upcoming events


If you'd like to be on Dolores' e-mail list for a personal reminder about upcoming story and theatre performances, send your e-mail address to Dolores at dolores@storypower.org

    The events listed in yellow below are open to the public. 

 

NOVEMBER 2019

  • Wednesday, November 13: It's Not the Food, It's the Fellowship. Noon - 1 p.m., Fayette Public Library, 326 Temple Avenue North, Fayette, AL. Free. Light lunch starts at noon; the program follows, starting around 12:20. All are welcome!

    Start off the holiday season with stories about, well, the food, the fellowship, and the crazy rituals that we somehow return to year after year when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around. The folks at the Fayette Library make this a fun and festive time, with a casual lunch at noon.

  • Thursday, November 21: Thanksgiving stories. Shades Crest Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL.

  • Thursday, November 21: Abundant Blessings and The Magic Pan. New Era Club, Birmingham, AL.


DECEMBER 2019

  • Tuesday, December 3: Christmas stories. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, 2305 Montevallo Road, Mountain Broook, AL. Part of the Presbyterian Women of the church Christmas luncheon. The service (which includes the story) is free and all are welcome to attend. There is a small charge for lunch, if you'd like to join us. Just call the church office at 205-871-7309 and let them know you'll be there!

  • Thursday, December 5: Christmas stories. Savantes Club, Birmingham, AL.

  • Friday, December 6: Jingle All the Way: Bicentennial Edition! ~ Songs, Stories, and Sing-alongs. With the music of Bobby Horton. 6:30 - 9 p.m. Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL. Tickets are $25, including an hors d'oeuvres buffet before the show. Tickets available here; reservations needed by December 5th.

    Alabama's Bicentennial year comes to a close with Christmas stories from two of Alabama's most beloved, world-famous writers and storytellers: Kathryn Tucker Windham and Truman Capote. "It's Christmas" and "A Christmas Memory" are not just stories about Christmas, they are stories that paint a loving portrait of the people, traditions, and daily life in small Alabama towns many years ago. There will also be the always-requested The Twelve Days of Christmas, other new stories, gorgeous traditional tunes, and jolly sing-alongs to jump-start your holiday season!

    Tickets are $25 and include a light hors d'oeuvres buffet starting at 6:30. The show follows (starting around 7:15). Tickets are available here or by visiting the Adult Services desk at the library. 


  • Saturday, December 7: It's Not the Food, It's the Fellowship. Christmas brunch sponsored by the Sheffield Public Library. Tickets for brunch and the stories are $15, available by calling the library at 256-386-5633. The event will be held at the Clarion Inn, 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL.

    Traditions make the holidays ... even if we sometimes forget why we're doing them or how they ever got started! Storyteller Dolores Hydock shares some funny, affectionate stories about the rituals and traditions that help even the Scrooge-iest among us locate that elusive Christmas spirit, year after year. 


  • Sunday, December 8: Jingle All the Way ~ Songs, Stories, and Sing-alongs. With the music of Bobby Horton. 2 - 4 p.m. Shelby County Arts Council Theatre, 105 West College Street, Columbiana, AL. Tickets are $25 or $30 and are available here or by calling the Shelby County Arts Council at 205-669-0044.

    Alabama's Bicentennial year comes to a close with Christmas stories from two of Alabama's most beloved, world-famous writers and storytellers: Kathryn Tucker Windham and Truman Capote. "It's Christmas" and "A Christmas Memory" are not just stories about Christmas, they are stories that paint a loving portrait of the people, traditions, and daily life in small Alabama towns many years ago. There will also be the always-requested The Twelve Days of Christmas, other new stories, gorgeous traditional tunes, and jolly sing-alongs to jump-start your holiday season!

    Tickets are $25 / $30 and are available here or by calling the Shelby County Arts Council at 205-669-0044. 



  • Monday, December 9: Christmas Stories. Vestavia Hills Seniors Christmas luncheon.


  • Tuesday, December 10: Alabama Holiday Memories. 2 - 3 p.m., Anniston - Calhoun County Library, 108 East 10th Street, Anniston, AL.  Free and all are welcome.

    Alabama's Bicentennial year comes to a close with Christmas stories from two of Alabama's most beloved, world-famous writers and storytellers: Kathryn Tucker Windham and Truman Capote. "It's Christmas" and "A Christmas Memory" are not just stories about Christmas, they are stories that paint a loving portrait of the people, traditions, and daily life in small Alabama towns many years ago.Family, special friendships, and memories of generosity and love fill these heartwarming stories with the holiday spirit!


