Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday

The Barony of Dun Carraig invites you to our Baronial Birthday, an event to cheer the spirit and lighten the heart before the icy grip of winter sets in. To that end, we have planned to celebrate the birth of our Barony by drawing on the holy grail of historic inspiration: Hollywood movies.

This gathering of silliness will take place on November 11, 2006 at the Izaak Walton League, 4200 Gardiner Road, Waldorf, MD. 20601. More info can be found at: http://www.duncarraig.net/birthday/

Outdoor activities will spotlight tournaments to select our Baronial Champions in the areas of Rapier, Heavy, and Archery. Visiting combatants and archers are encouraged to test the mettle of our would-be Champions and ensure the title is well earned (and to take advantage of one of our last chances to fight outdoors until spring). The grounds are vast and sprawling, promising an enjoyable day outdoors.

Non-martial activities will feature a variety of choices. We'll be holding several classes, including classes on period games, and a youth archery class. Activities for children and youth will be provided throughout the day by our talented M.O.M, Gwenllian Anwyld. (She can be contacted at MOM@duncarraig.net for specific info regarding children's activities.) We also have several A&S contests lined up, details of which will be appearing on the event web page shortly.

Gentles are encouraged (though certainly not required) to wear garb based on or inspired by a favorite movie (one that takes place in period, of course!) We'll be sponsoring two clothing competitions: "Most Hollywood" and "Best Period Interpretation of a Hollywood Costume."

A variety of period games, such as chess and mancala, will be available for you to test your skill.

Our feast, prepared by Mistress Rose of Black Diamond, will feature food seen in many films and will include items commonly thought to be non-period for the SCA. Can you separate fact from fiction?

Adult Member $10 Off Board, $16 On Board
Adult, Non-Member: $13 Off Board, $19 On Board
Child (6-17): $6 Off Board, $12 On BWaldorf, MDoard
Child (0-5): $0 Guests of the Barony ($6 if a feast seat is needed)

Baroness Amalia Kunne (Heather Kriebel),

Site: Izaak Walton League, 4200 Gardiner Road, Waldorf, MD. 20601

Autocrat: Adriana Michaels, mka Kelly Keck/Kelly Tessena (just got married & still working on name change--will answer to either), Autocrat@Birthday.DunCarraig.net Co-Autocrat: Baroness Mary Isabel of Heatherstone

For more information, directions etc., you can view the webpage: http://www.duncarraig.net/birthday or contact the autocrat and/or the reservationist at the addresses above. Location:
Barony of Dun Carraig (Waldorf, Maryland)