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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
Photo courtesy of
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 :::

Yule on the Bridge :: December 9, 2017

Tournament of Love and Beauty :: February 17, 2018

St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath :: March 10, 2018

::: News and Announcements :::

Last Updated: November 5, 2017

Gothic Fitted Dresses - The Redux

Mistress Drea has generously offered to help fit custom bodice patterns for those wishing to make a Gothic Fitted Dress, once again. There will be two, five hour workshops offered during the month of November. Workshops will take place in the Community Room of Lady Laelia's housing complex.

Next Meeting: Sunday, November 12 and 19, 2017
Host: Lady Laelia
Location: 625 Center St, Herndon, VA 20170-5004
Time: 12-5pm
Parking: any spot that does not have (unfortunately faint) painted "Reserved ###" at front of space (not curb). Entry to activity room is also pool entry -- north side of building.
Allergy Alert: None
Accessibility: No stairs - wheelchair accessible

July Issue of Il Tempo

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

Dance Practice

Lord Randall has decided to host dance practices at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston and invite its members and others to join in.

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave, Reston, VA 20190

Dates: Every Sunday, with the exception of the Fourth Sunday of the month on which the business meeting falls
Time: 6pm to 8pm

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 Chancellor of Youth Activities
Deputy Minister of A&S

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, November 26, 2017
Location: Location TBD
Time: 5pm

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, November 17, 2017
Host: Maura Nicastle
Location: 5511 Eastbourne Dr, Springfield, VA 22151
Time: 7-10pm
Parking: Street
Allergy Alert: Two cats and one dog.
Accessibility: ery accessible, no stairs necessary. Front door and main floor only one step up from driveway. Living room, sun room, screened porch, kitchen and bathroom all on main floor.

Sewing Circle

Meets: First Thursday of every month
Next meeting: December 7, 2017
Host: Lady Vadoma and Lady Margaret
Location: 969 Ferndale Ave, Herndon, VA 20170
Time: 7-9pm
Notes: Street Parking

Vadoma will teach a new stitch or sewing technique for the first 30 minutes of the meeting. Attendees are then free to work on any project they have brought. There is space for sewing machines.

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

Ponte Alto Singers

Meets: the first and third Sunday of every month
Next meeting: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Host: Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston
Location: 1625 Wiehle Ave, Reston, VA 20190
Time: 7:30-9pm

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

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, November 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


Disclaimer

This is the recognized website for the Barony of Ponte Alto of the Kingdom of Atlantia of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is maintained by the Baronial Web Minister. This site may contain electronic versions of the branch's governing documents. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information on this site and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favor of the printed version.

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For information on using photographs, articles, or artwork from this website, please contact the web minister. They will assist you in contacting the original creator of the piece. Please respect the legal rights of our contributors.

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