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Basini, Lisa Compost Cake Life Skills- Food
The Baking Coach goes GREEN!! With cake of course!
$201- $350
Simpson, Julia Breanetta Girls Without Limits: Leadership & Self-Confidence Life Skills- Other
This program explores the elements of Leadership,what it means to be a leader and why it's important to develop talents and abilities in this area.
$201- $350
Linthwaite, Dara Songs and Rhymes for Baby's Day Life Skills- Parenting,
Miss Dara keeps toddlers bouncing while introducing them to rhythm and language. This is often a child's first experience with live musical performance. From the security of a caregiver's lap, children will enjoy musical wiggles, tickles and fingerplays with Miss Dara and her guitar. Dara uses her experience as a preschool and special needs teacher to help young children learn about behaving in a group setting, while having fun with seasonal and academic topics throughout the year. Schedule as many sessions as you like: topics are always different!
$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
Basini, Lisa Valentine Cake Life Skills- Food
Transform an ordinary cake into a Valentine delight using buttercream, pastry bags and fondant.
$201- $350
Giouvalakis, Katherine Beginner Friendship Bracelets Life Skills- Other
Learn how to make a colorful friendship bracelet, and how to keep an organized string box. Ages 8 and up. I will demonstrate how to make a friendship bracelet and then the participants will practice heir new skills.
$101- $200
Cavanaugh, Deb Express Yourself in Song (For the 2009 Summer Reading Program) Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Through the use of rhyming exercises and brainstorming techniques, groups of teens can work together on lyrics. If time permits, we will set those lyrics to music. A longer and more in-depth program can be arranged.
$351- $500
Basini, Lisa Haunted Gingerbread House: Family Craft Life Skills- Food
Gingerbread houses aren't just for Christmas! Make it HAUNTED!
Up to $100
Lagan, Constance Overcoming Your Barriers to Success Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
The only barriers to our success are those we build around ourselves or those we allow others to build around us. Both internal and external factors serve as bricks in the wall which barricades us in negativity and corrals us in pessimism. Motivational speaker Constance Hallinan Lagan provides an opportunity to dismantle our barriers, our walls, and allow room for growth in all areas, including personal relationships, business development and career advancement. Topics include cognitive theory, setting goals, positive self-talk, building bridges rather than barriers, and dreaming.
$201- $350
Harvey, Richard How To Play Blackjack: An Introduction To State-Of-The-Art Game Strategies Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Authors,
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 for more info.
$201- $350
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