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Lyondemere-Gyldenholt Yule – December 7, 2019

Winter Solstice traditions hold a high place in many cultures across time and distance. Whether you celebrate Yule in Scandinavia, Saturnalia in Rome, Dong in China, Yalda in Persia, or any other festival that marks the Winter Solstice, you are part of centuries-old traditions still celebrated and revered by millions of people across the globe. In keeping with this world-wide view, our theme for the day is Yule Across the Known World. Join Lyondemere and Gyldenholt in a celebration of these traditions on December 7, 2019. We have a wonderful day planned, including a dessert contest, a wonderful feast, merriment, and entertainment.

Events Throughout the Day

  • Arts & Sciences: Krampus! Enter a terrifying mask, win a prize! To be decided by popular vote.
  • We invite the populace to bring a Potluck Dessert, please provide a list of ingredients. The Yule Sweets Champion will be decided by our Guests of Honor.
  • Table Decorations: Vikings and Mongols and Greeks, oh my! You are invited to decorate the table with items representative of your chosen culture’s unique historical celebration. Knockout gorgeous is also highly encouraged. The populace favorite will be awarded a prize.
  • Youth Activity: To be determined, but we promise it will be fun!
  • Feast: Menu is yet to be finalized, please email the event steward for vegetarian or allergen needs.
  • Bardic:We would love to include you in our festivities. Please contact the event steward to arrange a time in the schedule of the day.
  • White Elephant Gift Exchange: If you would like to participate, please bring a gift valued no more than $20

Site

El Segundo Masonic Center
520 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Directions

From the 405 freeway, exit El Segundo Blvd West, right turn on Main Street, the hall is several blocks North of El Segundo Blvd. There is a parking lot that is accessed via the alley behind the property and lots of street parking. Handicap access is easiest from the parking lot.

Note: The Masonic Center is a slightly damp site. You may bring alcoholic beverages to accompany the feast. We remind you to drink responsibly and in moderation. Designated drivers are always encouraged and will receive a special token of appreciation.

Site Fee for the Day

  • Adults – $13; Non-member adults – $18
  • Children ages 13-18 – $8; Non-member children 13-18 – $13
  • Children under 13 are guests of the Barony.

Feast Fee

  • Feast add $13 for adults
  • Feast add $8 for children ages 5-12
  • There will be limited off-board seating reservations
  • To make reservations for the feast, please go to our Reservation page on google docs.

Please make checks payable to: SCA, Inc. Barony of Lyondemere. If you wish to pay in advance by check, we’ll send you the payment address after receiving your reservation.

Tentative Schedule for the Day

  • 1 PM – Gate opens
  • 1-3 PM – A&S, Youth Activity, Table décor set up
  • 3 PM – Court at their Excellencies’ pleasure
  • 5 PM – Last chance to cast populace votes for A&S
  • 5:30 PM – Feast
  • 7 PM – Dessert Pot luck judging, submit populace votes for table decoration
  • 7:30 PM – Presentation of contest awards
  • 7:30-8:30 PM – Dancing, merriment, and visiting
  • 8:30 PM – Site closes for everyone but the cleaning crew. Everyone is welcome to help clean.

Yule Feast Menu

  • Stollen
  • Cheese
  • Sweetened nuts
  • Stuffed dates
  • Wassail
  • Hasenpheffer – Hare stew or alternate Vegetable Pottage
  • Breads and spreads
  • Mincemeat tartlet – vegetarian version possible for those who request ahead
  • Stuffed Fowl with Galantine sauce – alternate crustless vegetarian humble pie for those who request ahead
  • Farced Boars head
  • Lemonwhyt – rice dish
  • Chickpea and mint salat
  • Fungi de Monte
  • Fried Gourds 
  • Nutterbrede – flourless dessert

Event Steward

Lady Arwen NcBaird, Yule@Lyondemere.org, Contact phone number for this event is 310-987-7244.

Baronial Progress in 2019/2020

The following events are on the calendar for the Baron and Baroness to attend in Caid during 2019/2020.


  • Saturday, December 07 – Lyondemere/Gyldenholt Yule
  • Saturday, January 04, 2020 – Coronation/12th Night (Angels / Arcadia)
  • Saturday, January 11 – Queen’s Champion (Carreg Wen / Lompoc)
  • Saturday, January 25 – Gyldenholt Unbelted (Gyldenholt / Orange County TBA)
  • Saturday, February 1 – Festival of the Rose (Calafia / San Diego)
  • Saturday, March 7 – Crown Tournament (Naevehjem / Ridgecrest)
  • Saturday, March 14 – Gyldenholt/Calafia Friendship Tourney (Orange County TBA)
  • Saturday, March 21 – Lyondemere Arts & Archery (Lyondemere TBA)

November Beach Bardic – Sunday, November 10, 2019

Join us in November for a bonfire and Beach Bardic event! We will gather in the late afternoon and enjoy stories, songs, and snacks as the sun goes down. Bring a dish to share and a song or tale to share as well, although you are not required to perform-you can listen and enjoy as well. 

