Upcoming Events


Women's Needlecraft In Jane Austen's Time

What: JASNA Iowa members Sandi Moran and Penny Rittgers will present a program on needlecraft, quilting and fabrics of the era. We’ll see if they have as much knowledge of muslin as Henry Tilney.

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

When: Sunday, March 24th at 1:30pm

Group Discussion: The Clergy and The Church of England in Jane Austen's Time

What:  Jane Austen’s father and a number of her characters were members of the clergy. But
what does that mean in Regency England? What do we know about Henry Tilney’s profession? Group participation is not mandatory but we would love it if everyone had something to contribute to the discussion.

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

When: Sunday, April 28th at 3:30pm

Guest Speaker: Author Candice Hern

What: JASNA Iowa is excited to announce a special engagement with New York Times bestselling author of Regency novels, Candice Hern. Candice will present her extensive research on Regency fashion using actual fashion prints from her collection.

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

When: Saturday, May 25th at 1:00pm

Strawberries at Donwell Abbey

What: One of JASNA Iowa's most loved programs is our annual Box Hill Picnic. In the past we have each brought a Regency dish to share with the group. This year we're changing things up just a bit and asking everyone to bring something light, fruity, or summery to share.

Where: Once again, Penny Rittgers will host us at her lovely home. Directions will be forthcoming.

When: Saturday, June 15th at 12:00pm