Twinkle Twinkle Little Schola

Hosted by Canton of Lions End - Locust Valley, NY

Event date: May 9th, 2020

Event Last Modified: February 27th, 2020

Event details

The Lions End Spring Schola is coming soon to The Canton of Lions End!  With it will come amazing food, wonderful classes, delightful performances, a silent auction and some fun times with friends!  Do come and join us!!

As in the past, we are also most pleased to host the Ostgardr Bardic Championship.  (***details below***)

Similar to the Return of the Lions event last year, we will be having open format schola classes.  Teachers welcome! 

There will be a designated table for each "type" of art/craft (ie, a "fiber pit" a "heralds table", a "scribal table" etc).***Class offerings TBD, please see facebook event for latest updates .***

There will be a Silent Auction (donations welcome - preferable are items of interest/use for SCA folks) to help offset site costs - Donation forms will be available onsite. 

There will be a contest to determine the new Bardic Champion for Ostgardr ***details below***.

Scrumptious breakfast and dayboard to be provided by Lady Arnbjorg, and her famous provincial kitchen assistants.  Menu will be forthcoming.

***Classes*** please see most-current listings at , which can be viewed even if you are not a member of FaceBook
SCA101 (aka, what to expect at your first event), Pennsic 101 (how to have the best time possible FOR YOU)
Eanraig Maceanraig has graciously offered a class on Footwork - drills in period, training, purposeful stepping.  Geared to apply to both disciplines (fencers and a heavy).  Notebooks for anyone attending is highly encouraged.  Heavy into biomechanics, and attention on individual's unique build and how to make it work for you. 

From Catelin Straquhin, current Bardic Champion:  Hear ye, all bards near and far!
The Crown Province of Ostgardr is seeking a new Bardic Champion as in tradition with the laws of the land and as requested by the Il-Khan and Il-Khanate.  All performers, small or large, novice to champ, are encouraged to compete.
This year’s theme for the competition is “Stars”.  Bards are able to perform pieces of their choosing, as long as one performance has the word “star”, or performs a piece that relates to a star/stars, metaphorically or literally.
There will be three rounds of performances and, in the case of a deadlock between finalists, a bardic death match of the Il-Khan and Il-Khatun’s choosing will be selected.
The competition will commence at 12PM EST.  Bards are to keep their performances to a five minute limit per performance. 
The winner of the competition will be declared as the new Bardic Champion of Ostgardr and awarded a baldric signifying their station, a reliquary belonging to the station, and all the privileges as responsibilities associated with the title.
We look forward to seeing the great talent of Ostgardr at the Canton of Lion’s End event “Twinkle Twinkle Little Schola” on May 9th, 2020, located at The Locust Valley Reformed Church.
Details/discussion at

details forthcoming
a light breakfast and hearty dayboard will be provided

Site Opens: 10am
Site Closes: 5pm

Event Location

Locust Valley Reformed Church
115 Ryefield Rd
Locust Valley, NY  11560
Google Map


GPS/Googlemaps is not always reliable.  There are phone/GPS signal issues in the area.  We STRONGLY suggest printing directions.

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For those who will come by train the site is a mile and a half from the Locust Valley Train Station on the Oyster Bay Line. 

If you will need a ride from the station and will be arriving on the 9:35 am train please let Lady Abigaill know in advance and we can pick you up!

Registration Fees

Site and day board fee $20
Member Discount $5

Child 6-17 $6
5 & Under (Babe-In-Arms) Free

no feast

Make Checks Payable to: SCA- New York, Inc.  - Canton of Lions End

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Douglas B.  Kassner
Aka:  Lord Duggmore Douglass
Text preferred:  516-306-7587

Meredith Kassner-Gomez
Aka:  Lady Abigaill Bakere

Send Reservations to:

Meredith Kassner-Gomez
11 George Street
Locust Valley, NY 11560

Other Contact Information:

If anyone is interested in teaching a class, please contact Jenna Childslayer at TheAlphawench @ hotmail .  com