English Country Dance Events  (This event is not sponsored by us, but we wanted to let everyone know about it if you are interested in Regency dancing). 

Saturday January 12, 2019 and March 9, 2019 English Country Dances with the Spokane Folklore Society ( with music by the Prestwold Players and calling by Mitchell Frey.  The event runs from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. with a break in the middle for a snack.  The dances will be taught if you do not know how to do them.  You do not need to have a partner to attend and groups are also welcome.  They have very kindly offered to charge members of our group the member rate, if you tell them you are part of the Jane Austen group.  If you want to wear Regency attire, that would be welcome, but is not required.  Where:  East Spokane Grange 1621 N. Park Ave. Spokane Valley, WA 99212  Cost:  $8 members/students/JASNA members $10 non-members of the folklore society and free for those under 18.  Cash or check only.


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January 19, 2019 “Virtual Movie Night” for “Love and Friendship”

Since winter can make traveling difficult in the Pacific Northwest, our January meeting will happen in our own homes and on the internet.   Please join other members of the group in watching the very funny Whit Stillman’s “Love and Friendship”. If you do not own the DVD, you can rent the movie (or watch for free if you have Amazon Prime) on Amazon.  We will watch from 8-9:30 pm PST on Saturday, 19 January 2019.   So, brew a pot of tea, gather your popcorn and scones, and join us at 8 pm (or a little earlier if you want to chat about Lady Susan, the Jane Austen early novel-in-letters that is the basis for the movie). We will all press “play” on our movies around 8:10 pm and chat away!  We have done these virtual meetings a couple of times and they have been fun, even luring members from far away.

How to participate:

If you are on Facebook:  Sign up for the event on our Facebook page (@jasnaewanid) and you can join the discussion on the Facebook event on 1/19/19 from 8-9:40.

If you are not on Facebook:  We are trying a new audioconferencing service for meetings recommended by JASNA,  To join, call our dial-in number: (605) 472-5324 and enter the access code: 685312.  You will be connected with others in the group who are calling in to discuss the movie.

Or, gather your friends and have a viewing party

We think it would be most fun to watch with friends on 1/19/19 at 8:00 p.m.  You may share your questions and we can discuss them during our party!



Sunday 2/10 (Spokane) or Sunday 2/17 (Moscow) Book Discussions

We are hosting a Northanger Abbey book discussion.  There are two dates and locations (Spokane and Pullman), so we hope there is a meeting location that works for you:

Spokane, WA                                                        Moscow, ID

Sunday February 10, 2019                                Sunday February 17, 2018

2:00-4:00 p.m.                                                       2:00-4:00 p.m.

Spokane Library Shadle Branch                   One World Café Meeting Room

2111 W Wellesley Ave                                       533 S Main St, Moscow, ID 83843

Spokane, WA 99205

We will have questions about Northanger Abbey to get the discussion going.  Both meetings are free and open to anyone. There will be light refreshments (fruit, cookies or pastry, tea) at the Spokane location and you can purchase refreshments at One World Cafe for the Moscow meeting. Also, at the Spokane meeting (2/10), we will have materials available to make Jane Austen-themed valentine’s day cards.  If you are not able to make either meeting, but would like to participate from home, we will have an audioconferencing service for the 2/17 meeting in Moscow using  To join, call our dial-in number: (605) 472-5324 and enter the access code: 685312.