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 Tuesday of each month, -- At the Blue Room - Alaskaland/Pioneer Park Centennial Hall Third Floor.
. 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.

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!




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

December 16 Yule Traditions of the Western Baltic Cemper

Come join us for a Winter's Gate Yule on Saturday Dec 16th 2017 @ Walden Estates Community Center, 1408 Hampstead Ave., Fairbanks, AK. Site is very discretely wet.

Our Yule feast celebrates the medieval flavors of Baltic cultures. Menu is forthcoming. Please e-mail or PM any allergies by Nov. 15th.

Tentative Schedule:
1:00 pm: Site opens
3:00 pm: A&S Holiday Treats Submissions Open (Winner receives Medieval Cooking Themed Prize)
3:30 pm-Ornament Making Class for Youth
A&S Youth Division of Ornaments opens after the class
4:00 pm-Fantastic Four Largess Derby Opens
4:15 pm-Baronial Bardic-Everyone is welcome to join in! Lyrics will be provided.
5:45 pm-Hors D’oeuvres Served
6:30 pm- Feast is Served!
Court Follows Feast
8:30 pm- Viking Santa Gift Exchange theme: SCA related items

Feast Menu:

Before Feast
Nisu-Bread with Cardamon (Gluten-free options provided)
Butter Braided Breads
Mulled Wine and Spiced Cider

First Course:
Kugelis-Turnip Pudding (gluten-free option provided)
Shchi-Cariadoc’ Sour Cabbage Soup
Karjalan Paish-Lamb “Hot Pot” with Kasha

Second Course:
Braised Vegetables-Carrots, onions and turnips braised with herbs and honey
Mulgipuder with Linguee-Grouts with mushrooms (gluten-free option provided)
Ges Nadzinama-Goose with stuffing (gluten-free option provided)

Bliney-Solstice Crepes with Filling
Honey Spice Cakes (gluten-free option provided)
Ouna-ja Nakilevad mandlipine-Apple Crisp with Almond Milk (gluten-free option provided)

There will be Special Gifts from the Baron and Baroness to the Treasures of Winter’s Gate. Please provide the age and number of Treasures attending:

Directions: Make your best way to the Johannsen Parkway and turn onto Danby towards the Toyota dealer. Turn Right onto Bainbridge. Walden Estates Community Center is at the intersection of Hampstead and Bainbridge.

Site opens at 1pm and festivities will wrap up around 10 pm.
Event fees: Adult non-member: $15 (member discount $10)
Youth (6 -17) $5.00
Children under 5: Free
Family Cap: 2 adults and dependent children: $25.00

Contact information: Baroness Cemper or Jenny Teats-White


January 19-21 Winter Coronet (Willow Community Center) - Cynehild Cynesigesdohtor
Lodging - Sheep Creek Lodge & Cabins - contact Elisheva

February 17 Feast of Bacchus - Roman/Mediterranean! - Elisheva

Dionysus, also called Bacchus, in Greco-Roman religion was a nature god of fruitfulness and vegetation, especially known as a god of wine and revelry. A “bacchanalian” party or feast is marked by unrestrained revelry. The name recalls a Roman festival called Bacchanalia. As such, behold!! The Feast of Bacchus!! Please note that, as the description suggests, this will be a very adult themed event. It is trusted that parents will know what is appropriate for their children to witness.

Contests: The Feast will have whims revolving around a select few of the rites celebrated during Bacchanalia!
Baron's Whim: His Excellency would like to see those musical folks playing a flute, a lute, or a lyre! Bring forth your musical prowess and let it be heard!
Baroness' Whim: The rite of Anthesteria, essentially a drinking feast. Bring out your best wines and let Her Excellency be the judge!
Bacchanalia Whim (to be judged by Her Excellency and the autocrat): The rite of the Oschophoria (“Carrying of the Grape Clusters”). Who can His Excellency make blush the most while feeding them a grape?
A&S Contest: The rite of Lenaea, which included a festal procession and dramatic performances. Bring out your best acting skills!
Autocrat’s Whim: In paintings and carvings, Bacchus is often depicted eating a bunch of grapes and surrounded by satyrs. Recreate this in physical form!!

Dinner is a partial feast. A Meat dish and a dessert will be provided by the Barony. Please help to supplement this by bringing a dish that serves 6-8 to share (along with an ingredient list please).

When: February 17, 2018
Time: 10 am - 10 pm
Site Fee: $10 for adults (+ $5 for adult non-members), $5 for ages 6- 17, and 5 and under are free; $30 family cap. Please make checks out to "SCA, Inc. -Barony of Winters Gate."
Site: Alaska Land (Pioneer Park) Exhibit Hall

Autocrat: Elisheva bint Sitt al-Sirr (Sheva)

February 20-16 Estrella War XXXIV

March 11-18 Gulf Wars XXVII (and Spring Break)

March 24 (need permission to be against March Crown 3/24) St Boniface Championship/TBA

April 28 Fool's Revel (Grete - Disney-Con Theme)

June 16 Spring Captaincy / Winter's Gate 40 Year

July 4-8 An-Tir - West War XXXIII

July 20-22 Summer Coronet

September 1-3 Harvest Commandercy

October 3-8 Great Western War XXI

October 13 Michaelmas Feast

November Collegium 10-11 (to confirm) (UAF schedule)

December 29 Yule/New Years

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