Our Business meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm to 9:00pm EST at:
Oak Hill Collaborative
507 Oak Hill Ave
Youngstown, Oh 44502
Please Note: These location is subject to change. We will update the meeting location on Facebook as well as on the website.
NEWCOMERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT OUR WEEKLY MEETINGS! Medieval garb is never required.
The first Tuesday of the month is typically our business meeting. Other activities such as projects, dancing, workshops, archery, and thrown weapons occur throughout the month. Please check our Calendar for weekly meeting activities as well as events hosted by our shire or our neighbors, or join the email discussion list to have updates delivered to your inbox. To subscribe to our email list, send an email to email@example.com with the subject Subscribe. You can also find us on Facebook. If you have an individual project to work on, you are always welcome to bring it, regardless of the scheduled activities.
We try to do two activities per quarter other than our weekly meetings. These are often done at some other time/place than the normal weekly meetings to help folks that may have travel/scheduling issues.
We typically host one event every quarter. In 2001 we hosted Saxon Summer for the first time at Chestnut Ridge Campground in Hubbard, OH. Next in 2005 we added our Winter Wassail to the schedule, a fun evening of food and friends held at the lovely Pioneer Pavilion set in Mill Creek Park. 2006 saw the beginnings of Spring Training, our event geared at preparing for the summer fighting, archery, and throwing season. And finally in November 2013 we added the Fall Bransle to our line-up of seasonal events, a day of dancing and leisure activities held at Christ Episcopal Church in Warren, OH.
Once or twice a year, we have a Demo. These are held outside of our regular meetings, usually on weekends. Sometimes they are requested by schools, libraries, etc. These are great ways for us to share what we know/love, and serve as valuable recruitment opportunities. See the Demo Page for more information.
Once or twice a year, we have a Project Day. These are held outside of our regular meetings, usually hosted by a member on weekends. One typically focuses on making something for the shire. The other focuses on making something for the individuals. The details are discussed at meetings and advertised on the email list.
Once or twice a year, we hold a Revel . Everyone is encouraged to dress in garb and bring feast gear if they have them (if not we have loaner items – just ask). We enjoy a potluck meal together, dance, play games, etc.
An example of our year at a glance:
(Please check our Calendar for the actual current schedule)
- December – Holiday Revel
- January – Event
- February – Open
- March – Event
- April – Open
- May – Project Day
- June – Event
- July – Demo. Summer Festival of the Arts (YSU)
- August – Open
- September – Project Day
- October – Event
- November – Open