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Announcements

MEMBER MEETING

The next member meeting will be Saturday, June 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Yoder's house. We will meet for drill as usual, then proceed to the Yoders' where there will be brats and burgers on the grill. Members are encouraged to bring a side dish to share. We will have the member meeting and then work on any camp drill projects members care to. Please attend -- your input is valuable!

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Gaffneyis Got Talent

When I first joined Gaffneyis, every year or so the newsletter came with a list of what different members make - clothing, leather goods, whatever.

We are putting together such a list of in-house talent. If you wish take advantage of this free advertising, please let David know that you want to be on the list, along with what you make or can help others make.

Thanks.

David
baethan1630@yahoo.com or 612-378-1973

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Dun Gowan Immersion Weekend

Announcing the next Dun Gowan Immersion Weekend, June 19, 20, 21, 2009. Dun Gowan is an ongoing project, which is the site of Gaffneyis Annual Tactical in July.  Take advantage of the opportunity to use period tools as we continue the construction of a 17th century cottage with sleeping loft. Additional activities will include hawk throwing, music (modern and 17th century) by the campfire, and general fun. Volunteer cooks are needed so, if you would like to muster in planning & cooking a meal, here’s your chance. Your Clann Staff would be most grateful for your assistance.

                        

(Photo of a similar project house )

Come and enjoy this privilege Clann Tartan so generously offers us, and learn in the process! The more we do so, the better our skills as interpreters will be. Experience is the best teacher, after all. Others have paid hundreds of dollars for such an opportunity. Don't forget that Clann Tartan’s Tactical weekend is coming up in July, as well. Everything we add to the landscape on our permanent historic site enhances the Tactical experience.

Event Details:
Location:
5261 Fish Lake Rd Duluth, MN
Dates:  June 19-21, additional dates to Be Announced.
Length in Days: Friday evening through Sunday
Lodging: Bring your tents. If you don't have one, there are those who have room to share. Send out an email to the members’ list with your needs to coordinate.
Cost: Donation of food or $12 per person to cover meals cooked by volunteer staff
Materials Fee: Included
Level: All Skill Levels
Age: Any - with necessary permission forms filled out & signed by parents/guardians of minors & an adult present who takes responsibility for that minor.
Necessary items to bring: If anyone has any axes, or a chainsaw, please bring them. These would be very much appreciated!
Registration Contact Info: Contact David Vavreck at 612-378-1973 or baethan1630@yahoo.com for further information, or to volunteer to help.

 

 DIRECTIONS:

From Duluth, Minnesota- Take US Highway 53 northwest out of town - take a right turn on the Ugstad Rd./Lavaque Rd. Bypass, and travel north about ten miles. Take a left turn on the Fish Lake Road, and travel west about 3/4 miles. At this point I am the only house on the right hand (north)side of the road.

From Mineapolis/St.Paul, MN- Travel north on Interstate 35 out of the Cities for about two hours or so. After you pass the Esko/ Thompson exit, but before you get to Duluth, take the Midway Road exit. Turn left on the Midway road, which will head you north. Continue north on the Midway Road for about 12 miles or so; crossing three stoplight intersections, and then you will come to a stop sign. Turn right there onto County Road 9, the Martin Road. Travel east on the Martin road for three miles and take a left turn onto the Lavaque Road. Travel north on the Lavaque Road, for about 7 1/2 miles until you come to the Fish Lake Road. Make a left turn there, and travel west about 3/4 miles. At this point I am the only house on the right hand (north) side of the road.
5261 Fish Lake Road. Large grey garage, small grey house.

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Our Very Own Horse Charge!

Dear and darling members:

We have a potentially very educational opportunity this year at Twig (June 13th and 14th) to play with our favorite Knight and Charger. Carlos and Caesar will hopefully be at Twig this year, and thanks to David V., we may be able to experience an actual charge of horse, in our own armor and everything!

However. Because this is an actual horse and actually not ours and could actually be dangerous if we're not in top form, if you want to participate in this charge, you absolutely must participate in a practice prior to the event and also a brief practice at the event. That's correct. You must attend at least 2 dry runs of the horse charge in order to be eligible to play. We will be covering what to expect at the show, how to react to an emergency, personal safety and special commands that may be used as a failsafe against damage to our members or Cesar.

Also, we will absolutely will be requiring our members to wear armor in the front lines, and as far back as possible, given the amount of armor we have on hand. We WILL be wearing armor at the show, for this charge.

