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July 2014
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  Meditation for a Peaceful Summer
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  Hidden Memory; An American Story
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  ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers Annual Concert
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  ASE's Annual Youth Concert
  Stories That Set You Free
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  Return of 5 Gals in a Pub!
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  Summer Reading Program -- Linda Gorham Performing
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  Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival -- Linda Gorham's telling stories!
  "Fear Itself" @ The Kansas City Fringe Festival
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  "Fear Itself" @ The Kansas City Fringe Festival
  Storytelling in the Snug with Rives Collins & Friends
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  "Fear Itself" @ The Kansas City Fringe Festival
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  "Fear Itself" at Kansas City Fringe Festival
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  "Fear Itself" at Kansas City Fringe Festival
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  Storytelling in the Snug with MICHAEL RENO
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Jul 2nd, 2014 (Wed)
  Meditation for a Peaceful Summer

Mayor Emmanuel has asked faith-based organizations to be part of the Faith & Value initiative where organizations carrying on various activities during the summer to promote peace and deterrents to violence. Bodhi Spiritual Center is offering 5 Wednesdays in July where people will come together to pray, meditate and chant on peace. On July 2nd they are also featuring Susan O'Halloran telling her story Memorial: Youth Violence Then and Now.

7 pm - 8:30 pm
Admission  Free

2746 N Magnolia Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-5683 or 847-869-4081   
susan@susanohalloran.com
www.BodhiSpiritualCenter.org

Jul 9th, 2014 (Wed)
  Hidden Memory; An American Story


Date(s) of Event   
In 2006, Anne Shimojima interviewed her 91-year-old aunt, who experienced the difficult days of World War II, living in an incarceration camp for Japanese-Americans. Anne performs the story of her family's history, beginning with their immigration from Japan and continuing through World War II, and she describes the atmosphere in the country, the assembly centers, and what it was like to be imprisoned behind barbed wire even though you had done nothing wrong.

10:30 a.m.
Admission Free

Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035

847-432-0216
bkeller@hplibrary.org
www.hplibrary.org

Jul 11th, 2014 (Fri)
  ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers Annual Concert

ASE's Annual Adult Concert: “Our Voices . . . Our Stories”

ASE's 15th Annual Adult Concert features tellers: Shanta, Mama Edie Armstrong, Baba Tony Brown, Andrea Fain, Dolores Gordon, and Kucha, with emcee, Oba William King. Special guests, The Shawn Wallace Trio, will jazz up this celebration with his unique style. Come help us celebrate our 15th year. You don't want to miss a note. . . or a story.
7:00 pm
$20.00

David and Reva Logan Center
Penthouse -- 9th Floor
915 E 60th St.
Chicago, IL

Dolores Gordon (773) 723-0322
msdee12004@yahoo.com
www.aseblackstorytellers.org

Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
  ASE's Annual Youth Concert

ASE Youth Concert: “Stories That Set You Free”

Featured Tellers: Onam Lansana, Abdul Muhammad, Sajdah Muhammad, Khalileh Muhammad, Dumisani Rashid, Afua Rashid, Jayden Williams, August Thigpen, Gabrielle Boyer'-Baker, Nkosi Ingram

Concert will be followed by free workshops for children and families.

2:00 pm
Tickets: Adults - $10.00; Children under 18 - $5.00

David and Reva Logan Center
Penthouse -- 9th Floor
915 E 60th St.
Chicago, IL

Logan Center Box Office: (773) 702-ARTS
Ticketweb@uchicago.edu
www.aseblackstorytellers.org

Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
  Stories That Set You Free

Snap your fingers; clap your hands. ASE Youth Ensemble performs for Community Day at the Logan Center. This is and hour of high-energy storytelling by ASE's Youth. Teller's ages range from 6 to 15. Be ready to be enthralled. Ensemble Members: Onam Lansana, Abdul Muhammad, Sajdah Muhammad, Khalilah Muhammad, Dumisani Rashid, Afua Rashid, August Thigpen, GabrielleBoyer-Baker, Jayden Williams, Nkosi Ingram, and Kindle Dillon. After the concert, stay and take a free workshop at the center

2:00 PM
$10.00--Adults, $5.00--Children under 18.

David and Reva Logan Center
Penthouse--9th Floor
915 E. 60th St
Chicago, IL

(773) 702-ARTS
Ticketweb@uchicago.edu

Jul 13th, 2014 (Sun)
  Return of 5 Gals in a Pub!

They're Back! AND, they're back with all new material. Linda Gorham, Beth Horner, Susan O'Halloran, Anne Shimojima and Jane Stenson rocked the house with "5 Gals in a Pub" last year. Join these 5 nationally recognized storytellers for another rockin' good time at the ever delicious, ever enjoyable Celtic Knot in Evanston.
Come early and enjoy a delicious meal at the Knot. Free parking in Library lot across the street.
Reservations highly recommended for dinner & storytelling or for storytelling on its own.

