Acorn War XXVIII Events

Wars

Marshal in Charge: Fergus the REd
Scenarios

Once again the invaders have been spotted and are coming after our fair shire’s Acorns.  Muster your forces and join us as we show them the error of their ways and teach them that it is nuts to attack us.  The victories and losses will determine the order of events, but everyone will have FUN!

Heavy Armor Inspection:  10 AM
War: 11 AM 

Rapier Armor Inspection: 10 AM
Rapier Melee:  12 PM  (after tournament)

Tournaments

Rapier Tournament 
Saturday, 11 AM

Archery Defender Tournament
Saturday, 11 AM

Youth Defender Tournament
Saturday, 3 PM

Classes

Class:  Court As Theatre
Taught by: Baron Cormac Mor
When: 11:00 AM
Location: Amphitheater
Description: The experience of court is a true team effort. From the populace in the seats to the entourage of a baronial presentation, from the guards at the back of court to the herald and Royalty on the dais, come learn how to make court a more theatrical, immersive, and enjoyable experience for all. The class will consist of a presentation, followed by discuss and (time permitting) hands-on scenarios.

Class:  Heraldic Flag Design
Taught by: Baron Cormac Mor
When: 12:00 PM
Location: A&S Covered Area
Description: Is that a banner, or a standard? A gonfalon, or a pennon? In this class, we will discuss the design and purpose of four different types of heraldic flags, both in period practice and in the SCA. There will be a practicum in the second half of the class where students will design their own heraldic flags.

Class:  Everyday Courtesy
Taught by: Dame Lissette de la Rose OP
When: 12:00 PM
Location: Waterbearing tent
Class Size:  15
Description:  A discussion of general customs and etiquette in An Tir including Regalia, forms of address, and court manners.

Class:  Waterbearing 101
Taught by: Dame Lissette de la Rose OP
When: 2:00 PM
Location: Waterbearing tent
Class Size:  15
Description:  From caring for your consort to running Waterbearing at a war and everything in between. A look at what you need to know to recognize dehydration and the steps you can take to prevent it.

Class: Introduction to the Arts and Sciences of Brewing
Taught by: Lord Philip De Greylonde
When: 11:00 AM
Location: A&S Covered Area
Cost: $3
Class Size
Description: In this class we will introduce the students to  a number various types of brewing, as well as how to get started. This will include tasting a variety of beverages and foods.
We will cover soda, syrups, fermented foods (such as kraut), mead, wine, and beer. Students should bring a small tasting cup.  This class is for ages 21+

Class: Sekanjabin: Ancient Persian Drinking Syrups
Taught by: Lord Philip De Greylonde
When: 2:00 PM
Location: A&S Covered Area
Class Size
Description: In this class we will cover how to make sekanjabin syrups at home. We will go over the various ingredients, methods, and demonstrate the making of a sekanjabin syrup.
Students will have the option to leave with a jar of syrup, for a suggested $3 donation. Students should bring a small tasting cup. Family friendly.

Class: Crispinettes
Taught by: Lady Colette La Trouvere
When: 2:00 PM
Location: A&S Covered Area
Class Size: 10
Cost:  $10
Description:  A two hour hands on class to teach you how to make simple and inexpensive Crispinettes.  Crispinettes were a popular hairstyle in the 14th century and are a fun way to take your garb to the next level.  The techniques used are not period, but will result in an awesome and relatively simple-to-make set of crispinettes.   
If you plan on participating, it is recommended that you bring extensions that are an approximate match to your own hair. These can be human or fake. These will not be reusable for anything else but the hairpieces you're making. You can find decently priced ones at Sally's or on Amazon by searching for Kanekalon Hair Braiding Extensions.

Class: Finger Cymbal Fundamentals
Taught by: Lady Vivienne Aurélie de Lyon
When: 2:00 PM
Location: Amphitheater
Description: Basic finger cymbal technique and patterns for beginner to advanced percussionists. We will cover how to properly play finger cymbals, different sound types you can create and how they incorporate into the soundscape of ME/North African music. We will also go over some basic hafla etiquette for dancers and musicians. Please bring a pair of finger cymbals/sagat/zills of your own.