Events - Online & In-Person Events

The 70th Annual Stepping Stones Picnic will be Virtual

on Saturday, June 5, 2021, 1 p.m. EST!

Free with Pre-registration

A Link to Register will be Posted Here on Saturday, May 15, 2021

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70th Annual Stepping Stones Lois Family Groups Picnic Online June 5, 2021

Virtual Only

The 70th Annual Stepping Stones Lois' Family Groups Picnic will be online on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EST. A highlight will be the global premiere of a 55-minute play reading featuring skilled actors reading the moving, historic letters between Bill and Lois Wilson along with related archival materials as well as music. The traditional picnic speakers from A.A., Al-Anon, and Alateen will also be featured during the event.

Visit this page on May 15, 2021 for free advance registration details.

More About the Dramatic Play Reading World Premiere During the Virtual Picnic

“Bill W. & Lois W.: Their Journey in Letters” tells the moving love story of Bill and Lois Wilson using only words written or spoken by the Wilsons. Four actors portray Bill and Lois over their lifetimes sharing personal letters and stories from the Stepping Stones Archive that follow the couple through their early courtship and marriage, then down the long descent into Bill’s alcoholism, and later his recovery and the birth of AA and Al-Anon Family Groups. The 55-minute dramatic presentation includes historic photos and images from the archive.


Nominate speakers who knew or met Lois or Bill or nominate an Alateen by emailing

Past speaker recordings are available for purchase by emailing to inquire.

Stepping Stones Script Readings Featuring Letters by Bill & Lois Wilson 

30 and 50 minute Versions Available for Your Events 

Share the legacy of the Wilsons with friends with our easy-to-organize short play reading kits! Bring an enriching, moving experience to any fellowship gathering through our play readings based on Bill and Lois Wilsons' own words from the correspondence in Stepping Stones Archives. For more information about the 30- to 50-minute play reading scripts and materials and background about the original full-length play, click here for our "Play" page.

Listen Now to a Recording with Author Bill Schaberg 

For a recorded 2019 interview with Bill Schaberg, click here. Interview recorded with the assistance of Kessler Media Productions, Katonah, NY. Click to Order the hard cover book, Writing the Big Book.

Live In-Person Events & Tours are Paused Through June 7, 2021

Notification of Upcoming Medium & Large Events  (Updated April 29, 2021)

The following are days when Stepping Stones has reservations of more than 50 visitors: None are currently scheduled.

No on site events are currently scheduled. Check back after June 5, 2021. Stepping Stones has been closed to on-site tours since mid-March 2020 and will remain closed until at least June 7, 2021. Check back for updates. The situation is evaluated on a monthly basis.

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For Tour information, Click Here for the "Visit" page

Stepping Stones Online: The Living Legacy of Bill & Lois Wilson

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