Welcome to Getting Local With Jane, our weekly (except when we don’t do it) roundup of local events of interest to Jane Austen fans. If your hometown isn’t on the list, keep checking back, because you never know when Jane will come to YOUR town!
September 11-13, 2009, Stowe, Vermont: Jane Austen Weekend at the Governor’s House.
Jane Austen’s Persuasion is the topic of the weekend with book discussion, informal talk, tea, & a quiz for fun & prizes. Slip back to Regency England in an elegant old mansion where Jane herself would feel at home & choose: Fri. 8:00 p.m. Informal Talk & Dessert: Jane Austen’s Royal Navy($14), Sat. 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea($20), Sat. 8:00 p.m. Dinner & Book Discussion: Persuasion & How the Movies Stand up to the Book($35), Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch & Jane Austen Quiz($15).
Through September 27, Solana Beach, California: I Love You Because (modern-set gender-switched P&P musical adaptation) at North Coast Rep. Tickets are $32-50 and are available online.
September 13-November 15, 2009, Rochester, New York: English Country Dance lessons for youth grade 6-12 (as well as college-age siblings and parents) sponsored by the Country Dancers of Rochester and JASNA’s Rochester Region. Classes are every Sunday from 3-5 p.m. The series of 10 classes is $55.