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Fiber, Fabric, & Fighting
November 22 @ 5:00 pm - November 24 @ 12:00 pm
Hosted By: Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais
The 17th annual Fiber, Fabric, & Fighting event will be on November 22 – 24, 2019 in the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais. Saturday will be a day of classes and workshops devoted to fabric, yarn, and many other Fiber arts. Between classes, Friday and Saturday evening, there is time to chat and work together with friends old and new on shared interests. Lord Dyryke Hastings will be holding a Youth Combat activity including Fight Practice and games at 3:00 pm on Saturday across the bridge from the building on the island.
The event will be held at the same site, the Sieg Conference Center located on 1494 Narrows Road, Lamar PA 16848. The site opens at 5PM on Friday and closes at noon on Sunday. To comply with LHU’s Minor Policy, children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sieg Center has several handicap accessible entrances, and 90% of the site is at grade. Service dogs are allowed.
If you are interested in teaching, please send Mistress Phiala O’Ceallaigh (firstname.lastname@example.org) your name (SCA and modern), and preferred titles (if any), Home Kingdom, a brief biography, title of class and a brief description;
class length, limits, fees, and special needs (if any).
Lord Andreas Jager von Holstein, email@example.com will oversee
Fencing activities. There will be a “Meet and Teach” session facilitated by
members of the Order of Defense. Details forthcoming.
THL Thorvaaldr Frithsamr, firstname.lastname@example.org will oversee Heavy
Merchants are welcome. Contact the autocrat for details as space is limited.
A Dayboard will be provided for all on Saturday from 11am-4pm(ish). If you have any dietary issues, please contact the Kitchen Manager, Alicia Langland at email@example.com. A light supper will be provided on Saturday; an oatmeal breakfast on Saturday morning, and a simple breakfast on Sunday.
The Adult Event Registration of $25 (Adult Member Discount: $20) includes the cost of event, bunk bed, and meals. The Adult Day Event Registration of $20 (Adult Member Discount: $15) includes the cost of event and Saturday side board. Youth Event Registration (6 to 17) is $10.00. Babes in arms are free. Please show proof of membership at the door or with your pre-registration to receive the member discount.
All checks are to be made payable to “SCA PA, Inc. – Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais”.
Registrations should be sent to Head Tollner, Christobel at Autumn Shuman, 329 Pearl Street, Berwick, Pa. 18603.
Large Groups: We ask any groups of 10 or more who plan to come without a reservation to please email\call the autocrat first even if you don’t know the exact number of people you are bringing. (It helps us to coordinate the meals).
A Silent Auction will be held to defray travel costs for out of state teachers – auction donations are welcome and encouraged! Lost and Found items aged one year or more will be on the auction table. If you discover your long-lost item and choose to reclaim it, we ask that you leave a donation in its place as we looked after it for a year and others wanted to bid on it.
We invite all attending to bring relevant books from their personal libraries to contribute to an event reference library. The library will be staffed, and books will not leave the library area.
Bathrooms (indoor plumbing), changing space, and showers are readily available on site. Limited bunk space is available on site. Reservations will receive first consideration for on-site sleeping accommodations (48 bunk spaces available, in two 24-bed dormitory rooms). Medical necessity for lower bunks will be considered upon reservation, however only 24 lower bunks are available. Please reserve early! Ladders will be provided per bunk room for access to upper bunks. All guests will need to provide their own bedding, but mattresses are provided by the site. Both dormitories are coed and will fill up. The bathrooms and showers are single sex.
Parking is extremely limited, and unpaved, at the Sieg Center. There is absolutely no room for oversize vehicles, and we urge everyone to carpool as much as possible. Several areas are off limits for parking due to underground structures. Please observe signs.
Directions to 1494 Narrows Road, Lamar, PA (570) 726-4755
From everywhere, take your best route to I-80. From interstate 80 take Exit 173 to Lamar (state route 64 south). At the bottom of the exit ramp proceed southward, towards State College, on route 64. Begin looking for SCA signs. Travel 1.9 miles, and then turn left onto Washington Ave. There is a sign for the Lock Haven Conference Center at this intersection. Continue on this road for 3.4 miles (it will turn into Narrows Road). The entrance to the site is on your right (no street address).
From points South of State College Area, take your best route to State College PA, via route 322. From 322 take 26 (which will become state route 64 North) for 26 miles. Turn right onto Washington Ave, at the sign for the Lock Haven Conference Center. Continue on this road for 3.4 miles (it will turn into Narrows Road). The entrance to the site is on your right.