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By Royal decree: Save the date – July 18th, 2021!

String up your bows, sharpen your axes, for her Royal Majesty, Katherine of Hornechurch’s Queen’s Champion Archery and Thrown Weapons tourney tis to be held in the Barony of Altavia, at Woodley Park Archery Range. Join us we celebrate a full day of archery and thrown weapons to determine her Majesty’s champions.

Woodley Park Archery Range, 6331 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys Ca 91406

Site opens 8am, Site closes 4:30pm

Adult Event Registration $10.00, Adult Member Discount Registration $5.00, Youth 12 and under guests of the Barony

Event Steward: Mistress Cecilia Medici, Email: qcarcherytw@sca-altavia.org

Full disclosure of event policies shall be forth coming, in the event page.

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Commedia dell’Altavia – Altavia Anniversary

Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 11 am PDT

“Celebrate a Caidan Renaissance with Commedia dell’Altavia! The Barony of Altavia invites you to join us virtually for our Anniversary event on Saturday, May 8, 2021 for comedy, theater and fun as we joyously celebrate a new day with an Italian twist! Our commedia will be full of foolish and witty joys —just as the original commedia dell’arte in Italy was — living up to Altavia’s motto of “Theatre not Drama!”

The day’s online events will include such delights as fighting games, an arts and sciences competition to honor the beauty and skill of our artisans, and a bardic hall for performances of all types including, (in the spirit of His Excellency Niko), the opportunity for everyone to share your favorite dad jokes and inspirational quotes, and a Trivia Contest. There will also be a best non-virtual background contest and a Scavenger Hunt to intrigue and entertain. If you loved the last Scavenger Hunt then be sure and join us for a new and exciting version starting on Facebook on May 1st! Full instructions will follow shortly. The winners of the fighting competitions will be “Champions of the Day” and will receive special Facebook frames for display! For the Arts and Sciences competition, the entries must’ve been completed during the pandemic (but they don’t have to have been started within this time frame!) Your entries do not need to be on theme and documentation is encouraged. Artists will present their entries from 12:15pm to 12:45pm. The winner of the Arts and Sciences competition will be the new Baronial champion and will also receive a special Facebook frame for display!

In the week leading up to the main event, there will be several additional activities taking place on the baronial Discord server including a movie night on Wednesday, May 5th and a crafting get-together on Thursday, May 6th, where we’ll create Italian Renaissance sock puppets to be shown off during the event itself. Grab some old socks, fabric scraps, buttons, beads, and yarn!

We hope that you will join us for these and other fun surprises as we look forward to a new day for all of Caid!

Schedule of the Day:

11:00am Opening court and Scavenger Hunt begins.

11:45am “Fighting” competitions begin.

12:15pm – 12:45pm Arts & Sciences presentations.

12:45pm – 1:00pm Trivia Contest

1:00pm Bardic hall opens.

2:00pm “Fighting” finals.

2:30pm Closing comments and announcement of winners.

Event Steward: Mistress Meliora Deverel, email: anniversary@altavia-sca.org

This event is sponsored by the Kingdom of Caid, which is part of the Society for Creative Anachronism. More information can be found on our website here: http://www.sca-caid.org/

The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups. Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions. If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a Seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.”

Angels / Altavia

“Hearth and Home” Virtual Yule

Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 4 PM

The Barony of the Angels and the Barony of Altavia invite you to join them for a combined virtual Yule celebration where the theme will be “Hearth and Home.”

The event will be via Zoom on December 12, 2020 and the festivities will begin at 4:00pm PST.

There will be Bardic and Games competitions and lots of activities for young and old including a costume contest (extra points for period “comfort wear”), a virtual background contest, a table setting contest, a feast presentation, and an at-home scavenger hunt, – all as we break bread together virtually in the comfort of our hearths and homes

Click here for a period menu for those of you would like to try it and present your results.

There will even be a visit from a very special guest from the North Pole!

We’ll again be collecting Toys for Tots. This year, though, we’ll be doing it virtually. Toys can be shipped directly to Toys for Tots, 2699 Paloma Street, Pasadena, CA 91107. New, unwrapped gifts for all ages are much appreciated. This year, they especially need things for older kids (11-14). Footballs and basketballs are always a big hit. We’re off to our favorite online retailers to do some shopping. Hope you will, too!

The event schedule will be as follows:

4:00pm – Welcome, chat, game rooms open, table setting, and background presentations for those wishing to enter the contests.

5:00pm – 5:30pm – Angels and Altavia Baronial Court

5:30pm – Bardic competition begins.

6:00pm – 6:15pm – Special visit from Santa Claus!

6:15pm – 6:30pm – Period menu presentations for those wishing to do so.

6:30pm – Feast begins! We will all break bread, toast each other, and share in the warmth of the season. Bardic entries will also be interspersed throughout our meal.

Zoom meeting details are posted in the Facebook Event

Court will be recorded and please note that, by participating, you are agreeing to be videotaped and granting permission to have the video posted to social media channels. Event Steward – Mistress Meliora Deverel

 

Agincourt Archery and Thrown Weapons Tournament

Each year Altavia’s archery and thrown weapons champions are determined at the Agincourt Archery and Thrown Weapons Tournament. Here Grace Duchess Bridget Lucia Mackenzie * has written The History of the Battle of Agincourt to give us background for this yearly event.

 

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