The Laurelin hobbit calendar

This is a calendar of hobbit events on the LOTRO Laurelin server (typically events in the Shire and hosted by hobbits). All times are given in current London time.

LOTRO servertime (Boston time) is usually 5 hours behind the times in the calendar.

  • Current London time is:
  • Current servertime is:   

To see the servertime while in-game, just type /servertime.

Colour categories:

  • Blue: General announcements of special interest dates (hobbit months, festival periods etc.)
  • Green: Public events, open for all hobbits
  • Red: Kin events for hobbits in the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom

Do you have events you want added to the calendar? Send me a letter!

Mar
22
Wed
Spring festival
Mar 22 – Apr 9 all-day

The spring festival is on in the period of March 23 – April 10 (ending early in the morning).

More about the festival on LOTRO Wiki.

Mar
23
Thu
Astron
Mar 23 all-day

Fourth month in the hobbit calendar!

23 March to 21 April.

Hobbit calendar

Bird and Baby yard party @ Michel Delving
Mar 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

bird and baby

The Bird and Baby staff hosts a weekly yard party at the inn, ending “when the last guest leaves”. All good people are welcome. Sometimes there are visiting bands or other planned events, at other times, entertainment is provided by you, the patrons!

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.

Free Beer and Mystery Food (self-service at the tables in the Yard). Please note that eating of the Mystery Food is at your own risk.

Location: Bird and Baby inn, Michel Delving
Time: 7:30PM UK time

Contact: Bilbeto, Bird and Baby Staff

Mar
24
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Mar 24 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Green Dragon

Date: Every Friday
Time: 7:30PM UK time (usually 2:30PM servertime)
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, Laurelin server

Weekly hobbit gathering at the Green Dragon inn in Bywater, running ever since May 18 2008. This is an event for and by hobbits, although a few visiting traveling dwarves are always welcome. It is also a 100% in-character event, so don’t go talking about things not belonging in Middle Earth! Come along for songs, dances, poetry, tales, riddles, news and much grand roleplaying! And do offer yer own entertainment, if yer like!

Sometimes, we’ll run “Lone Bard Fridays”, where we only allow solo or duo performances. This is to limit the impact of big bands at the Dragon, and allow newcomer performers a chance to show their skills.

At other times over the year, GDF will move to other inns in the Shire. The new years party is usually held at the Plough and Stars in Brockenborings, while we always escape Bywater when the mayor hosts the Farmer’s faire in the late summer.

Please note the guidelines for the event:

1) Participate! Although there are usually hosts present to move things along,  this event is only monitored by persons, not run. Nobody is there to entertain you all night long. Be active and interact with the others. Don’t bring lots of dual-boxing alts who just stand there staring at each other, it is somewhat creepy. Bring your own input! Its jolly important that this never ends up being a one-hobbit show.

2) Prepare! Try to bring a riddle, a poem, a song, a short rhyme, a lecture, some juicy gossip or the likes. Let the host know that you’d like to entertain or bring something to the hobbits attention, preferably early in the night. If you don’t use it, or if it is not time to use it (sometimes its just not possible to squeeze everything into one night), there’s always next week!

3) Live the Shire! This event follows the lore in that it tries to be a lively hobbit night at the inn. Keep chat in-character and avoid forced emotes, fireworks, apple throwing/snowballs, etc. Don’t discuss events or happenings on other servers or outside of hobbit interest, we’re aiming to strengthen hobbit roleplaying in the Shire on Laurelin. Also, please try to keep entertainment (songs, stories, rhymes, poems and so on) in tune with the game world, suitable for hobbits living in the Shire. With regard to .abc music, try to steer away from well-known pop/rock songs and the latest top 10 chart contents. Less Lady Gaga! More folk music! Reels, jigs, waltzes, hornpipes and the likes are always popular and will soon have the hobbits dancing!

4) Play a hobbit (or dwarf)! This is a hobbit event. If men and elves wishes to attend this night, please roll a hobbit or ‘travelin’ dwarf. The Shire, although blessed with the ‘odd’ outsider, was not the ‘in’ place to be seen if you were a man-folk or (especially) an elf. We’d like to try keep the event as lore-appropriate as possible, based on the Middle Earth you’ll find in the books. Try out the hobbit RP for size instead, you know you want to! You will find you get MORE RP this way!

5) Enjoy yourself! Green Dragon Friday reserves the right to be as flexible, as quiet, as busy, as chaotic, as peaceful, as jubilant as it just happens to be on the night. Few things are planned, most just happen. The whole point is for you lot to meet each others’ characters, chat about whatever you’ve been up to IC’ly, have a good laugh with friends. It’s the people that make the night. If you’re the first to arrive, don’t run off! More will follow, they always do!

Contact: Lina, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Mar
25
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow Hall
Mar 25 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

adventure standardAdventure night for members of the Grand Order. Held every Saturday, unless other events are planned!

Meet up at the kin hall ter plan adventures, mathom searches or solving that one hard task that has always eluded yer.

More information is usually posted on the internal parts of the Grand Order forums

Mar
26
Sun
OAKS: ARDA @ Oldfurlong
Mar 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The March OAKS will be a concert with Arda. More information in the Bramblebury Gazette!

Date: Sunday March 26
Time: 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Oldfurlong, Town Square, Shire homesteads

Mar
27
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Mar 27 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

market standardBiweekly hobbit market in Michel Delving, held at the ovens and crafting area!

Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Michel Delving ovens and crafting area

Especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys in Middle Earth, since they can get quality goods fer reasonable prices. More information here!

Contact: Tibba and Nimelia, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Mar
28
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Mar 28 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

market standardBiweekly hobbit market in Michel Delving, held at the ovens and crafting area!

Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Michel Delving ovens and crafting area

Especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys in Middle Earth, since they can get quality goods fer reasonable prices. More information here!

Contact: Tibba and Nimelia, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Mar
29
Wed
Night of the Muses @ Michel Delving
Mar 29 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

This week the Gazette received a letter by Master Isumaric. His merry band, the Little Wanderers, has the intention to come and play for you every Wednesday in the Michel Delving Park. They call it: the Night of the Muses!

The Night of the Muses will have two parts: In part one, the Little Wanderers will entertain you with their music. And then, in part two, Lone Bards and bands are invited to sign up to play. Just whisper to Master Isumaric or one of the other Little Wanderers and you will be called forward when it’s your turn. When I say “in Green Dragon Friday fashion”, most readers will know how this goes.

What: The Night of the Muses, a weekly two-part musical evening.
Where: Michel Delving, in the park near the Eldar Monument.
When: Every Wednesday, starting at 7 Bells ((7:30PM UK, 2:30PM servertime, except during DST differences between the EU and the US))

Mar
30
Thu
Bird and Baby yard party @ Michel Delving
Mar 30 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

bird and baby

The Bird and Baby staff hosts a weekly yard party at the inn, ending “when the last guest leaves”. All good people are welcome. Sometimes there are visiting bands or other planned events, at other times, entertainment is provided by you, the patrons!

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.

Free Beer and Mystery Food (self-service at the tables in the Yard). Please note that eating of the Mystery Food is at your own risk.

Location: Bird and Baby inn, Michel Delving
Time: 7:30PM UK time

Contact: Bilbeto, Bird and Baby Staff