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  • Tuesday Social Activities for April 2024

    Click here if you need the address — or other details about our weekly gatherings and martial practices.

    WINTER schedules are in effect for weekly fighter practices — see https://dragonslaire.antir.org/wordpress/events/#Weekly_Social_Fighter_Practices for more information. Remember that Heavy (Armored) Combat and Rapier practices are still on Tuesday nights, at the Kitsap Fairgrounds Sheep Barn (map), through the end of April. These practices return to the VFW hall in May! Archery and Thrown Weapons are switching back from Sunday (mid-day) to weekday evenings at some point in April, so always check Facebook for last-minute updates.

    DateWhat’s happening at Dragon’s Laire’s Tuesday Social
    in April 2024? (plus a few other things)
    April 2 Baronial Business Meeting – starts at 6:30pm. These meetings are open to anyone and are a good source of information about what is happening in the Barony. 
    April 9Nothing scheduled yet.
    BARONIAL EVENT on April 13 in Bremerton, WA. Don’t miss our Spring Arts & Sciences Day Camp! Details on the Baronial website.
    April 16Games night! By our Games Minister, HL Lucy of Leek.
    REGIONAL EVENT on April 19–21 in Union Gap, WA. Baroness War is over the mountains but always draws a crowd! Support our Baroness Kloe by getting war points (for all sorts of participation). Details on the Kingdom calendar.
    April 23Round-table session: Camping Food Safety, hosted by HL Theodoric the Scholar. Just in time for the camping event season!
    WELCOME our new Canton on Saturday, April 27, in Sequim, WA, with camping April 26–28. Beltane is the inaugural event of the Incipient Canton of Misty Ridge (more info).
    April 30Panel discussion: Feast planning, hosted by HL Ciar ingen Fiachnae. Several prior “Feast-O’Crats” will discuss the basics, as well as the tips-and-tricks, involved in a successful Feast. Planning, preparations, serving, to the final clean up.
    NEARBY EVENT on Saturday, May 4, in Oakville, WA. Mayfaire, hosted by the Barony of Glymm Mere, features their annual Heavy (Armored) combat and Rapier tournaments. (Kingdom calendar)

    As winter turns to spring, come join us for more indoor classes, games, and camaraderie. We look forward to these yet-to-be-scheduled activities:

    • Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol has been formulating plans on clothing construction.
    • Marquessa Laurellen du Brandevin has been contemplating a satchel class, including both construction and embroidery.

    We would sincerely love to host more Arts and Sciences activities in the upcoming months. They do NOT have to be simply ‘classes’. They can be lectures, demonstrations, round tables, interactive discussion. The possibilities are endless. Let me know if you have ideas in mind. I will help you make them a reality.

    You can reach Master Arontius in our unofficial baronial Facebook group or at DragonsLaire.ArtNSci@AnTir.org

    Reminder: The Baronial Chatelaine, Halldora Bjorn heraldic device for Halldora Bjorn is looking for people from Dragon’s Laire to give short lectures and vignettes on various subjects of the SCA. “I’m basically looking for an extension of what we have on display at June Faire (costume making, cooking info, weaving, spinning, metal work, archery equipment, etc).” She is envisioning 15-min talks, just enough to give new members an introduction. If you are available and willing to give a short presentation, please contact DragonsLaire.Chatelaine@AnTir.org .

  • Beltane event on April 26–28th

    The incipient Canton of Misty Ridge, a future part of Dragon’s Laire, will hold their inaugural SCA event in Sequim, WA, on April 27th — with the option to camp the night before and after. Support our new Canton as they celebrate Beltane, on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Welcome, summer!

    Camping space is limited, so make sure to pre-register and get your “land grab” request in!

    For more information, including camping details and a link to pre-registration form, please see the event website at https://dragonslaire.antir.org/wordpress/events/misty-ridge-beltane
    – event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1200705411315923
    – event page on the An Tir Calendar: https://antir.org/events/misty-ridge-beltane

  • Spring A&S Day Camp will be April 13!

    Join us Saturday, April 13th, 2024, for our spring Arts & Sciences Day Camp for the Barony of Dragon’s Laire.

    Scheduled classes! Plenty of space to bring your own arts and crafts and socialize! Boxed lunch by the culinary guild! More details on the baronial website ( Arts & Sciences Day Camp ) and in our Facebook discussion group ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/623379327705527 ).

