Community Events: January 8th-14th

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This week’s featured events:

Elevenses began on Crickhollow the day that the server opened, filling up Michel Delving’s Bird & Baby Inn with light hobbity RP and plenty of music.  More than five years later it is still being served twice a week, on Sundays at 11am and Mondays at 11pm (both EST/server time).  2012 saw the addition of a third weekly event, Bread & Jam Sessions at the Prancing Pony every Friday evening at 9pm.  It swiftly became the most popular event on the server, and packed crowds often stick around well past midnight for songs and storytelling.

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Ales and Tales was founded on the Landroval server six and a half years ago.  The gathering starts at a different location every Monday night at 9:30pm.  The locations range from houses (such as the kinhouse that hosts Ales & Tales on the 11th, the Oak & Barrel) to places around the starter zones to the exotic locales that host the monthly “extreme” version.  Old Winyards is the house band, but others may perform songs, stories, and other entertainment by contacting the stage manager.  Nibbles and Nobs is the open stage event that takes place one hour prior to the beginning of Ales and Tales.  To get information on this event, join the custom channel by typing “/joinchannel alesandtales” in game.


All events are listed in Eastern Standard Time (-5 GMT)/server time, but an additional time zone is listed for EU server events.  You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page is to submit a form.  I’m always open to feedback and suggestions, both here and through the submissions form, so let me know if there’s something we should feature.  Thanks for reading!


Friday, January 8

Bündnisfeier in Schären

Server: Belegaer

Time: 2pm (20:00 CET)

Location: Brockenborings

Description: Veranstalten der “Stammtisch zum Efeubusch” und “Durins Faust der Gerechten” eine Feierlichkeit anlässlich des einjährigen Bestehens ihres gemeinsamen Bündnisses in Schären, im Auenland.

Die Meisterbarden von Bree

Server: Gwaihir

Time: 2pm (7pm GMT)

Location: Bree Auction Hall

Description: Concert

Green Dragon Friday New Years Party

Server: Laurelin

Time: 3pm (8pm GMT)

Location: Plough and Stars Inn, Brockenborings, The Shire

Description: Lively, lore-relevant hobbit night at the Inn.  Bring a riddle, a song, a poem or a story if you like! Please note this is a hobbit preferred roleplaying event, with travelling dwarves welcome.

A Rock and A Hard Place

Server: Gladden

Time: 4pm

Location: Bree West Gate, opposite the Stables

Description: Concert

Hobbit Hospitality

Server: Landroval

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Andy Brockhouse’s tent outside the Shire homesteads gate

Description: Shopping for a new smial in the Shire Homesteads? Can’t recall in which crate you packed your frying pan? In need of a snack or something to wet your whistle? Hospitality Hobbits will be posted at Andy Brockhouse’s tent outside the Homestead Gate with comforts to smooth your move.

Bread and Jam Sessions

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 9pm

Location: The Prancing Pony, Bree

Description: Share your new or favorite tunes and tales, have an ale or two, kick up your heels in a dance, and enjoy yourself! Role-players are warmly welcomed.

Story Night in the Shire

Server: Landroval

Time: 9pm

Location: Bywater Bridge, Hobbiton, The Shire

Description: This month’s theme is Anniversaries and Bounders. Feel free to bring a story, poem or song to share–it does not have to fit with the theme, themes are just a suggestion for folks who need help picking from their vast liberries.

Warm Warders Welcome

Server: Landroval

Time: 9pm

Location: The Shire

Description: The Warders of the Weald play each Friday at various locations throughout the Shire. If you can’t find them, send out a /regional request asking.

 

Saturday, January 9

The Bounders of the Shire’s Anniversary Buttoning

Server: Landroval

Time: 12pm

Location: Oak n’ Barrel, 4 Myrtle Ct, Addernotch, Shire homesteads

Description:  As is traditional, buttons will be given out to both deserving Bounders as well as some Bounder friends and Allies. Buttonings are always open to the public. This is a traditional occasion, but formal wear is not required.

The Long Journey 2016

Server: Laurelin

Time: 12pm (17:00 UK time)

Location: Starting from Frerin’s Court in Thorin’s Gate, ending in Snowbourn, East Rohan

Description: Every new year a group of friends rides from Frerin’s Court to East Rohan.  All adventurers, hobbits and possibly others with longer legs, who dare to ride all this way are welcome to join as long as you are able and have the courage.  Along the way we will take a few breaks to rest our horses’ feet, play some music, tell a story, and add more friends. If you want to play a song or tell a short story along the way, please announce this to Trincia by mail.  In Snowbourn awaits a party.

