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August 2014
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  Destination Asia Festival at The Morton Arboretum
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  Destination Asia Festival at The Morton Arboretum
  Storytelling in the Snug with Jim Winship
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  FoxTales Storytelling Festival
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  Storytelling in the Snug with Kathe Brinkmann and Dan Keding
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  Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival
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  Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival
  Storytelling for a Cause
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  Moments of Grace
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  Storytelling in the Snug with Susan O'Halloran
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  An Evening of Stories
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  Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival
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Aug 2nd, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 3rd, 2014 (Sun)
  Destination Asia Festival at The Morton Arboretum

Anne Shimojima shares Japanese folk tales for all ages!

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
$12 adults, $11 seniors (65+), $9 youth (2-17)

The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532

630-968-0074
trees@mortonarb.org
http://www.mortonarb.org/

Aug 3rd, 2014 (Sun)
  Storytelling in the Snug with Jim Winship

“Things are not what they seem” in Jim Winship’s stories. Bilingual (Spanish-English) stories, tales of wizardry,  retellings of traditional stories,  and magical realism tales –
where reality takes a right turn.

There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Jim that evening.

**PLEASE NOTE** Seating in the Snug is very limited. Come early to reserve your seats, have a meal in our dining room, and then retire with your drinks to the coziness of the Snug for storytelling!!

Reservations for dinner and storytelling or for storytelling alone are strongly recommended.

8 pm
Admission No Cover

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201

847-864-1679
celticknotpub@sbcglobal.net
www.celticknotpub.com

Aug 5th, 2014 (Tue)
  FoxTales Storytelling Festival

Storytellers Megan Wells, Anne Shimojima, Paddy Lynn, and Chris Fascione and musicians Ed Hall, Phil Passen, and Dan the Bard will entertain and enchant audiences of all ages! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy the festivities. The program will run rain or shine under the tent and is being offered in cooperation with the Algonquin Recreation and Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Departments.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Admission Free

Algonquin Area Public Library District
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102

847-458-6060
anewman@aapld.org
http://www.aapld.org/

Aug 10th, 2014 (Sun)
  Storytelling in the Snug with Kathe Brinkmann and Dan Keding

“Once upon a time before cell phones and laptops,
there lived a young woman who loved to tell stories…
I have been telling stories all my life
and turned professional with the turn of the century.”
~www.kathebrinkmann.com

“Dan has performed at festivals, schools,
libraries, colleges and concert halls.
He tells the old stories from times long ago
and people almost forgotten
and he tells the stories of his own journey
and the people whom he will never forget. “ ~www.dankeding.com

There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Kathe and Dan that evening.

**PLEASE NOTE** Seating in the Snug is very limited. Come early to reserve your seats, have a meal in our dining room, and then retire with your drinks to the coziness of the Snug for storytelling!!

Reservations for dinner and storytelling or for storytelling alone are strongly recommended.

8 pm
Admission No Cover

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201
   
847-864-1679
celticknotpub@sbcglobal.net
www.celticknotpub.com

Aug 16th, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 17th, 2014 (Sun)
  Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival

As part of the Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival, Anne Shimojima shares traditional Japanese folk tales for all ages, stories that sparkle with magic, humor, and wisdom.

11:30 - 12:15
Admission: Free, parking fees apply

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 835-5440
www.chicagobotanic.org

Aug 17th, 2014 (Sun)
  Storytelling for a Cause

ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers is partnering with Christ the Mediator Lutheran Church to raise funds of the National Association of Black Storytellers and Matthew House, a nonprofit communit based organization that provides food, shelter, housing and supportive services to needy men, women and children who are homeless. ASE's Youth Ensemble as well as the Adult Tellers will fill your afternoon with stories, songs and smiles. They will be joined by Rhythm Factor--Enoch Williamson and Babu Atiba, bringing their unique musical gifts. Come have a joy filled afternoon while helping these wonderful causes. Light refreshments will be served. Donations are welcomed and encouraged. Adult Tellers: Beverly Bennett, Velma Gladney, Virginia Lathan & Joanne Thomas. Youth Tellers: Gabrielle Boyer'-Baker, Owen Charles, Nkosi Ingram, Onam Lansana, Abdul Muhammad, Khalilah Muhammad, Sajday Muhammad, Afua Rashid, Dumisa ni Rashid, August Thigpen & Jayden Williams.

2:00 PM Youth // 3:15 PM Adults
Donations / love offering welcome

Christ the Mediator Lutheran Church
3100 S. Calumet
Chicago, Illinois

(312) 203-2281
ghilary@sbcglobal.net
www.AseBlackStorytellers.org

Aug 19th, 2014 (Tue)
  Moments of Grace

Susan O'Halloran will be doing a live webshow on Concert Window, which starts at 8:00pm EDT/7:00 CDT on August 19th. I will tell you a story about the time I took my young adult sons to Guatemala. I had hoped they’d be inspired by the people working for justice there. However, you'll see that it's my own idealism that gets challenged. Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in! After the show, I will be commenting on your comments and answering your questions. 

Purchase online tickets for $1 starting now at http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/7404-moments-of-grace-stories-of-hope. The webshow will not be recorded – it's offered in real time. I hope you can join me!

7 pm CDT

A live web show. Watch from the comfort of your home or office on your laptop computer.

847-869-4081
susan@susanohalloran.com
www.SusanOHalloran.com

Aug 24th, 2014 (Sun)
  Storytelling in the Snug with Susan O'Halloran

Stories of Hope
Join Susan as she debuts stories she will be telling as a FEATURED TELLER at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough. TN!

There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Susan that evening.

**PLEASE NOTE** Seating in the Snug is very limited. Come early to reserve your seats, have a meal in our dining room, and then retire with your drinks to the coziness of the Snug for storytelling!!

Reservations for dinner and storytelling or for storytelling alone are strongly recommended.

8 pm
Admission No Cover

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201

847-864-1679
celticknotpub@sbcglobal.net
www.celticknotpub.com

Aug 29th, 2014 (Fri)
  An Evening of Stories

An evening of friendship and laughter with moments of pure awe as master storytellers Susan O'Halloran of Evanston, Illinois and Al Batt of Hartland, Minnesota spin tales from 8:00 - 10:00pm. at Woodlawn Arts Academy 3807 Woodlawn Road in Sterling, Illinois. A $7.00 donation will be accepted. Come early to enjoy the Adult and Children’s Juried Art Show. Hors d’ourves will be served from 6:00 -8:00pm.
  
6:00 - 10:00pm.
Admission $7.00

3807 Woodlawn Road
Sterling, Illinois 61081

815-625-1370
akpeach54@hotmail.com

Aug 31st, 2014 (Sun) -- Sep 1st, 2014 (Mon)
  Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival

Words to live by and music to love! It's all here Labor Day weekend. Two days of music, storytelling, and workshops provided by professional performers from all over the country. Eight stages provide a literal buffet for the senses (not to mention there are food & craft vendors galore)! Between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day you can see our Featured Tellers Gwen Hilary & Enoch Williamson, Paddy Lynn, and Andy Talley, as well as the Fox Valley Guild and their guest stars take the stage.
Sunday night is a Horror/Ghost Story session starting at 7:30 p.m. Laughs and light frights early on for the kids, darker humor and definite horror to finish the evening.

Kick off your Fall with our Festival!

11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. each day
Donations: $15/Adults, $10/Teens & Seniors, Under 12 is Free

Island Park
Rte. 38 & the Fox River
Geneva, IL

815-727-2529
juelu@aol.com
www.fvfs.org