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Events Archive - 2006

Halloween 2005 - "Ghosts 'n' Giggles," Crown Point Public Library
Photo courtesy of Faith Cadwalader
Just past her first birthday, Elinor isn't fooled -
St. Nicholas is really Daddy.
Photo courtesy of Pat Kincaid

1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 15
Breidert Green
Frankfort, IL
Outdoor storytelling around a campfire, for the Frankfort’s Winter on the Green festival!

10 a.m. Saturday, February 11
Community House, 847 Hutchison Road, Flossmoor, IL
A storytime for the preschool kids of Flossmoor Community Church’s Weekday Preschool and their families at the “Winter Family Fun Event.” Great stuff for all ages!

Wednesday, April 19
Kolling Elementary School
8801 Wicker Avenue
St. John, IN 46373

All-day storytelling for Young Authors Week, then returning in the evening for a program for kids and parents

1 p.m. Friday, June 16
Glenwood School for Boys and Girls
500 W. 187th Street
Glenwood, IL 60425
Favorite stories and songs – a summertime tradition!

10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28
Frankfort Public Library
21119 S. Pfeiffer Road
Frankfort, IL 60423-9302

Animal tales and other fun stories and songs as part of the library’s Summer Reading Program

10 a.m. Monday, October 9
Redeemer Lutheran Preschool, Oak Forest, IL
fun stories, picture books and songs for preschoolers -

6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 11
Tinley Park Public Library
7851 Timber Drive
Tinley Park IL 60477
Two Halloween programs back to back - the silliness of the "Ghosts & Giggles" program for kids and families at 6:30 - picture books, "boo!" stories, a ghost hunt, and singing "The Thirteen Days of Halloween" - and then at 7:30 p.m., a few "Creepy Classics" plus ghost stories and urban legends for a teen and adult audience.

6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 12
Crown Point Community Library
214 South Court Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Halloween storytelling for all ages, two programs back-to-back! “Ghosts & Giggles” at 6 p.m., followed by “Creepy Classics” at 7:30 p.m.

7 p.m. Thursday, October 19
St. Ann’s Church, Lansing, IL
A selection of “Creepy Classics” for a meeting of the St. Ann’s Women’s Group.

7 p.m. Thursday, October 26
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463
A performance of "Creepy Classics" – dramatic readings from a collection of my favorite stories like “Tell-Tale Heart” and “Monkey’s Paw,” by authors like HP Lovecraft, Alfred Hitchcock, Roald Dahl and Edgar Allan Poe.

5 p.m. Thursday, November 16
Gary Public Library
220 W. 5th Avenue
Gary, IN
Performing some of my favorite stories (and poems) as part of a cultural-arts program sponsored by the Lakeshore Cultural Society. I’m going to bring a little of everything – some funny, some scary, and a little bit of Christmas!

5:30 p.m. Sunday, December 3
St. Paul Episcopal Church, 1101 Park Drive, Munster, IN
For the St. Nicholas Celebration, I’m playing St. Nicholas! After a dinner, I’ll tell the St. Nicholas story from “Saint Nicholas, The Real Story of the Christmas Legend” by Julie Stiegemeyer.

7 p.m. Tuesday, December 5
Park Ridge Public Library
20 South Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
A performance of some “Yuletide Favorites” – “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus,” “The Gift of the Magi,” the short story that became “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and readings from David Sedaris’ “SantaLand Diaries”!

7 p.m. Thursday, December 7
L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group, Cedar Lake, IN
One night only at LCTG, the same place we just did "The Foreigner" and "Same Time, Next Year" - I'll be performing my one-man "Christmas Carol"! It’s different every time I do it, adapting to each new space – this time, they’re building me a set, with some new toys to play with.

6 p.m. Thursday, December 14
Clark Middle/High School, Whiting, IN
Family Reading Night for 7th-graders and their families.

10 a.m. Saturday, December 16
Villa Park Public Library
305 S. Ardmore Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
Silly Santa Stories for children of all ages and their families – Rudolph, too, and snowmen – holiday picture books and Christmas carols. Fun for everyone!

7 p.m. Sunday, December 17
Crown Point Community Theatre
Returning to CPCT, where I did the "Carol" last year, just before playing Henry Higgins in their "My Fair Lady" . . . The one-man "Christmas Carol" returns! It's a great show, don't miss it - now in its tenth year.