All posts by Vika Grigina z Prahy

Østgarðr Officer Positions Open

Reminder: the Province is recruiting for open officer positions.  Letters of intent are due Nov. 16th, to be read into the record during our commons meeting at Greenvale Diner.  You may bring them to the meeting, or email the seneschal and viceregals directly.

Position descriptions are here:
Please consider if someone you know would be a good candidate for any of these offices, and invite them to throw their hat into the ring.  A vote of confidence from their friends is often just the encouragement someone needs to volunteer for an office.

Evening in the Solar, Thursday, Nov. 8th

Please join us Thursday, November 8th, at the usual time (7:30pm) and place, 255 W. 105th St, #21 for a class on Brick Stitch embroidery taught by Godiva D’Mer!

This is a needlework class on the brick stitch, usually referred to as the German Brick Stitch. No prior experience necessary. Materials will be provided to produce a small pincushion. (canvas, embroidery thread, etc) Please bring scissors. All are welcome to attend.

Commons Meeting and Evening in the Solar, October 11th – DIFFERENT LOCATION

Please join us this Thursday, October 11, for a Commons meeting and basic brewing solar!

This is our usual quarterly commons; topics will include the Cloisters demo post-mortem, site and Commons locations, and a possible holiday revel. If you have anything else you’d like to put on the agenda, please reach out to your humble correspondent.

Following Commons, please stay for a basic brewing class taught by Lord Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson! Mead is the drink of song and poetry, from Beowulf to Queen Elizabeth. We’ll discuss what we know about historical mead production, how it relates to modern best practice, and demonstrate making a gallon batch.

Different venue!  The Commons and the Solar will be hosted at Þórfinnr‘s: 165 W. 66th St., Apt. 4E.

Commons meeting and Evening in the Solar, September 2018

Please join us Thursday, September 13, for a Commons meeting and post-Pennsic classes solar.

The Commons will chiefly cover the Cloisters demo on Sep. 30.  If you have anything specific you’d like to put on the agenda, please reach out to your humble correspondent.

Following Commons, we’ll talk about things we learned & saw at Pennsic.  Bring any handouts or details you’d like to share!

We will be at the usual location, 255 W. 105th St., #21. Commons will begin at 7pm, and the schola will follow.

Commons meeting and Evening in the Solar, July 2018

Please join us Thursday, July 12, for a Commons meeting and a pre-Pennsic projects solar.

Agenda items for the Commons include requests for deputy officer volunteers; early discussion of the Cloisters demo; and reports on recent events.  If you have anything specific you’d like to put on the agenda, please reach out to your humble correspondent.

Following Commons, bring your Pennsic projects that need help or encouragement!  And if you don’t have anything to work on (lucky you…), help paint the Whyt Whey arms on our new sheet wall panel for EK Royal.

We will be at the usual location, 255 W. 105th St., #21. Commons will begin at 7pm, and the schola will follow.

Evening in the Solar, May 2018

Please join us Thursday, May 10th, at the usual time (7:30pm) and place, 255 W. 105th St, #21 for a class on Project Management for A&S Projects (as taught by your humble correspondent).

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the size of your to-do pile?  Or stopped working on something halfway through, picked it up six months later, and had no idea where you left off or why?  Or have to suddenly coordinate all the pieces of regalia for a peerage?  Come learn about some simple, straightforward, and free techniques to help keep your projects organized and moving forward.