We are attempting to make this easier by holding two additional off-site practices before the event. One is at the O'Duggans work weekend (Johndezvous: May 23rd to 25th) and the other is at Minnehaha Park by the Yoders' home, on June 6th from 10 am to noon, in two separate bunches (ie: horse specific information, brief drill, horse specific information) so if you can't make the whole time, make sure you make it to either the 10-11 session or the 11-12 session. Please contact me if you need directions. We will start promptly.

If you cannot make it to either of these drill times, please contact me and I will endeavor to find a time that we can review the necessary parts of this potential event--I want everyone who wants to participate to be able to participate, just let me know when we can cover what needs to be gone over.

I will be taking names and not asking questions. If I don't know that you've being to a drill that involved the horse charge technique specific to Twig, you will not be on the duty roster for the charge (and only the charge) at Twig.

Thank you,
Betsy Bolton
Captain

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Road Trip

Clann has an on-again, off-again tradition of biennial major trips. Two years ago, the planned trip to Philadelphia got cancelled. But four years ago, ten members went to Philadelphia for a Seige of Stralsund reenactment. They participated with many other groups from up and down the east coast. The event was staged in Fort Mifflin, a French and Indian era fort that is walled similarly to a 17th c European town. The participants also took in some sightseeing in historic Philadelphia. In prior years the group has gone to Maryland and Virginia for other battle reenactments.

One proposal for a future trip was to head south to meet with a group from Texas. Lisa Gillstrom McCanna has the details on the Texas group. This is only one possibility, if you know of other likely events that should be considered, please get the details, including dates and location to staff. staff@clanntartan.org Staff needs to get any proposals so they can decide on feasibility and worth before bringing it to the board. The board then needs to decide on the financial aspect. Please get any ideas to staff as soon as possible, be sure to include as much pertinent information as is available.

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Discover the Manual

A lot of valuable information is in the current Clann Tartan Manual.

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Wanted!

Submissions for the Newsletter!
Items you can submit include research articles, character sketches, and other items pertaining to living history and Scottish Culture. Email your items in either plain text, or MS Word format to newsletter@clanntartan.org or snail mail to our postal address.
Items must be received by the 15th of each month to be considered for inclusion for the upcoming months issue. Mailed submissions will not be returned unless requested. All pertinent submissions will be considered as space permits. All research articles must reference at least three sources. Submissions are NOT edited for spelling or grammar, but may be broken in multiple parts.

Deadline for articles to go in July's newsletter will be the 15th of June.

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Board Minutes

 I              Minutes - approved with amendments

II             Reports

A.  Vice President

                1.  Gavel - Julie presented Mike with the gavel of office.

                2.  Cards - Julie and John Debnam spoke regarding having business cards made for Clann to hand out at shows.  Minimal cost for shipping cards done for free through website.  Staff has discussed a design, but has not made a determination.  Mike will finalize the design and order the cards.

B.  Treasurer

Presented financial statements for Fiscal year ’08 - ’09.  We have not yet received payment for Ramble.  The current total deficit is $130.45.  The upcoming fiscal year budget has a total approved deficit of $2,260.  Clann’s current assets total $8,290.74.  Maintaining revenue and being frugal will be extremely important this year.  Inevitably,  there is potential for change.

There is still a call out for proposals regarding road trips for this coming year.

C.  Secretary

The number of members receiving a paper copy of the newsletter is being reduced, and Bruce and Heidi are working together to produce those inexpensively.

Heidi is working on an updated roster.

D.  Quartermaster

David got in touch with John O’Duggan, who will probably be bringing the musket to muster.  He is still working on replacing tampions.  Julie will acquire thread to make lucets as a muster activity.  David proposed adding artillery as a third level muster requirement.  The board was in general agreement, and David will research the process of adding to the muster requirements.

E.  Camp Rep - No report.

F.  Company Rep - No report.

III.           Guild Reports

A. Music

Singing is going well.

Woodwinds have started .  First and Third Thursday.

Advanced Singing (Glee Club) will be starting.  A notice asking for

B. Dance

A member from the church came and danced with us.

C. Fiber

Mia has been working with safflower, which is interesting, but labor intensive.  She hopes to write up her experiences for the newsletter.  Guild has been erratic lately due to conflicts for the hosts.  Mia has been negotiating with a Canadian woman with an eye towards acquiring a waulking wheel.  Anyone with contacts in eastern Ontario is encouraged to contact Mia.

