Promoter: Vi Walker Silver In the Visitors Center Auditorium. With antiques for the home, the table, and the holidays. Featuring: Mike Slavin, Louisville; Betsy Jones, In.; Eric Lausch and John Wanat, Indianapolis; and Jud and Karen Fults of Cincy. Free parking, free admission, complimentary wine & cheese.
"Gallants, Rakes and Dandies: A Field Guide to Regency Males Abstract” presented by Carrie Bebris. It is time for our Jane Austen Birthday and Christmas Tea with special guest speaker, Carrie Bebris (JASNA-Dayton OH Regional Coordinator)! For the benefit of young ladies born to be heroines, Carrie Bebris offers a humorous introduction to that fascinating species, the Regency male. Learn how to differentiate between beaux and bounders, tell a coxcomb from a lounger, distinguish gallants from scoundrels, and—most importantly—how to recognize the most ideal of suitors: the True Hero. In Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen refers ironically to “all the difficulties and dangers of a six weeks’ residence in Bath,” but the dating world 200 years ago was as challenging to navigate as it is now. When Catherine Morland makes her wide-eyed entrance in society, she discovers that one cannot meet the Henry Tilneys of the world without also coming across the John Thorpes. Just as today one might encounter “metrosexuals,” “himbos,” or “toxic bachelors,” the assembly rooms and drawing rooms of Regency society were populated with bucks, fops, and rakehells—types of men who would have been instantly recognizable to Austen’s audience. Catherine could have spared herself a great deal of trouble had she been able to accurately identify John Thorpe’s type more quickly. For the benefit of young ladies born to be heroines, and the modern readers following their adventures, I offer an introduction to that fascinating species, the Regency male. *RSVPs are required and admission is charged for non-members.*
Le Milieu de Monsieur Moliere
Erica Rubis and Les Ordinaires present a program of French repertoire and Noels from the time and colleagues of Moliere.
Locust Grove’s Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series offers concertgoers a unique opportunity. Patrons delight in music that the Clarks and Croghans would have heard in the room where they most likely would have enjoyed it — the second-floor Great Parlor of the historic house.
Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.; concert in Locust Grove’s Great Parlor begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual concerts are $20 each.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.