Please join the Shire of Rivenvale for our event, Spring Training IX!

Saturday, April 28, 2018; 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Christ Episcopal Church
2627 Atlantic St. NE
Warren, OH 44483
Maps & Directions

This is a small but fun and friendly event. It is a great opportunity to come try something new or to practice a rusty skill.

The site is ‘wet’, candle friendly, and handicap accessible.

If you are new to the SCA, loaner gear is available. You may wish to contact our special welcome person in advance: Lady Beatrix Beeman (Pamela Rhodes), (330) 718-2430,

Admission & Fees:

Gate is open 9am-3pm.
Admission is FREE
Feast is $12 and is limited to 32 people. Pre-registering is recommended. Checks can be mailed to the Event Steward by Sat. the 21st. Mailing address is listed at the bottom of this page.

Note: Although there is no admission cost, members please still bring your blue card if you have one. It is much less paperwork.

Thrown Weapons and Archery:

Loaner gear and instruction is available as needed. Minors must have their parent with them at all times. Ranges will be open as marshals deem between 10 am until 5 pm. As these activities are done outdoors, they will be held weather permitting.

Dancing and Gaming:

All will be taught. Schedules TBD.


10-11 AM
Lady Katherine Coscombe

11:15 AM-12:15PM
Dame Elizabeth Alles, OP, OL
Introduction to Paternosters
In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass paternoster for $5.

12:15-1:00 Lunch

1-2 PM
Lady Rhiannon filia Catell
Mead Making 101
This class will be hands on as we will be making a one gallon batch of traditional plain Mead. I will also have samples (for legal age drinkers) of several different Meads to help explain the different types. There will be a handout for the class (no fee).

2:15-3:15 PM
Lady Katerin Ferch Gwenllian
How not to make a Gothic Fitted Dress
A discussion of some pitfalls that can be encountered when making this popular style, and how to avoid them (No fee)

Lady Beatrix Beeman
Scented waters & Perfumes

Snacks & Lunch:

We will have a pot-luck side board set up in the Great Hall. Please bring some food or drink items to share and then enjoy the selection throughout the day.


Starting at 5:30 pm:

Honey Wheat Bread
Irish Oatcakes
Butter & Strawberry Preserves
Assorted Grapes & Olives

1st Remove:
Baked Salmon with Lemon & Butter
Spinach, Onion & Mushroom Tarts
Salat with Oil & Vinegar or Bacon Dressing
with Onion & Egg

2nd Remove:
Roasted Ham with Cherry Sauce
Cheesy Pasta
Brussels Sprouts with Onion & Bacon
Cucumbers & Onions – Creamed

3rd Remove:
Sweet Honey Stewed Apples
Berry & Cream Tarts with Almond

Note: Please tell the Feast Steward of any special food issues no later than one week before the feast.


Indoor or outdoor merchant space is available at no additional charge, however, you must contact the Event Steward to reserve a spot and make arrangements.


Event Steward: Rickard (, 330-398-1064 (text or VM are ok but email is preferred), 218 Rebecca Ave, Hubbard OH 44425
Archery Marshal: Lord Frøkn mac Cainnaig
Thrown Weapons Marshal: Lady Beatrix Beeman
Class Coordinator: Lady Katherine Coscombe
Feast Steward: Lady Áine ingen Uí Briain

Note: For contact information for the staff, please see the shire officers page.