Weekly Announcements

For The Week of August 20, 2017 (A.S. 52)

THIS-WEEK-IN-THE-SCA-IN-THE-TWIN-CITIES-8-20-17  (print version)

Archery Practice, Sunday, August 20

There will be archery practice this Sunday from 1-3 pm, at the Marsden Archery Range in Arden Hills, weather permitting. Our hostess will be Lady Cyneburg. Loaner gear will be available. If you have any questions, please contact Lady Cyneburg at: 608-347-1992 (call or text her between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.) or at: emmadegner@gmail.com Please be sure to bring water and sunscreen and bug spray, too.

Directions to Marsden Archery Range at: 4800 North Lexington Avenue, Arden Hills
Marsden Archery Range is located in the northwestern part of Ramsey County in the city of Arden Hills (Lexington Avenue and Johns Road). The 8-acre site is bounded by Lexington Avenue on the east and the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) on the south, west and north. The site is entirely fenced and contains 15 archery lanes with butts. Lengths of lanes vary from 10-40 yards. The site includes a 20-car parking lot and is just north of our old Wednesday meeting site at the armory.
* Take I-694 to Lexington Ave.

* Go north on Lexington Ave.

* Continue north after you cross County Road 96.
* The archery range will be on your left. The entrance is roughly across the street from Johns Road.

Here is a link to a map:  http://tinyurl.com/marsdenarcheryrange

Cooking Contest At August 26 Thrown Weapons Folkmoot

Show off your cooking skills with a little warm up for this fall’s cooking championship. The theme? “On a Stick!” Are there period, plausibly period, or creative modern preparations of recipes that have been prodigiously perforated that you want to share? Now’s your chance! Toothpicks, popsicle sticks, kabobs, brochettes, spits, olive forks and pickle spears… it’s all in bounds, so long as you can safely serve it!  It doesn’t even have to be on a stick as long as it is stabby! Limited electrical plug-ins are available. Please contact our hosts about them or if you wish to bring your own grills or camp stoves. **Please keep common allergens in mind when labeling your contribution to the potluck, and bring serving tools to prevent cross-contamination. Friends don’t let friends’ food poison friends. That would be unfriendly! **

Chatelain Is Looking For A Successor

I am looking to step down as Chatelain. If anyone is interested please contact me, THL Bazyli Boleslaw z Krakowa at: 218-370-1678 or our Seneschal, Baron Thomas Bordeaux, at: 562-552-7164.  Please include what you consider to be your qualifications (mundane and SCA), and why you would like the job, or what you would hope to accomplish.

Knight’s Marshal Is Beginning the Search For A Successor

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Sir Herjolf Eilifsson. Your letter of interest is due to Herjolf and our Baron and Baroness. Please include what you consider to be your qualifications (mundane and SCA), and why you would like the job, or what you would hope to accomplish.

Rapier Captain Is Beginning the Search For A Successor

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Baron Bastien de la Mesa. Your letter of interest is due to Bastien, our Seneschal, and our Baron and Baroness by the Sept. 20 business meeting. Please include what you consider to be your qualifications (mundane and SCA), and why you would like the job, or what you would hope to accomplish.

Exchequer Seeks A Second Term

Lord Wolfstanus Lightfote is seeking a second term as Exchequer. A vote of confidence will be held at the Sept. 20 business meeting.

Demo of the SCA for Caponi Art Park, Sunday, October 1, 11 am-4 pm

Liaison with Caponi:  Maestra Giovanna di Battista da Firenze

Volunteer coordinators:  Mistress Rosanore of Redthorn and Lord Wolfstanus Lightfote

Caponi Art Park’s site for this event

Directions to the Art Park

Nordskogen’s site for volunteers for the Fair

Please come and join us in our annual recreation of a period village for the Caponi Art Park!

The Wedding Celebration Of Patrick Raines And Maria Hull

Saturday, October 14, Noon, Olivet Congregational Church, 1850 Iglehart Ave., Saint Paul, MN, 55104

I am getting married October 13th and I would like to invite all of you to a Hogwarts themed party on October 14th! Please RSVP before August 1st. For a physical Ticket to Hogwarts, ask Mark OlfsonHerjolf Eilifsson or Erin Ahlstrom. Sinisterly, Abelard (the younger) DeReynes


Heavy Weapons Practice

Heavy weapons practice occurs each Tuesday evening from 6:00–9:00 p.m. at Brackett Park, 2728 39th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN, 55406.

Boffer Practice, Every Other Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.–STARTING UP AGAIN ON SEPTEMBER 19TH

Thrown Weapons Practice, Every Sunday, 10 a.m. to Noon

The next Thrown Weapons practice will be held this Sunday from 10 am to noon in Lady Idonea le Lakere’s backyard, weather permitting. Send Lady Idonea a message at khar_ghatten@yahoo.com or message her at Kat Gavin on Facebook for address/directions.

