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Event Details
Carolingian Family Day Event date: May 3rd, 2014
Hosted by Barony of Carolingia - Groveland, MA
Event Last Modified: April 14th, 2014
 
Event details
The Barony of Carolingia is sponsoring a family-oriented day of activities.
Spend a day enjoying many of the enjoyable activities that the East has to offer in a family friendly, fun atmosphere.  Try something new, or show members of your family more about your favorite activity.

Come join us for a day of youth fencing, youth fighting, equestrian, archery, and thrown weapons for all ages, dancing, music, classes, games, and more activities to be announced in the coming weeks.  There will be activities geared towards all age groups, and lots of space for young ones to enjoy themselves.

If you are interested in teaching a class or running an activity, please contact Baroness Leonete D'Angely at leonetedangely@gmail.com.

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Site Opens: 10 am
Site Closes: 6 pm
 
Event Location
Veasey Memorial Park
201 Washington Street
Groveland, MA  01834

Directions:
Veasey Memorial Park
201 Washington Street
Groveland, MA 01834

...From greater Boston --

Take your best route to Route 95 North, north of Boston.  At the 95/128 split, bear RIGHT onto 95 NORTH.

Go 14.2 miles and take exit 54B for Rt.  133 West to Georgetown.  Drive 2.3 miles.

At Georgetown Center, go straight onto MA-97 North/West Main Street and continue 1.9 miles.

Turn left onto Salem Street and drive 1.3 miles.

Turn a sharp left onto Washington Street and Veasey Park is 0.4 miles down on the right.  Drive up the driveway approximately 0.3 miles to the large parking lot below the buildings.


...From Interstate 93, north of Boston --

Take Exit 44 onto Interstate 495 heading NORTH and continue with directions below.


...From Interstate 495, north of Boston --

Take exit 51 on Rt.  125 toward Haverhill.

After 2.5 miles on Rt.  125 (and crossing the Merrimack River) take a left at the light at the Bradford Common (no sign) onto Salem Street and continue for 2 miles, crossing into Groveland.

Then turn right onto Washington Street and drive 0.5 miles.

Veasey Park will be on the left.  Drive up the driveway approximately 0.3 miles to the large parking lot below the buildings.

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Handicap Parking:  Is available at the top of the hill, to the LEFT of the main building.  There is a handicap ramp/entrance at the back-left side of the main building.

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NOTE 1:  This site is BONE DRY.

NOTE 2:  Much of this site (the lower and right side of the hill) is dedicated to unmowed conservation land.  Do NOT use the small, lower parking lot by the stone wall entrance.  If interested citizens wander up the hill to see what we're up to, please be courteous and instructive.

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Event Fees
Site : Site Fees:
Member adult* (18 and up):  $10.00
Youth (5-17):  $8.00
4 and under:  free
Family Cap:  $35.00
*Proof of membership (card, Pikestaff, etc) must be shown or non-member surcharge of $5 will be added.

Reservation Deadline:  April 15th.


Gate Entrance:  located indoors in the upper "Great Hall" accessible by a pathway from the top of the parking lot.
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Feast: There is no feast.  The day board is included with the site fee.

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The day board is being prepared by Ulf and Justinius Redmead with the supervision of Lord Fergus Redmead.  They are looking for kitchen staff and servers over the age of 8, younger with parent.  Check in in the kitchen if you are interested in helping.

Day Board Menu
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Bacon
Hard Boiled eggs
Roasted Chicken
Shredded Pork
French Onion Soup
Olives
Pickles
Breads
Honey Butter
Herbed Butter
Cupcakes
Juice
Coffee
Tea

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc.  - Barony of Carolingia

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
William Scammell (Hrut Skumsonnur)
(bill@wscd.biz)
781-956-3548

Nicole Spaulding (Baroness Leonete D'Angely)
(Leonetedangely@gmail.com)
518-307-0115

Send Reservations to:
Send Reservations To:

Lisa Goldthwaite
579 Winter St,
Framingham, MA 01702
Checks payable to SCA Inc, Barony of Carolingia

Reservation Deadline:  April 25th.
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Other Contact Information:
Classes Scheduled So Far!

