The Jane Austen Society of North America

Metropolitan Kansas City Region

2014 Member Events
(Registration Required)
*Open to the Public

 Mansfield Park
200th Anniversary 

Sunday, August 10
2015 Planning Meeting
& Officer Elections 

Large Meeting Room
Plaza Library
Contact: Julienne Gehrer

Sunday, September 14
Mansfield Park Film Fest
Noon to 4:00 pm
Version: 1999 BBC
Plus Book Discussion Topic Chosen by Participants
The View Condominiums
Contacts: Leah Wilson
& Marilyn James

October 9-12
Annual General Meeting
Mansfield Park in Montreal

*Saturday, October 18 
Jane Austen Regency Ball 
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Aladdin Hotel
Kansas City, MO
Contact: Leah Wilson

Sunday, November 9
The Jane Austen Book Club
Comparison of the novel
 and its film adaptation.
Noon to 4:00 pm
The View Condominiums
Contacts: Leah Wilson
& Marilyn James

Sunday, December 7
Jane Austen Birthday Tea 
Anna Tea Shoppe
Liberty, MO
Contact: Kimberlea Rauzi



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KC Janeites Read Georgette Heyer

JASNA-KC members are invited to attend another friendly discussion
of a Georgette Heyer novel. This year’s selection is Frederica.

For some outstanding reasons why Jane Austen fans also enjoy this author,
I refer you to my friend and fellow Regional Coordinator Deb Barnum
at Jane Austen in Vermont. Click the link and see why the Vermont Region
is enthralled with Heyer. I’m sure our spirited group will find
even more justifications to add to the list!  —JG

Georgette Heyer’s Frederica
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 16
At the Home of Valerie Hodges-Sporn

Kindly email Valerie at 
to RSVP and request directions.


Save the Date: Saturday, October 18

Jane Austen Regency Ball

Join us Saturday, October 18
from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Aladdin Hotel Ballroom
1215 Wyandotte St.
Kansas City, MO

You are cordially invited to attend a delightful evening of English country dance
in the polite society of three remarkable organizations:

 The Jane Austen Society of North America—Kansas City Region
The Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
The English Department, University of Missouri - Kansas City 

We encourage our neighboring JASNA Regions to attend, but make haste to inquire
about discounted hotel rooms by contacting Dr. Jennifer Frangos at 

Ticket price is still being determined, but we assure you that even Aunt Norris
would find the sum reasonable for the benefit received.

Bring a friend or partner, or come by matters not, because our style of dance
will have you changing hands with both novice and experienced dancers throughout the evening.

ances will be called by Jerome Grisanti whose enthusiasm, distinctive voice
and clear teaching skills have made him a popular caller throughout the Midwest.

Dances will flow to the live music of Jill and Greg Allen of Red House. 

e encourage Regency dress or modern attire. The ballroom ambience is enhanced 
by the swing of skirts and kilts. (No jeans please.)
Light refreshments will be served 
and card games will offer alternate entertainment.

Ready your reticule, feather your head dress, but by all means
save the date of Saturday, October 18.

Event organizers:
Dr. Jennifer Frangos at
Leah Wilson at