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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.

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, Drogo and Adina
Their Excellencies of Ponte Alto, Baron Drogo Rainulf de Dragonera and Baroness Adina von der Heide, welcome you!

Photo courtesy of Eoin Shirloc de Redheugh
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News and Announcements

Last Updated: November 23, 2015

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:

Pollings were due to be postmarked on Friday, November 13th. However, anyone wishing to express an opinion on the candidates may do so in writing to Their Majesties Christoph and Adelhait.Their contact information can be found here.

Business Meetings

Our regular business meetings are on the fourth Sunday of every month, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7426 Idylwood Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043. Next meeting will be Sunday, January 3rd at 6pm. There will be no business meeting for the month of December. 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!

A&S Gallery

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:
Heavy Marshal
Hall Steward
Deputy MoL
Deputy Exchequer
Deputy Herald
Deputy Chamberlain
Deputy Chronicler
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.

Monthly Activities

Newcomers Meeting & Baronial Cookie Bake-off / Cookie Exchange

Next Meeting: Friday, December 11th
Host: Lady Saidhbihn ui Cearbhaill & Lord Arthur of Blackmarsh
Location: 5816 Doris Dr, Alexandria 22311
Time: 7 - 10 pm
Parking: Is on street, be mindful that there is drainage areas and no curbing directly in front of the house, you may want to park slightly down the street where there is sidewalk and curbing. Since it will be dark when you arrive we don't want anyone to end up stuck.
Allergy Alert: Two small dogs on site, but will be put away for the night
Accessibility: Not ADA accessible-- one or two steps into the house, but full set of stairs to where the restroom facilities are.

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.

Please note, you are not required to participate in the Cookie Bake-off to attend. We have simply combined the events.

Cookie Bake-off & Exchange Information:

Lady Armegaerdj Sigursdottir from The Shire of Roxbury Mill was last year's Champion. She will be hosting the following competitions for fun and prizes: Best Overall Cookies - decided by popular vote of all those present Best French Inspired Cookie - she will be privately judging this competition

To participate you must do the following:
1. Bring 3 dozen cookies for each entry - yes you can enter more than one cookie
2. Bring a typed ingredient list to be display with your entry - this is for allergen alert purposes
3. Be willing to have fun and taste test other people's cookies

Not required but if you would like to bring 10 copies of your recipe to share.

Sewing Circle

Meets the third Thursday of every month. Next meeting: January, details 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

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

Ponte Alto Singers

Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month - the last meeting of November will be the fourth Thursday. Next meeting: Tuesday, November 24th 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

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: November 30th (fifth Monday) 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

Ponte Alto Events

Ponte Alto Investiture - February 20, 2016 - Reston, VA

St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath - March 12, 2016 - Vienna, VA


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