Altavia Meetings and Practices

Archery Practice … Armored Combat Practice … Arts & Science Workshops … Bardic Circle … Belly Dance Practice … Council Meeting … Culinary Guild … Dance Practice … Equestrian Practice … Fighter Practice … Newcomers’ Meeting … Potters Guild of Caid … Rapier Practice … Social Night … Thrown Weapons Practice … Unarmored Combat Practice … Youth Activites … Youth Combat Practice


Business, New Member, and Social Meetings


Council Meeting

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm
  • Pre-Meeting work session and officers arrive by 7:00pm. Meeting starts at 7:30pm.
  • At the Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church at 5329 Sepulveda Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411-344
    The meeting is in the small hall next to the church (on the street side of the parking lot)

    • This is the monthly business meeting for the group.
    • The meeting consists of officer reports, event reports, discussion of Baronial involvement at the Kingdom Level, new officers discussion, and announcements.
    • Baronial decisions are made here, and you do have a voice.
    • Everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to attend the meeting!
  • Contact the Seneschal for details.

Newcomers’ Meeting

  • Once a month, usually on the 4th Monday of the month, 7:00pm
  • At Verdugo Park in Burbank, 3201 West Verdugo, Burbank CA, 91505
    (From Verdugo, turn North onto California and we are on the right hand side, half way down the block).
  • We meet at the stone tables next to the restrooms
    • These classes cover a general overview of the SCA and the types of events we hold in Caid. Please bring your questions and wonderful smiles. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
    • The schedule for our Newcomers Meetings:
    • Contact the Chateline for details.

Fighter Practice / Social Night

  • Every Monday, 7:00pm
  • At Verdugo Park in Burbank, 3201 West Verdugo, Burbank CA, 91505
    (From Verdugo, turn North onto California and we are on the right hand side, half way down the block).

    • Almost every Monday night we gather at Verdugo park for Fighter Practice (Armored Combat, Rapier, Unarmored Combat, Youth Combat), Arts & Sciences Activities (Belly Dance Practice, Culinary Guild Potluck), Newcomers Meetings, and just socializing.
    • Come on down and participate in the activities, hang out, bring a project to work on, or chat with fellow Altavians.
    • Non-meeting days include Monday holidays and the few days we get rained out … updates about the Fighter Practice nights are posted on the Altavia Email list.
  • Contact the Chateline for details.

Arts & Sciences Activities

Arts & Science Workshops (aka Craft Nights)

  • The 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • At the Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church at 5329 Sepulveda Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411-344
    The meeting is in the small hall next to the church (on the street side of the parking lot)

    • Bring your sewing or craft project to work on or help us make Baronial Presentations. The meetings sometimes have a project theme, which is usually published on the Altavia E-mail list or the Altavia Facebook group.
  • Occasionally classes will also be offered at the Monday night Social Night/ Fighter Practice at Verdugo Park in Burbank, 3201 West Verdugo, Burbank CA, 91505
    • These meet at the stone tables next to the restrooms.
    • These classes will start at 7:30 unless otherwise noted.

Contact the Arts & Sciences Officer for details

Bardic Circle

  • Hosted by Baron Sir Charles of Dublin at the home of Baron Sir Robear du Bois.
    • The Bardic Circle will be pick, pass or play. For those who are new, this means that, as we go around the circle, you have the choice of:
      • Picking someone to perform something you like or something they want to do
      • Passing your turn to the next person
      • Performing yourself
    • This way you can relax & listen, perform, hear your favorites, or mix it up.
  • Contact The A&S officer for dates, directions, and further information.

Belly Dance Practice

See also: Dance Practice

Culinary Guild

  • Meetings happen once a month.
  • Special interest group for All Things Delicious to eat and drink.
  • Everyone is welcome in our discussions of recipes, historical research and events based around the food and beverages of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
  • For more information contact the Guild through their Facebook page or via Email.

Dance Practice

See also: Belly Dance Practice

Potters Guild of Caid

Youth Activities

  • Youth activities are held at every event that Altavia sponsors.
  • Contact the Youth Activity Officer for information or offers to help.

Combat Form Practices

Archery Practice

Armored Combat Practice

Equestrian Practice

Rapier Practice

Thrown Weapons Practice

Unarmored Combat Practice

Youth Combat Practice

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