Upcoming Public Events for
Santa's Woodsman and Woodsman Stories

Do you need a speaker for a luncheon, dinner meeting or a motivational speaker? Always keep in mind that stories, with a live storyteller, make a wonderful addition to any gathering of folks who enjoy the pleasures of today and the promise of tomorrow.

Recurring Montly Events

Village Storytellers
Westminster Presbyterian Church
301 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608
An informal group of storylovers who share
share stories and comments to help each of us
become a better Storyteller.
recurring - 1st Tuesday of Month at 7:00 pm


SACS Story Spinners
SACS Center, Laurinburg, NC
recurring - 3rd Monday of Month at 7:00 pm



Front Porch Stories
Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:00 pm
Christmas will soon be filling the air around you
Front Porch Stories is pleased to present THREE Masters of
Storytelling and Christmas - Elf Alan Hoal, Santa Pete Leary and
Santa's Woodsman Gale Buck. Join us for an evening of Magic that
will warm your heart and bring in The True Magic of Christmas
Sola Coffee Cafe
7705 Lead Mine Road Raleigh, North Carolina


Raleigh Christmas Carousel
Friday - Sunday, Nov 28 - 30, 2014
Sox Reindeer, Books, and the magical stories of
Santa's Woodsman and The North Pole
NC Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

High Point University
Christmas Celebration

Thursday - Friday, December 18 - 19, 2014
Sharing the Magical Stories of Christmas with the
High Point community. Santa will be there, too!!!
High Point University, High Point, NC

Cameron Boy's Camp
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
A Grande Green Eve spent with the lads in
Cameron. Do I have enough Irish in me to
keep the snakes away?
Cameron, NC

Martin Middle School
40 Book Reading Challenge Celebration

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Books can take you to incredible places.
I am pleased to return to this celebration
of students who have read so many books
and now know so many stories!
Martin Middle School, Raleigh, NC

National Trails Day
Joyner Park, Wake Forest

Saturday, June 6, 2015 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Explore the wonders of the great outdoors,
then rest with a story, one you might
hear around a family campfire.
Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd, Wake Forest, NC.

Wake Forest Arts Council
Neck of the Woods

Friday, June 19, 2015 7:00 pm
Wake Forest Arts is pleased to bring back
a popular performance series, Neck of the Woods,
to be held at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre,
the program will feature presentations from
all areas of performing arts - even Storytellers!
Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC

Wake County Public Libraries
NCSG 100 County Journey

Storytellers of the North Carolina Storytelling Guild
will present stories, LIVE and IN Person at libraries
in EVERY COUNTY IN NC - 100 Counties!
Wake County will have FIVE Presentations:
Sat. 9/12 @ 11:30 Henry Vogel at East Regional Library
Sat. 9/12 @ 2:30 Gale Buck at Cameron Village Regional Library
Sun. 9/13 @ 3:00 Gale Buck at Eva Perry Regional Library
Fri, 9/18 @ 4:30 Gale Buck at Southeast Regional Library
Fri. 9/18 @ 4:30 Henry Vogel at West Regional Library
Sat. 9/19 @ 2:00 Henry Vogel at North Regional Library
Click on library name for location / directions.
All presentations are Family Friendly and Smile Certified.

Santa Workshop
Saturday, September 19, 2015
When Santa comes to visit at your house, or church,
he wants to tell you all about his adventures. Sometimes
Santa gets so excited he gets tongue-tied. Santa's Woodsman
will be helping Santas from NC, SC, Tn and Va develop their
storytelling skills so your visit will be even more magical.

Braswell Memorial Library Festival
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I will be joining a group of renowned Storytellers
as over 600 3rd Grade Students, and guests from
the Rocky Mount commuity, converge on the
grounds of the Braswell Memorial Library for
a day of Tales and Adventures in Story.
Braswell Memorial Library
727 N Grace St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Heart of Carolina Storytelling Festival
September 25 - 26, 2015
Sponsored by the North Carolina Storytelling
Guild and Greensboro City Arts this festival
promises to become one of the premiere storytelling
events of our state. Come join me in the audience
as we experience the best of North Carolina Storytellers.

