The Jane Austen Society of North America

Metropolitan Kansas City Region
(Including Kansas and Western Missouri)
Founded 1995



2019 Member Events

*Open to the Public


November 9 

*Jane Austen Regency Ball

6:30-9:30 PM

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church

Volunteers are needed!
For information contact

Leah Wilson


December 15 

Jane Austen Birthday Tea

2:00-5:00 PM

Speaker: Julienne Gehrer

 Kansas City Country Club
6200 Indian Lane
Mission Hills, KS

For information about events, please contact us at

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2020 Member Events
Stay tuned for more information


Sanditon Discussion-Part Two

Date & Time TBD

Crestwood Condominiums


February 15

Juvenalia Reading Group with Jenni Frangos and Jenny Rytting

2:00-4:00 pm

Crestwood Condominiums


March 21

Jane Austen and Crime

Speaker: Ted Benditt

Crestwood Condominiums

April 25

Super Regional Conference in Omaha: Vote for Jane

Cost: $130 for members

Hotel: Omaha Marriott
Jasna member $103



Boxhill Picnic

Date TBD



Jane Austen Festival, Louisville, Kentucky

July 10-12


August 8

Annual JASNAKC Planning Meeting


August 16

These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer Book Discussion


October 9-11

Annual General Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio



Jane Austen Birthday Tea

Borrow from our
Lending Library 

 Book List



Saturday, November 9, 2019

Jane Austen Regency Ball

We encourage our neighboring JASNA Regions to attend as well as our friends from Kansas City English Country Dance.

Ticket prices have been determined, and we assure you that even Aunt Norris has found the following sums reasonable for the benefit received. Because we are offering a repast, an RSVP is a must!
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019, and will be $15 per Lady or Gentleman. Registration will close October 15 at 5:00 p.m.  After October 15, the price will increase to $20 per Lady or Gentleman.   

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.

Dances will be called by Jill Allen who is an experienced caller and well known in the English Country dance world. Our Dance Mistress has been known to join in and demonstrate a step or two!

Rebecca BellGreg Allen

Dances will flow to the live music of Rebecca Bell and Greg Allen, who played for the JASNA-KC AGM Ball last year. These wonderful musicians have just the right touch, in the artistry and energy, exhibited by their rollicking interpretations and stately renditions of Classic English Country Dance tunes. 

We encourage Regency dress or modern dressy attire. The ballroom ambience is enhanced by the swing of skirts and kilts. (No jeans please.)  Light refreshments will be served and Whist will be offered as alternate entertainment.

Ready your reticule, feather your head dress, dust off your breeches but by all means 

Join us on Saturday, November 9!

Church parking is available at the Immanuel Lutheran parking lot located near the church on Westport Road and on nearby streets (although NOT on Westport Road itself!); sharing carriages is highly encouraged!

For more information, please contact Leah Wilson.