Yule on the Bridge :: December 9, 2017 :: Details Coming Soon
Making Your Gothic Fitted Dress
Mistress Drea has generously offered to teach a follow up workshop for those who need further
assistance with their GFD patterns and using them to create full-fledged garb. This is a two part workshop.
There are corresponding Facebook events for each. The first part will focus on creating a dress using your GFD pattern and the second part
will focus specifically on sleeves. Please RSVP Yes to one or both, as appropriate. Thank you!
Sunday, May 21 at 12 PM - 2 PM and 2 - 4pm at 8820 Ridge Hollow Ct, Springfield, VA 22152-1424, United States
Facebook Event for Part I here.
Facebook Event for Part II 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
December Issue of Il Tempo
Notes from the business meeting and upcoming events! View in
Practice & Potluck in the Park
Join us for a pleasant afternoon at Tyson Pimmit Park In Falls Church VA on Sunday, May 21st, from 12-4pm. Ponte Alto will have a day shade up.
Bring your gear, family, lunch, crafty stuff, music, or just your wonderful self!
We'll follow the day in the park with the monthly Business meeting across Rt. 7 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Note: The library is closed, Restrooms will still be available in the Sunnoco Gas Station and at Trader Joe's and the Coffee Shop
on the other side of the Peach Tree of McClean Appartments
Heavy Weapons Practice
The Tysons Pimmit Regional Library is closed for renovation and therefore on-site bathrooms will not be available.
Bathrooms nearby at Pete's Coffee Shoppe and Trader Joe's will be available.
Note also that although the library and just over half the parking lot are now closed off by fencing during the construction, the outer ring of the parking lot is
still open for park users. The far end of the outer ring, which is nearest the park, is about 15 feet from the walkway down to our usual fight practice site in the park.
Fighters may also park along the edge of the park across from the Peach Tree Garden Apartments. Please take care to leave a few empty spaces for the residents on that
side of the Garden Apartments parking area.
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.
Open Baronial Officer Positions
Currently the Barony has several positions it is looking to fill.
Vacant positions include:
Deputy Hall Steward
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.
Meets: the fourth Sunday of every month
Next meeting: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7426 Idylwood Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043
Everyone is encouraged to attend the Barony's Business Meetings!
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: June Meeting TBD
Meets: Once or twice a month
Next meeting: Thursday, May 18. 2017
Host: Lady Margaret Lad
Location: 2810 West Glen Drive, Apartment 21, Falls Church, VA 22046
Notes: Please park in visitor parking, across from the office and facing West Street. Steps going up to the apartment on the second floor
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
All Things Lacy
Meets: Once a month
Next meeting: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Host: Lady Vadoma
Location: 631 Oak Street, Herndon, VA 20170
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
Ponte Alto Singers
Meets: the second and fourth Tuesday of every month
Next meeting: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Host: Lady Annika Siltanen and Lord Hannus Siltanen
Location: 11130 Saffold Way, Reston, VA 20190
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: Monday, May 22, 2017
Host: Baroness Adina and Baron Drogo
Location: please contact Baroness Adina von der Heide at adinavdh [AT] gmail.com
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