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Basini, Lisa Candy Sushi Life Skills- Food
Each patron will make 4-6 pieces of candy sushi that they will enjoy dipping into chocolate syrup and eating it with chopsticks at the library.
$201- $350
McEntee, Robert 'Miracles of the Mind!' (Adults) Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Miracles of The Mind! is a wonderful mind-reading & illusion show, ideal for adult audiences. Along with the mentalism effects, it combines audience participation including an hypnotic group induction, an incredible memory feat, clean comedy, visual demonstrations of mesmerizing magic/illusions and a spellbinding story. Robert McEntee combines his engineering background with his many years of performance experience, for this unique presentation. During the course of the show, practical advice & techniques are shared with the audience on visualization, improving one's memory, intuition, reading speed, how to do a mind reading effect themselves, and other self improvement topics. Longer version can include question & answers and a spectacular grand finale with amazing special effects.
$351- $500
Latta, Tim Lattawork/Motion 360 Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Dance
Is it theater? Is it dance? Is it circus? It’s all of these and more. It’s a performance for now- a new way of looking at creative thinking and how we can use it in our daily lives- in schoolwork, interactions with peers, building self esteem, confidence and tolerance. Everything and everyone around us has a story to tell and the potential to teach us something. In Motion 360, Tim Latta (former Pilobolus, Momix, Faustwork) demonstrates how we can, literally, stumble over everyday objects to unlock our creativity and help us discover what those stories can be. He creates dance/theatre pieces using objects that range from the ordinary (rollerblades and chairs) to the extraordinary (stilts, masks and milk cans!). While entertaining the audience, Mr. Latta is also teaching a whole new process of exploration. We learn that everything in the world around us can be used as a tool for creative problem solving. This process can be used in a classroom, a workplace and throughout our lives. Motion360 will leave audiences saying, “I can”. “Tim’s commitment to teaching and nurturing creativity in young people is obvious and infectious.” (All ages)
$501- $1000
Giouvalakis, Kathy Decorative Accent (Framed Mirror) Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Teens and tweens will customize their own framed mirror. They will paint, stamp and add trinkets to decorate and personalize a special gift or room accessory. For photo by email please call and request!
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane Summer Escapades Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Summer Escapades celebrates family fun with participatory stories chosen from Diane's best-loved family tales. Original fables, folktales and songs give us a look at exiting summertime adventures including the aquatic antics of a curious monkey who goes for a wild ride on the back of a shark! Summer Escapades is also available with Celtic harp accompaniment by Margot Chamberlain. Either way it's the perfect summertime treat.
$351- $500
Basini, Lisa Old Fashioned Ice Cream Waffles Sandwiches Life Skills- Food,
Old fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches like mom made, ok grandma! Anyway - Everyone will make homemade waffles and place ice cream in between. While enjoying your treat, we will give a presentation on how to make ice cream. Fun for all ages.
$201- $350
Rivest, Robert Learn, Laugh and Let go! Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Mime
A humorous look at the stresses of modern life and what we can do about it.. Through comedy, insight, and interaction, Robert Rivest shares his tried and true methods of stress reduction. This series of mime, theater and Improv stories offers both comic relief and practical stress relieving techniques. Robert Rivest has the audience entertained and enthralled as he explores how to build concentration, calm the body and quiet the mind. Learn, Laugh, and Let Go. With Robert’s down-to-earth sense of humor and engaging style,audiences of all ages find stress reduction natural and easy. Robert Rivest comically explores: •  Positive and Negative Stress •  Perception & Perfection •  Adjusting to Change •  Positive Self Talk •  Test Taking •  Breathing Deeply •  Humor Perspective Awareness •  Re-energizing Body & Mind
$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
Basini, Lisa Pillow Cookies Life Skills- Food
Transform an ordinary cookie to create a soft and yummy pillow using fondant and butter cream icing.
$201- $350
Bivona, Paula The Tea Garden Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening
Grow your own Tea Garden! Learn about the healthful properties of Herbal Teas with Tips on Growing, Harvesting, Drying, Blending, Preparing & Packaging your Herbal Tisanes! Herbal refreshments included.
$201- $350
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