In light of the conversation regarding muster requirements, consideration is being given to a second level muster requirement in knitting.  It was decided to discuss this at greater length given the level of manual dexterity involved.

D. Sword

The ordered singlesticks have not yet been received.

E. Historic Site

The first work weekend has been scheduled.

IV.           Events

A.  Camp/Company Drills

April drill will be at Muster.  May drill will be at Johndesvous.  The Captain has a conflict for August drill.

B.  Woodville

A group of home-schoolers has asked to come to the event after school hours (3pm-5pm), so as not to conflict with our contract with the school.  We will be asking them for a donation of $2 per child, as this is what the school is giving us.

C.  MSFHG

Lisa still does not have a contract, but is attempting to confirm that our pay will be the same as last year.

D.  Twig

Our application was not received and is currently being re-sent.

E.  Johndezvous

Accidentally left off budget for this year.

F.  Tactical

No known changes from last year.

G.  Deer River

The board has discussed the difficulty with attendance figures at this event due to the long drive up on Thursday.  Last year there was a last-minute drop in attendance.  The board discussed the importance of following through when making a commitment to attend a show as well as the show’s drop-dead date involved.

H.  Perham

We are still debating this show due to attendance issues and distance.  This show was a net loss last year.  It was pointed out that the festival’s theme is really Early American.  We will ask for more money to see if we can make it profitable, but if not, we will be dropping the event.

I.  Renaissance Festival

The Festival does want us, although we are concerned about the slow payment last year.  This is being pursued.

J.  Pioneer Village  

Due to illness at the management level, the event will not be able to pay us the same amount as last year.  They have instead asked us to attend for a lesser consideration.  The board decided to counteroffer a lower figure on a one time basis.

K.  Hudson

Lisa has talked to the church and confirmed the date.  The contract has been sent out and Lisa is waiting to get it back.

L.  Aberdeen  

Not yet set in stone.  The contract has been sent out and Lisa is waiting to get it back.

M.  Big Island

We are confirmed for nine demos this year.  Julie will work on getting people for school days.

N.  Mankato

No updates.

V.  Old Business

A.  Garage Repairs

Herb is looking into getting a grill to put over the window.  Bruce will ask the owner about the grill and about replacing the broken glass.

B.  Web site

John Debnam wants someone to take point on the project.  Julie and John set a date of May 16th at Bruce’s office for a committee meeting, with a backup of the 24th.  Both dates have issues for some of the committee members, but the first date will go forward as a preliminary meeting.  John specifically wishes to discuss: calendar formats, e-mail/mailing list capability, formatting issues for documents, and hosting.  He also would like more current pictures and graphics to use.  The issue of what documents should be made available publicly and which to members only also needs to be addressed.  Heidi has added herself to the committee.

VI.  New Business

A.  Member meeting

June 27th  at 2pm at the Yoder’s.  The meeting will follow drill at noon, and there will be an open grill (brats and potato salad provided with donations requested) at the Yoder‘s at 1:30. 

B.  Cookbook

Heidi will head up a committee and solicit members through the newsletter and the Clann mailing list.

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Board & Staff

If you need to contact someone associated with Clann Tartan, here is where you find out how. If you are unsure who to contact, you can always email us at: info@clanntartan.org

Board Members

President Julie Yoder 612-825-4519 julieyoder@juno.com 2/08-2/10
Vice President Mike Eastling 763-439-9084 & 763-218-0556 Kentairi@gmail.com 2-09 thru 2-11 
Secretary Heidi Johnson 612-600-4768  kassia1213@yahoo.com  2-09 thru 2-11 
Treasurer Bruce Yoder 612-825-4519 bruceyoder@juno.com 2/08 - 2/10
Quarter Master David Vavreck 612.378.1973 baethan1630@yahoo.com 2-09 thru 2-11 
Camp Rep. Betsy Bolton 612-619-6406 basil80@hotmail.com 2/08-2/10
Company Rep. Anthea Cross 763-257-7038   2-09 thru 2-11 

