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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) NATURE’S RX Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment
Join Gary Feldman for an eye-opening program about our food choices. Learn the connection between industrial agriculture’s departure from nature and the decline of our well-being. Gary will teach you the fundamental differences between organic and conventional food. Learn about organic standards and how organic food is grown. Find out the correlation between how conventional food is grown and why so many of us develop brittle bones. Gary will show you the various organic certifications to look for on food labels, how to decode produce stickers and the most reasonably priced and nutritious food choices. Gain a new perspective on the food we eat. Gary Feldman has over two decades in the nutrition field. He created an innovative nutritional supplement specialty retail catalog and is a continuing education instructor in food and agriculture.
$201- $350
Morse, Andy READY, SET, SING! Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Nature- Animals
Kids, bring your family, friends, caregivers, neighbors and head to your local library on foot, bike or car. Once there, Andy The Music Man will offer an age-appropriate, fun- filled, energetic, educational musical program for pre-schoolers through 3rd graders. Ready, Set, Sing! participants will sing, dance, play-act and hear stories in song as they learn about summer activities, nutrition, vocabulary, transportation, animals and much more. Children will be encouraged at the end of the program to hunt for books about the subjects they have sung about. Ready, Set, Sing! is a great combination for your mind and body.
$501- $1000
Penske, Tara The Essential Gardener..A Journey Down the Aromatherapy Path Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening
The Essential Gardener..A Journey Down the Aromatherapy Path Do you love to enhance the look of your garden or yard but hate how rough your hands feel afterwards? Tara Penske, Certified Aromatherapist, can help you change that! Learn how to make a Gardner’s Hand Scrub to use after your hard work is done and a beautiful healing Salve for your hands that will have lasting effects! Share tips and stories about gardening, plants and the healing benefits of both. (Tweens, Teens and Adults) $275
$201- $350
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Microbiology Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
This class has a lecture and a lab component. We are surrounded by, infiltrated, and even share our genes with microbes. Are they friend, or foe? Are you on a quest to annihilate your best allies? Patrons will be introduced to the world of beneficial microbes and how they protect us and promote our health. Patrons will learn about different classes of microbes, their morphology, and learn how to culture petri-film, and test pH of various experimental mediums. Would compliment nicely with a reading of Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions, or Rodney Deitert's The Human Super-Organism. Please email me with Programs in the subject line with any questions to be added to my live booking link and visual catalog. Suitable for 2019 summer reading programs.
$101- $200
Singer, Lauren ZUMBA KIDS/ZUMBA KIDS JR. Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Zumba Kids is a specially designed dance-fitness program developed for children aged 7-11 and 4-6 (Zumba Kids Jr.). Besides creating a fun, exciting, party-like way to exercise, goals include increasing focus, confidence, coordination, memory, teamwork, rhythm and self-expression. Music and moves are child friendly, easy to follow and draw from Latin, pop, and world music. Rhythm play and dance games add zest and variety. Class is taught by licensed, experienced Zumba teacher, group fitness instructor, dancer and former creative arts therapist-see my website:laurensinger.zumba.com Wear sneakers and bring a water bottle.
$101- $200
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Teas of Sri Lanka Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Sri Lanka is home to the famous Ceylon teas. During this interactive seminar, we will explore several black teas from different regions in Sri Lanka. Learn what distinguishes the black teas of Sri Lanka from black teas in other countries, specific health benefits associated with black tea, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three teas from different Sri Lankan tea estates will be tasted and discussed.
$101- $200
Theater, Open Hand The Stonecutter Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Japanese theater, with bunraque and other forms of puppetry. A contemporary story “The Mountain that Loved a Bird” is woven through this performance about ambition, integrity and caring for ones world. A brief demonstration of different puppet styles follows each program.
$501- $1000
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Teas of India Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
India is the largest tea-producing country in the world. During this interactive seminar, we will explore several black teas from different regions of India. Learn what distiguishes the black teas of India from black teas in other countries, specific health benefits associated with black tea, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three teas will be tasted a discussed, including teas from the Darjeeling, Assam, and Nilgiri regions.
$101- $200
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: White & Yellow Teas Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
White and Yellow teas are among the rarest of all teas produced in the world. During this interactive seminar, we will explore several white and yellow teas from China. Learn about how white and yellow teas differ from the teas in other categories, specific health benefits associated with white and yellow teas, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three teas will be tasted and discussed including: Bai Mu Dan; Silver Needle; and Jun Shan Yin Zhen.
$101- $200
Coogan, Donna Yoga with Donna Coogan Health & Fitness- Other
Through a combination of yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, students will learn how to move their bodies, connect with their breath, still their minds….. and most of all, have fun. Each student’s individual needs will be met as they will work at their own pace in a supportive, fun environment. Appropriate for all levels.
$101- $200
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