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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Ackerman, Susan Chocolate and Candy Crafts Life Skills- Food
One and a half hours of creative chocolate and candy craft making. This program is always a sell out. The children/teens/adults will learn about chocolate as they make their own molds and decorate them. As well, there are two other chocolate/candy craft projects that vary depending upon the groups age, the season and/or librarian request. Participants sample the chocolate and go home with a bag full of the treats they have created. Delicious, fun and even educational!
$201- $350
Stelljes, Eileen BOOK IT! Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Other
A Library Jeopardy-type game with just ONE category; Children's Books. Teams listen carefully as answers are announced by costumed host. Using a variety of items as buzzers, attempt to be first to correctly 'answer in the form of a question'. Sticker prizes for everyone. Adds to the fun if participants dress as favorite book characters!
$101- $200
Maurer, Jim Beat Box Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Ever wish you could play the drums, with your mouth???? Well Jester Jim is teaching the art of beatboxing to all young and old. A great introduction for kids to learn about tempo, and the sounds of music. Check out video clips of Jim doing his beatbox show on the website www.jesterjim.com.
$101- $200
Kelly, Erin Lee Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band Family Concert Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Erin Lee is an award-winning songwriter whose family music has received rave reviews (“Irresistible!” -Disney’s Family Fun Magazine) and radio play from Massachusetts to New Mexico. Her original tunes from her first two CD’s have earned her national attention as one of the freshest, funniest, and insightful performers for kids. The Up Past Bedtime Band are a group of talented New York City musicians who can usually be found up well past bedtime playing everything from country music to punk in many of NYC’s top venues. Together they create a fabulously interactive family concert featuring funky drumming, electric violin, and silly songs about assorted childhood challenges –from accidentally losing your lunchbox to accidentally getting locked in the bathroom. Winter concerts explore sledding, sneezing, and itchy snowsuits, summer shows feature tunes about boating and baseball. This January they received both an ASCAP Award and a Kids Music Award for 2011. “This rockin' kids band delivers a mix of funk, rock and blues in quirky songs about the trials of growing up.” - Time Out New York Kids. “Catchy and memorable music and vocals, and an overall undeniably feel-good vibe.” - Kids Music Award.
$351- $500
Basini, Lisa Jumbo Cookie Life Skills- Food
Decorate the cookie with homemade fondant hearts- take home and enjoy!
$101- $200
Tolliver, Lisa FoolProof Financial Education (for high school and college-aged people) Life Skills- Finance,
Other
FOOLPROOF CURRICULM: 5 lesson units are delivered via a combination of live presentations, highly interactive online modules and dynamic websites with follow-up classroom work, and assessments. Unit details are presented below: I: When It Hits the Fan - You and Your Money & Introduction to FoolProof [90-120 min] II: Breathing Without Air - An introduction to the importance of credit and making wise credit decisions [Works with Module III, 90-120 min] III: Kick Some Buck - Continuation of the exploration of credit. Examines individual responsibility for credit decisions. [Expands upon Module II, 90-120 min] IV: Road Trip - Explores checking accounts, debit cards, and banking. Can be used as the full curriculum for checking accounts, debit cards and banking. By adding printed personal fiance worksheets, this module can cover five classroom sessions. [W/ interactive homework skills module, 135-180 min] V: Sucker Punch - An extensive look at credit cards. [w/ interactive homework skills module, 135-180 min] TOTAL PROGRAM DURATION: 9-12 hours
$201- $350
Basini, Lisa Chili Life Skills- Food
A winter favorite! Create some great chili to take home and enjoy for lunch the next day! everyone goes home with a recipe.
$201- $350
Basini, Lisa Chocolate Pudding in A Cloud Parfait Life Skills- Food
Whip topping with shake and make chocolate pudding. Add fresh strawberries or bananas and chocolate syrup! MMMMMMM. Eat it in or if you can resist take it home!!
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. SHAKIN' UP SHAKESPEARE by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other
Understanding Shakespeare in Today’s’ World This enlightening program explores the World of Shakespeare. Equipped with an electric guitar and his arsenal of stage skills, Rick translates into modern times, Works of the Master. He shares his personal story, of how at 18 he went from the streets to the stage. Students will get to examine ageless teen themes of love, family, peer pressure, honesty, and discover that the Old Bard still rocks, raps, and rules!
$501- $1000
Giouvalakis, Kathy Donate a Pillow (for community service hours) Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Make a fuzzy, fleece pillow from scratch! No sewing involved!A variety of choices for both boys and girls (Flip Flop, Silly Monster, Football, and many more. Pillows will be donated to a shelter with children, Ronald McDonald house or librarians choice! Community service certificate given to participant!
$201- $350
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