January 7, 2017: Twelfth Night Ball at the Patterson House

Join us at the Patterson Homestead for our 2nd Annual Twelfth Night Ball from 6-11pm on January 7, 2017! Come enjoy English Country dancing, Regency card games, and a delicious supper, including white soup, mincemeat pies, finger sandwiches, Twelfth Night cake from Central Perc, tea and Regent's Punch, all in the festive atmosphere of the historic Patterson Homestead.

In case of bad weather on the January 7th, the Ball will be rescheduled for January 14th.

Full details about the Ball can be found on our Twelfth Night Ball Page under Meetings/Events.

You can also find all the information in our latest newsletter.

We also have a flyer for the event here. Please feel free to pass it along.


Ongoing: Practice with the English Country Dancers

 While the Dayton practice dance listed for the 5th has been cancelled, those looking to brush up on their dancing skills before our Ball in January can do so with the Cincinnati English Country Dancers. They practice every Thursday at 8pm at the Church of Ascension and Holy Trinity, 344 Burns Avenue, Wyoming, Ohio 45215. Your first visit is free; after that the cost is $5. See their website for directions and more information.


February 12, 2017: Reading Group Discussion of Mansfield Park

Gather together for tea, snacks, and some lively discussion of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. See the Reading Group Page for more details.

 


March 12, 2017: Reading Group Discussion of Mansfield Park

Gather together for tea, snacks, and some lively discussion of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. See the Reading Group Page for more details.

 


April 23, 2017: Claire Bellanti visit and talk at Patterson House

Claire Bellanti is the current president of the Jane Austen Society of North America, and she is coming to visit and talk to our region about circulating libraries in the 18th century:

“’You Can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s:’ Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen’s Time” is an illustrated talk about an 18th century social institution that was very important to Jane Austen in her own life and her fiction, the Circulating Library. It provides a brief history of the circulating library, and includes citations from Austen’s novels and letters to explain the centrality of the circulating library and other forms of sharing books in Regency England."

This event is funded in part by JASNA. Along with the talk, we will have tea at the Patterson House. The event will be in the afternoon. More details coming soon!

 


May 6, 2017: "Friends of Jane Austen" event at Glendower

The Glendower Historic Mansion is hosting a "Friends of Jane Austen" event featuring people portraying Austen characters/readings, refreshments, lawn games, and tours of the mansion. See their website for more details (as of this posting their information is from last year's event). If you would be interested in portraying a character, please contact Glendower Mansion.

 


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