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Peddler's Village Kicks off its Colonial series in style
The lobby is warm as a fire roars in the fireplace of the Cock ’n Bull restaurant. Not only does the fire provide warmth in these winter months, but on Monday nights from now until March 25, that heat will be used for another purpose — cooking.

Peddler’s Village kicked off its long-standing “Evenings in the Colonial Kitchen” series on Monday, Jan. 7, bringing to life the Colonial culinary experience at Cock ’n Bull restaurant.

In a scene straight out of a Colonial kitchen, guests find food historians dressed in Colonial-era clothing cooking at the fireplace as they enter the restaurant. Strapped to a long plank board is a fish, slowly roasting next to the roaring fire. Beef roasts on a “clock-work jack” — spinning as the smoke billows by.

The food historians are from Craven Hall, located at the corner of Newtown and Street roads in Warminster, where they run open-hearth cooking classes. As part of the Colonial kitchen series, they teach guests about the time-consuming methods Colonial cooks used to prepare their meals.
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The National Arts Club Theatre Arts Committee Presents
"Cheer from Chawton, A Jane Austen Family Theatrical"
Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7:00pm
Event FREE to the public

Written & performed by Karen Eterovich, co-directed by Susan Pilar and Amy Stoller, costumed by Marie Natali.

Young people from eight to ninety-eight are invited to join us for an exciting Jane Austen family theatrical evening at the NAC. FREE to the public.RSVP to 212-475-3424 or

Highlighting the best of Jane Austen's works, Cheer From Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical underscores the legendary English novelist's contributions to world literature (with novels p...ossessing such quickness of wit and intuition that they have not been surpassed nearly two centuries after her death) and highlights her adventures as a "flirtatious butterfly" in rural England. Commencing with familiar, beloved dialogue from Pride and Prejudice, to hilarious selections from Austen's juvenilia, to the touching portions from her personal letters, this lively interactive 'home theatrical' offers an overview of the best of her works.

The production has toured the country from Jane Austen Festivals in Louisville, Kentucky to the Daughters of the British Empire in Basking Ridge, NJ as well as at the Players Club in New York City and three performances in the UK. Sue Hughes, editor of Regency World Magazine, proclaimed it, "the hit of the Jane Austen Festival in Bath" on BBC Radio, Scotland.

Praise for Ms. Eterovich and the play have been enthusiastic and unanimous: "Her multiple, well-distinguished characterizations make this show truly engaging" says Dr. Amy Smith, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. "A bright, witty, sparkling Jane!" writes Philip Horton in the Bath Chronicle.

The National Arts Club Dress CodeCollared shirts are required for gentlemen at all times. Jackets are required after 5 PM. Please refrain from using electronic devices in the Clubhouse.


The Pleasure of Your Company is Requested at the Redington Assembly
to be held on April 6, from 7-9 pm , 2013 at the -Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road, Lebanon NJ

Join the Fashionable set for an evening of Regency romance and dance.

Country dancing was a favorite evening diversion for the young as well as the more mature ladies and gentlemen of the genteel classes, and a pastime frequently mentioned by the well-known authoress, Jane Austen, whose heroines and suitors often encountered each other at public or private dances.
Directors of the Tapestry Historic Dance Ensemble John and Lynn Symborski bring to life ballroom scenes of the early 1800's. Fashionable dances evoking Miss Austen’s Pride and Predjudice such as "La Boulanger" (a favorite of Jane’s) and other charming English country dances such as "Teasing Made Easy" will be taught.

The assembly will be held at the historic Wade-Wyckoff Barn on the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead.

Tickets are $10.00 per person, advance registration suggested but not necessary. Period/formal dress is welcome, but not required. There will be a dessert collation.

Contact Program Director Kimberly Costa at 908-236-2327 or Email:

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