Gui l’Joueur is putting forward one last push for volunteers to take on needed roles at Schützenfest, May 6–8 at Camp Singing Hills, in Waterville. Click on the Volunteer tab on the site’s main menu to see what roles are still available. Continue reading
The second boffer practice for the Barony of Nordskogen will be this Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. We will be meeting at the Barony’s heavy weapons practice site in South Minneapolis at Brackett Park, located at 2728 39th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55406. See you there!
Practice will be on Sunday, April 24, from 3:30–5:30 p.m., in Room 107 (where rapier practice happens on Wednesdays).
This month’s dances will be connected to water in some way, for a theme of “April Showers.” RSVP to Rosanore of Redthorn via email, on Facebook by messaging Susan Guthmann Henry, or by posting to the Nordskogen Dancers Facebook page.
From Social Media:
The rapier loaner armor project is finally moving forward. Due to some changes in fabric manufacturing, the original material planned for the project was determined to no longer be densely woven enough to use. Meaning that fabric that used to pass the punch test in past years no longer passed. Thank goodness I tested it before buying and washing 60 yards of the stuff! I have been working to find an alternate solution from available 100% cotton fabrics that still fits the budget. And, thanks to creative couponing over the past month, I have successfully amassed and laundered enough blue and white fabric to start making the gear.
The Bwana Archery Range is closed for Easter Sunday and it looks like rain.
So, the Nordskogen Archery Marshals have cancelled archery practice this week.
–Rosanore of Redthorn, Chronicler
Dance practices will now be happening once a month. Our March practice will be on Sunday, March 13, from 4:00-5:30 p.m., in Room 107 (where rapier practice happens on Wednesdays).
In collaboration with the Clerk of Precedence, I have managed to get a version of our data back up under the Our People tab of the website. Note that the list has been offline for more than 3 years, and so we will need your help updating it. Each entry was entered by hand over a period of days. Look for your own entry, and consider sending any updates to Coquette du Lyon. It only gets better from here!
Our first Quarterly Moot will be on March 9 at GPS. For those that weren’t at the business meeting last week, our Baron and Baroness and the group decided to jazz it up and have a special moot about once a quarter, instead of smaller monthly moots. These Quarterly Moots will have more of a small event feel.
That being said, on March 9, it will be a Gulf Wars theme. We’ll have a small court—with awards (hint, hint), presentation of the baronial pennant for Gulf Wars, a Rapier Tournament, and potluck dinner.
A message from Their Excellencies Nordskogen:
We would very much appreciate your input for Baronial Award Recommendations for our upcoming March Moot. With Twelfth Night fresh in our minds, you likely remember individuals who contributed to the event and should be recognized for that effort. But please don’t limit your thoughts to just that event; we are sure that you have noticed other contributions which should be recognized by us.
Parents and their children interested in joining our youth boffer program are invited to come to an informal meeting during the Barony’s usual meeting time on the evening of March 2. If you are able to attend, please bring whatever equipment for the activity that you already have, if any. For more details about youth boffer, please contact Ulfe.