Location: Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro, California 90003

Look for SCA friends gathered around the firepits…. we will have banners or other means to identify us.

Lyondemere 41st Anniversary & Faire

It was 41 years ago that the Barony of Lyondemere was founded and it’s time to celebrate with a day of tournament, food, and merriment. Join us on Saturday, June 29, 2019, and while we are no longer considered young’ins, we refuse to grow up! It’s time for amusement with various period games, scavenger hunts, games of chance, prizes, and fun. All ages are welcome to participate!

In addition to these activities, we will, of course, hold our combat championships in Armored and Rapier (a modified Swiss-5 tournament), as well as our Lyon Bard competition. More details for the championships will be shared soon!

We ask that groups (any group, from Barony to Household) each host a period game or activity to encourage fun! Sign-ups for games will be available soon.

Of course, our Anniversary tournament wouldn’t be the same without the infamous Donation Raffle fundraiser. There will be many beautiful items (most hand crafted) available. Tickets for chances to win these items are $1 each or 6 for $5.

The Right and Noble Order of the Upper Crust will be providing a lunch for a small fee. All proceeds go to the West Coast Culinary Symposium which Caid is hosting in 2020. Details on menu and pricing will be forthcoming.

Event Information

Event Site: Syd Kronenthal Park, 3459 McManus Ave, Culver City, CA 90232

Site Fees: $15 per adult (with a $5 SCA-member discount). $3 for children ages 6-12. Please make checks payable to “SCA, Inc. Barony of Lyondemere.”

Event Stewards: Avicia de Na Baiona, Vincenzo di Lyondemere, Caellach mac Uilliam, Sadhbh inghean Duinn, and Asakura Machime

Email: anniversary@lyondemere.org

Schedule

  • 8:00 AM – Site opens for set up
  • 9:00 AM – Lists and Gate open
  • 10:00 AM – Opening Court
  • 15-30 minutes after Court – Lists Close
  • 1:00 PM – Populace Lunch
  • 6:00 PM – Site Closes

Attendees are highly encouraged to carpool as parking will be limited. Attendees are advised not to park in the residential neighborhood surrounding the park off Reid Avenue, Roberts Avenue, McManus Avenue, or Faye Avenue. Washington Blvd does have parking, which is several blocks away.

Anyone bringing sunshades, tents, or pop ups are required to have Flame Retardant Certification. Most modern sunshades and pop ups have these on the tent as well as some of the manufactured period tents, have this as well. Please email photos of your Flame Retardant Certification to our event stewards anniversary@lyondemere.org as soon as possible, before the event, to be allowed to set up.

Various games and contests will be going on throughout the day.
Raffle drawing will close AFTER finals so all can participate (fundraiser) and we will start selling tickets after court.

Setup Up Raffle Tickets: We need all hands-on deck during set up! Anyone who is not a member of the Barony who shows up to help with setup will receive 10 FREE raffle tickets! See the Seneschal (Magistra Claudia) or the event stewards to receive tickets.

Cooking Guild: Nov and Dec 2018

Closing Out 2018 with the Cooking Guild

November

On Sunday, November 25 at 1 PM, there will be a cooking guild meting at the home of Baroness Eva. The topics will include Holiday Foods in Period and Planning for 2019. Bring a dish in theme to share as we discuss plans for next year’s meetings.

December

And then on Sunday, December 16 from 1-4:30 PM, it’s time for Lyondemere’s Annual Cookie Exchange Party, also at the home of Baroness Eva. More info on this to follow.

RSVP

If you are interested and can make it, please let Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn know – cookingguild@lyondemere.org. (Contact Baroness Eva for address and directions.)

Additional discussion can be found on Facebook in the Lyondemere Cooking Guild – https://www.facebook.com/groups/355580354645898/

Arts and Archery 2019 – Feb 17

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Barony of Lyondemere is proud to host their annual tournament to choose Their Excellencies’ new champions of Archery and Arts & Sciences at Lyondemere Arts and Archery on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Rancho Park Archery Range. All are welcome to participate in a fine day of archery, competition, and sharing of artistic endeavors.

Because we are a seafaring land, our themed shoots and activities will be centered around what else, the sea! Artists who desire to compete for our championship will be awarded extra points for providing objects related to the theme.

Throughout the day there will also be fun, hands-on arts demos.

ARCHERS

Shoot till you drop! (Then shoot a little bit more.)

We’ll have fun with novelty shoots, which you can shoot as much as you want, with only your highest score counting. There will be sic different shoots going throughout the day, including some terrible monsters to shoot, as well as our current champion’s favorite seasonal (can you beat her highest score?). We’ll be using the 10m, 18m, and portable targets for variable distances on the 50m ranges.

There will be a special art shoot starting after lunch. To qualify, either the archer or their consort* must enter an art or science entry in a special art competition (*your consort may be your partner, a friend, sibling, an artist/scientist that you admire, or one you just met and decided to team up with).

