Weekly Announcements

For The Week of October 22, 2017 (A.S. 52)

THIS-WEEK-IN-THE-SCA-IN-THE-TWIN-CITIES-10-22-17  (print version)

Archery Practice, Sunday, October 22

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 Muirenn. Loaner gear will be available and the entry fee will be covered by the Barony.  If you have any questions, please contact Lady Muirenn at: rebecca.nygren85@gmail.com

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

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

The next Thrown Weapons practice will be held this Sunday, October 22, from 10 am to noon in the backyard of Comtesse Guenievre du Dragon Vert (Green Jenny), weather permitting. Her address is: 6880 Lakeview Drive, Lino Lakes MN 55014, 612-270-0011.

Dance Practice, Now On First AND Third Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

Our next practice will be on Thursday, November 2, in Room 107, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We will continue learning and reviewing the dances for the masked ball at Twelfth Night.  We may also learn another Ravenscroft round.

Staff Being Sought for Schützenfest 2018

The event steward, Mistress Rosanore of Redthorn, is seeking the staff members for Schützenfest 2018 (first weekend in May). She has been tasked to seek them from among the ranks of those who do not shoot archery so that all of our archers can participate in the shooting.  Staff members sought include:  Webminister, Volunteer coordinator, Setup coordinator, and Clean-up coordinator.  Please contact Mistress Rosanore if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering.

Chatelain Position Is Now Vacant

THL Bazyli Boleslaw z Krakowa has stepped down as Chatelain and this position is now vacant. Anyone who is interested in this position should contact 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 Seeks A Successor

Our Knight’s Marshal, Sir Herjolf Eilifsson, will be stepping down at the end of November. Baron Refkell Melrakki Einarsson has applied for this position and a vote will be held at the November 15 business meeting.

We Have A New Rapier Captain

Baroness Kolfinna Hrafnkelsdottir has been confirmed in this position by a vote was held at the October 18 business meeting.

Exchequer Will Serve A Second Term

Lord Wolfstanus Lightfote sought a second term as Exchequer. A vote of confidence was held at the October 18 business meeting and a second term was confirmed.

Dance List for Nordskogen’s Masked Ball at Twelfth Night 2018

Set 1

Black Alman – Inns of Court

Salterello La Regina – SCA Heritage

LyBens Distonys – Gresley Manuscript

Gathering Peascods – English Country Dance (ECD)

Heralds in Love – SCA Heritage

Set 2

Madam Sosilia’s Alman – Inns of Court

Petit Vriens – 15th Century Italian

Armynn – Gresley Manuscript

Black Nag – ECD

Return of Spring – SCA Heritage

Set 3

Petit Rose – 15th Century Italian

Bransle l’Official – Arbeau

Prenes en gres de doubus – Gresley Manuscript

Sellenger’s Round – ECD

Korobushka – SCA Heritage

Set 4

Contrapasso in Due – 16th Century Italian

Rufty Tufty – ECD

Bransle Montarde – Arbeau

Maid Peeped Out of the Window – ECD

Dargason – ECD



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.

The next boffer practice for the Barony of Nordskogen will be Tuesday, Oct. 31. We will be meeting at the Barony’s Heavy Weapons practice site in South Minneapolis at Brackett Park, 2728 39th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55406. Above is a link to a map.

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. 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).

Nordleigh’s October Business Meeting

Nordleigh’s October business meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 26 at the Union 32 Craft House, 2864 Highway 55, Eagan, MN, 55121.

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.

Master Danr Ketilsmiðr and Meistari Katriona ni Chonarain invite you to weekly blacksmithing and woodworking sessions at their East Bethel home, Thursdays from 7-9 pm. Please ALWAYS remember to contact them at: 763-434-1840 to confirm that shop night is happening before you head over

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, November 7, 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 Tues., Nov. 7 and 21, 5 pm–?

Embroidery Night/Stitch and  and B!tch will be held monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at Countess 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 Countess Aibhilin a note at:  aibhilinfhionn@gmail.com

Rumplestiltskein: 2nd and 4th Sundays, Oct. 22 and Nov. 12, 11 am-2 pm (NEW TIME)

Rumplestiltskein is a fiber-related social gathering held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 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.

Bardic Get-Togethers On First Mondays

Our Baronial Bardic Champion, ban Ollamh Orlaith Ballach Inghean Fhlain, will begin hosting monthly bardic get-togethers at her house in Saint Paul on the first Monday of the month. The next gathering will be on Monday, November 6. Starting time will be 7 p.m. and the evening will end at 9:30-ish p.m. The topic challenge will be:  harvest and the song challenge will be: bring lyrics to a song that isn’t sung enough (yours or someone else’s). Come and relax with good songs and good friends! If you need directions/her address, please contact her at:  orlaithballach@gmail.com or message Rita Nauman on Facebook.



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


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 Nov. 1st and closes Dec. 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 October 22, 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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