    This is an informal gathering, no garb required. The Barony hosts A&S day camp twice a year, in the spring and the fall, and people from all over the region come to join us!

  • June Faire 2024- call for Artisan Displays & Demos

    The June Faire Artisans’ Village needs YOU on June 15th!

    This year, the June Faire Artisans’ Village will invade the President’s Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds — THREE TIMES THE SPACE THAT WE’VE HAD IN PREVIOUS YEARS! Help us fill this space with demonstrations and displays of all the arts and sciences from the Kingdom of An Tir.

    We want ALL. THE. THINGS. ALL THE VARIETY POSSIBLE! We want any Art or Science researched and created in the SCA: displays of garb, demos of clothing construction and fiber work, scribal activities, music, woodworking, leather working, metal working, etc. We would love to see country and time-specific displays. Anything that fires your passion!

    June Faire brings in thousands of people from the modern public and shows them what we do in the SCA., all the things that explain why the SCA brings us so much joy. The energy and curiosity they bring to June Faire is energizing. You can’t help but to come away from this experience feeling energized and re-committed to the things that brought you into the SCA in the first place — with the added benefit of encouraging brand new people to join us, add their unique perspectives to our group, and help it grow!

    June Faire will be held over the weekend of June 14-16, 2024, and the public demo portion is the 15th. More details on the event website (link).

    If you are interested in joining the Artisans’ Village, please contact Master Arontius of Bygelswade, Arts & Sciences Minister of Dragon’s Laire, via email at arontius@comcast.net.

  • Tuesday Social Activities for March 2024

    Click here if you need the address — or other details about our weekly gatherings and martial practices.

    WINTER schedules are in effect for weekly fighter practices — see https://dragonslaire.antir.org/wordpress/events/#Weekly_Social_Fighter_Practices for more information. Remember that Heavy (Armored) Combat and Rapier practices are still on Tuesday nights, BUT they are at an alternate INDOOR location– at the Kitsap Fairgrounds Sheep Barn (map). Archery and Thrown Weapons on Sunday are dependent on the weather, so always check Facebook for last-minute updates.

    DateWhat’s happening at Dragon’s Laire’s Tuesday Social
    in March, 2024? (plus a few other things)
    March 5 Baronial Business Meeting – starts at 6:30pm. These meetings are open to anyone and are a good source of information about what is happening in the Barony. 
    NEARBY EVENT on Saturday, March 9, in Oakville, WA. Lyceum is the Barony of Glymm Mere’s annual A&S/ Bardic championship event (plus classes). More details in the Kingdom calendar.
    March 12Q&A session by Domina Alys Graye, “Inkle Weaving 911”. Come with your questions and the issues you are facing with your inkle weaving projects!
    PUBLIC DEMO in Olympia on Saturday, March 16th, by the Barony of Glymm Mere. SCA Shamrock Tourney and Artisan’s Village (Facebook event page)
    March 19Game Night! The Royal Game of Ur. Lucy of Leke, Games Minister, will continue our exploration of historical games with an introduction to the game of Ur.
    March 26Class: Basic Arrow and Bow Tuning for Best Practice and Improved Scores, by Sir Andras Truemark. Get ready for archery season! Learn about matching arrow stiffness to bow poundage & how to compensate, if these are not perfectly matched. Please RSVP with Sir Andras.

    As winter turns to spring, come join us for more indoor classes, games, and camaraderie. We look forward to these yet-to-be-scheduled activities:

    • Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol has been formulating plans on clothing construction.
    • Marquessa Laurellen du Brandevin has been contemplating a satchel class, including both construction and embroidery.

    We would sincerely love to host more Arts and Sciences activities in the upcoming months. They do NOT have to be simply ‘classes’. They can be lectures, demonstrations, round tables, interactive discussion. The possibilities are endless. Let me know if you have ideas in mind. I will help you make them a reality.

    You can reach Master Arontius in our unofficial baronial Facebook group or at DragonsLaire.ArtNSci@AnTir.org

    Reminder: The Baronial Chatelaine, Halldora Bjorn heraldic device for Halldora Bjorn is looking for people from Dragon’s Laire to give short lectures and vignettes on various subjects of the SCA. “I’m basically looking for an extension of what we have on display at June Faire (costume making, cooking info, weaving, spinning, metal work, archery equipment, etc).” She is envisioning 15-min talks, just enough to give new members an introduction. If you are available and willing to give a short presentation, please contact DragonsLaire.Chatelaine@AnTir.org .