CANCELLED EVENTS

Midlands Summer School 2020 and Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense 2020 have been cancelled for the summer of 2020. We made these decisions with heavy hearts and all due consideration to the current circumstances. Due to COVID-19, we are taking every precaution to protect our friends and family in the SCA, and to practice proper social distancing. We look forward to hosting events again once the Midlands are open again and it is safe to do so.

Happenings in our Hamlet, Feb – Mar 2020

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Archery Practices. Sundays; March 1 – Caer Gwyn’s annual Novice Tourney and Shire championship!! 3-5pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (For additional dates, see our Facebook page. )

Rapier Practices. Weekly on Sundays, 3-5 pm, U of I Stock Pavilion (no practices during UofI holiday breaks)

Sewing nights. March 12, 26. llini Union Rm 403. Bring whatever garb you are currently working on!

Arts and Sciences nights. March 3 (calligraphy), March 31 (English Country dance). Participate in planned activities, or bring your own project to work on and share inspiration with others.

Shire Quarterly Moot. Sunday March 1, U of I Stock Pavilion. Business meeting at 2pm; activities from 3 -5 pm include Rapier practice, Archery competitions, shire Arts Championship (set up at 1:30). Pot-luck dinner and social at 5:30.

Better Wars Thru Archery: Annual regional event in Danville, Indiana, at Hendricks County Fairgrounds, focuses on competitions, novelty shoots, and improving your own archery prowess. Saturday, March 28. Website: http://sternfeld.midrealm.org/bwta/

This is just a small sample of the great things coming up in the near future. For more dates, be sure to see the Caer Gwyn Google calendar (tab above), check out our local event pages (tabs above) or visit the Midrealm calendar for events around the kingdom: www.midrealm.org/calendar.

Happenings in Our Hamlet, Jan-Feb 2020

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Monthly Business meeting: Sunday February 2; 5-6pm, Stock Pavilion

Archery Practices. Sundays; March 1 – Caer Gwyn’s annual Novice Tourney and Shire championship!! 3-5pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (For additional dates, see our Facebook page. )

Rapier Practices. Weekly on Sundays, 3-5 pm, U of I Stock Pavilion (no practices during UofI holiday breaks)

Sewing nights. March 12, 26. llini Union Rm 403. Bring whatever garb you are currently working on!

Sewing Nights. Tuesdays, Jan 30; Feb 13. 7-9pm, Illini Union Rm 403.

Festival of Maidens 47, Saturday, January 25 (Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL) . Caer Gwyn’s annual combat and arts event. See the drop down menu above for more info.

Happenings in Our Hamlet, Nov, Dec 2019, Jan 2020

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Yule Moot: Sunday December 8, 1:30 – 7:00 at Maeve’s (2715 Western Ave, Mattoon, IL). Business meeting at 1:30, Activities from 3-5pm; pot luck feast 5:30pm. White elephant gift exchange. Rides from C-U available.

Monthly Business meeting: Sunday February 2; 5-6pm, Stock Pavilion

Sewing Nights. Tuesdays, Jan 30; Feb 13. 7-9pm, Illini Union Rm 403.

Sewing nights. March 12, 26. llini Union Rm 403. Bring whatever garb you are currently working on!

Archery Practices. Sundays; March 1 – Caer Gwyn’s annual Novice Tourney and Shire championship!! 3-5pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (For additional dates, see our Facebook page. )

Rapier Practices. Weekly on Sundays, 3-5 pm, U of I Stock Pavilion (no practices during UofI holiday breaks)

Festival of Maidens. Saturday, January 25 8am-11pm. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield. Click on links & dropdown menu above for more details.

Middle Kingdom 12th Night and Tournament of Arts. Saturday, January 11, 9am-10pm, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Schaumberg IL. Sponsored by the Barony of Ayerton. Click here for more details.

This is just a small sample of the great things coming up in the near future. For more dates, be sure to see the Caer Gwyn Google calendar (tab above), check out our local event pages (tabs above) or visit the Midrealm calendar for events around the kingdom: www.midrealm.org/calendar.

Happenings in Our Hamlet, October – November 2019

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Royal University of the Midrealm. Classes on a wide assortment of subjects of interest to Middle Ages and Renaissance reenactors and enthusiasts. Saturday, October 26. For more info, click the “RUM 2019” tab above. Or see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1106332796233095/

Crystal Ball. Saturday, November 9. All day event revolving about the subject of courtly dance. Classes during the morning and afternoon, and elegant Ball that lasts into the wee hours after a sumptuous feast. Sponsored by the Barony of Shattered Crystal. See: http://www.shatteredcrystal.org/cb2019

Sewing Nights. Tuesdays, October 29, Nov 12, 26, Dec 10; 7-9pm, Illini Union Rm 405.

Arts and Sciences nights. Fridays, Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec 6; 7-9 pm, Illini Union Rm 210.

