Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Carriage Competition in Cazenovia

This weekend on July 17 & 18th in Cazenovia at the Lorenzo State Historic Site, the annual Lorenzo Driving Competition will take place. This is carriage driving not automobile driving!

Although the carriages and costumes are Victorian, the beautiful Lorenzo mansion was built in 1807.

Monday, July 12, 2010

JA Singing School for Young Ladies Summer Concert

This just in from Miss Joanna Manring, director of the Jane Austen Singing School for Young Ladies:

Dear Friends~

Sunday, July 25th at 3 o' clock at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Skaneateles, the Jane Austen Singing School for Young Ladies will present our Summer Programme of readings and music sure to delight!

Our concert is free and open to the public. There will be a free-will donation to be used toward future projects, potentially A Jane Austen Christmas.

For more information, please go to Miss Manring's website.

Your Regional Coordinator plans to be there! Hope you can make it too. (The church is at 37 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles.)

The "News" section of Miss Manring's website announces that the School has received a grant from the Skaneateles Area Arts Council, which has made scholarships for several pupils and thus the summer concert possible. Huzzah for the School and the Council!

Jane Austen Ball Photos

An elegant Tudor-style ballroom was the setting for the Jane Austen Ball held on May 2, 2010 in Rochester, NY. Click here for more photos.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Now's a Great Time to Join JASNA!

A happy Fourth of July to all!

Just a reminder that now is a great time to join JASNA at the national level. The JASNA membership year runs from September 1 to August 31--but if you join between July 1 and August 31, you'll receive an extra issue of JASNA News (the Society's thrice-annual newsletter) and otherwise be enrolled for the coming full membership year. To join, you can go to the JASNA national website (www.jasna.org) and click on the "Membership" link on the home page. Remember that joining JASNA at the national level automatically makes you a member of the JASNA Syracuse Region--this is our one and only regional membership requirement at present.

Our next two meetings will be Saturday, September 25, at Books & Memories, 2600 James St., Syracuse, and Saturday, November 6, at RiverRead Books, 5 Court St., Binghamton. (Note that we're trying to match our meeting dates to the "quarter days" and "cross-quarter days" of the Regency calendar; these will be our Michaelmas and All Hallows meetings, respectively!) Watch this site for further details about these and future meetings. And if you have ideas about topics you'd like to see featured at meetings, by all means add a comment to this post, or drop your Regional Coordinator or Co-Coordinator an e-mail (see "View My Complete Profile" for contact info).