Ponte Alto Investiture and Baronial Birthday: Adventures along the Silk Road
February 16 2019 (9 AM - 10 PM )
Barony of Ponte Alto
Join the populace of Ponte Alto for a day of Adventures along the Silk Road as we celebrate our baronial birthday by bidding a fond farewell to Baron Alric the Mad and Baroness Cellach Mor, thanking them for the blessings and sharing tales of the glory they've brought to our fair barony over the past three years. At the same time, we will welcome our incoming baroness and baron, Baroness Marie Therese Normand and Lord Naran Numuchi. Join us, why don't you, for a joyous celebration of our leadership and all that makes Ponte Alto great!
Martial Activities: The event will feature heavy, youth, and rapier fighting in an indoor gymnasium.
Arts & Sciences Activities: In accordance with Ponte Alto's tradition of old, their Excellencies will select Bardic and Arts and Science champions at the Baronial Birthday. If you wish to compete in Bardic, come prepared to perform. Arts and Science champion candidates should bring items to display or other evidence of their research or art.
In addition, there will be an area available for open display.
Our dance master, Lord Randall Clark will organize dances.
Questions may be directed to Ponte Alto's Minister of Arts and Sciences, Lady Vadoma (email:moas AT pontealto.atlantia.sca.org).
|Adult, Member Discount||$20.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Adult, Event Registration||$25.00||$0.00||$0.00|
Site: Green Acres Community Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
Site is fully accessible. Site opens at 8 AM, troll opens at 9 AM and the site closes at 4 PM
Site Restrictions: NO ALCOHOL. NO TOBACCO. NO PETS.
Feast Information: Luncheon feast is included in the gate fee. Our talented chef has planned a magnificent feast featuring delicacies of the Silk Road, consisting of:
Banhs in beef broth- Mongol dumplings
Apple Squash Soup
Chicken with pomegranate juice with a apricot pine nut pilaf
Tsuvivan - Mongol noodles with lamb, cabbage and carrots
Ginger Almond Cake
Saefra-semolina date cake
Apple Jelly Candy
Ingredients for feast dishes are listed here: http://pontealto.atlantia.sca.org/events/investiture/menu.php. Special diet requirements will be accommodated, however prior notification must be arranged by email to the Feastocrat (deadline 2/9/19). Email: feastocrat2019investiture AT pontealto.atlantia.sca.org
Autocrat's Information: Lady Maria Chiara Datini (Mary Dotson), 2969 Wilson Ave, Oakton, VA 22124, Phone: (703) 593-3818, E-mail: autocrat2019investiture AT pontealto.atlantia.sca.org
Reservations: Lady Astrid of Ponte Alto (Katie Bischoff), 25829 Turlough Terrace, Chantilly, VA 20152, Phone: () , E-mail: exchequer AT pontealto.atlantia.sca.org
Directions: From Richmond: Take I-95 North to I-495 W to in Virginia. Take I-66 West to exit 60 (VA-123 South/Chain Bridge Road). Continue on that Route 123 through Fairfax City for 2.3 miles and take a left on Armstrong Road and right two blocks later on Sideburn Road. Drive to the end of Sideburn Road (about 1/2 mile) to the school, at the end.
From Baltimore: Take I-95 S to I-495 W to in Virginia. Take I-66 West to exit 60 (VA-123 South/Chain Bridge Road). Continue on that Route 123 through Fairfax City for 2.3 miles and take a left on Armstrong Road and right two blocks later on Sideburn Road. Drive to the end of Sideburn Road (about 1/2 mile) to the school,at the end.