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