Scotland County Highland Games
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Appearance cancelled due to excessive dampness
Nothing will get your blood pumping stronger than
the sound of the Great Highland Bagpipes! Except
possibly legends and mystical tales about the pipes
and magical Highlands of Scotland. Join me as we
bring Storytelling to the Games. Celtic and Highland tales
that will make you smile and swirl your kilt.
Historic John Blue House, 13040 X Way Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352

Village Storytellers
Sertoma Art Center, Shelly Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612
New Location effective August 2015
First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 7:00 pm

Do You have a Story to Tell? Would you help
Learning to tell your story better - so more people enjoy it?
Village Storytellers is a friendly group of tellers who love
new stories and to help Storytellers tell better.
recurring - 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm

Hungry Mother State Park, Va
Colors of Hungry Mother Festival

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Applachia in Fall - a wonder of glorious colour and
the staff at Hungry Mother State Park are making it
an event for young and old with activities to keep the
colours alive year round, hay rides and, of course, Storytelling.
Gale returns to Hungry Mother State Park with
Hannah's Legend, the expanded legend of Hungry Mother
and other tales to make your marshmellows melt with
gooey delight.
Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, Va.

Tenth Storytelling Festival of Carolinas
Saturday, October 16, 2015
The premier Storytelling Festival of the Southeast
bringing top national Storytellers to warm, appreciative
audiences who LOVE Storytelling in the same style as the
National Storytelling Festival - without the crowds or expense.
Events begin Friday and continue through Sunday at the
John Blue House Complex, Xway Road, Laurinburg, NC

Front Porch Stories
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Three incredible tellers welcome the cool air of Autumn and
a glance ahead at holidays creeping around the corner.
This quarter we have Susan Adams (a newcomer to Front Porch with
years of spectacular stories), Drew Bridges returns with tales from
his bookstore - wonder why he sold it?, and Gale Buck promises
something old and something new to help celebrate the season.
Admission is still just One Smile
Front Porch Stories is hosted by
Sertoma Arts Center at Shelley Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Private Event
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Fall Arts Fair at Sertoma Arts Center
Saturday, November 14, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Members of Village Storytellers join other Artists at
Sertoma Arts Center to talk about their art, displays will
include pottery, ceramics, paintings, pen & ink and Storytelling by
some of the BEST Storytellers in the TRIANGLE.
Sertoma Arts Center at Shelley Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Franklin Arts Stroll
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Town of Franklin, NC comes alive with the spirit of
Christmas as musicians and other artists fill downtown
stores with sounds and sights of this Magical Season.
Santa's Woodsman returns to help bring the Magic to Life
with Stories of the North Pole and the True Magic of Christmas.
Annual Christmas Parade begins at 7:00 with everything
a Christmas parade should have - especially Santa.
Downtown Franklin, NC

A E Finley YMCA Reindeer Games
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Who knows the games Reindeer play
better than Santa?
9216 Baileywick Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615

St Philip Lutheran Church, Raleigh, NC
The Magic of Christmas with 'Saints and Sinners'
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
We had so much fun in February they invited Santa's Woodsman
back for a helping of The Magic of Christmas. Stories
inspired by The Truth behind The North Pole. Come share lunch
and then share the joy of the season.
St Philip Lutheran Church, 7304 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC

First Tennessee Bank Community Christmas
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 5:30 - 7:30
Santa arrives at the Falls River Branch of First Tennessee
to help brighten everyone's spirits with snacks, crafts and
maybe even a story or two.
1151 Falls River Ave, Raleigh, NC 27614 / (919) 582-2660

Hickmans Crossroads Library
The True Magic of Christmas

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Santa's Woodsman returns to the coast with
two presentations of original Christmas stories
told so all who wish to believe may believe -
3:00 The Magic of Christmas (Adults)
5:00 Tales of the North Pole (youth)
Hickmans Crossroads Library
1040 Calabash Road, Calabash NC 28467

