[AET] Æthelmearc Twelfth Night Celebration

Oh Yea! Oh Yea! Their Royal Majesties Duncan and Ilish are happy to invite one and all to a gathering of the Kingdom! The Æthelmearc Twelfth Night Celebration will be hosted by the Shire of Gryffyn's Keep with permission in The Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands on January 8, 2011

Æthelmearc pride and celebrating a Kingdom of amazing individuals is the theme for the day. Banners, Standards and Æthelmearc colors are all welcomed and encouraged. Attendees will have an opportunity to vote in an Æthelmearc Pride Arts and Sciences competition. Prizes will be given to the winners of three general categories. The categories are open to interpretation but entries will be grouped into Food and drink, Wearable, and Viewable. A Bardic Competition will be held throughout the day with the winner singing for their supper. The winner and a guest will join their Majesties at high table for the evening's activities and feast for free.

A light Lunch and amazing Feast will be prepared by Maestra Tomasia da Collivento and will surely delight all who attend. Lunch is included in the site fee and feast will be provided at a cost of $8.00 for adults and anyone 13 yrs. or older, ages 12 – 6 are half priced and children 5 and under eat for free. Please contact Maestra Tomasia  maestratomasia@yahoo.com with any dietary concerns. Seating for the feast is limited to 100 individuals so reserve early if you plan to attend. Please remember, the only reservation is a paid reservation.

This event will be held at the Unity Community Church, 215 Unity Center Road, Plum Borough PA 15239 on Saturday January 8th 2011. The site opens at 9:00am and will close at 9:00pm. Troll will be open for business from 9:00am until 3:00pm. To help speed up everyone's check-in, reservations are strongly encouraged and should be sent ASAP to the Head Troll, Lady Niahm bean Bran O'Labhradha thecampingcelts@yahoo.com.

Costs for this event are Adults $8.00, Children (6-17) $6.00 and children under 5 are free. (Family Cap $28) A non-member surcharge of $5.00 will be added for non-SCA members. Please make checks payable to SCA Inc. – Shire of Gryffyn's Keep.

This is a dry site, no pets are allowed (registered service dogs are permitted), smoking is permitted in DESIGNATED OUTSIDE AREAS ONLY. Open flames are permitted at dinner. Merchant space is limited so please RSVP ASAP if you plan to attend so an area can be set aside for you. This is a handicapped accessible site. Any individuals who may need assistance should please plan to preregister and inform us of your condition at that time so we may make any necessary arraignments for your comfort.

Contact the autocrat for the day, Lord Thomas Lestrange thomas.t.butts@gmail.com with any questions. Crash space is very limited but discounted Hotel Rooms are available at the Comfort Inn, 699 Rodi Road Penn Hills PA 15235 for $69 per night that include a full hot breakfast. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE UNDER THE SCA GROUP RATE PRIOR TO DECEMBER 15 at (412) 244-1600

North and West: Take I-76 E / PA TURNPIKE toward PITTSBURGH. Take EXIT 48 toward PA-28 / NEW KENSINGTON / PITTSBURGH. Turn right and merge onto FREEPORT RD. Go 1.4 miles and turn LEFT onto HULTON BRIDGE / YELLOW BELT. Continue to follow YELLOW BELT for 1.8 miles and turn RIGHT at the fork to go on HULTON RD / YELLOW BELT. Go 2.1 miles and stay STRAIGHT onto MILLTOWN RD. Go 1.0 mile until MILLTOWN RD becomes LEECHBURG RD. Go an additional 0.3 mile and turn RIGHT onto UNITY CENTER ROAD. Go 0.2 miles Site is on your left

South and East: Take I-76 W / PA TURNPIKE to EXIT 57, toward MONROEVILLE / PITTSBURGH. Stay straight and merge onto I-376 W / US-22 W toward PITTSBURGH. Go 3.1 miles and take first exit RODI RD via EXIT 81 toward PENN HILLS. Go 2.0 miles and turn RIGHT onto PA-380 / FRANKSTOWN RD / YELLOW BELT. Go 1.5 miles and turn RIGHT onto PA-380 / SALTSBURG RD. Go 50 years and turn SLIGHT LEFT onto LEECHBURG RD. Go 1.8 miles and turn RIGHT to stay on LEECHBURG RD. Go 0.3 miles turn RIGHT onto UNITY CENTER RD. Go 0.2 miles Site is on your left.