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         Warwick Journal       March 2014





03/08/2014 Warwick Members Meeting notes:


Upcoming Events:

*27th Annual Civil War Reenactment - April 26-27, 2014

Rand Park, 17th St. & Orleans St., Keokuk, IA

Vicksburg, Battle of Atlanta (Saturday) & Vicksburg, Battle of Ezra Church (Sunday)

Further information can be found at: http://www.keokukiowatourism.org/civilwar.htm

*7th Annual Dubuque Renaissance Faire – May 17-18, 2014

Camp Albrecht Acres, 14837 Sherrill Rd., Sherrill, IA

Faire hours are 10am-5pm daily & group sleeping quarters will be provided vs. camping out

Further information can be found at: http://dbqrenfaire.org/

*23rd Annual Iowa Renaissance Festival – May 24-26, 2014 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Middle Amana Park, U Ave. & H St., Amana Colonies, IA

Festival hours are 11am-6pm daily & we will be doing the balloon pop there this year

Further information can be found at: http://www.festint.com/iowarenfest/index.shtml

*3rd Annual Iowa/Minnesota Pirate Festival – August 9-10, 2014

PM Park, 15297 Raney Dr., Clear Lake, IA

Festival hours are 11am-6pm daily & there is an adult pirate party on Fri., Aug. 8th from 7-10pm

Further information can be found at: http://www.iowaminnesotapiratefest.com/iamnpiratefest/home.html

*12th Annual Des Moines Renaissance Faire – Aug. 30-Sept. 1, (Labor Day Weekend) / Sept. 6-7 / Sept. 13-14, 2014

Festival Park (inside Sleepy Hollow Sports Park), 4051 Dean Ave, Des Moines, IA

Faire hours are 10am-6pm daily & we are planning an arrow catch performance this year

Further information can be found at: http://www.dmrenfaire.com/index.shtml

[We will not be attending the Nebraska Renaissance Faire in Bellevue, NE this year due to a rise in attendance costs.]



Current Projects:

-          Assuring that we are registered for all events in a timely manner.

-          Making red & gold covers for the original shop tent and the two new tents purchased last year

-          Getting flags made with our crest on them for the encampment (Bones is working on this)

-          Segmenting our Tues./Sat. sword practices into the following: warm up/fives, learning new/tightening up current skills, light weapons, & heavy weapons (to get ready for faires) as well as continuing with archery practice and arts & crafts classes alternating Thursdays

-          Setting up a tournament at the ice arena at Southridge Mall (Terry is working on this)

-          Holding John’s paging ceremony at the next feast/renaissance faire

-          Paying the annual group insurance


Submitted Respectively by Yours,

JoAnn Scharlau, scribe

On this 20th day of April, 2014.