Braswell Memorial Library Festival
Tales of the North Pole
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 1:30 pm
One advantage of being Santa's Woodsman is visiting
The North Pole and hearing stories told by the
Reindeer Herders, and other personalities which abound
in this magical world, brought back to Braswel Library
so All who Wish to Believe, May Believe.
Braswell Memorial Library
727 N Grace St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Vinson-Bynum Kindergarten Classes
Monday, December 14, 2015, 1:15 pm
Santa's Woodsman returns to Missus Anderson's classroom
to share stories from the North Pole.
Vinson-Bynum Elementary School, Wilson, NC

Cameron Boy's Camp
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Santa's Woodsman will journey to the camp,
this time with tales of the North Pole and
the True Magic of Christmas.
Cameron, NC

Santa Visits Five Points
Saturday, December 19, 2015, 2:30 - 4:30
Santa will once again visit Five Points, Raleigh
at Westminster Presbyterian Church. As the rush of this
precious season reaches its peak, take a moment to visit
with Santa and Christmasana in a quiet and peacful setting
where you can speak with the spokesman of Christmas for as
long as you wish. Bring your camera to capture pictures
that will be cherished forever.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
301 E Whitaker Mill Rd,Raleigh, NC 27608

Village Storytellers
Sertoma Art Center, Shelly Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612
First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 7:00 pm

This month we give our Tale Telling members opportunity
to polish their stories for the Bold-Faced Liars' Showdown.
Last year, 2015, six of the 18 tellers were from
Village Storytellers, taking 1st and 3rd place.
Come experience the BEST stories as they grow to stardom.
recurring - 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm

Village Storytellers' Storytelling Workshop
Sertoma Art Center, Shelly Lake Park
Saturday, January 9, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Have you ever wanted to share a story but could not
quite figure out how to put it together? Have you had
a REAL LIFE experience you KNOW would make a great story?
Have you ever wanted to add more life and vitality,
more pizazz to your storytelling?
Join three great storytellers - Pamela Alberda, Beky O'Connell,
and Gale Buck, as they share their talents and what
they have learned about how to tell a story.
Admission is FREE but seating is limited - note this is
an interactive workshop. Expect to have fun!
Sertoma Art Center, Shelly Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Benson Memorial Methodist Church
Senior Fellowship Luncheon

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Gale takes his unique flavor of Storytelling
to entice the young seniors for luncheon desert.
Benson Memorial Methodist Church
4706 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC

Sunrise Theater
The Story of Everything

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Gale will be joining the talented tellers Jadie Fuson
and Mitch Capel at Sunrise Theater in downtown
Southern Pines for a magical evening reconnecting with
the tradition of oral history. It will be funny, sad,
poetic and fascinating.
The Sunrise Theater, 250 Northwest Broad Street, Southern Pines

2016 Bold-Faced Liars' Showdown
Saturday, January 16, 2016 2:00 pm
If Laughter is the Best Medicine then this event
will cure whatever ails you. An open competition of
many of the BEST Storytellers NC has to offer, each
telling a truly TALL Tale. Come laugh until it hurts.
Storytelling & Arts Center of the Southeast
131 South Main Street, Laurinburg North Carolina 28352

Front Porch Stories
Thursday, January 28, 2016
We will have the fire glowing for a warm evening of the
best storytelling NC has to offer. Ron Jones and Sam Pearsall
return to our Front Porch. A frequent visitor to the Porch,
Janis Epton, takes the stage for her first telling appearance.
Storytelling is growing in our neighborhood, come experience
why! Admission is still just One Smile
Front Porch Stories is hosted by
Sertoma Arts Center at Shelley Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Bynum General Store Storytelling
Bynum Country Store

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Cindy Raxter and Bynum Country Store have teamed up
to bring Storytelling to life the 2nd Saturday of each
Month. I am honored to have been asked to present my own
stories of Magic and Wonder on this unusual stage with
an audience who is always appreciative. Come join us!
Historic Bynum Country Store
950 Bynum Rd, Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312

