[AET] Rapier and Costuming Academy

The Barony-Marche of the Debatable lands invites one and all to escape the winter weather and join us for a day dedicated to the arts of Rapier and Costuming on December 3, 2011, at the Pittsburgh Chinese Church, 8711 Old Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

The site opens at 10 am and classes shall begin at 11 am. The skilled hands of Master Creador Twinedragon shall prepare a hearty repast available throughout the day. The site shall close at 10 pm.

Mistress Ts’vee’a bas Tseepora Levi (lefkowitzga at earthlink.net) is our costuming class coordinator and Mistress Irene von Schmetterling (rapierlady at earthlink.net) is our rapier class coordinator. A host of teachers are being recruited from both within Æthelmearc and beyond to enlighten and inspire us.

Other questions about the event can be directed to the autocrat, Lord Pavel Dudoladov  (trumpetmaker at gmail.com). Reservations can be sent to Master Alaric MacConnal (alaric at pobox.com).

Fees for the day shall be $13 for gentles aged 18 years and older and those aged 6 to 17 shall pay a discounted fee of $7. For those paying at the door, the fees shall increase to $15 for those 18 and older and $8 for those aged 6 to 17. There is no fee for gentles age 5 and under. All fees include admittance to the day’s activities as well as the all-day sideboard. Please make checks payable to “SCA Inc — BMDL.” The non-member surcharge of $5 must be collected, and may be either included with reservations or paid at the door. As always, the only reservation is a paid reservation.

From the North: Follow I-79 South to Exit 73, PA-910 Wexford. Turn left onto PA-910 E. Wexford/Bayne Road. Follow briefly (~0.2 miles) and turn right onto Brandt School Road. Brandt School Road changes names to W. Ingomar Road. After following both for approximately 3 miles, stay straight to go onto Highland Road.

** Follow ~0.7 miles, then turn left to stay on Highland Road. Follow Highland for ~1.2 miles and turn left into the parking lot, just before Highland Road runs into Old Perry Highway.

From the South: Follow I-79 North to Exit 68, Mt. Nebo Road. Turn right off the ramp onto Mt. Nebo and follow approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left onto Arndt Road. In less than a mile, you will turn left onto Reis Run Road. All of these follow the Yellow Belt and you might see small signs with a yellow dot. Follow Reis Run for approximately 2.4 miles and turn right onto Highland Road. Continue from ** above.

From the East: Take best route towards Pittsburgh, and get into Route 376 West. Follow Route 376 to Exit 72B, Blvd of the Allies. Follow Blvd of the Allies almost 1 mile, and get into the right-hand lane following the signs for I-579 North (Veteran’s Bridge). Cross over the Veteran’s Bridge and merge left onto I-279 North. Follow approximately 2.7 miles and take Exit 4, McKnight Road. Take the McKnight Road ramp. Follow McKnight 1.5 miles to the West View/Millvale turnoff. Follow the road to the right at the fork to get onto Babcock Blvd. Again go approximately 2.7 miles and turn left onto Three Degree Road. There will be signs for the Green Belt (a large green dot). Continue to follow Green Belt signs and take the first right onto Perry Highway/Rt-19. Follow approximately 1.2 miles. Just after Montclair Ave, you will turn left at Old Perry Highway. The site is the building just beyond the fork of Highland Rd. and Old Perry Highway. Take the left fork onto Highland Rd, and parking will be the 2nd and 3rd driveway to your right.