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Sunday, December 17: It;s Not the Food, It's the Fellowship. 10 - 10:45 a.m., Independent Presbyterian Church Highland Hall, 3116 Highland Avenue, Birmingham. Free and all are welcome! For information, call the church at 933-1830.
What are your holiday rituals? Baking cookies, decorating the tree, special music or read-aloud stories, watching It's a Wonderful Life on TV?Why bother with holiday traditions at all? In this funny, affectionate story, Dolores shares the connection between those holiday rituals and the loved ones who will always be a cherished part of our holiday celebration.
The story program is free and all are welcome at Highland Hall, 3116 Highland Avenue, the building next to the main sanctuary of Independent Presbyterian Church. Delicious cookies and punch follow the story, which starts at 10 a.m. Call the church at 933-1830 for information or directions.
Saturday, January 13: Eglamore and Cristobel: A Medieval Love Story.With the music of PanHarmonium. Indiana History Center, downtown Indianapolis. Sponsored by Storytelling Arts of Indiana.
The passionate, surprising story of a devoted knight and a strong woman who fight the random winds of fate that conspire to keep them apart. Would you wait a lifetime for your one true love? Accompanied by medieval music trio PanHarmonium.
Sunday, January 20: A Celebration of American Storytellers in Music, Stories, and Pictures.A concert with the Birmingham Boys Choir. 2:30 - 4 p.m., Indian Springs School Concert Hall, 190 Woodward Drive, Pelham, AL. Tickets are $10. For tickets, click here.
The concerts includes story-songs from the acclaimed Birmingham Boys Choir, the story Juno's Swans from Nebraska writer Bess Aldrich, and a glimpse into the stories behind Norman Rockwell's famed paintings of The Four Freedoms.
Sunday, January 28: It Could Happen! Stories of hope and possibility. Part of the Soup and Stories for the Soul annual event at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, 2061 Kentucky Avenue, Vestavia Hills, AL. 12:15 - 2 p.m. Lunch at 12:15 (tickets are $15), with the story program to follow. For reservations, call the church at 822-9631.
Stories about the junk in the basement, the blissful distraction of an unexpected sunny day, and dreamy childhood summers when anything seemed possible. Bring along a can of soup to help replenish the church's food pantry ministry! All are welcome at this annual event!
Wednesday, February 7: Every Picture Tells a Story - The Storytelling of Norman Rockwell.Gulf Shores Library, Gulf Shores, AL. Free.
Saturday, February 10: In Her Own Fashion - The stories of Ninette Griffith.7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Pike Road Town Hall, 9575 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL. Tickets are $20. For information or tickets, call the Town Hall at 334-272-9883.
Thursday, February 15: Love Stories. 10 - 11 a.m., Bluff Park Shepherd Center, Bluff Park UMC.
Sunday, February 25: A Sweet Strangeness Thrills My Heart ~ The World of Sallie Independence Foster, 1861 - 1887.With the music of Bobby Horton. Festiva Concert Series, Greenwood, SC.
Sallie Independence Foster was 12 years old and living in Florence, Alabama in 1861 when the War Between the States began. She was keeping a diary at the time, and kept on keeping a diary for 26 years. In this performance, storyteller Dolores Hydock and music historian Bobby Horton interweave Sallie’s diary entries with camp songs, popular tunes of the times, and original melodies to tell a funny, touching, and uniquely personal true story of a world of innocence turned upside-down.
Tuesday, March 6:Every Picture Tells a Story ~ The Storytelling of Norman Rockwell.3 - 4 p.m., Kennedy-Douglass Arts Center, Florence, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Florence Study Club and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
Wednesday, March 7: Noon - 1 p.m., Brown Bag Adult Lecture Series, B. B. Comer Library, Sylacauga, AL.
Thursday, March 15:2 - 3 p.m., Childersburg Ladies Book Club, Childersburg, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
Monday, March 26: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Indian Valley Women's Club, Hoover, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
Thursday, April 26:10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Vestavia Hills Public Library.
Friday, April 27:6:30 - 9 p.m., Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL. Ticket infor TBA.