Grandma Goes to… Adventures in October and November

Grandma Goes to… Adventures in October and November

Jeanne Roppolo is a storyteller, motivational speaker and author of the Grandma Goes to… book series


Jeanne will be participating in the Irish Books and Music celebration. A gala dinner on Friday, October 14th kicks off the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday there is free Celtic culture programming from noon to 6:00 pm with literature, music concerts, lectures, poetry readings, panel discussions, theater performances, and exhibits.

Free admission and free parking. A donation will get you into a raffle.

Irish-American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago

(when you come in, double-check locations on the big board)

photo-of-jeanne-2016-taken-by-judi-schnur-full-photo   “It’s Never Too Late to Eat or Pray”

Saturday, October 15th
2:00 pm
Celtic Women’s Salon

Jeanne gives a talk on “It’s Never Too Late to Eat or Pray,“ a Baby Boomer’s version of the inspirational book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

jeanne-in-antarctica Storytelling with Grandma

Saturday, October 15th
3:00 pm
Room 302
Journey through the ice to the bottom of the Southern Ocean

dog-in-junior-iditarod   Storytelling with Grandma

Sunday, October 16th
3:00 pm
Room 302
Learn what it takes to be a musher for the Junior Iditarod

This year Jeanne will not have an author’s table, but she will be signing and selling books before and after her talks.


Jeanne is scheduled for two presentations at Mather’s-More than a Café
7134 W. Higgins Ave., Chicago

They request that you register. Jeanne’s talks are always popular.

jeanne-and-survivor-island   Grandma Goes to… Survivor Island

Monday, November 7th
1:30 pm

Grandma shares her experience auditioning to become a contestant on the TV show Survivor. Although she made the cut out of the 250 who got to audition, she still faced tough odds. Hear about her experience and find out if Grandma actually made it to the island.

Suggested donation $8

hawaii   Grandma Goes to… Hawaii Island

Monday, November 14th
1:00 pm

Relocate to the Big Island of Hawaii with Grandma. Through photos and storytelling, Jeanne shares the tale of her family’s move and their 14 years of life on the island.

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