Winter's Gate Upcoming Meetings and Events


The following is a list of baronial events for the upcoming months. When more details are known, they will be either listed here, on the Yahoo Groups list-serve. Any questions about any upcoming events, what to expect, what to bring and any transportation issues should be directed toward the list. If you'd like to know what is going on in the rest of the Principality (the State of Alaska), please visit the Principality's Event Calendar. All are welcome at these events, and if you have questions or need clothing or other gear, please contact the Chatelaine, the Seneschal or the autocrat of the activity.
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Weekly Fighter Practices - ___[CHECK E-List/Facebook for Current INFO]___ From 1:00pm til 5pm (or later) at University Park Building (UAF) on University Avenue. Go around the back and into the Gym. Non-fighters Always Welcome, bring a snack, a project or just yourself!

In Winter, location is the University Park Building ('round back in the gym, U-Park Building, University Ave, Fairbanks). In Summer, at Growden Park on Wilbur Street. -Subject to change due to Weather and availability.

Recurring Monthly Events

Business Meetings - Last Tuesday of each month, -- See e-list for location.
. Check list-serve.


Arts and Sciences - 3rd Sunday of the month, at Fighter Practice. See A & S page for Competition information!
Note that the Yahoo E-group list will maintain current schedules if they change suddenly.

St. Boniface Meetings

Weekly Meetings at Wood Center. 3pm Fridays. (Suspended during Summers) Monitor the Winter's Gate Facebook page for announcements.

CALENDAR

THERE IS USUALLY A FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE FOR EACH EVENT.
MORE AND TIMELY INFORMATION MAY BE AVAILABLE THERE.
PLEASE CHECK THE BARONIAL FACEBOOK PAGE.

All official communications must be posted on the Yahoo E-group list.
(as an archive, and also because not everyone is on Facebook)


2019

OVERALL, BARONIAL EVENTS ARE NOW OPEN TO NEW IDEAS.
VOLUNTEER TO AUTOCRAT AND SET THEMES/FEASTS/TOURNAMENTS/ACTIVITIES
(Dates, generally cannot conflict with the 6 Kingdom Crown events or 2 Coronets)

October 8-14 Great Western War

October 26 Samhain

Walden Estates Community Center
1108 Hampstead Avenue

SITE is VERY discreetly wet
Event time is from noon to 11PM.
Gate-- Adult Event Registration: $15, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $10
Children 16 and under are free
Directions to site: Take best route to Johanssen Expressway in Fairbanks. Exit at Danby Rd. Turn right onto Bainbridge Blvd. The Community Center is at the intersection of Bainbridge and Hampstead.


Autocrat: Margery Garret (mka Michele Griffin), AKBee81@gmail.com
The wheel of the year is turning towards the harvest with longer nights and chillier days. Come join us in a celebration of warmth, friendship, and remembrance of those who have gone before. There will be all kinds of fun and frivolities, including gourd/pumpkin carving, dancing, fun games, and even an outside fire-pit to warm our hearts and hands. There are several contests: baked breads, best table settings, mulled ciders, ghost stories (held during bardic), masks, and harvest inspired clothing and/or accessories. The Arts and Sciences competition is for Memento Mori: documentation is a MUST for this competition. It needs only to be a paragraph and a brief overview, but please state where you found the inspiration for your entry. Feast will be a communal potluck so that we may all share in the bounty of the harvest. Please bring a dish, with ingredient list, that will feed at least 8. There is a small kitchen on site for warming items, as well as plug-ins for crockpots, etc. Dinner time is aimed for 6pm. There will be a fire-pit outside on the back concrete porch of the site. It will be lit after dinner (weather permitting) and be the center point for a bardic. If you do not have a copy of the Oerthan Songbook, please contact the autocrat and she can email a copy to you. For various copyright laws, it cannot be posted online, but it can be shared from person to person. Come dressed for a chilly evening so we can sing songs by the light of a fire. See you soon!

Here are some links to get your muse going for the contests:
Bread-
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pgxzwg/bake-this-samhain-bread-instead-of-eating-halloween-candy
https://www.curiouscuisiniere.com/irish-barmbrack/
https://www.thespruceeats.com/irish-halloween-food-and-recipes-434955
Cider-
https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/mulled-cider/
https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/mulled-apple-cider/
https://www.inspiredtaste.net/4936/spiced-and-spiked-cider/
Ghost Stories-
https://www.irelandbeforeyoudie.com/top-five-scary-stories-ireland/
https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/craic/scariest-monsters-demons-celtic-myth-halloween
https://www.transceltic.com/scottish/mysterious-halloween-ballantrae-scottish-ghost-story
Memento Mori-
https://dailystoic.com/history-of-memento-mori/
https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/memento-mori-or-mourning-jewelry-3995526
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/guide-memento-mori-art-historians-1076897

November 9-10 St Boniface Collegium (New Date!) Liam the Archer

November 23 Bjarnarstrondr Feast

December 28 Yule Melinda

2020

Think about hosting a traditional or new event for 2020!

January 17-19 Principality Winter Coronet

February 15 Winter Revel

February 18-24 Estrella War

March 9-16 Gulf Wars

April 25 Spring Revel

May 30 Spring Captaincy

July 1-5 West-AnTir War

July 17-19 Principality Summer Coronet

July 24 - August 9 Pennsic War

September 4-6 Harvest Revel

October 24 Samhain

December 26 Yule

See the Principality Calendar
or the West Kingdom Calendar for events in other areas.