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~Upcoming Events~

(be sure to scroll down to see details as we add them to the events) 

The Washington Regency Society

would be honored with your presence this year.

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Join us for 2021! – click the box above to join or renew. 


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Due to the Pandemic our events are currently virtual

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 Soft-top Bonnet Workshop

January 24, 2021

1 to 3 pm Pacific time

via Zoom

Soft Top Bonnet

Ruth Haring will be showing you how to complete a soft topped bonnet with a straw brim. Ruth has been making these for herself and her daughters for years and will share some of her newest tips. Participants to this ZOOM event will see examples and step by step instructions on creating your own bonnet from basically a straw sun hat or visor and some fabric. A materials list and written instructions will be provided after you register.

Free for 2021 WRS members
$5 to non-members (consider becoming a member for $25/year)

Bonnet class registration

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Strolling in Kubota Gardens

Still hoping that good weather and healthy air will coincide and we can have this event

Garden Stroll

Postponed – date to be determined
watch for an email – as soon as it is safe to go to the Garden we may have a quick “pop up” type event here.

Let us stroll in the Kubota Garden! This distinctive Northwest/Japanese 20 acre Garden is alive with blooms around this time of year.  You may bring a picnic for after the stroll .

Wear your best Regency walking outfit, sturdy walking shoes for gravel paths, parasols and bonnets!  FREE ! (There is no admission fee for this garden.)

Here is a link to more information about the Kubota Garden.

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Before the pandemic these things were planned… these listed below are now planned for 2021 and beyond.


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Brothers Grimm Evening

October 2021 (early) (is it’s safe to gather by that time)

Cards, fun costumes, snacks, and a Regency swap meet

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A Blessing of the Hounds

(No kill) Regency Hunt and
A Hunt Breakfast

For Autumn of 2021 if we are safe to gather at that time.

We are excited to work with the Woodbrook Hunt Club in Lakewood again!

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Regency Educational Day


Jane Austen inspired Christmas Tea

December 2021

(providing it is healthful to do)

at Fernhill Library (Tacoma Public Library)

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Twelfth Night Ball

January  2022

It it is safe to gather by that time

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Stay tuned for more….Group Sewing Days

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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!

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~Past Events~

General Membership Meeting


Chemisette Presentation

November 8, 2020 via Zoom



We virtually gathered to look back on our year,  vote for officers for the next year.  and have a brief presentation about Chemisettes and “show and tell” about chemisette patterns and construction by members.


Reticule Presentation and Workshop

Sunday, October 18, 2020 1-3 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Via Zoom

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Click through the images above to get more information.

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 Virtual Tea Party

Saturday September 19, 2020

1-3 p.m. 

Gather via Zoom in your own safe space for tea, talk and maybe a little hand sewing – it’s up to you how far you take the fun.  As always, Regency costume is admired but not required.


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August 2020


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Summer Picnic and Performances

July 25, 2020  virtual

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Washington Regency Society’s Summer Virtual Picnic

We all take to our own gardens with our own picnics, where we will meet virtually Via ZOOM !

Set up your tea table, don your Regency Sunday best, re-trim your bonnet! ~ Of course Costumes admired but not required!

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 Sewing Morning in Dishabille

Sunday morning June, 28, 2020 

10 am to 1 pm

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Washington Regency Society presents:

Sewing at home together – mixing the Regency sewing circle with modern technology

We can gather in our Morning dress or “dishabille” (or not in costume if you prefer but please keep it “G rated”.)  Bring along your hand sewing or set up your computer next to your sewing machine – there are no rules other than our standing rule “Be excellent to each other”.

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Sewing Day

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Join us for a sewing day

February 2, 2020

Federal Way Library

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Twelfth Night Supper and Ball 2020

Saturday, January 4, 2020



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Seaside Assembly 2019


WRS returned to Tokeland! 

November 8-10, 2019

The Washington Regency Society gathered at The Tokeland Hotel on Willapa Bay, for a Retreat from the modern world,

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Buckram Bonnet Workshop - part 2

September 15, 2019

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Buckram Bonnet Workshop

Saturday,  August 24, 2019

You may click here to see some more of our past events.

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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 transferable but the purchaser is responsible for finding a substitute.