Monday, October 25, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
WHAT: A Senior Adult Luncheon
WHEN: Monday, October 25 | Noon -1:30pm
WHERE: Bethel Highlands campus sanctuary
WHY: To gather with friends and enjoy some time with acclaimed author, playwright, and storyteller Kevin Kling
WHAT TO BRING: Just yourself
WHAT TO EXPECT: A great Ocktoberfest meal (Roasted pork loin with baby red potatoes, glazed carrots, and sweet red cabbage. Dinner rolls and butter and apple pie bars) courtesy of Bethel's favorite caterer, Katy and a fun, spirited bit of time enjoying the wonderfully talented, Kevin Kling
We’ll be in the sanctuary (we'll follow the most current CDC guidelines that day). Our commitment is to your health and safety AND enjoying some time together.
Please register by Wednesday, October 20 to reserve your spot. This will assist us in planning.
Don’t hesitate to call the office (715.386.8821) if you have any questions.
For more information on Kevin Kling, visit his website (http://www.kevinkling.com/). The following is an excerpt from his website:
Kevin Kling is a well-known playwright and storyteller, and his commentaries can be heard on NPR’s All Things Considered. His plays and adaptations have been performed around the world. He lives in Minneapolis.
Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories. Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are.
Kevin Kling describes his zodiac sign as “Minnesota with Iowa rising…” He grew up in Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove, Minneapolis suburbs, and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater. His storytelling started when a friend from the now defunct Brass Tacks Theatre asked him to perform his stories. Since then, he has been awarded numerous arts grants and fellowships. The National Endowment for the Arts, The McKnight Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board, The Bush Foundation, The Jerome Foundation and others have recognized Kling’s artistry. In 2014 Mayor RT Rybak named Kevin “Minneapolis Story Laureate”.
Kevin was born with a congenital birth defect — his left arm is about three-quarters the size of his right arm, and his left hand has no wrist or thumb In 2001 Kevin was in a motorcycle accident and suffered brachial plexus injury (BPI). The brachial plexus nerves in his right arm were pulled completely out of their sockets. Currently, he has partial use of his left arm and cannot use his right arm at all.
Kevin Kling continues to write plays and stories in a rigorous fashion, and travels around the globe to numerous storytelling festivals, residencies, and has been invited to perform the acclaimed National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN for several years. Kevin has released a number of compact disc collections of his stories, has published five books, “The Dog Says How”, “Holiday Inn”, “Big Little Brother”, “Big Little Mother” and “On Stage with Kevin Kling.”