Village Storytellers' Storytelling Workshop
Sertoma Art Center, Shelly Lake Park
Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Our second in this Lessons of Storytelling series presented
by the talented tellers of Village Storytellers. This month
we Retired Lt Col Ken Grant will teach us how to turn a daily
event into an effective War Story and we will also explore the
art of presenting your story using posture, voice, incorporating
your entire being into the art of Storytelling.
Admission is FREE but seating is limited - note this is
an interactive workshop. Expect to have fun!
Sertoma Art Center, Shelly Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Front Porch Stories
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Spring brings brilliant color to our parks and our yards.
Flowers bursting everywhere! And our Front Porch is busting
out with the incredible talents of UNC Professor of Storytelling
Brian Sturm, our own Village Teller Ken Grant, and the mystical
tales of Judith Valerie. Your garden will blush with jealosy.
Admission is still just One Smile
Front Porch Stories is hosted by
Sertoma Arts Center at Shelley Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Private Engagement

National Trails Day
Joyner Park, Wake Forest

Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Study insects, birds and wild streams. Then sit back
and enjoy a story, a story found somewhere in the
wild, maybe even the forests of Wake County.
Almost like sitting around a family campfire -
bring yer own marshmellows!
Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd, Wake Forest, NC.

Stories in the Park
Pullen Park, Raleigh, NC

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Magical old fashioned Storytelling nestled in the midst
of trains and boats, an historic carousel and great oak trees.
Come share the fun and laughtr of Pullen Park with
Village Storytellers as we bring Storytelling to families at
beautiful Pullen Park.
Pullen Park, 408 Ashe Ave., Raleigh, NC
Rain date: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:30 - 1:30

Village Storytellers' Storytelling Workshop
Why Tell / Share Stories

Sertoma Art Center, Shelly Lake Park
Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:00 a.m.
We all share stories about our day, weekend adventures
and great events in our lives. But did you know Storytelling
can get you a job? Improve your lessons / grades? Make your life
more interesting? The first part of our "Why Storytelling"
workshop looks at how / where / why to use storytelling
more effectively. After a break we will look at where to
find stories. Where to find stories ready to tell and where
to find stories in our day to day lives. How to use these
resources to construct better stories that can make a difference
in our own lives and the lives of those we interact with.
Admission is FREE but seating is limited - note this is
an interactive workshop. Expect to have fun!
Sertoma Art Center, Shelly Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Front Porch Stories
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Come enjoy a Summer Bouquet of Storytellers as THREE
lovely ladies share their favorite summer tales with us.
Our rare blossoms are Pamela Alberda, Robin Kitson
and Beky O'Connell. Forget all else on your calendar for
this will be an evening not only to remember but to treasure.
Admission is still just One Smile
Front Porch Stories is hosted by
Sertoma Arts Center at Shelley Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Forest of Wake Storyfest
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to continue this
growing festival featuring outstanding Storytellers from
our region - and beyond. This year, our third, enjoy the
talents of Donna Washington and Lona Bartlett, then sit back
and soak up the musical tales of Dan Blaisdell.
Forest of Wake proudly features National, Regional and Local
artists who will keep your mind young and your imagination
dancing. In addition to concerts, Storytellers will be conducting
workshops so you can join this incredible world of Story.
Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake FOrest
"An Inside Air-Conditioned Storytelling Event"

Harold Sherman Adult Day Center
Friday, September 23, 2016
Nothing recalls yesterday like a good story. So I will be
visiting with some folks who have rich yesterdays and share
a few of my favorite stories. Maybe even hear some of theirs.
Oxford, NC

Storytelling Festival of Carolinas - 10th Year
Saturday, October 15, 2016
The premier Storytelling Festival of the Southeast
bringing top national Storytellers to warm, appreciative
audiences who LOVE Storytelling in the same style as the
National Storytelling Festival - without the crowds or expense.
This year's festival features world-renowned tellers Donald Davis,
Tim Lowry and Kuniko Yamamoto. Events begin Friday and continue
through Sunday at the John Blue House Complex,
Xway Road, Laurinburg, NC

Fall Arts Fair - Pullen Arts Center
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Artists from all over Raleigh will come together to help
you start your holiday shopping. View and purchase exceptional
one of a kind works. Then, when you think you might have seen
enough join us for a few stories. Storytelling is an art and we
will have three diverse artists sharing their favorite tales from
3:00 - 4:00.
Pullen Arts Center, 105 Pullen Road, Raleigh

Village Storytellers' Storytelling Workshop
Fables and Fairy Tales, Where have they gone?

