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Program
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Description
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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
Orlando, Certified Health Coach, Alison Living a Longer Healthier Life Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other
Learn the Habits of Health which are the groundwork for long-term success with weight management and better health. The premise is sound and simple: By making small, consistent changes - in everything from attitude to diet - you can learn how to maintain those results for a lifetime of Optimal Health. The Habits of Health are all about helping you reach a healthy weight and achieving Optimal Health to put you on the path to a longer, healthier life.
$201- $350
Basini, Lisa Haunted House 3D Cake: Family Craft Life Skills- Food
Let your imagination go wild!
$201- $350
Basini, Lisa Caramel Apples Life Skills- Food
We melt the caramel and the patrons dip their apples and top with assorted toppings.
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) ORGANIC FOOD FACTS MADE SIMPLE Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment
Gary Feldman, consumer food educator, will teach you the crucial differences between organic and conventional food, and give you the vital knowledge you need to become a savvy “green” consumer. Gary will answer your questions regarding organic food. Learn the meaning of organic and how organic food is grown. Learn the correlation between how conventional food is grown and why so many of us develop brittle bones. Learn about various organic certifications to look for on food labels, and how to decode produce stickers. Organic food – costs too much? Overrated? This program will provide you with much resourceful information on how to shop for organic food including the most reasonably priced and nutritious food choices.
$201- $350
Giouvalakis, Kathy Cupcake Decorating Life Skills- Food
Cute and creative cupcakes for any season or occasion.Decorate cupcakes using frosting, cookies, and candies. Holiday and themed choices such as back to school, halloween, turkey cupcakes, valentines day, animals (panda bear, frog, etc) spring and summer, and many more. Class choices based on season and holiday. Fun! Fun! Fun! Cupcakes are pre-made and children will use their creativity to decorate.Superhero summer reading 2015 themed cupcakes.
$201- $350
Sale, Michelle SAT Essay Writing Workshop Life Skills- Other
The SAT Essay Writing Workshop is a 90-minute workshop that teaches high school students (mostly juniors and seniors) how to plan and complete the essay for the Writing portion of the SAT test. The Write People provide a detailed explanation of the task, demonstrate how to pre-write and plan for the essay, and then write and review the essay in the alloted time. This workshop focuses on the essay in more depth than a traditional SAT preparatory course.
$101- $200
Puppetry, Prevention Through Promoting Peace with the Friends from Sunshine Center Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Through creative story board stories, multi-cultural puppets, and follow-up activities children learn important skills for the prevention of violence. Topics include expressing feeling, making decisions, appreciation of diversity, dealing with bullying and teasing, anger management and more
$201- $350
Tolliver, Lisa Financial Literacy Certification Progam Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Based on the NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education) Financial Literacy and CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) Programs, this course guides participants to take action and increase their financial IQ. Linked to education standards in all 50 states and to several national subject-area standards, this course is typically taught in 7 units. Your Financial Plan: Where It All Begins (160 Minutes)* Budgeting: Making the Most of Your Money (115 Minutes)* Investing: Making Money Work for You (125 Minutes)* Good Debt, Bad Debt: Using Credit Wisely (130 Minutes)* Your Money: Keeping It Safe and Secure (160 Minutes)* Insurance: Protecting What You Have (135 Minutes)* Your Career: Doing What Matters Most (140 Minutes)* * RECOMMENDATION: Add an additional hour per unit to accommodate group activities. These units can be adapted for and integrated into broader-based programs, such as business planning, career management, and boot-camps for artists or entrepreneurs. Additionally, this course can be customized for such audiences as adults, teens, retirees, business professionals, job-seekers, artists and entertainers.
$351- $500
Paul, LoriAnn CHAIR YOGA for SENIORS with LoriAnn Paul, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher Health & Fitness- Sports,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other
I was first introduced to the powerful healing art of Yoga 25 years ago, and I desire to share my expertise and passion with you! My Chair Yoga classes for seniors incorporate gentle stretching and modified Yoga postures, adapted to suit the particular needs of each student. The Yoga warm-ups and postures that I teach are designed to gently stretch, tone and strengthen the body, while simultaneously helping to preserve range of motion. Furthermore, regular Yoga practice can be quite effective in helping to relieve the painful symptoms of physical ailments such as Arthritis, which may otherwise compromise one’s quality of life. Students also learn ancient Yoga breathing exercises, which help to strengthen the lungs, heighten mental clarity, calm the nervous system, and improve sleeping patterns among other things. I encourage my students to respect their bodies while exercising, and teach many different variations and modifications of each warm-up and posture, taking into account any special needs they may have. Each class ends with a unique and beautifully relaxing meditation, which varies from one class to another, and which one student sweetly referred to as “the icing on the cake”.
$351- $500
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