NOTE: Rivenoak lost its Yule Revel site to the November “Camp Fire”. However with a little “Out of the Box” thinking led by Viscountess Hilarie, this year’s Yule Revel will take place at a huge outdoor pavilion. So come join us in a wonderful backyard pavilion filled with fresh pine, strings of ivy and multiple fire pits. Yes we have walls. Wear your woolens’ and bring lap robes. We’re the SCA and this will be like a winter camping event with hot food, lots of candles and twinkle lights. Most recent updates are available on the Event Facebook Page
Our day will start at 11:30AM with a class by Lady Kitta on “How to make a leather thimble”. Followed at 12:30 by Viscountess Hilarie lecturing on “Symbolism of flowers, foliage and phallus in Medieval Illuminations. V/C Hilarie is the co-author of a book on Medieval Symbols used by many Catholic & Episcopal Church authorities. 1:30 Viscountess Seelie will lecture on “Viking Textiles, Tools and Structures”, V/C Seelie is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Ancient textiles at Exter University in Great Britain. At 3:00 pm you may join or listen to Countess Ascelin Meere on “How to Embroider Feathers, Fur and Scales”. Countess Ascelin has a Diploma from the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court, England. The Countess has only 6 set up hoops and threads but anyone can listen and/or bring your own materials and hoop.
This is still a potluck event with the Barony providing the meat. This feast hall will be snug and intimate. You’ll get to really know your neighbor. Along with a potluck dish and your feast gear, please bring a fold up chair, not a wide camping chair. If your modern last name begins with: A-H please bring a salad/side dish, I-P please bring dessert, Q-Z please bring a vegetable or snack plate. Bring enough to serve yourself and 8 others. Please label and provide ingredients for your dish. . Please come join the Barony of Rivenoak in celebrating love, life and laughter this holiday season.
There will be dancing led by Viscount Brocc, there will be silliness and games and court. There will also be a table decorating contest (The Baroness wishes to see lots of candles), door prizes, crafts and medieval board games.
For your further enjoyment, we are encouraging folks to enter our Arts and Sciences championships. The categories are: Vocal performance (singing or storytelling), Stage performance (dance or a skit), Mead brewing, Cooking competition and Your best work - any media, any state of completion. Victors to be chosen by the populace bean counters. Only those over 21 may taste/judge the brewing (Bring IDs).
Please note: This is a Barony hosted pot luck. The Barony will be providing the meat. Dinner starts at 5pm. For pot luck dishes, there will be medieval recipes available for you to pick or if your modern last name begins with: A-H please bring a salad/side dish, I-P please bring dessert, Q-Z please bring a vegetable or relish plate. Bring enough to serve yourself and 8 others. Please label and provide ingredients for your dish.
Pre-Buy tickets ONLY! To Order Tickets: Please buy them at Baronial meetings, A&S or Scriptorium. Tickets will also be available at Rivenburg War. If these times don’t work, please mail your check by 11/30 to: Barony of Rivenoak, P.O. Box 2343, Chico, CA 95927. There will be NO tickets sold at the Door. Please contact the Event Steward if you have any issues. (11/23/2018) Only 20 tickets left!!!!
Site and Parking:
We will now be located at 2508 Tom Polk Ave, Chico, CA 95973. Parking will be difficult. This is a private residence so please be courteous when parking and don’t block the neighbors driveways. This site has street parking only, carpooling is advised. Many may have to park along Tom Polk Ave on the opposite side of East Ave. Please use the crosswalk at El Paso Way for safety. There is a shopping center about 3-4 blocks away so consider loading/unloading and shuttling.
Event Steward: Lady Finna Kottr Godormsdottir (Ileah Dotson) — 530-391-6271 — firstname.lastname@example.org
From Highway 99 in Chico: Take exit 387B. Continue eastbound on East Ave. Drive to Tom Polk Ave.