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Kanowsky, Richard Introduction To Spanish Tapas Life Skills- Food,
Come enjoy a party with Chef Richard catered by you! Learn how tapas originated and see some quick demonstrations on how to assemble them. The class is then broken up into groups and the fun begins. Each group assembles their own tapas and presents it on a platter. When everyone is done, enjoy all the different flavors while mingling with the other patrons. Fun non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
$201- $350
Giouvalakis, Katherine Homemade Bath Salts or Sugar Body Scrubs- Spark a Reaction Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Learn how to make bath salts or sugar body scrubs. They will make there own and bring them home in a decorated jar. Many different essential oil scents to choose from.
$101- $200
Miller, Paul Do Something Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Do Something is an engaging variety arts performance that challenges middle and high school students to identify their passions, research their options, excel in their efforts, and enjoy their lives.
$351- $500
Basini, Lisa Black Cat Cup Cakes Life Skills- Food
Just in time for halloween night! Create three black cats made from candy and create a fun dessert for all to enjoy!
$201- $350
Jayne, Jill I Will Not Be Bought Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
I Will Not Be Bought is an interactive, music-based performance focusing on the influence of advertising on body image, nutrition, substance abuse, and peer pressure that tours middle and high schools. Show creator Jill Jayne is not only a registered dietitian with her master’s from Columbia University in nutrition education, but an accomplished musician. She has sold over 10,000 CDs of her original music, appeared on national television, and toured with The Vans Warped Tour. Using her academic and performing credentials and lots of hairspray, the Rockstar Nutritionist serves as an educated, relevant source for reading between the lines of teen-targeted advertising to help teens make healthier and more informed choices.
$1001- $3000
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
Basini, Lisa Flower Cupcake in a Cone Life Skills- Food
Each patron will decorate 3 of these adorable cupcakes to take home and enjoy.
$201- $350
Klock, Geoff Raising Kids Who Give a Damn about Poetry Life Skills- Parenting,
Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Authors
I am the author of How to Read Superhero Comics and Why and I have a doctorate in nineteenth and twentieth century poetry from Oxford University. I am an energetic and engaging public speaker, and I specialize in bringing the richest view of literature to a general audience without needless academic jargon. Baby Mozart aims to make kids smarter by stimulating them through music. This talk is aimed at parents who want to raise their kids with an appreciation of poetry. High culture and low tech, poetry reinforces the memory through rhythm and rhyme and puts into place advanced language skills and vocabulary. Reading poetry to very young children gives them what the books say they need: the sound of the human voice. I take parents through a number of poems appropriate for children explaining how best to read poetry aloud, why each is important, and provide a list of where they can go next: a single book of poetry will last the rest of their lives. This is a one hour talk, and could be a series of talks if so desired.
$201- $350
McEntee, Robert Magic or Balloon Sculpturing Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
Students gain ability to fool family & friends with several great feats of magic! Instructional handouts provided and magic taught uses common household objects. Skills gained improve hand eye coordination, dexterity, and teach the power of perseverance. A brief history of magic is discussed and it's relation to current culture. Program is customized for audience ages and ability. Promotion of library as the ideal place to further study is emphasized. Students leave Balloon sculpturing workshop with ability to create several adorable figures. Needed materials are supplied along with resource list.
$201- $350
DeLuca, Michael Yello Dyno Safety Party Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Presented in a fun non-fearful fashion the fully scripted assembly program uses the Yello Dyno Puppet, bright visuals, and entertaining songs to help young children K-2 relax and laugh as they learn personal life skills that will last a lifetime. The benefits of the program include: education without fear through music, assuring easy learning and high recall; and learning to recognize the deceptive behavior of people who mean them harm and how to recognize the tricks of tricky people.
$351- $500
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