It is the Age of Arthur, the Time of Charlemagne. The great Roman Empire has crumbled into the dust of legends. The Moors have invaded Spain while the Vikings have pushed into France. In short, Europe is a bit of a mess. Only Constantinople seems safe, but appearances can be deceiving. But amidst these tides of change there remains a beacon, a light of hope and learning.

On Saturday, June 13, 2009, you may continue to curse the darkness or, you may choose to join the Shire of Hornwood and light a candle to illuminate the Dark Ages under the lamp of education.

This event will be at the St. Severin's Parish Center (no street address) in Drifting, PA. With classes ranging from beginner's "how- to" through advanced culture and history there is sure to be something for everyone.

~ ~ List of Classes & Workshops ~ ~

Artisans are invited to come set up their workshops. You can set up a tent, use one of the site's wooden pavilions, or opt for a table inside. Prizes will be offered for the most educational and most historically accurate workshops. Populace, please bring a token to encourage the artist who most educates you that day. For those who are more martially inclined, we will run a modified Viking Holmgangr tournament.

In lieu of a feast, there will be an all day sideboard, and the site is wet so brewers and vintners are able to bring the fruits of their labors to enlighten the palates of the populace.

~ Reservations & Information ~

The site will open at 10:00AM and close at 9:00PM

The cost for this day of learning and fun is $10.00 for all over the age of 10, $5.00 for those who are of age 10 or younger, and there is a family cap of $30.00 so everyone can come and have a good time.

Questions regarding teaching or classes should be directed to Hrefna in heppna Thorgrimsdottir at 412-361-6874.

General event inquiries or reservations may be submitted to the autocrat, Ambrosius (Gary McDivitt) at 814-342-6723.

Please make your checks payable to: "SCA, Inc., Shire of Hornwood".

As always, a $3.00 NMS will be collected at the gate. Send checks to the autocrat:

     Ambrosius (Gary McDivitt)
     753 Powell St.
     Hawk Run, PA 16840

~ Directions ~

Make your best course to I-80. Take exit 133 (Kylertown). If you are coming from the east, turn Right at the end of the off-ramp onto Route 53 North. If you are coming from the west, turn Left at the end of the off-ramp onto Route 53 North. The event site is exactly five miles from this intersection. The church will be on your left and the Parish Center will be on your right.