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Happy Birthday to Jane!

Sunday, December 15, 2013
1:30PM to 4:00PM

Note: Setup will start at 1:00
Dancing will be begin at 1:30

Carol Kopp returns to JASNA ONC by popular demand to give us a dance lesson that will take us back to Jane’s own time as we celebrate her 238th birthday. She will instruct us in the proper methods of Regency dance to the accompaniment of live music provided by Toad in the Hole. We are very fortunate to have this excellent dance master and these talented musicians give us an authentic experience. In addition, Carol will invite some skilled dancers to help round out our sets.

Dress comfortably and wear comfy shoes. And if you’d like, you can dress up Regency style!

For those who prefer not to dance, we will have a small card table for whist, with instructions. We will also have our traditional toast to Jane’s birthday and a lovely birthday cake. This is an open meeting. Please feel free to bring your friends and spouses.


**If you have not already paid your dues to JASNA (national) please do so as soon as possible. You must be a member at the national level before you join our Region. Every December we ask our local members to pay $10 annual dues to help us pay for activities such as the dance caller and musicians we will have at this meeting. Please bring your check for $10, made out to Jane Austen Society of North America, to the meeting December 15th.**

Celebrating 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice

Sunday, October 27, 2013
1:00PM to 4:00PM
*Earlier time*

AGM RECAP - This year’s JASNA AGM in Minneapolis, Minnesota was attended by over 750 Austen devotees. We heard from scholars and specialists, we bought books and Regency era clothes and accessories, we dined and danced, and most of all, we conversed about our favorite author.

Please join us at our next meeting for our traditional AGM recap. We’ll have door prizes, pictures and stories, and we’ll do our best to bring the AGM experience to our members who could not attend. Those of you who DID attend (and you know who you are) are cordially invited to share your experiences with the group.

READINGS – “And to all this…improvement of the mind by reading…” If you’d like to read a favorite selection from Pride and Prejudice, or any P&P-themed topic from period reviews to Austen’s letters, please bring your source along and prepare to share. We’d love to hear from ALL of you but if you are shy, never fear – we will not make you read. In order to ensure that all young ladies have time to exhibit, we do ask that you keep readings under 3 minutes, unless you have something very special, in which case, please let me know by the day of the meeting and I will do my best to make sure we can accommodate you. Shared readings are always welcome, so do invite a friend to read with you!


SUNDAY September 22, 2013 - 1:00-4:00 PM
(*note earlier time*)

It’s been a long summer break, and we’re ready to get together again and talk about Jane Austen! For our first meeting this fall, we’re going to try our hand at some Austenesque entertainments.

Whist or Speculation? Loo anyone? We know little of the games at present, but we shall be glad to improve ourselves. We’ll bring the rules for these games and decks of cards, and we’ll play on teams. We can take turns so we all get a chance to try each game. We’ve got a new game to play this fall: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Trivia Game. If you like the trivia game you can buy one for $7.50, with profits donated to the Region’s treasury.