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:

Last dance practice in Endewearde – site change

On Thursday, June 15, 2017 the last dance practice for spring & summer 2017 will be held at the home of Lord Poplyr Childs in Bangor, Maine instead of at the usual location of the Orono High School in Orono.

Dance practice starts at 7 pm and will be held outside on the lawn.

If you need directions and assistance please ask on the Endewearde facebook group.

Endewearde would like to thank our experienced dance instructors, Lord Gwillim and Lady Constancia for all their work running dance practices this spring!

Garb Workshop: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Would you like to learn how to sew your first SCA tunic? There will be a workshop for those who are new to sewing or who would like assistance in making clothing appropriate for the SCA (roughly covering the time period 600-1600).

The workshop runs from 11 AM – 4 PM and will be held at the Bryant E. Moore Community & Conference Center, 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth, Maine 04605

If you are using GPS for directional help please enter State Street in Ellsworth.

You can learn more about this workshop by viewing the workshop announcement on the Canton of Basingestoches website and by following discussions on the Garb Workshop facebook event page. Plan to bring prewashed material, thread, and clothing that makes it easy to try on your new garment for fittings and adjustments. There will be folks available who will help turn you turn that flat fabric into a new fitted garment!

Plan to bring your own lunch or snacks. This workshop is free and is open to anyone who wants to learn how to make SCA garb.

Bar Harbor July 4th, 2017 Parade & Demo

Image of two fighters with a crowd on onlookers standing behind a picket fence. One fighter is standing over the other fighter on the ground with a huge sword impaled in his chest.

Harley 4418 f. 56 Knights in combat

July 4th Basingestoches will be marching in the Bar Harbor Parade!  We encourage any Scadians to come join us in garb to spread the word.  After the parade the plan is to have a spot on the ball fields for a meet and greet with combat opportunities.  If you don’t wish to march but want to come please do, we need folks to watch the demo site and fighters who are not tired from the journey to fight.

Set up:  Ball fields 8:00 AM

Parade: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Demo: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Any questions please email chatelaine@basingestoches.eastkingdom.org

There is a public facebook event page Demo July 4th with additional updates regarding marching in the parade and for the SCA Demo afterwards at the ballfield.

Updated: 6/29/2017

Original Author: Thomas de Marr
Updated by Bryn Millar

Canton of Basingestoches Business Meeting: Sunday, June 4, 2017

There will be a business meeting of the Canton of Basingestoches on Sunday, June 4, 2017. The meeting will start at Noon and will be held at Pat’s Pizza, 396 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine. If you would like to attend and are unfamiliar with the group please ask for the “SCA group” when you arrive. Attire is modern casual clothing.

If you would like to add a topic to the meeting agenda please contact Lord Hrafn at seneschal@basingestoches.eastkingdom.org or request contact with him through the Canton of Basingestoches facebook page