Staff

Chief of Staff Mia McDavid 651-490-1842 mia_mcdavid@comcast.net   
Assistant Chief of Staff Lisa Gilstrom 612-986-8511 anstice_demalkuth@yahoo.com  
Captain Betsy Bolton 612-619-6406 basil80@hotmail.com   
Lieutenant Sean McCanna 952-926-1279 macbaird@lycos.com  
Corporal David Vavreck 612.378.1973 baethan1630@yahoo.com  
Corporal Bryce Eno (715)410-5347 riescenu-golanodel@Hotmail.com  
Corporal Mike Eastling 763-439-9084 & 763-218-0556 Kentairi@gmail.com  
Head Camp Follower Julie Yoder 612-825-4519 julieyoder@juno.com  
Assistant HCF Laura Swenson 715-684-4221 mommyco@baldwin-telecom.net  
Goodwife Ann Peters 612-333-0605 AnnEdyth@aol.com  
Goodwife Margaret Kirkpatrick 612-722-6485 mlkirkpatric@earthlink.net  
Goodwife Anthea Cross 763-257-7038    

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Guilds

Sword Guild:

Meeting and time TBA

Contact:
David Vavreck
baethan1630@yahoo.com
612-378-1973



Music

We will sing and play music of many styles and places from our period. Bring your voice and/or your instrument(s). Neither need be period correct.

The Yoders have graciously offered to host music once a month. We will meet at their house at 4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, from 7 - 9pm the 4th Monday of each month.

To contact the Yoders, call 612-825-4519 or email to Julieyoder@juno.com.

To contact your Music Chair, call David at 612-378-1973 or email to baethan1630@yahoo.com

Thanks, and I look forward to making some noise with y'all!

David

We have a yahoo groups email list for the guild that we use for reminders about the meetings and topical discussions. If you want to be on the email list, request an invitation to join from Bruce at bruceyoder@juno.com.

Gaffneyis Glee Club

Good People
We are in the process of forming a more advanced song gathering. The focus will be on catches, rounds, and freeman's songs. These types of part songs were tremendously popular across class lines in our period.

Please contact your music chair, me, to express your interest, and to let me know what evenings would work best for you. And if you can host.

I am thinking maybe twice a month, but you can vote on that, too.

I will set it up for the day(s) with the most votes.

And if you have a better name for it than Gaffneyis Glee Club, I am all ears. It does have a nice ring to it, though.

David Vavreck
612-378-1973
baethan1630@yahoo.com

Gaffneyis Recorder Consort

We hereby announce that Gaffneyis recorder consort has started meeting again, the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.

We have seven members already, and are working on a bit more refined style of music than we do in our regular music meetings.

Contact your music chair (David) if you are interested in joining up.

baethan1630@yahoo.com or 612-378-1973

Dance

1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Dance will meet at Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Center, 2701 E 44th St Minneapolis.

It is at the corner of 27th Av S and E 44th Street. Both streets are one way. That block of 44th between 28th and 27th Avenues is one way westbound and that block of 27th Av between 44th and 43rd Streets is one way northbound. You must enter turning west onto 44th St from 28th Av and exit from 27th Av onto 43rd St.

Questions? call Mary at 651-699-6853 or Julie at 612-825-4519

2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church, 2300 N Hamline Ave. in St. Paul.

It is at the northeast corner of Highway 36 and Hamline Avenue (Hamline is between Snelling and Lexington). The church is actually encircled by the highway entrance ramp.
The Dance Guild gathers weekly from 7PM-9PM to learn and practice historic Scottish country dances.
For more information call:

Mary at 651-699-6853 or Julie at 612-825-4519

It's a great place to meet people!

We have a yahoo groups email list for the guild that we use for reminders about the meetings and topical discussions. If you want to be on the email list, request an invitation to join from Bruce at bruceyoder@juno.com.

Fiber Guild

Those who would like instruction, inspiration, or just to come out and play are welcome at the Jen McDermotts' on the Second Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM, provided there is no conflict with other Clann events. Call Jen (651-238-5427 ), Diana Steben (651-489-2881), and Mia McDavid (651-490-1842) for more information about Fiber Guild activities, including wool spinning, weaving, and dying. Cloth, clothing and sewing as well as things like tatting, lace, knitting and embroidery will also be discussed and worked on. Feel free to bring your projects!
Please RSVP 24 hours or more in advance, to allow for planning, thanks!

Historic Site

Clann Tartan has our own historic site near Duluth MN. Dun Gowan is an ongoing project, which is the site of Gaffneyis Annual Tactical in July. We are finishing the fort and beginning the construction of a village this year. Contact David Vavreck at 612-378-1973 or baethan1630@yahoo.com for further information, or to volunteer to help.

