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Event Details
Artisans' Challenge and Display Event date: March 8th, 2014
Hosted by Shire of Hartshorn-dale - Center Square (Blue Bell), PA
Event Last Modified: October 2nd, 2013
 
Event details
Once again, the Shire of Hartshorn-dale calls upon all artisans to come to the Artisans’ Challenge, and Display.  Several challenges have been issued and more will be coming in, can you meet one (or more?) https://sites.google.com/site/artisanscdw/

Bring your latest work and show it off and talk about it with other artisans.  Got something cool you’re working on now? Bring it along and show it off as you share your enthusiasm.

Please take note of the unique start time for this event, which has been popular in the past.  A light supper board will be put out around 4:30.  There is no feast, and those seeking heartier fare may wish to bring food to enjoy (or share).  If cooking is your art and you wish to contribute item(s) to the food offered, please contact the head cook in advance to allow for planning.

Issue a challenge.  Please contact Elizabet Marshall to issue a challenge.  Anyone can issue a challenge, though you must be sufficiently familiar with the challenge topic so as to be able to determine who has met your challenge.  Challenges should relate to period arts or sciences, or to SCA Life.  Service challenges anyone?

Challenges:
See https://sites.google.com/site/artisanscdw/ for the list of challenges that have been issued.  The challengers are responsible for determining which artisans have met their individual challenges.  Each challenge group will meet in a designated room (though all attendees are encouraged to visit to see the works that have been wrought).  If you have any questions regarding the individual challenges, please contact the challenger. 

Display
Artisans are encouraged to register with the coordinator ahead of the event to ensure display/work space.  If you require anything special (large display area, electricity, a “messy acceptable” area), you MUST register ahead of time to allow for planning.  For those not registering in advance, space for display/work will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.  Plan on spending some time with your work (other than when you’re browsing other artisans’ displays), to talk about it.

All attendees are encouraged to bring personal tokens to distribute to those works that speak to you.  Some tokens will also be provided at the gate.  There will also be a supply of comment cards available, though you are encouraged to discuss your thoughts with the artisans.  The Display is not a competition, and it is not a judging situation, it is a time to share and enjoy.

Other Activities:  There will be a meeting and paneling of Athena's Thimble.  There is space for other guilds to meet as well, please contact Elizabet to arrange a time. 
Site Opens: 1:00 PM
Site Closes: 8:00 PM
 
Event Location
St. John's Lutheran Church
1802 Skippack Pike
Center Square (Blue Bell), PA  19422

Directions:
The event is located in Blue Bell near the intersection of Rt 202 and 73, slightly north of Norristown.

From the SOUTH, head north on 202 through Norristown, past Mercy Suburban Hospital, past the intersection of Germantown Pk.  Continue north through four more lights.  At the fifth light you will be at the intersection of Rt 73 (Skippack Pike), Turn LEFT, and proceed less than one mile.  The church is on your left.  If you pass the synagogue, or cross railroad tracks, you have gone too far.

From the NORTH, head south on 202, through Montgomeryville, past the William Penn Inn, past the Montgomery County Community College.  You will pass a light at the entrance to the college, and then pass a light at the entrance to a small shopping center, the next light will be at the intersection of 202 and Rt 73 (Skippack Pike).  Turn RIGHT onto 73 and proceed less than one mile.  The church is on your left.  If you pass the synagogue, or cross railroad tracks, you have gone too far.

From the WEST, Make your best route to Rt 73 and head east, pass through Skippack village, pass the intersection of Rt 363, through the pair of lights at Bethel Hill and immediately after at Whitehall Rds.  The next light will be at North Wales Rd.  Go straight through, continue over the railroad tracks and just past the synagogue, the church will on your RIGHT.

From the EAST, make your best route to Rt 73.  Continue westward though Whitemarsh, pass through the intersections at Butler Pk, and at Penllyn Blue Bell Pk.  You will go through three more lights before the fourth light at intersection of Rt 202.  Go straight through this intersection, and proceed less than one mile.  The church is on your left.  If you pass the synagogue, or cross railroad tracks, you have gone too far.

PA TURNPIKE:  you will get off at the Norristown exit and follow the sign to Germantown pike *WEST*.  Follow the ramp onto Germantown pike, and get into the center lane (this will be the right lane very shortly).  Stay on Germantown pike until you get to Rt 202 (DeKalb pike) and then turn Right. 

From your turn onto 202 follow the directions "from the south." It's only another 2-3 miles from this intersection total.

 
Event Fees
Site : $5 per adult; $4 for under 18; under 6 is free.  The $5 non-member surcharge will apply to adults not providing proof of membership. 

There is no deadline, however, pre-registrations are appreciated by the kitchen -- and for displays as above. 

Feast: No feast

Make Checks Payable to: SCA - PA, Inc.  Shire of Hartshorn-dale

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Elizabet Marshall (Kandy Fling)
610-996-9405 (cell phone, leave a message of when is best to call)
kandyfling@gmail.com

Send Reservations to:
Kandy Fling
225 Walnut St.
Royersford, PA 19468

*PLEASE* include modern names ages (adult/Under 18/Under 6) of all attending and membership number or non-member status.

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