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Join the Washington Regency Society at our annual
Lakewold Gardens — 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499
We are pleased to announce that WRS will be returning to Lakewold Gardens again this summer for our annual picnic. This is a great event to come to if you are just starting out with us or have been every year. We are very casual, bring a picnic dish to share for our potluck, or bring your own picnic basket, chairs, and table. We will have the use of the veranda with it’s tables under the wisteria vines. This is also where we set up our potluck picnic.
Last year’s picnic was incredible; we actually ran out of room on our table and ended up covering 3 tables with delicious offerings. To help us organize this a bit this year, we are opting for the following: Attendees with last names starting in A to G will bring salads or fruit, H to O will bring sandwiches or savories, and P to Z will bring sweets like cakes, cookies, or tarts. Beverages are up to the individual.
Lakewold Gardens is a Historic Estate on Gravelly Lake in Lakewood. It is run by a non-profit, Friends of Lakewold. I will give a talk on the history of the gardens and the family that owned this lovely property. It is truly a gem of a garden, with a lovely Georgian style home. There are walks through the woods and a large lawn area for relaxing or participating in Regency games.
No need to sign up for this event. There is a cost to the gardens that is payable on your arrival. We get a group rate of $7 per person, just be sure and mention that you are with WRS upon your arrival.
As always, costumes are admired but not required.
The Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be docked in Port Orchard on August 17.
We will bring our own picnic, tables and chairs, blankets, foods, cutlery, drinks to Picnic at Givens Play Field (1025 Tacoma Ave. Port Orchard 98366 ). We will dine under the evergreen trees for a few hours 11am -2 pm .
If you want we can all go to the Log Cabin Museum 416 Sidney Ave. 2:30-3pm (It is really small !)
Then to downtown for Antique shopping (801 Bay Street) in the quaint area along the water 3pm -5:30 pm, just a few minutes walking.
Next, on to the Marina 707 Sidney Parkway for a Battle Sail 2-4 pm on The Lady Washington
( purchase your own tickets at www.historicalseaport.org ).
After the sail we will retreat to Bay Street Bistro On the Bay (834 Bay Street) to have dinner. Each person will pay at the Venue. www.baystreetbistro.com
Dinner Reservations will be required 2 weeks in advance and special diets also turned 2 weeks prior to Cynthia.
After dinner some members will want find lodging near by and some want to camp at nearby campgrounds (make your own arrangements).
Our much requested buckram bonnet workshop is finally scheduled. Your instructors, Mary Hafner-Laney and Ruth Haring will be guiding you through the process of constructing the wired buckram foundation in the first part of this workshop, to be followed by Part II on September 15th during which you will cover and trim your bonnet. Your instructors are experienced bonnet milliners, and Mary has taught a bonnet workshop before, so you will gain new expertise about the how’s and why’s of making a sturdy bonnet that will last.
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The Washington Regency Society Welcomes you to find your comfort in the Regency Era.
Let us gather at The Tokeland Hotel on Willapa Bay, for a Retreat from the modern world, where we will commune with people like ourselves drawn to a quiet, gentler time.
We have chosen November for this retreat to cozy up with our woolens and shawls. We will dine, visit with friends, sew, play cards and board games, walk in nature, read books by the fire and take our lodging.
The Seaside Assembly will be from Friday November 8th until Sunday November 10th 2019.
Two nights lodging in this 100 year old hotel and five Southern style meals (served family- style), Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast.
There will also be an optional workshop in French Hand Sewing taught by Bobbi Chase at some point during the retreat, it will have a small additional fee for materials. More details on this as they become clear.
$340 for members and $360 for non-members – click through the image above for more information and to reserve your spot.
Join us for a sewing day!
We have had a lot of fun and made a lot of progress on projects when we meet up and help each other with our costuming. We are negotiating with spaces and plan more of these “sewing days” this year — follow this space for more information soon!
You may click here to see some more of our past events.
Please join us for our next sewing day at the Shoreline Library
The first part of our meeting was our business meeting with our President’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, and descriptions of how our members can get involved. The second part of the meeting was an educational presentation on fashions during the Regency period. This is intended to help newer (or current) members obtain the necessary information to start their own wardrobes. We also had a program on the Regency fashions at the Museum of Fashion History in Bath England. Two of our members were able to inspect some of the fashions in their collection and will be sharing details and photos of those garments.
The Jane Austen Society of North America, Puget Sound Region invited the Washington Regency Society to join them for this festive occasion. http://waregency.org/?p=1831
March 3, 2019
WRS returned to the site of our very first function! We had a delightful tea and played parlor games
WRS Sewing Day at the Federal Way Library - 34200 1st Way S, Federal Way, Washington 98003
September 17, 2017
Click this link for more WRS past events: http://waregency.org/past-events
WRS REFUND POLICY
(This policy was adopted on 5/7/17)
• Deposits or full amount must be received by the published deadline which is 30 days prior to the event unless otherwise specified.
• If the minimum number of people do not sign up by the deadline, the event will be canceled, and money refunded.
• If an attendee cancels after the published deadline, no refund will be made.
• Attendance is transferrable but the purchaser is responsible for finding a substitute.