Archive - Mar 2011

March 27th

Class submissions needed for Lilies War

Lilies War RUSH Regents HL Neathery de Safita and Mistress Comyn Hrothwyn af Guilden Acumen, reports that online registration for classes at the upcoming War is now available.

March 26th

"Magically gorgeous objects:" beginning of modern art

Understanding the medieval mindset that placed magical value on sacred objects, such as relics and talismans, may be difficult for the modern public, but no one can dispute the beauty of such works of art. (photos)

[GLE] A Veddy British Beltain

The Barony of Grey Niche invites you to join us for A Veddy British Beltain. Come celebrate the arrival of spring in the English way- On the Field of Honor!

Marc and Patricia new Heirs to Western Throne

His Majesty King Jade reports that Viscount Marc de Arundel was the winner of the March 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired by Patricia.

[MID] Bardic Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone is a series of bardic get-togethers designed to encourage you to expand your comfort zone.

[MER] Lusty Month of May - SITE CHANGE

Lusty is going back to its origins. Come help us celebrate May Day with fun, family and frivolity. Join us for vigorous fighting, talented A&S, a delectable feast to titillate your discerning tastebuds and end the eve in exhilarating revelry.

[EAS] A Saturday with Shakespeare

The Baron's Players of Carolingia will be performing Measure for Measure in Burlington, MA on April 8 and 9.  Information about our approach to the play and the public performance on the 8th (plus two stunning publicity pictures by Baron Aonghais Bruce in his role as professional photographer) is available at www.baronsplayers.org

[OUT] Baron’s War

The Barony of Dragonsspine Welcome’s all the Outlands and the Known World to attend Drangonsspine’s Annual Baron’s War event.

[ART] Southern Collegium 2011

As the storms of winter begin to abate and travel beckons the populace of our illustrious Kingdom to gather, it is time to consider enriching our knowledge and pursuing endeavors of higher learning. All gentles of Artemisia and the Known World are invited to gather to learn new skills, new trades, and new arts and to share your knowledge with others at the Southern Collegium to be held April 9, 2011.

[ATE] Kingdom Arts & Sciences Collegium

Hear ye, hear ye! We call for the attention of all within the realm of Atenveldt! Now is the time for one and all to seek learning and share knowledge of the Arts and Sciences at the Annual Kingdom A&S Collegium being held June 4, 2011.

[ANT] June Faire XXIX

Their Excellencies, Baron Arontius and Baroness Laurellen, invite you to celebrate with the Barony of Dragon's Laire, their 29th annual June Faire for a full weekend of festivities and camping, June 3-5, 2011.

[EAS] Feast of Fools

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Come one, come all to Lyndhaven's 8th Feast of Fools to be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Lindsay Valley Lodge at CFB Gagetown (Oromocto, New Brunswick).

[ATE] Barmaids XXV

The Barony March of Mons Tonitrus would like to invite everyone to Barmaids XXV, where we will be celebrating 25 Years of Fun and Frivolity!

Francis Bean elevated in Calontir

Fiondel reports that at Their Chieftains event, Their Majesties Ashir and Maerwynn, of the Kingdom of Calontir, invited Francis Bean into the Order of the Laurel.

March 25th

Carved altar stones shed new light on Roman Scotland

Two elaborately carved altar stones have been unearthed in East Lothian, Scotland. The stones are dedicated to the Roman god Mithras and is the northernmost location that evidence of Mithraism has been found.

Two placed on vigil for Pelican in Atenveldt

Mistress Magdalen Venturosa reports that Their Majesties Phelan and Amirah of the Kingdom of Atenveldt have placed Lord Mederic and Duchess Elzbieta on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

[CAL] Calontir Arts & Sciences Championship

The Shire of Cúm an Iolair invites all the wonderful artisans of our Kingdom to display their finest works and compete for the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Championship or in the Tri-Levels competitions.

Measure for Measure

The Baron's Players of Carolingia will be performing Measure for Measure in Burlington, MA on April 8, 2011.

[NOR] Castle Clearance

Clean out the closet, spare room and garage! Get rid of that gear that you don’t use, doesn’t fit or isn’t your persona anymore! Garb, fabric, feast gear, armor – anything period or relating to the SCA, And bring it to Coille Stoirmeil’s Castle Clearance

[AET] Music and Dance Collegium

When the winter winds blow and the days are short and dreary, what better way to shake off the doldrums than to play or sing a cheery tune and merrily dance about?

The Fiber Event 2011

The Fiber Event 2011 - Greencastle, Indiana

Call for Applications - Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms

The SCA is seeking the next Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms.

March 24th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for March 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous has released updates to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2011.

An Historical Brief of Time

Pun intended -- sorry about that! Were you irritated that you had to change your SCAtoday.net settings for Daylight Savings Time? Or are you even more irritated that the times on story postings are nowhere close to correct for your timezone? If you are a registered user at SCAtoday.net, there is an easy solution.

Library of Congress places musical treasures online

The Library of Congress has launched the Music Consortium Treasures website which displays some of the world's most important music manuscripts online. The items date between the 15th and the 20th century.

Gulf Wars XX photos available

March 13-20, 2011 nearly 4000 Scadians descended on Southern Mississippi for the annual celebration of all things Medieval we like to call Gulf Wars. Viscountess Danielle de la Roche, from the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, offers her photo albums from this year's event.

March 23rd

Outlands A&S entries at Estrella War XXVII

Lijsbet, of the Kingdom of the Outlands, reports that she has created a small album of photos from the A&S Competition at Estrella War XXVII. The photos are available on Photobucket.

Making a drop spindle

The Joy of Handspinning website offers a short tutorial on how to make a drop spindle using wooden pieces from a craft or hobby store.

Stacking the shelves

Midrealm Kingdom Chronicler and librarian geek, Mistress Siobhan O'Neill, shares a longed-for method for organizing your bookshelves. (video)

Huffington Post's overlooked wonders

Tired of the same, old tourist attractions? Huffington Post has some ideas for the Most Overlooked Historic Sites In The World in slideshow format.