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Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher

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Logo created by Paloma Mood, FAD PAD Student, age 10.

Listen to Logan Vincent, a talented Laney college student
whom Mary Ellen has known since his pre-school days, interview Headmistress ME about her Stariwtz class.

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FAD PAD Enrichment After School Classes for Summer/Fall 2022

Monday Drama Day- storytelling, theater games, puppets, singing, movement, costumes
Monday classes are from 3:00/15-6:00 for 13 weeks and the fee is $780 + $20= $800.
August 29-December 12, 2022 (no classes 9/5, 10/10 and 11/21)

Tuesday BOT BOT Day - hand sewing, gardening, games, food tasting and crafts.
Tuesday classes are from 3:00/15-6:00 for 15 weeks and the fee is $900 + $20= $920.
August 30-December 13, 2022 (no class 11/22)

Wednesday Starwitz - delving into the magical world of Harry Potter, Book 3
Wednesday classes are from 2:14/30-5:30 for 15 weeks and the fee is $900 + $20= $920.
August 31-December 14, 2022 (no class 11/23)



Thursday and Friday there are No Classes

K-5th graders and 8 students maximum and 4 minimum.

Choose preferred classes, then contact Mary Ellen to make sure there are openings.

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All camps are from 9:30 to 3:30 for K through 5th grades, $100 per day.

Harvest Fest: September 5, Monday
Harvest, taste and plant herbs, create herbal sachet, make herbal sun tea.

Trash to Treasures Day: September 16, Friday
Create amazing art from recycled and old stuff!

Fall Fun Day: October 10, Monday
Harvest, eat and plant seeds, bake an autumn fruity crumble, make fall garden creation.

Harry Potter Fall Fun: November 11, Friday
Attend potions, divination and charms classes, spider hunt and act out your favorite Harry Potter scenes.

Appreciation Days: November 21, Monday; 22, Tuesday; 23, Wednesday
Make name cards for Thanksgiving feast, make cards for Alameda Food Bank, bake apple crisp, create gratitude bags, crack nuts, plant and take home flower bulbs.

Winter Wonders: December 19-23, Monday- Friday
Create magical sun decorations, holiday cards, make dream pillows, get garden ready for winter crops, bake holiday treats.

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Adoptees Connecting Club (ACC)
8 Saturdays ~ $800
October 1, November 5, December 3, 2022
Jan 28, Feb 25, March 25, April 22, May 20, 2023

1:00pm - 5:00pm

This session is for adopted children who want to share and explore their adoption in a supportive and playful way with other adoptees.
All members will have many opportunities to celebrate their particular life journey as an adopted person
through various art and craft forms: writing, drawing, storytelling, creative visualization and drama.
Mary Ellen was adopted as an infant and has been exploring adoption in various creative ways for many years.

Fee: $800

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OUR 12th FAD PAD Season of Summer Fun!

M - F, 9:30a-3:30p
Ages 6-12
Eight children max, 4 min

Session 9: August 1-5 + Gardening and Cooking Camp *organic and vegetarian*

Come explore Mary Ellen's big, beautiful, magical backyard!

Session 10: August 8-12 + BOTBOT Camp a bit of this and a bit of that
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Mary Ellen Hill Summer 2021 Favorite Pics
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BOT BOT 2 Camp 2021
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BOT BOT 7 Camp 2021
Mary Ellen Hill Bot Bot 8 Camp
BOT BOT 8 Camp 2021
Mary Ellen Hill STARWITZ 1 Camp 2021
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STARWITZ 3 Camp 2021

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I would be delighted to offer storytelling to enhance your next Zoom meeting, party, celebration, and/or family gathering!
Please contact me to help you create a tailor made performance specific to your needs.

Earth Day Virtual Celebration
Featuring Mary Ellen Hill,
Led by Pastor Laurie Manning
April 22, 2020
Skyline Community Church of Oakland, CA.

Great Books About Our Precious, Unique & Beautiful Home, Earth!
Mary Ellen's Suggested Bibliography

Mary Ellen is happily accepting donations in support of her work as a Storyteller for 30 years!

*There are 4 ways to make a donation*

1. Make a check out to and mail it to: Mary Ellen Hill, 7548 Circle Hill Drive, Oakland, CA 94605.
2. Use your own Pay Pal account and pay under the family and friends button to mehstories@netzero.com.
3. Use VENMO on your phone. I am listed as Mary Ellen Hill @ MaryEllen-Hill-4.
    There is also a photo of me that is the same photo that is on the homepage of my website, 510-219-3474.
4. PayPal

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Supporting creativity, joy and love of Earth for over 30 years!


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For all ages and occasions.
Multicultural folktales, creation myths, and fairy tales.
My speciality is:
We Are the Stars That Sing: The Story of The Universe
A magical weaving of science and myth.

Mary Ellen Hill Story
For ages 5 to 12.
Grades K- 6th grade
Innovative and exciting classes and camps
in a homey setting.
School holidays and summer schedule.

Homeschool Classes
For ages 5 to 12.
Grades K- 6th grade
Specifically designed for homeschool students.
Hands on learning in a small group setting.
Weekday classes.


Adoptees Connecting ACC
For ages 6 to 14.
Clubs and camps for adopted children
who want to share being an adoptee
in a safe, supportive and playful setting.
Saturdays once a month and a summer camp.

Adoptees Connecting

After-school Enrichment Classes
For ages 5 to 12.
Grades K- 6th grade
Drama, Starwitz, Cooking,
Gardening, Art and Sewing after-school
classes at the FAD PAD and at local schools.

After School

Classes and Retreats for Adults
Adults of all ages.
Tailored designed to meet
your personal, school or business interest.
Weekdays and weekends.

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Oakland, California, USA, North American Continent, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe
Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher

Telephone 510-219-3474
Email mehstories@netzero.com

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