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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Worden, Michael The Murder of Richard Jennings - NY's First Murder for Hire History,
Other
Worden presents a dynamic Powerpoint presentation based on his true historical crime book about the first murder for hire in NY. This 1818 crime and subsequent trial in Orange County, NY, dragged many prominent families into the conspiracy, and four men were sentenced to die on the gallows. Which of them were spared the gallows and which of them were hanged before a crowd of 20,000! And how did one of the murderers end up with a monument in his honor? Historical true crime in an interesting, engaging and entertaining program.
$201- $350
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Introduction to Tea Appreciation Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Like wine, tea is a diverse and complex beverage, but many of us do not know what is available beyond the supermarket shelf. An interactive tea-tasting seminar is a great way to learn the basics and sample many of the unique and rare teas that are grown around the world. Conducted by Certified Tea Specialist, Kristine Henderson, this is the first seminar in a series of tea tasting seminars. Introduction to Tea Appreciation provides an introduction to the vast world of loose leaf tea. Topics that are covered include: brief history of tea; varieties of tea; components of tea; health benefits of tea; preparation tips; storing and purchasing tea. Attendees will taste and discuss three teas that will have been selected from a menu of teas.
$101- $200
Giouvalakis, Kathy Cheesy Chicken Empanadas Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Participants will measure, chop, and mix all the ingredients. Then they will learn how to use empanada wrappers to make their empanadas. Participants will bake them at home.
$201- $350
Presentations & Workshops, Box Out Bullying Box Out Bullying - Parent Workshop Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Parenting,
Other
Bullying does not stop when students leave school grounds. It is important that the entire school community helps create a safe environment for children. That includes parents. The nationally acclaimed Anti-Bullying Parent Workshop is designed to give parents practical tools and useful skills to identify bullying, how to properly work with faculty members and the importance of teaching their children about respect. For more information visit: https://boxoutbullying.com/programs/workshops/#parents
$351- $500
Tolliver, Lisa SAT/PSAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) Test Prep Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
SAT Success! Learn what's on the SAT, differences and similarities between the SAT and ACT, and strategies for improving your scores and increasing your speed and accuracy. Professor Lisa Tolliver (AB Harvard, MBA+post-grad Columbia, NYS DOE Teaching License) has helped hundreds of students master the SAT and improve their scores. She works with large groups, small groups, and individuals, including honors students, speakers of ESL (English as a Second Language), students who have autism, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome, and students who are re-taking the test.
$1001- $3000
Giouvalakis, Kathy CUPCAKE WARS Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Meet the challenge. The Cupcake War is on. Team up and compete to create best decorated cupcakes. Each team of 4 will decorate 12 cupcakes. The librarians will judge based on neatness, difficulty, creativity and overall appearance. I will bring sheets with ideas based on Holiday or season and lots of different goodies, frosting, pastry bags for them to use in the challenge. Each participant will bring 3 cupcakes home in a bakery box. This is a favorite class and a lot of fun.
$201- $350
Schuman, Sandy Stories at Work: How to Create, Tell, and Use Stories with Groups and Organizations Life Skills- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In this workshop for executives, consultants, and educators we explore storytelling and how it can be integrated into professional practices. Building on their own experiences participants enhance their abilities to create and tell their own stories and how to help a group tell its story.
$101- $200
Cavanaugh, Deb Exploring American Folk History,
Music,
Other
Traditional American Folk songs and tunes tracing sections of American history with the use of a U.S. map. I will show the Old Chisolm Trail (The Lonesome Cowboy) and Oregon Trail (Sweet Betsy From Pike), the path of the Underground Railroad (Follow the Drinking Gourd), the Erie Canal and others. There will be opportunites for singing along and creative movement. Instruments will include mandolin, guitar, vocals and traditional American instruments mountain dulcimer, limberjack, and banjo. There will also be a crankie - a traditional American folk art form from the Appalachian Mountains. I will also explain the importance of folk music throughout history. This can be presented with a power point presentaion.
$201- $350
Vinyard, Roland Folk Songs of New York State Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
New York has a rich history of songs, some of which are unique to the State and to our area, and others were commonly sung throughout the US. On a variety of period instruments, The Bard Rocks will take you on musical tour of the State which focuses on the Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks.
$101- $200
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Teas of China - Black Teas Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
China is the birthplace of tea and it was discovered almost 5,000 years ago. During this interactive seminar, we will explore several black teas from different provinces in China. Learn what distinguishes the black teas of China from black teas in other countries, specific health benefits associated with black tea, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three Chinese black teas will be tasted and discussed.
$101- $200
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