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December 9th, 2023: Jane Austen's Birthday Celebration

“I sincerely hope your Christmas … may abound in the gaieties which the season generally brings.” ~ Letter from Caroline Bingley to Jane Bennet, Pride & Prejudice 

It’s Jane Austen’s birthday celebration and our last meeting before the holidays! Join us for a musical presentation by Michael Murray, Director of Music at St. Philips, a special pot-luck lunch (with baked ham), birthday cake and the annual birthday toast to Jane Austen.

Note $5 entry fee (exact change appreciated) and please bring a festive side dish or dessert to accompany our main dish. Want to dress to impress? Regency dress not required but always admired.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:
  • December 9, 2023
  • February 17, 2024 
  • March 23, 2024 
  • May 4, 2024 – Jane Austen Day
  • June 15, 2024

Past Events

Books & Berries: Annual Book Sale Fundraiser & Member Book Reviews

Our Books & Berries meeting began with our annual book sale fundraiser. There were so many books donated that you could hardly see the tables …

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“Let a Woman be Seen: Henrietta Bowdler’s Novel Pen Tamar”

Our guest speaker for the day was Dr. Cindy Aalders of Regent College. She gave a presentation on Henrietta Maria Bowdler (1750–1830), a writer and …

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Jane Austen Day

Our program for the day included 3 knowledgeable and entertaining guest speakers, a rare collection of first editions of Jane Austen’s novels, and a fantastic …

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Member Panel Discussion: “Shocking and Scandalous”

Our panel discussion topic of the day was “Shocking and Scandalous”. Five members chose a rogue and made their arguments for which of Jane Austen’s characters …

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Regency Fashion in Film

Marlo de Vaal presented a talk focusing on how the legacy of Regency fashion (1811 – 1820) has been translated on-screen addressing the question, “Does …

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Deconstructing the Austen Coverlet

We celebrated Jane Austen’s 247th birthday at our December meeting, complete with a special pot-luck lunch, a birthday cake, the annual birthday toast and a …

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