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The Thirty-sixth Year

Collegium Occidentalis

October 20, 2001 (AS XXXVI)

Mills Middle School,
Rancho Cordova, CA

From The Page (October, 2001):

The time has come to prepare for Fall Collegium! Spend the day in gentle (and not-so-gentle) pursuit of knowledge! Fall Collegium offers an exciting array of classes, exhibits, food and dancing. The site will open at 9 A M for check-in & registration for limited attendance classes. Classes are an hour and twenty minutes each, and start at 9:30 AM, The site closes at 10 PM. The site fee is $5.

Classes! Here's a sampling of the classes being offered: Carbolli Workshop (Torvaldr Torgarson); Advanced Skaldic Verse (Drottkvaet Stanza) (Torvaldr Torgarson); How to play Lute Music on the Modem Guitar (Allesandro); Interacting with the Royalty (Hirsch von Henford); Two Period Ways to Stitch Jewels on Garb (Aldith Angharad St. George); How to Give Productive Criticism and Feedback (Branwen Cryccthegn); Bidding the Bedes: Medieval Rosaries and Paternosters (Christian de Holacombe); Chirurgeon 101 (George of Berwick); An overview of Ladies Elizabethan, an online walk thru; Period candlemaking class; Autocrat Class, or how to be in charge without losing your mind! (Cilean Stirling); Arithmetic on the counting table ('A'isha bint Khalil al-Herati); Wood Tool Sharpening 101 (Johann von Drachenfels and Eben); Sharpening 102 - Scrapers Johann von Drachenfels and Eben); Starting to Weave (Marielle de Rivage); Late Period Nautical Costuming, or "Costuming for the Windward Edge" (Alail Horsefriend); Middle Eastern Cooking (Zahra bint Talib); How to wrap a Turban (Zahra bint Talib); Cheesy fun for kids (Katherine de Langelei). Classes are still being added. If you are interested in teaching, please contact Torvaldr Torgarson at (email omitted). You can check out the Collegium web page at (website address omitted) for changes and additions to ihe class schedule.

Exhibits! There will be plenty of space available to set up displays. Finished works and works-in-progress are equally welcome. Don't have anything to display? Come and see what everybody else is doing! Better yet, let them know how much you appreciate their efforts. Notepads will be provided; compliments are encouraged. Please note that this is not a competition.

Food! A very special exhibition is planned for lunchtime on Saturday ~ the Food Court will be open! Have you been working on a dish that you're anxious to show off? Wanted to dabble in period cooking, but not willing to prepare an entire feast? Then come join the Food Court! We'll provide the space, some kitchen facilities and a hungry and appreciative audience. Tickets for the Food Court are $3.00, and we will serve the first 75 who sign up. The feast is being prepared by Wulfric of Creigull, and will be primarily English. There will be plenty of choices for both carnivores and vegetarians, however, if you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Rose in advance. Feast tickets are $8, kids under 10 half price, kids under 6 free, and seating will be limited to 60.

Autocrat: Rose de LeMans (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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