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Jane Austen Society of North America
Puget Sound Region









We will be meeting in person on June 12th!

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Wait for it... wait for it.... we've been doing a lot of that, haven't we?  But now it's here!  Lakewold in June - a walk through the beautiful gardens!  A talk on Regency gardens by a local Master Gardener.  It will be a perfect day in June!  We've been pining for this opportunity!  An in person meeting - how wonderful will this be? Oh, yes - it's time.  

Program: Regency Gardens


Presenter: Pierce County Master Gardener Patti McFerren

Location: Lakewold Gardens, Lakewood, WA

Date: Sunday, June 12th, 2022


Time: 2pm

You must register for this event.

Lakewold Gardens (the lovely people who have allowed us to change our plans over and over again) have restricted us to 40 participants.  So, to attend this meeting, you will register.  If you register and then find that you can't make it after all, please let us know, so we can give your spot to someone else.

Register here: 

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We take Covid seriously!


This program will be presented indoors as an illustrated talk about Regency gardens.   Please wear a well-fitting mask over your mouth and nose while inside.  Doors and windows in the living and dining rooms will be opened to bring in fresh air.  The staff at Lakewold take their temperature when they arrive for work, but they do not wear masks.  

After the program we may stroll the gardens without masks, finding photo ops in the mazes and large plantings. The grounds will be open to us between 1:45 pm and 4 pm.  We will start the indoor program at 2 pm with a short business meeting, and then hand the reins over to Master Gardener Patti McFerren who will give us an illustrated talk on Regency Gardens.  After the program,  we are invited to explore the gardens on our own. This is the perfect day for us to meet again in person.

We recognize that the Covid pandemic is not over, and that the recent relaxing of mask wearing, in particular, has resulted in a new surge in cases.  It remains to be seen if mask mandates will be reinstated.  We absolutely do not wish to endanger any of our members, but as we move forward, we recognize, too, that people will decide for themselves what risks they will take.  Given all of that, I urge you to protect yourself and others by wearing a mask indoors, and if you find yourself part of a "close-together group" outside, please wear your mask then, as well.  Obviously, we don't know everyone's circumstances, and can't "make" you wear a mask.  The decision is yours.  But please take into account your fellow members' susceptibility to this fast-moving virus, when you make your decision.

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There will be no food or drink served other than bottled water.  We had visions of a picnic-like experience when this program was first planned for 2020!.  Who doesn't want to go to Box Hill and have a strawberry picnic?  But that's not in our immediate future.  We must remain vigilant,  The surrounding area and the town of Lakewood, WA does have some good restaurants, but many have changed management or changed their focus during the pandemic. Of course there are Starbucks stores pretty much everywhere, where you can likely pick up a sandwich or salad. Especially for those people who may be making a long drive to get to the gardens, and then facing another long drive home, please check to make sure any restaurants you might plan to visit are open, or bring your own food from home.  We will not be allowed to eat in the gardens, but we also know that sometimes you have to have something to stave off low blood sugar, so please plan appropriately.  We will have small, personal bottles of water available.  

The Jane Austen Society of North America is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers and dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing.  The Puget Sound Region of JASNA serves Western Washington from the Canadian border to Southern Washington.  We sometimes partner with other regions near us - Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho Region and the Oregon and SW Washington Region

Vision:  Because literature has the power to change and enrich our lives, we want to see more people reading the great authors, with special emphasis on Jane Austen.

Mission:  Our mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:  To fulfill JASNA’s mission of fostering among the widest number of readers, JASNA strives to ensure that all people are welcome and feel valued in its meetings, events, and community spaces. JASNA is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Society. There is no place in JASNA for discrimination or exclusion, including on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, ability, appearance, or education.


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Due to the Covid pandemic, scheduled events had changed to virtual programs. For the first time in two years, we are planning a "live and in-person event" in June, 2022.  See the above details for attending the Lakewold Garden event where we will be treated to a wonderful illustrated talk on Regency gardens by Pierce County Master Gardener, Patti McFerren. Should circumstances change, we will continue to follow follow the official recommendations.  


Note: Unless otherwise stated*, our meetings begin at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of every other month: February, April, June, August, October and December.  That said, any programs not on our regular schedule will be fitted in wherever we can find an opportune time, so do, please, check regularly.