Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hunt, Kathryn Dress for Success Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Attendees learn to treat their wardrobe as an investment. Program covers building a wardrobe for everyday living, dressing for career and special events.
$101- $200
Pfundstein, Valerie Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood History,
Other
Author Valerie Pfundstein will introduce children to real- life “superheroes” - our military veterans, who walk among us every day. Children will discover the similarities between the veterans and the superheroes that are immortalized in cartoons and movies. The children will be introduced to some real life veterans through pictures, song, and stories, and through an author reading of “Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood.”
$1001- $3000
Tolliver, Lisa Financial Literacy: CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) Program Life Skills- Finance,
Other
“The American media has dubbed this program a “scared straight” credit program for students." CARE was designed by the Bankruptcy Community to teach the importance of financial education. CARE presentations make for great standalone financial literacy lessons; they are also great supplements to other financial literacy programs and can be made during individual classroom periods or to larger student groups, including assembly programs. CARE's primary target is HS "seniors and college freshmen who are most at risk because, as hungry consumers, they are aggressively marketed by the credit card industry at a time when they carry a very low Financial I.Q.” - (Source: http://careprogram.squarespace.com/program-overview/) PROGRAM COMPONENTS & TOPICS: A live presentation A 25-minute PBS39 Video Field Trip: “Taking Care of Your Credit” Discussions of the 6 video modules: (1)What is Credit?, (2)Finding Credit, (3)Pros and Cons of Credit Cards, (4)Spend It or Save It: You Choose, (5)Consequences of Bad Credit, (6)Using Credit Wisely Handouts and tools Exercises and activities that allow students to apply what they learned and that promote reflection Pre-Test and Post-Test Supplemental readings, resources and activities
$351- $500
DeLuca, Michael Yello Dyno Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Our program instructors educate children in grades 4-6 with the use of the Yello Dyno award winning video "Tricky People," audience discussions, role-playing and more.
$351- $500
Field, Barb Clowning Around Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning
BJ and Company will custom design the right program for your needs. We have worked extensively with children and families and performed hundreds of shows. SUGGESTED PROGRAM … a fun introduction to the art of clowning. Barb will come and gradually change costume to become BJ the Clown. She will apply professional clown make up on three audience volunteers to show the three main clown types (whiteface, hobo, august), and have a fun discussion about the art of clowning. Families/children will have the opportunity to apply face paint to themselves and dress as a clown. www.bjandcompany.com 607-432-0988
$201- $350
Lagan, Constance Introduction to Meditation Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Meditation is being discussed and practiced everywhere these days: doctors’ waiting rooms, boardrooms, locker rooms, classrooms. Minimally, the daily practice of meditation reduces stresses. It can also spark creativity, enhance work performance, present solutions and provide spiritual enrichment. There is nothing complicated or difficult about getting started in meditation. Meditation facilitator Constance Hallinan Lagan takes the mystery out of this centuries’ old practice.
$201- $350
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
The Spoon Man wants to spoon you. He is an interactive musical family comedian. In 1986, he performed to Mikhail Gorbachev while in Russia. He also performed for former U.S. President Gerald Ford and Mr. Rogers. His totally clean act (never uses dirty silverware) with audience participation is ideal for libraries. The first thing your patrons will do after seeing his performance, is run to the kitchen and grab a pair of spoons. He also offers for tweens, teens and adults a BYOS (bring your own spoons) workshop. His book Spoon Boy was published in 2008. Read about his book on his website. COLORED posters are provided for advertising your event. Cruise invites you to join his growing list of the Spooned.
$351- $500
Worden, Michael Ghost Detective Other
Michael is a police detective and seasoned ghost investigator with a unique, fresh and entertaining perspective on the paranormal. Michael touches upon some of the basics of what ghost hunting is, as well as delving into some of his most interesting - and sometimes terrifying - cases. A Powerpoint presentation is used to show great photographs and play audio recordings of what may just be ghosts. His work as a ghost investigator is written about in his book "Ghost Detective"
$201- $350
McGrath, Cathy “SINGING TEAKETTLE” HOLIDAY CONCERTS: Christmas, St Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Presidents' Day, July 4th Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Other
Cathy McGrath presents intergenerational folk music programs with seasonal themes, such as Christmas, Irish Christmas Traditions, Valentine’s Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick’s Day, July Fourth, Halloween and Thanksgiving that put a little spice in your cup of sing-along tea. She calls her music “Teakettle Music” because it is steeped in tradition and shared with friends. An experienced folk music performer and family literacy teacher, with a specialty in traditional American singing games and Irish music, Cathy uses guitar, banjo, limberjacks, flute, and penny whistle, and bodhran drum in her programs which are tailored for specific age groups. She is happy to design a program for your specific needs.
$201- $350
Lester, Mary Scotland through the Centuries via Celtic Harp and Song History,
Music,
Other
Scotland's history and legend will be experienced through its music. Mary leads the exploration via her harps; her rich voice gives song and narrative. This program has been presented for Rochester's Scottish Heritage Society's Tartan Day workshops, to libraries, and to museums. Song samples - Wild Mountain Thyme, Loch Lomond, Gathering of the Clans, Annie Laurie, Scotland the Brave. More Information can be found on Mary's web site celticharpandsong.com.
$101- $200
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