Sertoma Art Center, Shelly Lake Park
Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Most of us grew up hearing fairy tales - Red Riding Hood,
Three Little Pigs, The Little Mermaid. But these stories
were not just fanciful tales, they taught us lessons and
shaped cultures. In the first part of our "Fairy Tales" workshop
we will look at the history and cultures of beloved Fairy Tales.
After a break we will ask two questions - what happened to our
fairy tales and is there a fairy tale in your back yard?
As a group we will take a beloved old fairy tale and
bring it up to date, telling the story of OUR lives.
Sertoma Art Center, Shelly Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Front Porch Stories
Thursday, October 27, 2016
October is a changing month. The season is changing from
heat of Summer to chiling Winter. Leaves are putting on
their Autumn Splendor and our thoughts are shifting from
frolicking in forest and foam to family gatherings around
decorated trees and abundant tables. Sam Pearsall, Chris Wise,
and Gale Buck will lend their talents and tales to conjure
your sweetest mememories of the coming season.
Admission is still just One Smile
Front Porch Stories is hosted by
Sertoma Arts Center at Shelley Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Scarecrows and Storytelling
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Pullen Arts Center pulls out all the stops to
keep goolies and ghosites away from their goodies
this autumn season. Come build your own Scarecrow,
help decorate their lawn. But what is a scarecrow
without a good story, of the Halloween Flavor?
Storytelling w/ Scarecrows 11:00 - 12:00.
Pullen Arts Center, 105 Pullen Road, Raleigh

Vitality Chiropractic and Family Wellness
Thursday, December 1, 2016
We all share in aches and pains this time of year,
but these Docs like to time of for some old fashioned
Christmas Cheer, shared by staff and patients.
610 Dr. Calvin Jones Hwy, Suite 104, Wake Forest, NC 27587

A E Finley YMCA Reindeer Games
Saturday, December 3, 2016
The only thing better than watching a passel
of young folk chase reindeer is hearing their
dreams and wishes.
9216 Baileywick Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615

Zebulon Lions Club
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Folks who work hard for others deserve a chance
to be recognized and celebrate life just a bit.
Tales of early Scotland and Saint Patrick, who
also looked after needs of others, will help these folks
appreciate how special they really are.

Front Porch Stories
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Springtime is a great time for stories. Come
join us on our Front Porch for tales of good
times, and maybe a few not so good. Visit
www.frontporchstories.org to see
who is telling this event.
Admission is still just One Smile
Front Porch Stories is hosted by
Westminster Presbyterian Church
301 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608

Perry Memorial Library Festival
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Most folks go to the library to find a book,
but what they are really after is a Good Story.
Perry Memorial Library hosts a wondrous festival
of storytellers sharing the essence of a good books
- learning through great stories.
Perry Memorial Library
205 Breckenridge Street, Henderson, NC 27536

4th Annl Durham Cnty Library Storytelling Festival
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00am - 1:00pm
April Fool's Day is not just for practical jokes,
it is a great day for Storytelling. Join us for
a fun-filled day of yarns and tales.
Durham Arts Council, Inc.
120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701

Pullen Park Children's Book Swap
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Raleigh's Pullen Park is known for its artistic Merry-Go-Round,
exciting train ride and boats that go in circles or
around the lake, but did you know your children can
expand their minds, too? Pullen Park hosts an opportunity
to swap books your children have memorized for new
adventures - and hear a story the old way, before books
came to be. Village Storytellers presents older than old
books - live storytelling, and maybe you can share your
story as well.
Pullen Park Children's Book Swap
408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606

Dan Nicholas Park Campground
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Face it, some of our best stories come from
swapping tales around a campfire, and we love to camp.
Our spring adventure takes us to Dan Nicholas Park in
Salisbury, NC. We will be sharing tales of Frogbiters,
rainbows and maybe even a sleigh ride.
Where do you find your best stories?
Dan Nicholas Park & Campground
6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146

