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Haynes, Jeff Warm Hands Warm Hearts Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Teens are invited to experience hands-on drumming circle workshops with professional percussionist, Jeff Haynes. Students will gather for 2 workshops to receive instruction on developing rhythmic patterns, playing within a group, and exploring various sounds and tones on the drum. Then on the third meeting the students will share their learning experience through hands-on drumming with senior citizens in a special interactive performance in the library. Teens will gain an understanding of how they can contribute to the community through the arts. This exchange will not only bridge the generation gap but will also offer the teens and seniors an opportunity to enjoy the freedom of expressing their inner rhythms by “warming their hands” while “warming their hearts.”
$1001- $3000
Basini, Lisa Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes Life Skills- Food
Learn to decorate cupcakes using marshmallows
$201- $350
Basini, Lisa Granola! Life Skills- Food
A healthy food, a cereal, a topping for yogurt, ice cream, fruit or enjoy as is.
$101- $200
Deaner, Don Live your passions and follow your dreams! Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other
What stops us from following our dreams? What prevents us from living a passionate and fulfilling life? Is it fear? Too young? Too old? Maybe it’s a lack of time or money or maybe is it simply not in the cards for us. No matter what you think the reasons are, we all can have and deserve an amazing life. Using PowerPoint, handouts and motivational speaking, I explore life balance, fears, goals and what they are comprised of, and the importance of being happy and following one’s dreams.
Up to $100
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE FIRE SAFETY SHOW Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
The show is presented as a fun magic act, full of comedy and audience participation, in which every effect teaches an important lesson in fire safety. The slick and flashy production is designed to capture the audience’s attention, and help them remember the important life-saving messages. The show's creator, Steve Luker, has been involved in entertainment and fire safety for many years. This program has been endorsed by the National Education Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the U.S. Fire Administration Office, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and the NYC Fire Department.
$351- $500
Perri, Dana Storytelling Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Dana Perri's award-winning children's book series, Think...then Jump™ entertains children with the simple, rhyming stories, vibrant and bold illustrations while teaching them that taking time to think about their words and actions will lead to thoughtful choices. Dana will read from her books, The Grumpy Frog and The Careless Frog and engage the children in an active discussion about the books, discussing how this relates to their own experiences. Dana will also discuss the writing process, where you can find inspiration and lead the children through imagination exercises. Depending on the age of the group and proficiency level, she can lead them in a writing and drawing exercise or a simple craft that echos the Think...then Jump™ mantra of living life thoughtfully.
$101- $200
Foxx, Pat Crazy Collage with Fabric Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Painting
Using scraps of fabric, children will design and put together a crazy quilt type of design that will be glued or ironed on to a fabric background. Adding sewn details is optional. Markers and sequins and other objects can also be used to enhance design.
$101- $200
Brill, Steve Wild Food and Ecology Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment,
Learn about edible/medicinal wild plants and mushrooms with America's best-known naturalist. See, touch, smell, and taste the common, overlooked renewable resources that humans have been using for food and home remedies for thousands of years. Discover related science, ecology, history, healthful cooking, nutrition, folklore, and mythology. Presentations include fresh specimens, stories, anecdotes, humor, and unique jazz music played on the Brillophone.
$351- $500
Levin, Yosi What's Eatin' Yosi? Life Skills- Food,
Who's hungry?! Yosi serves up some delicious tunes about food & cooking from his award-winning CD, What's eatin' Yosi? Enjoy a big bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup. Make some smart & healthy choices from Let's Get Cookin' to Just Desserts! It's a fun-filled, interactive & educational concert for ages 1 - 8. You'll eat it ALL up!
$501- $1000
Theater, Open Hand The Chocolate War Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Open Hand Theater’s vibrant puppets of all shapes and sizes, some over 12 feet tall, are taking on the issue of bullying and escalating conflict in a colorful and delightful imaginary land inhabited by juggling dwarfs, stretchy bouncing giants, friendly flowers and other wise musical beings. Springer and Sprong, two seemingly inseparable pals, tumble into a series haphazard events that could lead to a catastrophic quarrel. Will the entire town follow them into battle? … or will a small stream of harmony bring them all back together again?
$501- $1000
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