[EAS] Black Rose Ball XXXV

On March 3, 2012 the 35th Annual Black Rose Ball will be held in the Crown Barony of the Bridge. We invite everyone from far and wide to join us on this historic occasion, as we come together to celebrate the longest continuously running dance event in the entire known world.

Arrive early to hone your skills during our full day of dance instruction.  We will be teaching the dances from the evening program from 10:30 AM until 5:00 PM.

Between the end of dance instruction and the beginning of the ball we will pause to gather our strength and fortify our spirits with a hearty meal provided by master kitchener Coelho do Buraco and his staff of skilled cooks.  All are welcome to join us at the feast table, all we ask is that you preregister for the ball.  For those who do not preregister we will have maps of the surrounding area that show local establishments where one can find sustenance.  We cannot guarantee offboard seating.

After the feast we will have three full sets of dances for your amusement.  During the breaks we will have the traditional dancing of Hole In the Wall as well as the court of His Excellency Baron Eloi Abelard.

Schedule of events:
10:00 AM - Site opens
10:30 AM - Dance instruction begins
5:00 PM - Dance instruction ends
5:30 PM - Buffet is served
7:00 PM - Dancing begins
11:00 PM - Event ends

There is no dayboard at this event, so come prepared.  Outside food is welcome.
The site has a full bar.  No outside alcohol is allowed.

Site Opens: 10:00 AM
Site Closes: 11:00 PM
 
Event Location   
St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center
84 Cumberland Street
Woonsocket, RI  02895

Directions:
From the North:

Take your best route to I-495
Take exit 16 for King Street toward Franklin/Woonsocket
Turn Left onto King Street
Follow this street as it changes names from King St.  to Washington St.  to Pulaski Blvd.  and Social St.
From Social Street turn Left onto Cumberland St.
Turn Left onto Clinton Street
Parking is on the Right side of the street.

From the South:

Take your best route to RI-146 North
Follow RI-146 to RI-99 North
Turn Left at Mendon Road
Mendon Road becomes Cumberland Road
Turn Right at Clinton Street
Parking is on the Right side of the street.
 
Event Fees   
Site : Adults:  $10.00
Students:  $8.00
Minors:  $8.00
Children 3 & Under:  Free
Gentles from Canada:  Free
Non Members add $5.00 for the non-member surcharge.
Minors are exempt from the non-member surcharge.

Reservations must be postmarked by February 10, 2012.

PLEASE NOTE:  AS OF 12/17/2011 CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO SCA-RHODE ISLAND, INC.

The only valid reservation is a paid reservation.

Feast: No separate feast fee.  Feast is included with preregistration.  ONLY THOSE WHO PREREGISTER WILL BE SERVED FOOD.  IF YOU DO NOT PREREGISTER YOU MUST MAKE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS FOR DINNER.

There will be restaurant maps available at the event for those who do not preregister.  There is no guarantee of off board seating for those who do not preregister.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-Rhode Island, Inc.
 
Contact Information   
Event Steward:
Lord Maurin Lessault