Community Events: May 12th-18th


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Laurelin is getting ready to celebrate two major milestones.  Green Dragon Friday started nine years ago, and that’s an occasion worth two parties.  The warm up party is this Friday and includes competitions, a parade, riddles, and a lecture.  The Forest of OAKS will mark 3 years on Saturday with their anniversary concert, featuring 7 of the bands that have played in their monthly series over the past year.

This listing of featured events is only published on Fridays, but our Google calendar is kept up to date throughout the week and includes details on many more activities.  We always aim to have the most complete events calendar in the game and accept events of all types on all servers.  Take a look at this week’s agenda for upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar.  You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page and on the calendar is to submit a form.

Server calendars: Arkenstone CalendarBelegaer CalendarBrandywine CalendarCrickhollow CalendarEvernight Calendar, Gladden CalendarGwaihir CalendarLandroval CalendarLaurelin Calendar, and Sirannon Calendar

All events listed in Eastern Daylight Time (-4 GMT)/server time.  Most Laurelin events will also be listed at British time, BST (+1 GMT), and all events on Belegaer and Sirannon are listed with CEST (+2 GMT).  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!

Featured events for this week:

Friday, May 12

Green Dragon Friday

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2:30pm EDT (7:30pm BST)

Location: The Green Dragon, Bywater

Description: Local hobbits started meeting at the Green Dragon every Friday night nine years ago, so it’s time to celebrate the anniversary!  This warmup party features a green outfit competition, Bywater Sights Parade, Riddle round, Barmy & rug lecture, and all the usual activities GDF is known for.

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Saturday, May 13

The Forest of OAKS 3rd Anniversary

Server: Laurelin

Time: 12pm EDT (5pm BST)

Location: Oldfurlong town square, Shire homesteads

Description: Come to the Oldfurlong neighborhood of the Shire Homesteads for a concert featuring 7 of the 10 bands that played at the concert series over the past year: Polnolunie, The HOPE, Shire Tramps, Instant Play, Skarn, ARDA, and the Rolling Kegs.  There will also be a 10th Anniversary tribute featuring members from all 10 bands.

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Sunday, May 14

Middle-earth Trivia Nights

Server: Arkenstone

Time: 8pm

Location: /joinchannel minastrivia

Description: All questions will be asked in the minastrivia channel and all responses must be given in the minastrivia channel. (/joinchannel minastrivia).  The first correct answer will win the prize and prizes are assigned according to difficulty.  Rotates between 2pm and 8pm weekly.

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Monday, May 15

Instant Play

Server: Gwaihir

Time: 2pm

Location: Bree West Stables

Description: Weekly concert

Ales and Tales

Server: Landroval

Time: 8:30pm for Nibbles & Nobs, 9:30pm for Ales & Tales

Location: Pristine Glade, Dunland

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 more information.

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Tuesday, May 16

Pie Shop Lads (and Lasses) Summer Tour of the Shire

Server: Laurelin

Time: 3:30pm EDT (8:30pm BST)

Location: Stock outside The Golden Perch

Description: The 7 concert tour start on May 16th in Stock and heads to a new town every fortnight.  Visit the Bramblebury Gazette for more information and a full tour schedule.

Exploring the Lord of the Rings–On Location

Server: TBD

Time: 9:30pm

Location: Lore Hall across from the Cat Lady’s House, Bree

Description: A free in-depth reading of the trilogy with the Tolkien Professor which will bring in other works that affected the story and considers new angles and aspects.   The course takes place every Tuesday throughout January on a different server each week, followed by a field trip to a relevant site.  Go to Discord or Twitch to follow the discussion.

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Wednesday, May 17

Tunes and Ales

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 11am and 10:30pm

Location: Hidhuinen, Rivendell Valley, The Trollshaws

Description: Midweek Tunes and Ales is a weekly event every Wednesday at 10:30pm and 11:00am servertime.  It’s always in a different place each week, we could be at Weathertop or Rivendell, maybe even the depths of Moria, playing music throughout Middle Earth!  We welcome all travelers who are passing through to join if like to share a tune, story, or just dance!

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Thursday, May 18


Server: Brandywine

Time: 8pm

Location: Brandywine Goblin Wall in West Bree

Description: Weekly concert

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Coming soon:

Mar Vanwa Tyalieva, the cottage of lost play, openly invites all travelers of Middle-earth to come partake in its delights at Merry Meetings.  This is a new event centered around elven culture and provides an environment for newer and veteran elf RPers to meet, make connections, and foster more RP on the server.  Though an elven themed event, other races are not unwelcome.  The first Merry Meeting will be held on May 19th at 8pm.

Shirefest is coming to Crickhollow next month, June 16th-18th.  We will announce the schedule in this space next week.

Brandywine’s Minstrel Guild of Bree presents Summer Music Fest on June 10th.  Bands are encouraged to sign up on their website.

Festival time:

The Department of Strategery put together some excellent guides for the scavenger hunt Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5.

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