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Bright Hills Baronial Birthday

February 10 2018 (10 AM - 10 PM )
Barony of Bright Hills

Baronial Birthday 2018 Bright Hills Baronial Birthday, Feb. 10, 2018, "These are the Books of Hours of our lives" All aspects of medieval life could be found in a book of hours be it a peasant milling grain or nobles hunting wild game. There are 24 hours in a day and it is our 24th birthday so come see how we make the magnificent imagery found in these beautiful books come to life. We welcome you to help us celebrate with; bardic feats, arts, feasting, children's activities include Y.A.F.A., and martial activities

Website: brighthills.atlantia.sca.org

Martial Activities: ** WEATHER PERMITTING ** Heavy weapons, Archery, Youth fighting, Thrown weapons and Rapier

Arts & Sciences Activities: A&S Competition to Choose the New A&S Baronial Champion "Books of Hours" TBD

"Book of Hours" Scroll Competition The theme for this competition is quite simple but has a lot of room for creativity. You must base your design on a Book of Hours. It can be any Book of Hours. The caveat is, the scroll must be done in miniature. This means that the scroll must be done at a maximum of 5"x7". There will be two categories:

Baronial: This entry will be for an illumination only. This will then be donated to the Barony of Bright Hills to be used as a scroll blank.

Kingdom: This entry will be for a backlogged scroll and will be for the illumination and calligraphy. Backlog assignments must be obtained by emailing the Backlog Deputy at mistress.martelvonc[at]gmail.com

Bardi c Bear Pit, Children's crafts, Book of hours themed competitions and displays. classes on pearl and silk knotting ($2 material cost) and easy period earrings ($3 material cost).

Cost: Adult Event Registration: $15.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Member Discount: $10.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (6-17): $5.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-5): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To: SCA-MD, Inc., Barony of Bright Hills

Site: Manchester volunteer fire department activities building Address 3297 York St, Manchester, MD 21102. Site opens 10am, closes 10pm.

Site Restrictions: No smoking within any buildings on site. Service animals only - no pets.

Feast Information: Seating for 80. A seating chart for assigning seats will be available at check in

Feast menu:

Course the First
Sausage with 3 sauces (Juniper Berry, Mustard & Garlic)
Spiced Olives
Spring Sallet
Butter & flavored butters (herb & honey)

Jellied Milk

Course the Second
Stewed Chicken
Roasted root vegetable sallet
Maeve's Mushrooms (Champignons)
Makeroun (pasta with cheese)

Gelye in Peel

Course the Third
Roast of Pork
Mashed parsnips

Dessert Course
Quince cake
Pear Tart

Seating for for feast is 80. A seating chart for assigning seats will be available at check in. The cooks reserve the right to modify this menu. If you have questions or dietary concerns, please contact Lord Rhys of Ravenhill aka Raven (James Wieland) centuren[AT]gmail.com

Merchanting Information: Merchants are most welcome! We can provide tables to ease your need to haul your own. Space is limited so kindly contact our merchant coordinator early! Lady Livia de Samuele / Sherril Abramson can be reached at AbramsonSM[AT]comcast.net ** Merchants may check in an hour before the event opens to make set up easier.

Autocrat's Information: Alexander de Burdegala (Larry V Jones II), 201 Yorkshire Way Unit H, Bel Air, MD 21014, Phone: (443) 903-5596, E-mail: kidofamerica[AT]yahoo.com

Reservations: Send reservations to autocrat


From East and North - Take your best route to I-695 (Baltimore Beltway and follow this to exit #19 / I-795. Follow I-795 West +/- 9 miles to MD rte 30/Hanover Pike. Turn Left onto Rte 30 and follow it 14 +/- miles to Manchester. In Manchester turn Right onto York Street and follow it several blocks. The site will be on your Right. Look for the curved stone Gateway.

From West and parts of D.C. and No. VA.- Take your best rte to I-70 and exit # 68 / Mt Airy / MD rte 27. Follow MD rte 27 North until it deadends in Manchester, MD. Turn right and go several blocks to the next traffic light and turn Left onto York St. Follow York St. several blocks. The site will be on your Right. Look for the curved stone gateway. Event opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 10:00 PM. Setup begins at 8:00 AM and Merchants and staff may check in at 9:00 AM.


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