Jane Austen Society of North America
You are cordially invited to celebrate
Jane Austen's 238th birthday!
When: Sunday, December 15, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Formal Lounge in Doyle Hall, Notre Dame of Maryland University
4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
Directions to the University are below.
Featuring: Lunch - Please choose an entrée from the menu below.
Followed by: Tracy Kiely - "Why Jane Endures"
Tracy Kiely has written a series of mysteries: Murder at Longbourn, Murder on the Bride's Side, Murder Most Persuasive and Murder Most Austen. Catherine Morland and Isabella Thorpe might not be impressed because the books are not "horrid" enough.
You, however, will be charmed by the breezy style and witty references to Jane Austen's novels. A finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Tracy is a dedicated Anglophile and Janeite, traits she shares with the heroine of her books, Elizabeth Parker.
To reserve your place, please return the portion below with your check,
$30 per person, payable to JASNA Maryland, by December 9th to:
Karen Hornig, 1417 Battery Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230
Please e-mail Rita Baker-Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Kindly put "JASNA MEETING QUESTION" in the Subject field. (Or call Karen at 410-605-0408.)
Note: We will hold a short business meeting during the party.
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"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." Party Game: Identify the speaker.
I am clever and well informed. Please reserve ____ spaces for me.
Name: ________________________________ Guest: _______________________________
Phone Number: (_____)_____________ E-mail Address: ______________________________
Please indicate your choice of entrée(s): ____________________________________________
Luncheon Menu - December 15, 2013
Chicken St. Michael's
Boneless breast of chicken topped with lump crabmeat, asparagus and hollandaise sauce
Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon
Sesame-crusted grilled Atlantic Salmon filet
with mango & pineapple salsa served with creamy polenta
Vegetable and Portabella Mushroom Napoleon
Stacked marinated and grilled Portabella mushrooms, roasted red pepper, grilled red onion,
grilled zucchini and yellow squash, roasted Roma tomatoes and fresh mozzarella
Salad, dessert, hot tea, coffee, iced tea and water are included.
Directions to Notre Dame:
By car from the north:
Take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) to North Charles Street (exit 25).
Drive 4.6 miles south on Charles Street to the University entrance on the left,
immediately past Homeland Avenue but before Cold Spring Lane.
By car from the Inner Harbor:
Take I-83 north 4.4 miles to Cold Spring Lane east (exit 9A).
Drive 1.3 miles on West Cold Spring Lane and turn left onto North Charles Street.
The University's entrance is .4 mile on the right.
For a campus map showing parking and the location of Doyle Hall, go to Notre Dame's website: http://www.ndm.edu/files/resources/2013campusmap.pdf
Parking for our event is permitted in the general parking areas ["P"] and in the Faculty / Staff lots ["F/S"]. Handicapped parking is available on the drive in front of Doyle Hall ["H"].
Washington, DC Celebration on December 7
The JASNA Metropolitan-DC Chapter will host its annual Birthday Celebration Brunch on December 7. The presenter will be literary journalist Michael Dirda of the Washington Post, who will discuss how he discovered Jane Austen's work, why he cares so deeply about it, and the many ways it has enriched his life as a reader and book critic. (His most recent books are Classics for Pleasure and the 2012 Edgar Award-winning On Conan Doyle.)
Where: Clyde’s of Gallery Place, the site of last year’s meeting. It’s easily reached by Metro (Gallery Place-Chinatown, Yellow) or by car; paid parking is available in the building. The Piedmont Room, where we will meet, is fully accessible by elevator.
When: Saturday, December 7 at 11:30 am. We will enjoy Clyde’s famous brunch buffet: bacon, sausage, brunch potatoes, breads, fresh fruit, French toast, eggs Benedict, orange juice, coffee, tea, and iced tea.
Registration must be received by December 4. Register by printing and filling out the form below and mailing your check to Susan Dill, 12756 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033. Or, register using PayPal at http://jasna2016agm.blogspot.com/. Please note that PayPal registrations will include $2.45 to cover the cost of that service.
Name (s) _____________________________________________________
E-mail or phone number __________________________________________
Number attending: _________ @ $44. Please make check payable to JASNA-DC. For more information, e-mail Debra Roush at email@example.com or call 1-301-927-1496.
Regional Coordinator: Carol Pippen, 205 Charmuth Road, Timonium, MD 21093