Garb Get Together (Orono): Sunday, December 3, 2017

Lady Admiranda Howard will be hosting a garb get together at her home in Orono, Maine on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The workshop will start at 10 AM and will run until 4 PM.

This is an opportunity to work on your new SCA garb or to swing by and get help & inspiration for a new project. With three winter events coming up in 2018 in the Barony of Endewearde, East Kingdom Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) the Feast of Saint Sylvester (Jan. 13) and the Tourney of Love (Feb. 10) there is ample opportunity to dress in your fanciest court garb.

FOLLOW DETAILS ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA 

If you read the Garb Get Together event page on facebook you can ask questions and learn more about the workshop prior to December 3rd.

Thrown Weapons Practice: Sunday, October 29, 2017

There will be a thrown weapons practice in the Canton of Wyndriche at the home of Syr Cedric of Thanet in China, Maine on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Practice starts at 2:00 PM and runs through the afternoon. Please dress appropriately for an outdoor practice and bring what comforts you may need such as a folding chair, water, etc.

Additional thrown weapons practices may be added to the Barony of Endewearde calendar on Sunday afternoons in November 2017 but will be dependent on weather conditions.

Changes for Baronial Combat Practice and A&S Meeting Space: Sunday, October 29, 2017

SCA Media photograph of two heavy list fighters engaged in combat at Pennsic War.

SCA media – fighters

On Sunday, October 29, 2017 the Barony of Endewearde will not have access to its weekly Sunday practice space at the Bangor Housing Authority on Davis Road in Bangor due to another activity scheduled to run at that venue.

Dróttin (Lord) Hrafn and Frouva (Lady) Halldis will be opening their home in Bangor as an alternate location for Adult Heavy List Combat (outside yard) and Arts & Sciences (inside the house). They welcome combatants and crafters between Noon and 4:00 pm.

Due to a scheduling conflict Lord Radbod will not be running Adult Rapier Combat practice that day. If you want to do rapier combat please bring your own gear and bring your own rapier marshal.

You can contact Hrafn and Halldis through the Endewearde facebook group (public) if you need directions to their home or additional information about planned activities this Sunday.

Combat Practice: Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Canton of Basingestoches will be holding a series of combat practices at the General Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, Maine. You can use google driving directions for 133 State Street in Ellsworth to find this multistory brick building.

The next combat practices will be held on Thursday evening, October 26, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM.

Heavy list combat will be offered. Rapier combat be offered if a fencing marshal will be available. Combat practice will be upstairs in the Theater. There is an elevator for bringing up kits. This venue costs us money so please consider contributing to practices.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Endewearde Hunt

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AT THE ENDEWEARDE HUNT
October 6 – 9, 2017
Friday – Monday

VOLUNTEER TO TEACH A CLASS

There is the opportunity to teach classes at the Endewearde Hunt. Teachers please use the Teacher Sign Up Form before Saturday, September 30th. Contact Mistress Agatha Wanderer with any questions.

ARCHERY MARSHALS ARE NEEDED

Calling all archery marshals and MiTs! Please sign up for you archery shifts for the Hunt! Lady Admiranda Howard would like to see as many shifts covered before the event as possible, so that she can fill in holes where needed. This way, no one spends all their time marshaling, and no time shooting!

Please consider signing up for two shifts if you can. There will be two woods walks this year.

Also, please note that there are no shifts available on Sunday from 11-12, and after 2. The range will close at these times for Thrown Weapons Champions and Archery Champions respectively.

Please use the link Endewearde Hunt Archery Shifts

 VOLUNTEER FOR A SHIFT AT GATE

Hrefna Hrodbjortsdottir writes: Good day, people of Endewearde, Malagentia and points east and west! The cooler mornings, ripening harvest, and hints of red in leaves is signaling a change of seasons – summer into autumn. With autumn comes The Hunt. There are many wonderful things to do and learn, and many fine people to meet and renew conversations with at this event. I am asking for some of you to gift others with your smiling face and welcoming words – please sign up for a chance to sit troll, and share this gift with friends, old and new!

Please use the link Endewearde Gate Shift Signup 

QUESTIONS? 

Contact the Event Steward Lady Audrye Beneyt at audrye.beneyt @ gmail.com

Schedule changes in Basingestoches on Wed. & Thurs. Sept. 6-7, 2017

A few schedule updates to be aware of this week in the Canton of Basingestoches:

Wednesday, September 6

  • Thrown weapons practice in Hermon is cancelled due to rain.
  • Project Night at the home of Thomas and Lijsbet has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept. 7.

Thursday, September 7

  • Combat practice in Ellsworth has been cancelled. There will be other combat practices coming up this fall in the canton.
  • Project Night will be held from 6:00-9:00 pm at the home of Thomas and Lijsbet in Bar Harbor.