Drill

June drill on June 27th is prior to the member's meeting @ Yoder's

Drill in June is at Noon for the 27th. Drill location is Minnehaha parkway green, 12th Av S at Minnehaha Parkway.

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Calendar of Events

Be sure to contact your staff
if you plan on attending a show event. Try to give at least a ten day notice when possible. This allows proper planning for the feeding of our members, and in some cases is required by event organizers to allow entry as a participant.
You can call any of the staff members listed, or send an email to staff@clanntartan.org.

JUNE 2009

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
Staff meeting
Glenn & Mia's 
2
 
3
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
4
Recorder consort 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
Olde World Renaissance Faire (Twig)
http://www.owrenaissancefaire.com/ 
14
Olde World Renaissance Faire (Twig)
http://www.owrenaissancefaire.com/ 
15
 
16
 
17
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
18
Recorder consort 
19
Dun Gowan Immersion Weekend/
Night at the Pub 
20
Dun Gowan Immersion Weekend 
21
Dun Gowan Immersion Weekend 
22
Music
7PM @
Yoder's home 
23
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
Board Meeting @ Yoder's
11am -
Drill @ NOON
12th Av S at Minnehaha Parkway -
MEMBER MEETING
@ Yoder's home
1:30pm 
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29
 
30
 

 

JULY 2009

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
2
Recorder consort 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
Staff meeting
Glenn & Mia's 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
Fiber guild 
13
 
14
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
15
 
16
Recorder consort 
17
Dun Gowan Tactical
http://www.dungowan.com/
Night at the Pub 
18
Dun Gowan Tactical
http://www.dungowan.com/ 
19
Dun Gowan Tactical
http://www.dungowan.com/ 
20
 
21
Board Meeting
7:00 at Yoders 
22
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
23
 
24
 
25
Drill  
26
 
27
Music
7PM @
Yoder's home 
28
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
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30
 
31
White Oak Rendezvous,
Deer River MN 
Aug 1
White Oak Rendezvous,
Deer River MN
 

Event Schedule:

Hello all,

The following is a list of the dates of the events that are currently on the schedule for this year. The staff has met and decided to keep this running list of events in the newsletter to give you a chance to get an idea of what is going on this season as well as keep you updated to changes in the schedule.

The column titled status will include the following information.

Tentative- this means that an event organizer or Clann has expressed a strong enough interest in doing this event that it warrants reserving space on the calendar for the event.

Pending- this is the next stage of an event. This means that the Contracts Administrator has entered serious discussion about Clann doing an event but we are still not committed to the event. You should however if possible think about whether or not you may be able to attend this event.

Scheduled- this level means that the board and staff have approve the event and we are committed to providing manpower to making the event happen. When an event is assigned this level please let Julie know as soon as possible if you can or can not attend this event.

Canceled- This means that for various reasons an scheduled event has been removed from the current season. We will try and give as much notice as we can prior to canceling an event.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact me regarding this matter

Thanks,
Lisa Gillstrom McCanna

DATE EVENT STATUS
Jan 1/2009 Airing of the Tartans
1st Footing
Finished
Feb 14-15/2009 Albert Lea Historical Faire Finished
Feb 14-15/2009 A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/ Finished
Mar 4 14/2009 Fargo Parks Celtic Festival, Moorhead MN Finished
April 4th 2009 Tartan Day, MN State Capitol, St. Paul Finished
April or May 2009 Charles City Military Hist. Days Cancelled
April 24th-26th 2009 Muster at Jack McGowan's Finished
May 1-2 2009 Siege of Woodville Finished
May 9 2009 MN Scottish Fair and HG - http://www.mnscottishfair.org/ Finished
May 16-17 2009 Dun Gowan Immersion weekend Finished
May 23-25 2009 second annual Johndezvous Finished
June 13-14 2009 Olde World Renaissance Faire (Twig) http://www.owrenaissancefaire.com/ Scheduled
June 19-21 2009 Dun Gowan Immersion Weekend Scheduled
July 17-19 2009 Dun Gowan Tactical http://www.dungowan.com/ Scheduled
July 31 thru Aug 2 2009 White Oak Rendezvous, Deer River MN Scheduled
Aug 15-16 2009 Perham Heritage Festival, Perham MN Scheduled
Aug 29-30 2009 MN Renaissance Festival Tentative
Sep 12 2009 Scottish Day at Hudson Presbyterian Church Scheduled
Sep 19-20 2009 Northeast South Dakota Celtic Fair, Aberdeen SD Scheduled
Oct 1-4 2009 Big Island Rendezvous, Albert Lea MN Scheduled
Oct 8-10 2009 Mankato History Fair, Mankato MN Scheduled

