The Guilds of Calafia!

Love To Be Creative? The Arts and Sciences of Calafia could introduce you to your next creative interest! Calafia has many different Guilds that focus on various creative aspects of Ancient and Medieval Life and cultures.

  • Bardic Guild
      The guild is about entertaining the populace of the Barony through song, story, original work and period pieces.

       When: Meetings are held at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
       Where: The home of Lord Fergus Ó Dubhshláine.

Please contact Lord Fergus Ó Dubhshláine for directions.

  • Costumer’s Guild
  • St. Catherine’s (all things string)

    The baronial guild is dedicated to the fiber arts. We spin, weave, knit, and do most anything that involves string.

    When: Meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning at 6:30pm
    Where: The home of the guildmistress Baroness Thea Northernridge.

    Please contact us ahead of time. For more information, please contact the Guildmistress, Baroness Thea Northernridge

  • Brewer’s Guild

    The guild is a loosely organized group interested in the beverage arts, both alcoholic and non. The meetings are open to all over the age of 18 (due to hot liquids & the use of burners), with an age limit of 21 for tasting of fermented beverages. If you are interested in brewing, come help with the brewing in process & learn by doing. If you want to craft your own, help & equipment is available.

    When: Meetings are currently on a quaterly basis
    Where: The house of Lord Levi ben Daniel.

    For further information, please contact Lady Talan Tanki.

  • Equestrian Guild

    This guild is for horse owners, equestrians of all ages and skill levels, and anyone interested in learning, practicing and doing anything related to equestrian activities in the SCA and the Barony of Calafia.

    When: The third Sunday of the month. We typically meet in the late afternoon or early evening depending on the daylight and how hot it is.
    Where: El Capitan Equestrian Center located in Lakeside California 12307 Willow Rd, Lakeside CA 92040

    Limited horse sharing is available and any assistance non-horse owners can offer those loaning their horses is greatly appreciated.
    We practice mounted games such as reeds, Quintain, pig sticking, rings, and other obstacles that test the skills of both horse and rider.
    We are also starting to do mounted combat which is very exciting. Mounted combat is done with boffer style weapons and pairs riders and their mounts against each other in literal combat exchanging blows.

    If you are interested or have any questions please contact THL Rhua Cat Ifrinn.

  • European Dance

    The guild recreates dances of the European Renaissance, including period dance sources from Italy, France, and Elizabethan England. Partners are not required, and all steps will be taught and called. All are welcome, from newcomers to longtime dance mavens. Come for the exercise, come for the friendly interaction, come to practice those steps that you want to show off at the next revel!

    When: The third Monday of each month
    Where: The Gardens Room of the Allied Gardens Recreation Center.

    For more information, please contact Lady Maluchka.

  • Hearth and Cauldron (Cooking)

    The guild’s mission is to encourage and promote the study, recreation and research of cooking throughout the middle ages re-creation of such, as well as the sharing of knowledge and techniques for preparing food for one or many. We will discuss and practice various cooking techniques, ingredients and recipes. Period and some non-period recipes may also be explored.


        • Business Meetings will be held on the third Monday of each quarter (March, June, September, December) 6:30pm.
        • Cooking Demonstrations/classes will be held the first Sunday of the month in tandem with brigade practice. There may not be a class held every month, we will make announcements in the ST, Yahoo Groups and FB groups before each demo/class.

    Where: Please contact the Guild Mistress, Lady Ysabeau Boucher.

  • Metalworker’s Guild, or, The Right Noble Calafian Metal Workers

    The guild’s mission is to encourage and promote the study, recreation and research of the metal work throughout the Middle Ages re-creation of such, as well as the sharing of knowledge of period design, period and modern construction, history, shop safety, and other subjects.

    When: Business meetings will be 6:30pm the first Tuesday of each quarter (January, April, July and October)
    Where: San Diego Brewing Company
    * Shop nights will be available to work on projects, the day and time is to be announced..

    Please contact Lady Sabyna of Aydon for additional information or join our Metalworkers Facebook Group or our Metalworkers Google Group

  • Middle Eastern Guild

    The guild is all about the recreation and research of the Middle East throughout the middle ages. We study everything from costuming to cooking, music, art, and history.

    When: The first Monday of the Month at 7pm
    Where: Contact guildmistress Guild Mistress Lady Giovanna Ricci .

  • Music Guild

    The guild promotes the music of the European Renaissance and Medieval periods through instrumental and vocal performance and instruction. The guild enjoys perform early music for entertainment, including for dancing.

    When: contact the Guildmaster, Master Samuel.
    Where: contact the Guildmaster, Master Samuel.

    For more information, please visit their website
    There is also a Google group.

