Past Events

Feed My Starving Children Community Outreach

  On Saturday, November 3, 2018, eight Janeites and family members packed meals for Feed My Starving Children. As our dear author said, “Incline us oh God! to think humbly of ourselves, to be severe only in the examination of our own conduct, to consider our...

What Matters in Jane Austen? 20 Crucial Puzzles Solved

On Sunday afternoon, October 14, 2018, Peg Hesley facilitated an engaging and entertaining discussion of Professor John Mullan's book, What Matters in Jane Austen? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved. For the sake of time, Peg concentrated on four chapters from the book,...

Visit to the Musical Instrument Museum

  A baker's dozen gathered at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Saturday, September 15, where our own Elizabeth Pickens gave a very informative presentation on music and instruments from Jane Austen's time. ...

“Your Choice” Persuasion Book Study

Click on the flyer for a larger image in a new tab. On Sunday, August 12, 2018, the first of two small book studies on Persuasion met at the home of Sherry Moore to discuss the book during its bicentenary year of publication. Sylvia Hom presented background, then led...

Reticule Workshop

  A group of hardy sempstresses gathered at the Tempe Library to learn and/or practice the art of sewing as they created their own reticules. thank you, Gloria Zanella, for facilitating and sharing your needlework gifts. Here's one of the lovely creations....

Box Hill Picnic

  On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Carole and Perry Krowne once again graciously hosted our annual Box Hill Picnic at their home in Lake Montezuma....

An Afternoon in the Drawing Room: Salonnières

  On Saturday, May 12, 2018, JASNA Greater PHX and Salonnières presented a wonderful salon-style concert with soprano, violin, piano, and harp, featuring music from the Regency era and Jane Austen movie soundtracks. Our gracious host was Susan Stephensen, who provided...

An Outing in the Rose Garden

  On Saturday, April 21, 2018, members and friends gathered at Mesa Community College for a tour of their Rose Garden. We enjoyed a docent-guided tour and a catered luncheon tea.   [gallery size="full"...

Simply Austen

  Peg and Joe Hesley welcomed 35 members and friends to their home to hear Dr. Joan Ray speak about her newest book, Simply Austen. Dr. Ray is always a delightfully entertaining speaker, and quite an engaging writer.   [gallery size="full"...

“Sense and Sensibility” on Stage

  Some of our members were able to take advantage of seeing The Southwest Shakespeare Company's production of "Sense and Sensibility," adapted by Kate Hamill, at the Mesa Arts Center Farnsworth...