General Interest Items – November 21, 2013

Posted on Nov 16 2013 in General by admin

2.1 Regency Style Tea and Dance – Colonial Williamsburg – Register by December 6
2.2 Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment – Chesapeake – December 7-8
2.3 Holiday Open House at Ker Place – Onancock – December 14

 

2.1 Regency Style Tea and Dance – Colonial Williamsburg – Register by December 6

Bruton Parish Hall
331 W. Duke of Gloucester Street
Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Sunday, December 15, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: $25/Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) non-member or adult; $20/JASNA member or student (ages 16 and over, please). Price includes a tea menu, 18th-century dancing, and dance instruction. Cash or money order only; purchase tickets at 757-221-6686. [Register by 6 p.m., Friday, December 6; space is limited.

To celebrate English author Jane Austen’s birthday, the Jane Austen Society of North America Southeastern Virginia Region is hosting a Regency Tea and Dance. Catered by DYS Events, it will feature a handsome afternoon tea menu, The Grand March, and dancing until 8 p.m. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Coat and tie for the gentlemen and more formal attire for the ladies.

See the Facebook page for more details, or contact Virginia Lee at 757-221-6686 or valee@widomaker.com. No substitutions are available, and dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.

www.facebook.com/JASNASoutheasternVa

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2.2 Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment – Chesapeake – December 7-8

Battlefield Park (at the Chesapeake Great Bridge)
120 Reservation Road
Chesapeake, VA

Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Vendors will be on site with food and colonial goods; you are also welcome to bring food and a thermos of hot chocolate! The public is invited to Divine Services (Church of England), recreated in an authentic fashion, Sunday at 10 a.m. Dress warmly; casual outdoor attire is appropriate. Bring a folding camp chair if you wish.

Bundle up and come out for Hampton Roads biggest Revolutionary War battle. This unique event is held on the original location of the December 9, 1775 battle, a rarity in reenacting. The event features reenactments of two pivotal Revolutionary War battles: the Battle at Kemps Landing and the Battle of Great Bridge. See the military encampments, demonstrations, character portrayals, camp life, historical displays and lectures, skilled artisans demonstrating early American trades, and special children’s crafts and activities.

www.visitchesapeake.com/events/?action=displayDetail&EventID=578

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2.3 Holiday Open House at Ker Place – Onancock – December 14

Ker Place
69 Market Street
Onancock, VA

Saturday, December 14, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission price.

Local garden clubs will decorate the house for the holidays with free exhibits.  Experience the history and magic of nutcrackers, pictures with Santa, children’s activities, festive music, and much more. This event is in conjunction with the Christmas in Onancock Homes Tour and Music Festival and the Eastern Shore’s Own (ESO) Nutcracker weekend.

See the website for more information, or contact the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society at events@shorehistory.org.

www.shorehistory.org

www.esoartscenter.org/about-us.html

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