Twelfth Night 2018

Twelfth Night in Venice

January 13, 2018, 9:00am – 10:00pm

St. John’s Lutheran Church and School
4939 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641-1525
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If you would like to teach a class contact Alice Hart at scarletb23 @ aol.com or at 847-542-2331. We are looking for fun hands-on family-friendly classes especially those related to the theme of Venice: where East meets West.

Watch this space for more information.

 

Twelfth Night 2017 – Schedule

Twelfth Night in Mongolia

Schedule

(Subject to change)

9:00 am Site Opens
Coffee Bar (Youth Room – Basement, until 11:00 am)
Merchants Open (Great Hall / Basketball Gym)
10:00 am Classes & Scribal Sandbox Begin (3rd Floor, until 4:00 pm, last class starts at 3:00)
A&S Activities  (Elligener Room, until 3:30 pm)
Heraldic Consulting (Great Hall / Basketball Gym)
11:30 am Lunch (Fellowship Hall / Downstairs lunchroom – Basement, until 1:00 pm)
1:00 pm Thrown Weapons (Bowling alley – Basement, until 3:00 pm)
2:00 pm Ball (Fellowship Hall / Downstairs lunchroom – Basement, until 4:00 pm)
3:30 pm Gate Closes
4:30 pm Feast Setup Begins (Great Hall / Basketball Gym)
Concert
(Sanctuary – 1st Floor, until 5:30 pm)
5:30 pm Baronial Court (Sanctuary – 1st Floor)
6:30 pm Feast (Great Hall / Basketball Gym – 1st Floor, until 8:30 pm)
8:00 pm Bardic Circle (Music Room – Basement, until 9:45 pm)
8:30 pm Begin feast cleanup. Great Hall is closed to visitors during cleanup, the Fellowship Hall (Basement) remains open until 9:45 pm.
10:00 pm Site Closes

Sunday Regional Fighter Practice

Fighter Practice  Sunday, January 15
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Please do not wear black soled shoes as they are not allowed in the gym.

St. Stephen Lutheran Church
14700 Kildare Rd.
Midlothian, IL 60445
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Contact Lady Susanna the Short (Susan Mickelson) at mickel14 @ att.net if you have any questions

Twelfth Night 2017 – Activities

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Activities

Ball | Classes | Thrown Weapons | Scribes | Craftsperson’s FaireConcert | Bardic Circle | Trading Game

Ball

The Ball will be at 2:00 pm, in the Basement.

Set 1:
Carolingian or Belle Qui Pavane
Jenny Pluck Pears
Rufty Tufty
Black Alman
Heralds in Love

Set 2:
Amoroso
Rostiboli Gioioso
Petite Vriens
Gracca Amorosa
Gelosia

Set 3:
Horse Bransle
Montarde Branle
Official Bransle
Pease Bransle

Set 4:
Sellengers Round
Upon a Summer’s Day
Hearts Ease
Gathering Peascods

Set 5: Bonus Italian set (if there is time)
Ballo Del Fiore
Saltarello La Regina
Bella Gioiosa

Visiting musicians are welcome to sit in with the live band. The music can be found in this set (same set as last year).

Classes

All classrooms are on the 3rd Floor (elevator available).

Hoomie: Singing from your throat

Sarangerel of the Steppes
1:00pm Classroom B

Description: Introduction to Mongolian throat singing; history, use and how the sounds are produced.

Class Limit: None

Dressing A Mongol

Sarangerel of the Steppes
2:00pm Classroom B

Description:  Basic outfit for a Mongolian persona in the 13th-14th century, simple garment construction, cloth selection and decoration.

Class Limit: None

Music of the Tang Dynasty China

Mistress Amelie d’Anjou
11:00am Classroom A

This class will introduce some instruments and music from the Tang and Song Dynasties. Some of this music survived in Japan and Korea, as did various instruments. Teacher has a few instruments to touch and music to hear and see.

