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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Carpenter, Margot Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, the Cause of Slavery, & Us! History,
Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other
This interactive event does something thrilling and unique: children and adults learn about a woman important in American History, Harriet Tubman, about the importance of the underground railroad, and about the cause of slavery. Based on the philosophy Aesthetic Realism founded by poet and critic Eli Siegel, children learn about themselves and the respect for the world and people they most hope for! There are Power Point slides of the routes of the Underground Railroad, music, and a re-enactment of an escape from enslavement which was led by Harriet Tubman all the way to Canada.
$101- $200
Basini, Lisa It's all about the Matzo! Life Skills- Food
Learn how to make candy, an appetizer and soup using Matzo!!
$201- $350
Montanye, Jeff Digital Photography Class Life Skills- Other,
Media- Photography
A short version of our digital photography training classes designed for Libraries and other organizations. This class teaches the ground rules of digital photography including tips and techniques to improve your photographs. You’ll learn about techniques such as rule of thirds and depth of field. The class also covers some of the features built into your camera and how to use them. You’ll learn which features will improve your pictures and which ones to avoid. We’ll cover white balance, zoom, flash, focus, ISO, scene settings and more. Each participant will have the opportunity to bring in photos for class critiquing. The class runs 2 days for two hours each day. Beginner photographers are welcome and any type of digital camera can be used.
$201- $350
Lagan, Constance Overcoming Your Barriers to Success Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
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
Stelljes, Eileen Book Character BINGO! Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Bingo with a twist! Before playing, assemble a blank board and colorful backing sheet, then design the board by choosing from at least 60 classic/popular book character portraits. Use provided playing pieces to play; usually time for 2 full rounds. Caller picks, announces character and posts on display board. Players call Bingo as each row is completed, receive a sticker, and play continues until boards are full. Played for fun, good sportsmanship is gently reinforced; we encourage and assist one another (older players help younger spot characters on boards).
$101- $200
Feingold, Rick Travel Deals and Bargains Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Museums
Smart travelers use money-saving strategies to travel the world for free and sleep cheap. The program will teach how to use simple techniques to get FREE airline tickets and low cost lodging accommodations. Learn about little known airline special offers and how to get bumped for future FREE airline tickets. Use Hotwire or Priceline to save 50% on stays at top hotels. Take advantage of lodging options such as monasteries, campus lodging, YMCAs, hostels, and apartment rentals. Get paid to travel by taking photos and writing about your vacation.
$101- $200
Hoyt, Lisa Teamwork and Team Play Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Groups participate in hypothetical situations that challenge the abilities of the group to collectively solve problems. Each challenge has a story that is read by the group. Participants learn group dynamics, leadership skills, how to cooperate within a group and most importantly, have a really fun time!
Up to $100
Basini, Lisa Stromboli Life Skills- Food
Put together this Italian favorite to take home and bake.
$201- $350
Stelljes, Eileen 18th Century Foodways Health & Fitness- Other,
History,
Life Skills- Food
Presented in 18th Century attire. Briefly learn about and help to demonstrate basic cooking methods of the 1700's. Discuss differences between past and present. Compare and contrast foods then and now, with what's found in the market basket and a canvas grocery bag. Take turns churning butter, then sample on slices of bread. If time allows, play the Guess the Implement game.
$101- $200
Bivona, Paula Seed to Soil / Starting Seeds indoors Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening
Extend your growing season, increase plant diversity and cut your gardening costs by starting healthy seedlings indoors! Topics include equipment and techniques, seed sources, choosing varieties, Earth Friendly care and management. Informative handout included.
$201- $350
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