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Spring Æthelmearc AEcademy & War College

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais

We can all find ways to "up" our game, whether by adorning a garment with intricate embroidery, embellishing a tale, adding flourish to a calligraphed signature, or garnishing a tasty dish.

If you've been wanting to add a “little extra” -- to your clothing, your kit, your craft, or your camp -- we invite you to attend AEthelmearc AEcademy and War College, hosted on Saturday, June 16, 2018, by the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais.

With the theme "Adornments, Embellishments, Flourishes, and Garnishes," this event will provide you with the inspiration and know-how to kickstart that project or plan.

To achieve this, we encourage teachers to offer classes that will inspire students to “kick it up a notch.” Please consider sharing your knowledge, skills, and passions with AEthelmearc by teaching a class (or two!)

To register to teach a class (or two!), go to: https://aecademy.net/registration/ . If you are planning to teach at Pennsic, consider offering a trial-run at AEcademy.

Because we will be using TWO venues for this event, we will have plenty of space, indoors and out, to accommodate a wide range of classes, including the martial as well as peaceful arts.

Both venues, located within easy walking distance, will open at 9:00 AM.

Having two kitchens means that those wishing to teach hands-on cooking classes will be able to do so without interfering with lunch prep.

Venue #1 -- Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (120 Main Street, Hughesville PA 17737) offers typical classrooms; it is accessible and has convenient parking, but it is not air-conditioned. Smoking, pets, alcohol, and open flames are not permitted in the church. This venue will close at 6:00 PM.

Venue #2 -- Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall (26 N Railroad St, Hughesville, PA 17737) -- gives us access to a large, flat open field that can accommodate any number of fighters and fencers, with plenty of space for dayshades and pavilions.

The Social Hall has one large open room with a stage at one end. This venue is especially suited for multi-hour, messy classes. Brewers wishing to offer classes or organize a Guild Roundtable are welcome to do so at this venue. It is accessible, has convenient parking, and is air-conditioned. Smoking is not permitted inside the hall. This venue closes at 7:00 PM.

The Adult Event Registration for the event is $15.00. For those with a current SCA membership card, the Adult Member Discount Event Registration is $10.00. (Registration includes lunch.) Teens between the ages of 13 and 17 pay $5.00; children 12 and under are free. Please send reservations to Lady Deirdre Kildare, mka Tammy Burke, 1335 Four Mile Drive, Williamsport PA 17701. Checks should be made payable to “SCA PA, Inc – Shire of ACG.”

Those who wish to eat off site will find several restaurants within easy walking distance; more (including fast food) restaurants are located less than two miles from the site.

Several well-known hotel chains are located in Williamsport PA, a 15-mile drive.

Some crash space will also be available; to make arrangements for crash space, contact THL Aibell at ladyaibell at yahoo dot com.

If you have questions about the event, please contact the Autocrat, Mistress Alicia Langland, at hutchnsn AT bucknell DOT edu .


    Church Social Hall
  Room 2 Nursery Room 6 Room 8 Room 9 Room 12 Room 15 Dungeon Hall Social Hall #1-A Social Hall #1-B Social Hall #2
  upstairs upstairs upstairs downstairs downstairs downstairs downstairs downstairs ground floor
10:00 - 10:55 Grotesques: Horrors in the Margins -- $3, limited to 8 (unscheduled) Embroider Your Heraldry! - limited to 15 Hello Poppet- Make and Take -- $8, limited to 6 How to Look Like You Have Stepped Out of a Renaissance Painting- $3 (optional) Make and Take Beaded Veils - $5, limited to 8 Mending the Quality of Air Entering an SCA Brewing Competition LUNCH PREP Chests, Boxes, Straps and Locks - $1 Silk Banner Making - $5, limited to 10 partcipants (observers welcome) Make Basic Turnshoes! - $20, limited to 8
11:00 - 11:55 LUNCH Embroidery, not for the queazy - $2, limited to 10 LUNCH LUNCH Organizing a Brewing Competition LUNCH
12:00 - 12:55 LUNCH Beginning Veil Beading -- $6, limited to 5 LUNCH LUNCH Embellish Me! - (optional) $1 LUNCH (unscheduled) LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00 - 1:55 Period Paints from Kitchen and Garden -- limited to 10 Stuffed Eggs -- limited to 20 German Peasants' War 1524-1526 "It's magic... the Norse Thunderstone Amulet"- $2, limited to 10 Decoration Through Deconstruction - $4, limited to 10 How is hat-making different from regular sewing- $1, limited to 20 Deliver the Pigeons to the Emperor: Birds in Medieval Society -- (optional) $1, limited to 15 PPF: Introduction to the Perfectly Period Feast Chōyō no Sekku LUNCH Potage Practicum (in the kitchen of the Social Hall) Three Scandinavian Boxes Make Basic Turnshoes! continued 
2:00 - 2:55 Macrame for Beginners -- optional donation for materials/handouts, limited to 20 Basic Beginner Brocading- limited to 6 Now Where Do I Keep My Stuff?! The Goldhaube: An early 16th Century Saxon Hair Covering- $1 (open to allow class prep) PPF:  Itamae: Japanese Food and Feasts by Design (unscheduled) Travelling Antique Pewter Show
- $5, limited to 8
3:00 - 3:55 Introduction to Dip Pen Black Hours -- $10, limited to 7 Preliminary Exam of Tortious Brooches 1378 Italian Gown OR Short Sleeves for Pennsic - $1 Cofia Y Tranzado: The Omnipresent Spanish Late Period Headwear Breakout the Roman Numerals limited to 16 (2nd hour) PPF: Ghosts of the Samurai: Myth, Religion and the Supernatural (unscheduled) Brewers' Roundtable
4:00 - 4:55 Largess: Creating and Giving -- limited to 20 Brocaded Tablet Weaving Symbolism of Flowers in Squashed Bug Manuscripts - limited to 12 The Greenland Gown Introduction to Female Basque Headdress  Do they get this at the Thingvellir? - limited to 15 Foundations of Period Dance Technique

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