Upcoming Events


"The Ball at Netherfield: How Jane Austen and Her Characters Prepared for a Ball" with Allison Petersen

What: From the invitation to the last dance and everything in between, how might Jane and her fictional characters have prepared for a private ball or public assembly and what went on when the evening finally arrived? With a little help from her friends, Allison Petersen will explore the possibilities.

Where: Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322

When: Saturday,March 24th at 1:00 PM

"Persuasion" by Jane Austen

What: We have decided to make it a priority to read at least one of Jane Austen's works every year. As the theme for the 2018 JASNA AGM in Kansas City is "Persuasion", it makes sense to choose that novel for this year. Please read it again and prepare to share your feelings.

Where: The Beerhouse, 4810 NW 86th Street, Urbandale, IA  50322

When: Sunday, April 22nd at 3:30 PM

Guest Speaker or Book Circle

What: Plans for our May meeting are still up in the air as we try to nail down a speaker and location. Keep checking back for more info.

Where: TBD

When: May 2018 - Date and Time TBD

3rd Annual Box Hill Picnic

What: Our Box Hill Picnic is always a great event. Once again we'll each bring our own attempts at Regency fare to share with the group. This year our discussion will center around Food & Drink: Costs, Availability, Preparation, etc. It's always a great opportunity to dress in costume as well, but it's not required.

Where: Penny's House (directions will be provided)

When: Saturday, June 23rd at 12:00 PM

Film Discussion: Persuasion

What: Every year we set aside one meeting for a film discussion. Usually we select the film adaptations of the Austen novel we're reading that year. In that tradition, this year's film discussion will be about the various interpretations of "Persuasion".

Where: The Beerhouse, 4810 NW 86th Street, Urbandale, IA  50322 

When: Sunday, July 22nd at 3:30 PM