The Jane Austen Society of North America

Metropolitan Kansas City Region

2014 Member Events
(Registration Required)
*Open to the Public

 Mansfield Park
200th Anniversary 


October 9-12
Annual General Meeting
Mansfield Park in Montreal

*Saturday, October 18 
Jane Austen Regency Ball 
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Aladdin Hotel
Kansas City, MO
Contact: Leah Wilson

Sunday, November 9
Mansfield Park Film Fest
Noon to 5:00 pm
Version: 1999 BBC
Plus Book Discussion Topic Chosen by Participants
The View Condominiums
Contacts: Leah Wilson
& Marilyn James

Sunday, December 7
Jane Austen Birthday Tea 
Anna Marie's Teas
Liberty, MO
Contact: Kimberlea Rauzi

— 2015 Events —

Saturday, March 7
Whist at the Woodburys
Contact: Kristen and Lisa Woodbury

*Saturday, April 18
Spring Gala:
Julia, Julienne & Jane

"The History of Tea" 
by Julia Mason
"Dining with Jane Austen"
by Julienne Gehrer 
Time and Location TBD
Contact: Leah Wilson 

Saturday, June 6
Box Hill Picnic
Vicki Jones Home & Farm
Contact: Vicki Jones

Saturday, August 8
Planning Meeting
Time and Location TBD
Contact: Leah Wilson

Saturday, September 19
The Language of Fans
Melinda MacDace Slater
Large Meeting Room
Plaza Library
Contact: Leah Wilson

*Saturday November 7
Regency Ball
Time and Location TBD

December 12 or 13
Jane Austen Birthday Tea
Time and Location TBD
Contact: Kristen Woodbury



Borrow from our
Lending Library 

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Registration Open!

Jane Austen Regency Ball

Join us Saturday, October 18
from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Aladdin Hotel Ballroom
1215 Wyandotte St.
Kansas City, MO

You are cordially invited to attend a delightful evening of English country dance
in the polite society of three remarkable organizations:

 The Jane Austen Society of North America—Kansas City Region
The Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
The English Department, University of Missouri - Kansas City 

We encourage our neighboring JASNA Regions to attend, but make haste to inquire 
about discounted hotel rooms by contacting Dr. Jennifer Frangos at

Ticket price is a modest $12 per person. Even Aunt Norris 
would find the sum reasonable for the benefit received!

Bring a friend or partner, or come by matters not, because our style of dance 
will have you changing hands with both novice and experienced dancers throughout the evening.

ances will be called by Jerome Grisanti whose enthusiasm, distinctive voice 
and clear teaching skills have made him a popular caller throughout the Midwest. 

Dances will flow to the live music of Jill and Greg Allen of Red House. 

e encourage Regency dress or modern attire. The ballroom ambience is enhanced 
by the swing of skirts and kilts. (No jeans please.)
Light refreshments will be served 
and card games will offer alternate entertainment.
Bring your pounds, shillings and pence for the cash bar. 

Ready your reticule, feather your head dress, but by all means
register by emailing 
Leah Wilson at

Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Spend the Day in the 18th Century!
Dance attendees may puchase a $25 non-participant day pass 
to attend Saturday's academic panels offered 
by The Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Select from a variety of topics throughout the day, 
including an Austen-specific panel at 3:45.
Check the conference website for details on or before September 1
and consider adding this enjoyment to your dance registration.