Imbolc Schola

Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Madison, NJ

Event date: February 11th, 2023

Event Last Modified: February 7th, 2023

Health Acknowledgement

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

The wind wails, the snow falls, and the mud is frozen solid, but the flame of scholarship burns brightly in Settmour Swamp!  We are so happy to invite you for a day of classes covering calligraphy and illumination, painting, event stewarding, wire and stained glass working, the clothing and cooking arts, how to set up your own EK Wiki page, among many others.  And begin the spring with knowledge of the plants around you!

At events like this, we try to fan the flames of curiosity and creativity.  One curious and knowledgeable person who would have helped us is Isabeau d’Orleans.  Isabeau was a talented and skilled craftsperson who embroidered, cooked, made beautiful music, and supported our Barony for many years.  Isabeau lost her yearslong battle with cancer on January 21.  This event celebrates her spirit, and we encourage you to remember her with us by learning new skills and making beautiful things.

This event is now sold out!

** Health & Safety Update **
Currently, the CDC is rating the COVID-19 community level for Morris County as MEDIUM.  Per the East Kingdom Seneschal's policy of Nov.  11, 2022, if the county community level is HIGH the Thursday before the event, indoor masking will be required, but otherwise not.  We will update the event announcement on Feb.  9 with the current county status.

Regardless of community level on the date of the event:
- masks will be available at the Schola Gate
- if an instructor requests that you mask during their class, we ask that you respect their wishes
- if you aren't feeling well the morning of the event, please stay home! 

** Classes & Schedule **
The classes schedule and teachers listing are here:

9:30-12:00pm:  To sustain body as well as mind, there will be coffee and tea service in the morning.
11:00am-12:00pm:  For elevenses, we invite attendees to bring potluck baked goods.  Ingredients listing recommended.
2:00-4:00pm:  A hearty dayboard will be provided (and taught!  Pies!) under the leadership of our Baroness Charis Accipiter.  We encourage everyone to bring stories, songs, and riddles to share as we share the luncheon from 2:00-3:00pm.

The site is dry.
The class schedule is full, with seven tracks of classes, but contact Baroness Elizabeth if you need to tweak your description, or cancel.

To aid in fostering open and respectful academic discourse, please review the Schola Code of Conduct:

** Dayboard Menu - Cinio Cymreig **

Caws pobi - Cheese melted on crusty toast
Cennin Cawl - a pottage with leeks and cabbage
Bara ceirch - Oatcakes - This thin, cracker-like oat bread is traditionally used as a trencher
Flummery - groats cooked and mixed with milk, honey and savory spices
Cold sliced meats - to be served with trenchers and flummery
Tarten lus ac afal - handpies with apples and blueberries
Coffyn I cig - hot crust pastry with two fillings
Coffyn i porc a iar - pie with chicken and pork (chicken and pork in broth)
Coffyn i baedd - pie with boar (beef and dates in red wine)
Hazelnuts and berries
Teisen Berffro - Abberfraw biscuits - a shortbread hazelnut biscuit

Site Opens: 9:30am
Site Closes: 6:00pm

Event Location

United Methodist Church in Madison
24 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
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For those who prefer not to drive, the site is less than half a mile from the Madison train station on the New Jersey Transit Morris & Essex line, and the 873 bus line also stops nearby.

The site is on a main road, but the parking lot is behind the church, to your LEFT.  Those few spots on your right will be reserved for accessibility needs and event staff.  Loading and unloading is ok.  Please do not linger there.

Registration Fees

Site fee:  $20 (discounted to $15 for SCA members) - this includes dayboard.
Youths age 6-17:  $10
Children 5 and under:  free!

The event is capped at 100 gentles and is now sold out (2/3/23).  We will accept attendees at the gate, but only with personal checks.  The Gate will have no cash on hand.


Make Checks Payable to: SCA NJ, Inc - Barony of Settmour Swamp

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Baroness Elizabeth Talbot
Elizabeth McMahon
848-391-7393 (text preferred)

Mistress Vika Grigina z Prahy
Victoria Swann
201-320-0584 (text also preferred)

Send Reservations to:

This event is no longer taking reservations because it is SOLD OUT.

Other Contact Information:

The classes schedule is full.  See above!