Central Asian  Embroidery

Mistress Cerridwen verch Loreward
1:00pm Classroom C (90 minutes)

Description: Explore different embroidery techniques used throughout Central Asia and China within the SCA period. Class includes handout with embroidery techniques, colored examples, and hands on practice of the stitches used in period.

Class Cost: $10 includes hoop, linen base fabric, silk threads, color handout, pattern

Class Limit: 10 people

Class Duration: 1.5 hours

History of Cheese

Oswyn
3:00pm Classroom A

Description: A look at the history of cheese. Mostly European but a small glimpse at the rest of the world. Covers pre-historic through the end of the medieval period.

Class Limit: None

Broadside Ballads

THL Margaret Norwoode
10:00am Classroom A

Description: A discussion of the custom of singing broadside ballads (also known as street ballads), including one dated after our time period but in keeping with the theme of the event known as “The Prodigious Monster, Or The Monstrous Tartar.” We will look at the history of this practice that extended well past the Renaissance, listen to some examples and perhaps try to sing a ballad or two ourselves.

Class Limit: None. If we have more than 20 people, handouts will be shared. No cost for the handout.

History of Silk in England

Lette de Cherselawe
10:00am Classroom B

Description: Silk fabrics were known in England from the Viking age onward. I will present a brief survey of the sources and use of silk in England in period drawing on current archeological findings and written records.

Class Limit: 15 people

Roundtable Discussion: Fabric, Modern and in Period

The Silver Thimble Guild
11:00am Classroom C

Description: Let’s Talk Fabric: What works or doesn’t work in the SCA universe.

Join the Silver Thimble Guild to talk about the difficulties, trade offs, and, successes we all have in finding appropriate fabrics for our projects.  Feel free to bring examples.

Roundtable Discussion: A Community Garden for Feast Vegetables

Baron Henry of Exeter
2:00pm Classroom A

Description: This will be a group discussion on gardening space and what we can grow at various locations throughout the barony for possible use in feasts in the fall/next winter.

Basic Hand Stitches

THL Alexander Adelbrecht von Markelingen
3:00pm Classroom B

Description: Machine sewing is pretty easy and it helps us to produce large scale projects quickly, but hand sewing and particularly hand finishing produces items that have a more historically accurate look, drape and feel.

Students will learn some basic stitches used in hand sewing and will make a small project they can take home with them.

The stitches used are easily applied to sewing garb, or hand finishing a machine sewn piece.

Class Cost: Free with donation of $2.00 for materials and handout. Students will get to take home a pair of snips

Class Limit: 10 Students

Christians on the Silk Road

Master Alan Fairfax
1:00pm Classroom A

Description:  The church of the East, better known as the Nestorian Church, developed in Asia and remained independent from both Roman and Greek control.  During the Middle Ages Nestorian missionaries established communities among Indians, Chinese and — you guessed it — Mongols, including Kublai Khan’s mother.  Get introduced to a neglected story.

Introduction to SCA Fighting

Lord Ack Ack Kanute
2:30pm Classroom C (90 minutes)

Description: Interested in fighting? Don’t know where to start? Come see a display of basic armor and weapons with tips on making your own. Learn simple sword drills to practice at home and some body mechanics. No experience needed, and all interested parties are welcome!

Feast Centerpiece Creation

Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl (coach)
10:30 Location TBD (2 hours)

Torma or butter carving dates back to the 7th century as part of the Tibetan new years celebration. Children are encouraged to participate, but must be accompanied by a guardian. Warning: this will be messy.

Thrown Weapons

The Ayreton Archers will once again sponsor “Thrown Weapons” games in the bowling alley in the church basement. The games will be open from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, with continuous activity. You do not need your own bowling shoes. There are a limited number of bowling lanes, so please be prepared to take turns. This activity is free, but donations will be accepted since we are paying for the use of the bowling alley.

Scribal Sandbox

Hosted by Brigithe Mueller (Katje Sabin)

The Science Room on the 3rd Floor will be dedicated to scribal arts. Bring your works in-progress, your scroll blanks, your pens and brushes! This is an open playdate, with no official classes.

