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Story Sundays -- Our 15th Season: 2013-2014

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 7,000 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.

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.

$33 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to "Story Circle" .

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

Our 15th Season: 2013 - 2014
Oct. 6 Heroines and Tricksters

Marni Gillard and Christie Keegan

Two captivating storytellers share tales of bold, loving women and other characters (who get their way through persuasion, more or less…)

Click here to watch Marni tell the Jane Yolen story "The Fisherman and His Wife."

Click here to watch Christie tell a story from Zaire "Traveling to Tondo."

Photo of Marni Gillard Photo of Christie Keegan

Chicken Picatta, Roasted Baby Red Potatoes, Haricot Verts;
Sliced Bistro Sirloin, Roasted Baby Red Potatoes, Haricot Verts;
Eggplant Picatta, Roasted Baby Red Potatoes, Haricot Verts.

Nov. 3 Kitchen Table Stories
Margaret French and Joe Peck

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

Click here to watch Joe tell one of his personal stories Frank and His Airplane.

Photo of Margaret French Photo of Joe Peck

Mediterranean Chicken, with Chutney of Plum Tomatoes, Olives, Capers, Fresh Lemon, & Italian Oven Roasted Potatoes & Roasted Fresh Vegetables;
Garlic and Hot Pepper Steak Tips with Butter and Garlic Toasts;
Rigatoni, Butternut Squash,Soft Cinnamon Mascarpone,Sage-Butter Broth,Shaved Manchego.

Jan. 26 Home, Hearth and All That Jazz

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

Three of the region’s most whimsical and irrepressible storytellers will spin tales of the “bustle and magic” of home, the “Jazz” in life and the music of community.

Photo of Three Spirits

Special Guests: The Hamilton Hill Arts Center Jazz Ensemble

A Benefit for the Hamilton Hill Arts Center

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, Roasted Primavera Vegetables, Mashed Sweet Potatoes;
Pork Chop with Sage & Apple Chutney, Roasted Primavera Vegetables, Mashed Sweet Potatoes;
Pasta Primavera with Fresh Vegetables.

Cost: $33 (includes entertainment, dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)

Sponsor Level: $50+ additional support welcomed and appreciated

Send sponsor support by check to: Hamilton Hill Arts Center, c/o 112 Maplewood Drive, Scotia, NY 12302

Mar. 16 Across the Sea to Ireland
Mary Murphy and Nancy Marie Payne

Whether or not you've travelled across the sea to Ireland, you'll be transported to the Emerald Isle on the eve of St. Patrick's Day by storytellers Nancy Marie Payne and Mary Murphy.

Join us to find out how things really are in Glocca Morra.

Photo of Mary Murphy Photo of Nancy Marie Payne

Click here to watch Mary tell a personal story called The Recital.

Click here to watch Nancy tell one of her stories called Ruth Law: Breaking the Distance Record .

Corned Beef and Cabbage; Crisp Potato and Herb Crusted Salmon; or Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.

With appreciation to our 2013-2014 Sponsors:
The O'Toole, Lilley, Gross Group
Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management

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.