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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

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 event page.

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 Facebook Group.

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.

Business Meetings

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!

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 Chatelain
Deputy Herald
Deputy Chamberlain
Deputy Chronicler
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.

Monthly Activities

Newcomers Meeting

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.

Sewing Circle

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

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

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

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: 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

Ponte Alto Events

Potluck Heavy Weapons Practices

Oyez! Oyez!

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 to coordinate; and as always, cross-post, where appropriate.


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