September 29, 2015

October 2015



* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
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Yvonne Healy, Editor    -    Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
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October 1, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS


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Call for Workshop Proposals– Deadline October 20 for the Northlands Confabulation April 29-May 1, 2016 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Application posed on www.northlands.net

Call for Fringe Performances – Deadline November 20 for the Northlands Confabulation April 29-May 1, 2016 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Application posed on www.northlands.net

Call for Concert Stories – Deadline November 29 for the Northlands Confabulation April 29-May 1, 2016 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Application posted on www.northlands.net.

Call for Workshop Proposals –November 18 for the 2016 National Storytelling Conference, July 21-24 in Kansas City, MO. Application posted on www.storynet.org

Call for Fringe Performances – Deadline November 14 for  the 2016 National Storytelling Conference, July 21-24 in Kansas City, MO. Eligibility and Application Information: http://www.storynet.org/conference/fringe.html


OCTOBER

October 1, Detroit 4:30 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Coinsidence.”
October 2-4, Jonesborough Tennessee
Michigan’s own, Corinne Stavish will be an emcee at the National Storytelling Festival.
October 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Apple Pie for Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115
October 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org
October 7, Mt Pleasant 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, at the Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant. 301 South University Avenue. Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com
October 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. At Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers
October 9, Detroit 6:00- 9:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers extends a special invitation to attend our 25th Year Grand Celebration “Uplifting Our Heritage, Elders and Souls!” providing the cane beat, stories, and a special Asanta Sanan in honor of DABS founders and elders. Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Road. Advanced tickets $15 (slightly higher at the door) RSVP by September 9. Call:313-442-3227 or info@detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com. Hotel arrangements at the Weston Hotel, 2000 Southfield Rd, Southfield. 248-663-0280. 
October 12, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net
October 14, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com
October 16, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037
October 17, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and a Workshop “Finishing Touches: How to Improve Your Stories.” 2:30 Business meeting. Plymouth Public Library, 223 S. Main (Between Churst & Penniman) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951
October 17, White Lake 7:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers at the historic Kelley-Fisk Farm tell spooky stories in the old barn for their annual “Fright Night.”  Stories get scarier as the night goes on! Feature performers : Magee and Jack Ferguson (Cowboy Jack)  Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Contact: Ron Hinman 248-698-9279. http://www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org/events
October 20, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com
October 20, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Guts”
October 24 Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.
October 24, Howell 10:30 a.m.
Free Scary Storytelling workshop with national storyteller Lyn Ford. Howell Carnegie District Library. All invited. 314 W Grand River Ave. Part of the Scary Story Festival sponsored by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild, Howell Carnegie District Library, Howell Opera House and the Northlands Storytelling Network. For more information, contact Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or Jeff@myblueape.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
October 24, Detroit 1:00-3:00 p.m
Detroit Public Main Library is celebrating 150 years with a Sesquicentennial Tea: Reflections of Community Service in Detroit.  Tell us the history of your organization’s service in the ”D”. Main Library Friends Auditorium, 5201 Woodward. The event is free and open to the public. 313-833-1490 
October 24, Howell 1:00 p.m.
Free Scary Story Swap. Bring your best scary story to share. Open telling at the Howell Carnegie District Library. All invited.  314 W Grand River Ave. Part of the Scary Story Festival sponsored by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild, Howell Carnegie District Library, Howell Opera House and the Northlands Storytelling Network.  For more information, contact Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or Jeff@myblueape.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
October 24, Howell 7:00 p.m.
Scary Story Festival Family Concert.  All are invited to Free family concert at the Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River. Concert is sponsored by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild, Howell Carnegie District Library, Howell Opera House and the Northlands Storytelling Network.  Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or Jeff@myblueape.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
October 24, Howell 9:00 p.m.
Scary Story Festival Adult Concert. Age 14 to Adult are invited to Concert at the Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River. Concert is sponsored by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild, Howell Carnegie District Library. Howell Opera House and the Northlands Storytelling Network. Donation $20 includes dessert & coffee. Proceeds benefit the Howell Opera House. Info:  Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or Jeff@myblueape.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
October 25, Gross Pointe Shores, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Little Goblins Night Out  - Drawing on Halloween traditions from decades past, the grounds will be glowing and growling with all sorts of kid-friendly entertainment! Enjoy storytelling by Karen Czarnik and an evening of classic Halloween fun.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road.
October 25, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild – monthly meeting always start with stories, and then more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Nichola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd. members. Info: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers
October 25, Beverly Hills 6:00 p.m.
20th Annual Halloween Hoot for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring Judy Sima and Michele McKenney. Wear a costume and enjoy a walk through the haunted woods followed by delightfully frightful tales told under the park pavilion. Beverly Road, north of 13 mile, west of Southfield Rd. For information: 248-644-7802.
October 29, Cadillac 5:30 p.m.
Thrills and chills are free if you're aged 8 to adult at Cadillac Public Library for scary stories with Yvonne Healy. Free.  127 Beech st., Cadillac. www.cadillaclibrary.org
October 29,  Detroit 7:00 p.m.
“Freedom Ain’t FreeMasonic Temple, 500 Temple. Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams and the Grown Folks Storytellers headline a major fundraiser for Freedom House-Detroit. Due to sensitive subject matter, Adult only (18+)
Tickets: $100.00. For info contact: Cheryl Willette 248-893-7474

