These meetings are held at the CoBACH Center in Downtown Brighton, MI. and are the business meetings of the Canton of WealdLake. All are invited to attend, none are required. This is where the usual mundane meetings of the group are held. For information on the agenda, contact our Seneschal - Lady Odelia of White Waters (mailto:email@example.com).
When face to face meetings are permitted, these meetings are held at the Brighton Lodge of the Masons (315 W North St, Brighton MI 48116) and are the business meetings of the Barony of North Woods. All are invited to attend, none are required. This is where the usual mundane meetings of the group are held. For information on the agenda, contact our Seneschal - Baron Maximilian der Zauberer (mailto:NorthWoods.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Scribal Night at Aliyah's Scribal Scriptorium - Lady Alianor bat Asriel (aka Aliyah) is the canton's resident scribe. She has created several Illuminated scrolls for Their Majesties to bestow as awards for those Their Majesties deemed worth of honor in the SCA. Her work (at least those your humble webminister has remembered to scan in) can be seen here on the Illumination page. She would like to advance her knowledge and skills in the arts of illumination and calligraphy. To that end, she is inviting scribes to come and share their knowledge, and as the best way to learn is to practice: produce scrolls (or more properly phrased - scroll blanks). This is open to all: those who know nothing and would like to try; those more experienced that are willing to share their knowledge and techniques; those who just want to hang out with their fellow scribes. Those scrolls blanks produced will be given to Their Majesties for use as awards or incentives for other kingdoms to come join us on the field of battle as allies (bribes). (The Middle Kingdom is the only kingdom in the Knowne World that provides scrolls for all award recipients.)Welcome all! Contact Aliyah for further information at MOAS@wealdlake.org
Gab and Garb - This is a social gathering of men and women who wish to make garb or medieval clothing. It costs about $15.00 US to make a 'basic medieval' outfit. More formal and elaborate garb such as court garb costs more. This group also is charged by the Canton to make the Canton's banner signage or other major projects. For more information, come to a business meeting. Children are welcome at the meetings.
One of the most interesting parts of the SCA are "events", our word for the times when we put on our medieval clothing, go out and dance those dances we've been practicing, flirt, eat, talk, and generally have a good time.
Events are held almost every weekend of the year somewhere; some weekends there may be as many as a couple dozen events scattered around the SCA. Listed above are our events and those canton members plan to attend.
There are many different kinds of events, and the common pattern varies from place to place and season to season. The events are the most fun to most folk, because there we are recreating the "current medieval ages."
At events there are often tournaments, art exhibits or competitions, classes on all manner of medieval skills, workshops, and at many events a Royal or Baronial Court, followed by a medieval feast and sometimes dancing.
Events require at least an attempt of Medieval dress or "garb" for participation. If you are in our area and do not have medieval clothing, please contact the members of Wealdlake to either borrow "garb" or information on how to make quick and easy "garb".
Similar to an event, in that we put on our medieval clothing, but now we show the best the SCA has to offer to the general public. Medieval dress is not required to participate. Contact our Seneschal (mailto:email@example.com) if your school, group or organization is interested in having us provide a demo. We have provided demos for elementary classrooms, boy scout events, library enrichment classes and local events (such as the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest). See the Balloonfest demos list for what we demonstrated from the "current middle ages" to the guests of the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest.
Newcomers Openhouse - This is for those people who would like to know what the SCA is all
about (such as what does SCA stand for). All who are interested in the
Middle Ages are invited to attend. Here we will have small demos or
samples of SCA arts and Crafts.All Gab and
Garb gatherings are also newcomers openhouse events, as we generally are
working on SCA related projects. These, however, are not the more formal
demo event of a Newcomers Openhouse.
Practice - A new
and continuing class/practice in the fine art of medieval martial arts for
the members of the Canton and others in the SCA. For the truly chivalrous,
or those who wish to fight dragons, defend the realm, protect and rescue
maidens, and live the dream! Is in the style of ground fighting in heavy
armor - no horseback training as yet. All SCA forms are taught including
single sword, sword and shield, two swords, etc. See armored fighting page for more information or contact the Group Knight Marshall
Lady Helena Falkenstein email.
Rapier Fighter Practice -A new and continuing class/practice in the various forms of rapier sword
fighting or fencing, as practiced in our later period.
Think three musketeers and you are in the right style. All SCA forms are
taught and practiced - including single sword, sword and buckler, two
swords, longsword, etc. and even the new Cut and Thrust. This form of fighting does use
live steel (with the points covered.) Fencing is for both youth and adults;
Cut and Thrust is currently adult only.
See the fencing or rapier page for more information or contact the Group Knight Marshall
Lady Helena Falkenstein email
Youth Fighter Practice - A new and continuing class/practice in the fine art of
medieval martial arts for the youth members of the Canton and others in
the SCA. For the truly chivalrous, or those who wish to fight dragons,
defend the realm, protect and rescue maidens, and live the dream! It is in
the style of boffer fighting. See youth fighting page for more information or contact the
Youth Knight Marshals, Lord Schwartz Wilhelm VonEisenburg Auf Odra or Lady
Petranella VonEisenburg Auf Odra at firstname.lastname@example.org.