Local Activities

The Canton holds a variety of regularly scheduled activities which are all open to the public. For certain activities, special clothing or equipment may be required or you may require contacting the organizer ahead of time. Please refer to the specific activity information provided below for more information.

If you would like to organize an activity or take part in something that is not listed here, please contact the appropriate officer or the group Seneschal.

Also, see the Calontir Kingdom Calendar , for more activities and SCA events.

Canton Meetings

Populace Gathering

Our Canton holds weekly populace gatherings each Wednesday at 6:30pm. Our gatherings are generally informal, with members of the populace working on projects or chatting about the weekend’s events. While many of our members do wear garb, or medieval-style clothing, this is not required to attend one of our meetings.

Our weekly meeting location during the warmer months of the year (May-October) is typically Duff Park in Ames at Duff Avenue and 14th Street. Please contact our Seneschal () for the week’s meeting location.

Our weekly meeting locations during the colder months of the year (October-May) typically rotate among a few locations in Ames. Please contact our Seneschal () for the week’s meeting location.

Tentative Schedule for Fall 2021-Spring 2022

We are still working to schedule locations for other dates, so please check back.

  • Sept 22nd – Oakwood Road Church, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014 (Facebook Event)
  • Sept 29th – Auditorium, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010 (Facebook Event)
  • Oct 13th – Auditorium, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010 (Facebook Event)
  • Oct 20th – Auditorium, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010 (Facebook Event)
  • Oct 27th – Oakwood Road Church, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014 (Facebook Event)
  • Nov 10th – Auditorium, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010 (Facebook Event)
  • Nov 17th – Auditorium, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010 (Facebook Event)
  • Nov 24th – Oakwood Road Church, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014 (Facebook Event)
  • Dec 1st – Auditorium, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010 (Facebook Event)
  • Dec 8th – Auditorium, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010 (Facebook Event)
  • Dec 22nd – Oakwood Road Church, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014 (Facebook Event)
  • Jan 26th – Oakwood Road Church, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014 (Facebook Event)
  • Feb 23rd – Oakwood Road Church, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014 (Facebook Event)
  • March 23rd – Oakwood Road Church, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014 (Facebook Event)
  • April 27th – Oakwood Road Church, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014 (Facebook Event)

Fighter Practice

The rattan and steel fighters of our Canton gather weekly to work on their techniques. The Canton has a collection of loaner armor and weapons available to new fighters. Please contact our Marshals to arrange for Loaner Gear to be available at a practice.

In addition to our own fighter practice, the Barony of Coeur d’Ennui in Des Moines hosts a fighter practice.

Lampworkers Group

There are a number of members of the Canton who are interested in Lampworking (working with torches to make glass beads and other glass items). The Lampworkers meet most Tuesday evenings beginning at 6:30p.m. at the home of Amon Attwood and Zaneta Baseggio. Please contact them for the address and more information: .