Weekly Announcements

For The Week of June 25, 2017 (A.S. 52)

THIS-WEEK-IN-THE-SCA-IN-THE-TWIN-CITIES-6-25-17  (print version)

Archery Practice, Sunday, June 25

There will be archery practice this Sunday from 1-3 pm, at the Marsh Lake Archery Range in Bloomington, weather permitting.  Our hostess will be Meistari Sefa Farmansdottir. Loaner gear will be available. Please be sure to bring water and sunscreen and bug spray, too. If we need to move to Bwana due to weather, a note will be posted to the Nordskogen online email group by 11 am on Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Meistari Sefa at: tekaylin@gmail.com or at: (952) 381-2740 (no calls before 8 am or after 9 pm, please).

Directions to the Marsh Lake Archery Range:

* Take your best route to 494 and France in Bloomington.
* Head south on France Ave for about 1.25 miles.
* The range will be on your left at about 94th Street.

Link to a map:  http://g.co/maps/f7b8g

Chatelain Is Looking For A Successor

I am looking to step down as Chatelain. If anyone is interested please contact me, Lord Bazyli Boleslaw z Krakowa at: 218-370-1678 or our Seneschal, Lady Niamh ingen Dhomnail, at: 651-776-5569. FYI: this is an easy office and a great introductory baronial officer position. 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.

New Webminister Is Chosen!

Lady Cecily of York was confirmed as our new Webminister at our June 21 business meeting.

Seneschal Is Looking For A Successor

Baron Thomas Bordeaux’s application has been accepted and a vote will be held at our next business meeting on July 19.

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.

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



If you want to come early on Wednesday, you must volunteer officially on the WW website AND notify the autocrat.  Each individual in your group must volunteer on their own.


Work weekends start on May 13th and will go on right up until WW work week. Useful items to bring with you include work gloves, shovels, axes, chainsaws, rakes, post-diggers, etc. Don’t forget sunscreen, water, and bug repellent, too! Thanks to THL Matthias, we have a covered base camp set up in Strawboss complete with a fire pit, coffee pot, small refrigerator, etc. Please remember that you need to camp in the Strawboss area. There are two carports already up!

Work weekend #7—June 24 and 25—will be hosted by THL Matthias of Rolling Oaks and Baroness Coquette du Lyons.  If you need to contact them, THL Matthias can be messaged here or called at: 608-797-5466 and Baroness Coquette can be called at: 612-834-7220. THL Matthias will be on site by 7pm on Friday.  Can’t do heavy labor? Come join us for sign painting this weekend!


This work weekend, Their Excellencies Nordskogen would particularly like to invite Nordskogeners to come out and work on the Baronial campground. We have a temporary site for this year so that we have grass. We need to think ahead for our guests and for next year. The goal is to make it easier for our friends to join us without worrying that they won’t get a good space. Will you join Baron Geoffrey and Sitt al-Thullaja, please?


Baron Geoffrey and Sitt al-Thullaja could use a land coordinator for Warriors and Warlords in July. This person would keep track of who is camping with them and have an idea how the camp is laid out so that everyone will all fit in and everyone is included who wants to be. Please ask questions or volunteer in the Baronial Facebook page or in email sent to the Baron and the Baroness. A job description for this position can be found in the June Crystal Quill.


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.–CANCELLED UNTIL FALL


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

The next Thrown Weapons practice will be held Sunday, June 25, 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) 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, July 3, 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, July 3 and July 17, 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, June 25 and July 9, 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, July 20, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

Our next practice will be on Thursday, July 20, in Room 107, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Our theme is “War and Peace”. The dances taught will be:  Bransle de la Guerre (War Bransle), Contrapasso in Due, The Glory of the West, and Madame Sosilia’s Alman.  Live music will be provided by Sander Muzikant.  We will 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.


Hosted by the Baronies of Nordskogen & Jararvellir

Whispering Pines Campground, 12780 S. Prairie Rd., Osseo, WI, 54758

Event Stewards: Baroness Coquette du Lyons and THL Meadhbh inghean Uí Néill

Adult Weekend Registration (18+) $40; Adult Member Weekend Registration (18+) $35;

Minor Weekend Registration $15

Family Registration: Families pay for two adult registrations and for the first youth.  All other children are free.

Adult Day Registration (18+) $20; Adult Member Day Registration (18+) $15; Minor Day Registration $10

Make checks out to:  SCA Inc.–Warriors and Warlords.

Gate times: Thurs., July 13th and Fri., July 14th:  9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Sat., July 15th:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

PAS DE ARMS VI, FRIDAY, 9/22/17, 4 P.M.—SUNDAY, 9/24/17, NOON

Hosted by the Canton of Nordleigh and the Canton of Blachemere

At: Claudine de la Tour’s Home (Mason Poussard), 10922 E 270th St., Elko MN 55020

Event Steward: Master Frederick de Fulbert

A Competition and Tournament in the style of King Rene of Anjou

Site is wet. Potable water and porta potties provided. Camping is available and covered by the site fee.

Site is outdoors on uneven ground, so plan for whatever you will need to be comfortable, based on the weather.

The format for this Pas de Armes is very fluid.

Please pay heed to the Heralds as they will announce all changes and times.

Adult Registration $20 (18 & above); Adult Member Registration $15;

Students w/ ID $7; Minor (5-17) $5; Kids under 5 free

Family Cap $45; Family Cap $35 w/two adult Membership Discounts; Family Cap is 2 Adults & 2 Minors+

Make checks out to: SCA Inc.–The Canton of Nordleigh.


This is the June 25, 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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