Candlemas

 

Hosted By Device of Blatha An Oir

The Barony of Blatha An Oir (Tacoma-Pierce county, WA )

Event Summary:

Date: February 6 , 2016
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on February 6th 2016
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on

Event site:
Slavonian Hall
2306 North 30th Street Tacoma, WA 98403

Click here for more information about this location such as site amenities, rules, and restrictions.



Candlemas

The Barony of Blatha An Oir invites you to take refuge from the
cold dark days as we mark the half-way point between Winter
Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Join us to fill the feast hall
with candle light and good cheer,  Gaming, our traditional SCA
Swap Meet, Baronial Court, a Feast, and A&S Classes and
Activities.

Due to the increasing popularity of this event, there will NOT
BE A POTLUCK DINNER.

Instead, we are offering two optional meals this year: a soup
sideboard light luncheon, and a PRE-RESERVATION ONLY Dinner
Feast.

Date: February 6, 2016

Site: Slavonian Hall (Lower Level) 2306 North
30th Street
Tacoma, WA 98403

Site Fees
Adults: $8.00       $5.00 NMS will be
charged for Adult non-members.
Youth 17 and under:  *Free*

Sideboard Luncheon
Hearty Winter Soups, a
selection of breads including gluten-free, and fruit will be served
for a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. More
gratefully accepted. All proceeds benefit the BAO Baronial General
Fund to help pay for things like our storage locker, trailer, and
other continuing expenses.

Dinner Feast (PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY:  $12.00 per
person)
Our fabulously-talented Chef, Magistra
Raffaella di Contino, will be preparing a selection of her favorite
Italian Greatest Hits for your dining pleasure.

There is NO Off-Board Feast Seating. You MUST be pre-registered
to attend this portion of the event. Feast Guests are encouraged to
bring table decorations and enclosed flame candles for their
tables. Alcoholic beverages are allowed, in period containers
please.

Dinner Menu

First Course:  Focaccia Bread with herbs,
Savory Stuffed Eggs, Olives, Antipasti.
Second Course: Chicken Abrosino, Almond Rice,
Armored Turnips.
Third Course: Roast Pork with Sauces on the side,
Cauliflower in a sour orange sauce, Green Salat.
Fourth Course: Torta Bianca (Ginger
Cheesecake).

Those who pre-register for the feast are also welcome to pre-pay
their Site Fee and Luncheon donation. Mailing address for the
Pre-Registration form and your check:

Barony of Blatha an Oir

Candlemas Pre-Registration

PO Box 44351

Tacoma, WA, 98448

 

Make checks payable to SCA Inc. Barony of Blatha An Oir. Seating
is limited, so get your reservations in early using the reservation
form on the event’s web page. Children under 5 are free when
pre-registered with a paying adult. Pre-Registration must
be received no later than January 21st at the Business
Meeting. Pre-Registration Form is available on the Blatha An Oir
website at 
http://www.blathaanoir.org/, on
the Events Candlemas page.

SCA Swap Meet
Bring your usable SCA-related items to sell, trade, or give away to
other attendees. Tables and a garment rack will be provided. Items
can be anything related to life in the SCA, such as garb,
accessories, fabric, camping equipment, feast gear, A&S display
items, games, tools, etc. We will be bringing the unclaimed lost
and found items from the Baronial Locker to sell/give away.

Please let the Event Stewards know in advance if you plan to
bring any large items that will not fit on a table or garment rack.
With advance notice, Automobiles, Trucks, Trailers, etc. can have a
reserved parking space at the front of the building. All
transactions are strictly between the buyer and the seller. All
unsold items must be removed by the seller prior to
dinner. 

Schedule (subject to change)
10:00 am Site Opens to the Populace. Swap Meet
setup.
11:00 am Gaming, A&S Classes and Activities
begin
12:00 pm Sideboard Luncheon  
5:00 pm
Games, Activities, Swap Meet end.
5:15 pm Court

After Court Day Event Ends. Reset chairs
and tables for the Feast. At this time we say goodbye to our Day
Guests, and welcome our pre-paid Dinner Guests into the Feast
Hall.

7:00 pm Feast Begins
9:00 pm Site Clean-up
10:00 pm Site Closed

 

A&S Classes and Activities

Classes:
11:00 AM Period Magic – learn how to do the famous Cups and Balls
magic tricks to amaze and entertain your friends. 

12:00 PM All About Marzipan

1:00 PM Constructing a basic coif: practical application of
hand-sewing. Six students. Students please bring a basic sewing
kit. Ages teen and older. Teacher provides linen for coif and
pattern. Linen thread will be available for student use, as will
bees wax for thread. No fee, although a few dollars for materials
will not be turned down.

2:00 PM Basic Naalbinding 101. Number of students: up to 6
Description: We will be going over basic naalbinding using the Oslo
stitch. We’ll practice making a basic row of stitches, how to
increase and decrease in a row, and how to join in the round. We
will also learn how to add yarn as we go since this is done with
short lengths of yarn that are joined. There will be a short
handout to go with the class. Items provided: plastic tapestry
needles and wool yarn. If you wish to bring your own naalbinding
needle in wood or bone that is fine. If you bring your own yarn
make sure it is a heavier weight wool in a light color. My favorite
brand so far is Lamb’s Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep. Items you may
need from event steward: Just space to sit in a circle so everyone
can see me.

3:00 PM SCA Signs – this class is open to youth and adults who
would like to learn some signs to help you know what is going on in
court if there is a Silent Herald.

Dirty Half-Dozen Largess Derby
Audney will
host a Baronial Largess Derby. All entrants create 6 items based on
a theme that are suitable for Baronial largesse. All entries must
be tagged and ready to be gifted at the event. Items need not be
documentable as this is not an Arts and Sciences competition. Items
should not have heraldry on them as they can be given to other
areas. Judging will be by the “beads in a cup” method – each
contestant and landed Barons and Baronesses in attendance will
receive voting beads. The winner of the Derby is the person with
the most beads in their entry’s cup. The winner gets to select one
item from each of the other entrants. A gift of one of each entry
will be given to the Barons/Baronesses in attendance and the rest
of the entries will be placed in BAO largess.

Fiber Arts
Shanea will host a gathering of
our Fiber Arts enthusiasts beginning at Noon.
Bring your spinning, knitting, embroidery project, or sewing. Learn
a new skill, share your current project, and enjoy the company of
your fellow artisans.

Games
Lady Emma La Rousse D’Argentan will
be our Games Mistress for the day. She will bring the classic games
of chess, mancala, backgammon, and a few others for the enjoyment
of the populace.

Scribal Table
Come paint charters with our
Baronial Scribes. New painters welcome – we will have practice
sheets and loaner brushes and paints if you want to try out this
activity.

Court
Please send your court business to
the BAO Court Coordinator ahead of time so that we can be prepared.
Late additions to court business can be given to Annaka at the
event. Traditionally, Sergentry Candidates declare their intent to
attempt the Trials at this event. If you are thinking about
Sergentry, contact Baroness Maricka before the event.

Music / Bardic Entertainment: TBA.

Event Stewards
Annaka Poznanska (mka Anita Taylor)
alphamike99@yahoo.com cell (206) 369.2231

Francis de Norton (mka David Tackett)
tackyman@q.com cell (253) 534.5489

Chef
Raffaella di Contino
cell (206) 679.3654

 

 



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