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. If you have events you want added to the calendar, send me a letter!

Finding the correct time for your location

All times in the calendar are given in current London/UK time.  The LOTRO servertime (Boston/US East Coast time) is usually 5 hours behind London time. To see the servertime while in-game, just type /servertime.

Current times are:

  • Servertime
  • London Time

If you are unsure what London time is in your current time zone, you can use this time zone converter.

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
May
3
Thu
Bird and Baby yard party @ Michel Delving
May 3 @ 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

May
4
Fri
GDF 10th anniversary roof party @ Bywater
May 4 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Green Dragon Friday is 10 years old, and we must celebrate! This is the warmup roof party!

Date: Friday May 4
Time: 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, The Shire, Laurelin server

Since the LOTRO anniversary celebration is on this Friday, the Green Dragon will be invaded by players who run around the inn looking for floating remembrance books for a quest. This is somewhat disruptive when you try drink ales and have a good time, and one of the books is even placed bang in the middle of our regular meeting spot (shakes fist at the LOTRO quest designers). So, this Friday, we’ll celebrate outside, starting on the roof of the Green Dragon.

Activities planned are:

  • The Grand GDF Green Outfit competition – see below for rules
  • The Grand GDF Angler championship – a short fishing competition in the Water below the inn. Sign-ups on the day.
  • Round one of the Grand GDF Raffle – win fun and grand prizes!
  • The Grand GDF Pony Dance – bring yer ponies for a dance outside the inn!
  • GDF-related entertainment – see below for how to sign up

(if the flute player outside of the Dragon gets annoying, remember that it is now possible to filter away particular sound effects – just remember to filter out all three of the songs he plays)

For competition rules and more information, see the Grand Order forums

Please note that Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event for hobbits.

May
5
Sat
Shire May king/queen election @ Brightdown
May 5 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

From the Gazette:

So… Are ye a lassie of the Shire? Do ye have what it takes ter be Queen of the May? If so, then don’t delay, send yer name to me, Nannie, and ye could be the lucky one!

Over the years we’ve many a fine queen of the May. Miss Acorne to Miss Amorey and now Miss Dassa holds the crown, yet her time draws ter a close as it must.

So, lassies dust off yer dresses and pluck up yer courage – a wee dram may help with that one – Drop me a wee message via the Quick post – oh those laddies dunna like this coming month as they ken they’ll have ter earn their ale! – or if ye see’s me at the Green Dragon or market, let me know and ye too could be wearing the floral crown come May 5th!

Now ah hope ye lads are no thinking ah’ve forgotten yet this year! Oh no!

So laddies here’s yer chance!

King Potty has worn the crown well this past year, but his time too is coming to an end.

Who will he be passing it too is the question?

If ye think ye have what it takes ter be the King o’ the May, then drop me yer name and we’ll see what we’ll see!

The search has begun to find our next Rulers of the May, all are invited ter try, who havena held the title before. Once we have some willing vict…. er candidates, their names will be listed here fer all ter see and then voting will be opened.

Ye have one week ter get yer names in ( so before or on April 27! ), then voting will open for those brave souls.

The event is open to all Hobbits of the Shire and beyond, results ter be announced at the party on May the 5th

Date : 5th May (Saturday)

Time : 8 pm ((BST, 3pm servertime))

Location : Shire Rose Kin Hall. 4 Brookbank Street, Brightdown, Shire homesteads

 

May
7
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
May 7 @ 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.

May
8
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
May 8 @ 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.

May
10
Thu
Bird and Baby yard party @ Michel Delving
May 10 @ 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

May
11
Fri
GDF 10th anniversary main party @ Green Dragon
May 11 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Green Dragon Friday is 10 years old, and we must celebrate! This is the main party!

Date: Friday May 11
Time: 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, The Shire, Laurelin server

Plans for the main party:

  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Play – a short theatrical play!
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Meal – 10 courses?
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Speech – short and sweet!
  • Round two of the Grand GDF Raffle – win fun and grand prizes!
  • The Grand GDF Fireworks Display – boom!
  • GDF-related entertainment – see below for how to sign up

For more details and sign-up information, see the Grand Order forums

Please note that Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event for hobbits.

May
12
Sat
OAKS: Forest of OAKS @ Oldfurlong
May 12 @ 7:00 PM – May 13 @ 11:30 PM

The 2018 Forest of OAKS! More information in the Gazette.

Date: Saturday May 12
Time: 7PM UK time (2PM servertime)
Location: Oldfurlong, Shire Homesteads

May
17
Thu
Bird and Baby yard party @ Michel Delving
May 17 @ 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

May
18
Fri
GDF 10th anniversary after-party @ Bywater
May 18 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

We’ve celebrated the 10th anniversary of Green Dragon Friday…
Now it is time to usher in the next ten years.
Welcome to the GDF anniversary after-party! Bring all yer hobbit friends!

Date: Friday May 18
Time: 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, The Shire, Laurelin server

Some heads might still be spinning after the anniversary main party. There’s no better cure than to go to the after-party, though. Because this will be a Green Dragon Friday much like the regular ones, with entertainment, news and gossip. And, hopefully, a new lecture too! Miss Anerra will be hosting, so yer all in grand and capable hands.

Welcome hobbits, to help start the new decade of Green Dragon Fridays!

Please note that Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event for hobbits. Travelling dwarves are welcome as always, but we ask that men and elves do not attend the event. This is done to keep things hobbit-centric and somewhat appropriate to the lore.