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FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) FROM GREEN TO GENE: THE RE-CREATION OF OUR FOOD Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment
Join Gary Feldman for an eye-opening program about GMO (genetically modified organism) food – not created by Mother Nature. Learn vital facts about GMOs and the fundamental differences between conventional, organic and GMO food. Are your shopping carts being filled with GMO food? Know how to decipher the foods that contain GMOs. Gary will explain the correlation between today’s food system and our health and the well-being of all life on earth. Be empowered by this life-sustaining information. Gary teaches about nutritional supplements, food, the ecosystem and sustainable living. He was an innovator in the nutritional supplement field with a first of its kind retail catalog of name-brand vegetarian supplements and cruelty-free personal care products.
$201- $350
Cain, Ron Ron Cain's Olymp-Trick Games Magic Show Health & Fitness- Sports,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Central New York magician Ron Cain takes young readers on an imaginary journey to ancient Greece. His Olymp-Trick Games Magic Show highlights the 2016 summer reading program theme, On Your Mark, Get Set. . . READ! The 45-minute program combines an Olympic-style emphasis on sports with Greek myths and legends. Cain tells the audience he needs help finding the ultimate champion of his Olymp-Trick Games. The contenders are Greek gods, goddesses and heroes. Each must perform a magic trick related to an Olympic event. Children volunteer to play the contestants during the show. Will Heracles (Hercules) best everyone in illusions involving feats of strength? Is Artemis faster at sleight-of-hand than her twin brother, Apollo? Can greedy King Midas magically win the gold in any event? Cain is a former history teacher who recently traveled to Greece to visit Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The ancient Greeks valued physical fitness and sports, which prompted them to create the Olympic Games more than 2,700 years ago. They also were great thinkers and writers. Cain hopes his show will inspire young people to visit their local library to read about Greek history and mythology.
$201- $350
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
Bierko, Scott Beth & Scott's Nutrition Mission Health & Fitness- Sports,
Life Skills- Food,
Music
“Nutrition Mission” is a forty-five minute musical program featuring a balanced portion of healthy, scientific facts plus a generous helping of music, humor and participation. The students love the Puffball-Snowball Fight, developed by a leading childhood expert and stories like “The Carrot Seed”. They also love seeing their parents or teachers on stage during the blues-inspired, “Five Fruits”. Plenty of audience interactivity make this show a five-star, can’t miss event! The main "ingredients" or themes are: 1. To find balance in our food choices 2. To eat five servings of fruits and vegetables per day 3. To drink more water 4. To participate in fun, healthy exercise (one hour/day) 5. To eat more locally grown foods 6. To limit snacks and sugary sweets & drinks 7. To eat more whole grains 8. To talk more about nutrition and wellness with their families
$351- $500
Levin, Ira and Julia Eat Real Food! Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A partipatory program that places you in the middle of a Veggie Western as Billy (a kid!) faces a brussel sprout at high noon. Sing! Sing! with the Coconut King and be inspired to East Real Food - all with a healthy dose of nutritional humor that will encourage everyone to gather together in the heart of the house - The Kitchen.
$351- $500
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Electric Shock! Neuroscience for Everyone Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
This course is taught with a lecture and lab component. During lecture, students learn about the organization of the nervous system, synaptic transmission, neurotransmitters, and ionic basis for action potentials. These are basic foundations for the science of neurophysiology, which we will be practicing using hands on methods. The lab component involves recording action potentials in real time from an insect, and analysis of the recording to interpret results. Robotic control of an insect using neural circuits and a cell phone usually interest the most hard core bored students! The goal of the class is to interest students in neural circuits and neuroscience! This program is suitable for the 2017 summer reading program.
$201- $350
Singer, Lauren DANCE AROUND THE WORLD (MOMMY AND ME for BABIES) Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Bond with your baby, 0-18 months, and dance together in this exciting rhythm, music and movement class designed just for babies and caregiver. Music from all over the world will engage babies as well as adults. Dance, play shakers, move with scarves and rhythm touch in this playful group experience. This is a great way for new mothers to get moving again and meet other caregivers. Have a memorable time while introducing infants to authentic world music, rhythm and the joys of movement.
$101- $200
Penske, Tara Aromatherapy 101 Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Learn how easy it is to create safe and effective natural products from essential oils. Aromatherapy 101 introduces you to the basics of what essential oils are and how to use them. Blend and create your own essential oils to make scented lotions and hand scrubs that will make you feel great and smell terrific! All participants leave with their own products and recipes. Give as a gift or keep for yourself! (Tweens, Teens and Adults) $200
$101- $200
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Teas from Other Origins Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Tea was traditionally grown in China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka and Taiwan, but today it is grown around the world. During this interactive seminar, we will explore several black teas from origins outside of the traditional tea-producing countries. Learn what distinguishes these black teas 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 and discussed, which may include those from Nepal, Java, Kenya, Vietnam, or other origins.
$101- $200
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) PRESCRIPTION FOR FOOD Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Life Skills- Food
Learn to recreate the course of your health and longevity. Gary will explain the correlation between today’s food system and the degradation of our well-being. Synthetic and chemical-laden food is not the recipe for sustainability. Learn the Rx for food so you will know how to avoid chemicals, additives, and synthetics by recognizing them on labels when shopping the grocery aisles. Find out strategies for deciphering what is not disclosed on the labels (GMOs). Learn to decode produce stickers. Come away understanding how to identify the food categories and choose wisely. Gary teaches about nutritional supplements, food, the ecosystem and sustainable living. He was an innovator in the nutritional supplement field with a first of its kind retail catalog of name-brand vegetarian supplements and cruelty-free personal care products.
$201- $350
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