[OUT] al-Barran Midwinter Celebration

Hrorek and Slaine, Baron and Baroness of al-Barran, are pleased to invite you to enjoy the warmth and hospitality of their halls and delight in sharing the delicacies and treasures of the Silk Road with you at al-Barran Midwinter Celebration

Expo New Mexico (Fairgrounds)
Youth Hall
Albuquerque, New Mexico

December 19, 2009
Site Opens: 9:00 am
Site Closes: 9:00 pm

Please contact our Feast Coordinator with any dietary concerns.

*Schedule (subject to change)*
9:00 Site opens
10:00 Opening court 10:00
10:15 Pelican Circle / music from Xiao Mei
11:00 Dance performance from Lord Xahir
11:15 Laurel Circle / Children's Activities begin / tourney lists open / A&S competition opens / Singing
12:00 Donation soup lunch
1:30 Silent auction opens / dance performance from the Rogue Bindis
2:00 War Council Meeting / Music from Sazlar / open belly dance
3:00 Music from Sadaqah / Sazlar open belly dance until 4
4:00 Feast begins / silent auction closes
6:00 Court
Dancing begins after court
Site closes 10 pm

Chivalry Circle to be held 9:00 am at War practice at Bataan Park on Sunday Dec. 20

*Fees:*
Adults (18+)
Site & Feast - $25.00, Preregistration $18.00
Site only - $20.00, Preregistration $15.00
Non-Member Fee - + $3.00

Youth (6-17)
Site Only - $8.00
Site & Feast - $10.00
Age 6 and under – Free

There will be 200 seats available for the feast. "Off-board" seating, i.e. bring your own feast, is limited to 50 people.

*Merchants*: Lady Solveig Hakonsdottir catollefson @ gmail.com

*Crash Space*: Lady Briesha rebjipsi @ aol.com. A group rate discount is available at the *Sandia Courtyard Hotel and Convention Center* under SCA al-Barran, 10300 Hotel Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123, (800) 877-4852, www.sandiacourtyardhotel.com. The group rate is $49.00 + tax per night, for a standard room or $59.00 + tax for a deluxe. Both rates include a complimentary full breakfast and access to hotel amenities.

*Directions:
*Take your best route to East bound I-40. Take exit 161A (San Mateo), Southbound, 1.3 miles to Lomas, turn left (East), 0.5 miles to San Pedro, turn right (South), 0.4 miles to the entrance to Expo New Mexico, turn left (East), Signs will guide you to the Youth Hall parking area. NOTE: You should not be charged for parking. Let the attendant know you are attending the event at the Youth Hall.

*WAR!** Practice*
*Sunday, December 20*
Bataan Park Albuquerque, NM
Site Opens: 10am
Site Closes: 4pm
Site is DRY

*Schedule*:
9:00 am – Chivalry Circle
10:00 am – Gear up and get some!
Noon - Donation lunch to benefit the Poor Fighter fund

*Directions*: Bataan Park is on the north side of Lomas Blvd. just west of Carlisle Blvd

*Contact*: Baroness Slaine at sarnold8 @ msn.com

If you are interested in helping with this event, there are many ways to serve. Please contact one of the autocrats below to indicate your interest and availability.

Autocrats:
Lady Sersha Sengemo spitfiyre @ yahoo.com
THL JT Whoreschum pyratecook @ yahoo.com
Lord Flynt Fitzgibbon flynt @ al-barran.org