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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Chambers, Trish Women Soldiers and Spies Of the Civil War History,
Performing Arts- Other
This presentation addresses those women who chose to become soldiers and spies during the Civil War. See how their ingenuity allowed them to perform successfully in both these endeavors. Learn why they selected the path they did and how they were able to function effectively as soldiers and influence history as spies.
$201- $350
Cain, Ron Scientific Secrets of Magic Workshop Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Scientific Secrets of Magic reveals the scientific principles behind the tricks of magician Ron Cain’s trade. Children learn simple magic involving chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The Syracuse University graduate and former teacher also offers other workshops that combine class instruction with hands-on activities: IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull.
$201- $350
Connolly, Carol Just Dig It! (Summer Reading 2013) Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales ‘n Tunes, award-winning musical storytelling duo, will be digging deep with a lively and entertaining Summer Reading performance which will cultivate kids’ imaginations with tunes and tales about gardens and gardening. Sprouting ideas through books is the perfect way to propagate a crop of budding readers, and summer is the perfect growing season. Watch children bloom as they listen to and take part in stories and songs which celebrate reading. Tales ‘n Tunes perennially provides a fun and enriching musical story event that will encourage participants to “Dig into Reading.”
$201- $350
Lazzarini, James THE WIZARD’S MAGIC WORKSHOP Performing Arts- Magic
THE WIZARD’S MAGIC WORKSHOP: for children 7 to 16 years. Wizard books have cast a spell on kids of all ages and have left them clamoring for more information on magic and wizardry. What do you know about wizards? Join us for a workshop that introduces children and teens to the fascinating world of magic and wizardry. Who better to learn from than a real, live wizard?! Each wizard in training will receive: • A special chosen magic wand. • Numerous magic items for the student to keep. • A professional magic teaching DVD video for each student to keep. • An official wizard certificate. Wizards in training will experience hands-on fun and the opportunity to challenge themselves and amaze others.
$201- $350
Gardner, Tom The Uncle Brothers Family Concert Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other
The Uncle Brothers' shows are upbeat, interactive, and loaded with important messages like reading, value of libraries, respect, using imagination, and many others. Having fun is our primary goal so that messages are absorbed. -Over 220 parents and kids thoroughly enjoyed your lively and entertaining music!- Jim Karge, Saratogo Springs Public Library
$501- $1000
Robinson, Tyrone City Mouse, Country Mouse Performing Arts- Theater
Molly the Mouse sings and dances her way into your heart as she takes on the adventure of a lifetime... Along the way Molly learns the true meaning of friendship. A tap dancing cat, TONS of catchy tunes, and FUN for the whole family! Bring Molly and her friends to your library!
$501- $1000
Gaulin, Sasha Hula Hoop Dancing with Fire Gypsy Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Visual Arts- Other
Sasha is a hula hoop dance instructor and a professional hula hoop dancer. The program starts with a 5 minute hoop dance performance and then I teach the kids or the group how to hoop dance. The size of the group is only limited by the space. I will have hula hoops already made for the class. But I can also do a hoop making workshop.
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. Rick Adam's ONE-MAN PARADE Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Rick Adam presents a fun variety show with juggling, hat tricks, hand shadows, audience participation, and the most incredible one-man band you ever saw! This show can be adapted for stage performances, fun fest, and walk-around events. A special holiday version is also available.
$501- $1000
Davis, Katie Novel and picture book Author-Illustrator Visit! Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Kids interactively establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Children edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Kids learn to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. K-3: Highly interactive: children help write a story; volunteers make different emotional expressions. Katie draws their faces on the characters and together they create a new narrative with emphasis on beginning, middle and end. 4-6: Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: teaches kids HOW TO SEE so they’re able to illustrate any story they write. Dear Katie, I'm usually 'ho-hum' when it comes to author visits. You were one to change my mind! You were...the best ever writing session, and I truly mean it! Jayne Pitt, K teacher
$1001- $3000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Thrown off their farms because they are too old to work, a donkey, a dog and a rooster form a singing group and set off for the big city to make it in show biz. Along the way they meet a nasty bunch of robbers, and it’s up to the animals to get rid of them. In doing so, they discover that everyone has a special talent and that only by working together can they achieve their dreams. Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents this classic Brothers Grimm folktale with enchanting and whimsical puppets, and a hilarious musical score!
$501- $1000
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