The Breakfast Club

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 1pm

Location: South Bree Stables

Description: Concert

The Ninny Hammers

Server: Landroval

Time: 2pm

Location: Bree-Town Stage

Description: Concert

Under The Sunlit Sky

Server: Landroval

Time: 3pm

Location: Outside the Prancing Pony, Bree

Description: Concert

Forte’s Academy of Music Class 2

Server: Landroval

Time: 4pm

Location: Prancing Pony

Description: The Academy offers lessons on both in-game and out of game LOTRO music related matters. Join the Academy for a new set of lessons.

The Dulcet Tones

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 4:30pm

Location: In front of the Prancing Pony

Description: Concert

Ninny Hammers

Server: Evernight

Time: 4pm

Location: Pierson’s Farm, South Bree

Description: Concert followed by open stage

Harlequins

Server: Landroval

Time: 6pm

Location: Bree Town Stage

Description: Concert

Moot Meet

Server: Landroval

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Oak ‘n’ Barrel, 4 Myrtle Court, Addernotch, Shire Homesteads

Description: Gather at the Oak n’ Barrel to socialize, share adventure musters and plans for socials. Pie and ale will be served.

Good Deeds Night

Server: Landroval

Time: 8pm

Location: Meets at Mustering Hill between the stables and crafting hall in Michel Delving

Description: A deeds night open to all levels and classes, the group decides where to go after everyone gathers.  Contact Miss Lerillos if interested.

Animal House

Server: Landroval

Time: 9pm

Location: Prancing Pony Stable Courtyard.

Description: Concert

Bards, Beers, and Longbeards

Server: Landroval

Time: 11.59pm

Location: Prancing Pony Stage, Bree-Town

Description: Concert

 

Sunday, January 10

Elevenses

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 11am

Location: The Bird and Baby Inn

Description: Tell stories, share poetry, sing, dance, or eat: it’s all up to you! Play music solo or with a group. Role-playing is encouraged. The doors are open to folks of all shapes and sizes.

Classical Gas presents Sunday Rocks

Server: Landroval

Time: 12pm

Location: Bree Park across from the jail

Description: Concert

Breemarsch der Durins Faust der Gerechten

Server: Belegaer

Time: 2pm (20:00 CET)

Location: Bree West Gate

Description: Es gehört schon beinahe zur Tradition der Zwergengemeinschaft “Durins Faust der Gerechten” an jedem Sonntag einen Marsch durch die Menschenstadt Bree, im gleichnamigen Breeland, zu machen.

The Andune Ensemble

Server: Landroval

Time: 3pm

Location: Bree Stage

Description: Concert

Roving Threats Night

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 6pm

Location: starting location varies week to week

Description: All characters able to take on level 100 threats are welcome to join.  Contact Dallofin or look for announcements in world channel starting at 5:45pm.

Ruthless Raiders

Server: Landroval

Time: 6pm

Location: Mirkwood

Description: Folks level 60+ welcome, contact Ayrhawk

 

Monday, January 11

Suicidal Monster Mob

Server: Landroval

Time: 1pm

Location: Ettenmoors

Description: Creep raids

Instant Play

Server: Gwaihir

Time: 2pm (7pm GMT)

Location: West Bree Stables, Bree-Town

Description: Concert

Shire Wassail

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2:30pm (7:30pm UK time)

Location: Longo Burrow’s farm in Tuckborough, followed by Bywater and Hobbiton

Description: The Brandy Badgers go wassailing in the Shire again, singing songs to wish all the local farmers a good harvest.

Nibbles and Nobs / Ales and Tales

Server: Landroval

Time: 8:30 Nibbles – 9:30 to 11:30 A&T

Location: Oak & Barrel, 4 Myrtle Ct, Addernotch, Shire homesteads

Description: Volunteer to tell a tale, sing a song, recite a new poem, anything you wish to share with others in an RP setting. Nibbles and Nobs offers an open stage to all performers, while Ales and Tales features a house band and scheduled performers (all are welcome to sign up).  Location changes every week, so /joinchannel alesandtales  to find out this week’s location.

Elevenses

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 11pm

Location: Bird and Baby Inn, Michel Delving.

Description: Tell stories, share poetry, sing, dance, or eat: it’s all up to you! Play music solo or with a group. Role-playing is encouraged. The doors are open to folks of all shapes and sizes.

