Due to the Corona virus recommendations, in person A&S nights are canceled until further notice. Instead, we will be doing online classes at the same day and time using the Baronial Discord channel.If you are scheduled to teach, can you please contact Kaleeb and let her know if you are willing and able to teach online or if your class needs to be postponed until it can be done in person. She will adjust the schedule so that we have as full a slate as possible of discord classes until we can resume in person. An updated class schedule will be posted when available.
For now, please see the Discord channel discussion topic on our Facebook page and try to set up your account and join the Baronial channel. We will also be using that channel for the Baronial business meeting. One of the topics at the meeting will be making the determination on canceling our April 18 event.
Our next event is April 18, more than a month from the date of this posting, and things are changing hourly. For the moment, we’re still planning on holding the event as scheduled but will make a final determination around April 1 based on the situation at that point. We are carefully watching the Covid-19 news and guidance from the government and our SCA higher-ups. If you would like a refund please contact our reservationist listed on the event page.
Other Baronial activities – practices and A&S nights – will probably follow the lead of our local school systems. We’re working on setting up a Discord channel for possible virtual meetings and classes if we need to use it. Please join the Campfire discussion group on Facebook for the latest news on the activities front.
Welcome to the new year!
We just had a great dance focused demo at the Tabb Library today. We had about 40 people attend, with about half being current SCA members and about half being visitors. Thanks to everyone who came out to have fun!
We have Tir-y-Don’s Baronial Birthday event coming up on April 18. See the link on the right sidebar for more information.
Our spring A&S schedule is just bursting with great classes and topics. Take a look and please come participate!
Some upcoming activities in and around Tir-y-Don for the next month. Hope you can join us at some of them and have a joyous season:
- December 15: Caer Mear Yule, Richmond, VA
- December 19: A&S meeting: Sweets Night & German Trip Travel Log II
- December 21: Tir-y-Don Christmas Party at Llwyd and Kaleeb’s house. Starts at 6pm. Please bring a dessert, snack, or beverage to share. There will be an optional gift exchange game. Bring a wrapped $20 or less gift if you want to play. If needed, we will have a very short business meeting.
- December 26: No A&S meeting!
- January 2: A&S Unfinished Object Night
- January 9: A&S Raised Embroidery
- January 18: Kingdom 12th Night, Roanoke, VA
We will be participating in the Newport News Fall Festival on October 5 and 6. Current members can coordinate their participation on our Facebook page.
If you met us there and have come here to learn more about us, welcome! You can see a list of our activities and our Arts & Sciences schedule in the menu above. If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the officers listed. Our “Chatelaine” office is focused on recruiting and supporting new members.
In other news, we have written and published an inclusivity statement for our Barony. It is linked in the menu above, but we’ll save you a click:
As a Barony, we strive to recreate history to the best of our abilities. We choose to recreate a better past than actually existed. To that end, we welcome all people, regardless of their age, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. We will not, however, tolerate those who discriminate against others as per The SCA Harassment and Bullying Policy available at http://socsen.sca.org/the-sca-harrassment-and-bullying-policy/
Welcome back from Summer Break! Now that it is September, we’re back up and running with practices resuming on Sept 1, our first A&S meeting on Sept 5 (watch Facebook for possible cancellation because of effects of Dorian) , and Rip Rap War on Sept 13-15. Hope to see you soon!
With Pennsic starting next week, we’re taking a break from all local activities for the rest of July and most of August. Please check back to see when practices and A&S resume toward the end of August/start of September. Do feel free to contact us with questions in the meantime.
We’re looking forward to an exciting summer this year. It all kicks off with Ruby Joust this weekend (May 24-27) in Courtland, VA. Another nearby event is Old School War Practice (June 21-23) in Clarkesville, VA. Then we’re off to Pennsic July 26 – Aug 11. Finally, Rip Rap War III will be September 13-15 in Courtland, VA.
We’ll continue to have our normal activities for much of that time. Fighter practices will continue on Sundays, weather permitting. Please follow us on Facebook for last minute calls on weather. We will NOT practice on May 26th due to Ruby Joust. A&S will continue on Thursday nights, but will have no meetings in August to allow us to recover from Pennsic.
Hope to see you around this summer!
We’re 10 days out from Labors of Finn on March 30! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone, saying “Thank You” to our retiring Baron and Baroness and “Welcome” to our new Baronage. Please come join us for a day of fun and pageantry!
Due to site restrictions on archery, we will be holding the archery championship portion of the event at the Newport News Park range this Sunday, the 24th. The shoot starts at 11am. All are welcome to observe. To shoot you must have taken the park’s safety class, which will be offered at the park ranger building at 10am. Please call the park for more details.
I bring news from Their Majesties. Our next Baroness and Baron will be Oriana and John. Thank you to all of the candidates for being willing to serve! Vivat!