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Fencing Practice and Arts and Science night Tuesday, November 15th, from 6:30 PM to 9 PM

Illini Union Ballroom (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. 
  • Since it went so well last week, We will be bringing back the drop spindles for everyone to use this week as Lauren and Sammie teach how to spin wool into yarn.

Archery Practice Sunday, November 20th, 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).
  • This will be the last practice before the archery championship in December, so be sure to show up so you can bring your best then.

December Moot and Caer Gwyn Archery Championship Sunday, December 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 to share arts and science projects, discuss plans for upcoming events, have a potluck, and hold 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).

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

Illini Union (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, and arts and science classes throughout the day. More information, including the class and tournament schedule, will be coming as those become confirmed.

Nov. 5-6 Activities

All Souls Return to Vanished Wood! Saturday, November 5th, from 9 am to 6 pm

Roselle United Methodist Church 206 Rush St, Roselle IL 60172

This event is coming up this weekend in the Chicago Suburbs, and a few of our members will be in attendance.

Their Excellencies of Ayreton welcome back one and all to Feast, Fight, Lecture, and Learn. Oh, and shop! As was customary on the Manors of old, The Baron and Baroness would, from time to time, offer a feast as a gesture of thanks and goodwill for the efforts of the populace! So too, Our Very Own Baron Gareth and Baroness Hillary invite you to return to Vanished Wood. All Souls will be a free event, including a lunch feast for all until the food runs out! A Baronial Court, followed by a lunch feast, then both heavy and fencing tournaments and all the pick-ups you can handle! There will be the traditional Silent Auction, and classes on diverse topics.

Site opens at 9 AM and closes at Sundown.

Lunch will begin service at Noon and will continue as long as there is food left to serve. PLEASE CONTACT THE FEAST STEWARD IF YOU WOULD LIKE LUNCH SO THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH FOOD!

Menu – Roast Chicken. Vegetable Soup. Pickled Beet Eggs. Hard Cheese. Bread. Fruit. Shortbread. Water. Coffee. Tea.

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Archery Practice Sunday, November 6th, 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).

Business MeetingSunday, November 6th, from  5:00-7:00 pm

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

A zoom link option will be posted this week as well

October 25

Fencing Practice and Arts and Science night Tuesday, October 25th, from 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Illini Union room 314B (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL).

  • 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. 
  • NEW THIS WEEK Lauren Is planning to bring drop spindles for everyone to use this week as she and Sammie teaches how to spin wool into yarn

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Medieval Music Practices

Unfortunately, Becky will not be able to run music practices for the foreseeable future, so the decision has been made to cancel them for the rest of the semester.

Oct. 11-21 Activities

Fencing Practice and Arts and Science night Tuesday, October 11th, 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).
  • All those not interested in fencing are welcome to bring a craft to take part in, share your knowledge and socialize with friends. 

Rantoul Public Library Medieval Day Demo Saturday, October 15th, from Noon to 5:00 pm

Rantoul Public Library, 106 W Flessner Ave, Rantoul, IL 61866A few of our local members will be helping out with demos of arts and crafts, costumes, games, and more to get kids interested in learning about medieval history.

Cider-making class Sunday, October 16th,  CANCELLED

Archery Practice Sunday, October 16th, 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).

Additionally, some of our local members will be attending an overnight weekend event a few hours away. Additionally, our local member, Oswyn, is being recognized for his work in the science of brewing at this event and getting elevated to the Order of the Laurel. For those interested, we can do our best to work out carpooling and coordinating lodging.

Crystal Ball: 37 – La Fete du le Lepain et Leon Site is open FridayOctober 21st 5:00 pm through Sunday October 23rd at Noon

Bond County Christian Service Camp (1119 Missouri Ave, Mulberry Grove, IL 62262)

Join the Barony of Shattered Crystal at the 37th Crystal Ball! Join us for a weekend of skilled combat, delicious feast, and of course, dancing! This event will also include the investiture of Shattered Crystal’s new baron and baroness.  

Oct. 4-9 Activities

Fencing Practice and Arts and Science night Tuesday, October 4th, from 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM

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

  • 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. 

Fletching/Arrow Repair afternoon- Sunday, October 9th, 12:00 pm CANCELLED

Sept. 27-Oct. 2 Activities

Fencing Practice and Arts and Science night Tuesday, September 27th, from 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Illini Union room 314B (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL).

  • 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. 

Archery Practice Sunday, October 2nd, 3:00-5:00 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).

Business Meeting Sunday, October 2, 5:00-7:00 pm

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

or online at: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/98039275688?pwd=OVdHQUx3UnZjNHZuVWZlSWE3ak9xZz09

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.

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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).