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Category
Description
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Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Herbal Tisanes I Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Are you caffeine-sensitive? Not to worry. Expand your repetoire of herbal tisanes beyond chamomile and peppermint with the unique, healthy and delicious herbals: Rooibos & Honeybush. Learn what distinguishes herbal tisanes from true teas, the healthy nutrients that exist in these herbals and their health benefits, and the history and culture surrounding these two herbs from South Africa. Three herbal tisanes will be tasted and discussed.
$101- $200
Nesteruk, Donna Sound Meditation and Guided Imagery Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Quartz crystal bowls resonate at frequencies that produce powerful sound waves. These vibrations produce the energetic sounds that manifest the crystalline structure of the bowls themselves. The bowl sound may resonate in a uniquely harmonious fashion with the human body since our healthy human tissues are more crystalline than fluid in nature.  The bowls also resonate with the human voice.  The sounds permeate our systems, resonating with our essence, so that inner chaos, conflict, and dissonance seem almost immediately to be transformed into harmony. Other meditative sounds are also combined during this session to create a restorative and relaxing experience. Guided imagery is a conscious, intentional use of your imagination, which accesses your sub-conscious mind via sensory images.  Because our bodies cannot distinguish the difference between reality and fiction, sensory images evoke the same chemical and physiological reactions, as do real events.  Benefits: ~By imagining scenes that produce serenity, immunity is bolstered and stress hormones are reduced.  ~Listening to music also assists in a more effective imagery session. ~ Chemical reactions have a direct and positive affect on the immune system as modulation of neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and messenger molecules are occurring within the body.
$201- $350
Giouvalakis, Kathy OREO DIRT CAKE Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
This is a hand’s on class where each participant will make dirt cake. This is a delicious treat! No Baking Required!
$201- $350
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
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) UNDERSTANDING HOW TO BUY NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
All supplements are not created equal. Learn the vitally important differences between synthetic and whole food supplements. Gary Feldman will share nutritional supplement trade information and teach you how to better understand ingredient labels. Learn about additives and colors that are allergens, fillers and binders, GMO ingredients, pharmaceutical grade and standardized supplements. Find out the origins of many vitamins, minerals and other supplements and how various forms are assimilated. Learn how particular supplements, such as vitamin E and A, are singled out for health studies that you hear about in the news media. Become a savvy consumer when choosing supplements. Gary was an innovator in the nutritional supplement and personal care product field with a first of its kind retail mail-order catalog of name-brand vegetarian nutritional supplements and cruelty-free personal care products.
$201- $350
Feingold, Richard Travel to Cuba History,
Life Skills- Finance,
Other
Recent changes by the Obama administration now make it legal to travel to Cuba under “People to People” tours. We will discuss the recent diplomatic changes between Cuba and the United States (the Cuban Thaw), arranging a visit to Cuba, pre-revolutionary Cuban history, the Ernest Hemingway tourist sites, Cuban baseball, classic Cuban music, world renowned Cuban cigars, and places to stay and eat. to stay and eat and the unique Cuban economic system. Rick Feingold, published travel writer for Boston Herald and Christian Science Monitor. He has traveled to Cuba seven times since 2001 and lectured at the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Cuban-American baseball. MBA, Penn State University. BA, Rutgers University.
$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
LaFera, Leah Etsy Success Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Etsy is a marketplace where creative entrepreneurs can sell their goods to people around the world. With over 18 years of small business and teaching experience I can teach anyone to set-up their own Etsy shop! I am a certified Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship trainer and have taught both business and hands-on craft programs at public libraries in upstate New York. As of the Fall of 2015 I am now offering a 3 hour Etsy Success Workshop to libraries, colleges, and community organizations. In this program participants will learn how to choose a shop name, get their products found in a search, photograph products, and price and ship items. Participants will leave the class with their shop started and with the tools to fully open their shop when they are ready. This program would be a great addition to your series of business classes or as part of your organizations computer class offerings. This class is for adults who make creative items or collect vintage items 20 years or older.
$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 IRISH SODA BREAD Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Learn how to make a simple, delicious, traditional Irish Soda Bread. Each participant will make their own and bring it home to bake. This can be a community service program.
$201- $350
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