Stepping Stones has in-person, online, and hybrid events plus play scripts and historic presentations for your online or in person events.
Free. Advance Registration Required. Click the following link or go to it in your browser: https://DOG3.eventbrite.com
Description: A meaningful mix of fun and history, the Day of Gratitude is a great way to kick off Gratitude Month, honor the legacy of Bill and Lois Wilson and, celebrate with Stepping Stones. Event highlights are:
- Jimmy O. sharing his recollections and pictures from his time with Bill and Lois. Jimmy met Lois more than 50 times and has a treasure trove of pictures and documents.
- Launch party for our Online Archive Portal featuring pictures and documents from the Bill W. Collection
- Trivia with prizes
- The first ever “Spirit of Stepping Stones Awards.”
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – HYBRID – 72nd Annual Stepping Stones Lois’ Family Groups Picnic, Saturday, June 3, 2023. Ticketing and schedule details to be posted here in April 2023. Nominate speakers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
ONGOING – PROGRAMS TO BRING TO YOUR ONLINE, IN-PERSON OR HYBRID EVENT
VIRTUAL – Free for Your Group/Event – Available in English & Spanish (Provide an interpreter for more languages) “Home with History: An Exploration of the Home, Archive, & Lives of Bill & Lois W.”
Ongoing – Schedule it for your event or occasion!
10 minutes to 90 minutes (Questions & Answers Optional)
A historian from Stepping Stones highlights the story of the Wilsons using images from the National Historic Landmark home and archive in New York where the Wilsons lived from 1941 until their deaths. Use your online platform or our Zoom account to bring this event to your friends, groups, convention, round up, anniversary, area, district, etc. We can tailor the event to your needs and specifications. Email email@example.com to arrange an event.
IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL EVENT: Dramatic Short Play Readings for Your Events
Ongoing – Schedule it for your event or occasion!
35-Minute, 60-TO-75 Minutes, & 111-Minute Scripts Based on the Wilsons’ Letters
Available for Amateur Volunteers or Experienced Actors, Script available in English
The historical letters and recordings in the Stepping Stones Foundation Archive are the basis for three presentations that bring the true story of Bill and Lois Wilsons’ journey to life using their own words. The original 110-minute play, In Their Own Words: Bill & Lois Wilson, sparked the making of two new short plays that are now available for readings of 30 and 60 minutes in length. These do not require complicated staging, props, or costumes. They are perfect for amateur or professional use at group anniversaries, events, picnics, conferences, round-ups, retreats, young peoples’ programs, or other online or in-person gatherings. To learn more about the process and licensing fees, email Play Consultant Laurie Heffner-Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
IN-PERSON: Stepping Stones Comes to You: An Exploration of the Home, Archive, & Lives of Bill & Lois Wilson
Ongoing – Schedule it for your next in-person conference, round-up, or event!
Contact us to arrange a presenter for your next event. A representative of Stepping Stones will present the exciting journey through the Wilsons’ lives, archive and home. This presentation can be tailored to the length needed for your event. Just let us know your preferred length, date, and time and we will work with you to make the occasion special. This live narrated and illustrated presentation highlights the legacies of Bill and Lois Wilson, respective co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups. Donations are welcomed; fees for travel costs may apply. For more information, please email email@example.com
IN-PERSON: Tour the Historic Site, Home & Studio – Advance Reservation Required
Ongoing by advance reservation only for 1 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Check availability by clicking here and submitting our plan a visit form. All visits inside the home and studio are by guided tour. No tours are available on Sundays and Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days. See our Visitor Guide for tips and more information. To inquire about same-day availability, complete the form and call 914-232-4822.
PAST / RECENT EVENTS – THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS & SPONSORS!
IN-PERSON IN KATONAH, NY – Staged Play Reading of Bill & Lois W.: Their Journey in Letters, Harvey School, Walker Center for the Arts, 260 Jay St., Katonah, NY 10536, Saturday, September 24, 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (Free reception follows 7:30 p.m.). For details of this past event, go to https://SSFPlay.eventbrite.com
The Town of Bedford Friends of Stepping Stones present this rare special staged reading performance features acclaimed actors Anne Twomey Lloyd and John Bedford Lloyd and also features Eileen Hanley and Bradley Lewis. The eventful lives of two longtime Town of Bedford residents, Lois and Bill Wilson, come to life in this play comprised of their own words from letters and diaries in Stepping Stones Archive.
The trials and triumphs of the cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous and cofounder of Al-Anon Family Groups create an inspiring story of hope and love that is still impacting millions of people worldwide years after they passed.
This special benefit was not recorded, but email SteppingStonesPlay@gmail.com for upcoming hybrid, in-person or online play opportunities.
Thank you to our play sponsors! Patron-Level Sponsors & In-Kind Donors: Henry “Hank” Albing; Anonymous; The Corbett-Turco Family; Corbett Public Relations, Long Island, NY; The Harvey School, Katonah, NY; Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA); Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk, NY; Russell Speeders Car Wash & Detailing, Bedford Hills, NY; Stephen Tilly, Architect, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Friend-Level Sponsors & In-Kind Donors: Bedford Diner, Bedford Hills, NY; Michael P. Berardino; Blossom Flower Shops, Yonkers & White Plains, NY; Bradsell Contracting, Bedford, NY; Landmark Facilities Group, Inc., Norwalk, CT; Kyle R. Lewis; Hans Morefield & Helene Kopal; The Peckham Family Foundation, Brewster, NY; Laurie Heffner Lewis; Will Runyon
Supporter-Level Sponsors & In-Kind Donors: Mary Morrow & Bob Albing; Bill & Virginia Albing; Bedford Gourmet; Bedford Village Pastry; Russ & Laura C.; Ellen Calves; Charles Department Store, Katonah, NY; Country Willow Home, Bedford Hills, NY; Decker Tool Rental, Bedford Hills, NY; Alysa DiMarco, State Farm Insurance, Bedford Hills, NY; Cori Estrow; David & Dale Foster; Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Heffner; Christine Howe; La Familia Pizza & Pasta, Katonah, NY; La Maison Fete, Bedford, NY; Landmark Kitchen & Baths Bedford Hills, NY; Jacob & Zan Lewis; Jennifer Llwellyn & Majestic Hudson Spiritual Boutique & Blissful Experiences, Katonah; Carolyn M.; Sarah Melamed; Rud & Jen Niles; Phil OKeefe; The Paint Box, Bedford Hills, NY; Joseph & Johanna Pak; Paulie’s Deli, Katonah, NY; Phoenix Theatre & Arts Company, Carmel, NY; Sgaglio’s Marketplace, Katonah, NY; Singleton, Davis & Singleton, PLLC, Mt. Kisco, NY; ShopRite, Bedford Hills, NY; Rusty Turner, Charleston SC; Jay & Karen VanHouten; Village Market, Katonah, NY
Promotional Partners & Media Sponsors: Creative Alliance Project of Bedford Hills, Bedford, & Katonah; Drug Abuse Prevention Council of Bedford, Pound Ridge, Lewisboro; Friends of Recovery (FOR)-Westchester, NY; Katonah Chamber of Commerce; Katonah Classic Stage; Katonah Connect Magazine & Website; Katonah Village Improvement Society
Neighborhood Notifications– See the Neighborhood Notes Section on our News page for notifications of medium and large group event reservations at Stepping Stones.