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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bram, Lance Career & resume workshop Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other
Learn how to create a concise targeted resume that will stand out! In addition, guided discussions about potential career direction if starting over. Bring in your resume on a USB or in printed form.
Up to $100
Foxx, Pat Knitting for Tweens Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Tweens will learn an easy approach to the basic stitches of knitting. This program is best in a series, so they can practice at home and return for help or further instruction. Goal is to make a Scarf. Materials provided.
$101- $200
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) ARE WE PART OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST EXPERIMENT? History,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
This program will focus on corporate monopolies, biotechnology, big pharma, and what we are told by the media. Find out how all living things, through corporate ownership, are becoming what is called “intellectual property.” You will be surprised to learn what corporation governs our daily existence. Discover how the most powerful biotech corporations are transforming our food supply. Learn how bills such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and The DARK Act could change life, as we know it. We will discuss what all this has to do with our freedom, and positive things we can do.
$201- $350
Visco, Christopher Fake News vs Real News: Determining the truth Life Skills- Other,
Media- Other,
Other
Many people can’t tell the difference between a reported news article, a persuasive opinion piece, and a corporate ad. This lack of media literacy makes everyone vulnerable to getting duped by “fake news” - which can have real consequences. Most people use the web every day — shouldn’t we expect them to do better at interpreting what they read there? This presentation will have explore the many tools that can be used to search for the truth
$101- $200
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Candle Dipping Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn to dip candles just like Laura Ingalls did in Little House on the Prairie. Participants are able to choose wax colors, scents, and shapes of candles, and may choose to hand dip or use candle molds. Candles are made from 100% vegetable based waxes with the exception of beeswax. This program can be tailored for young and old audiences alike, and is GREAT FUN! May run over an hour with larger groups, plan accordingly. Please email me with Programs in the subject line with any questions to be added to my live booking link. This program is focused on building a sustainable future and is suitable for the 2019 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Giouvalakis, Kathy CHINESE CHICKEN DUMPLINGS (Chinese New Year in February) Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
After a demonstration participant’s will prepare all the ingredients and then use dumpling wrappers to create delicious Asian dumplings. The participants will bring them home in a tin to cook at home.
$201- $350
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Take Flight! Life Skills- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn how to fold your own world-class paper airplanes! We supply the preprinted paper. We explain what keeps airplanes in the air and the science of flight with visual aids. Demonstration of different types of flying objects such as airplanes and balloons. Target age is 7 to teen; younger children may participate with parental help and guidance.
Up to $100
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Wild Foods History,
Life Skills,
Nature
The Native Americans used a hunter-gatherer model for centuries before agriculture was brought to their land. They knew how to find and prepare many foods from the wild, foods that still exist and are readily available today. Would you survive a natural disaster, war, or zombie apocalypse? This program will show you the plants that are in your own backyard that you can survive on, even in winter. Patrons will handle real native plants and learn when, where, and how to locate them. They will be able to taste wild foods during and after the program. Based on Euell Gibbons book “Stalking the Wild Asparagus. Please email me with Programs in the subject line with any questions and to be added to my live booking link and visual catalog.
$101- $200
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) SHOPPING WITH YOUR HEART Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals
Gary Feldman, consumer food educator, will share his knowledge of animal welfare certifications and help you to SHOP as HUMANELY and sustainably as possible. Find out how to navigate through today’s confusing food labels for dairy, eggs, meat, poultry, etc. Learn the meaning of FREE RANGE, PASTURE RAISED, GRASS FED, ORGANIC and much more. Learn what symbols and terms to look for, and how to decipher true verifications from false claims. Gary will show you the correlation between FACTORY FARMS and today’s superbug epidemic, and also give solid tips for avoiding it. Discover why and how agricultural laws are created for corporations.
$201- $350
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Growing Citrus in New England Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening
Houseplants are a fun hobby, but most have no food value. What if you could grow citrus plants like lemons, oranges, and limes right in your living room? Learn how to grow citrus, as well as bananas, pomegranates, olives, coffee, and even vanilla orchids and other spices at home. Learn what plants are hardy in your USDA zone, and whether or not they are self-pollinating or require a second plant. Participants take home an exotic plant of their choice, the last program received Arabica coffee plants. This program pairs well with Bob Flowerdew’s book “No Work Garden.” Please email me with Programs in the subject line with any questions and to be added to my live booking link and visual catalog.
$101- $200
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