As we return to our homes after a long summer campaign, the sounds of war fade and the sounds of merriment grow. Laughter replaces the battle cry as the populace of Atlantia gathers to celebrate the glories of Pennsic in an atmosphere of frivolity and fun.
The glorious Barony of Storvik invites you to an evening of enjoyment at its traditional Post Pennsic Dessert Revel. This year's theme is "Fun and Games," so come out and play some games! You may already know that cribbage and chess are period, but have you ever played Nine Men's Morris (featured in the most recent Tournaments Illuminated), Fox and Geese, or Hazard? Bring your cards, dice, board games, and toys. Weather permitting, you can try outdoor ball-and-stick games in the small, woodsy glen (no martial activities). Veteran game players are encouraged to teach the rules and strategies to new contestants of all ages.
Bards are welcome to compete in the traditional "Best Pennsic Story" bardic circle, and all may vie in the "Best Pennsic Bruise" (documentation required) and "SCA Trivia" contests.
What would a party be without food? Bring a period dessert (with basic documentation and ingredients list) for the "Best Period Dessert" competition, or just feel free to tempt those taste buds with a non-period sweet dish(chocolate and/or fruit encouraged). A light day board also will be provided, but the emphasis will be on desserts, not a full meal. Period desserts will be served to the populace after entries are judged.
Besides the bardic circle (to which singers and other musicians are also invited), we will have an open display table of items made at Pennsic. If you learned a new skill or deepened your knowledge in a skill, show it off! Works in progress are also welcome. Dancing is permitted if there is enough interest.
Site: Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi, MD 20783. The site will open at 4:00 p.m. and close at 11:00 p.m.
Site Restrictions: No smoking in the building or on the wooden deck. No pets please.
From I-95: Take Exit 29B West on Powder Mill Road (MD 212), toward "Calverton." Proceed on Powder Mill for one-and-a-half miles through four traffic lights (the last of which is at Cherry Hill). As you begin to go downhill, watch for the white church sign on the left, immediately after which is the driveway. NOTE: If you go to New Hampshire Avenue, you have driven too far.
From the Capital Beltway (I-495): ake Exit 28A North on New Hampshire Avenue. Stay in the right lane, and just past the shopping center turn right onto Powder Mill Road (at the light). Go one mile, bearing left at the next traffic light and proceed down and then up hill. Look for the white church sign on the right and turn into the parking lot immediately in front of the sign. NOTE: If you hit the big intersection of Powder Mill Road and Cherry Hill Road, you've gone too far.
From Washington, DC: Take Riggs Road north until it turns into Powder Mill Road. Go one mile more and look for the white church sign on the right. Turn into the parking lot immediately in front of the sign. NOTE: If you hit the big intersection of Powder Mill Road and Cherry Hill Road, you've gone too far.
Public transportation: Take the Metro to either Fort Totten (located on both the Red and Green Lines) or Prince George's Plaza (located on the Green Line). Transfer to the R2 Metrobus heading towards Calverton. When the bus passes the U.S. Army Lab (located at the intersection of Floral Drive and Powder Mill Road), start looking for the Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church sign on the right hand side of the road. There is a bus stop located near PBUUC.
Cost: $8 for member adults, $11 for non-member adults, $4 for children 6-17, ages 5 and under are guests of the Barony.
Reservations: Send to the Autocrat.
Autocrat: Patricia of Trakai (Patricia L. Daukantas) Patoodle@aol.com Location:
Barony of Storvik (Adelphi, Maryland)