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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Recurring Monthly Events

Business Meetings - Last Sunday of each month, at Fighter Practice
. Check list-serve.
Arts and Sciences - 3rd Sunday of the month, at Fighter Practice.
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.

Fighter Practices - 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!



May 27-28-29 Memorial Day Weekend - Wolf War & Spring Captaincy (Captain) (Principality Hosted Event by Bid) Chena Lakes

Whims!! *Prince and Princess's Whim: Period Bread (documentation please) *Eskalya's Whim: Projects in Process. Show what inspires you! Exhibit your project in it's phases and your methodology. Projects need not be complete. Documentation only if applicable.
*Winter's Gate: Fur in Garb. Do you love fur? Show off your furred garb (faux-fur is perfectly acceptable), gloves, hats, garb,etc...Documentation preferred when applicable.
*Autocrat’s Whim: Monty Python’s “Holy Grail” in any form (Bardic entries will be performed during Bardic slots or calls for random Bardic moments.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

Friday May 26th:
Site opens at 3:00 pm.

Saturday May 27th:
10:00 am Opening Court. Blue and White Armies Presentation
11:00 am: War Begins! 3 Battle Scenarios will alternate between Heavy and Rapier.
11:00 am: Youth Activities begin
1:00 pm. Needlework Solar Tea
3:00 pm. Marshmellow Massacre of the Peeps. Table Top Seige Engine Competition
6:00 pm. Fundraiser Dinner Hosted by Lady Talorc
Bardic afterwards

Sunday May 28th:
9:00 am: Fundraiser Breakfast Hosted by Lady Ciara
9:30-10:00 am List for Winter's Gate Captaincy opens and closes
10:30 am. Court. Introduction to Winter's Gate Captaincy Consorts begin
11:30 am. Winter's Gate Captaincy Tournament
1:00 pm. A & S Competitions open for Adult and Youth Divisions
Divisions will be forthcoming
1:30 pm. Classes begin (Times and classes will be announced)
3:00 pm. Falconry Class (Tentative)
5:00 pm. A & S Division Entries Closes
6:30 pm. Dinner (Pot-luck)

Monday May 29th: 9:00 (Tentative: Circlet Court Breakfast)
11:00 Final Court: Winners of White and Blue Army's War, Announced
A & S Winners Announced
Autocrat’s Whim
Winners of Wolf Wars will be awarded
Captain of the Guard of Winter’s Gate
2:00 pm. Site Closes. Campers still present after 2:00 pm will be presumed to be volunteers for site clean-up.

Feast info:
Talorc fundraiser feast Saturday.
Ciara - Breakfast Sunday- (Scotch eggs, oatmeal, fruit of some sort)

One fundraiser breakfast spot still available (Saturday morning)!
If anyone has any food allergies, please direct them to the Hosts of the Fundraiser Breakfasts. Menu's will be forthcoming. Class times for classes are still available!

Principality A&S Championships: Spring Captaincy/Wolf Wars – WG – Bone, Antler, or Wooden Combs (Technological)

Baronial Wolf Wars' A & S Competitions
List of the A&S competitions. Please include documentation for all period A & S competitions ;)
1. From/ or for a brewer: Aside from the brew itself think of seals, serving, ingredients, measures, labels, containers, stoppers, etc.
2. Period children's toys: For example: dolls, games, hoops, etc.
3. Period archery equipment: quivers, bracers, arrows etc.
4. Brewing: Quick meads. There are plenty of recipes that only sit for a moth or less. Does not have to be a period recipe.
5. Cooking: Period cookies. Shortbread, gingerbread, etc. Get creative :)
6. Wolves in any mode. This is Wolf Wars after all and we would not be complete without a wolf pack.
7. Headwear thru the SCA time period. For example: hats, wraps, scarves and other decorative or functional pieces.
8. Performing Arts: Beast wolf story or song to be performed. Location and time to Be announced. Can be your own creation or a traditional tail.
9, Jewelry: Use your imagination or be inspired from a period source. The only requirement is that pearls need to be incorporated into your piece. Pearls may be real or synthetic.
For each category there will be a special token specific to the A&S that is entered. So if an individual enters 3 categories, he or she will have 3 unique tokens.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Ceara and Celestria, Co-autocrating with the A&S

Spring Captaincy (Heavy) Tournament.

Site is Discretely Wet.
Please note that this is a camping event. Dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed and under the direct control of their owners and picked up after.
Please be Bear Aware of your food and your refuse!
Those with RV’s will have to pay additionally for a camp-site. Camp-sites are first come first serve at Chena Lakes and we cannot guarantee a location.

Registration Fee: $25.00
Member Registration Discount: $20.00
Youth 6-17: $10.00
Family Cap: 2 adults and any minor children in your household, $50.00
Children 5 and under are free

Site info: Chena Lakes Recreational Area - North Pole, AK

Directions: Make your best way to North Pole, AK.
From the Parks Hwy (AK 3 north) and Fairbanks continue onto the Mitchell Hwy to the Richardson Hwy, AK 2 east towards North Pole/Eielson AFB. Take the Dawson Rd/Buzby Rd exit from AK-2 E. At the end of the exit, turn left and go under the overpass. Turn right at the first right onto Mistletoe Drive. Mistletoe Drive becomes Laurence. Follow Laurence around to Chena Lakes Recreation Area. Follow the SCA signs to the site at/near the Chena Lakes Green.

Please address questions to the autocrat:
Baroness Cemper of Winter’s Gate

July 14-16- Summer Coronet [AND Baronial Investiture] - Elena (and team) Hosted by Winter's Gate

Anderson Campground. Anderson, Alaska.
Mile 288 Parks Hwy.
(Facebook page: (Oertha Summer Coronet Tourney) Site will open Friday afternoon and close Sunday evening.
Activities: We will be having the Coronet Tourney, Roses Tourney, Rapier Tourney,
A princess' tea as well as possibly an archery prize tourney and other activities/classes (TBA).

Site is a campground, and is a hour drive from Fairbanks, or 4-6 hours from Anchorage, AK.
Site has potable water, Hard toilets and Token Operated Showers. Tokens will be available to purchase at gate.
Closest grocery stores are in Fairbanks, with a Quick-Mart available 15 miles away in Nenana.

Site fee will be $15 for members and $10 for kids. Fundraiser meals may be available.

Oerthan Summer Coronet Tourney Info:
Investiture to be at Purgatorio Coronation event in August.
(Be sure, if you intend to enter the tournament, that you can attend both Purgatorio and Winter Coronet!)
Tourney style details TBA

Winter's Gate Baronial Changeover will be Saturday!

Hans and Elena will be invested as Baron and Baroness of Winter's Gate
by Their Highnesses Soren and Alienor.

The River is a 5 minute walk.

August 25-27 - Purgatorio Coronation/Oertha Investiture (Hosted by Oertha) - Camp Gorsuch in the Birchwood Area - Cynehild
Investiture of the Prince and Princess (Chosen by Right of Arms at Coronet in July), and Coronation of our King and Queen (Chosen by Right of Arms at June Crown Tourney).

September 2-4 - Harvest Captaincy (Commander) Labor Day
Captaincy (Light/Fencing) tournament for Commander and Light of Winter's Gate!

October 14 - Michaelmas

November 11, (or 18) Collegium

December 16 Yule See the Principality Calendar
or the West Kingdom Calendar for events in other areas.