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On Target

May 20, 2017
Barony of Lochmere


Their Excellencies of Lochmere, Baroness Avice Claremond and Baron Gabrell Fairecloughe, invite archers to join Their Barony at a scenic waterfront site in Annapolis, Maryland for a day of archery, an atlatl battle, good food and companionship. Shooting will commence around 10 am on Saturday, May 20, 2017. As always, the main event will be the challenging walk-through shoot. The path climbs through some rolling hillside but is not particularly steep. It can still be somewhat difficult to get to some of the targets' locations so be prepared to climb, stretch, and twist to try and hit your mark. The challenges only make hitting the target that much sweeter! This year we will be making an extra effort to remove poison ivy around the archery targets and along the route shooters will hike. There are rumors of a mastodon lurking in the vicinity as well as a very strange sheep.

There will be a practice range set up for both target archery and atlatl. The Barony has lots of loaner gear for archery and atlatls available as well.

If you do not shoot, the Barony encourages you to come for the food, the socializing with old and new friends and the time to work on small A&S projects. Musicians and singers are welcome as well. If you are a newcomer to the SCA, this is a nice, low key, no pressure event to learn about archery and some of the many A&S activities practiced in the Society.

Website: http://lochmere.atlantia.sca.org/on-target/

Martial Activities: ARCHERY, including ATLATL. Archery/atlatl targets are set up in the surrounding woods and along the water for an interesting and challenging shoot. We are also looking forward to the atlatl battle! The practice range is available any time there is a marshal present.

Arts & Sciences Activities: No organized activities are planned, however, members of the Barony are encouraged to bring small A&S projects to work on and share with other attendees. Be aware that there is limited space for displays. Covered space is even more limited. This is a small site, however, if individuals wish to conduct impromptu A&S classes within this limitation contact the autocrat and we'll see what we can do.

Cost: 
        Adult, Member Discount:  $15.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Event Registration:       $20.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
        Youth (6-17):      $6.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-5):     $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Lochmere

Cost Notes: There is a family cost cap of 2 adults and 2 children. Lunch is included. Please direct any dietary concerns to the autocrat.

Site: 132 Riverview Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401. Site opens at 10 am Saturday and closes not later than 10 pm that same evening.

Site Restrictions:  This is a wet site. Pets are permitted but must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after. Bring your own disposal bags. The site is not ADA compliant. There are only a few chairs and tables at the site so attendees should bring their own.

Feast Information: Lunch will be provided by wonderful members of the Barony and dinner will be roast pig with all the trimmings. Please direct any dietary concerns to the autocrat.

Other Information: Bake sale fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society

Autocrat's Information: Hrefna iLundi (Connie Reed), 4905 Manor Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042, Phone: (443) 5382299, E-mail: qitty1[AT]gmail.com

Reservations: Send reservations to autocrat.

Directions:

From the west: Take best route to US- 50 East towards the Bay Bridge. Take the Rowe Blvd./Bestgate Road exit down to the light and bear right onto Rowe Blvd. South (towards Annapolis). Turn left on Melvin Avenue and another left on Ridgeley Avenue (the second left). Continue across Weems Creek and turn right on Riverview Avenue. Follow Riverview Avenue to its end. The site is on the right (with the white horse fence).

From the east: Take best route to US- 50 West towards Bowie. Take the Rowe Blvd./Bestgate Roat exit down to the light and bear right to Bestgate Road. At the next light, turn right onto North Bestgate Road. At the stop sign, turn right onto Ridgeley Avenue. Go over the US-50 overpass and take the next left onto Riverview Avenue. Follow Riverview Avenue to its end. The site is on the right (with the white horse fence).

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