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Who We Are

The Barony of Ponte Alto is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism based in the inner Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.  Ponte Alto is part of the Kingdom of Atlantia which stretches from Maryland to South Carolina, plus a little bit of Georgia. Map of Atlantia.

What We Do

The Barony works to re-create parts of the Middle Ages through "hands on" activities such as armored combat, fencing, archery, clothing making, embroidery, and music.

Where We Are

The Barony's official territory covers Fairfax County (except for Centreville and Chantilly), Arlington County, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church, but our activities are open to anyone who is interested.

Their Excellencies of Ponte Alto, Alric and Cellach
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Mistress Tannis Baldwin
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Their Excellencies of Ponte Alto, Baron Alric the Mad and Baroness Cellach Mór, welcome you!

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::: Ponte Alto Upcoming Events :::

To be announced

::: News and Announcements :::

Last Updated: March 24, 2017

Gothic Fitted Dress Patterns

Mistress Drea has offered to host a class to make gothic fitted dress bodice patterns. There's a limit of 8 people that will be fitted and will leave with a custom-fitted bodice pattern. Additional people are welcome to come and watch. This bodice pattern can be used with minimal changes for a cote-hardie/gothic fitted dress, for a 15th century kirtle gown, and even for a 16th century kirtle or bodice. You will need to bring: 1 yard of heavy cotton canvas or duck and one pair of scissors. Mistress Drea will have the pins, tailor's chalk and the pattern paper.

Sunday, April 9 at 1 PM - 5 PM at 8820 Ridge Hollow Ct, Springfield, VA 22152-1424, United States

Facebook Event here.

Barony of Ponte Alto Updated Financial Policy

The Barony will be voting on an updated financial policy soon. Please review the changes in the attached document here.

December Issue of Il Tempo

Notes from the business meeting and upcoming events! View in PDF

Practice & Potluck in the Park

Now that colder weather has arrived, the monthly Practice & Potluck in the Park will be postponed until spring returns.

Change in Location for Thursday Heavy Weapons Practice

The Ponte Alto Thursday night heavy weapons fight practice is moving back indoors.

As in the past, practice will be held in the cafeteria in the Lemon Road Elementary School located on Idlywood Road six blocks north of its intersection with Route 7 near I-66 in Falls Church from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. For detailed directions, see the Event Calendar section of the Ponte Alto Baronial Website starting with September 10. The cafeteria is on the right just past the school's main entrance and lobby. Parking is out front or on the right side of the school, with access from there to the back door leading directly into the cafeteria.

::: Baronial Openings :::

Open Baronial Officer Positions

Currently the Barony has several positions it is looking to fill.

Vacant positions include:
Deputy Hall Steward
Deputy MoL
Deputy Exchequer
Deputy Herald
Deputy Chronicler
Deputy Chancellor of Youth Activities

Please contact the the individual officer or the Baronial Seneschal for a position you are interested in or for more information.

::: Monthly Activities :::

Business Meetings

Meets: the fourth Sunday of every month
Next meeting: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7426 Idylwood Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043
Time: 6pm

Everyone is encouraged to attend the Barony's Business Meetings!

Newcomers Meeting

Newcomer's gatherings are open to everyone old or new. No garb required. Come hang out, talk, meet new people. Feel free to bring a project to work on.

Next Meeting: Friday, March 24, 2017
Host: Lady Flora de Bayeaux
Location: 10015 Duncan Street, Fairfax, VA 22031
Time: 7-10pm
Parking: Street
Allergy Alert: Cat in residence, please medicate as necessary.
Accessibility: Not ADA accessible - stairs leading into the house.

There is a large yard so if a marshal is available we can have a small fighting demo. There is also a fire pit so it can turn into a bardic circle if the weather is nice!

Sewing Circle

Meets: Once or twice a month
Next meeting: Wednesday, March 9, 2017
Host: Lady Margaret Lad
Location: 2810 West Glen Drive, Apt #21, Falls Church, VA 22046
Time: 7-9pm
Notes: Please park in visitor parking, across from the office building and facing West Street.

The Sewing Circle is an open group for anyone to work on, discuss, and learn about sewing-related projects (which might include garments, embroidery, knitting, weaving, dyeing, etc). We are a diverse group of all different skill levels, and all are welcome to join.

If you'd like to host or need the address please contact Lady Margaret Lad (mka Megan Ladd) at webminister AT pontealto.atlantia.sca.org

For more information, please visit the Sewing Circle's Facebook Group.

All Things Lacy

Meets: Once a month
Next meeting: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Host: Lady Vadoma
Location: 631 Oak Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Time: 7-9pm
Notes: Please park on Pearl Street, not in the driveway. Pet alert: There will be a pug on the premises so medicate if necessary!

In these sessions, we would do everything from sharing research to working on complex embroidery projects. We will focus on more complex styles of embroidery (cut work, hardanger, ponte aria, lefkara, Elizabethean) and explore more than just the basics offered at University.

For more information, please visit the Sewing Circle's Facebook Group.

Ponte Alto Singers

Meets: the second and fourth Tuesday of every month
Next meeting: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Host: Lady Annika Siltanen and Lord Hannus Siltanen
Location: 11130 Saffold Way, Reston, VA 20190
Time: 7-9pm

The singing group is open to anyone interested in learning both period (pre-16th century) and SCA original compositions.

If you are interested in joining and need the location information please contact Lady Annika Siltanen (mka Eliisa Harman) at mom AT pontealto.atlantia.sca.org

For more information, please visit the Ponte Alto Singers' Facebook Group.

Scriptorium and A&S Night

Meets: the fourth Monday of every month following that Sunday's business meeting
Next meeting: Monday, March 27, 2017
Host: Baroness Adina and Baron Drogo
Location: please contact Baroness Adina von der Heide at adinavdh [AT] gmail.com
Time: 7-9pm

Scriptorium and A&S night open for anyone to bring a current calligraphy, illumination, or other A&S projects or for A&S discussions and ideas.

If you are interested in joining and need the location information please contact Baroness Adina von der Heide at adinavdh [AT] gmail.com


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