Pittsboro Roadhouse Storytellers
Thursday, June 8, 2017 7:00 pm
If you like uncommonly good food - at a reasonable
price - and uncommonly good entertainment -
storytelling is uncommon entertainment -
then come to Pittsboro, NC.
The historic Roadhouse restaurant, just off
traffic circle in the center of this quiet
rural town, now you know where to go, hosts
live Storytelling, quarterly. About four or
five tellers share tales from their past or
perhaps just stories that have stretched a bit
taller than they maybe should. Good food. Good
stories. Great evening. Come early to enjoy
dinner before entertianment begins.
Oh, we will be in the back dining room.
Pittsboro Roadhouse Restaurant
39 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Croasdaile Village
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Folks who have lived a lot of stories enjoy
Storytelling. We will be seeking to awaken
forgotten memories at this great community
with tales of Rainbows, Frogbiters, Test Drives
and who knows what else. An evening of smiles and
maybe a ponder or two.
Croasdaile Village Community, Durham, NC

Front Porch Stories
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Nothing says 'Summer' like relaxing with a cool
drink and sharing stories with good friends, and
lots of laughter. Our tale tellers will be Ken Grant,
Beky O'Connel, and Robin Kitson. Mr. John Dambold
will be our adventure guide.
Admission is still just One Smile
Front Porch Stories is hosted by
Westminster Presbyterian Church
301 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608

Stories by the Millstream Festival
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rowan County
Library, the 18th Annual Festival features local
tellers sharing tales of wonder and learning with
2nd Graders in the morning and then a Family Concert
open to the public at 7:00 pm. This event takes
place at Sloan Park, or the County Library if it rains.
Gale Buck is the Featured Teller this year.
Stories by the Millstream Festival
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla, NC 28125

Triad Storytelling Jubilee
Thursday, October 6, 2017 7:00 pm
The Triad Storytelling Exchange once sponsored one of
the largest Storytelling Festivals in NC. Today they
are focusing on bringing Storytelling to the people
in a more frequent and affordable format. So join
me and two other terrific storytellers at the
Greensboro Cultural Arts facility in downton
Greensboro for an evening of fun and stories.

Hungry Mother State Park, Va
Colors of Hungry Mother Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Applachia in Fall - a wonder of glorious colour and
the staff at Hungry Mother State Park are making it
an event for young and old with activities to keep the
colours alive year round, hay rides and, of course, Storytelling.
Gale returns to Hungry Mother State Park with
Hannah's Legend, the expanded legend of Hungry Mother,
Autumn Colors - how the leaves found their fall beauty,
and other tales to make your marshmellows melt with
gooey delight.
Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, Va.

Front Porch Stories
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Trees are changing their colors, breezes bring an
Autumn nip to the air, and it must be Apple Cider
tickling your nose. Add Live Storytellers and
you have Front Porch Stories. Please visit our
web page to see who will be preparing you for
this holiday season with tales of splendor.
Admission is still just One Smile
Front Porch Stories is hosted by
Westminster Presbyterian Church
301 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608

11th Annual Ghost Walk
Downtown Raleigh

Friday, October 27, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Ghosts? Don't be afraid, you will be in goolish
company - zombies, spooks, undead, and yes
GHOSTS brought to life by careless Storytellers.
One hour walk begins at 8:00 pm, proceeds go
to help prevent cruelty to animals.
Support your furry friends, brave the ghouls.
Arrive at the gate to Historic Oakwood Cemetery
700 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh NC

A E Finley YMCA Reindeer Games
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Reindeer can be somewhat unpredictable at
times. Just like dreams and wishes of young
folk who like to play with reindeer.
9216 Baileywick Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615

Santa Calls LIVE on RTN
Saturday, December 9, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Santa returns to RTN Studios in downtown
Raleigh to take phone calls from young folks.
Broadcast live on RTN-TV channel 10 (TWC).
So what does Santa do while waiting for a call?
He tells stories about the North Pole, of course.

Pipestem Resort State Park, WV
Breakfast from the North Pole

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Santa's Woodsman has been asked to bring a
bit of Christmas Magic and flavors of the North
Pole for breakfast at beautiful McKeever Lodge.
Watch for more details as autumn colors surround us.
Pipestem State Park, Pipestem, WV

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