George Hatfield State Park,
From The Page (June, 2001):
Sharpen your needles and warp your looms, it's time for the annual Arts and Sciences Tournament! This year the event will be held at lovely George Hatfield State Park in Newman, CA. This site provides great facilities including plenty of picnic tables and lots of shady trees (not to mention the flush privies). So plan to spend your weekend relaxing and learning from some of the most talented teachers in the West.
There will be a wide variety of classes to enlighten and entertain, including needlework, cooking, dancing, middle eastern music and dancing, calligraphy and illumination, leather, gaming, and the bardic arts to name just a few!! Martial arts classes will be taught all day in the "arena," so bring your armor too! We're still recruiting teachers for this event, so if you have an idea for a class you'd like to teach, please don't hesitate to contact us!!
In addition to classes, we'll also hold 8 separate A&S competitions. Check the contest calendar at the front of the Page for a complete list. In addition to awards for the winners of the various competitions, there will also be prizes for the individual and team who enters the most competitions, and also for the individual and team who earns the highest cumulative scores in 4 of the 8 contests. Come on, how much sleep do you really need???
All are welcome to bring items to exhibit in the two A&S displays: For "A Year in the Life of A&S," bring any project that you have completed (or at least begun...) within the past year, for the "Children's Display," we encourage all artists under the age of 14 to display their creations, whether complete or in progress
The Page School Councilor and his deputies are assembling a line up of classes and activities for the junior members of the Kingdom, which of course will include the celebrated Defender of the Oaks boffer tournament.
This will be an action-packed weekend, and, with your help, we'll make it an event to remember!
Autocrat: Cyneswith aet Caldhaefen (contact info omitted)
Site Fee: TBA
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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