academie: Dancing in Bright Hills

SCAVard at SCAVard at
Thu May 4 08:22:23 PDT 2000

Your Excellency (and Academie Members):

Thank you for inviting the Academie to hold a dance practice in conjunction with Bright Hills' Friday fighter practice on 5/19.

I have made an inquiry of the Academie membership to see whether we can support this, and preliminary indications look good.  Several folks have said that they CAN make it, and as soon as I get confirmations as to who WILL make it, I will let You know.  However, based on the number of people in the CAN category, I'm reasonably confident that we will have someone there for You.  :)

Please go ahead with Your plans to announce this to the members of the Barony.  Obviously, we would like as large a turnout as possible (heck, we'd like the whole Barony to come and dance!), so if You wish to embellish Your announcement to help bring people out for this particular Friday, you'll get no complaints from us! :)

I do not remember the name of the Gentle who ran the dancing at Your Pas d'Armes last fall.  Can you refresh my memory, and perhaps extend a specific invitation to him?  He may be interested in joining the Academie, as to the best of my knowledge, there are no members yet from Bright Hills.

One of the things we would like to be able to arrange is to make dance recordings or tablatures available so we can start building a dance "library" in Bright Hills.  With some pre-planning, we might even be able to make this happen on the 19th, although it's probably more likely to happen at University in June.

I've taken the libery of CC'ing this to the Academie, and have included a copy of Your original invitation, including directions to the site.  Please go ahead and let Bright Hills know about this, and I will let You know who will be coming from the Academie.

Thanks for everything!

Your friend,

In a message dated Sun, 30 Apr 2000 11:44:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time, EkaterinaV writes:

    Greetings friend Vard!

          Ekaterina from Bright Hills here - with directions.

    Our practice site is Franklin Middle School, Main street, Reisterstown, MD.
     We have both the auditorium (for the heavy fighters) and the cafeteria for A&S.
     The fencers use both depending on the number of Heavies who show up and fight.
      We have the site from 7-10 pm every Friday that the school is not closed or there isn't some school program happening.  Usually, if there's a program, we still have the cafeteria.   (note - the acoustics in the cafeteria suck) Activities really get going around 7:30pm.
      OK - Directions.
       Take your best route to Baltimore and the Baltimore Beltway (I-695). Take I-695 West/North around to exit #19 I-795 (also called the Northwest Expressway). Take I-795 all the way to it's end (about 12-15 miles - sorry - I don't remember the exact mileage) . As you near the end you will see signs for rte 140 & 30 Hanover/Reisterstown and signs for rte 140 Westminster. Get in the Left lane, staying to the right as it expands into 2 lanes again and follow the sign for 140/30 to HAnover/Reisterstown.  At the FIRST Light turn Right onto 140 East/North and follow it a couple blocks to the next light (a 3 way intersection w/ 2 gas stations, a Farm Store and a liquor, bait and tackle store). Turn Right - you're still following 140 at this point - onto 140/Main St. Head East on Main street (passing a Food Lion, a series of small shops and a Friendly's) to the next light. This should cover about 3-4 blocks. GO THROUGH the light - on your Right is the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire C!
ompany and just beyond that is the school.  There is ample parking at the school but if you need to unload anything heavy or lots of anything you can park temporarily at the front entrance (center of the circular drive) or we can bring things in via the back door.  Many steps are involved in using the front entrance but the back entrance only has a few.  Your choice.

     If you have an ADC map book for Baltimore County you can find all this on page 26 I believe.  The closest Major intersection is Rte 140 and rte 30 (also called Main street and Hanover Pike) if you access a computer map program.  The school is on Main street between Cockeys Mill Road and Chatsworth. Chatsworth and Main is the intersection just before you get to the school heading East on 140/Main st.where the Vol. Fire house is.

    ** There is no phone at the school that we can access.  If you miss the exit for I-795 DO NOT PANIC - just go to the next exit (#20 Reisterstown Road) and turn around and go back to I-795 -OR- Take Reisterstown Road North/West all the way to Reisterstown (a fair number of Lights and rush hour traffic but not too bad). Once in Reisterstown rte 140 narrows to a 2 lane street, meanders a little and the School will be on your left just past teh light at Cockeys Mill Road - which happens to be a small but sharp "dog leg" in the road.  
       I will see who all will be there with cell phones and get you numbers just in case someone mighht need them if they get lost.

      Many hugs - I'll get the notice out on the Bright Hills reflector as soon as you confirm the date with your folks. Keep me posted - other dates are available if this one doesn't work out.

       Ekaterina >>

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