Ron Vance started carving these Bible Sticks about 20 years ago as a hobby. They have allowed him to travel all over the country, sharing the unique story of these carvings. Each Bible Stick, in fine detail, tells a story from the Bible. Ron will pass the carvings around as he speaks, allowing everyone to look at them up close. Please click on the title for more information.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theater company in the heart of downtown Cincinnati's Backstage district. The Company produces classics, the great works, and the works you rarely get a chance to see. These plays are the ones that have stood the test of time. The staging of these plays is thoughtfully crafted to create an engaging experience that will resonate with you, inspire your thoughts, and start conversations.
But plays are only texts without talented theater professionals to reignite them, to invigorate them. Company members include the artistic director, Brian Isaac Phillips, who is responsible for guiding the artistic vision of the theater. Unique to the Cincinnati performing-arts community, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company employs a resident ensemble. Ensemble members are devoted to working with the artistic director to "crack the nut" of each play and reveal the human elements.
Please note- CSC programming is available from Tuesday-Sunday. During the week, morning times are preferable, but afternoons can sometimes be arranged. On the weekends, Saturday afternoon and Sunday evenings are usually available. Please provide a couple options for dates.
IN LOVE WITH SHAKESPEARE
Fall in love with Shakespeare in this comedic showcase of famous Shakespearean love scenes and sonnets. Three professional actors from the Touring Company will bring this amusing, heartwarming, and family-friendly production to your community!
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden presents “ZOO to YOU” slide show program. Knowledgeable volunteer educators present an interesting program often enhanced by “biofacts” which are real life, hands on items like bone, fur, teeth. Program selections are varied and presently include:
1. The History of the Cincinnati Zoo – This has been extremely well received by seniors. It is the story of the Cincinnati Zoo from our doors opening in 1875 through the years of the Opera at the Zoo, the first gorilla in North America and the grand restaurant to growth throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
2. What’s New at the Zoo – This story begins in 2000, where the “History of the Cincinnati Zoo,” slide show ends. We will look at how the Zoo has changed over the past 11 years with new animals, new programs, new exhibits, new buildings and our focus to become the greenest zoo in America.
3. Aquatics: The Watery World – Features animals that live in or near the water
4. Bats: The Flying Mammals – Features one of nature’s most misunderstood animals
5. Cheetahs: A Race for Survival – Features the story of the fastest animal on land and what the Cincinnati Zoo is doing to save them
6. Rhinos: On the Horns of a Dilemma - Features the story of an extremely endangered species and what the Cincinnati Zoo is doing to save them
7. The Elephant: Nature’s Masterpiece – Explore the world of these majestic giants
8. The Botanical Garden – Features the region’s leading botanical garden
9. The Ocean’s Realm – Explore the mysteries of the sea
The ZOO to YOU slide show program is presented in a power point format. Please note that laptop and projector are provided but facility must provide a screen or wall suitable for projection. Facility must provide microphone if needed. Programs are booked no earlier than 6 weeks in advance. This program requires a minimum of 10 audience members.
Dramakinetics is a performing arts program that incorporates music, movement and theatre games. The activities meet the societal, inter-personal and creative levels of BASICS, a biophysical model that supports remaining abilities and caring relationships of the seniors with Alzheimer's-Type Dementia. Though the focus of the program is on performance, residents who feel more comfortable watching are encouraged to be the audience and still receive benefits from the activity. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS FOR SENIORS WITH ALZHEIMER'S TYPE DEMENTIA AND A GROUP SIZE OF UP TO 14 SENIORS DEPENDING ON ABILITIES. STAFF PERSON MUST ACCOMPANY SENIORS FOR ENTIRE PROGRAM.
John has presented at over 500 health care facilities throughout the country. He uses dazzling illusions, incredible juggling, hilarious comedy, live animals and audience participation to enthrall audiences of every age. John delivers a wonderful, inspirational message that real magic is living life to the fullest. Your seniors will be both charmed and challenged by this amazing performance. Great for an intergenerational program.
Special notes for this performer:
1. John will arrive one hour early for set up.
2. A four wheeled flatbed card is needed to transport equiptment.
3. Two 8 ft. cafeteria style tables or an equivalent are preferred. If your faciltiy does not have these, please let him know so that he can coordinate with you as to what would work.
Janet shares her love of travel in every lively presentation she gives. Her audiences are swept away on a virtual journey to places they may only have dreamed of visiting. They learn about the country and its culture while viewing dramatic photos. During a "trip" with Janet, the routine and challenges of daily living fade away and are replaced by the joy of learning...and the thrill of being transported to places where new and unusual things stimulate curiosity and interest. (Preferable for a large group.)
Janet's travelogs are generated by her MacBook Pro laptop computer, which inputs images and sound to your flat screen TV (42" or larger) through an HDMI cable (which Janet provides). Alternatively, she can connect her laptop to your video projector (facility must provide), via your cables, provided that a member of your staff does the hookup and testing when Janet arrives onsite.
Please note that, because of other commitments, Janet is available only during the second half of each month.
Janet offers 9 programs to choose from:
Bingo is a favorite among all ages. Music Bingo is no exception. Instead of calling numbers, Dale plays songs by various popular artists that your seniors will know and enjoy. With professional DJ experience since 1979, Dale has thousands of songs at his fingertips. The artist's picture appears on the provided bingo cards. In addition, they assist participants by holding up an enlarged picture of the artist. This interactive program is sure to get your seniors reminiscing and singing along. Themed programs are also available. Facilities are asked to provide the bingo covers. Please let Grace know if you provide bingo prizes. If not, Dale will provide them. Dale will also need an electrical outlet and a table to set up his laptop and speakers. Dale is available from May 10th thru January 10th.
Dale also offers: Music Bingo with TV themes and Music Bingo with Movie Themes.
Please specify which program you prefer when booking.
The 2012 program is called "Winter Celebration around the World” and includes dances from "Nutckracker", Neopolitan dance from "Swan Lake", Kitri Variation from "Don Quixote" and several contemporary dances.
This program is available for bookings on Friday, December 14th after 5 pm, December 15 after 2 pm, or December 16 any time
This program is a performance from The Cincinnati Dance Academy students. Children range in ages from 3-16 years.
Required for this program- dressing room close to performance area and seating for parents that will be bringing their children.
Take your seniors back in time for this entertaining Red Skelton program. Jennings Barnett will delight your audience with his Red Skelton performance using characters, skits and pantomimes in this family oriented show as he honors his own childhood hero, Mr. Skelton.
This program provides basic information about the flying mammals that live among us, bats. Participants will meet a live Big Brown Bat and learn the importance of this creature in our envioronment. We will compare myths and fears with the realities. This program is best with a smaller group.