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Events Archive - 2005 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2
Bellwood Public Library, Bellwood, IL
- Seuss stories for Dr. Seuss' 101st birthday!

5-6 p.m. Tuesdays, March 8 - May 17
teaching NIAA Drama Class, ages 6-12

11 a.m. Monday, March 14
Seminar on Storytelling with NWYS
- talking to children's librarians about how to tell stories? Yikes! What am I going to say? Wish me luck! :)

Thursday, March 17
Protsman Elementary School
- stories for the first grade classes

2 p.m. June 14, 21, 28 and July 6
Glenwood School for Boys and Girls, Glenwood, IL
The focus is on Caldecott winners in this four-part series.

2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29
Lansing Public Library, Lansing, IL
"Stories in Shining Armor" for the summer reading program theme of "Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds" - come on out!

10 a.m. Thursday, June 30
Michigan City Public Library, Michigan City, IN
- sharing the best Edgar Allan Poe stories and talking about the author's life, in character! Join us for an hour with Poe -

2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12
LaCrosse Public Library, LaCrosse, IN
We're "Buggy for Books" at the finale to the summer reading program!

6:30 p.m. Friday, September 30
St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, Cary, IL
- bringing to life selections from the reading group's Christian chick-lit novel "The Yada Yada Prayer Group" - check it out!

1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 15
Crown Point Library, Crown Point, IN
"Ghosts & Giggles!" - Silly and spooky storytelling for kids and families. Great fun - "jump" stories, picture books, a Ghost Hunt and singing "The Thirteen Days of Halloween."

And yes, I do plan to be in two places at once . . .

3 p.m. Saturday, October 15
Munster High School, Munster, IN

3 p.m. Sunday, October 16
Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso, IN

Repeating the success of last year's "Tubby the Tuba" concerts - I'll be storytelling the tale of "Peewee the Piccolo" with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra acting it out musically! A fabulous show, especially for kids - make sure you come out in time for the pre-concert activities at 2.
2 p.m. Saturday, November 12
Winfield Public Library, Winfield, IL
"An Afternoon with Edgar Allan Poe" - playing the great poet and author himself, as I again share his creepiest stories and the life that inspired them - if you're west of Chicago, stop by and join us!

5:30 p.m. Sunday, December 4
St. Paul Episcopal Church, 1101 Park Drive, Munster, IN
For the St. Nicholas Celebration, I’m playing St. Nicholas! (Not to be confused with Santa Claus. There’s a cope and a miter, and all kinds of things.) After a dinner, I’ll tell the St. Nicholas story from “Saint Nicholas, The Real Story of the Christmas Legend” by Julie Stiegemeyer.

8 p.m. Friday, December 9  &  3 p.m. Sunday, December 11
Genesius Guild, First United Methodist Church, Hammond, IN
The stunning one-man production of “Christmas Carol,” now in its ninth year! Tickets are $10 and worth every penny!

2 p.m. Saturday, December 10
Wauconda Area Public Library, Wauconda, IL
Telling some of my favorite Christmastime short stories for the annual “Book Lovers’ Luncheon” - including “SantaLand Diaries”!

6 p.m. Saturday, December 10
Serbian Social Center, 18550 Stony Island Ave, Lansing, IL
“Christmas Carol” plus a great dinner, $20 -

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17
   &  2 p.m. Sunday, December 18
CPCT, Hall of Justice, Crown Point, IN
Three more performances of “Christmas Carol” in yet another setting and staging, this time with pre-show caroling and lots more fun – also $10.

Stories at Protsman - Photos courtesy Julie Ason Performing "Peewee the Piccolo"
with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra