||Their Excellencies of Ponte Alto, Baron Drogo Rainulf de Dragonera and Baroness Adina von der Heide, welcome you!
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Chalice of the Sun God XII: The Labors of Hercules
The Barony's next event will be Saturday, October 10, 2015! For information on the
challenges and activities for the day, please visit the
Baronial Letters of Intent
Letters of intent have been submitted for the next Baronage of Ponte Alto.
The following candidates have submitted letters, which can be viewed by clicking their names:
Polling will take place in October, though at this time we are unsure if this will
be an electronic polling or a paper polling. Further information on the polling will be provided by
the Senescahl when it is available. As always only dues paid members will receive the pollings, so
please make sure your memberships are up to date. However, anyone wishing to express an opinion on
the candidates may do so in writing to Their Highnesses Christoph and Adelhait.
New Location for Monthly Sewing Circle
The sewing circle that meets the third Thursday of every month will now take place at
a new location: TBD. The next meeting will be in October, date and time TBD. For more
information, please visit the Sewing Circle's
Change in Time for Sunday Heavy Weapons Practice
Sunday heavy weapons practice at Tysons Pimmit Park has returned to its normal 12-4pm schedule.
Change in Location for Thursday Heavy Weapons Practice
Starting next Thursday, September 10, 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.
Our regular business meetings are one the fourth Sunday of
every month, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7426 Idylwood Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043.
Business Meeting Directions.
To All Heavy Weapons Fighters of Ponte Alto and Its Environs!
A reminder to those to attend marshal activities and practice
at Fairfax County Public Schools: Fairfax County Schools do not allow any form
of real weapons, even work knives, Swiss Army knives, box cutters, etc, to be
brought onto school property. Lemon Road Elementary has in the past officially
informed the Barony that any infraction of this rule will result in the perrnanent
loss of our practice site there. Therefore, please be respectful of this rule so
that we may continue having our practices at this school. Thank you!
Ponte Alto is continually seeking submissions from our local artisans for our
online gallery of A&S projects.
If you are interested in displaying your work, whether finished or in-progress,
send your photographs and descriptions to the MOAS.
Open Baronial Officer Positions
Currently the Barony has several offices it is looking to fill, including deputy positions.
Vacant positions include:
Deputy Archery Marshal
Deputy Chancellor of Youth Activities
Please contact the Baronial Seneschal or the individual officer for a position you are interested
in or for more information.
Next Meeting: Friday, October 16th
Host: Lord Grimkirk and Lady Agnete
Location: 4215 Maylock Ln, Fairfax, VA 22033
Time: 7 - 10 pm
Parking: Plenty of street parking
Allergy Alert: none
Accessibility: 100% wheelchair accessible
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.
For those of you who have been to the home of our Baron and Baroness, it may help you to know that Grimkirk and Agnete live directly across the street!
This is an Open House style meeting... arrive when you can.
Meets the third Thursday of every month. Next meeting: October, date and time TBD.
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
Ponte Alto Singers
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Next meeting: Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00pm.
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'
Scriptorium and A&S Night
Meets the fourth Monday of every month following that Sunday's business meeting.
Next meeting: October 26th at 7:00pm.
A&S night open for anyone to bring a current project 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 baroness AT pontealto.atlantia.sca.org
Potluck Heavy Weapons Practices
Back by popular demand! The Barony of Ponte Alto will resume having a
potluck picnic along with its Sunday afternoon heavy weapons practice in Tysons-Pimmit Park
from 12:00 to 4:00 PM, on the same Sunday as the monthly Baronial business meeting is scheduled,
and will continue into the autumn for as long as fair weather will permit (except for July,
when the monthly business meeting is cancelled in lieu of Pennsic War).
All members of the populace are invited to attend. Heavy weapons and light
weapons fighters, arts and sciences creators and dancers and other performers are welcome to come
and fight / craft / entertain / practice their specialty. Potluck participants bringing dishes
are requested to bring modest amounts of food (5-8 servings). Gentles from our neighboring Baronies
of Stierbach and Storvik are also most welcome to participate. (See the Monthly Calendar on the
Baronial Website for Directions).
Please contact Deputy Knight's Marshal, Duncan the Elder (duncan.l.cooper AT gmail.com)
to coordinate; and as always, cross-post, where appropriate.