[CAI] Baroness' Bardic and Birthday Banquet

Milords and ladies, all are invited to join in the festivities as Lyondemere raises their goblets to their beloved Baroness Angelina Nicolette de Beaumont at this, the first Baroness' Bardic and Birthday Banquet Saturday, November 1, 2008.

Prepare for an evening of bardic, revelry, gaming, bardic, dancing, feasting, and maybe some bardic thrown in for good measure. This early evening event will start off with a "beginners welcome" open bardic circle. You say you prefer to spend your time on a good game of chess or backgammon? Tables will be set up for play and some games will be provided. But if you have a favorite Tarot deck or would like to challenge someone to the new period game you just learned, feel free to bring it along. Other creative games are being invented to increase the revelry and social time. I'm not making any promises but "Gondola Races" anyone?

In honor of Her Excellencies persona, we will be having a Venetian theme throughout the event. People's Choice Prizes will be given out for different categories. Bring out your finest Italian garb and maybe a pair of chopins and you may win more than praises for your efforts. Those of you whose artistic flair cannot be restrained, we encourage you to create a mask to wear to this event. We will be awarding a People's Choice Prize for the favorite mask. Youth activities will have supplies for those who wish to create a mask at the event. Bring your prettiest table coverings and more as we will also be holding a competition for "Best Table Decoration," and extra points for those who go with a Venetian theme. There will be a bardic challenge for those creative souls who are moved to write and perform an original piece in either prose or song inspired by our Baroness Angelina. The feast will also be Italian in theme and is being prepared by the lovely and talented Lady Cristal Delamer. Please see the menu below. Reservations that are paid in advance are recommended as seating will be limited. Unpaid reservations will be held until 4 PM on the day of the event and then will be released to be purchased by others. Reservations and questions can be emailed to baronessbirthday2008atlyondemere.org

Paid reservations need to be sent to one of the autocrats listed below by October 17, 2008. Please make checks payable to SCA Inc./Barony of Lyondemere. Off-board seating will be available (space at a table, to eat your own food if you cannot eat the presented feast). This is a "wet" site, which means you can feel free to bring your favorite bottle of brew or wine with you. The feast will be followed by performances in our "Bardic Invitational," with music and dancing.

Schedule of the Day
3 PM – Gate opens and activities begin
4 PM – All unpaid reservations are released
5:30 PM – Feast begins followed by revel
10 PM – Site closes

Event Stewards
Lord Conchobhar MacCionaoith and Lady Eva Filia Edeneweyn, email baronessbirthday2008atlyondemere.org

Site Fees
$14.00 (includes feast) for adults, $6.00 for off board; $8.00 (includes feast) for children 12 and under $4.00 for off board. Children 5 and under are guests of the barony. Please add $3.00 for those who cannot show proof of membership. Please make checks payable to SCA Inc./Barony of Lyondemere.

Directions to Site
Recreation and Community Services Center of Los Alamitos 10911 Oak St, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Take your favorite route to the 605 freeway. Traveling south (toward the 405), take the Katella/Willow exit, pass under the freeway, and take a left onto Oak St. Traveling north (from the 405), take the Katella exit (which is the first exit after the 405 interchange). Merge to the left, and take a left on Oak St. If you hit Los Alamitos Blvd/Seal Beach Blvd, you've gone too far.

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Barony of Lyondemere (Los Alamitos, California)