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April 9, Second Annual Gala Event

Stay posted for the current info on our second annual Gala event! This year, Our event will be held at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on April 9th, from 10 am to 4pm. We have three dynamic speakers, including a fellow who promises to tell us why Twain didn't like Austen. what fun!

October 7-10, 2004 - JASNA 2004 AGM

Please join us in Los Angeles for an exciting conference in a vibrant city. Your hosts are the 150+ members of the Jane Austen Society Southwest. We welcome you to our great city and hope you will join us in celebrating Persuasion.

March 13, 2004 - First Annual Gala Event!
    Good Company: The Subtext of Conversation in Austen's England
    Activities will include:
    • Continental Breakfast
    • All Day Speakers
    • Luncheon
    • Entertainment
    • Raffle, Quiz, and Good Company (with a great deal of conversation)

    This event will be held at the Cromwell Radisson (click on link for directions) which is located immediately off Routes 91 and 84 and on 372. For reservations, call 1-800-333-3333.

    The Cost of the Gala is $65 per person ($75 after 3/1/04)

    To recieve a brochure or further event information, contact:
    Susan Read
    P.O. Box 2093
    Danbury, CT 06783
    (203) 730-0505

June 22, 2003 - JASNA CT Chapter Meeting and Business Meeting
    What if the characters from different Jane Austen novels met one another? What advice would they give one another? Imagine Mary Crawford meeting Anne Elliott? At this month's program, chapter members will portray a character from one novel conversing with someone from another. The scripts have been written by our own Dr. Jean Brassil.

    An Important CT JASNA Chapter Business Meeting will follow

    Refreshments will be served.

    Directions to West Hartford Public Library, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford: Take I-84 east or west. Take exit 43, Park Rd. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Park Rd. At 1st stop light, turn right onto Raymond Rd. Go through one traffic light. Take the second left onto Memorial Rd. Take the 1st right onto Isham Rd. The library parking lot is on the left. (Library's telephone number is 860-523-3277.)

    For RSVP or Info: Call or email Sandra Galloni at 860-399-7618 or Sandy@cshore.com.

January 23-March 30, 2003 - Jane Austen's Portrait on display at Yale!
    The Yale Center of British Art will be hosting the collection "Romantics and Revolutionaries: Regency Portraits from the National Gallery in London". This includes the only confirmed likeness of Jane Austen, as drawn by her sister. Don't miss this opportunity!

April 27, 2003 - CT Chapter JASNA Meeting
    Other meetings will be held June 22, (West Hartford Library), and Sept 21, (Place tbd). We had planned to hold the Annual Birthday Tea on December 7, but would like to discuss Tea plans and other options with members.

    Westbrook Library Community Room
    Speaker: Susan Read
    2:00 - 4:30

    (Business Meeting to be held 4:00 - 4:30)

    *Westbrook is located along I-95 and Long Island Sound between Clinton and Old Saybrook.

    Coming from the North: Take route 9 to Exit 3. Cross Route 154 and proceed straight ahead a short distance to Route 153. Turn right onto Route 153 and proceed south to Route 1 (Boston Post Road) in Westbrook. Take a left onto Route 1. **Go past the old library on the Green and continue East a short distance, past the Diary Mart (on the right), to Goodspeed Drive on the left. Take a left up Goodspeed Drive and take a left into the Library driveway at the top of the hill.

    Coming from the East or West: Take I-95 and get off at Exit 65 and go South on Route 153 to Route 1. Take a left onto Route 1. Follow directions from ** above.

    NOTE: For meetings and events in the Community Center located in the lower level of the Library, park in the lot behind the library.

October 9-12, 2003 - JASNA 2003 AGM
    The 2003 Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held in Winchester, England, and will correspond with the opening of the Chawton House Library. Festivities will include a day in a Regency town. Registration is limited to 250 and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Annual Jane Austen Birthday Tea
    with"Conversations", JASNA-CT Members acting as Jane Austen characters.

    Waters Edge Resort: Rescheduled- Date TBA
    Route 1
    Westbrook, CT

    Time: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Cost: $20.00 for JASNA-CT members
    $25.00 for non-members
    Reservations Necessary
If you wish to be a character or have questions about reservations,
please contact Sandra Galloni at Sandy@cshore.com.

Directions to Waters Edge Resort:
Going I-95 Northbound: Take Exit 65. At exit light, turn right onto Route 153. Go through next light; then at next light, turn left onto Route 1 Eastbound. Waters Edge entrance is approximately mile on the right hand side.

Going I-95 Southbound: Take Exit 65. At exit light, turn left onto Route 153. Go through the next two lights and at the third light, turn left onto Route 1 Eastbound. Waters Edge entrance is approximately mile on left hand side.

Going Route 9 Southbound: Take Exit 3. Go through the first stop sign at the end of the exit and proceed to the second stop sign. Turn Right onto Route 153. Proceed to the end of Route 153. (This will take about 10 minutes.) Turn left onto Route 1 Eastbound. Waters Edge entrance is approximately mile on the right hand side