Upcoming Solar, June 5 — Olive Oil: From Antiquity to your Kitchen

[Crossposting Berakha bat Mira v’Shlomo’s announcement on the Whyt Whey site.]

Welcome Back to the Saturday Night Solar!

Join Tellina di Giuseppe da Fiesole of the West Kingdom and the Crown Province of Østgarðr on Saturday night, June 5, at 8 PM Eastern time to discuss olive oil!

First we’ll look at olive oil as a ingredient in a modern context, then compare that modern process with how it’s made now with ancient Roman processes as recounted by Cato and Columella two centuries ago.

Please join us here: https://meet.google.com/otq-vnjr-qfk

Tellina di Giuseppe da Fiesole is from the Barony of Rivenoak in the Kingdom of the West. She has a passion for all things Italian, from food to bookkeeping to clothing and beyond. The current major geek it drawing on mundane experience in the olive oil industry to explore olive oil in period.

The Saturday Night Solar occurs every other Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

Resuming Armored Combat Practice

The province’s regularly-scheduled armored combat practice resumed this week.

Covid safety protocols are in place as required by the Society and modern authorities; among other things, pre-registration is required, masks must be worn, and there is no shared food or water.

Location and dates are posted to the Fighter Practice in New York City Facebook group, or you may email the marshal of armored combat for details.

Photograph by Albrecht Anker from the May 25 practice.

Updated Newcomers Guide

The Society for Creative Anachronism has just released an updated guide for newcomers, including a high level overview of some of our activities, specialized terminology, and advice about how to get involved.

Click for 17-page PDF (4MB)

If you’re new to our group, and this captures your interest, we’d love to meet you! Additional information about our local chapter is available on the “Get Involved” page, or you can always email the Chatelaine, our designated officer for welcoming newcomers.

May Commons

Commons is next week!  Wednesday, May 19th.  This online gathering will combine a business meeting with socializing.  

Among our topics, we will cover:

  • re-opening guidelines
  • Court Square park as an everything practice location
  • future of Whyt Whey
  • new corporate social media policy
  • Discord channel
  • webminister position!

The call starts at 7pm, Wednesday, May 19th.  The business meeting convenes at 7:30pm.  Call remains open for socializing after the meeting adjourns.  All are welcome!

Join the meeting online: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi or dial in (audio only): ‪(US) +1 402-364-0138‬ PIN: ‪616 864 602#‬