Schedule

Friday February 7

2-6 PM Check-inTent Annie Donnelly Park


7-9 PM SoireeCommunity Building Lobby
Wine and hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar. Spontaneous entertainment – Spencer Jacket Silent auction begins.


10-11 PM A Haunting We Will Go
Exploring the Spirits and Ghosts of Mount Dora – A walking tour of the historic and haunted sites of Mount Dora. A fun walk and has very little to do with Jane Austen

 

Saturday, February 8

7-9 AM Check-InTent Annie Donnelly Park


9-9:30 AM Welcome Community Building Auditorium
Mayor, Introduction of Workshop Leaders, etc.


10-11:00 AM – Keynote Speaker Jane Austen – Woman at Work City Community Center Auditorium
Elizabeth Philosophus, President of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA).
Liz Cooper is coming to help kick off our first Fest. She has been a member of JASNA since 1992. When reading Pride and Prejudice in high school she fell in love with Jane Austen for the first time. This year JASNA is celebrating her 40th anniversary. Cooper will talk about Jane Austen who was a working woman, well before her time.


11-1 PM Workshop – The Art of the Miniature – First Workshop – Green Room at Community Building
Herb Weed
Learn the history of painting miniatures and assemble a pendant and a small framed painting on an easel to take home.
Class size limited to 25.
$30.00 (includes supplies)


11:15 – 1:15 PM Workshop – Regency Bonnet Making – Grandview Room at Lakeside Inn
Kathryn Page
I have changed my mind, and changed the trimmings on my Cap this morning, they are now much as you suggested, – I felt as if I should not prosper if I strayed from your directions, and I think it makes me look more like c now than it did before which is all that one lives for now.” Jane Austen (Ltr. to Cassandra)

Make a Regency Bonnet. All level of sewers invited. No Regency woman left home without something on her head. Create your own Bonnet to complete your Regency attire.

Class size limited to 25.

$35. Plus $25. for materials $65.00 total


11 - 12 PM First Tea SittingFour Course Tea – The Donnelly House

But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.” Jane Austen
Come take Tea with us in this beautiful Queen Ann Style House. It is the most photographed house in Lake county, FL. We are serving a Special blended Tea “Divine Jane” by Tantalizing Tea. The Tea includes Scones, Savories and Sweets. No Gluten free.

72 person maximum.

$30.00 per person.


1-2 PM – Second Tea SittingFour Course Tea – The Donnelly House

But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.” Jane Austen
Come take Tea with us in this beautiful Queen Ann Style House. It is the most photographed house in Lake County, FL. We are serving a Special blended Tea “Divine Jane” by Tantalizing Tea. The Tea includes Scones, Savories and Sweets. No gluten free.

72 person maximum.

$30.00 per person


1-4 PM – Sense and Sensibility of Paper Quilling – First Workshop – Grandview at Lakeside Inn

Jan Yoshioka
This 3 hour workshop will teach you the basic techniques of this beautiful old art form using paper strips. Paper quilling is a decorative art and its origins can be traced back hundreds of years to at least the 15th Century. It is believed to have been created by French and Italian nuns and used to decorate religious objects in an effort to save money. Its heyday was in England during the 18th century and was considered a “proper pastime” for young women. Quilling is mentioned in both Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. You will acquire the skills to create a Valentine to take home.

Class size limited to 35.

$50. Per person (includes materials).


1-2:00 PM First Lawn Bowling WorkshopMount Dora Lawn Bowling Club

Members of one of the oldest Lawn Bowling clubs in the country will conduct the workshop. There is evidence that Lawn Bowling dates back 5,000 years. Bowling was so well established in England by 1299 AD that a group of players organized the Southhampton Old Bowling Green Club and is the oldest established bowling club in the world that is still active. In the Regency era, Lawn Bowling was considered appropriate for ladies, so join us Ladies for this active workshop and learn more.

Class size limited to 25

$25.00 person.


2-3 PM – What Jane and Her Friends WoreCity Community Center Auditorium
Jennie Chaunc
Jennie is nationally known especially for her patterns of historic attire – Sense and Sensibility. A slideshow will be presented showing clothing from 1790’s to 1820’s. Her presentation will conclude with a demonstration of a Regency ensemble from the chemise outward and will answer questions about how to reproduce your own Regency inspired fashions.

$15.00 per person


2-4 PM The Art of the Miniature – Second Workshop - Green Room at Community Building
Herb Weed
Miniature painting is a genre that focuses on art with a long history that dates back to the scribes of the medieval ages. An often used definition is that a piece of art that can be held in the palm of the hand. Often in the 1700’s/1800’s, before photography, soldiers might be lying in a field after being shot with a miniature of their wife or children held in their hand. Learn the history of painting miniatures and assemble a pendant and a small framed painting on an easel to take home.

