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2023-25
Schedule of Events


Regency Dance Practices

Here are the dates for our dance practices:

February 29

March 7

March 14

March 21

All practices will be in the round auditorium at Homewood Library from 6:30-8 p.m.

There will also be a final practice prior to the ball on March 23rd, from 3-4:30.

Come and bring a friend and your dancing shoes! Attendance of the practice session is not a requisite to attend and/or dance at the ball but would be extremely helpful. You will probably have a more enjoyable time if you already know some of the dance steps.

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March 23rd, 2024 from 7-9:30 pm
The Annual Regency Ball

Come to our annual ball at the Homewood Public Library! Costumes are always encouraged but not required; Janeites and lovers of all things British are welcome.
The cost is $20 per person (including the final practice session). This event is for adults and teens only, and refreshments will be served.
Reservations are required and space is limited. Reservations can be made through Saturday, March 16. Please email jasna.alabama@gmail.com  to reserve your spot (payment is not required until the day of the ball.) Please include your phone number if you'd like a call back.
Come and bring a friend!

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April 13th, 2024 at 10am
Dr. Peter Graham & Emma

Please join us at Homewood Library to hear Dr. Peter Graham speak to us via zoom about our favorite handsome, clever, and rich heroine. Dr. Graham is professor emeritus in the department of English at Virginia Tech and has been published in the Jane Austen journal Persuasions.

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June 15th, 2024 at 11am
Annual Spring Luncheon

Don't we love going to Ian Crawford's antebellum estate in Greensboro? Hollye Farmer and Devin Dolive will be enlightening us about that ever-befuddling element in Austen's novels--English law.

RSVP Required.

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August Date TBD, possibly the 23rd, 2024 at 10am
Annual Event Planning Meeting

More details to follow.

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Fall 2024/Spring 2025
Dr. Christine Colón's Return

We look forward to hearing again from Dr. Colón, department chair of English at Wheaton College. More details to follow.

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Date/Time TBD, 2025 at Samford University
Pride and Profit: Jane Austen & Adam Smith

We look forward to a lecture about Jane Austen and economics, which was something she was certainly familiar with according to poet W.H. Auden:
You could not shock her more than she shocks me;
Beside her Joyce seems innocent as grass.
It makes me most uncomfortable to see
An English spinster of the middle-class
Describe the amorous effects of ‘brass’,
Reveal so frankly and with such sobriety
The economic basis of society…

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Also, look for fun game nights (or weekend afternoons) and other small programs throughout the year.  
Please sign up for email updates!
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