January 9, 2016: Twelfth Night Ball

JASNA-Dayton presents our first Twelfth Night Ball, an evening event beginning at 6:30pm at the historic Patterson Homestead (1815 Brown Street, Dayton, OH 45409). It will feature English Country Dancing (with instruction) led by Tom Tumbusch and a variety of Regency card games such as whist and loo. Traditional punch will be served, along with a Twelfth Night cake, white soup, mince pies, and other appropriate refreshments. Dress is formal attire from any era.


6:30p-7:00p    Enter through the main entrance via a lighted walkway. Socialize

7:00p-7:30p    Welcome to Patterson Homestead by Katie Nowack and

         Introduction to Twelfth Night Customs by Tom Tumbusch.

7:30p-9:00p    Dancing and Dance instruction by Tom and Toni Tumbusch

        Card and parlor games in the Formal Parlor (also with instruction).

9:00p-9:30p    Refreshments

9:30p-10:30p  Continue dancing and card playing

10:30p-11:00p Farewells

RSVP: by January 4, 2016. The cost of attendance is $32 for JASNA members and members of the English Country Dancers and $37 for guests. Please make checks payable to JASNA-Dayton and mail them (along with contact information--email or phone number) to Mary Ann Gasior, 2727 Old Whipp Court, Centerville, OH 45440.

Before the Ball: Brush up on your dancing skills with the Cincinnati English Country Dancers! Tom and Toni Tumbusch have invited our members and guests to attend their practice sessions with the English Country Dancers in Cincinnati. They meet at the Church of the Ascension and Holy Trinity (344 Burns Ave., Wyoming, OH 45215. Wyoming is a Northern suburb of Cincinnati) every Thursday 8-10pm, excepting Chistmas Eve and New Years Eve. Your first visit is free; thereafter, the cost is $5 per visit. For more information and directions: www.cincyecd.org

Important for people coming from a distance: JASNA-Dayton has reserved a block of rooms at a special reduced rate at The Marriott at the University of Dayton, 1414 South Patterson Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409. Phone: 937-223-1000. This hotel is less than a mile from Patterson Homestead. Rooms are available for our group for $99 per night for Friday thru Sunday (January 8-11), with December 18th being the last day to book. Use this link to register http://tinyurl.com/JASNA-DaytonHotel or call the hotel directly.  

February 14, 2016: Reading Group Meeting

The Reading Group will continue its discussion of Pride and Prejudice. This month we will read through Vol III, Chapter 12 (Continuous: 48 – 54). Visit the Reading Group page for more information.

March 12, 2016: "Mr. Darcy in Film"

Guest speaker Amy Patterson (of Jane Austen Books) will deliver an entertaining presentation on Mr. Darcy's various film incarnations. The program, which will be held at the historic Patterson Homestead in Dayton (1815 Brown Street, Dayton, OH 45409), includes high tea and an opportunity to shop at the Jane Austen Books traveling bookstore. More details forthcoming.

April 10, 2016: Reading Group Meeting

The Reading Group will conclude its discussion of Pride and Prejudice. This month we will read through Vol III, Chapter 19 (Continuous: 55 – 61). Visit the Reading Group page for more information.

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