Feast of Saint Sylvester Updates

We are one month away from the Feast of Saint Sylvester. Here are some important information updates for the event.

DEADLINES: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The deadline for the Reservations Clerk to receive your payment (via postal mail service) to reserve your seat for the evening feast is Tuesday, December 27, 2016.

The deadline to register and declare your intent to enter the Baronial Arts & Sciences competition is also Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Please email your registration information to Lady Yzabel du Perche at arts@endewearde.eastkingdom.org AND Meisterin Agatha Wanderer at deputy.arts@endewearde.eastkingdom.org with the subject line A&S CHAMPIONS REGISTRATION

TALLY OF SEATS AVAILABLE FOR FEAST

Our Exchequer and Reservations Clerk, Master Godric of Hamtun would like to share the status of available seats for the delicious feast as of December 4, 2016.

Good Evening

We have 26 confirmed reservations and 10 more potential reservations (based on email correspondence indicating “the check in is the mail”). Right now we potentially have 36 of our 75 seats reserved.

Reservations for the feast are still being accepted. Please visit the event website for registration fees and the Reservation Clerk’s postal mailing address.

PREVIEW OF FEAST MENU

We have an early preview of the feast menu from Lady Lijsbet van Catwiic:

Afternoon Nibbles 

  • Boiled-egg mice – egg, radish, carrot
  • Breads with honey and honey butter
  • Grapes
  • Sliced raw vegetables – carrot, cucumber, radish

Main Feast
First Course

  • Salad of Greens – assorted greens, leek, assorted herbs; separate dressing of olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper
  • Hirchones – ground pork, ginger, mace, pepper, salt, pepper, almonds
  • Snow with Pastry – cream, egg white, sugar, rosewater; flour, lard, salt; gluten free will be available

Second Course

  • Salad of Roots – carrots, parsnips, turnips, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper
  • Roasted Chicken with Lumbard Mustard – chicken; mustard seed, honey, red wine, red wine vinegar
  • Roast of Beef with Saracen Sauce – beef; rosehips, red wine, almond flour, cinnamon, mace, sugar, rice flour, pomegranate seeds

Third Course

  • Cheeses
  • Strawberry Tart – strawberries, sugar, red wine: flour, lard, salt
  • Candied Horseradish – horseradish, sugar
  • Spanish Candy – sugar syrup leftover from candied horseradish, dried rose petals, rosewater

ARTS & SCIENCES RESEARCH PAPER AID

Meisterin Agatha Wanderer has prepared an aid to help those writing research documentation as follows:

You may download and review the following score sheets (pdf)

SOURCES OF INFORMATION TO MEET DIFFERENT NEEDS

  • Specific information about the Baronial Arts & Sciences Championship is found through the Barony of Endewearde website under Barony of Endewearde Arts & Sciences Championship.  Specifics about how who is eligible to enter, how entries are evaluated, score sheets, research aids, and any other information related to how the championship competition will be conducted are presented there.
  • The East Kingdom Calendar event Feast of Saint Sylvester / A&S Championship is an official SCA event announcement but contains an earlier and more concise summary of essential event details. It redirects the reader back to the event webpage on the Canton of Basingestoches website for expanded details.
  • Both the Feast event webpage and the Arts & Sciences competition page cross link to one another as official event pages in the Barony of Endewearde. Both also contain a link to the unofficial facebook event page Feast of Saint Sylvester / A&S Championship which is publicly accessible to those who choose not to join facebook. You may find it useful to refer to the facebook event page for last minute updates.

 

Pre-registration form now available for Feast of Saint Sylvester

The pre-registration form for the Feast of Saint Sylvester in the Canton of Basingestoches is now available online. The feast is capped at 75 people. This event will also feature Endewearde’s Premiere Arts & Sciences Championship Competition.

Please download and print the pdf form and mail your pre-registration payment to Master Godric of Hamtun.

If you are planning to enter the Arts & Sciences Championship please email both Lady Yzabell du Pearche (arts@endewearde.eastkingdom.org) AND Mistress Agatha Wanderer (deputy.arts@endewearde.eastkingdom.org) with your intention to compete.

Cancellation of Bar Harbor, Maine Project Night Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Arts & Sciences badge: Azure, a candle enflamed within an arch stooped argent.

Arts & Sciences badge: Azure, a candle enflamed within an arch stooped argent.

Due to other commitments this week’s SCA Welcome for Newcomers and Project Night meeting at the home of Lord Thomas de Marr’ and Lady Lijsbet van Catwiic in Bar Harbor, Maine has been cancelled on Wednesday evening, August 24, 2016.

Come by next week prepared to dive into your projects in preparation of the exciting events coming up in the Canton of Basingestoches and the Barony of Endewearde this September.

Next week (August 31st) we will be making blackberry jam. Bring your own recipe and supplies or help others to learn the process.

Canton of Basingestoches Business Meeting on Sunday, June 26, 2016

Basingestoches-Jan2014The Canton of Basingestoches (incipient) will be holding a business meeting on Sunday, June 26, 2016 starting at Noon. The meeting will be at Pat’s Pizza, 396 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine.

You can review the agenda prior to the meeting. Attire is modern street clothing and all are welcome to attend. The meeting will adjourn to allow time for those who wish to travel to the Baronial Combat Practice in Bangor, Maine (see Endewearde Master Calendar).

Visit the Canton of Basingestoches (incipient) website to learn more about activities offered in the greater Ellsworth & Bar Harbor, Maine area.

SCA Demo in Ellsworth

polearmsThe Canton of Basingestoches (incipient) will be holding a demonstration of the Society for Creative Anachronism on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 starting at 2:00 pm. The venue is the General Bryant E. Moore Community & Conference Center, located at 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth, Maine 04605.

This is a demonstration of combat and arts & sciences activities for students in K-8 schools. Demonstrations of fighting, rapier combat, and a variety of arts & sciences projects or demonstrations are welcome and encouraged.

There is a public facebook group to help with the coordination and planning of activities at SCA Demo For DEFYMCA.

Please contact the demo coordinator, Lord Hrafn Is Auguemail, by email to volunteer or learn more at hrafn@basingestoches.eastkingdom.org

Garb Workshop: Saturday, March 26, 2016

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Harley 4431 f.376 Lover and Lady

Canton of Basingestoches (incipient)

The workshop will be held at Mount Desert Island High School, 1081 Eagle Lake Rd, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 in Classroom 132 (next to the theater) from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Bring your sewing machines or even just your fabric! Learn ot make a basic T tunic or work on something more advanced. This will be a potluck luncheon event. Our goal is for those learning to bring fabric and go home with a tunic they made. Also a great place to make gambesons for the fighters out there! Come hang out, learn, teach and encourage.

You can check the facebook event page “Garb Workshop” for updates and discussions related to the upcoming workshop. You may ask questions there or contact the Seneschal of Basingestoches, Lord Thomas de Marr’, by email at seneschal@basingestoches.eastkingdom.org

Reservation form is available for the Feast of Saint Sylvester

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Royal 17 E III f. 145 Scribe writing

The reservation form for the incipient Canton of Basingestoches Feast of Saint Sylvester event is now available to download and print. Reservations are being taken throughout November and close on December 27, 2015.

This glorious feast shall be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The celebration will begin at 3:00 pm and continue till the food is gone!. The venue is The Neighborhood House, 1 Kimball Road, Northeast Harbor, Maine 04662.

The direct link to the downloadable pdf reservation form can be found through this dropbox link at https://goo.gl/IH3Jz1