Upcoming Events


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. If you plan on attending, please RSVP and let us know what Regency dish you are bringing to jasnaiowa@gmail.com.

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

Book Discussion: "What Matters In Jane Austen"

What: We are thrilled that John Mullan is one of the plenary speakers at this year's JASNA AGM. Just to whet our appetites, we're going to be reading and discussing his book "What Matters In Jane Austen" for the August meeting.

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

When: Sunday, August 26th at 3:30 PM

"History Undressed: Comparing the Toilette of Regency, Georgian & Victorian Women"

What: JASNA Iowa's own Sarah Macht will give a presentation on the hazards of a ladies' toilette during Jane Austen's life compared the centuries before and after.

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

When: Saturday, September 22nd from 1:30pm to 3:30pm