  • Nautical Guild

    The Nautical Guild of Calafia is for members of the populace with an interest in exploring period seafaring aspects, including ships and sailors, merchants,privateers, pirates, and those serving the kingdom at sea. The Nautical Guild has also been charged to manage the Flagship of Calafia championship and Plunder competition.

    When: contact the Guildmaster, Curties FitzOsbern.
    Where: contact the Guildmaster, Curties FitzOsbern.

    Please visit our Facebook page

  • Needleworker’s Guild

    The guild’s mission is to encourage and promote the study and research of medieval needlework to include any period needle work that is done to embellish; the learning of period stitches and re-creation of such; the sharing of knowledge and techniques; and to engender ardor for such handiwork.

    Anyone who does any type of needlework is welcome, from embroidery to handwork on garb. We also have members who do inkle and card weaving. Our members range from beginners to those with experience to share. Come, bring a chair, and your current project or plans.

    When: The first Sunday of each month at Noon
    Where: Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, CA 91941

    We have a Yahoo group set up for communication and sharing where we arrange meetings and hold discussions. For more information, please contact – THLady Deirdre Oilithreach

  • Pottery Guild

    The guild provides a supportive organization for ceramic artists of all skill levels. They provide an opportunity to network and share knowledge and techniques through workshops, special events, and at Arts & Sciences displays. They provide populace awareness and appreciation for ceramic artists and their work. They promote period creation, education and high quality work among our members.

    When: contact the Guildmaster, Gemma Evangelista Borgia.
    Where: contact the Guildmaster, Gemma Evangelista Borgia.

  • Provisioner’s Guild (Medieval Food Preservation)

    To investigate and practice techniques of preparing and preserving food for storage, travel and trade. The guild will regularly support lunch and feast service in whole or in part.

    When: Noon on the first Sunday of the month for business and discussion meetings. Additional project days may be scheduled as needed.
    Where: Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, CA 91941

    For more information, please contact the Guild Master/Steward Michael Treighie.
    If you are interested in joining the yahoo group, send an email to

    There is also a facebook group, Calafia Provisioners Guild.

  • Scholar’s Guild

    When: The first Monday of each Month at 7:00pm
    Where: contact Duke Guillaume.

    For further information, please contact Duke Guillaume.

  • Scribal Guild (Illumination and Calligraphy)

    The guild practices period illumination and calligraphy.

    When: The forth Tuesday of each Month at 7:00pm
    Where: The Gardens Room of the Allied Gardens Recreation Center.

    For more information contact Ponc lo Bonome.

    In addition to Scriptorium, Consulting Heraldry will be available. Please contact Baroness Eridana Ambra Dragotta

    Check out the Caid Scribal Brochure here

  • Viking Guild

    The purpose of the Viking Guild is to promote fellowship and education among those people who show an interest in the life and culture of the Viking people. (We consider the Viking Age covering the time periods between the 8th to the 11th centuries and spanning the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Russia, and Greenland.) Membership is open to all! We just request that you have an interest in the Viking culture.

    When: The fourth Monday of the month at 7pm
    Where: The Gardens Room of the Allied Gardens Recreation Center.

    Fore more information please contact the Guildmistress Lady Euginia in rauða.

    Also, check out our website at:

    Facebook group:  Viking Guild of Calafia or Yahoo Group: Calafia Viking Guild.

We also have groups and Guilds for those interested in Medieval Martial Arts!

For more information regarding Youth Combat, please visit the youth combat website or contact               Traolach Moruchtuil, Youth Combat Marshal for Calafia.

  • Rapier

    The guild promotes the practice, discussion, and teaching of SCA rapier, which is grounded in 16th century Italian rapier forms.

    When: Wednesday 6:30pm to 9pm, and Sundays from 12noon to 3pm (barring conflicting events)
    Where: Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, CA 91941

    Loaner gear is available for new participants interested in the form. For more information contact TH Lady Rhua Cat Ifrin. or check out our web

  • Archery

    When: Every Sunday 10:00am – Noon.
    Where: The UCSD archery range

    Loaner equipment and basic instruction are available. This is held as part of an Open Archery Practice through UCSD Recreation. There is a $1.00 fee to use the facility.

    The UCSD Archery Range is located near the UCSD Thornton Hospital. Parking on Sunday is free in UCSD Parking lot 702.

    The Archery Range is perched on top of a two-level hospital staff parking lot. For safety, please enter at the middle of field. Do not park in the hospital lots: They are more expensive than Lot 702 and are enforced at all times, 24/7/365.) Newcomers are offered a free session. After that, archers are required to either join the UCSD Open Archery Workout Class or purchase a 10-Time Archery Workout pass. Either option can be done on site if you bring a checkbook.

    For other questions, please contact THLord John of Sudwelle .


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and come join us. We are looking forward to seeing you!