Picnicking and wandering at an early farm outside Lexington
A Calendar of Activities...er...Amusements
Listed below are activities in planning for 2011. Excepting the May Picnic, and trooping off to the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, all dates are yet to be set.
Kickoff Amusement: 6 Friends Cafe
Let's be acquainted and set the tone over coffee and crepes at 6 Friend's Cafe a local restaurant.
Trying Out the Fun: A Regency-Inspired Picnic
We hope this outing will be more successful than Jane Austen's famous Box Hill picnic scene. Dress in Period Costume. Play charades or just loll, feast and quaff or nibble and sip as the case may be at a local landmark, the William Whitley Estate in Stanford, KY. Saturday, May 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
English Country Dance Lesson at a local dance studio. (Possibly Lexington Vintage Dance Society. More to come on this.)
September - November 2011. More plans in the ether:
The Fair at New Boston: Together we make a trip up to Springfield, OH to attend a Regency Era MarketFair. Saturday and Sunday, Labor Day Weekend, September 3rd and 4th. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days.
Mississinewa 1812 Event: Dare we brave the wilds of Indiana? The Mississinewa Battle of 1812 Reenactment takes place in October, the weekend of the 7th - 9th.
Lexington's Streets, 1790-1820: A Tour of the Town They Knew
A walking tour through some of the older parts of our town after the heat of summer has passed.
Baking and Roasting Outdoors in Bread Ovens and Bonfires
A trial by fire may or may not lead to a feast, but at least we'll be warm.
Athens of the West, That's Lexington. In which we bother the kind people at the Lexington History Museum, view their signature exhibition, and get a handle on Lexington's Regency-era past.
An evening at Fezziwig's Ball or if that's not in the offing, we get up our own dance -- or lounge -- and collation.