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Event Details
Dining with Queen Elizabeth at Midsummer Event date: June 28th, 2014
Hosted by Shire of Hartshorn-dale - Blue Bell, PA
Event Last Modified: April 21st, 2014
Event details
Our good Queen Elizabeth has been on her throne more than 10 years and it's that glorious time of mid-summer when the whole isle is verdant, the crops are growing, and the berries are ripening in the woods and gardens.  Our shire is celebrating as the Queen progresses through, and we invite you to join us.

Many excellent cooks of her era have recorded the marvelous dishes often served to her Majesty and her nobles.  Commedia del Arte, Madrigal Singing, Instrumental Music and Dancing will be enjoyed between each of the four courses from mid-afternoon through the glorious summer evening in an outdoor picnic setting.

Tentative Schedule and Menu, subject to change

Light Repast at mid-afternoon
This course will consist of salads and cold items (appetizers) and be placed on a buffet in the dining pavilion.  Guests are expected to go back and forth between the pavilion for eating & the lawn for entertainment.

Sweet Cherry Toast
Spinach Tart
Chicken & Gooseberry Tart
Carrot & Shrimp Salad
Cucumber & Lemon Salad
Sweet, Savory & Fish Jellies

First Course, followed by Commedia D’Arte

Green Pea Pottage
Bread with butter
Spinach Fritters
Chicken Thighs with Lemon Sauce
Aloes of Veal
Coney with pudding in belly & herb sauce
Custarde in Shaped Crust

Second Course, followed by Madrigals

Eggs in Moonshine
Orange Rice Molded
Fish with Oranges
Cabbage stuffed with sausage
Pear Subtlety
Strawberries, Wafers & a Dish of Snow

Dessert Buffet followed by dancing

Sugar Walnuts with walnut marzipan
Purses – raison pastry

Tentative Schedule
1 pm Site Opens
Lawn Billiards

2 pm Light Repast

4:45 pm First Course
Commedia Del’Arte

6 pm Second Remove
Madrigal Singing

7:15 Desert Buffet

9 pm Site Closes
Site Opens: 1 PM
Site Closes: 10 PM

Event Website: http://lorenzo.hartshorn-dale.org/Elizabeth2014/ .

Event Location
St. John's Lutheran Church
1802 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA  19422

The event is located in Blue Bell near the intersection of Rt 202 and 73, slightly north of Norristown, PA.

St.  John's Church
1802 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

From the SOUTH, head north on Rt.  202 through Norristown, past Mercy Suburban Hospital, past the intersection of Germantown Pk.  Continue north through four more lights.  At the fifth light you will be at the intersection of Rt 73 (Skippack Pike), Turn LEFT, and proceed less than one mile.  The church is on your left.  If you pass the synagogue, or cross railroad tracks, you have gone too far.

From the NORTH, head south on 202, through Montgomeryville, past the William Penn Inn, past the Montgomery County Community College.  You will pass a light at the entrance to the college, and then pass a light at the entrance to a small shopping center, the next light will be at the intersection of 202 and Rt 73 (Skippack Pike).  Turn RIGHT onto 73 and proceed less than one mile.  The church is on your left.  If you pass the synagogue, or cross railroad tracks, you have gone too far.

From the WEST, Make your best route to Rt 73 and head east, pass through Skippack village, pass the intersection of Rt 363, through the pair of lights at Bethel Hill and immediately after at Whitehall Rds.  The next light will be at North Wales Rd.  Go straight through, continue over the railroad tracks and just past the synagogue, the church will on your RIGHT.

From the EAST, make your best route to Rt 73.  Continue westward though Whitemarsh, pass through the intersections at Butler Pk, and at Penllyn Blue Bell Pk.  You will go through three more lights before the fourth light at intersection of Rt 202.  Go straight through this intersection, and proceed less than one mile.  The church is on your left.  If you pass the synagogue, or cross railroad tracks, you have gone too far.

PA TURNPIKE:  you will get off at the Norristown exit and follow the sign to Germantown pike *WEST*.  Follow the ramp onto Germantown pike, and get into the center lane (this will be the right lane very shortly).  Stay on Germantown pike until you get to Rt 202 (DeKalb pike) and then turn Right. 

From your turn onto 202 follow the directions "from the south." It's only another 2-3 miles from this intersection total.

Event Fees
Site : The deadline for pre-registration is June 14th via ACCEPS (http://acceps.ansteorra.org ) and June 20th via mail, or when the event is full.
Event is limited to 80 attendees, so preregistration is highly recommended

Adult Registration Fees:  $20.00

Youth Registration Fees:  $15.00 for youth ages 6-17

Under 6 free

There will be a nonmember surcharge of $5.00

Make Checks Payable to: SCA PA Inc, Shire of Hartshorn-Dale

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Co-autocrats are Kathryn Perry and Duchessa Diana Alena Tregirtse
Kathryn Perry (Eryn Utz)
Phone number (evening) 610-539-7095
erynutz AT alumnae.smith.edu

Duchessa Diana (Diana Troxell)
Phone Number (evening):  610-768-9004
E-Mail:  duchessadiana AT verizon.net

Send Reservations to:
Naomi bat Avraham
Naomi Hampson
47 Eastwood Rd.
Berwyn, PA 19312

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