January 27, 2018
Barony of Lochmere
Greeting and salutations to all, and a well new year. We invite you to celebrate with Lochmere in our observance of Diwali, the festival of lights. As Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair, we thought it would be a great way to start this new year. Diwali is celebrated over five days, the name of festive days as well as the rituals of Diwali vary significantly among Hindus, based on the region of India. In many parts of India, the festivities start with Dhanteras, followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Deepavali on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wifeâ€“husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhaj Dooj dedicated to sisterâ€“brother bond on the fifth day. The festival begins usually eighteen days after Dussehra. It is one of the happy holidays where people dress in new clothes, buy gifts for family and close friends, and they hear tales of ancient battles where good triumphs over evil. The event will crescendo to an Indian feast prepared by Mistress Lisette LaRoux.
Arts & Sciences Activities: Competitions will be hosted by the wonderful Baroness Greer Jonsdottir
Adult, Event Registration: $15.00 Day-Trip $12.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Member Discount: $10.00 Day-Trip $12.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (5-17): $8.00 Day-Trip $12.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-4): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA-MD, Inc., Barony of Lochmere
Site: St. Martin's in the Field Episcopal Church. 375 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD 21146. Troll will open at 10am. Site opens 930am, closes 930pm.
Site Restrictions: No pets, service animals allowed. Site is wet (beer and wine)
Feast Information: Prepared by the talented Mistress Lisette la Roux
Autocrat's Information: Lady Anne d'Evreux (Amber Devereaux), 282 Raintree Dr, Arnold, MD 21012, Phone: (410) 533-6458, E-mail: anne.devreux[AT]yahoo.com
Reservations: Lady Brynhildr Grimmkelsdottir (Dawn Fuller), 111 Sylvan Ave, Millersville , MD 21108, E-mail: bryn1240[A]gmail.com
(Coming from Baltimore or DC)
Take 97 (both North and South routes) toward Severna Park. Exit at Benfield follow Benfield Road toward Robinson Rd Site will be on the right
(Coming from West)
Follow 100 toward Annapolis to exit 16 (Rt 2/Ritchie Hwy - Severna Park) Follow Ritchie Highway until you reach Robinson Rd. Turn left onto Robinson Rd. Follow Robinson Rd until it becomes Benfield Rd. Site will be on the left.
(Coming from the East)
Take 50 north until you reach the exit for the Naval Academy (Rt 2) immediately after the Severn River Bridge. Follow the exit to the left onto Rt 2 (Ritchie Hwy) Follow Ritchie Hwy until you reach Robinson Rd. Turn left onto Robinson Rd. Follow Robinson Rd until becomes Benfield Rd. Site will be on the left.