upcoming events


If you'd like to be on Dolores' e-mail list for a personal reminder about upcoming story and theatre performances, send your e-mail address to Dolores at dolores@storypower.org

The events listed in yellow below are open to the public.   

MAY 2018
 

  • Tuesday, May 22: Tony Curtis Speaks Italian and All I Can Say is 'I Love You.' 7 - 8:30 p.m., Hoover Library Theatre. Tickets are $20 through the library. Tickets are $20 and are available after March 27th. Click here for the reservations link.

    Two friends headed off to Europe for a year. Only one came back. A true story of friendship, feeling foreign, and finding your way home. A VW beetle, three French children, a love-struck German, a Viennese dog named Jackie, and the White Cliffs of Dover all show up as part of the strange journey of a friendship that gets derailed for 40 years until it's finally rescued by Google. What if you could meet your 19-year-old self again?



 
JUNE 20188

  • June 7 - June 30: Shirley Valentine. Terrific New Theatre, 2821 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays June 10 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, except on Thursday (other than Opening Night), when tickets are pay-what-you-can; reservations at 328-0868.

    She always wanted to travel. Now she has her chance. Does she have the courage to go? And if she does, will she have the courage to come back? A brilliantly funny, heartbreakingly joyful story of breaking free and coming home.


  • Tuesday, June 12: It's the Little Things ~ Five small objects that connect our world with the Dutch Golden Age. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Red Ridge UMC, 8091 County Road 34, Dadeville, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Friends of the Dadeville Public Library. 

    You could hold them all in the palm of your hand: five little things that not only made the Netherlands the dominant financial powerhouse of 17th-century Europe, but also helped create the world we live in today. Stories about the discoveries, inventions, coincidences, political upheavals, and cultural changes of the 1600s, along with photographs, maps, paintings, and historical records, take us on a journey from the Arctic Sea to Singapore for the remarkable story of five small objects that changed history in unexpected ways -- and helped shape who we are and how we live 500 years later.



  • Tuesday, June 12: Every Picture Tells a Story ~ The Storytelling of Norman Rockwell. 3 - 4 p.m., Adelia M. Russell Public Library, Alexander City, AL. Free and all are welcome. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundaton.

    Norman Rockwell didn't just paint pictures; every picture told a story. In this presentation, storyteller Dolores Hydock shares surprising stories from Rockwell's life and career, and gives a behind-the-scenes look at how Rockwell created his one-image stories. Using slide images of his sketches, models, paintings-in-process, and finished work, this program follows the step-by-step creative process Rockwell used in becoming “America’s painter” – and storyteller on canvas.


  • Thursday, June 21: June Buggin'. It Could Happen! Stories of hope and possibility. We Piddle Around Luncheon, Brundidge, AL.


    JULY 2018

  • Saturday, July 7: Under the Influence ~ Stories about life lessons from unforgettable people. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Local Color Cafe,  5811 US Highway 11, Springville, AL. Cover: $15. Doors open at 6; The Something Else Trio at 7. Stories start around 7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic supper and/or BYOB, if you like. For more information about this amazing venue, visit www.localcolorcafe.com.

    Stories about folks who've had Dolores "under their influence," including Dr. Ruth, a high-powered company CEO, an assortment of childhood guides, and ... her mom.

    For reservations, call / text 205-525-0232, or call 205-594-4936.


AUGUST 2018

  • Thursday, August 2: Footprint on the Sky ~ Voices from Chandler Mountain. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL. Free.

    Bonnets, bow-tie quilts, tomato stakes, and an old-timey cure for hiccups – they’re all part of this funny and touching story of strong women, Southern hospitality, and the generous spirit of a close-knit Alabama community.

    Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation; part of the bicentennial celebration of Alabama history. Free and all are welcome to attend!




  • Wednesday, August 8: Lost & Found ~ What shows up when you're looking for something else. Noon - 1 p.m., Pell City Library Auditorium, 1000 Bruce Etheredge Parkway, Pell City, AL. Free and all are welcome! Part of the library's "Wild and Wonderful Wednesday" series.



  • August 28 - September 1: Teller-in-Residence, International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN. Story concert every day from 2 - 3 p.m. 




