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Sunday, January 21: 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 concert 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, email bobarb@ bellsouth.net.
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.
A voice of silk and chiffon… A spirit of brass and iron... A woman who was 95 years old and ready to tell all!
In Her Own Fashion tells the funny, irreverent, true story of Ninette Griffith, who was Fashion Coordinator for Loveman's Department Store in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1950s and 1960s, a time when the downtown department store was a temple of style and fashion. Smart, sassy, ambitious, and unflinchingly honest, Ninette was an elegantly independent woman whose life unfolds in these stories of reckless romance, celebrity hi-jinks, fashion disasters, and the adventures of a life cut from a pattern of her own design.
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: It Could Happen! Stories of hope and possibilities.Noon - 1 p.m., Brown Bag Adult Lecture Series, B. B. Comer Library, Sylacauga, AL.
Thursday, March 15: Fools for Love ~ Fads and Fancies of Regency England. 2 - 3 p.m., Childersburg Ladies Book Club. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation. Meeting is at the First Baptist Church of Childersburg.
Wednesday, March 20:Noon - 2 p.m., Bluff Parl UMCk Childersburg Ladies Book Club, Childersburg, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
Thursday, April 26:It's the Little Things ~ Five small objects that connect our world with the Dutch Golden Age.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.
Friday - Saturday, May 18 - 19:Shoals Storytelling Festival, Shoals Theater in downtown Florence, AL.