Meetings in the Canton of Blachemere

The Canton of Blachemere (northern Twin Cities) generally meets on the first Thursday of the month for its business meeting. The starting time is 6 p.m. and the location is confirmed on Blachemere’s Facebook page but generally is Oak Roads Grill, 2351 181st Ave NW, Cedar, MN 55011, http://www.oakroadsgrille.com  Occasionally, A&S meetings occur on other Thursdays of the month and will be announced on the Blachemere Facebook page. For more information, contact the Seneschal, Baron Frederick de Fulbert, at barrows_pronto@yahoo.com or at (763) 688-0108 (no calls after 10 pm please).

Monday Night Armoring & Sewing At Duke Vlad’s and Duchess Petronella’s

Their Graces, Vlad and Petranella, are hosting armoring and sewing on Mondays starting at 6 p.m. in Roseville. Please be sure to contact them for further details and to double check the schedule. Please note that there is a large fuzzy dog in residence. Duke Vlad and Duchess Petranella can be reached at: 651-644-4685 or at: vlad.petranella@gmail.com

Blacksmithing & Woodworking on Thursdays At Master Danr’s, 7-9 p.m.–CANCELLED UNTIL SEPTEMBER

Sewing with Mistress Cassandra of the Western Green

Mistress Cassandra of the Western Green hosts weekly sewing nights on Thursday nights at her home. The gatherings begin at 7:00 p.m. and last until your hostess tells you it’s time to go home! Contact her at cassandy@usfamily.net or at 763-754-6725 for directions and to let her know that you are coming ahead of time.

Scribes’ Night–First Tuesday, September 4, 7-9 pm

Always call and confirm your attendance by 9 pm on the prior Monday. If no one calls, that particular Scribes’ Night will be cancelled.

Come create scroll blanks and learn new techniques!  The gathering will be held at THL Una Duckfoot’s home at 1023 Loeb St. in St. Paul (near the intersection of Como & Front & Dale). Please call Una at 651-262-8079 if you need directions.

Embroidery Night/Stitch and B!tch, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, Sept. 4 and 18, 5 pm–?

Embroidery Night/Stitch and  and B!tch will be held monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at HRM Aibhilin Fhionn’s (Elizabeth Thomas’s) house: 4971 207th St. N in Forest Lake. All are welcome as early as 5 p.m. Please bring a project you are working on, something you would like to start work on, or just come and hang out with us! Bring a snack or some booze to share if you like (because handwork is not complete without booze). For those with concerns over furry beasts: We have two cats (who pretty much stay upstairs) and a small dog (who is very friendly).  If you need directions, drop HRM Aibhilin a note at:  aibhilinfhionn@gmail.com

Rumplestiltskein: 2nd and 4th Sundays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 10, 2-5 pm

Rumplestiltskein is a fiber-related social gathering held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. All fiber activities are welcome, and advice is available in spinning, knitting, weaving and nålbinding.

Come enjoy coffee and good company at the Barnes & Noble Starbucks Coffee Shop at 2100 North Snelling Ave, Roseville, MN, just south of Hwy 36 in the HarMar Mall.

Dance Practice on the Third Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

Our next practice will be on Thursday, September 21, in Room 107, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We will begin learning and reviewing the dances for the masked ball at Twelfth Night.  Live music will be provided by Sander Muzikant.  We may also learn another Ravenscroft round.


Period clothing will be required for these. Please note that the Barony has period clothing and feast gear available to loan.


At Crispin and Idonea’s, 2159 Belle Ln, Mounds View, MN 55112

Garb is not required, but is encouraged.

Planned games: Hunker Hauser, a Jenga yard game set made of 2×4’s, and Toga Hönk: period Norse tug of war.

Dame Siobhan Medhbh O’Roarke is loaning her purple peril so there will be shade.  Bring your crafts!

See above for information on a cooking contest.


Saturday, Jan.13, 2018—Sunday, Jan.14, 2018, Lord of Light Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd NW, Ramsey MN 55303

Event Steward: Bazyli Boleslaw z Krakowa olaughingson22@gmail.com  (218) 370-1678

Feast Stewards: Dame Siobhan Medhbh O’Roarke, Lord Madoc ap Jones

Dance Mistress and Master:  Domina Isabella Beatrice della Rosa (Belle), THL Dafydd Arth

Registration: $20 (Includes Archery fee for Bwana on Sunday)
Registration with Member discount: $15 (Includes Archery fee for Bwana on Sunday)
Children 0-17: Free (Still will have to pay for feast if old enough to occupy a seat)
Feast Cost: $15 at gate, $13 with pre-registration. Send copy of front and back of blue card along with note who you are registering for to: Denise Bell, 3608 Morgan Ave N., Minneapolis, MN, 55412.                                                                                                  Pre-registration begins November 1st and closes December 31st.
Make checks payable to: SCA Inc. – Barony of Nordskogen

Our Baroness has requested a masquerade of the Italian style for our 12th night celebration, and we, her humble stewards, are happy to provide. Come! Join us for a joyous day of merry making and revelry. In the midst of the dark days of winter, we shall dance by fairy light.


This is the August 20, 2017 online issue of The Nib, (formerly This Week in the SCA in the Twin Cities), a publication of the Barony of Nordskogen of the Society of Creative Anachronism, Inc. This issue is available from Susan Henry, 258 Griggs St. S, Saint Paul, MN 55105 and www.nordskogen.northshield.org. It is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and does not delineate SCA, Inc. policies.

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