  • Saturday, December 14: A Christmas Memory. 3 - 4 p.m., Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak Avenue, Fairhope, AL. Ticket info TBA.

    Truman Capote's bittersweet memory of a simpler time and an enduring friendship between a 7-year-old child and his 60-something cousin is brought to vivid life in this tender and touching presentation.


  • Sunday, December 15: A Christmas Memory. 10 - 10:45 a.m., Independent Presbyterian Church, Highland Hall, 3116 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL. Free and all are welcome to attend. 


  • Wednesday, December 18: Downtown Rotary Club.


  • Thursday, December 19: Private luncheon.


  • Saturday, December 21: Evergleam and The Night Before Christmas. Part of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's SuperPOPS special event Home for the Holidays at the Alys Stephens Center. The evening's performance also includes a guest appearance from Three on a String. For ticket information, visit alabamasymphony.org



JANUARY 2020

  • Thursday, January 23: Castles and Cathedrals. 10:30 - 11:15 a.m., Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest. Sponsored by the Friends of the Vestavia Hills Library. Ticket info TBA.

  • Sunday, January 26: Dishing the Dirt ~ Stories from the Garden. 12:30 - 2 p.m. Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. Part of the church's annual "Soup and Stories for the Soul" luncheon event. Ticket info TBA.


  • Tuesday, Jamuary 28: Through the Back Door ~ The music that bridged the bayou. 11 a.m. to noon, Gulf Shores Visitor Center. Free. Sponsored by the Gulf Shores Public Library and the Alabama Humanities Foundation. 

    They say in Southwest Louisiana that you can be a Cajun in one of three ways: by blood (being born to it), by the ring (marriage), or through the back door (by befriending the culture). This program tells the history of Cajun music in North America and its importance in the lives of Cajun musicians and their families. The program is based on funny and often moving true stories collected from Cajun and Creole musicians. The presentation includes historical photographs and samples of the music to show how it has evolved over 300 years from its early style to its modern-day sound.


FEBRUARY
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  • Thursday, February 6: Footprint on the Sky: Voices from Chandler Mountain. Monroe County Courthouse, Monroeville, AL. Free. Part of a quilt exhibit at the courthouse. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

    Bonnets, bow-tie quilts, tomato stakes, the recipe for Scripture Cake, an old-timey cure for hiccups and other folk remedies, superstitions, and family stories are all part of this affectionate portrait of a close-knit Alabama mountain community in the 1970s, where modern-day life mixed with old-fashioned ways. The spirit and voices of special mountain friends come to life in this story of strong women, Southern hospitality, and the generous spirit of a close-knit community.

  • Saturday, February 15: Private event.

  • Tuesday, February 25: Footprint on the Sky. Panorama Club, Birmingham.



MARCH 2020

  • Wednesday, March 4: Noon - 1 p.m. Brown Bag Adult Lecture Series at B. B. Comer Library, Sylacauga, AL. 

  • Tuesday, March 10: Springtime stories. Riverchase UMC luncheon. 


  • Thursday, March 12: Shelby County Women's Ministry luncheon.


  • Thursday, March 19: Starch in their Petticoats: True stories of strong women who settled the West. 2 - 3 p.m., Rainwater Memorial Library, 124 9th Avenue SW, Childersburg, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Childersburg Book Club and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

    They were tough, resourceful, and ready for anything! Storyteller Dolores Hydock brings to life true stories of women of guts and gusto who settled the American West. They were pioneers, homesteaders, pistol-packin' card sharks, entertainers, and "upstairs girls," but they all played a part in putting the shine in the Golden West of the 1800s. Photographs, diary excerpts, letters, and newspaper articles of the day help bring their stories to life.



  • Friday - Saturday, March 20 - 21: Do Tell! Madison / Morgan County Storytelling Festival, Madison, GA.

  • Tuesday, March 31: Dishing the Dirt: Stories from the Garden. Alabama State Master Gardeners Conference, Mobile, AL.

APRIL 2020

  • Thursday, April 2: Castles and Cathedrals. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Fayette Music Club, Fayette, AL Free. Sponsored by the Fayette Music Club and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

  • Friday, April 24: Spring story concert. 6:30 - 9 p.m., Homewood Library. Ticket info TBA.

MAY 2020

  • May 16 - 17: Shoals Storytelling Festival, Shoals Theatre, downtown Florence, AL. Ticket info TBA.

JUNE 2020

  • Saturday, June 6: Summertime stories. Private event.