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Borrowing the words of Miss Bates, "It is such a happiness when good people get together—and they always do." Check the JASNA and Non-JASNA event calendars below for opportunities to join others in celebrating Jane Austen.
 

JASNA Regional Events

JASNA Regions host creative special events that all members of the Society are invited to attend. In many cases, non-members who would like to know more about JASNA are also welcome. (For information on Regional book discussions and other regular meetings, visit a Region's website or contact the Regional Coordinator.) 

Regional Coordinators: 
To promote an upcoming special event, contact JASNA's Vice President for Regions, Debra Roush, at criamia1@aol.com.

Sonalta Community Center

1627 10 Ave. SW

Calgary , AB

Nov 16

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

San Diego Region: Teatime

Raise a Cup to Jane!

Aubrey Rose Tea Room

8362 La Mesa Blvd

La Mesa , CA

Nov 16

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Heavenly Special Teas

5012 N. Market St

Spokane , WA

Nov 24

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Arts Council Room

Arts Building, Room 160

Montreal , QC

Dec 6

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Commander's Palace Restaurant

1403 Washington Street

New Orleans , LA

Dec 7

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

North Texas Region: Birthday Luncheon

JASNA President Presents!

Maggiano’s Restaurant

205 NorthPark Center

Dallas , TX

Dec 7

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Southwest Region: What's Next in Jane Austen?

Two Speakers, Double Celebration

USC Town & Gown Ballroom

665 Exposition Blvd

Los Angeles , CA

Dec 7

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

154 Moody St

Waltham , MA

Dec 8

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

North Florida Region: Celebratory Luncheon

Join JASNA Friends for Lunch!

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

3021 SW 34th St

Gainesville , FL

Dec 8

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Zen Tea

5356 Peachtree Rd

Chamblee , GA

Dec 14

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Iowa Region: Birthday Tea

Jane Austen Birthday Celebration!

Jordan House Museum

2251 Fuller Road

West Des Moines , IA

Dec 14

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

University Club

420 Summit Ave

St. Paul , MN

Dec 14

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Main Branch Library

215 South 15th St

Omaha , NE

Dec 14

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

7 West 55th St at 5th Ave

New York , NY

Dec 14

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Middle Tennessee Region: Rosings Revue

A little song, a little dance...

The Overlook Room

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Nashville , TN

Dec 15

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Westminster Presbyterian Church

1300 N St

Sacramento , CA

Jan 11

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 

 
Non-JASNA Events

The events listed below are a small selection of upcoming events that may be of interest to Janeites. These events are not organized by JASNA or its Regions. 


 
Sense and Sensibility Takes the Stage!

Kate Hamill's playful adaptation of Austen's beloved novel is full of humor, emotion, and bold theatricality as it examines our reactions—both reasonable and ridiculous—to societal pressures. See why this play was a sellout in Brooklyn, Washington, and other places. The Patio Playhouse Theater production will run from October 25—November 17, and discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Email for more information.

PATIO PLAYHOUSE THEATER
116 S KALMIA 
ESCONDIDO, CA  92025
FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, OCT 25—NOV 17, 2019



Collector's Day
Table Talk at Hammond-Harwood House Museum

The elegant Hammond-Harwood House Museum in historic Annapolis is the setting for two presentations on period dining. Janine E. Skerry will discuss how the French style of service—which Austen experienced—gave way to the more elaborate Russian style. Food historian Joyce White will prepare historic sweet and savory recipes, and a curated wine tasting rounds out the afternoon. For more information, visit the Museum's website.

HAMMOND-HARWOOD HOUSE MUSEUM
19 MARYLAND STREET 
ANNAPOLIS, MD  21401
NOV 9, 2019
1:00 PM



Merry Christmas, Jane Austen!
 

Explore the Christmas traditions and festivities of early 19th-Century England as depicted in Austen's novels and letters.  Instructor Lindy Bell will help you discover the significance of certain Regency holiday traditions and trace their evolution to today's celebrations.  Taste period refreshments, learn holiday games, and perhaps be inspired to add some "new" traditions to your own festivities.  For more information, please visit the website or email Lindy.

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, DALLAS CAMPUS
6425 BOAZ LANE
DALLAS, TX  75205
NOV 16, 2019
10:00 AM



Austen in Austin

Are original or illustrated editions of a novel more important than cheaper reprints that are merely read and discarded? The landmark Austen in Austin exhibit at the Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin) explores this question, displaying cheap, mass-market reprints of Austen's six novels alongside priceless first editions and other valuable versions for the first time. The inexpensive and accessible editions, printed on shoddy paper and sold in railway stations or given as school prizes, may have made Austen popular long before she was considered great. Learn more about the exhibit in the blog post by Curator Janine Barchas, Professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin and author of The Lost Books of Jane Austen (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019). Austen in Austin is on view through January 5, 2020. Admission is free. 

HARRY RANSOM CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
300 W 21st STREET 
AUSTIN, TX  78712
THROUGH JAN 5, 2020