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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bram, Lance Journaling workshop Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing
As a creative outlet for your emotions, you will write about life experiences and how they make you feel. This workshop will explore creative writing and journal writing to document different times in your life. Hopefully you can get into the habit of writing in your journal every day!
Up to $100
Bram, Lance Emotional Vocabulary/ 4th to 6th grade Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Other
4th to 6th grade. Learn new words that describe emotions and behaviors. Also, play a Jumble game: unscramble letters to spell out various emotions.
Up to $100
Collins, Dawn Introduction to Aromatherapy Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
An introduction to the art and science of aromatherapy, the history, and appropriate methods of use and safety precautions. An explanation of what are carrier oils,essential oils, flower essences, single notes and blends, where do they come from, and how are they made. There will be a display of types of actual diffusers and information about nebulizers and techniques of use. Recipes for diffusing for special purposes will be shared on handouts and participants may have the option of making a blend combining essential oils and an organic lotion or cream to use as a body or hand lotion. For seniors, an aromatherapy trip down memory lane may be especially fun. A comparison of scents will invoke different scent associations. Participants will record their memory associations and their preferences and be encouraged to share their comments.
$101- $200
Bram, Lance Play Therapy games for your family Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Parenting,
Media- Other
In this program, a School Psychologist will teach various play therapy games which are easy to learn and fun to play for any age. Parents will be able to teach their children how to better manage their emotions and behaviors through play! Improves communication as well. Parents should bring their children (ages 7-13). Older children are welcome also.
Up to $100
Giouvalakis, Kathy SHARPIE TIE DYE Life Skills- Parenting,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Sharpies are well-known for their permanent ink markers and pens. The ink in these will not dissolve in water. However, the ink does dissolve in rubbing alcohol. As the shirt absorbs the alcohol, it begins to pick up the ink and move it along with the alcohol as it spreads. Gloves and science goggles will be provided for fun and cleanliness.
$201- $350
Bram, Lance Study strategies workshop Life Skills- Other,
Other
It's never too early to start preparing! Learn effective ways to prepare and study for school exams and standardized tests. Students will make their own flashcards with index cards. This workshop also offers strategies to anticipate certain types of questions that are commonly asked. This program can be adapted for 4th to 6th graders as well.
Up to $100
Feingold, Richard Travel Deals and Bargains Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Museums
Travel to Europe or Latin America each summer for FREE. Stay at three and four-star hotels in Paris and London gratis. Enjoy the quiet in exclusive airport lounges at no charge. Stay at a monastery in France or Italy at a bargain rate….the tools to learn these techniques are located in your library. Smart travelers use money saving strategies to travel the world for free and sleep cheap. The seminar will teach how to get FREE airline tickets and low cost hotel accommodations. Take advantage of lodging options such as campus stays, YMCAs, and apartment rentals. Rick Feingold, published travel writer for Boston Herald and Christian Science Monitor.
$201- $350
Giouvalakis, Kathy CHINESE CHICKEN DUMPLINGS (Chinese New Year in February) Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
After a demonstration participant’s will prepare all the ingredients and then use dumpling wrappers to create delicious Asian dumplings. The participants will bring them home in a tin to cook at home.
$201- $350
Bram, Lance Art therapy for teens: Express yourself! Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Teens will discuss their emotions and use drawing and art as a positive outlet for relaxation. Discussion about how different colors represent different emotions. Teens will also fill in and color mandela designs.
Up to $100
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Take Flight! Life Skills- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn how to fold your own world-class paper airplanes! We supply the preprinted paper. We explain what keeps airplanes in the air and the science of flight with visual aids. Demonstration of different types of flying objects such as airplanes and balloons. Target age is 7 to teen; younger children may participate with parental help and guidance.
Up to $100
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