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 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 Cheryl Russell-Griebenow, Idaho Regional Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jane Austen Book Club
Tuesday, January 10 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, March 14 - Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice by Paula Byrne (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, May 9 - Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods by Roy and Lesley Adkins (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room Boise)
Tuesday, July 11 - The Janeites by Rudyard Kipling (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, September 12 - Jane Austen's Letters edited by Deirdre LeFaye (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, November 14 - Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore 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, contact Monica Van Bussum at email@example.com.