Craftsperson’s Faire

The Craftsperson’s Faire is an opportunity to show your work and talk about it with people. Specific challenges that you may choose to address are listed below, along with the sponsor for that challenge.

Sponsors are encouraged to provide some kind of recognition for the participants in their challenge, and may choose to recognize a winner.

For more information, or to sponsor a challenge, contact Mistress Sarafina Sinclair


Best silk-road or Mongolian themed entry

Twelfth Night / Tree-Girt-Sea

We are celebrating Mongolia and the entire journey of the Silk Road! Do you have a Mongolian, a Chinese, a Turkish piece? Are you working with silk, spice, or other traded goods? Share your journey and show off your work.

Embroidery / Handwork Challenge

Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza

Bring your lace, your embroidery, your freehand or counted work.  This prize is for the finest handwork of the Faire.  Documentation optional but encouraged!  Preference given to finished works, but if you’ve got something fabulous in progress, I’d love to see it!


Best fiber art piece

Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza

Show off your spinning, knitting, weaving, fiber processing or dyeing.  Got something sheepy to show?  In love with linen?  Show off your best work in these ancient arts.  Documentation optional but encouraged.


Teach me something about your persona

Mistress Tyzes “Zsof” Sofia

Show off something you’ve created (garb, item, food), tell a story, or sing a song that demontrates your knowlesge about your persona and that time period.


Artistic Displays of Word Fame

Master Philip White

What’s Word Fame?
Word fame is a chance to say “thank you” or “you’re awesome” or “you inspire me” to someone you know. It is also a chance to share with your friends and family something positive you’ve witnessed and would like to show as an example to others. It is a way of acknowledging others and thanking them for being a part of our lives.
How can that be an entry?
Have you written a song about someone else’s achievements? Have embroidered a favor for a loved one to carry into battle as they demonstrate their prowess? Have you written a poem about someone else’s talents? Have you illuminated a scroll illustrating someone else’s great deeds?
You could enter any of these and more.
I’m looking to be impressed by your skill, care, and historical accuracy. More so I am looking for your hearty and loving support of another individual.
Please share your own work! By highlighting someone else at the same time!


Homely Period Object

Abbess Katherine von Schlosserwald

Looking for an object of everyday use, versus an art object, that looks and works authentically.  This doesn’t mean that the object cannot be decorated in an artistic manner.


Best adaptation of a period recipe

Mistress Helewyse de Birkestad


Best foodstuff inspired by a piece of period art

Dame Tacit Darby

Please do not use non-period ingredients.


Best Early Period (pre 900ce) Object

Master Gunnarr Alfljot

 

Concert before Court

While waiting for court, enjoy a concert presented by the groups of the Ayreton Performers Guild.

Bardic Circle

Format TBD, in the Music Room from 8:00 pm until 9:45.

Trading Game

The Silk Road was all about trade. You have the opportunity to exercise your trading skills at this event! Your site token will be a pouch filled with trade goods. It’s likely that no two pouches will be the same. Some of the goods are “valuable”, some… not so much. The game is to trade the items in your pouch with other attendees. At any time during the day before the concert, see Master Robyyan (or someone he has designated) to have your pouch scored. You may have your pouch scored one time only. You are free to continue trading after scoring, if you like, but it will not change your score. The person with the highest score will be announced during court as the most successful trader of the day. All participants keep their pouches and contents at the end of the day. Note that having your pouch scored will not reveal which items have what point values.

This class will introduce some instruments and music from the Tang and Song Dynasties. Some of this music survived in Japan and Korea, as did various instruments. Teacher has a few instruments to touch and music to hear and see.

Twelfth Night 2017 – Food

Twelfth Night in Mongolia

Feast

On Table

Cheese
Pine nuts
Apricot kernels

1st Course

Rice
Eggplant Manta
Roast Curlew (poultry)
Bear soup (taste portion)
Galangal congee

2nd Course

Meat and Vegetable “Broth”
Mushroom Pao-tzu
Goose Morsels
Galangal Sauce Pork
Poppy Seed Buns
Cow’s milk buns

Dessert

Fruit

Drinks

Tea
Fruit juices

Recipes were redacted from A Soup for the Qan. Although the recipes themselves are very close to the originals, the menu is atypical because meat (particularly mutton) is under represented and vegetables are over represented.

