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Story Sundays -- Our 19th Season: 2017-2018       1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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 8,000 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.

Learn more about our storytellers here.       Read what our customers say about Story Sunday.

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.)

We are very proud to be presenting our 125th storytelling dinner on October 29, 2017.

$37 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: NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER (518) 588-2801    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 19th Season: 2017 - 2018
Oct. 1 Bump in the Night

Oct. 29 Stories for the Moon of Falling Leaves

Jan. 28, 6-8 pm Stories of Beams and "Thin" Spaces

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

Change in venue, time and refreshments

First Reformed Church of Scotia 224 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia, NY 12302

Three of the region’s most whimsical, irrepressible and not-as-young-as-they-used-to-be storytellers will spin tales sure to take the edge off winter’s chill and bring a warm feeling to the heart. Rev. Busman directs the Fowler Camp and Conference Center, Reformed Church in America. Joe Doolittle is active in several community groups including SICM and Story Circle. Rev. Ratmeyer is the former Director and current member of Pastoral Care at Albany Medical Center. He is also Pastor of the 1st  Reformed Church of Bethlehem.

Free Pie à la Mode from Smith’s Orchard Bakery & Beverage at Intermission

Free Will Donations Benefit cause to be determined

Photo of Three Spirits

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".

Click here to watch Harlan tell his personal story "The Christmas with Coal".

Feb. 25 Rooted in Story

Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and Karen Pillsworth

We are grounded in the stories we heard in our childhood and the ones we tell about our beginnings. Where we come from affects who we are today. Join Karen and Lorraine for an evening of humor and wisdom as they share stories about early stages, false starts, coming of age, and hopes and dreams..

Photo of Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi Photo of Karen Pillsworth

Click here to watch Lorraine share her story The Trouble with Wishes.

Click here to watch Karen share her personal story The Extra Chair.

Sliced Bistro Sirloin with Madeira Sauce; Chicken Parmesan; or Mushroom Ravioli.

Apr. 8 The Kindness of Strangers

Kate Dudding and Margaret French

Storytellers Kate Dudding and Margaret French will tell stories that just may restore your faith in human goodness. Their stories, both personal and from the news, tell of the thousands who fearlessly helped in the aftermath of a disaster; of the kindness of an elderly farm couple to a Jewish boy from Brooklyn; and more.

Photo of Kate Dudding Photo of Margaret French

Click here to watch Kate tell Ilsa's Story.

Click here to watch Margaret share her story Determined to be a Liberal, Free-thinking Person.

Chicken Cutlet with Basil Tomatoes, Smoked Mozzarella, Capellini Twist and Parmesan Cream; Maple Mustard Grilled Salmon; or Eggplant Rollatini.

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.