Winter Oasis – Desert Tribes

Gather your camels, don your turbans, and pack your travel goods. It is time to join the caravan to the Barony of Unser Hafen and Winter Oasis! Join us as we experience a day of Middle Eastern themed dance, music, and classes, and a drum and dance 'til you drop hafla!

No matter your persona's time and culture, the garb and ways of the Desert Tribes can be quite handy during camping season. Check back for the list of classes covering such things as beginning drumming, dancing, costuming, and cooking. (We haven't located a camel herder to teach us those ways yet, but we're looking.)

Date: February 11, 2012, Noon - 11PM

Sponsoring Group: Unser Hafen

Location: Mountain Range Shadows Clubhouse,
8401 Mummy Range Drive,
Fort Collins, CO 80528

Event Steward:
Countess Rosalind of Wellmark
(Rosalind Wells) 970-667-1284,
3601 El Caminito, Loveland, CO 80537
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Site Fees: Adults $8 ($5 surcharge for non-members),
Minors 7-14 $4, under 7 are free.
Family cap of $24 (immediate family only)
Checks payable to “SCA, Inc. – Unser Hafen"

Site fee includes a beverage bar (water, lemonade, coffee, tea) and
potluck style buffet, please bring a dish to share!
Middle Eastern dishes are encouraged.
The site is discreetly wet.
No smoking in the building.

As always, bring your carpets, cushions
and candles to help set the mood of a desert home,
be you sheik or nomad.

12 PM - Site opens
2 PM - 6PM - Classes
6 PM Potluck Buffet
~7 PM - Court at the whim of Royalty
~8 PM - 11PM – Hafla!



Beginning Drum – Lord Andres Of Darbuka

Basics of playing the Dumbek, alone and in a drum circle. (Bring a drum if you have one.)

Overview of Middle Eastern Cooking – Mistress Aldyth Trefaldwyn

Common ingredients and spices. There will be a few samples to see and taste. All ages welcome.


Drum Rhythms – Sir James Arthursson

Rhythms for Turkish Line Dancing, plus.....

Tassel Making – Lady Eithne inghen Fhaolain

The basics of tassel making – make some to decorate your tent, garb, or your pet camel. For young and old and in between.


Turkish Line Dancing – Sir James Arthursson

Simple, Easy, and perfectly suitable for Squires, Knights, Lords, and all Gentlemen who would hope to have some experience in this most Noble Dalliance. Turkish Line Dances are a very friendly, simple, fun, and completely authentic 'village dance.' Suitable for all ages and genders.

Flaunt Your Femininity – Duchess Anna de Apperleye, Mistress Rozsa Laszlo, Lady Autumn

We will begin with a discussion about Middle Eastern concepts of beauty. Like women of today, medieval women of all ranks used make-up, perfume, and body art to achieve the most alluring looks possible. We will also have an opportunity for some hands-on testing of several medieval products. If you would like to take home a bottle of perfume of your own creation, bring $5.


Belly Dance for the Terminally Shy – Mistress Briatiz d'Andrade

If you've ever thought about giving Middle Eastern dance a try, take this class. Easy and fun and great exercise; for all ages. Bring a hip belt if you have one – a long scarf works fine!

How to Wrap Your Turban – THLord Donovan al Darbuka

Turbans keep your head cool in the sunlight and warm in the moonlight. Participants need to bring a piece of cloth (not slick) to use in class – light fabric 2-4 yards long. (Cotton crinklecloth works well for this.)


From the South, take I-25 to exit 259 (Crossroads Blvd). Turn left(West) and go under the highway to the light at NW Frontage Road. Turn right (North) and go 2.1 miles (past the airport), and turn left at Peakview Drive. Take the next right at Mummy Range Dr. The clubhouse will be a block down on your left.From the North, take I-25 to exit 262 (Windsor Hwy 392). Turn right (West) and then immediately left (South) onto SW Frontage Road. Turn right (West) at Peakview Dr. and take the next left (South) at Mummy Range Dr. The clubhouse will be a block down on your right.

Printable Event Description: (includes Middle Eastern Recipes!)