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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Alive!, Poetry Poetry Alive! K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Poetry Alive! provides a high energy interactive show with separate shows for K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Two actors perform and bring students on stage with a wide variety of poems. Shows change every year and you can find the most recent shows at the Poetry Alive! website. The Poetry Alive! show serves as a role model for an approach to poetry that teachers and students can use in the classroom. We also offer workshops for students and teachers.
$501- $1000
Singer, Lauren FAMILY ZUMBA Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other
Zumba is an exciting, easy to follow, Latin-inspired dance/fitness program that draws on music and rhythms from all around the world. Family Zumba brings families together and helps children get fit while they build personal, learning and social skills--all in a party-like atmosphere. Wear sneakers or shoes to move in and bring a water bottle. Come experience Zumba!
$101- $200
Basini, Lisa Chocolate Cheese Cake Truffles Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Each person will learn a quick and easy truffle recipe, that is great for gift giving or just as a dessert. Everyone goes home with a bakery box filled with truffles. This is a complete hands on project, that does not require a kitchen.
$201- $350
Leeds, Dorothy The Power Of Questions: Secrets to Successful Communications Life Skills- Other
Questions can stimulate and persuade. They are the sign of a curious mind, a caring heart, and a confident personality. In our professional and personal lives they can make the difference between getting what we want and going without. By tapping into the powers of questions, people gain greater confidence, think more creatively, build morale, initiate and manage change, and develop stronger relationships and partnerships.
$501- $1000
Reitman, Barry Memory Shock - Secrets, Tips, and Tricks of a Powerful Memory Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Barry Reitman's Memory Shock is a high-impact, fast-paced, fun-filled presentation for high school through adult. It can also be customized for various levels. Learn the tricks of the trade used by memory experts in an enjoyable fast-paced 90 minutes. And, yes, you'll remember them! Picture your group members, shocked at what they can do within the first few minutes of the presentation. The laughs keep coming, but so do the gasps of surprise at realizing how easy this is to master. Using a lifetime of successful experiences from rising to senior shift supervisor of nuclear construction in the Trident Submarine program to Best Practices and Master Member of a major national business association, Barry will give your group the ability to confidently remember everything from the names and faces of a group of new acquaintances to numbers of all kinds to public speaking without notes and beyond. These are the same principles that have been the basis of his popular courses at the State University of New York/Orange County Community College, and the N.Y.P.D. Academy. You won't forget!
$501- $1000
Hunt, Kathryn Teen Style Wardrobe Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Busy teens dress for school, work, events and each other. Learn how to build a wardrobe on cool basics to save up for splurges on must-haves. See what’s new for Prom fashion and get fashion answers from a designer’s point of view. Length: 1 hour
$101- $200
Gifford, Terrie Improv for Kids! Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Four workshops, one per week. (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.
$201- $350
Wilson, Judy Knitter Critter Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
This is a tube with four or six points on it. Wrap the yarn around and over each point until you get a tail coming out of the end of the tube.Keep going and going.....Who's is the longest? Coil to make a coaster,tie for a belt, bracelet, a rug???? Definitely not just for girls! Excellent for YA also.
$101- $200
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) THE FOOD EVOLUTION Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
Gary Feldman, consumer food educator, and forerunner in public education on organic and GMO food, will focus on the foods that are still made by nature and which are not. We will discuss the timeline of the evolution of our food. From before WWII to the present, learn about the dramatic turning points in the history of our food supply. Gary will address the introduction of pesticides on our crops, hydrogenation, the Green Revolution, genetic modification, corporate food monopolies and what is behind our changing agriculture. Learn how to identify GMO food when shopping, and about the Right To Know labeling legislation. Come away understanding the great impact of your food choices and the key to survival of the ecosystem, people and animals.
$201- $350
Haynes, Jeff Warm Hands Warm Hearts Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Teens are invited to experience hands-on drumming circle workshops with professional percussionist, Jeff Haynes. Students will gather for 2 workshops to receive instruction on developing rhythmic patterns, playing within a group, and exploring various sounds and tones on the drum. Then on the third meeting the students will share their learning experience through hands-on drumming with senior citizens in a special interactive performance in the library. Teens will gain an understanding of how they can contribute to the community through the arts. This exchange will not only bridge the generation gap but will also offer the teens and seniors an opportunity to enjoy the freedom of expressing their inner rhythms by “warming their hands” while “warming their hearts.”
$1001- $3000
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