DUNSTABLE -- Come hear Gothic romance tales by candlelight performed by Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions and enjoy a delicious lunch/tea on Saturday, May 10, at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Dunstable Congregational Church, 516 Main St.

This theatrical storytelling presentation will feature three gothic romance tales featuring the American South, New England and England, from authors Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott and Emily Bronte.

Gothic romance is a literary style that was popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They were mysteries often involving the supernatural and usually set against a background of medieval ruins or haunted castles. The heroines are spirited young women who go to live in gloomy mansions populated by peculiar servants and precocious children and presided over by handsome men with mysterious pasts.

This is a free event, but please bring a nonperishable food item for local food bank.

Wear your most festive spring hat. Prizes will be awarded.

For reservations call 978-649-6251 or email Sue at sjt0213@verizon.net.

This program is funded in part by a Dunstable Cultural Council Grant, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.