For dietary considerations,  contact the feast steward BEFORE Jan. 2, 2017. We will make accommodations, however due to the nature of this feast separate cooking will be needed, and a prepaid non-refundable feast reservation will be required.

Feast Ingredients

On Table

  • Cheese
  • Pine nuts
  • Apricot kernels

1st Course

Rice

Eggplant manta – Eggplant, lamb, onion, orange peel, salt with a sauce of yoghurt, garlic, and basil

Roast Eurasian Curlew – Chicken (substituted for curlew (a small bird)) coriander, green onions, five spice, oil

Bear soup – bear meat, tsaoko cardamoms, black pepper, kasni (chicory), turmeric, grain of paradise, saffron, onions, salt, and soy

Galangal congee – galangal, rice, water

2nd Course

Meat and Vegetable broth – lamb, tsaoko cardamom, chickpeas, bean thread noodles (gluten free), yams, pickled ginger, sweet melon pickle, cheese, carrots, mushrooms, ginger, eggs, sesame seed paste, apricot kernel paste, onion, salt, and vinegar

Mushroom Pao-tzu – mutton, mushrooms, onion, butter, ginger, orange peel, 5-spice powder, salt, and soy in flour skins

Goose – Goose, ginger, onions, salt

Galangal Sauce Pork – pork, orange peel, galangal, flower pepper (Szechuan pepper), cinnamon, tsaoko cardamom, mustard, onion, rice vinegar, oil, and honey

Poppy Seed Buns – flour, milk, butter, poppy seed, salt, and baking powder (served with butter)

Cow’s milk buns – flour, milk, butter, fennel, salt, soda

Lunch Menu

Beef Stew
(Bacon, Onion, Shallots, Butter, Beef, Flour, Salt and pepper, Garlic, Cognac, Beef stock, Dijon mustard(Commercially prepared), Stone-ground mustard(commercially prepared), Carrots, Mushrooms, Red Wine, Potatoes)
Lentil Stew
Bread
Fruit
Cookies

For menu questions and dietary concerns, contact the Lunch Steward.

Twelfth Night 2017 – Site Details

Twelfth Night in Mongolia

Site Details

St. John’s Lutheran Church and School
4939 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641-1525
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Site opens: 9:00 am
Site closes: 10:00 pm
Site is Bone Dry

  • Adult Registration (18+) $15
  • Adult Member Discount Registration (18+) $10
  • Youth Registration (6-17) $5
  • Child Registration (0-5) free

Lunch (limit 150, purchase ticket at gate): $5

Feast (limit 80): $13

(Note the feast is very meat-centric. Those with special dietary considerations contact the feast steward BEFORE Jan. 2, 2017. We will make accommodations, however due to the nature of this feast separate cooking will be needed, and a prepaid non-refundable feast reservation will be required.)


Pre-registration (highly recommended) for site, lunch, and feast together may be sent to:

Julia Needlman
ATTN: 12th Night
1027 N. Marshfield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
773-750-2180
julianeedlman@sbcglobal.net

(Download Registration Form – Twelfth Night 2017.)

Everyone must sign in at gate. Gate will close at 3:30 pm. Please bring your proof of membership (blue cards) for $5 discount.

NOTE: Space is tight around the sign in tables. Please bring only what you need to check in to the gate, and keep the area as clear as possible.

In particular, move away from the gate to review the contents of your pouch for The Trading Game.

Daycamps will be allowed in the Great Hall until 3:30 pm, when we set up for Feast. There is limited space for daycamps, so first-come, first served!

Merchants!

