YOU HEARD what they're saying about EVE's programs, workshops and classes?
Tomasch of the Steamship W.G. Mather Museum recommends EVE
AMERICA: 50 STATES IN 40 MINUTES OR LESS
Mary Arnold (Public
Service Supervisor, Maple Hts. Library, Maple Hts., Ohio), "Great
entertaining program in support of our summer reading theme."
BEST SONGS I NEVER SANG
During the February 1, 2009 performance at the North Ridgeville Library,
one audience member reported that he "... must have crushed my wife's
hand at least five times ... " as he got wrapped up in the emotions
of the lyrics.
SCARS: STORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR
Karen Sigsworth (North Ridgeville Library, North Ridgeville, Ohio), "Very
well done. Kept audience attention. Good for youth and adults."
FACES AND PLACES
Frances Zingales (Teacher, Holy Cross School, Euclid, Ohio), "Very
professional, enthusiastic and entertaining! While all enjoyed [the] program
and were inspired by it, teachers enjoyed it most!"
DONAHEYS:POLITICIANS AND ARTISTS
Fred Miller (Tuscarawas Historical Society, New Philadelphia, Ohio), The
program "...fulfilled our requirements to the 'T' " and the
audience "... enjoyed the transitions from the eras -- well done."
GREAT LAKES STORIES
"I didn't even
have a chance to yawn during your presentation!" -- audience member
at the Lorain County Historical Society presentation on May 19, 2004.
Specialist, Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland, Ohio), "Your Great Lakes
stories were well-varied and appropriate for this mixed-age audience.
The four children in the audience obviously enjoyed it as much as did
the adults. Ending with Erie Mary was spot-on!"
Anita Bertin deGreen (Holy Spirit Guild, Avon Lake, Ohio), wrote, "What
a thoroughly entertaining evening! We learned - while we laughed - about
the "great" Great Lakes Ladies (and now I know why you're in
such demand around town ... ) Thanks so much for "reading" to
our Guild ladies."
Patricia Malloy (Linwood
Park Cottage Association) wrote that this "... was an educational
look at lighthouse keepers from decades ago. It was appropriate for all
ages. Informative and lighthearted."
GATEWOOD: OHIO'S LEGENDARY HIKER
Westlake Community Services Center's Program Planner Jennifer
Yoo's follow-up letter about the program.
Magic" is a one-act play about Grandma Gatewood written by Kelly
Boyer Sagert. It premiered on August 24, 2013 at the Trail Magic Festival
at TrueNorth Cultural Arts in Sheffield Village.
THE PEOPLE: CLARISSA MARKS
Angie McKitrick (Fourth grade teacher; Prospect School, Elyria, Ohio),
"Superb! The kids enjoyed it and [the performance] allowed them to
see in what ways they could present information on their women [that]
they will be researching. ...[The program] provided historic info that
was fitting with curriculum and gave students a model for oral presentations."
THE PEOPLE: THE OHIO PIONEERS
Third Grade Teachers (Taft Elementary School, Lakewood, Ohio), "Just
by reading the children's faces during the program and seeing their enthusiasm
told me they enjoyed it thoroughly." "I found this to be a very
high-caliber production that was keyed at just the right pitch for our
Karen S. Talbot (Adult Reference Librarian, Maple Hts. Library, Maple
Hts., Ohio), "Ms. Higgins was animated and engrossing in her storytelling.
The audience seemed to appreciate learning new stories about little known
historical figures. The participants were very positive in their comments
about Ms. Higgins."
Rolliston (President, Western Reserve Civil War Roundtable), "Bette
Lou knows her subject well and was able to claim people's interest through
her delightful story telling of historical events. This could of been
dry and too factual, but our speaker was able to capture the audience's
attention. Well done!!"
Nan Livergood (Program Chair, Fourthurs Club, Elyria, Ohio), "We
enjoyed the dramatics... We enjoyed her (Bette Lou) as much as the program
Orseno (Program Chair, St. Peter's United Church Of Christ, Amherst, Ohio),
"Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your presentation! You are animated
an enthusiastic and those qualities transfer to your audience!"
Laurie Kortowich (Lifestyle
Director; Pioneer Ridge By Del Webb), I have hired Bette Lou to
perform her Ohio Haunted Stories at Pioneer Ridge by Del Webb, an active
adult community. Her performance was extremely well-received and highly
entertaining. I enjoy working with Bette Lou and know it will always be
a class act!
OF GHOSTS AND MONSTERS
(based on AMERICAN SPIRITS AND MY FAVORITE MONSTERS)
Shirley Mann, Huron
Library Head of Adult Services, "The program was exactly what I wanted."
PEOPLE IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES: STORIES FROM W.W.II
Amy Trotter (Program Director, Ritter Library, Vermilion, Ohio), "It
Paula Reed (Director of Education, Western Reserve Historical Society),
"One of the 'most beloved programs' produced at the Historical Society."
Mary Ann Little (Council of Women's Organizations; Erie, PA), "It
was a wonderful presentation! ... we truly enjoyed the stories Betty Lou
(sic) presented! ... We liked her big book! ... it was wonderful. The
audience was very engaged!
HO, HO AND A BOTTLE OF RUM
Jane Barthels of the American Association of University Women when asked
what part of the program would she like to change, responded: "Don't
tamper with it!"
CAN'T PLAY BALL IN A SKIRT!
Sherry Maier (Adult Programmer, MLJ-Hardin Library, Kenton, Ohio), "It
was perfect. Just what I was hoping for. Very entertaining & informative!...
Jan Vetrhus (Bicentennial Committee, Madison, Indiana), "Any community
is lucky to have you working with them!"
Community College Encore Classes:
Student evaluation: "It was as if I went to 'Story time' for seniors,
she (Bette Lou) is a "one woman show" an worth the price of
Great Lakes Stories
Student evaluation: The classes "... are spellbinding!"
From Sea To Shining
Sea (American History)
(student) evaluation: "I always hated history and never did
well. I am now taking my second history class by choice & thoroughly
enjoying it. Bette Lou Higgins makes history come alive!"
* "An interesting
and fun class, as usual."
* "She's outstanding! Excellent topics, research, presentation --
would sign up for her classes in a heart-beat."
* The classes "...
were interesting, reminiscent, some great trivia. But it was the teacher
who made the class. She was dynamic, energetic, spunky, extremely knowledgeable."
* "The teacher was so enthusiastic & animated -- this
was a wonderful experience."
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