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Berlin, Benjamin Health and Patient Advocacy in Todays Health Care Environment Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Life Skills- Finance
Health and Patient Advocacy in Todays Health Care Systems As the Health Care System continues to evolve (often infrastructure ways) patient need to know how to prepare and present at medical interactions to achieve their desired outcomes and speak up for themselves for safety and empowerment.
Up to $100
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) SURVIVING CLIMATE CHANGE Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment
Climate change is causing loss of life, drastically diminishing many species (including humans), the #1 commodity in the world (food), and what will be available to us on supermarket shelves. Nutrition specialist Gary Feldman will show you how to recognize many life-threatening dangers in our atmosphere caused by geo-engineering, and how to help strengthen your defenses. Learn aspects of atmospheric alteration that have severely dummied-down the population and contribute to MEMORY LOSS, DEMENTIA and ALZHEIMER’S disease. Find out new reasons for allergies, asthma, new viruses, and cancer. Bring your questions and be part of this enlightening, life-sustaining program.
$201- $350
Herscovitch, Lara …And Justice For All: Advocacy for Reform through a Music Lens Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Decades of misguided policy and practice have created a human and civil rights crisis in the U.S. The massive, unequal and unethical overreach of our criminal justice system creates more problems than it solves. Though there is widespread, bipartisan, well-researched agreement on the need to shrink and reform the justice system, federal leadership is now repeating many of the same costly mistakes. This unique, multi-media program is educational and entertaining, part presentation and part concert. It covers themes including the over-criminalization of human behavior, implicit and system bias, impacts on children, mass incarceration, for-profit prisons, impacts on children and the role of schools, and alternative approaches that set us up to succeed instead of to fail.
$351- $500
Hunt, Kathryn Apparel Repair Soiree Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
The button fell off. The sleeves are too long. The hem came undone. Learn basic techniques to repair common issues. Attendees bring in projects in progress or in need of attention. Designer brings basic supplies and tools to mend apparel. Exchange tips and ideas for projects that fix or reinvent items you may already own. Suggested Grades: 5 & up Duration: 1-hour Cost: $200 Keywords: Fashion, Wardrobe, Style, Sewing
$101- $200
Carpenter, Margot Thomas Comma; or, the Comma that Didn't Below Anywhere Life Skills- Other,
Media- Film,
Multicultural- Other
Thomas Comma (24 minutes), an animated film based on a story by poet Martha Baird, is the charming, humorous, and also sophisticated adventure of a lonely comma looking for the right sentence--that which truly represents him in this world. This 2D film will not only delight and inspire children and adults alike, but also encourage and educate them. "We're all of us like commas," wrote Ms. Baird, "looking for the right sentence." Following the film, Ken Kimmelman, Emmy Award winning filmmaker (Imageryfilm.com), gives an exciting talk on the making of the film and its meaning.
$101- $200
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) HOW TO SHOP OUTSIDE THE BOX Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other
Find out how to recognize chemicals, additives and synthetics on the labels of household, personal care products, clothing, cosmetics, food and nutritional supplements. Gary Feldman, an innovator in the retail nutritional supplement and personal care product field, will share trade information. Learn why it is important to know where a product is manufactured. Find out about substances you will want to avoid - as well as safer alternatives to look for. Discover how and why your product purchases are tracked and categorized, and what this means to you. Come away “thinking outside the box.”
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) UNDERSTANDING WORLD EVENTS THROUGH OUR CHANGING AGRICULTURE Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other
Is our food “real?” Gary Feldman, consumer food educator, and forerunner in public education on organic and GMO food, focuses on the powerful world of biotechnology and the global ideology behind the creation of “new food.” Learn the direct connection between the disappearance of bees, butterflies, declining farms and forests, food shortages, extreme weather – and who owns the world’s food supply. By being aware of what has happened to our food, we can understand what is behind so many major events and turmoil occurring in the United States and around the world. We will also discuss the GMO food labeling legislation. How we spend our dollars sends a most powerful message. The future of humanity, animals and the ecosystem depends upon our food choices.
$201- $350
McEntee, Robert Miracles of the Mind! Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Miracles of The Mind! is a wonderful mind-reading & illusion show, which can be as entertaining or as educational as desired. Along with the mentalism effects, it includes a customized combination of mesmerizing magic/illusions, plenty of audience participation hypnosis, clean comedy, an incredible memory feat and a spellbinding story! Practical advice and techniques are shared with the audience on improving one's memory, reading speed, visualizing positive results, intuition and more. If many Seniors attend, I emphasize memory skills which they appreciate. You can see a video sample of Miracles of the Mind! from recent, local library presentations www.MagicBeyondImagination.com/video.html 2nd video down. You can also see what discriminating Corporate event Planners have said on this site. The educational messages I include, concerning improving one's mind power for reading, memory, learning skills, imagination and visualizing positive results, are the exact same ones I used to become a licensed Professional Engineer years ago before becoming a full time performer. Your library also benefits from my lifelong study of personal development which you can read about on my blog, www.BeliefMagic.com. Your patrons will thank you for bringing them this program, and typically ask for it to be booked again!
$351- $500
Riley, Benjamin From Homeschooling To College: One Young Man's Story Life Skills- Parenting,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In this program, I will discuss my transition from being homeschooled from kindergarten to 12th grade to the more formal learning environment of college, as well as discussing my experience as a homeschooler, why I chose to attend college, benefits and downsides of college for homeschoolers, what I think homeschoolers should consider when making decisions regarding whether or not to attend college and choosing which colleges are a good fit, as well as why I believe that it is important for homeschoolers and people who have pursued alternatives to traditional education to share their story.
$101- $200
Francois, Theresa GoalGetting- Vision board creation Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Young women are always told that they can do anything and be anything they want. In order to do that they need to know WHAT they want to do and be. In this workshop the attendees will : • Learn how to set short term goals • Learn how to set long term goals • Begin working on a vision board A vision board is a fun, creative tool to help clarify and maintain focus on one’s goals. All materials will be provided.
$201- $350
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