  • North Star Armoury
  • Ingrid the Crafty
  • Costume Ladies

All activities at 12th Night are family-friendly, suitable for both children and adults, according to their interests. There will be no designated children’s area or youth activities. We trust that you and your family will enjoy interacting with all of the members of the SCA at this event!

 

Twelfth Night 2017 – Staff

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Event Steward

Lady Saraswati mân.Ikkam (Diane Dover)
dragonsayer84 @ hotmail.com
224-645-3194 (Works 3rd shift. Calls between the hours of Noon and 8PM will be ignored but please leave a message.)

Co-Event Steward

THL Phebe Bonadeci (PJ Reaney)
reaneypj @ yahoo.com
773-443-9632

Head Cook

THL Bojei Timur (Kate Bercaw-Hartl)
bojeibiz1 @ comcast.net

Lunch Cook

Lord Tieron Alainn (David Lovely)
qat @ newdreamer.org

Class Coordinator

Lette de Cherselawe (Martha Kearsley)
marthakearsley @ gmail.com
773-278-1941 (before 9PM)

Arts and Sciences Display / Craftsperson’s Faire

Mistress Sarafina Sinclair (Harlie DesRoches)
Sarafina.Sinclair @ gmail.com

Merchant Coordinator

THL Kevin Ambrojewski (Kevin Purtell)
krpurtell @ yahoo.com

Mistress Juliana Peri da Novellara (Julia Needlman)
312-560-9251 (no calls after 10 pm CST, please)
julianeedlman @ sbcglobal.net

Webmaster

Robyyan Torr d’Elandris (Dennis Sherman)
rtesca-web @ yahoo.com

Twelfth Night 2017

Twelfth Night In Mongolia

January 14, 2017, 9:00am – 10:00pm

St. John’s Lutheran Church and School
4939 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641-1525
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Event Staff | Site Details | Schedule | Lunch | Feast | Activities | Hotels | Registration


Join Tree-Girt-Sea as we journey the Silk Road starting in Mongolia! Come enjoy a day of Classes, Dancing, Food and Festivity. We have a full day of activities planned for your enjoyment: classes, creative artist challenges, arts displays, dancing, shopping and even Thrown Rondels (bowling in garb).

If A&S is your thing we invite you to participate in our Craftsperson’s Faire or maybe accept one of the A&S Challenges. Come see the displays of our Kingdom’s many talented artisans.

We also have a full schedule of classes including but not limited to: Throat singing, Mongolian Costume, Tang Dynasty Music, Mongolian Folk Tales, Silk Embroidery and the History of Cheese. (If you would like to teach a class contact Lette de Cherselawe at marthakearsley @ gmail.com or at 773-278-1941 (before 9PM). We are especially interested in classes connected to the Silk Road.)

During the day we will have a ball followed by a concert and then a Mongolian themed Baronial Court.

The day will end with an amazing Mongolian Feast presented by THL Bojie Temur including ‘tasting portions’ of some Mongolian favorites.

After feast join us for a bardic circle.

Please check the website regularly for updates!

Thank you and we hope to see you there!


Event Staff | Site Details | Schedule | Lunch | Feast | Activities | Hotels | Registration


Twelfth Night 2016 – Staff

It’s Bean A Long Time Since An Old Fashioned Twelfth Night

Event Staff

Autocrat / Event Steward

Countess Sir Fern de la Foret (Laurie Erickson)
2506 W. Morse Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
773-764-1920 (no calls after 10 pm CST, please)
fern1445-fern01@yahoo.com

Gate and Advance Registration

THL Phebe Bonadeci (PJ Reaney)
5320 W. Windsor Ave #3B
Chicago, IL 60630
773-443-9632 (no calls after 9 pm CST, please)
reaneypj@yahoo.com

Class Coordinator

THL Kevin Ambrozijwski (Kevin Purtell)
5320 W. Windsor Ave #3B
Chicago, IL 60630
773-443-9632 (no calls after 9 pm CST, please)
krpurtell@yahoo.com

