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The events listed in gold are open to the public.
Thursday, October 19: Private event.
Friday, October 20: Stories for UAB Look AHEAD Volunteer Appreciation luncheon.
Sunday, October 22: Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood Luncheon.
Thursday, October 26: In Her Own Fashion. Women's Professional Forum, Greensboro, NC.
Friday - Saturday, October 27 - 28:Selma Tale Tellin', Carneal Cultural Arts Center, 3 Church Street, Selma, AL. Featuring storytellers Dovie Thomason, Wanda Johnson, and Dolores Hydock, plus local tellers. Swappin' Ground at 6 p.m., Storytelling at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $15 at the door. For information, call 334-412-8052 or visit www.artsrevive.com/events or click here.
Saturday, October 28:Angels in our Lives. Women's Retreat, Asbury UMC, Birmingham, AL.
Monday, October 30: Learning New Things.Alexander City Horizons.
Wednesday, November 1:Changing Over Time.Noon - 1 p.m., Adult Lecture Series, B. B. Comer Library, Sylacauga, AL.
The first Sunday in November is when clocks "fall" back one hour, so we already know about one kind of "time change." But there's another kind of "time change," too, and it will be the theme of the closing session of the Adult Lecture Series at B. B. Comer Library in Sylacauga. The title of this fall's series has been "Time Slips Away," and as it slips by, time changes us and changes what seems important to us.
The program on November 1st includes two stories from wise and wonderful writers, who understand how time -- and experience -- change us and help us see things in a new way. In the Bess Aldrich story "The Victory of Connie Lee," a woman has to decide what truly makes life rich: material wealth or love and connection. And we usher in the holiday season with Tom Bodett's story, "Norman's Thanksgiving," a reminder of the new roles life asks us to play as "time slips away."
Thursday, November 2: Soldiers in Greasepaint - USO Camp Show Entertainers of WWII.F3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Fayette Music Club, Fayette, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
Sunday, November 5: Time + Change2 - 3:30 p.m., Birmingham Botanical Gardens Lecture Hall. Tickets are $20, available at bbgardens.org/southern-tales or 205-414-3950.
Funny, touching, true stories about time and change -- the way the passage of time helps us see ourselves, and the world around us, in a slightly different way. Tick, tick, tick...
Monday, November 6: Southern Comfort in a Cast-Iron Skillet.6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Albert L. Scott Public Library, 100 9th Street NW, Alabaster, AL. Free and all are welcome.
As Thanksgiving approaches, food traditions take center stage. Is it just not Thanksgiving without cornbread dressing? Waldorf salad? Green bean casserole with crunchy fried onions on top? Here's a collection of stories about the power of those traditional foods that have a special place in our hearts and memories.
Tuesday, November 7: Through the Back Door - The Music That Bridged the Bayou.9:45 - 10:45 a.m., Alabaster Senior Center, Alabaster, AL.
Sunday, November 12: It Could Happen! Stories of Hope and Possibilities.2 - 4 p.m., Black Box Theatre, 104 Mildred Street, Columbiana, AL. Sponsored by the Shelby County Arts Council. Ticket info TBA.
Monday, November 13: Starch in Their Petticoats ~ True Stories of Strong Women Who Settled the West.11:15 - 12:15, St. Mary's on the Highlands Episcopal Church, 1910 12th Avenue South, Birmingham. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
Monday, November 13: PEO Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL.
Monday, November 13: Metro Dinner Club.
Tuesday, November 14: Jefferson County Master Gardeners Graduation Dinner.
Thursday, November 16: Soldiers in Greasepaint ~ USO Camp Show Entertainers of WWII. 11 a.m. - noon, South Roebuck Baptist Church Seniors. Free; sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation. South Roebuck Baptist Church, 501 Mountain Drive, Birmingham.
Thursday, November 16: A Christmas Memory. Monroe County Courthouse, Monroeville, AL.Part of the Monroe County Heritage Museum's Fruitcake Festival.
Saturday - Sunday, November 18-19: Silence ~ The Adventure of a Medieval Warrior Woman.Red Mountain Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham, AL. With the music of PanHarmonium. Shows at 7:30 on Saturday, November 18 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 19. Ticket info TBA.
Storyteller Dolores Hydock and medieval music trio PanHarmonium interweave story and song in this wickedly funny, plot-twisting tale of greed, desire, deceit, revenge, and the rewards of finding your true voice. “Silence” tells the story of a girl raised as a boy to protect her inheritance, since women were not allowed to inherit property in the England of the day. At crucial points in her life, the story’s clever heroine – a kind of 13th century Annie Oakley – must choose the weapon with which she’ll face the world: a jeweled sword or a sewing needle. Which would you choose?
Storyteller Dolores Hydock, in the spirit, costume, and voice of a wily old crone, serves as the narrator who freely expresses her opinions as she spins the tale. With hurdy-gurdy, harp, lute, viols, and other curious instruments of the time, the musicians of PanHarmonium – David Cantrell, Susan Marchant, and Gilbert Ritchie – add haunting melodies and exuberant songs to this funny, surprising, and amazingly contemporary story.
Shows are Saturday, November 18th, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 19th, at 2 p.m. The Red Mountain Cabaret Theatre is located at 301 19th Street North. On evenings and weekends, there's free meter street parking, and free parking in the ParkRite deck at the corner of 4th Avenue North and 19th Street.
Monday, November 20: Southern Comfort in a Cast-Iron Skillet. 6 - 7 p.m., Gardendale Public Library. Free and all are welcome.
As Thanksgiving approaches, food traditions take center stage. Is it just not Thanksgiving without cornbread dressing? Waldorf salad? Green bean casserole with crunchy fried onions on top? Join storyteller Dolores Hydock for stories about the power of those traditional foods that have a special place in our hearts and memories.
Wednesday, November 29: It's the Little Things - Five small objects that connect our world with the Dutch Golden Age. 6 - 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, downtown Birmingham. Free and all are welcome.
Friday, December 1: Jingle All the Way ~ Stories and Songs of the Season. 6:30 - 9 p.m., Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL. Stories by Dolores Hydock, music by Bobby Horton. Ticket info TBA.
Saturday, December 2: My Summer with Dr. Ruth.AAUW chapter Christmas luncheon.
Sunday, December 3: A Christmas Memory.3 - 4 p.m., Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place, downtown Birmingham. Free.
Monday, December 4: Christmas Stories. 11 a.m. - noon, Homewood Senior Center Christmas luncheon.
Tuesday, December 5: Christmas Stories.10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Shades Valley Presbyterian Church Women Christmas luncheon, 2305 Montevallo Road, Mountain Brook. All are welcome to attend. The service and program are in the sanctuary from 10:30 - 11:30, with the luncheon to follow in the Fellowship Hall. For information or lunch reservations, call the church at 871-7309.
Thursday, December 7: Stories of the Season. New Horizons luncheon.
Sunday, December 10:Jingle All the Way ~ Stories and Songs of the Season. Stories by Dolores Hydock, music by Bobby Horton. 2 - 4 p.m., Black Box Theatre, 104 Mildred Street, Columbiana. Sponsored by the Shelby County Arts Council. Ticket info TBA.
Sunday, December 17: Christmas Stories.10- 10:45 a.m., Independent Presbyterian Church Great Hall, 3100 Highland Avenue, Birmingham. For information, call the church at 933-1830.
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 28: Soup and Stories for the Soul.12:15 - 2 p.m., Vestavia Hills Methodist Church.
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.