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Event: 'Second Annual Jane Austen Festival In Old Mandeville'

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Date: Saturday, March 07, 2009 At 09:00 AM
Contact Info: (985) 624-5683

Rain or shine, all venues are covered or indoors! (985) 624-5683
All Festival goers and participants are encouraged to wear costumes of the era. Venues in old Mandeville are for easy walking and promenading! Restaurants, cafes and shops are nearby.

Saturday, March 7, 2009
All Saturday's events at the Old Mandeville Trailhead. Parking in commuter parking lot on Lafitte Street.
View artisans and demonstrations of the era 9:00-1:00pm; to participate, contact Donna Beakley, Trailhead 624-3147.
Raffle for valuable basket of gifts to benefit the festival; $1.00 tickets on sale 9:00am-4:00pm.

Time Event Venues
9:00-10:00am Pastries on your own Farmer's Market (Girod St.)

9:00-10:00am Calligraphy & wax seal demonstrations Around the Amphitheatre Stage
Hairstyles of the Era by Jacqueline's Family Hair Salon $10

9:00-10:00am Letter Writing Workshop for youths by Poet/Educator Trailhead Depot Room
Gina Ferrara, best for grades 4-7, FREE

10:15-11:40am Festival Welcome/Announcements Trailhead Depot Room
"Money, Manners and Jane Austen" — Lecture & Q&A
Session by LSU Professor Elsie B. Michie with an Austen
Overview, $15 payable by cash or check at the entrance
$10 for students and teachers with picture ID

12:00-12:30pm Looking for Mr. Darcy Contest Trailhead Amphitheatre
Nominations weeks prior

12:00-3:40pm Matinee: BBC 1980's Production of PRIDE & Trailhead Depot Room
PREJUDICE featuring Elizabeth Garvie, FREE

12:30-1:00pm No Plain Janes Costume Contest Trailhead Amphitheatre
Contestants arrive 15 minutes prior. Prizes awarded!

Meals at participating businesses:

Vianne’s, Royal Regency Tea, 544 Girod (advance reservations needed) Seating: 1:30-3:15 (985) 624-5683
Good Earth Market, Fish & Chips, 821 Girod St (985) 674-4329
The Rusty Pelican, Fish & Chips, 500 Girod St. (985) 778-0364
Kickstand Café, Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich, 690 Lafitte (985) 626-9300
Juniper’s Restaurant — Jane Austen Dinner, 301 Lafitte St (985) 624-5330

The Barley Oak, 2101 Lakeshore Dr. 985-727-7420 offering Bass, Fuller’s ESB & London Pride, Newcastle & Strongbow Cider
Louie & The Red Head Lady, Fried Catfish Dinner Special, 1851 Florida Street, 985-626-8101
The Pub, Lafitte Street, Beers & Ales
Nuvolari's Restaurant, 246 Girod Street; 626-5619
Lucy's Retired Surfer Bar, 100 block of Girod
Maxein's Coffee house, 100 block of Girod

Shop & Stroll Girod Street:

Das Schulerhaus Gift Gallery – 528 Girod. All costumed festival goers receive a FREE GIFT for stopping in!
Mae Antiques & participating dealers – 420 Girod St, 674-5935, 20% off to costumed fest goers.
Arigato Boutique – 635 Lafitte, 626-8688, 15% off to costumed fest goers
Blowin' in the Breeze – 2117 Monroe, 985-778-0571, 10% off to costumed fest goers

3:30-4:30pm Regency Vintage Dance Demos/lessons Trailhead Amphitheatre by Louisiane Vintage Dancers
Audience Participation! FREE

Then, enjoy Cocktails/Dinner — Cocktail & Menu items of the era at participating Old Mandeville businesses!

Sunday, March 8, 2009
All Sunday's events at The Lake House, 2025 Lakeshore Drive, 2nd Floor*
Cost is $15 cash or check at the 2nd floor entrance; $10 for students and teachers with picture ID (includes event activities and entertainment Noon--3:00 pm only, food & drink available for purchase)

Time Event
12:00-12:15pm Meet & Greet
"Letters from the Attic" Display

12:15-12:30pm Welcome & Announcements
Praying with Jane Austen
Reading of an Austen prayer/Silent Moment

12:30pm Brunch available for optional purchase, $25 per person includes unlimited delicious buffet by The Lake House!

12:30-1:15pm Music of the era: Harp Concert by N.O. Celtic Harp Ensemble

1:15-1:30pm Dramatic reading

1:30-2:30pm "Perfect Love Letter Writing Contest"
2008 Winner Readings
2009 Winners announced, Readings

3:00-3:30pm Patron Party

3:30-5:00pm Royal Regency Dessert Reception (Pay at the door/Reservations preferred)
Festival Finale! $25 per person, checks or cash only. Includes unlimited desserts and signature cocktails! Special Guest — Meet the captivating Elizabeth Garvie, star of the British stage, screen and television! Reservations 985-624-5683, limited space! RSVP by Friday, March 6, requested.

*Handicap accessibility not available to the 2nd Floor. We apologize for any