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The Twenty-ninth Year

Arts and Sciences Weekend -- Darkwood

September 24-25, 1994 (AS XXIX)
Coyote Lake Park,
Gilroy, CA

From The Page (August, 1994):

Come join our talented teachers and enthusiastic students for a weekend of classes and entertainment. We will have some brand new, never before seen classes (What is a hedgerow anyway?), as well as the return of many of "The Greatest Hits of A.S. XXVIII" (Brewing, Cooking, Dancing and more).

There are lots of things for pages to do at this event, so we encourage children (and adults) to come. Our annual pun contest will go forward all day, with finals before the populace after dinner. Fabulous prizes were given last year. Surely this year could be no less rewarding. It is a lovely way to celebrate the coming autumn. Join us.

Saturday night you're invited to join us for the second annual last baronial potluck. Plan to bring plenty of food for each member of your party. Sunday there are extra classes, the Yeoman/Ranger program testing, and teacher's reception where you can ask those second thought questions.

Competitions: Sciences - Best disguise for a director's chair. Arts - Bring your best work to display and share.

(List of classes omitted ...)

The Bard of the Oaks competition will be held Saturday evening. All bards pull out your best song or most fantastic tale, tune up your harp, blow the dust out of your recorder and compete for the honor of being the Bard of the Oaks. The competition will begin around 8:30 p.m. Prepare a period piece (with documentation) and the bard's choice, your favorite piece written by you. The catch is that each piece must be different from the other. Such as one song and one story; one piece played on recorder and one acapella; one sad and one funny; or even one standing on your head and one on your feet. Please bring four copies of each piece and the documentation for the judges.

The park will collect the following fees per car $3, per day use or $4 for each overnight use. Please pay the ranger station when you come in or in the morning if you arrive after hours Friday night. The S.C.A. site fee is $4 per adult, 12 and under free.

Directions: (omitted)

Autocrat: Deborah Fitz William (contact info omitted)

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