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Story Sundays -- Our 17th Season: 2015-2016

If you're one of those people who lingers in your car long after reaching a destination just to hear the end of Garrison Keillor's "The News from Lake Wobegon" or Ira Glass on "This American Life," then Story Sundays may be for you.

Story Sundays is a long running storytelling dinner series for adults. Over 7,600 people (family and friends, book clubs, Red hat ladies, people celebrating birthdays or anniversaries, etc.) have enjoyed our special banquets which combine splendid stories with fabulous food. The Glen Sanders Mansion is an historic home which is now one of the finest restaurants / hotels in the area.

Learn more about our storytellers here

Click here to watch Kent Busman and Harlan Ratmeyer tell at our January 27, 2013 Story Sunday. (FYI This video takes several seconds to load.)

Read what our customers say about Story Sunday.

We are very proud to have presented our one hundredth storytelling dinner in October 2012.

1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

$36 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person during non-benefit dinners).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to "Story Circle" .

Reservations Required: (518) 384-1700    Kate@KateDudding.com     Please indicate how many of each entree is desired.

Please note: The Glen Sanders Mansion is quite willing to accommodate your dietary restrictions. Please tell your server that night if you need a dairy free meal. For a gluten-free meal or other restrictions, please contact us by the Wednesday prior to the Story Sunday you'll be attending to verify that your needs can be met.

Our 17th Season: 2015 - 2016
Oct. 4 For the Love of Animals - a Benefit for Animal Protective Foundation

Christie Keegan

Christie Keegan’s love of animals began shortly after birth and grew as she did, whether a volunteer, rescuer, docent or storyteller in Massachusetts and New Mexico. Influenced by her mother’s mantra “there is no us and them, there’s only us – if you forget that we are all in trouble”, Christie works hard to share her knowledge about and her love of animals with everyone she meets. "

Photo of Christie Keegan Photo of Animal Protective Foundation logo

APF will receive 100% of the profits

Click here to watch Christie tell the story of her first pet "Tom Tiger."

Chicken Parmesan; Saratoga Chip Encrusted Scrod; or Eggplant Parmesan.

Nov. 1     Sun. Nov. 1 is the correct date Vibrato - Stories and Songs that Resonate With Your Heart

Sandy Schuman and Tim Van Egmond

Storyteller musicians Tim Van Egmond (hammered dulcimer) and Sandy Schuman (Jew's harp and guitar) will enthrall you with songs and stories for an evening of warmth and inspiration.

Photo of Sandy Schuman Photo of Tim Van Egmond
Photo by Simon Brooks

Click here to watch Sandy tell one of his personal stories Arthur's Story.

Click here to watch Tim tell an Irish folk tale The Gold Ring.

Mediterranean Chicken;
Garlic and Hot Pepper Steak; or
Rigatoni, Butternut Squash, Soft Cinnamon Mascarpone, Sage-Butter Broth, Shaved Manchego.

Jan. 10 Stories of Aging Gracefully

Three Spirits: Kent Busman, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, and Harlan Ratmeyer

If we're lucky, we'll all need to know how to age gracefully. Come listen to three delightful storytellers who are doing just that.

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Click here to watch Kent tell the Native American story from the Pacific Northwest "How Raven Freed the Daylight and How Loon Lost Her Voice."

Click here to watch Joe tell his personal story "Pop's Whisper."

Chicken Cutlet, Basil Tomatoes, Smoked Mozzarella, Capellini Twist, Parmesan Cream ;
Pork Chop with Sage and Apple Chutney; or
Pasta Primavera with Fresh Vegetables.

Feb. 14 Happily Ever After

Betty Cassidy and Margaret French

Betty and Margaret will tell stories to surprise you, warm your heart, make you think, and make you laugh. All in the name of love.

Photo of Betty Cassidy Photo of Margaret French

Click here to watch Betty tell a folk tale called The Edge of the World .

Click here to watch Margaret tell one of her personal stories called The Gopher Museum.

Chicken Marsala, Sole Flourentine with Spinach and Bread Stuffing and Lemon Veloute, or Mushroom Ravioli

Mar. 13 Irish Heroes and Hungers, Inventors And Saints

Kate Dudding and Marni Gillard

Kate and Marni will show us the MANY SIDES of the Irish: from heroism to hunger; from insightful inventors to sinful saints. These Irish tales teach us there are many ways to be Irish.

Photo of Kate Dudding Photo of Marni Gillard

Click here to watch Kate tell her adaptation of folk tale called Her Mother's Love .

Click here to watch Marni tell a story by Jane Yolen called The Fisherman and His Wife .

Corned Beef and Cabbage; Potato Crusted Salmon with Caper Beurre Blanc; or Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.

With appreciation to our 2015-2016 Sponsors

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What our customers are saying:

A great evening out.
Best entertainment value in the Capital District.
Enjoyable and unusual entertainment at a venue with good food -- and the price was more than reasonable!
A charming, intimate entertainment with a personal touch.
Outstanding and interesting with a friendly atmosphere.
A wonderful way to spend a Sunday night: entertaining, humorous, deep and moving.
A warm and wonderful evening of excellent entertainment and good food.

Click here for a published article about Story Sundays.

Click here for information about our past Story Sunday seasons.

Story Sundays is a charter member of the Hudson Valley Storytelling Alliance.