Once the tournament ends, DON’T pack up yet! While the final scores are being tallied, come to the 18m range for the return of the beloved balloon melee! Every archer will get a balloon to pin to the target wall, representing their life on the melee field. Try to take out as many other archers balloon until someone gets yours. Who will be the last archer standing?

The finals will be a modified forester round, on a novelty target. The Baron has challenged our current champion to come up with something really difficult, will you be up for the challenge?

ARTISANS

We will have a few options for you to show off your newest object d’art (and/or science)!

To enter Baronial Championship you will need one period object (any type, from functional to non, any period medium) and provide written documentation. Please send a brief description of your entries for arts champion, by January 15, to our minister of arts so she can arrange suitable judges for your work to the following email address: artsnscience@lyondemere.org. This is a great opportunity for those wanting feedback on their projects for Pentathlon to assist in honing your entries.

All ages welcome (there will be a youth category, judged separately). The Lyondemere Art and Science Champion is judged on a recent, completed in the past year (2018-2019) project, and is expected to be fully documented. Because the judging is to be “’blind” please do NOT put names or any other identifying marks on entries or documentation. Entrants will be given a number to identify their entry at List.

Archer/Consort Art championship — anyone vying for the archery baronial championship, and provides an art or science project (either from the archer or their consort), will be placed into a special shoot and their submission will be eligible to win a prize. These entries will be chosen by their Excellencies and all objects need to come in with no identifying marks on the item or documentation (if provided).

There will also be a People’s Choice Arts Competition for those who wish to display their skill, but do not have proper documentation, or do not wish to enter in the championship competition.

A donation breakfast and lunch will be available. Further details to be posted closer to the event.

Schedule

  • 8 AM – Site opens
  • 9 AM – Lists and Archery Tournament opens
  • 10 AM – Opening Court
  • 12 PM – Lunch break & Final Call for all Arts and Science submissions for all competitions
  • 1 PM – Judging starts of A&S
  • 3:30 PM – (approx) Balloon melee and Finals
  • 4 PM – Closing Court
  • 5 PM – Site Closes

Site 

Rancho Park Archery Range 2551 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is extremely limited.

Come in on the north most parking lot entry, it is marked with the Archery Range sign. Drive past the front lot to the back lot to find the range, but parking there is limited, and the lot by the street much larger.

Special Site Notes

Please note: No canopies are allowed, but we’ll have plenty of shade either under the trees or on the archery range.

Dogs are allowed on leashes.

Planning Meeting Nov 26

Salvete Lyondemere!

On Monday, November 26, we will hold a planning meeting for Coronation/12th Night (January 5, 2019). We need as many in the Barony as can assist with this event, so please join us if you can. Many hands make lighter work and there’s a small job for everyone!

Meeting Location: Round Table Pizza in Torrance, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance.

Time: 7 PM

We will be in the back room. Hope to see you there.

Coronation – 12th Night 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 8 AM to 9 PM

Hosted by the Barony of Lyondemere

Join us in celebration as Their Royal Highnesses Adam and Stæina ascend the thrones of Caid on the temperate shores of the Barony of Lyondemere!

We welcome one and all to celebrate and share the many customs of your winter holiday season with the entire Kingdom. Whether you pass the wassail cup, decorate your palace with pine boughs and holly, or give small trinkets to your friends, we encourage you to also join in the festivities of 12th Night. There will be entertainment, a magnificent feast, the Dirty Dozen Largesse display, and the opportunity to show off your finery and catch up with friends.

To help support the local community we will be holding a canned food and grocery gift certificate drive. The Elks Lodge works with their community year-round and we would love to show them our Caidan hospitality by helping with this endeavor. Canned foods or Ralph’s gift certificates are on their wish list.

Merchants are welcome at this event! We must limit merchant space to four 10×10 spots and those will be just outside the back main entrance.

Feast: The Lyondemere Cook’s Guild will prepare a sumptuous feast for the evening. Theme and menu to follow.

Site: Gardena Elks Lodge, 1735 W 162nd St, Gardena, CA 90247. No pets or open flame candles, please. There is ample parking behind the lodge and across the street.

Schedule

  • Site Opens: 8 AM
  • Opening Court: 10 AM
  • Feast: 5 PM
  • Site Closes: 9 PM

Gate Fees

  • Adult Registration: $13
  • Adult Member discount registration: $8
  • Youth Registration (ages 12-17): $5
  • Children under 12 are guests of the Barony (free entrance)
  • Please make checks payable to “SCA Inc., Barony of Lyondemere
  • Feast: $15 per person
    Seating is limited to 150
    Please RSVP to feast by emailing CoronationFeast2019@lyondemere.org

Staff

Event Stewards: Magistra Claudia Prima and Sensei Asakura Mashime
Email: Coronation2019@lyondemere.org

Feast Steward: Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn