Archery Practice
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm
Archery Practice @ Churchville | Pennsylvania | United States

Bi-Weekly Barony Archery Practice.

Please note that this practice takes place on County owned property, and behind a private residence. The residence is not visible from the road, so after entering the property, follow the driveway up and around to the left. Please park in the grass in front of the house, and DO NOT park in front of either garage. When exiting your car, please walk around the right side of the house to the backyard. DO NOT walk around the left side of the house because you will be walking on to the Archery Range. If you require loaner equipment, please notify the Marshal in Charge a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

Fencing Practice @ Churchville Nature Center
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

Fencing Practice happens in the Community Room at the Churchville Nature Center on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (except holidays) at 7:30p. This is the year-round schedule. The practice will be held each Tuesday evening INDOORS at the Nature Center in the atrium. Check the Facebook page for updates and for quicker response to queries. A small donation is invited to cover the low, but real, cost of the site.

Come and learn how to fence. Many styles & time periods are discussed and individual/melee skills are practiced. Loaner gear is available from the Barony if you’d like to try your hand. Don Morwill MacShane is our fencing marshal, and he hopes to see you there!

Business Meeting @ Churchville Nature Center
May 18 @ 7:30 pm

The Barony holds its business meetings monthly. Please join us to discuss old and new business and help us shape our community! Garb is not required. We typically have snacks or grab a bite to eat after.

al-Hafla: Baronial Bardic Champions @ Playwicki Park
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Event details

The theme of the event is “The Wonder of Spring”, but all personas are welcome.  Our Baronial Bardic Champion will be chosen, with the suggested theme of spring, nature, water, paradise, and gardens.  We welcome you serenade our Baroness with your words of nature, as she is a naturist.  Tell her a nature story, one that delves into the beauty of nature, Spring and love.  If competing, please arrive at the event no later than 11:30am for sign-up.  We would like the competition itself to begin at noon or so, depending on final scheduling for the event.

The beat of a drum, the soulful sound of an oud, the tinkling of hip belts and finger cymbals, tables of food, and warm companionship in the chill before spring…all of these will be there in Barony of Buckland Cross with the return of Al-Hafla, also serving as the day to choose our new Baronial Bardic Champion!  “Hafla” in Arabic means “party,” and this event features all of the things that make a party memorable – friends, games, food, music, and dance.  Bring your carpets, bring your cushions and stools – recline while you drink, dine and revel!  Pavillions and lawn are available to all, and pop-up tents are also welcome.

Musicians will be serenading us throughout the event!  Are you a musician? Do you play Middle Eastern music, or are you interested in learning? Contact the autocrats to get copies of traditional Middle Eastern, Persian, and Turkish songs before the event!  Bring your drums and join the circle!

Dancers!  There will be open-floor spontaneous dancing throughout the day!

Games!  Take a seat at the Games Table and try your hand at medieval games of the region!

Our Souk is small, but will include a fundraiser for the Barony that includes treasures of all kinds, to appeal to each and everyone.
We welcome merchants to sell their wares this day!  Please contact Event Steward for registration.
There will be Turkish coffee fundraiser, as well, with each cup made fresh to order.  Cost $5 – cash only, please!

Food!  There will be a sumptuous “rolling dayboard” of fantastic dishes of the region to delight your palate!  Please note that this is a DRY SITE – no alcohol permitted!
Please contact the Autocrats with any dietary concerns.

Stuffed grape leaves
Pita bread
Moroccan Chicken
Lamb&beef meatballs
Vegetable couscous salad
Dates/nuts/fresh fruit
Hard boiled eggs
Cucumber salad
Green Salad
Drinks available:  Water and iced mint tea


There will be a short Baronial Court, which will include the choosing of our new Baronial Bardic Champion.

Event Schedule:  Pending
Site Opens: 11:00am
Site Closes: 6:00pm

Registration Fees

Registration fee includes event admission and dayboard
Adult (age 18+) non-member:  $20 (members receive $5 discount:  $15)
Children (1-17) non-member:  $15 (members receive $5 discount:  $10)

Walk-ins will be accepted, cash or check only at the door.
Souk and Turkish Coffee purchases are cash only, please!
Merchants:  please contact Event Steward for registration.  No additional fee requested, but donations are welcome.

There is no feast.

Pennsic Panic: Our Garb Making Classes @ Churchville Nature Center
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pennsic Panic: Our Garb Making Classes @ Churchville Nature Center | Churchville | Pennsylvania | United States
With less than 100 days to go until Pennsic, we understand that preparing for this exciting event can be both stressful and challenging. To help alleviate some of these concerns, the Buckland Ministry is delighted to offer a series of garment-making workshops and classes, led by Jaz (Yasamin al-Sardaniyya), to assist you in getting ready for Pennsic!
Our Garb Making Class Schedule:
May 21: Tunics for All – Choose between a European or Islamic style tunic
May 24: Work in Progress Wednesdays at the Churchville Nature Center – Bring any project you need assistance with, including those from our Garb Workshops
May 28: Bloused Pants Workshop – Create versatile, unisex pants suitable for various European and Nordic styles
May 31: Workshop Wednesday
June 11: Roman Dresses
June 14: Workshop Wednesday
June 18: Roman/Greek Dresses – Stay cool and stylish with three different dress designs for those hot Pennsic days
June 21: Workshop Wednesday
June 25: Tunic Workshop Part 2
June 28: Workshop Wednesday
July 16: Pants Workshop – Join our final major Sunday lesson to work on your remaining projects
July 19: Workshop Wednesday
The Buckland Cross Ministry is thrilled to offer these classes over the next three months and wants to ensure that interested participants have ample time to plan. We can’t wait to see you in the Barony! Stay tuned for additional event details and updates, which will be provided soon!