Chalice of the Sun God - October 22, 2016 - Leesburg, VA
Ponte Alto needs a new Herald!
Greetings to the good Gentles of Ponte Alto,
At the beginning of the coming year I will step down as our baronial herald after two terms of serving our barony. This chair cannot be empty. The Barony, by law, must have a baronial herald. There is no deputy to turn to and so I come to you all to ask if anyone is interested in taking on this necessary, interesting, and fun position. I will happily help you learn the responsibilities and resources you have at your disposal. This community, the Atlantian College of Heralds, is welcoming and supportive, and will be there to guide you through the ins and outs of Atlantian heraldry. Please email me, email@example.com or PM me on Facebook if you are interested.
Herald, Ponte Alto
Winter Archery Practice
The winter schedule for archery practice starts Friday, 10/28, at Bull Run archery range. Practices run from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
October Issue of Il Tempo
Notes from the business meeting and upcoming events! View in
Fall Fiber Arts Series Part I
Harken all dabblers in the fiber arts! Lady Rikilda Lindrapir has generously agreed to teach a three part series
this fall and winter for those interested in learning fiber arts! This will be a series of classes intended for newcomers but all are welcome!
Part I will be an Introduction to Spinning. It will take place on Monday, October 24th from 7-9pm hosted by Baroness Adina and Baron Drogo!
Yes, this class will take place during Ponte Alto's monthly A&S and Scribal gathering at the same location. Please contact Baroness Adina von der Heide
at adinavdh [AT] gmail.com for the address.
Mark your calendars now! Part II will be an Introduction to Dyeing and will take place either November 21st or 28th. Stay tuned for finalized dates!
Part II will be an Introduction to Fingerloop Braiding and will take place on January 23rd.
Practice & Potluck in the Park
Join us for a pleasant afternoon at Tyson Pimmit Park In Falls Church VA on Sunday, October 23rd. 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.
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, October 23, 2016
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: Friday, November 11, 2016
Host: Lady Barbara and Lord Seamus
Location: 8715 Etta Drive, Springfield VA 22152
Time: 7 - 10 pm
Parking: Street Parking
Allergy Alert: One cat and one dog. Medicate as necessary.
Accessibility: Steps leading up to and inside the house.
Meets: Twice a month
Next meeting: October 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
All Things Lacy
Meets: Once a month
Next meeting: Next meeting TBD
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, October 25, 2016
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, October 24, 2016
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
Welcome! Please visit our Newcomers pages to get acquainted with our group
or contact our Chatelain, Lady Barbara MacAuley,
the officer responsible for helping new folks learn about the SCA in general and the Barony of Ponte Alto in particular.
Upcoming Newcomers' Meeting.
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and the latest news in Ponte Alto.
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