Class size limited to 25.

$30.00 per person (includes supplies)


3-4 PM Third Tea SittingFour Course TeaThe Donnelly House.
But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.” Jane Austen.
Come take Tea with us in this beautiful Queen Ann Style House. It is the most photographed house in Lake County, FL. We are serving a specially blended Tea “Divine Jane” by Tantalizing Tea. The Tea includes Scones, Savories and Sweets. No gluten free.

72 person maximum.

$30.00 per person.


6-7:30 Authentic Jane Austen Dinner – Lakeside Inn Dinning Room.
Enjoy a dinner in this beautiful old Inn built in 1883 operating continuously until today. Recipes are from Jane Austen’s family as well as recipes inspired by her novels and letters.

$69.00 per person (includes tip, glass of wine, and dinner).


8:oo PM – Orlando Shakespeare TheatreCity Community Center Auditorium
This important theatre was founded by UCF professor Stuart Omans in 1989. Orlando Shakes produces classic, contemporary, and children’s plays and has grown into one of the region’s most acclaimed professional theaters and garnering national recognition. They have agree to come out and perform scenes from their Christmas production Christmas at Pemberly. This theatre experience will be followed by a Q & A.

Seating limited to 600.

$15.00 per person.

 

Sunday February 9, 2020

8- 10 AM Check-InTent Annie Donnelly Park


8-10 AM Tea and Crumpets BreakfastThe Donnelly House
Join us for a light Breakfast of Tea, Coffee, English Crumpets flown in from the UK, Jam/Orange marmalade and fruit. Join your friends, make new ones. Begins at 8 until 10 AM. Come when you want and leave when you want.

$5.00 per person.


10-11 AM Main Speaker - The Making of Jane Austen City Community Center Auditorium
Devoney Looser PhD.
How did Jane Austen become the celebrity author and the inspiration for generations of loyal fans she is today? Dr. Looser will share with us how she did it and how the world has treated her the past 200 years. Dr. Looser teaches at Arizona State university. This summer she was a traveling scholar in England. As her about her being a member of a roller derby team!

Seating limited to 600.


11-2 PM A Bouquet for Jane - Needlework Workshop
Margaret Kinsey
She is a certified teacher of Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA). Join this workshop geared to the beginner and will be enjoyed by the more advanced stitcher. It will teach the basic embroidery stitches and is inspired by the delicate patterns from the Regency Period.

Limit to 25 persons.

$32.00 plus $7.50 for supplies. Total $39.50


11:15-1:15 PM Creating a Turban Headpiece – Grandview at Lakeside Inn
Kathryn Page
Aside from sheltering delicate skin from the sun or hair from the elements or protecting one’s head in drafty rooms. Headdresses denoted class and economic status, as well as fashion sense and one’s marital state. For this workshop bring your creativity.

Class limited to 25.

$35. $25.00 for materials $65.00 total


1-2 PM Second Lawn Bowling Workshop – Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club
Members of the oldest Lawn Bowling Clubs in the country will conduct the workshop. There is evidence that Lawn Bowling dates back 4,000 years. Bowling was so well established in England by 1299 AD that a group of players organized the Southhampton Old Bowling Green Club and is the oldest established bowling club that is still active. In the Regency era, Lawn Bowling was considered to be appropriate for ladies, so join us Ladies for this active workshop and learn more.

Class size 25.

$25. Per person


1-4 PM Sense and Sensibility of Paper Quilling – Second Workshop – Lobby of Community Building
Jan Yoshioka
This 3 hours workshop will teach you the basic techniques of this beautiful old art form using paper strips. Paper quilling is a decorative art and its origins can be traced back hundreds of years to at least the 15th Century. It is believed to have been created by French and Italian nuns and used to decorate religious objects in an effort to save money. Its heyday was in England during the 18th Century and was considered a “proper pastime” for young women. Quilling is mentioned in both Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. You will acquire the skills create a Valentine to send to your lover.

Class size is limited to 40.

$50.00 per person (Cost includes materials fee)


4:30 PM Regency Style Show City Community Center Auditorium
Besty Bashore
You don’t want to miss this incredible style show! Betsy has been involved in costume construction for over 35 years and had the opportunity to study in numerous collections. She has been conducting fashion on women’s War of 1812 and Regency attire since 2004. Her casual and friendly delivery is inviting and educational. This is the “Period” to our Fest.

Seating 600


5 PM Fond Farewell

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