[CAI] Lyondemere Anniversary and Investiture

The Barony of Lyondemere invites all good gentles and nobles to celebrate with us the anniversary of our faire barony. We will be feteing our Baron Thomas Bordeaux and Baroness Angelina Nicollette de Beaumont, and celebrating the investiture of Lord Jon Thomme de Claydon and Lady Eva filia Edeneweyn as our new baron and baroness.

The event will be held at Houghton Park - 6301 Myrtle Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90805 (Google Maps Link). This is a lovely tree-studded park bordering Atlantic Blvd between Artesia and Harding in Long Beach, north of the Bixby Knolls neighborhood. Please contact the event steward with your space requirements if you would like to reserve space directly on the list field. The site has an excellent canopy of trees on all sides of the list field so feel free to travel light in the hot July weather - a rug and comfortable chairs should be all you will need.

The site opens at 8 AM for set up, and activities will begin at 9 AM. We will be having a Patronage of the Arts Basket Raffle as a way of both supporting the barony and encouraging the arts. One of the special items that will be in the raffle is Lord Jon Thomme's excellent reproduction of the Huldre bog woman's early Iron Age horn comb, which received a special recognition by Her Majesty at Pentathlon. Donations of all kinds are welcome and we would especially like to encourage donations of more hand-made items, tools and materials, and the gift of your time and knowledge in certificates for instruction or the promise of custom-made items.

Activities for the Day and Evening
There will be both Rapier Combat and Armored Combat (heavy weapons), as well as a separate "Inferno" List hosted by Sir Dante and Sir Gareth. For non-combatants we will have a Challenging Quest based on The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer as well as a selection of Children's Activities. We will cap off the day with a sumptuous Feast starting at 6:30 PM with a special guest from the West feast steward Lady Arganteilin filia Elffin (didn't she move?), followed by Dancing in the hall to the dulcet tones of Mistress Finella Harper and the Occasional Consort (live music at the revel!). The site will close at 10 PM to give our hardworking volunteer broom squad time to restore order to the hall.

Volunteers are needed! You can help make this occasion even more successful by signing up to help prepare the feast, donating to the raffle, serving at feast, joining the broom squad or serving as constables. Please give a little of your time.

Schedule of the Day
8:00 AM - Site opens for setup
10:00 AM - Opening Court
5:00 PM - Closing Court
6:30 PM - Feast begins, to be followed by a dance revel
10:00 PM - Site closes

Site Fees
$5.00 per person over the age of 12
$3.00 for those ages 7-12 (ages 6 and under are guest of the Barony)
Non-members please add $3.00

The fee for the feast will be an additional $12, with a limit of 125 for the feast Off-board seating (bring your own food/drink) will be available at no charge Early feast reservations are encouraged and can be made by sending a check to the event steward Please make checks payable to SCA Inc./Barony of Lyondemere

Event Stewards
Mistress Medb Renata, email: anniversary2009 at lyondemere.org
Email the event steward for an address to send your feast reservations