SEPTEMBER 2018

  • Monday, September 10: Fools for Love ~ Fads and fancies from Regency England. New Horizons, Alexander City, AL.


  • Sunday, September 16: Under the Influence ~ Stories of life lessons from unforgettable people. 2 - 4 p.m., Black Box Theatre, 104 Mildred Street, Columbiana, AL. Sponsored by the Shelby County Arts Council. Ticket info TBA.

    Stories about folks who've had Dolores "under their influence," including Dr. Ruth, a high-powered company CEO, an assortment of childhood guides, her mom, and some hairy new friends.



  • Thursday, Spetember 20: Lost & Found ~ True stories about what you find when you're looking for something else. 6 - 7 p.m., Irondale Public Library, 201 20th Street, Irondale, AL. Free. Note: This is the 1-hour version of this title, with the two stories "Catechism Class" and "Castles & Cathedrals ~ Looking for love at the library."

    You know the feeling: You start out looking for one thing and end up finding something you didn't even know you wanted to find. In these new, true stories (and one old favorite), what's "found" are an important lesson about falling in love and an unexpected -- and hairy! -- new source of life wisdom.


OCTOBER 2018

  • Saturday, October 20: It Could Happen! St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Vestavia Hills, AL. Lunch in the Fellowship Hall at noon, with the stories to follow. 

  • Saturday, October 27:  Changepoints: Celebrating the changes that shape our lives. Asbury UMC Women's Retreat. 

NOVEMBER 2018

  • Wednesday, November 7: Catechism Class and Castles & Cathedrals: Stories for Adult Lecture Series, B. B. Comer Library, Sylacauga, AL. Noon - 1 p.m. Free. 


  • Thursday, November 8: Southern Comfort in a Cast-Iron Skillet. The Worthwhile Club, Oneonta, AL


  • Monday, November 12: Castles & Cathedrals ~ Looking for love at the library. PEO Chapter B Annual Auction.


  • Friday, November 16: A Christmas Memory. Monroe County Courthouse, Monroeville, AL. Free. Part of Monroeville's Fruitcake Festival. Truman Capote's bittersweet memory of a simpler time and an enduring friendship between a 7-year-old child and his 60-something cousin is brought to vivid life in this tender and touching presentation.


DECEMBER 2018

  • Sunday, December 2: Christmas Tradition. 3 - 4 p.m., Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place, downtown Birmingham. Free.

  • Tuesday, December 4: Stories for Christmas. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Shades Valley Presbyterian Church. Part of the Presbyterian Women's Annual Christmas service. All are welcome to attend. The stories are part of the 10:30 a.m. service and are free. Lunch follows in the Fellowship Hall.

  • Wednesday, December 5: Christmas stories. La Lumiere Club, Birmingham.

  • Friday, December 7: Jingle All the Way ~ Songs and Stories for Christmas. Stories by Dolores Hydock, songs and sing-alongs with Bobby Horton. 6:30 - 9 p.m., Homewood Library Auditorium, 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood. Ticket info TBA. 

    Storyteller Dolores Hydock and musical master Bobby Horton blend happy holiday stories, favorite Christmas songs, and jolly sing-alongs into a sparkling mix to jump-start your holiday season. There's a lovely light hors d'oeuvres buffet starting at 6:30, then the show starts around 7:15 or so. 


  • Sunday, December 9: Jingle All the Way ~ Songs and Stories for Christmas. Stories by Dolores Hydock, songs and sing-alongs with Bobby Horton. 2 - 4 p.m., Black Box Theatre, 104 Mildred Street, Columbiana, AL. Ticket info TBA.

    Storyteller Dolores Hydock and musical master Bobby Horton blend happy holiday stories, favorite Christmas songs, and jolly sing-alongs into a sparkling mix to jump-start your holiday season. There are lovely refreshments before the show and during intermission. Sponsored by the Shelby County Arts Council.  


  • Sunday, December 16: Stories for Christmas. 10 - 10:45 a.m., Highland Hall at Independent Presbyterian Church, 3116 Highland Avenue. Free and all are welcome!

 

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