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)


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 20-26 Estrella War XXXIV

March 9-11 Known World Arts & Sciences Symposium (East Kingdom)

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

March 24 & 25 St Boniface OLIO

As we start toward warmer days, the time is coming once again for OLIO. Join us as The College of St. Boniface hosts a day of Arts, Sciences, Projects, and Service. More details will be posted as they become available.

There will be workspace and electric outlets available as we labor, and learn in the Old Upark Building, as well as classroom space for those wishing to teach. Please bring your own extension cords.
Anyone interested in teaching a class is encouraged to contact the autocrat.

Event Steward: Liam The Archer e-mail:

Site Information: Old Upark Building (1000 University Ave. Fairbanks, AK) (Fighter Practice site)

Directions: From Airport Way turn north onto University Ave. Site will be on your left. If you cross the railroad tracks you've gone too far. Parking is available at the rear of the building, and signs to classrooms will be posted.

Start Time: Site Opens at 10:00am Saturday & Sunday (site closes at 5 pm Saturday & Sunday) Site Fee: There will be no site fee as the event will take place on the UAF campus, courtesy of the College of St. Boniface

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

June 8-10 Known World Heralds and Scribal Symposium (Kingdom of Æthelmearc)

June 16 Spring Captaincy / Winter's Gate 40 Year

July 4-8 An-Tir - West War XXXIII

July 20-22 Summer Coronet Hrafnafjordr/Funny River Community Center Soldotna, AK (Facebook Event page)- Silvia of Thrace

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


January 18-20 Winter Coronet

June ___ West Kingdom June Crown Tournament - Oertha! Palmer State Fairgrounds - Caitriona & Clair-Elena

July 19-21 Summer Coronet

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