In “the company of well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation!”

This is the time of year for the many Austen Birthday Teas and events, so here is a round-up of happenings in a wide-sweep of the Northeast, starting with our very own Vermont.  

 

JASNA ~ Vermont

  • Annual Birthday Tea with the Burlington Country Dancers
  • Sunday, December 7, 2008 2-5 pm
  • Champlain College Burlington VT, Hauke Center
  • click here for the full post for information and to RSVP

  

Jane Austen Weekend at the Governor’s House in Hyde Park, VT

  • Friday – Sunday, December 12 – 14, 2008
  • Friday – Sunday, January 9 – 11, 2009

The Governor’s House in Hyde Park, Vermont is offering several “Persuasion” related Jane Austen Weekends.  Please click here for all the information.  You can sign up for the whole weekend or just take part in one or more of the activities: 

  •   Informal Talk with Coffee and Dessert, Friday, 8:00 p.m.,
  •   Afternoon Tea, Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
  •   Book Discussion and Dinner, Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
  •   Jane Austen Quiz and Sunday Brunch, Sunday, 11:30 a.m.

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The Burlington English Country Dancers ~  Nov-Dec schedule:

Friday, November 21, 2008
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Music by Lar Duggan (piano) & Dominique Gagne (flute) of Impropriety
Teaching by Wendy Gilchrist, Martha Kent, Val Medve
Elley-Long Music Center
223 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT
(in Fort Ethan Allen complex, off Route 15)
$8 ($5 student)

Friday, December 5, 2008
DIFFERENT TIME:
8pm to 10pm
Music by Impropriety
(Lar Duggan on piano, Dominique Gagne on flute, Laura Markowitz on violin, Ana Ruesink on viola)
Teaching by Val Medve
DIFFERENT LOCATION:
Vermont International Festival
Champlain Valley Expo (Fairgrounds)
Route 15, Essex Junction, VT
Enjoy supper (extra charge), concerts, and great shopping at the festival from 5pm to 8pm.
Combo ticket is $12 ($9 student) & includes all-weekend festival pass PLUS this Friday night dance.
Combo ticket is $5 for our dance series subscribers & includes all-weekend festival pass PLUS this Friday night dance.
Otherwise, dance only is $8 ($5 student) and all-weekend festival pass is $6 — available at door.
Combo ticket is available in advance (at our Nov. 7 & 21 dances or from Val Medve) OR at door.

Friday, December 19, 2008
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Music by Impropriety
(Lar Duggan on piano, Dominique Gagne on flute, Laura Markowitz on violin, Ana Ruesink on viola)
Teaching by Wendy Gilchrist, Martha Kent, Val Medve
Elley-Long Music Center
223 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT
(in Fort Ethan Allen complex, off Route 15)
$8 ($5 student)
 

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JASNA ~ Massachusetts:

  • Sunday, Nov. 16th, 2 p.m.                
    Marcia Folsom 
    Wheelock College, Brookline Campus, 43 Hawes St.
    Topic: The Privilege of My Profession

 

  • Sunday, Dec. 14th, 2 p.m.  Jane Austen’s Birthday Celebration
    With The Newton Country Players Wh
    eelock College, Brookline Campus, 43 Hawes Street.   

 

JASNA ~ Montreal-Quebec:

  • November 17:  regular meeting [Report on the Chicago AGM; discussion of Kipling’s short story “The Janeites”]
  • December 16 (Tuesday):  Annual Birthday Tea
  • Contact:  Elaine Bander ( ebander [at] dawson college [dot] qc [dot] ca )

 

 

                                                    JASNA ~ Metropolitan NY:regency-dress

 A Frivolous Distinction, Dress in the Regency Period 

BIRTHDAY MEETING – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 at 2:00 p.m.  General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street (between Fifth & Sixth)

The well known designer and fashion historian, Daniel Cole will present an illustrated talk on Regency clothing explaining many of the intriguing mysteries of both women’s and men’s clothing.  What, for example, are half-boots?  Were women’s dresses actually wetted down to make them cling?  Why were knee britches for formal attire and pantaloons for daytime?  These and many other fascinating facts about clothing in Jane Austen’s time will be explored.

 

 

JASNA ~ Central New Jersey:

A Jane Austen Christmas Event in Mahwah-12/10

Wednesday, Dec 10 7:00p to 8:30p at Mahwah Public Library, Mahwah, NJ

Join Carolyn Epstein (member of JASNA) for a discussion of how the characters in Jane Austen’s books amused themselves during their social gatherings, the importance of music, word games, and cards, and “an Emma Christmas Eve”
Price: Free, registration required
Phone: (201) 529-7323
Age Suitability: All Ages

Carolyn Epstein teaches at St. Thomas Aquinas College in the English/Writing Department. She is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.
Registration necessary beginning November 10th
Event Website

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JASNA ~ Eastern Pennsylvania:

Winter Program to celebrate the 233rd anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth by making merry with fellow Janeites, good company and good cooks. What devilish and challenging game awaits us this year? Please join us to delight in each other’s company as we cavort merrily and behave in ways “most profligate and shocking.”

  • Location: Ellerslie at Crosslands, Kennett Square, PA 19348
  • Date: Sunday, December 7, 2008
  • Time: 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Directions: Follow Route 1, north or south depending upon one’s starting point, to Route 52 north. Turn onto Route 52 north, then follow Route 52 north, until turning onto Route 926 east. OR follow Route 3, east or west depending on one’s starting point, then turn onto Rout 926 west. Turn into Crosslands parking lot from Route 926.
  • Please bring a sweet or savory to share. Coffee and tea will be provided. Another Birthday Basket will be offered. Take a chance!

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If there are more events out there in the east, please email me to let me know ~ and Kelly and I send wishes for all to have grand celebrations!

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