Events

Fall 2019 Schedule

Saturday September 28, A Janeite Afternoon in the Village, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Sunday October 6, Fall Arboretum Walk with Jane Austen, Moscow, ID

Sunday November 24, Jane Austen Birthday Tea, Spokane, WA

A Janeite Afternoon in the Village, September 28, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Please join us for our next gathering: A Janeite Afternoon in the Village! We will meet in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho,on Saturday 28 September, at the Village at Riverstone, for a Jane Austen-inspired afternoon browsing tea & spices. First, we will meet at noon at The Spice & Tea Exchange, an old-fashioned kind of store where we can pretend we are Jane Austen visiting the Twinings warehouse to purchase loose tea & spices. Around 1pm (or as soon as we are done), we will walk the short distance to The Well-Read Moose, a darling local bookshop, for a browse amongst the shelves before settling in for a discussion of all things Jane Austen! The bookshop has a small cafe if you wish to purchase a hot cup of tea or other beverage and snack.

This event is free and open to the public. No purchase is necessary to join us in either location or participate in the discussion. Please bring a couple of Jane Austen or Regency questions you are curious to discuss (books, movies, her life, letters, family, etc.). We can also chat about acquiring tea and spices in Jane’s time. As always, Regency attire is admired, but not required!

Come for the spice & tea shop and the bookstore, or just one or the other! Parking is free and in close proximity to both shops. If anyone would like, we can end the afternoon with a short drive to the Coeur d’Alene Resort for a stroll on the beautiful floating boardwalk.

WHEN:
Saturday, 28 September 2019
12pm-2/3pm

WHERE:
Village at Riverstone
2187 N Main St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
https://riverstonecda.net/index.html

The Spice & Tea Exchange
2061 N. Main Street
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814
https://www.spiceandtea.com/spicestorepage/store/front/id/81

The Well-Read Moose
2048 N. Main Street
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
https://www.wellreadmoose.com/

Fall Arboretum Walk with Jane Austen, October 6, Moscow, ID

Date: Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Location: University of Idaho Arboretum, 1200 West Palouse River Drive, Moscow, ID

Come join us as we explore the beautiful 63-acre University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. We will have a list of trees and shrubs mentioned in Jane Austen’s novels, minor works, and letters and discuss how the trees would have been used in gardens and shrubbery in Jane Austen’s time. The arboretum has examples of the British trees or their North American or Asian counterparts for almost every tree and shrub from Jane Austen’s works. We will meet at 2:00 at the south end (West Palouse River Dr.) of the arboretum, at the shelter with the map, near the red barn. We will provide maps and a list of the trees and shrubs and walk to find the trees together. Please bring your own drinks or snacks. This event is free and open to all ages.

Notes about the Arboretum: No pets are allowed at the arboretum. We will be walking on both grass and gravel and there are goose droppings, so plan your footwear accordingly. There is a portable restroom at the south end of the arboretum and at the north end, there are public restrooms in the golf course clubhouse.

If you wish to learn more about the trees and shrubs mentioned in Jane Austen’s works and letters, please see our webpages: https://jasnaewanid.org/austens-trees-and-shrubs-a-k/ and https://jasnaewanid.org/austens-trees-and-shrubs-l-z/.

If you have any questions about events, send us an email at jasnaewanid@gmail.com.

The Arboretum with a view of wheat fields and the Palouse hills. Photo by Michele Larrow