Crosston Ball 2022
Come dance with us! The Shire of Crosston’s annual ball is back to
physical reality, on the 21st of May 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 available on our Facebook page and hopefully
here once we get closer to the day. All dances will be called during
Crosston welcomes live musicians! Contact the event steward for
details and sheet music.
We will be taking Covid precautions in accordance with the county and
Kingdom rules as of the day of the event. Should that include an
indoor mask mandate, the set list will be redesigned to have shorter
sets with less energetic dances, so that hopefully most people will
still be able to partake; should it require we remain outdoors, we may
either redesign sets or cancel, please check for updates if this is
the case! 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 May.)
Like all things in this time, the Ball is uncertain; we hope that by
the 21st we should be fine, but should things get bad enough we may
need to go online again, or wait until next year. We sincerely hope
not, and will keep people posted!
Site rules: Please wear shoes with non-marking soles.
Schedule: 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. 6pm Ball opens, 10pm Ball closes/cleanup
begins, 11pm hall closes.
Event Steward: Rebecca da Firenze (Rebecca Friedman)
Phone: (408) 244-3330 (or text (408) 239- 9005)
E-mail: email@example.com (please use this one!), with THL Rhiannon Boyle as co-Steward.
Advance Registration: As usual, the Ball is donation-only; donations
are welcome but there is no site fee. That said, we would really love
to have an idea of who is coming in advance, this year of all years,
so we are requesting online registration. We will hopefully be able to
welcome extra people on the day, but having a list in advance would be
really great, especially if (as I hope we won’t) we end up dealing
with capacity limits. 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.
Site Information: Los Gatos History Club, 123 Los Gatos Blvd. Los
Directions: Make your way to CA-17 south of San Jose. Exit onto
Saratoga-Los Gatos Road, exit 20A. Turn right onto Los Gatos Blvd.
Site will be on your right.
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.
Come once again to the beautiful, temperate coastlands and the epic war between the mighty Kingdoms of An Tir and the West. There will be battles, both heavy and rapier. There will be Arts and Sciences, rapier and archery, equestrian activities galore–and of course there will be fine merchants.
This year, Grand Court is hosted by the Kingdom of the West!
Site OPENS for Merchants on June 29th at NOON. Site opens on June 30th at NOON for the general populace.
Only those who have coordinated with site setup leads and the volunteer coordinator will be let on site early.
First, War has officially been extended through July 5th! Calendars are still being updated but as of today, War will run June 30th through July 5th, 2022 for the general populace! To cover the additional cost of another day of showers and biffies, site fee needed to be slightly increased to $60 at pre-reg and $65 at gate($55 and $60 respectively with the SCA member discount).
Second, Pre-registration is now OPEN! This year all registration types are filtered through the same pre-registration form, including standard attendees, merchants, RVs/Trailers, or Equestrians. The other significant change this year is land allotment for registered group camping will be tied to pre-registration numbers. Please see the War website and the pre-registration form for details. Encourage your group member to register early to maximize your groups allotment!
Montagne du Roi Midsummer Revel
Otherwise known as our Pennsic Pity Party
Come and hang out with some of your people. We are planning to have heavy fighters and rapier fighters. We will need to have marshals for both. We also intend to have some Arts and Science classes. Would you like to teach a class?
There will be a potluck lunch. Who wants to run the BBQ? Fire! Meat!
If you have any questions, please contact the event steward, Garrett Logan Todhunter (Garrett Paynter). Ramsheart20@gmail.com Cellphone 831-277-5503, landline 831-394-4561.
Site opens at 9:00 AM and closes at 5:00PM. Site fee is donation
Site information: Laguna Grande Park in the Lake Side area, parking closes to Chili’s.
1249 Canyon Del Rey
Seaside, CA 93955
Directions: Take Hwy 1 to Canyon Del Rey exit, turn inland. Site is on the right, just past Embassy Suites and Chili’s.
Calling ALL Fighters!
Take up your arms for a day of melees and tournaments in the arts of WAR! Timed right in between Pennsic and Great Western War, in order to serve as the perfect opportunity to keep your melee and tourney skills honed!
Tournaments will be run by the ever-talented Meister Dustin Thorn, as at events past. They will kick off with the all–may–enter, with a bear-pit running concurrent to the all-may-enter starting after the first elimination round. The combined armored/unarmored duo tournament will return. A capture-the-flag melee with rubber band guns will occur after the traditional post-lunch group photo and a Cut-and-Thrust tournament will end the day’s fighting. Don’t be surprised if there’s a few twists thrown in for these too!
There will be an Arts & Sciences competition decided by populace vote. All entries welcome, including unfinished objects, documentation is always welcome but not required.
We have secured the same great location as in past years and are keeping the gate fees the same as well so come one and all to this event which is unparalleled in the West!
Site Information: Andrews Park Amphitheater (614 E Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville CA 95688)
Monthly Business Meetings for the Shire of Wolfscairn happen on the third Wednesday of every month @7pm of Zoom.
Zoom links can be found each month on the Shires Facebook page or you can contact the Shire Seneschal.
Come join the Barony of the Westermark at the annual Westermark Madness on Sunday, 25-September 2022 at the San Francisco Archery Range in Pacifica, CA. This year’s merriment includes Heavy and Rapier fighting as well as Archery, A&S classes, fun, and a potluck feast. Gate opens at 9:00 am and the site closes at 6:30 pm (~sunset). More detailed information can be found on the Westermark Madness 2022 Website.
LOTS of fun for everyone! Chivalric combatants, challenge your friends to become the next Thug or Shepherd, or maybe you want to team up with a comrade in arms and try your hand as a two headed troll. Lots of Rapier scenarios will be held too, for the opportunity to be the next Sharp of the Westermark. Archers can enjoy some novelty shoots and other shoots to find the Hood of the Westermark! Artists can have fun with the pumpkin carving competition and enjoy some of our A&S classes taking place.
There will be a potluck style early dinner that will take place after the tournaments and court concludes. If you are able, please bring a side dish or dessert to share, large enough to serve 4 to 8 persons and the Barony will provide the main course. Please make an ingredients list available for those with food allergies. The Barony will provide shredded chicken, pulled pork and roast beef as prepared by our own Baroness Alistair!
Please try to carpool as there is limited parking. We want many people to come, so join the day trip together! Bring sun shades, chairs and tables.
Bring your own potable water – no water on site. Porta potty will be available (We are not that heathenish)
Donations accepted but not expected. Cash or checks only please!
San Francisco Archers
Rifle Range Rd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Directions to site:
- From the north: Take your best route to Hwy 1 at the Sharp Park Rd exit in Pacifica. Go south on Lundy Way from the intersection with Sharp Park Rd on the east side of Hwy 1. Turn at the first left onto Rifle Range Rd and follow it to the parking at the end. See the website for finer details.
- From the south (bay side): Heading north on I-280, take exit 41 for State Route 35 toward Skyline Blvd/Pacifica. Turn left onto Sharp Park Rd, and see the details in the map below.
- From the south (coast side): Take your best route to CA Hwy 1 northbound from Half Moon Bay, exit at Sharp Park Rd, and see the details in the map below.
Machado School 15130 Sycamore Drive 95037 Morgan Hill, CA
Take Highway 101 to the Tennant Ave exit in Morgan Hill. If you are northbound on 101, turn left and cross the overpass. If you are southbound, turn right on Tennant. Tennant becomes Edmundson when you cross Monterey Road. Turn left on Sunnyside. Turn right on Sycamore. Machado School is on the left after you cross a narrow bridge.