Feast Cooks

Baron Henry of Exeter (Terry Doner)
Lady Anne d’Aix (Lynda Fitzgerald)
312-504-8692 (no calls after 10 pm CST, please)
scribesquire@comcast.net

Lunch Cook

Lady Bojei Timur (Kate Bercaw-Hartl)
bojei@comcast.net

Craftspersons Faire and A&S Activities Coordinator

Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza (Jen Small)
jenrsmall@yahoo.com

Merchant Coordinator

Mistress Juliana Peri da Novellara (Julia Needlman)
312-560-9251 (no calls after 10 pm CST, please)
julianeedlman@sbcglobal.net

Royalty Liaison

Lord Kith von Atzinger (G. Willie Arnold)
312-330-5101 (no calls after 10 pm CST, please)
kith3609@sbcglobal.net

Sign up for a shift as Retainer to Their Royal Majesties.

Dance Ball Coordinator

Lord Dunstan Bramblette (Rob Hicks)
darclan28@yahoo.com

Webminister

Robyyan Torr d’Elandris (Dennis Sherman)
rtesca-web@yahoo.com

Twelfth Night 2016 – Hotels

It’s Bean A Long Time Since An Old Fashioned Twelfth Night

Hotels

There are tons of hotels in the area. These five are close to the highway and relatively inexpensive. We have not arranged any discounts for this event. Choose whichever you like!

SpringHill Suites O’Hare – currently $99 on hotels.com
8101 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 867-0000

Holiday Inn O’Hare – Currently $91 on hotels.com
5615 North Cumberland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 693-5800

Courtyard Chicago O’Hare – currently $95 on hotels.com
2950 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 824-7000

Hilton Garden Inn – Currently $89 on hotels.com
2930 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 296-8900

Chicago Marriott O’Hare – currently $119 on hotels.com
8535 West Higgins Road Chicago, IL
(773) 693-4444

 

Twelfth Night 2016 – Activities

It’s Bean A Long Time Since An Old Fashioned Twelfth Night

Activities

Ball | Lord and Lady of Misrule | Classes | Thrown Weapons | Charity Donations | Silent Auction | Bardic Circle | HRM Heart Challenge | Craftperson’s Faire | Scribal Sandbox | Concert

Ball

The Dance Ball (2:00pm, basement) will focus on English Country Dances this year. Dances will include:
Carolingian or Belle Qui Pavane
Jenny Pluck Pears
Rufty Tufty
Black Alman
Heralds in Love
Horse Bransle
Montarde Branle
Official Bransle
Pease Bransle
Sellengers Round
Upon a Summer’s Day
Hearts Ease
Gathering Peascods

Visiting musicians are welcome to sit in with the live band. The music can be found in this set (same set as last year).

Beans / Lord and Lady of Misrule

At lunchtime, all attendees will be offered a slice of 12th Night Yule Cake. Whoever has the slice containing the Bean or the Pea will become the Lord or the Lady of Misrule for the next hour. The Lord and Lady of Misrule will preside over the Indoor Snowball Fight, and will lead the Great Hall in games and mischief for one hour.

A populace bean-count will also be used to determine the winners of the Arts and Sciences display.

Classes

Introduction to Coining

Master Philippe de Leon and Meister Konrad Mailander

Overview of making the punches and dies needed, and then how to stamp coins. 11:00 am -12:00 pm and continues 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. 3rd Floor.

Traditional Christmas Carols

Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza and The Pippins.

Enjoy some authentic Yuletide songs, the ones that actually date from Medieval / Renaissance times. The Pippins will teach you some easy parts to sing and we will all make a joyful noise together.  No previous experience required.  Come to sing, or just to listen and enjoy! A handout with words and music will be provided. 1:00pm – 2:00 pm, Music Room (Basement).

Fiber Arts Tea

Lady Kateline Carletoun

Do you make fabric or trim? Let’s get together and share! Bring your latest project and “show and tell”. Or just come and chat. We can inspire each other, share resources, make connections. If interest warrants, we can discuss forming a fiber arts guild. Light refreshments will be available. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, 3rd Floor.

