Upcoming Events

In Good Company - Jane Austen Day - May 4, 2024

“… a variety of amusements, a variety of things to be seen and done all day long…” – Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey

Saturday, May 4th is our annual celebratory event of all things Jane Austen. Dr. Cindy Aalders, Director of the John Richard Allison Library and Associate Professor of the History of Christianity at Regent College, will be joining us as our main speaker with a talk entitled, “A Polite and Spiritual Friendship: Catherine Talbot & Elizabeth Carter.” Through Dr. Aalders presentation, we’ll discover more about these two influential 18th-century intellectuals who were both members of the famous Blue Stocking Society.

Following a Q&A session, The Banqueting Table will provide a catered lunch, and then we’ll have a lively afternoon filled with Regency inspired activities.

Tickets are $40; Doors open at 10.00 am at our usual location. The last day to purchase tickets is April 20, 2024. Registration is required, as the caterers need an accurate headcount. We will not be able to sell tickets at the door. Email our Treasurer, Marg Young, at to RSVP and arrange payment by e-transfer or cheque. Please also let Marg know your meal choice of chicken, salmon or vegetarian.

All are welcome, as is your Regency finery. We do hope you can join us to experience “the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation.” (Anne Elliott, Persuasion)

Upcoming Meeting Dates:  
  • May 4, 2024 – Jane Austen Day
  • June 15, 2024 – Books & Berries

Past Events

Netherfield Ball Master Class
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Jane Austen’s 248th Birthday Celebration
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The Regency Drawing Room
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Panel Discussion: Mothers in Jane Austen’s Novels – Monsters or Misunderstood?
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The Very Heart of Bristol – Mrs. Elton as a Comic Stereotype
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Books & Berries: Annual Book Sale Fundraiser & Member Book Reviews
Our Books & Berries meeting started with our annual book sale fundraiser. So many books were donated that you could hardly see the tables beneath ...
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