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.

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