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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Basini, Lisa Apple Muffins Life Skills- Food
Learn how to make a batch of mini apple muffins. Everyone will go home with batter that they will pour into a cupcake pan and bake. They will also eat some samples during the program. Delicious!!
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) THE VANISHING POLLINATORS Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening
Whether you eat to live or live to eat, this presentation is a must. Learn how the phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder is threatening the existence of bees and Monarch Butterflies. Gary Feldman, consumer food educator, and innovator in the nutritional supplement field, will show you why we need these life-sustaining members of our ecosystem and what their purpose is. Learn the connection between a class of pesticides and the decimation of our precious pollinators. We will talk about how the decline of these keystone indicator species will greatly affect the availability and cost of food throughout the world. Learn about the new Farm Bill. Also find out which food growers use the least toxic pesticides. Learn the fruitful things we can do to work with nature to keep the bees buzzing and the butterflies flourishing.
$201- $350
ENSMENGER, HELEN LEARN HOW TO STOP THROWING YOUR MONEY AWAY... KEEP MORE Life Skills- Other
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CHECKED YOUR CREDIT CARD STATEMENT?? DID THEY SWITCH THE DUE DATE AND SLAP YOU WITH LATE CHARGES AND FINANCE CHARGES ? DO YOU PAY FOR GYM AND CLUB MEMBERSHIPS THAT YOU HARDLY USE ? DO YOU THROW STUFF OUT INSTEAD OF HAVING A YARD SALE ? DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN RESERVE BOOKS AND DVDS AT THE LIBRARY FREE ! ITS YOU MONEY...DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PAY LESS FOR HEATING OIL ? DO YOU KNOW ABOUT TRIPLE COUPONS AT THE GROCERY STORE? HAVE YOU HAIR DONE AT A BEAUTY SCHOOL, CHEAP. DO YOU REALLY SAVE MONEY AT WAREHOUSE STORESTO JUSTIFY THE HEFTY FEE? ITS YOUR MONEY ...STOP THROWING IT AWAY !
$101- $200
Lynda Folk, Little Folk's Music! Little Folk's Music Life Skills- Parenting,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Little Folk’s Music is a natural approach to Language Acquisition, through multicultural vocal improvisation with the use of hand instruments comforted by physical rocking that sets a tempo. • Little Folk’s pedagogical based approach, discusses the four steps involved in this technique: (1) develop familiar, routine, singing patterns; (2) use a question and answer format; (3) use of daily motherease sounds (4) begin physical improvisation. • The class activities included yoga breath exercises that are developed around six categories: aural skills, rhythm activities, natural sound, vocal training, body percussion, dance technique. The structure: Beat; melodic phrasing; sound, time organization. • Music is a natural product of physical and intellectual learning. The patterning of a breathe with movement, Sounds become Little Folk’s accelerator. • Analytical of human communicative, sounds and behaviors, Little Folk’s Music guides families together with laughter and joy of family participation. A four-week class, that promotes Language Acquisition, Speech development, through Musical patterning which opens the cognitive window for literacy. Birth thru 5 years old.
$201- $350
Max, Steve Simon Sez For Better Listening & Respect Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
The “Simon Sez For Better Listening & Respect” assembly program is seen at over 100 schools each year. Unique, very funny and high energy, this 45 minute show offers 100% audience participation while teaching your students the importance of being a better listener and showing respect to themselves and others. Additional topics in the show include making good choices, not succumbing to peer pressure and it’s OK to make mistakes. Finally, big colorful banners adorn the stage area with messages of ‘Listening,’ ‘Respect’ and the ‘Six Pillars of Character’. This program contains many musical interludes as well as improvisation, putting it in the categories of both Music and Theater and satisfies the NYS Coser Compliance Standard 1: Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts.
$501- $1000
Doherty, Laura Laura Doherty - Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Music
Here's a program Laura did for the City of Chicago library summer reading program, Summer 2012. (at 30 city branches). HEALTY BEATS: A FAMILY MUSIC PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE KIDS AND PARENTS This upbeat interactive concert will have your kids singing and dancing along to Laura's catchy folk-pop tunes that focus on eating healthy and being active. Laura's original songs like "Farmer's Market" and "Vegetable Party" explore fresh foods at your local farmer's market, or the ones you grown in your own backyard! Get movin' and groovin' with Laura's "El Train" and "Hula Hoop" song, and tappin' and clappin' to some traditional favorites. For 13 years Laura taught Wiggleworms, Chicago's largest early-childhood music program, at the Old Town School of Folk Music. She has released two Parent's Choice award-winning children's CDs: "Shining Like a Star" and Kids in the City". After 2 successful decades of performing in Chicago, Laura recently relocated to Westchester, NY (where she grew up). Laura can also do other themed programs (animals, nature, seasons, holidays, etc), or her regular rockin' programs "Songs of the City" and "Shining Like a Star"!
$351- $500
Basini, Lisa Apple Cinnamon Pancakes With Whip Cream Life Skills- Food
Make these delicious pancakes using apples and cinnamon, top with whip cream and you are ready to enjoy!
$201- $350
Lanton, Sandra BIBLIOTHERAPY Life Skills- Parenting,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
In the Bibliotherapy workshop, children's author Sandy Lanton demonstrates how to use picture books to facilitate discussion of difficult topics such as death, divorce, and illness. The workshop includes a question and answer period.
$201- $350
Kanowsky, Richard Sweet & Savory Fondue Life Skills- Food,
Other
Chef Richard returns to offer the industry's secrets on the popular dessert...FONDUE! He demonstrates how to make different cheese and chocolate fondues. Patrons will enjoy many items to choose from to dip into the sinful pleasures.
$201- $350
Basini, Lisa Spooky Marshmallows Life Skills- Food
Create these marshmallows on a stick and place in a decorated cup of candy corns. Everyone will receive 6 fully decorated marshmallows on a stick.
$201- $350
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