On Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library will host members of The Shire of Hadchester, the local branch of The Society for Creative Anachronism Inc., for a virtual recreation of a Viking family meal, craft and game,10th Century style. Join Jarl Yfir Donnalson, Hausfrau Verthande Idunnardottir and their household for an evening in their exploring camp.

They will cook a family meal over an open fire, do some small weaving of useful items and play a relaxed game of hnefatafl (sometimes referred to as Viking chess). As they progress through these activities, they will provide an overview of the details involved. They will also answer questions, tell stories, and point you to library resources you can use to dig deeper into Viking foods, textile arts, games and other forms of entertainment. This program will take place via Zoom.

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international non-profit volunteer educational organization devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, culture and more.

You won't want to miss this informative and entertaining virtual program. Email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on the day of the event to request the link to attend via Zoom.