regardless of their life circumstances. Soon, audience members will see how they can live their life with passion, following their own unique purpose. There will be interactive games and activities where everyone is smiling and having fun. “Maria creates a safe, gentle, accepting environment that promotes honesty, growth, friendship and hope!” Lynne Le Beau
$351- $500
Raimondo, Joyce COLOR MY WORLD! Studio Art Workshop - Painting Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
Painting is all about color. In this workshop, we will explore the basics of color mixing. In one hour - learn the "science" of color as you enjoy the hands-on experience of mixing colors. This basic knowledge will improve your painting skills and make your artworks come to life.

Workshops taught by Imagine That! certified instructors.


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$201- $350
Hunt, Kathryn Apparel Repair Soiree Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
The button fell off. The sleeves are too long. The hem came undone. Learn basic techniques to repair common issues. Attendees bring in projects in progress or in need of attention. Designer brings basic supplies and tools to mend apparel. Exchange tips and ideas for projects that fix or reinvent items you may already own. Suggested Grades: 5 & up Duration: 1-hour Cost: $175 Keywords: Fashion, Wardrobe, Style, Sewing
$101- $200
Basini, Lisa Overnight Desserts Life Skills- Food
While you're sleeping under the covers, your dessert is getting its rest too. Choose from Ice Box Lemon Bars, Chocolate Pudding Casserole, or Banana and Cream Delight. Place your dessert in the refrigerator over night and enjoy it the next day.
$201- $350
Tolliver, Lisa SAT/PSAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) Test Prep Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
SAT Success! Learn what's on the SAT, differences and similarities between the SAT and ACT, and strategies for improving your scores and increasing your speed and accuracy. Professor Lisa Tolliver (AB Harvard, MBA+post-grad Columbia, NYS DOE Teaching License) has helped hundreds of students master the SAT and improve their scores. She works with large groups, small groups, and individuals, including honors students, speakers of ESL (English as a Second Language), students who have autism, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome, and students who are re-taking the test.
$1001- $3000
Lynda Folk, Little Folk's Music! Little Folk's Music Life Skills- Parenting,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
***Lynda Folk and Little Folk's Music has returned to Long Island! New tales of a Western Adventure!** Little Folk’s Music is a natural approach to Language Acquisition, through multicultural vocal improvisation with the use of hand instruments comforted by physical rocking that sets a tempo. • Little Folk’s pedagogical based approach, discusses the four steps involved in this technique: (1) develop familiar, routine, singing patterns; (2) use a question and answer format; (3) use of daily motherease sounds (4) begin physical improvisation. • The class activities included yoga breath exercises that are developed around six categories: aural skills, rhythm activities, natural sound, vocal training, body percussion, dance technique. The structure: Beat; melodic phrasing; sound, time organization. • Music is a natural product of physical and intellectual learning. The patterning of a breathe with movement, Sounds become Little Folk’s accelerator. • Analytical of human communicative, sounds and behaviors, Little Folk’s Music guides families together with laughter and joy of family participation. A four-week class, that promotes Language Acquisition, Speech development, through Musical patterning which opens the cognitive window for literacy. Birth thru 5 years old.
$201- $350
Wilson, Judy Mancala Game Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Mancala is one of a family of board games played around the world, sometimes called count and capture games. It is played on a board made up of 12 cups and 2 stores. Participants will make their own board and learn how to play the Kalah version of Mancala, by moving the 36 stones, shells or beads around the cups, whoever has the most pieces in their store at the end wins! Lots of fun for Teens also!
$101- $200
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