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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Basini, Lisa In a Box Life Skills- Food
Brownies, cookies, hot chocolate, cakes and more! Put the dry ingredients in a box....add additional ingredients to make something scrumptious!
$201- $350
Basini, Lisa Granola! Life Skills- Food
A healthy food, a cereal, a topping for yogurt, ice cream, fruit or enjoy as is.
$101- $200
Carpenter, Margot Thomas Comma; or, the Comma that Didn't Below Anywhere Life Skills- Other,
Media- Film,
Multicultural- Other
Thomas Comma (24 minutes), an animated film based on a story by poet Martha Baird, is the charming, humorous, and also sophisticated adventure of a lonely comma looking for the right sentence--that which truly represents him in this world. This 2D film will not only delight and inspire children and adults alike, but also encourage and educate them. "We're all of us like commas," wrote Ms. Baird, "looking for the right sentence." Following the film, Ken Kimmelman, Emmy Award winning filmmaker (Imageryfilm.com), gives an exciting talk on the making of the film and its meaning.
$101- $200
Vaccai, CFP, Robin Complete Estate Planning Life Skills- Finance,
Other
Estate planning is for everyone. This presentation covers a range of estate planning topics including protecting minor children, naming beneficiaries, reducing estate administration costs and whether your need a will or a trust. The mystery will be removed from terms like probate, trusts, estate administration, difference between irrevocable and revocable trusts and what they're used for. We will discuss whether a trust is right for you or if a simple will with other asset transfer mechanisms will do to avoid probate. Robin Vaccai Yess is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. With more than twenty-five years of industry experience, she has been a fee-only financial planner since 2001. She works with individuals, couples and small business owners to achieve lifelong financial independence. She is a frequent lecturer and writer on personal financial topics. Visit her on the web at RobinYess.com or hvDivorce.com.
Up to $100
Newcombe, Melody Organic Gardening and Your Health Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening
Melody Newcombe, internationally know organic grower and promoter of community supported agriculture, enlightens audiences with astounding information about how to grow a healthy, nutritious, bounteous garden. She will cover topics of composting, bed preparation, how to have a weed-free garden naturally, crop rotation to outwit plant pests and diseases while maximizing soil fertility. She will cover intercropping and succession planting so you can get the highest yield possible per square yard. She will take you from planning to planting to harvesting. Your gardening will be life changing as you eat healthier and grow fitter.
$201- $350
Basini, Lisa Special Meal and a Movie Night Life Skills- Food
You provide the movie and we can supply the meal of your choice: *Pasta Night: Tossed salad, Penne Pasta Alfredo or mock Ala Vodka and Cannoli's for dessert. *Mexican Fiesta: Fresh Hot Quesadilla's, Tacos and Fruit salsa with chips for dessert. *Sunday Brunch or Saturday Munch: Yogurt and Fruit Bar, Cheese and Crackers, assorted Fresh Hot Muffins and Pancakes served with syrup and butter.
Up to $100
Del Bianco, Lou Make a Good Choice! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through original songs, stories and audience interaction, this Parents Choice Award winner takes his audience on an exciting journey back through his childhood sharing the daily joys, dreams and blunders that today’s kids can relate to, laugh at, and understand. Children will get the chance to decide what kinds of choices they would make if they were in Lou’s shoes and how those choices reflect on their own lives. The entire assembly is strung together with a cool rap tune that tells students to “Make a Good Choice!”… and what's more, this unique program can touch upon any Character Ed themes that your school or community want to stress and will work them in to the program!
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - JOHNNY THE K Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Audiences across the country are going wild for award-winning singer/songwriter Johnny the K’s fun-filled, interactive, thoroughly captivating performances, including CITIZENS OF THE WORLD; I CAN, I AM, AND I WILL; TURN THE WORLD AROUND; YOU CAN SAY NO and A FAMILY NIGHT TO REMEMBER.
$1001- $3000
Hunt, Kathryn Career Style Workshop: Job Search, Resumes, Interviews Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Job seekers meet with an experienced recruiter & life coach to improve their career building skills. Available in a one or two hour formats; two hours is great for individual attention, the one hour workshop is ideal for a quick review of career building basics. Topics include: *Employment Search Develop an employment search strategy for a better career in today’s market. Talk to a recruiter about posting and maintaining resumes online and pursuing openings on Internet career sites and job boards. *Resume Writing Understand the role of a resume in the job search process. Develop an effective employment portfolio including resume, letters and references. Participants can bring their resume and employment ads of interest. *Interview Preparation Always be prepared for impromptu meetings, initial phone screenings and face to face interviews with prospective employers. Learn tips and tricks to make a winning first impression and advance your career. *Dressing for Success Create a wardrobe that works for interviews, meetings and travel. Learn how to navigate today’s business casual style while impressing higher-ups. Discover personal branding and how to use it for career growth.
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Going Au Naturel in the Kitchen Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
This program provides a look at cookign with wild ingredients such as mushrooms, plants, fruits, berries, herbs and others to make cakes, teas and beverages, wines, soups, snacks, and main courses.
$201- $350
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