 

Tuesday, January 12

Suicidal Monster Mob

Server: Landroval

Time: 1pm

Location: Ettenmoors

Description: Creep raids

Bärtigen Musen

Server: Belegaer

Time: 2pm (20:00 CET)

Location: Bree Stage

Description: Concert

Iron Horse

Server: Landroval

Time: 9pm

Location: Rohan (contact Baronkio)

Description: Weekly text based sim roleplay

Mythgard Adventures

Server: Landroval

Time: 9:30pm

Location: 2 Frothing Road, Eldinggraf, Thorin’s Homesteads

Description: A brief lore talk by the Tolkien Professor is followed by group play.  They use webinar for the lore talks.

 

Wednesday, January 13

Little Wanderers present The Night of the Muses

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2pm (7pm GMT)

Location: Eldar Monument in Michel Delving, The Shire

Description: The Little Wanderers play a concert, but afterwards others are welcome to join in the action by playing their own songs

Sprechstunde der Grenzer des Auenlandes

Server: Belegaer

Time: 2pm (20:00 CET)

Location: Bachuferstraße 4 des Weilers Fuchskleve im Auenland

Description: Die Sicherheit des Auenlandes liegt in ihren Händen, darum sind die “Grenzer des Auenlandes” bemüht, Eure Klagen und Bitten entgegen nehmen zu können.

Dwarves Night Out

Server: Laurelin

Time: 3pm

Location: Thorin’s Hall Inn

Description: Get together to share songs, tales, and have a good together and an ale or six!  This is a dwarf only event but all Dwarrow friends are welcome.

Hûd i Eledhrim (Hall of Fire) Wednesdays

Server: Laurelin

Time: 3pm (20:00 GMT)

Location: Hall of Fire, Last Homely House, Rivendell

Description: Come for converse, food and drink, music and song, poetry and tale-telling!

DisEnchanted

Server: Landroval

Time: 8:30pm

Location: Bree-Town Park across from the jail, Bree-Town

Description: Concert

 

Thursday, January 14

Mondbarden

Server: Belegaer

Time: 2pm (20:00 CET)

Location: Stage in front of the Prancing Pony

Description: Concert

Bird & Baby Yard Party

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2:30pm (7:30pm GMT)

Location: Outside of the Bird and Baby Inn, Michel Delving, The Shire

Description:  When there is a scheduled event, feel free to play music, tell stories or whatever during breaks, but we ask that you yield the stage to the evening’s main act at their discretion.

Concerning Hobbits Pub Party

Server: Landroval

Time: 8:30pm

Location: Bird n’ Baby, Michel Delving, The Shire

Description: These weekly parties feature games, music, pies, light RP, prizes, and fireworks. Party games include the Bad Joke Contest, Riddle Game, Hide-a-Hobbit, and more.

Eriador Music Society

Server: Landroval

Time: 10:30pm

Location: Founder’s Statue, Michel Delving, The Shire

Description: Concert


Looking forwards and backwards:

Conventional wisdom has it that January is named after Janus, the two-faced Roman diety of beginnings and passageways.  This week we’ll look back at some events from the first few months of 2015 that we expect to see again in 2016.

January: Winterstock II featured 32 bands from 11 servers.  The cold climate version of Weatherstock gets bigger every year, and this time around it’s grown to an amazing 41 bands.  Head out to Thorin’s Gate on Landroval January 15th-18th for this year’s edition. Under the Sunlit Sky has taken part every year, and here’s their version of “Hit the Road Jack” from 2015.

March: The Shire Inns always need a year to recover after the Bullroarer Took Day Pub Crawl.  Crickhollow will host the 6th annual event this year, starting as always at the Bird and Baby in Michel Delving.  The group then circles around to all of the other Shire pubs, offering a song in exchange for ales at each one, ending with the big party at the Green Dragon in Bywater.  The 2016 date has not yet been released, but the hobbits of Second Breakfast have assured us that they will not let the drunkards down.

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April: Landroval’s Windy Acres Ranch features incredible events year round, but none are as hotly anticipated as the Spring Racing Carnival.  In 2015 four qualifier races led up to the Eriador Championship Cup.   The day of the Championship Cup offered entertainment like barrel racing, formation riding, mounted fashion competition, and rodeo clowns.  We hope to see this year’s event sometime in April or May, and details will be announced here once we have them.

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