NOVEMBER

Check out November TELLABRATION! Events – Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents to celebrate the art of storytelling. In Michigan, TELLABRATION!™ brings together our most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales. See MI Story in October and November for updates.

November 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Clocks Strike for Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115
November 3, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org
November 4, Mt Pleasant 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, at the Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant. 301 South University Avenue. Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com
November  5 , Detroit 4:30 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Payback.”
November 9, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net
November 11, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com
November 13, Livonia 7:00 p.m.
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 103 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration! a Night of Storytelling for Adults. 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:00 p.m. storytelling followed by refreshments; featuring Gwendolyn Lewis, Alma Petrini, Judy Sima and Elizabeth Najduch as Maestro.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd. Directions to Library 734-466-2491 or for more information call 248-476-8515 or email Judy@JudySima.com  www.detroitstorytelling.org
November 13, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
“Tellabration”
The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents its 24th annual Storytelling Concert for Adults (ages 14 and older), at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor. Steve Daut will be the MC and guest storyteller.  Other featured tellers: Beverly Black, Lyn Davidge, Jane Fink, Leif Larsen, Lorelle Otis, Jennifer Otto, and duo of Simran Harvey and Susanna Zoumbaris.  Tickets are $15 at the door.  More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers
November 13, Muskegon 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Please join the Muskegon Yarnspinners for their 5th annual Tellabration! - A celebration of storytelling for audiences 12 years old thru adult. These stories will entertain you, humor you, and stay with you long after the evening is over.
Muskegon Museum of Art,  96 W. Webster Avenue. Cost: $5.00 per person ( $15.00 for families) Contact:
November 15, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
Join us for jazzy stories told by the Ann Arbor Storyteller’s Guild members for preschool through grade five.  Pittsfiled Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Drive. Directions to Library, 734-327-4200 or for more information email Laura Raynor at raynorl@aadl.org www.aadl.org
November 15, Skokie, IL 1:20-3:00 p.m.
Michigan’s own, Judy Sima shares “My Mother’s Voice,”the compelling story of her Mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, her escape from Germany during World War II and adjustment to her new life in America. Using intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive. Information: Amanda Friedman 847-967-4884.
November 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com
November 17, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Gifted”
November 20,  Mount Pleasant 7:00-8:30 p.m.  
Come join Mid-Michigan Area Story Tellers for our 20th year of Tellebrations!  New venue this year. 319 S. University Ave. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Michigan auditorium . Admission $5. For more details, click our events tab. Make plans with your family and friends to attend. It's going to be a fun night of storytelling! Visit us on Facebook. For further information, contact Carol Garner, 989-506-8829, or sdcagarner@yahoo.com.Michiganstorytellers.com
November 20, Tecumseh 7:30 p.m.
Corinne Stavish will tell stories and host the 2nd Annual Tecumseh Tellabration! at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N Maumee St. (517) 423-6617. All are welcome to share a 5-minute story. Admission is $5. Contact Shelley Lim, slim@tecumseh.mi.us
November 20, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037
November 21, Berkley 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and a Workshop “How to Give a 15 Minute Workshops.” 2:30 Business meeting. Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge (Between 11 & 12 Mile Roads) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951
November 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild – monthly meeting always start with stories, and then more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Nichola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd. members. Info: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers
November 28, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.

DECEMBER

December 2, Mt Pleasant 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, at the Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant. 301 South University Avenue. Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com
December 3, Detroit 4:30 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Excuses.”
December 4-5, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road.
December 6, Detroit, 2:00 p.m.
Join award winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist, Judy Sima, for "Storytelling: Hanukkah the Festival of Lights" as she lights up the holiday season with Hanukkah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dredyls. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org
December 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“December Lights and Mother Goose.” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115
December 8, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org
December 9, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com
December 10, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. At Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers
December 11-12, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road.
December 13, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com
December 14, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net
December 15, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Joy”
December 18-19, 26 Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road.
December 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "IT'S A TRIP" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037
December 19, Redford 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and Holiday Impromptus, 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road (Between Beech Daly and Telegraph) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951
December 20, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
Kwanzaa Stories” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams helps the DIA kick off the Kwanzaa holiday season with a highly interactive, entertaining, educational and fun collection of stories. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200
Free to the public. For info contact: 313-822-6483
December 26, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road.
 

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