Monthly Business meeting: Sunday, November 3; 5-6pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (frequently followed by dinner at a local restaurant afterwards)

Archery Practices. Sundays, Oct 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 1; 3-5pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (For additional dates, see our Facebook group. )

Rapier Practices. Weekly on Sundays, 3-5 pm, U of I Stock Pavilion (no practices during UofI holiday breaks)

This is just a small sample of the great things coming up in the near future. For more dates, be sure to see the Caer Gwyn Google calendar (tab above), check out our local event pages (tabs above) or visit the Midrealm calendar for events around the kingdom: www.midrealm.org/calendar.

Happenings in our Hamlet, September-October 2019

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Sewing Nights. Tuesdays, September 17, October 1, 15, 29, 7-9pm, Illini Union Rm 405.

Coronation of Seto and Ynes. Saturday, September 28. Every 6 months a new King and Queen step up to the thrones of the SCA’s Middle Kingdom, with much pagentry, panoply, and pompousness. Let us welcome our new monarchs! Sponsored by the Barony of Illiton. Pekin, Illinois. More info.

Archery Practices. Sundays, Sept 22, Oct 6 & 20, 3-5pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (For additional dates, see our Facebook group. )

Rapier Practices. Weekly on Sundays, 3-5 pm, U of I Stock Pavilion (no practices during UofI holiday breaks)

Arts and Sciences nights. Fridays, Sept 20, Oct 4, 18, 25, 7-9 pm, Illini Union Rm 210.

Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense: Classes on all aspects of rapier combat. Saturday, October 5. For more details, click the “MKAoD” tab above.

Monthly Business meeting: Sunday, October 6, 5-6pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (frequently followed by dinner at a local restaurant afterwards)

Royal University of the Midrealm. Classes on a wide assortment of subjects of interest to Middle Ages and Renaissance reenactors and enthusiasts. Saturday, October 26. For more info, click the “RUM 2019” tab above. Or see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1106332796233095/

This is just a small sample of the great things coming up in the near future. For more dates, be sure to see the Caer Gwyn Google calendar (tab above), check out our local event pages (tabs above) or visit the Midrealm calendar for events around the kingdom: www.midrealm.org/calendar.

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Happenings in our Hamlet, August- September

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Tuesday, August 19: Sewing night at the Makerspace, 6pm, Independent Media Center, Urbana, Illinois.

Saturday, August 24: Baroness Duchess Wars, Annual camping event with all the trimmings – combat, rapier, archery, merchants, royal court, classes, arts competitions. Christian County Fairgrounds, Taylorville, Illinois. Sponsored by the Shire of Swordcliff.

Sunday, August 25: Caer Gwyn demo and info table at University of Illinois “Quad Day”. Noon-4pm, U of I Main Quad.

Wednesday, August 28: Newcomer’s Information Night. A chance to come and find out what the SCA is all about. Meet with members, see more samples of the things we do, ask all the questions you want, or just “geek out” with like-minded folk. Our historical re-enactment has many facets, so if you have an interest in the culture of the middle-ages and renaissance, we probably have something you’ll enjoy! Illini Union, Rm 406, 7-9:00 pm.

Sunday, September 8: Michaelmas Moot. Quarterly gathering of the shire to enjoy a variety of shared activities. Bring a project you are working on, come to practice pursuits martial, or just chat and pass the time. There will be an official rapier practice, plus our annual Shire Archery Championship. Additional planned activities will be discussed on our group Facebook page, (facebook.com/groups/235847550436432) including the pot-luck supper and monthly meeting. Garb suggested. Starts at Noon! University of Illinois Stock Pavilion.

Sunday, September 8: Monthly Business Meeting, 5pm, University of Illinois Stock Pavillion, Urbana, Illinois

Tuesday, September 16: Sewing night at the Makerspace, 6pm, Independent Media Center, Urbana, Illinois.

Saturday, September 28: Coronation of Seto and Ynes. Every 6 months a new King and Queen step up to the thrones of the SCA’s Middle Kingdom, with much pagentry, panoply, and pompousness. Let us welcome our new monarchs! Sponsored by the Barony of Illiton. Pekin, Illinois. More info.

This is just a small sample of the great things coming up in the near future. For more dates, be sure to see the Caer Gwyn Google calendar (tab above), check out our local event pages (tabs above) or visit the Midrealm calendar for events around the kingdom: www.midrealm.org/calendar.

Happenings in Our Hamlet, July-August 2019

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Tuesday July 30: Monthly Arts and Sciences meeting, 7pm , Illini Union, Urbana, Illinois

Sunday, August 4: Monthly Business Meeting, 5pm, Illini Union, Urbana, Illinois

Tuesday August 19: Sewing night at the Makerspace, 6pm, Independent Media Center, Urbana, Illinois.

Saturday, August 24: Baroness Duchess Wars, Annual camping event with all the trimmings – combat, rapier, archery, merchants, royal court, classes, arts competitions. Christian County Fairgrounds, Taylorville, Illinois. Sponsored by the Shire of Swordcliff.

This is just a small sample of the great things coming up in the near future. For more dates, be sure to see the Caer Gwyn Google calendar (tab above), check out our local event pages (tabs above) or visit the Midrealm calendar for events around the kingdom: www.midrealm.org/calendar.