[ANS] Fall Ball in the Small Hall IV

With this email The Shire of the Shadowlands welcomes you to Fall Ball in the Small Hall IV: Bakers' Bransle!! It will be a day of games, classes, and combat followed by a European Ball in the evening of Saturday, January 28th, 10 am to 10 pm.

The kitchen staff is celebrating Bruegel style with active games, scavenger hunt, melon bocce as well as table top games. Classes will be themed to food and cooking (bread baking and gingerbread) and will include a dance refresher for those who wish to take part in the evening dances. A caligraphy class by HL Thomas atte Wood is also scheduled. There are rumors of goat racing and boffer food fight barrier battles. Martial activities dependent on attendance.

Please post to the Shadowlands email list (shadowlandssca@yahoogroups.com), the Shire's Facebook Event page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/269307079797213/),?or contact the
Stewards if you'd like to teach a class (any genre welcome). Please also let us know if you would be interested in chivalric or rapier activities.

After the day's activities, bring a dish to share (feeds 4-6) at the potluck. The Shire will provide a meat dish. There is a full kitchen on site. Contact Lady Isolde regarding the potluck.

From Isolde: Potluck at the ball! If you are planning to eat, please bring a dish to share, sized to serve at least 4-6. Please provide all items necessary to heat and properly serve your dish, please label your stuff, and please please PLEASE check in with me at some point during the day to let me know of any specific instructions for your food. The site has a full kitchen, but please do not plan on doing an...y major cooking on site, especially not in the hour before service. Things that work great--cheeses, fruit and other cold items that can be stored in the fridge in their serving dish and simply placed on the table, hot items in a crock pot, room-temp foods like breads, cookies and other baked items, hot foods that can be heated in a microwave. Food setup will begin in the late afternoon, dinner will start shortly before the ball and food will be available for munching throughout the dancing. Please send me a message letting me know what you are planning on bringing so that we don't end up with enough mashed potatoes to make a life-sized effigy from : D

The event will be held at the lovely Clubhouse in Eastside Park in Hearne, TX. It has tables and chairs. The site is dry.

Finally, we will clear the tables for a rousing dance ball in the evening featuring our 4th annual dance champion Bransle Off competition. Musicians needed and most welcome (you get to eat first!)

Event Stewards:

Kite : collateral.cepheid@gmail.com
Caitlin la Bouche : caitlinlabouche@yahoo.com

Site Fee: $5
Site Set up at 8am; Contact Lady Kolfinna to help with set up/take down.

Directions from Bryan/College Station:
North on TX-6 N/US-190 W.
Turn left onto W Brenken St (at the McDonalds)
Take the 2nd right onto Cedar St.
Take the 1st right onto W Brown St (Business 79 to the left; FM 391 to
the right). Take the overpass and drive 0.7 mi.
Turn left onto Norwood Ln ; drive 0.3 mi.
Take the 1st right onto Golf Course St into Eastside Park.
Follow the road .1 miles past the pool/playground to the Clubhouse building.

I hope many of you will join us for the food, fun, festivities, friends, fighting, and the dance! Let's shake the snow off our boots and have a grand ol' time.

Lady kolfinna in kyrra Otarsdottir
Shadowlands Exchequer