At our end of the year Holiday gathering five dynamic storytellers will share a memorable experience from their personal life. Tellers include Danielle Mancuso from The Lantern, fiddler and storyteller Kevin Carr, writer, poet and professor Alma Rosa Alvarez, story coach and author Jay Golden, and Hearth founder Mark Yaconelli.  Music by Hollis Peach and Jenna Williams. We will have lots of holiday refreshments and treats! This is a great way to celebrate the season with friends, family, and neighbors. Thursday, December 12th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland. This is our once-a-year evening in which all ticket sales benefit The Hearth’s annual operations. Please help us continue to produce creative, heartfelt, community-building events. $10-$20 sliding scale at the door.

For wine aficionados, The Hearth is hosting a special pre-event wine reception at 5:30 at the Temple. A $50 VIP ticket to The Hearth Holiday Wine Reception includes a bounty of excellent local wines (including selections from Casa Bruno Wines, Grizzly Peak Winery, Long Walk Vineyard, and Upper Five Vineyard and Wines), savory appetizers, delicious desserts, a personal story by Mark Yaconelli, and reserved seating for The Hearth’s Night of the Storytellers. Support The Hearth and get your tickets today at Brown Paper Tickets.