Local Activities

On March 4th, 2022, the Kingdom of Calontir updated policies regarding in-person activities, including:
– All attendees to any event, meeting, or practice, must be signed in on a roster including current accurate contact information.
– Everyone must mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are to be worn indoors, for all activities including fighting, both armored and steel.
– Masks must be worn covering the nose and mouth.

The full policy is available on the Kingdom of Calontir Website: https://www.calontir.org/calontir-covid-guidelines-for-event-attendance-update/

Axed Root 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.

Axed Root Meetings

Populace Gathering

Axed Root 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 January-June 2022

Schedule changes due to inclement weather or COVID-19 will be announced on the Axed Root Facebook Group.

  • February 2nd – Ames Public Library – Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50014 (Moved Virtual due to COVID-19)
  • February 9th – Oakwood Road Community Center, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014 (Moved Virtual due to COVID-19)
  • February 16th – Ames Public Library – Danfoss Room, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50014
  • February 23rd – Oakwood Road Community Center, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014 (Facebook Event)
  • March 2nd – Ames Public Library – Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50014
  • March 9th – Oakwood Road Community Center, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014
  • March 16th – Gulf Wars – Meeting To be Arranged or Canceled
  • March 23rd – Oakwood Road Community Center, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014 (Facebook Event)
  • March 30th – Ames Public Library – Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50014
  • April 6th – Ames Public Library – Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50014
  • April 13th – Oakwood Road Community Center, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014
  • April 20th – Ames Public Library – Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50014
  • April 27th – Oakwood Road Community Center, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014 (Facebook Event)
  • May 4th – Ames Public Library – Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50014
  • May 11th – Oakwood Road Community Center, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014
  • May 18th – Ames Public Library – Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50014
  • May 25th – Oakwood Road Community Center, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014
  • June 1st – Ames Public Library – Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50014 moved to Duff Park, Ames, IA 50010
  • June 8th – Oakwood Road Community Center, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014
  • June 15th – No meeting planned
  • June 22nd – No meeting planned – Lilies War
  • June 29th – Ames Public Library – Danfoss Room, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Fighter Practice

The rattan and steel fighters of Axed Root gather weekly to work on their techniques. Axed Root 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. For more information, visit the Barony’s Website.

Lampworkers Group

There are a number of members of Axed Root 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: .