If you are a member of JASNA you are welcome to attend all of our meetings and special events.  If you are not a member, you may come to a few of our meetings before joining the Society.  Information on how to join JASNA is available on the JASNA Membership Page.   

Check this page periodically for updated information about our Region's activities.  

Southern Arizona Region members will receive email notices of upcoming events as well as last minute changes or cancellations.  All meetings are held in Tucson unless otherwise specified. 

2018 JASNA-Southern Arizona Region Calendar

All meetings will be held in Tucson unless otherwise specified.
Questions about upcoming programs?  Please contact Verenicce and Melita at janesmeetingmayhem@gmail.com.

Date & Time                Meeting/Event                                                                                                            Location

January 14               2018 Planning Meeting                                                                                 Woods Library
1:00 pm                    Join us as we plan our Region's programs for the coming year.           Small Meeting Room
                                                                                                                                           3455 N 1st Ave, Tucson               

February 11             Jane Austen's Romantic Men                                                           Martha Cooper Library
1:30 pm                    With Valentine's Day approaching, we will attempt to answer            Small Meeting Room
                                 the question:  are Austen's heroes really the most romantic men       1377 N. Catalina Ave.
                                 her novels?                                                                                                                  Tucson

March 10 & 11        2018 Tucson Festival of Books                                                          University of Arizona
9:30 am-5:30 pm      Visit our booth to meet local members, "talk Jane," and learn                            Booth #211
                                 more about the Jane Austen Society of North America and
                                 our Region.

April 15                    Writing Jane Austen Fan Fiction                                                                   Woods Library
1:30 pm                    Presentation by member and author, Victoria Grossack                       Large Meeting Room
                                                                                                                                           3455 N 1st Ave, Tucson

May 6                       Book Discussion: Persuasion                                                       
Dusenberry-River Library
1:30 pm                    Join us for a lively discussion of Austen's last completed               5605 E River Rd, Tucson
                                 novel as we mark the 200th anniversary of its publication.
August 18-19          Jane Austen Weekend                                                                      The Rotunda at Civano
Two days of Janeite fun:                                                 10501 E  7 Generation Way, Tucson                                     Saturday, Aug. 18
                                    9:30 am – Continental breakfast (provided)
                                    10:00 am to 11:00 – Presentations on Tea and Chocolate in Austen’s era
                                    11:00 am to Noon – Lunch on your own
                                    Noon to 2:00 pm – Discussion of themes in Persuasion
                                    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – English Country Dancing
                                    3:30 pm – Group viewing Persuasion film
                                    About 6:00 pm – Dinner at a restaurant near the Rotunda (pay forour own)
                                    After Dinner – For those who wish to continue the fun, a group viewing of Austenland

                                    Sunday, Aug 19
                                    10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Potluck brunch tea with a Janeite game

                                    Cost:  $5 per person to cover cost of snacks

                                    Please bring a teapot and/or teacup for “show and tell”

                                    RSVP required:  janesmeetingmayhem@gmail.com

Sept. 16                   Whist Party                                                                      Sierra Bonita Wine Tasting Room
1:30 pm                    Join us for cards and Austen conversation.                   6720 E. Camino Principal, Suite 101
                                 Whist beginners welcome!                                                                                          Tucson

14                     The Importance of Character                                                        Quincie Douglas Library
1:30 pm                    Which character traits did Jane Austen value and approve?             1585 E 36th St, Tucson
                                 Which did she ridicule?  Join us in September as we discuss
                                 the characters in her novels.

Nov. 4
                       “Real People in Jane Austen's Novels”                                       Dusenberry-River Library
1:30 pm                     Members will give brief reports on some of the real people         5605 E River Rd, Tucson
                                  who found their way into Austen's novels, either directly or

December 16
            Jane Austen's Birthday Tea                                                                 Mini Time Machine
1:00 - 3:00 pm           Join the Southern Arizona Region in celebrating Jane Austen's       Museum of Miniatures
 243rd birthday.  We'll gather for a high tea catered by Chantilly   4455 E Camp Lowell Dr.
                                  Tea at the Mini Time Machine Museum.  Advance registration                                 Tucson
                                  will be required, and pricing will be announced soon.  The
                                  registration fee will include the tea as well as free admission to
                                  tour the museum, which features a History Gallery with miniatures
                                  from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.


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