Sept. 20-24 activities

Fencing Practice and Arts and Science night Tuesday, September 20th, from 5:30 PM til it gets dark around 8

Main Quad Outside the Illini Union (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL).

  • Since we will be outside this week, a few of our fencers will be out early to practice before it gets dark.
  • Be sure to wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and long sleeves.
  • Novices are welcome! Loaner equipment will be provided for newcomers. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).
  • For all those not interested in fencing, all are welcome to bring a craft to take part in, share your knowledge and socialize with friends. 

Medieval Music Practice of the Semester Thursday, September 22ndfrom 5:30 PM to 7 PM

Illini Union Room 407 (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL).

  • Becky will be there to help anyone learn a new instrument. This is a chance to learn to play medieval music on recorders and other medieval instruments.
  • No prior experience is needed, but some music reading ability would be helpful. Bring your (period-esque) instrument if you have one, but she’ll have recorders available to lend or buy.

Fall 2022 Coronation- September 24  at 8 AM-10 PM

Vasa Park 35w217 State Route 31, South Elgin, IL 60177

  • Join us for the Coronation of AnneMarie and Dag. There will be both a morning court for Runa and Arch and an evening court for the incoming royals AnneMarie and Dag. There will be armored and rapier combat, heavy combat, thrown weapons, merchants, and a feast in the evening. Some of our local members will be day-tripping, so it is possible that carpools can be arranged.

Activities Sept. 13-18

Fencing Practice and Arts and Science night Tuesday, September 13th, from 6:30 PM to 9 PM

Main Quad Outside the Illini Union (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL).

  • Novices are welcome! Loaner equipment will be provided for newcomers. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).
  • For all those not interested in fencing, all are welcome to bring a craft to take part in, share your knowledge and socialize with friends. 

First Archery Practice of the Semester Sunday, September 18th, from 3 PM to 5 PM

Stock Pavilion (1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL)

  • Archers of any experience level (including first-timers) are welcome! 45-pound draw weight maximum for bows. Loaner equipment will be available for those who have none. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).

Activities Sept. 6-9

Fencing Practice, Tuesday, September 6th, from 6:30 PM to 9 PM

Illini Union Room C (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL).

  • Novices are welcome! Loaner equipment will be provided for newcomers. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).
  • If fencing is not your preferred activity, feel free to bring a craft or other activity and socialize with us.

Baroness Wars VIIII, Friday, September 9th,4 pm, to Sunday, September 11th, 12 pm

Christian County Fair Grounds, (1716 W Spresser St, Taylorville, IL 62568)

  • Participate in archery, fencing, arts and sciences classes, and much more at Baroness Wars. While this is an event that has camping available, this event is about an hour outside of campus, and a number of our local members will be day-tripping. If you are interested, we can try and figure out carpooling for those who wish to experience a larger SCA event.
  • Preregister online or pay via check at the gate. Information on fees are available on the website.

https://fb.me/e/2EL3vXbsn

Activities this week – UPDATES

Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense Saturday, September 3rd, from 8 AM to 8 PM

South Quad North of the Stock Pavilion (1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL)

  • This is one of a few events being held here on campus that draws a larger regional crowd. Learn fencing techniques and skills from fencers all over the Middle Kingdom in classes that run throughout the day. Vote for the fencer most deserving of Thorbjorn’s Favor. Learn in the scribal class “Ooh Shiny: Painting With Metallics on Black.” Fight in the Company of St. Jude Challenge. There’s a bit for everyone to do.

September Moot CANCELLED and Caer Gwyn Archery Championship  POSTPONED

  • Unfortunately, the stock pavilion building is no longer available this weekend, and as a result, the Moot this month has been canceled, and the archery championship will be shifted to our next moot later in the semester.

Fencing Practice Tuesday, September 6th from 6:30 PM to 9 PM

Illini Union Room C (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL).

  • Novices are welcome! Loaner equipment will be provided for newcomers. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).

Upcoming Activities

Craft day Sunday, August 28th from 3 PM to 5 PM

Stock Pavilion (1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL)

  • due to both of our local archery marshals being unavailable on Sunday afternoon, there will not be archery practice on Sunday. Instead, a few of our members will be utilizing the space that we have reserved to share a few of their crafts, make progress on them, and share what they know with each other. Feel free to bring your own crafts to work on then!

First Fencing Practice of the Semester Tuesday, August 30th from 6:30 PM to 9 PM

Illini Union Room C (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL).

  • Archers of any experience level (including first-timers) are welcome! 45-pound draw weight maximum for bows. Loaner equipment will be available for those who have none. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).

Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense Saturday, September 3rd from 8 AM to 8 PM

Stock Pavilion (1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL)

  • This is one of a few events being held here on campus that draws a larger regional crowd. Learn fencing techniques and skills from fencers all over the Middle Kingdom in classes run throughout the day. Vote for the fencer most deserving of Thorbjorn’s Favor. Learn in the scribal class “Ooh Shiny: Painting With Metallics on Black.” Fight in the Company of St. Jude Challenge. There’s a bit for everyone to do.

September Moot and Caer Gwyn Archery Championship Sunday, September 4th from 3 PM to 5 PM

Stock Pavilion (1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL)

  • This is a semi-annual meeting among the local group for sharing arts and science projects, discussing plans for upcoming events, having a potluck, and holding our group archery championships.
  • Even though this is the group championship, archers of any experience level (including first-timers) are welcome! 45-pound draw weight maximum for bows. Loaner equipment will be available for those who have none. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).

On a bit more of a serious note, it is my unfortunate duty to report that a person who attended our student activity night became symptomatic this morning and tested positive for COVID. With the number of individuals in an enclosed space without masks, the CDC would describe the level of exposure risk as moderate to high. Please be vigilant for signs of infection and test if necessary.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

We recommend that you follow the CDC guidelines for immediate testing, followed by isolation and quarantine for a minimum of five days following exposure that may be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html

Happenings in our Hamlet, Feb – Mar 2020

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Archery Practices. Sundays; March 1 – Caer Gwyn’s annual Novice Tourney and Shire championship!! 3-5pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (For additional dates, see our Facebook page. )

Rapier Practices. Weekly on Sundays, 3-5 pm, U of I Stock Pavilion (no practices during UofI holiday breaks)

Sewing nights. March 12, 26. llini Union Rm 403. Bring whatever garb you are currently working on!

Arts and Sciences nights. March 3 (calligraphy), March 31 (English Country dance). Participate in planned activities, or bring your own project to work on and share inspiration with others.

Shire Quarterly Moot. Sunday March 1, U of I Stock Pavilion. Business meeting at 2pm; activities from 3 -5 pm include Rapier practice, Archery competitions, shire Arts Championship (set up at 1:30). Pot-luck dinner and social at 5:30.

Better Wars Thru Archery: Annual regional event in Danville, Indiana, at Hendricks County Fairgrounds, focuses on competitions, novelty shoots, and improving your own archery prowess. Saturday, March 28. Website: http://sternfeld.midrealm.org/bwta/

This is just a small sample of the great things coming up in the near future. For more dates, be sure to see the Caer Gwyn Google calendar (tab above), check out our local event pages (tabs above) or visit the Midrealm calendar for events around the kingdom: www.midrealm.org/calendar.

Happenings in Our Hamlet, Jan-Feb 2020

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Monthly Business meeting: Sunday February 2; 5-6pm, Stock Pavilion

Archery Practices. Sundays; March 1 – Caer Gwyn’s annual Novice Tourney and Shire championship!! 3-5pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (For additional dates, see our Facebook page. )

Rapier Practices. Weekly on Sundays, 3-5 pm, U of I Stock Pavilion (no practices during UofI holiday breaks)

Sewing nights. March 12, 26. llini Union Rm 403. Bring whatever garb you are currently working on!

Sewing Nights. Tuesdays, Jan 30; Feb 13. 7-9pm, Illini Union Rm 403.

Festival of Maidens 47, Saturday, January 25 (Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL) . Caer Gwyn’s annual combat and arts event. See the drop down menu above for more info.

Happenings in Our Hamlet, Nov, Dec 2019, Jan 2020

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Yule Moot: Sunday December 8, 1:30 – 7:00 at Maeve’s (2715 Western Ave, Mattoon, IL). Business meeting at 1:30, Activities from 3-5pm; pot luck feast 5:30pm. White elephant gift exchange. Rides from C-U available.

Monthly Business meeting: Sunday February 2; 5-6pm, Stock Pavilion

Sewing Nights. Tuesdays, Jan 30; Feb 13. 7-9pm, Illini Union Rm 403.

Sewing nights. March 12, 26. llini Union Rm 403. Bring whatever garb you are currently working on!

Archery Practices. Sundays; March 1 – Caer Gwyn’s annual Novice Tourney and Shire championship!! 3-5pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (For additional dates, see our Facebook page. )

Rapier Practices. Weekly on Sundays, 3-5 pm, U of I Stock Pavilion (no practices during UofI holiday breaks)

Festival of Maidens. Saturday, January 25 8am-11pm. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield. Click on links & dropdown menu above for more details.

Middle Kingdom 12th Night and Tournament of Arts. Saturday, January 11, 9am-10pm, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Schaumberg IL. Sponsored by the Barony of Ayerton. Click here for more details.

This is just a small sample of the great things coming up in the near future. For more dates, be sure to see the Caer Gwyn Google calendar (tab above), check out our local event pages (tabs above) or visit the Midrealm calendar for events around the kingdom: www.midrealm.org/calendar.