Basic Chain mail. 
Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch
Learn about chain mail and chain mail construction.
Limit:  12 students
Recommended Ages:  6-12.  6-9 year olds should bring an adult. 

Jingly Bracelet Chain mail
Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch
Bracelet making.  We will learn about chain mail construction for
making belly dancing belts and anklets.
Limit:  12 students
Recommended Ages:  12 and up

Chasing/Hammering Copper
Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch
We will be making a cooper pin using copper wire, a mandrel & hammer
Limit:  6 students
Recommended Ages:  12 and up

Stick Weaving
Aine Oliphant
Learn the art of stick weaving and make a bracelet.
Cost:  $1 Limit:  12 students
Recommended Ages:  7 and up, 7-8 year olds please bring an adult.

Mask Making
Aine Oliphant
Make a medieval mask!
Cost:  $1 Limit:  12
Recommended Ages:  3 and up, 3-7 year olds, please bring an adult.

Device Painting
Aine Oliphant
Learn about heraldic devices as you choose and paint a wooden shield.
Cost:  $3 Limit:  12
Recommended Ages:  6 and up, 6-8 year olds please bring an adult.

Dancing
Description:  An assortment of family-friendly European dances, coming
from Italy, France and England and ranging in time from 1400-1650.  All
will be taught and all are welcome
Appropriate Ages:  If you can walk, you can dance.  Dancers under 8, please bring an adult.


Rounds for All Ages
Come sing a selection of Medieval and Renaissance rounds appropriate for all ages including Sumer is Icumen In, The White Hen, and As It Fell on a Holy Day or The Ballad of John Dory.  No musical knowledge required.
Recommended Ages:  all ages.  Ability to read words is helpful but not required.
Type of space you need:  any, though indoor is easier
Planned length of class - 1 hour
Best times for you to teach:  10-4
Any things I should not schedule you against:  my other class
Anything else I need to know:  I need at least an hour between the classes I teach

Songs for All Ages
Come sing a selection of Medieval and Renaissance songs appropriate for all ages including Orientis Partibus, Pastyme with Good Companye, and The Marriage of the Frogge and the Mouse.  No musical knowledge required.
Recommended Ages:  all ages.  Ability to read words is helpful but not required.
Type of space you need:  any, though indoor is easier
Planned length of class - 1 hour
Best times for you to teach:  10-4
Any things I should not schedule you against:  my other class
Anything else I need to know:  I need at least an hour between the classes I teach

Sew a Hat!
Emengar la fileresse
Make your own “Robin Hood” style hat.
Cost:  small fee Limit:  12 students
Recommended Ages:  5 and up, 5-10 year olds please bring an adult.

Medieval Games
Learn 9 Man’s Morris and other fun medieval games!  Challenge your parent to a game of skill, or luck.  Try out a selection of different medieval games.
Recommended Ages:  Varies per game, but generally 5 and older.


Equestrian Classes
Introduction to Horse Care:  a hands-on class on how to groom a horse and prepare it for riding.  Participants will learn how to use a curry, a brush and a hoofpick, and how to saddle a horse, as well as the safe ways to stand and move around a horse.  Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and anyone inside the equestrian area must wear closed-toe shoes and clothing safe for moving about a horse.  Limited to 8 persons participating, unlimited observers.

Introduction to Groundwork:  a hands-on class on how to lead a horse on the ground.  Participants will learn how to halter a horse and how to lead a horse through a simple obstacle course.  Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and anyone inside the equestrian area must wear closed-toe shoes and clothing safe for moving about a horse.  Limited to 8 persons participating, unlimited observers.

Introduction to SCA Equestrian Games:  a hands-on class on how to use equestrian weapons, from the ground.  Participants will learn the different types of equestrian weapons, how to hold them, how to swing or throw them properly and will have the chance to practice from the ground.  This class does NOT involve the horses.  All ages welcome.  Limited to 12 persons participating or as time allows.

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