 

Garbed Hike in Acadia National Park: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Image of Endewearde armored fighters walking the carriage paths of Acadia National Park (2016). Hike starts at 10 AM and ends at 2 PM

You are invited to dress in comfortable SCA garb and hike the Ampetheater carriage road in Acadia National Park. It is on the way to Northeast Harbor with easier parking, two spectacular bridges and stunning views.

Image of Hadlock Bridge in Acadia National Park; an arched stone bridge with a small creek flowing beneath the bridge.

For those coming onto the island from the mainland bear right at the head of the island onto Route 202 as if you were headed to Southwest Harbor. When you get to the light in Somesville take a left onto Route 198. Follow that down towards Northeast Harbor. Just after you pass Upper Hadlock Pond on your left (it’s the only visible pond) the lower parking lot will be on the left. If you pass the gatehouse you will have gone too far. The Ampitheater Loop is the one outlined in light green on this map provided by Bangor Daily News

SCA Demo in Machias, Maine at the Bold Coast Sea & Sky Festival: July 21-23, 2017

The Barony of Endewearde will be holding a SCA demonstration of medieval combat and craftsmanship at the Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival in Machias, Maine on Saturday July 22, 2017.

SCA participants are welcome to camp overnight Friday-Sunday, July 21-23, 2017. They would like the encampment similar to last year and the showers will again be available at University of Maine Machias campus. The SCA demo will be held across the street from Helen’s Restaurant which is located at 111 Main Street, Machias, Maine.

Details about the types of medieval activities to be showcased are being planned. Lord Anlón Greywolf plans to demonstrate medieval blacksmithing at his forge all day Saturday, July 22, 2017. We need artisans and combatants to round out the display. Please contact Lord Eoin, Chatelaine of Endewearde, at chatelaine@endewearde.eastkingdom.org if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help at this SCA demo.

Learn More Through Social Media Resources

Here are several online resources you can visit to learn more about activities and the overall schedule for the Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival.

The Barony of Endewearde has a facebook discussion group Machias Demo which will answer questions for SCA participants planning to attend.

There is a festival facebook page authored by the Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival organizers with updates. There is also the official Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival website which lists the day schedule and a description of activities.

June 2017 issue of the Northern Watch newsletter is now available

The June 2017 issue of the Barony of Endewearde’s newsletter, The Northern Watch, is now available for download (pdf). Highlights of this issue include

  • On Travel
    An article by Their Excellences Baron & Baroness du Vey
  • Officer Updates
    A list of baronial officer positions up for review at the end of 2017
  • F is for Forrester: The Language of the Royal Forests of Medieval England
    A new column written by THL Seamus na Coille Aosda
  • A Day at the Fort by Lord Edmund Beneyt (with photos)
  • Upcoming Events
    A list of weekly activities running in the Barony of Endewearde
  • Baronial Officers list and contact information

Endewearde expresses gratitude to Lady Audrye Beneyt, Chronicler of Endewearde, for her fine work.

Endewearde SCA Activities Sunday July 2 through Sunday July 9, 2017

Here are some changes to the usual Barony of Endewearde activities coming up this week and throughout the summer you may want to be aware of as you plan your family recreational time.

Medieval novice and experienced artisans meet on Sundays at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Road in Bangor, Maine from 4:00-7:00 PM. Whether you are interested in learning about the wide variety of projects appropriate for the Middle Ages or are an experienced artisan, please feel free to join those gathering at the kitchen table just off the main gym floor or outside in fair weather.

Sunday, July 2: There will be a heavy list and rapier combat practice at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Rd in Bangor, Maine as usual from 4:00-7:00 PM. Please note that Heavy List loaner gear will not be available; rapier combat loaner gear will be available as usual. If you usually borrow heavy list gear for practice please do not feel dissuaded from attending practice as out of armor drills can still happen! If enough people show up for heavy list there will be an impromptu infantry practice.

Please note that Sunday July 2nd is the last Endewearde heavy list practice for the rest of July and the first half of August. Adult Rapier Combat WILL continue to run this summer at this location unless a cancellation is announced here or on the Endewearde facebook discussion group.

Tuesday July 4 (Independence Day): Archery practice in Bangor is cancelled.

Tuesday July 4 (Independence Day): SCA participants from the Canton of Basingestoches will be marching in the Bar Harbor parade followed by a demonstration of SCA combat and activities at the Ball Field in Bar Harbor. You can learn more details about how to participate in the parade and SCA demo by visiting Bar Harbor July 4th 2017 Parade and Demo.

Wednesday July 5: Thrown weapons practice in Hermon is cancelled this week.

Thursday July 6 – Sunday July 9: Please visit our neighbors in the Province of Malagentia at Great Northeastern War in Hebron, Maine.

Sunday July 9: Combat practice and the medieval crafts gathering are cancelled at the Bangor Housing Authority site in Bangor, Maine.

There are two additional SCA demonstrations coming up in the Barony of Endewearde this July 2017: