Weekly Announcements

For The Week of February 25, 2018 (A.S. 52)

THIS-WEEK-IN-THE-SCA-IN-THE-TWIN-CITIES-2-25-18  (print version)


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



Camp Singing Hills, 49496 193rd Ave, Waterville, MN 56096

Event Steward: Mistress Rosanore of Redthorn

Hosted by the Barony of Nordskogen in the lands of Rivenwood Tower

Join us for a weekend packed with archery, thrown weapons, food, campfires, Bard of Nordskogen competition, and the competition for the title of Schützenkönig, king of marksmen!



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

Event Stewards: Baroness Coquette du Lyons and THL Matthias of Rolling Oaks


Hosted by the Baronies of Nordskogen and Jararvellir


Archery Practice, Sunday, February 25

There will be archery practice this Sunday from 1-3 pm at the Bwana Archery Range in Little Canada. Loaner gear will be available. Our hostess will be Lady Cyneburg.  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

Directions to Bwana Archery, 3015 Country Drive, Little Canada, MN, 55117, 651-482-9866, intersection of 35E and 694:

Here’s a link to a map: http://www.bwanaarchery.com

*Take your best route to 35E and Little Canada Road.
*From 35E Northbound, turn left at the top of the exit ramp, then turn right on the frontage road on the west side  of 35E.
*From 35E Southbound, make a U-turn to the right to get from the exit ramp to the frontage road. The range is  about 1 mile up the   frontage road.  Look for the large yellow archery sign on your left.

Fee:  The range fee is $7.00 plus tax per shooter and will be covered by the Barony. Observers are free of charge.

Rumplestiltskein: 2nd and 4th Sundays, Feb. 25 & Mar. 11, 11 am-2 pm

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, is hosting monthly bardic get-togethers at her house in Saint Paul on the first Monday of the month through April of 2018. The next gathering will be Monday, March 5. Starting time will be 7 p.m. and the evening will end at 9:30 p.m. 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.

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

Scribes’ Night–First Tuesday, March 6, 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.

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, March 6. 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.

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

Our next practice will be on Thursday, March 1, in Room 107, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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.

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).



We Have a New Chatelaine!

Lady Lewke verch Gwilim, called Lucky, was confirmed by a unanimous vote at our business meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21. She asks for all of us to support her in her new role as new person welcomer!

And a New Armored Martial Arts Champion!

Be it known to all good gentles of the Barony that Baron Geoffrey and Baroness Samia, charged with the task of finding a suitable replacement for our retiring Champion, Lord Helmut Strauss, faced a formidable cadre of combatants. From among challengers whose courage and generosity rival the greatest combatants in the Knowne World, we have selected the Honorable Lord Skio as our Armored Martial Arts Champion. Our delight in watching the field of Zhu-Jun, Lord Dane, Lord Lachlan del Glen, the Honorable Lord Cehero Oakensword, and Lord Levi was supported by a number of honorable combatants from the Barony in a hold-the-field tournament. With consultation from Lord Helmut, Lord Skio was selected based on a number of factors.


We thank Lord Helmut, Sir Melrakki, and Baroness Jehanette for organizing the tournament, with the goal of showcasing the candidates for championship, while keeping the fighting moving for folks who wished to not be considered at this time and recognizing our tight time-frame. Excellent job, folks.


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:  Royalty Liaison, Webminister, Volunteer coordinator, Setup coordinator, and Clean-up coordinator.  Please contact Mistress Rosanore if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering.

Newcomers’ Classes:

The handouts for these can be found at: http://www.nordskogen.org/newcomers/


This is the February 25, 2018 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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