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Maps

1st and 3rd Wednesday Dance
Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Center
2701 E 44th St., Minneapolis
Map to St. Paul location St. Christopher's- Dance
 
Map to Bruce and Julie Yoder's Home
Music and Board & Staff Meetings

4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
Map to Glenn & Mia's home
Hosts for staff meetings

340 Brooks Ave Roseville, MN 
 
Jen McDermott
Host for Fiber Guild

1638 Arlington Ave Saint Paul, MN 55106 

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Event Maps and Notification

June 13-14 2009 Olde World Renaissance Faire (Twig)

http://www.owrenaissancefaire.com/

~ From Duluth: From Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 53. Take U.S. Highway 53 North to County Highway 7 (also known as Industrial Road). Turn left on County Highway 7 and continue on to McGregor Road. At McGregor Road turn right and proceed to the Olde World Renaissance Faire entrance on your right. Distance is approximately 19 miles.

~ From Grand Rapids: From U.S. Highway 169 and U.S. Highway 2. Take U.S. Highway 2 South to State Highway 33. Turn left on State Highway 33 and continue on to County Highway 7 (also known as Industrial Road). Turn right on County Highway 7 and continue on to McGregor Road. At McGregor Road turn left and proceed to the Olde World Renaissance Faire entrance on your right. Distance is approximately 69 miles.

~ From Virginia: From U.S. Highway 169 and U.S. Highway 53. Take U.S. Highway 53 South to County Highway 7 (also known as Industrial Road). Turn right on County Highway 7 and continue on to McGregor Road. At McGregor Road turn right and proceed to the Olde World Renaissance Faire entrance on your right. Distance is approximately 50 miles.

~ From Minneapolis/Saint Paul Area: From Interstate 694 and Interstate 35. Take Interstate 35 North to the State Highway 33 exit going to Cloquet. Follow State Highway 33 thru Cloquet and continue on to County Highway 7. Turn right on County Highway 7 (also known as Industrial Road) and continue on to McGregor Road. At McGregor Road turn left and proceed to the Olde World Renaissance Faire entrance on your right. Distance is approximately 145 miles.

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June 19-21 2009 Dun Gowan Immersion Weekend


DIRECTIONS:

From Duluth, Minnesota- Take US Highway 53 northwest out of town - take a right turn on the Ugstad Rd./Lavaque Rd. Bypass, and travel north about ten miles. Take a left turn on the Fish Lake Road, and travel west about 3/4 miles. At this point I am the only house on the right hand (north)side of the road.

From Mineapolis/St.Paul, MN- Travel north on Interstate 35 out of the Cities for about two hours or so. After you pass the Esko/ Thompson exit, but before you get to Duluth, take the Midway Road exit. Turn left on the Midway road, which will head you north. Continue north on the Midway Road for about 12 miles or so; crossing three stoplight intersections, and then you will come to a stop sign. Turn right there onto County Road 9, the Martin Road. Travel east on the Martin road for three miles and take a left turn onto the Lavaque Road. Travel north on the Lavaque Road, for about 7 1/2 miles until you come to the Fish Lake Road. Make a left turn there, and travel west about 3/4 miles. At this point I am the only house on the right hand (north) side of the road.
5261 Fish Lake Road. Large grey garage, small grey house.

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July 17-19 2009 Dun Gowan Tactical

DIRECTIONS:

Same as above, for Immersion Weekend

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July 31 thru Aug 2 2009 White Oak Rendezvous, Deer River MN

http://www.whiteoak.org/index.shtml

Directions:

Take I-35 north to exit 237--MN 33 N toward Cloquet/Iron Range, and follow that for 11 miles. Take the US 2 ramp towards Grand Rapids/Duluth and make a left onto US 2 West. Follow US 2 for 60 miles approx. and turn left onto US 169/NE 4th St/US 2, and follow US 2 for another 15 miles. Turn right onto MN 6/Division St and follow MN 6 for a mile and a half to 33155 Hwy 6.

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