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The Thirty-second Year

Arts and Sciences -- Darkwood

September 6-7, 1997 (AS XXXII)

Coyote Lake Park,
Gilroy, CA

From The Page (July, 1997):

We invite everyone to join us for Darkwood's Arts & Sciences weekend. There will be 6 tracks of classes: Celtic, German, Viking, Italian, Middle Eastern, and Miscellaneous for everything else! (See complete list of classes in the August Page.)

Come and learn, dance, feast, and be entertained! The evening potluck will include foods prepared during the day's cooking class! Entertainment will be provided at the evening's open bardic. Saturday at noon, bring your nourishment and stop by the Baroness' Pavilion for Lunch with the Baroness. Sunday morning will feature Breakfast with the Baron (time TBA). Bring your breakfast and stop by Baron Wilhelm and Baroness Elizabeth's pavilion to hear the tale of how the Barony of Darkwood came to be.

On Saturday, Darkwood will hold an Exhibit of Handwork. Bring that special something you have been working on to the Darkwood Pavilion so that we may display it for others to admire. This display will also include small boxes and containers. There will be 2 competitions on Saturday: (1) Herb Wreaths and Bouquets, and (2) Best Display of Heraldry. Enter one of the competitions and have an opportunity to win 2 free tickets to the next Twelfth Night!

Fees collected by the park: $4.00 per car per day for visitors; $5,00 per car per day for overnight visitors. SCA fee: $2.00 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Directions: (omitted)

Autocrats: Doreen Dragonet of Darkstone Castle (contact info omitted); Isela di Bari (contact info omitted).


From The Page (August, 1997):

Learn the secrets of a good fighter. Discover what Viking women wore. Find out if vampires are the true creative anaclironists. Practice belly dancing. Make cordials. Discuss period jewelry. All these classes and more at Darkwood's annual A&S Weekend. (See complete list of classes in Sept. Page) You say there's more....Have lunch with the Baroness on Saturday and, that evening, dine with Darkwood at their Last Annual Potiuck. Then join us around the campfire for an evening of wondrous entertainment, including dancers, storytellers, musicians, etc. Wait! There's more! Wake up Sunday morning and bring your breakfast by the Baron's pavilion to hear him tell the real story of Darkwood's illustrious history.

Also, on Saturday, Darkwood will hold an Exhibit of Handwork. Bring that special something you have been working on to the Darkwood Pavilion so that we may display it for others to admire. This display will also include small boxes and containers. Two competitions will be held on Saturday: (1) Herb Wreaths and Bouquets, and (2) Best Display of Heraldry. Enter one of the competitions and have an opportunity to win 2 FREE tickets to Twelfth Night!

Fees collected by the Park: $4.00 per car per day for day visitors; $5.00 per car per day for overnight visitors. SCA fee: $2.00 per person. Children under 12 are free!

Directions: (omitted)

Autocrats: Doreen Dragonet of Darkstone Castle (contact info omitted), and Isela di Bari at (contact info omitted).


Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.


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