Fingerloop Braids

Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl

Learn and practice making simple and useful braids. 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Youth Room, Basement.

Introduction to Fighting

Lord Kanute

Introduction to SCA fighting. Display of basic armor and weapons, with tips on construction. Simple sword drills to practice at home and some body mechanics. No experience needed, and all interested parties are welcome. 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 3rd Floor.

Thrown Weapons (Back by popular demand)

The Ayreton Archers will once again sponsor the “Thrown Weapons” games in the bowling alley in the church basement. The games will be open from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, with continuous activity. You do not need your own bowling shoes. There are a limited number of bowling alleys, so please be prepared to take turns. This activity is free, but donations will be accepted since we are paying for the use of the bowling alley.

A&S Donations for Charity.

12th Night is a time for Good Deeds. This year, we want to help out the church school which is our site.

Please bring donations for the after-school programs. The programs have asked for board games and art supplies for children from 5-12 years old. They especially want simple board games, and drawing/ painting supplies. This is a chance to clean out your closet and get rid of the old crayons, drawing paper, colored pencils, and paints! Cash donations will also be accepted!

Silent Auction for the SCA 50-Year Event

Organized by Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon

The Midrealm is hosting the SCA 50 Year Celebration. Other kingdoms are sending their ancient and honorable Historic Artifacts, some of which will need special display cases. And they will need to be shipped home at the end of the event. To raise money for high-quality display, the event staff is running Silent Auctions at several events. Feel free to contribute items to the auction, and please come by to bid for the items! Contact Master Llewellyn to volunteer (Micheal J. Hobbs, stewardllew@sca50year.org)

Bardic Circle

Hosted by Lady Hilla Stormbringer

This will be a play, pick or pass format–we will go around the room in turn and each person will either perform or ask someone else to perform something–or can pass his/her turn at any time. There is no obligation to perform with this format so those who appreciate performance can come to listen as well.

Her Royal Majesty’s A&S Challenge

The theme of the second challenge is “Heart.” As with the previous challenge, you are free to create any sort of entry that you believe best articulates “heart.” Your project can be any type, shape or style you wish. Performance pieces must be limited to two minutes or less. Documentation is welcomed, but not required. All entries MUST be new works started on or after the theme was originally announced at RUM.

The “Heart” Challenge will be judged at Tree-Girt-Sea 12th night, you must be present to be chosen as A&S Champion and create a new item on the theme.

Please sign up in advance (especially performers) using this form.
More information can be found at
http://trm.castlewalls.com/entry/tsarina-serena-s-a-s-challenge-heart

Craftperson’s Faire

Organized by Mistress Gianetta (jenrsmall@yahoo.com)

How do I enter? Send a message to Mistress Gianetta before the event, letting her know the kind of display.  Each person who pre-registers will be assigned ½ table. People who arrive on the day of will receive table space only if it is available.

What may I enter? You can bring finished works or works in progress. You can bring one thing, a whole display, or a body of work to show off. You can bring documentation or not.  This is an open-ended faire for you to display the work you’re proud of!

What time may I display? Setup begins at 10am. Please clear your space by 3:30 pm.

What about performances? 10:30, in the music room (basement).  If you know you want to perform, please do let Gianetta know ahead of time so we can make sure you are accommodated.

Scribal Sandbox

Organized by Lady Heather Hall

One room will be dedicated to scribal arts. Bring your works in-progress, your scroll blanks, your pens and brushes! This is an open playdate, with no official classes.

Concert before Court

While waiting for Court, enjoy the music by the highly talented groups in Ayreton, including The Pippins, the Baron’s Noyse, Court and Country, Viento Antiguo, and Tempus Ornamentum. Music from the 13th-16th centuries, performed on voices and appropriate instruments. Download the Concert Program.

 

Introduction to Fighting. Taught by Lord Kanute. Introduction to SCA fighting. Display of build basic armor and weapons, with tips on construction. Simple sword drills to practice at home and some body mechanics. No experience needed, and all interested parties are welcome.