The Idaho Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America was organized in 1994. Meetings are held four times each year in Boise, Idaho. For membership information, please visit www.jasna.org. For information about meetings, please contact Carole Stokes, Idaho Regional Coordinator, (208) 344-5037, or ncstokes@cableone.net.

Etiquette of the British Afternoon Tea

The April meeting of the Idaho Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Library! at Collister, 4724 West State, Boise.

Sue Gregory will present "Etiquette of the British Afternoon Tea."  Sue is a certified tea consultant and taught classes on the "Art and Etiquette of the Afternoon Tea" through the University of New Mexico Continuing Education program. She was the owner of Hacienda Manzanal Bed and Breakfast in Corrales, New Mexico, where she held private teas for up to sixteen people. Sue also operated Special Friends Tea where tea and accessories were sold. Sue moved to Boise in April 2013.

Please bring your favorite teacup.

Questions?  Carole Stokes, 208-344-5037.


Learn To Play Whist!

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Library! at Cole and Ustick, JASNA-Idaho members will gather to learn to play whist. Whist is a card game played in Jane Austen's time, and it is featured in four of Austen's novels. References to whist are also found in C. S. Forester's "Horatio Hornblower" series, Patrick O'Brian's "Aubrey and Maturin" series, and many other books set in the Regency.

JASNA member Susan Durst will give us a short presentation on whist in Austen's novels, and then Dave and Mariah from the downtown "All About Games" store will explain and demonstrate the game. We will break into groups to try our luck, and Dave and Mariah will provide advice and assistance.



The Jane Austen Book Club

2014 SCHEDULE
January 14 - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Catalpa Room)
March 11 - What Matters in Jane Austen? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved by John Mullan (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Catalpa Room)
May 13 - Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom by Deborah Yaffe (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Catalpa Room)
July 8 - Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott
September 9 - Bitch in a Bonnet: Reclaiming Jane Austen from the Stiffs, the Snobs, the Simps and the Saps by Robert Rodi
November 11 - Sanditon by Jane Austen (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Catalpa Room)

The Jane Austen Book Club meets six times each year to discuss books by, about and because of Jane Austen. For information about book club meetings, including locations, contact Monica Van Bussum at mpnewe@yahoo.com.