Activities Jan 17 – Feb. 5

First Fencing Practice and Arts and Science night of the Semester Tuesday, January 17th, from 6:30 to 9 pm

Illini Union Room 314 B 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).
  • All those not interested in fencing are welcome to bring a craft to take part in, share your knowledge and socialize with friends. 

Festival of Maidens 2023 Saturday, January 28th from 8 AM to 9 PM

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

  • This is our local group’s biggest event of the year, so I wanted to give as much advanced notice as possible now that we have confirmation of space, tournaments, and classes.
  • The event will include fencing tournaments, heavy combat tournaments, arts and science classes such as illumination, calligraphy, embroidery, knitting, sewing, and a medieval instrument petting zoo. More information, including the class and tournament schedule, is on the linked website.
  • If you can, there are slots open for volunteers to help set up, take down, and run tables, parking, and royal retaining. If you have any questions about these volunteer responsibilities, feel free to reach out, and I can better describe them. Any help would be appreciated, as events like this are made possible through help from the community.
Festival of Maidens 48: A Festival of Maidens

Midlands Regional Archery Practice CONFIRMED Sunday, January 29th, from 9 AM to Noon

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).
  • This event is currently tentatively scheduled for the Sunday after Maidens. (provided we get approval to have the Stock Pavilion for that date.) So pack your bows when packing for Maidens! 
  • There will most likely be archers from across Illinois and the greater midwest in attendance to offer their tips and help coach newer archers.

First Regularly scheduled Archery Practice of the Semester Sunday, February 5th, 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).
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