Performers and Programs

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Gilmore, Kara The Marvelous Mutts Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other
The Marvelous Mutts library program is as exciting and entertaining as it is educational. Our program offers unique public programming that is valuable for community members of all ages. The Marvelous Mutts is a team of amazing canine athletes led by Kara Gilmore and Nadja Palenzuela. The Marvelous Mutts have wowed crowds throughout the US and South America, rising from humble beginnings to reach the pinnacle of canine athleticism. The team features national and world finalists in canine Frisbee©, agility and dock diving. The Marvelous Mutts’ library shows feature Frisbee©, trick and agility stunts that will keep all ages entertained. Woven throughout these performances are stories of rescue and redemption that teach humane treatment of animals and lessons on dog safety. Our shows feature hands-on participation with The Marvelous Mutts. People of all ages learn about basic pet care and about compassion for animals from our show. No matter how large or small your space may be, or the composition of your community, your patrons will love our show.
$201- $350
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Plant Your Own Spring Seeds! Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening
First, we make planting pots out of recycled newspaper, or soil blocks with a press. Then, participants fill their pots with soil and pick from a variety of organic seeds to plant. Last, we make labels so we remember what we are growing! Unlimited transplants can be planted to be taken home or plan a library garden for this program, and it is a great way to get kids excited about summer gardening! Suitable for 2017 summer reading.
$101- $200
Paul, LoriAnn Yoga & Meditation Program Health & Fitness- Sports,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other
Yoga is a superb form of physical exercise balancing strength, flexibility, endurance and relaxation/stress management skills. Many postures are designed to stretch, tone and strengthen particular parts of the body, and students are encouraged to respect their own particular strengths and weaknesses while exercising. The ancient healing arts of yoga and meditation can help people to bring more balance into all aspects of their lives and thus, to experience radiant health and well-being. This program may be offered to students once or on an on-going basis.
$101- $200
Cremean, Nels Ross ''Read to Achieve'' Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Theater
A side-splitting, gravity-defying celebration of reading to complement your PARP, RIF, or related program. Get pumped up to ''read, know, and grow'' because it can be a journey to wherever you want to go! (K-6) Nels Ross’ uplifting programs promote character, wellness, learning, and joy through a unique blend of physical theater, variety arts, and humor. See > More > School Programs for the latest info.
$501- $1000
Collins, Dawn Introduction to Aromatherapy Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Other,
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
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
Tolliver, Lisa FoolProof Financial Education (for high school and college-aged people) Life Skills- Finance,
FOOLPROOF CURRICULM: 5 lesson units are delivered via a combination of live presentations, highly interactive online modules and dynamic websites with follow-up classroom work, and assessments. Unit details are presented below: I: When It Hits the Fan - You and Your Money & Introduction to FoolProof [90-120 min] II: Breathing Without Air - An introduction to the importance of credit and making wise credit decisions [Works with Module III, 90-120 min] III: Kick Some Buck - Continuation of the exploration of credit. Examines individual responsibility for credit decisions. [Expands upon Module II, 90-120 min] IV: Road Trip - Explores checking accounts, debit cards, and banking. Can be used as the full curriculum for checking accounts, debit cards and banking. By adding printed personal fiance worksheets, this module can cover five classroom sessions. [W/ interactive homework skills module, 135-180 min] V: Sucker Punch - An extensive look at credit cards. [w/ interactive homework skills module, 135-180 min] TOTAL PROGRAM DURATION: 9-12 hours
$201- $350
Hunt, Kathryn Career Style Workshop: Resumes, Interviews & Dressing for Success Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Job seekers meet with an experienced recruiter & life coach to improve their career building skills. Available in a one or two hour formats; two hours is great for individual attention, the one hour workshop is ideal for a quick review of career building basics. Topics include: *Employment Search Develop an employment search strategy for a better career in today’s market. Talk to a recruiter about posting and maintaining resumes online and pursuing openings on Internet career sites and job boards. *Resume Writing Understand the role of a resume in the job search process. Develop an effective employment portfolio including resume, letters and references. Participants can bring their resume and employment ads of interest. *Interview Preparation Always be prepared for impromptu meetings, initial phone screenings and face to face interviews with prospective employers. Learn tips and tricks to make a winning first impression and advance your career. *Dressing for Success Create a wardrobe that works for interviews, meetings and travel. Learn how to navigate today’s business casual style while impressing higher-ups. Discover personal branding and how to use it for career growth. Attendees receive workbook and resources for additional information
$101- $200
Cremean, Nels Ross ''Possibilities'' Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Based on the principle that every person has value and potential, this fun and inspirational performance focuses on character education. It addresses excellence, respect, responsibility, and life choices. Bullying can be the primary focus upon request. (K-12) Nels Ross’ uplifting programs promote character, wellness, learning, and joy through a unique blend of physical theater, variety arts, and humor. See > More > School Programs for the latest info.
$501- $1000
Smith, Diana Diana Rockwell, Ventriloquist Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
I have multiple programs to choose from. For libraries, I take any story you like and turn it into an unforgettable ventriloquist act. I have 13 different characters to choose from and you pick the story we read! I also bring improvised comedy into my act and I have had very successful results!
$201- $350
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