Candlemas  (UPDATE 1-30-17)

The Barony of Blatha An Oir invites you to our traditional mid-winter event. The day’s activities will include Baronial Court, a Pot-Luck Feast, A&S Classes and Activities, and a Court of Love.

Date: February 11, 2017

Parkland Post #2 American Legion Hall
11204 Park Ave S.
Tacoma, WA 98444

Enclosed flame candles and festive table decorations are encouraged. Please bring your own tablecloths to fit standard rectangular banquet tables. Alcoholic beverages are allowed (in period containers please). There is a small parking lot at the facility, additional parking on the street, and plenty of parking in the lot across the street to the east of the hall. Unfortunately, due to the theft of our baronial pop-up, there will not be any outside shelter, so please plan accordingly.

Due to the Banquet Permit requirement for a guest list, please send an email to Annaka ( with the SCA Names and Mundane names of those in your party, including youth. This will also speed up gate check-in and help us plan the food. Liking or saying you are interested in the event on the Facebook page is nice but does not get you on the guest list. Pay at the Door.

Tentative Schedule:
10:30 am Site Opens to the Populace.
A&S Classes, Activities, and Socializing throughout the day.
4:00 pm Court
After Court (around 5:00 pm) Potluck Feast and Court of Love
8:00 pm Site Closed

A&S Classes and Activites:

12:00pm – 2:00pm. Learn detached Buttonhole Stitch. Buttonhole stitch is a fill Stitch that is not worked through the fabric, but rather on top of it. Here you will learn two styles of the Stitch. Limited to six students. Students need to bring a basic sewing kit, as well as a embroidery frame or hoop. No fee for the class. Ability to do a basic chain stitch is a plus. Taught by Elizabeth FittzWilliam of Carlisle.

2:00pm – 4:00pm. Intarsia. Learn the basics of intarsia, or inlaid wool applique, used in the Scandinavian countries in the 13-15th centuries to make cushions, hangings, coverlets and other soft furnishings. Bring a sharp pair of snips or scissors, as there will be wool, thread and needles provided, as well as a selection of design options.Limited to 10 students. Taught by Angharat verch Reynulf.

Afternoon: Open Scribal Table hosted by Thomasina “Tamsin” Fairamay. Adults and Teens welcome to learn charter painting skills. Materials provided.

Additional Classes to be announced soon.


Our new Baron and Baroness need largess to continue our tradition of generosity toward our cousins and guests. A Largess Display area will be provided for your contributions.

Potluck Dinner:
Each adult please bring a potluck contribution – an appetizer, main dish, side dish, or dessert, to serve 8-10 people. If your food needs to be served hot, please bring it in a crock pot or other heating/serving dish. Please be generous with your contribution.
Don’t forget to bring a serving utensil. Cards will be available to list your ingredients. Baroness Elspeth is our Pot-Luck Feast Coordinator.

Entertainment:  Music will be provided by Sgt. Gareth Albarac o’ Eastbrook!

The Barony will provide two period potluck feast contributions: Slow-roasted Beef, and a Vegetable Soup. If you have any food allergies or concerns with either of these main dishes, please contact Annaka ( Complete ingredient lists will be available at the event.

Site Fees – Pay At The Door:
$15.00 per person for adults 18 years and older, with a $5 discount for current SCA Members with a Blue Card.

Free for Youth 17 and under.

Please make checks payable to SCA Inc. Barony of Blatha An Oir.

Parents and Guardians: please keep an eye on your children during the event. This is for their safety, the safety and enjoyment of the populace, and our site contract.

Event Stewards:
Annaka Poznanska (mka Anita Taylor) cell (206) 369.2231

Francis of Norton (mka David Tackett) cell (253) 534.5489

Driving Directions: 

  1. From Highway 512, either direction, take the WA-7S/Pacific Ave. S. exit.
  2. Head Southbound on Pacific Ave. S. for 0.2 mile.
  3. Turn Right onto 112th St. S.
  4. Continue on 112th St. S. for 0.2 mile.
  5. Turn Left onto Park Ave. S.
  6. The American Legion Hall is on the right.