8:00 p.m.
Admission No Cover

626 Church Street Evanston IL 60201
847) 864-1679
BethHorner@earthlink.net
www.celticknotpub.com

Jul 14th, 2014 (Mon)
  Summer Reading Program -- Linda Gorham Performing

The Illinois Library Association's theme for this summer is PAWS to read! Sounds like animal stories will be just perfect! Come on out for the fun!

2:00 pm
Free!

Harvey Public Library
15441 Turlington Avenue
Harvey, IL
   
Antonia McBride 708-331-0757
AMcBride@Harvey.lib.il.us
http://www.harvey.lib.il.us/ysrefall.html

Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat)
  Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival -- Linda Gorham's telling stories!

Evanston’s lakefront will be transformed into a Global Village this weekend for the 29th annual Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival, a two-day celebration of global diversity. This free event features visual art from more than 100 countries, family crafts activities, international cuisine, and live music, dance, and spoken word performances. Attendees experience the colors, sounds, and aromas of world cultures -- they can learn a folk-dance from a faraway country, and experience the intriguing spices and seasonings of new ethnic foods.

Attendees will enjoy continuous performances throughout the weekend at two venues. This family-friendly event also features a wide range of crafts activities throughout the weekend. In previous years, activities have included origami and suminagashi workshops, face-painting, mehndi body decoration of India, mask-making, maraca-making, Mexican wrestling figures, and much, much more. The 2014 activities will be posted closer to the festival dates.

Linda Gorham will tell a short story and introduce the following performers:
1:00 pm -- S.O.U.L Creations (African drummers and dancers)
3:00 pm -- Nahui Ollin (Aztec dancers)
4:50 pm -- Tsukasa Taiko (Japanese drummers)

The Ethnic Arts Festival is sponsored by the City of Evanston Cultural Arts Programs and partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


This is a two-day event (Saturday & Sunday)
1:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:50 pm
Free

Centennial Park
Sheridan Road at Clark St.
Evanston, IL

Patricia Battaglia, Festival Coordinator/Cultural Arts Programs
pbattaglia@cityofevanston.org or 847-448-8264
http://www.cityofevanston.org/festivals-concerts/ethnic-arts-festival/

Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 21st, 2014 (Mon)
  "Fear Itself" @ The Kansas City Fringe Festival

Mike Speller escorts you into the shadows of four classic horror stories during this one-hour show. You should only suffer the classic horror effects--goosebumps, adrenalin rush, and the need to change your underwear.
Time(s)   
July 19 @ 9:30 p.m., 7/20 @ 3:00 p.m, 7/21 @ 9:30 p.m., 7/24 @ 8:00 p.m., 7/26 @ 4:30 p.m.
Admission $10 + $5 Fringe button

Westport Coffee House
4010 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO

815-727-2529
nicknameproductions@earthlink.net
www.kcfringe.org

Jul 20th, 2014 (Sun)
  Storytelling in the Snug with Rives Collins & Friends

“Storytelling is among the oldest forms of communication. Storytelling is the commonality of all human beings, in all places, in all times. ”
― Rives Collins, The Power of Story: Teaching Through Storytelling

There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Rives 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
No Cover

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201

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

Jul 24th, 2014 (Thu)
  "Fear Itself" at Kansas City Fringe Festival

Mike Speller escorts you into the shadows of four classic horror stories during this one-hour show. You should only suffer the classic horror effects--goosebumps, adrenalin rush, and the need to change your underwear.
Time(s)   
July 19 @ 9:30 p.m., 7/20 @ 3:00 p.m, 7/21 @ 9:30 p.m., 7/24 @ 8:00 p.m., 7/26 @ 4:30 p.m.
Admission $10 + $5 Fringe button

Westport Coffee House
4010 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO

815-727-2529
nicknameproductions@earthlink.net
www.kcfringe.org

Jul 26th, 2014 (Sat)
  "Fear Itself" at Kansas City Fringe Festival

Mike Speller escorts you into the shadows of four classic horror stories during this one-hour show. You should only suffer the classic horror effects--goosebumps, adrenalin rush, and the need to change your underwear.
Time(s)   
July 19 @ 9:30 p.m., 7/20 @ 3:00 p.m, 7/21 @ 9:30 p.m., 7/24 @ 8:00 p.m., 7/26 @ 4:30 p.m.
Admission $10 + $5 Fringe button

Westport Coffee House
4010 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO

815-727-2529
nicknameproductions@earthlink.net
www.kcfringe.org

Jul 27th, 2014 (Sun)
  Storytelling in the Snug with MICHAEL RENO

“Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he’s from the South… the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer… One could compare Michael's performances to his granddaddy's pocket knife: well warn and familiar feeling, but razor sharp and with a point.”
~www.michaelreno.com

There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Michael 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
No Cover, Pass the Hat

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201

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