Have you heard the tinkling of bells on the breeze, seen mushroom rings popping up throughout the fields, hear the music drifting through the leaves of the ancient oak trees, or perhaps feel the mists that swirl and dance between sea and land, marsh and forest. Can you see the shadowy figures gathering?
Ahhh the space between the worlds call. There is a rumor the veil will be open for one night. Would you dare to enter?
The Lady of the White Hart has been called upon to once again sound the horn, this time to gather the courts, at a magical woodland hall, resplendent in gold and silver, suns and moons, oak leaves and holly. A place of magic and mischief.
Mortals and fae are invited to compete, game, dance, feast and frolic. Goblins watch with hungry eyes while dryads and beasties move through the woodlands beckoning you to follow.
Are you ready to answer the call and experience the splendors of the fae realm? Well now is your chance. Visit us at the Midwinter Fae Fête hosted by the Shire of Wolfscairn.
Looking to chase away the midwinter blahs. The Lady of the Whitehart beckons you to attend the Fae Fête. All activities will start promptly at the stated time so plan accordingly.
- Heavy, Rapier and CT Tournaments 10:am.
- Children’s contest: build a fairy ring 10-11am
- Games of chance (all ages) 11am to 1pm
- Treasure hunt (all ages) 11-2pm
- Period mask contest will be judged at 1pm
- Costume contest and parade (Fae inspired) at 2pm
- Grand Raffle and Prizes 4pm
- Table decorating contest Fae themed. Judged 3:30pm
- Dancing noon-1pm and 6-7pm
- Feast 5pm
- Site closes 8:30pm
All the contests and tournaments are fae inspired, so have a little fun and let your imagination, creativity and whimsy guide you.
Event Steward: Suzan Lupejkis aka Duchess Maurya Sableswan
Phone Number: (925)771-0572
Date: January, 21, 2023
Time: – 9am and 8:30pm
Site fee for attending event is:
- $15.00 (price of adult with no membership),
- $10.00 (price of adult with membership),
- Children (17 and under): free.
To reserve a place in the feast hall you must have a ticket.
On Board reservation includes the feast.
- Ticket cost per adult is $10.00
- children 11-17 is $5.00 per child
- children 10 and under: free.
Off board reservation is free but you must provide your own meals.
Site Location: Sons of Norway Hall, 617 W. Ninth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Directions to site: Enter above address and use your preferred method of gps for directions.
Mark your calendars West Coast Culinanary Symposium is coming!
When: Friday thru Sunday, February 17 – 19, 2023.
Where: Camp Bothin, Fairfax, CA
Special Guest Speaker: TBD
Site fee: TBD
Steward: Agnes barengarii de Girona
Watch this space for more information!
Come dance with us! The Shire of Crosston’s annual ball is back to physical reality, on the 15th of April at the beautiful History Club of Los Gatos. Join us for a day of dancing, music, and merriment. Classes for beginner and intermediate dancers will be available during the day, with class schedule and set list available on our Facebook page and hopefully here once we get closer to the day. All dances will be called during the ball.
Crosston welcomes live musicians! Contact the event steward for details and sheet music.
If you feel unwell, please stay home!
As always, we welcome folks who feel they need to wear a mask. The site also has a lovely outdoor patio and garden for people who want to chat or catch some fresh air (the patio has heaters in the unlikely event they should become necessary in mid-April.)
Site rules: Please wear shoes with non-marking soles.
• Setup begins at noon.
• Dance classes run 1 pm to 5pm, at which point we pause for dinner.
• No feast is planned; there are various restaurants in the area that may do delivery or bring whatever you would like. Stay tuned on the FB event page if a potluck/picnic becomes possible.
• 6 PM Ball opens, 10 PM Ball closes/cleanup begins, 11 PM hall closes.
Advance Registration: As usual, the Ball is donation-only; donations are welcome but there is no site fee. That said, excitement builds upon itself and we will be excited to see you all! We are requesting online registration. We will expect be able to welcome extra people on the day but having a list in advance would be really great. For preregistration, please see our Facebook page; we enthusiastically encourage you to complete it if you expect to come! That said, if you haven’t completed it and suddenly decide you’d like to come, or have an unexpected friend to bring along, by all means we would love to have you/your friend! This just makes it easier for us.
Event Steward: THL Rhiannon Boyle (Kate Rider) — Phone: (425) 314-0974 (please use this one!) — E-mail: email@example.com
Dance & Program Coordinator: Rebecca da Firenze OL
Parking: The site has an extremely small parking lot, which is expected to fill up quickly. Please plan to park on the nearby streets and walk a little ways, especially if you arrive on the later side.
Los Gatos , CA
From CA-17: Exit 20A/ East Los Gatos onto Los Gatos/ Saratoga Rd (CA-9 S). Turn right onto Los Gatos Blvd south ½ mile. Your destination will be on the right.
Public Transit: From Diridon station, use the 902 light rail to the Winchester Transit Center, followed by the 48 or 49 buses.