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!

Sep
25
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Sep 25 @ 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.

Sep
26
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Sep 26 @ 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.

Sep
27
Wed
Night of the Muses @ Michel Delving
Sep 27 @ 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))

Sep
28
Thu
Bird and Baby yard party @ Michel Delving
Sep 28 @ 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

Sep
29
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Sep 29 @ 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.

Sep
30
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow Hall
Sep 30 @ 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

OAKS Concert: Chapel of Musical Friendship @ Oldfurlong
Sep 30 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Hiya ta all the fun-lovin folks of Middle Earth! 

Many of ya folks have asked me when will the OAKS be comin back? 
Well……….*drum roll*…… 
I am thrilled ta tell all of ya that the fun parties we call the OAKS are back! 

Yup…exactly….it’s time ta drink, smoke, eat, laugh, and have sum fun dancin ta sum great music agin in Oldfurlong! 

It be time fer the OAKS!!!!!

Remember I told ya folks after the Forest last May , me and sum of my friends came down the next mornin ta tidy up a bit…

and whoa!

We found a few things mite have been a bit broken…
like all the tables and benches.

and there was a wee bit of a fire smolderin in sum ashes near the big OAKS tree…

which Tiny may have tried to put out by throwin sum ale on it.
( turns out that may have been a mistake cause it kind of flared up a bit and we had ta replace the whole tree! )

So…I got in touch wit them fine workers that was fixin the roof of the Floatin Log and they agreed ta come ta Oldfurlong as soon as they be finished at the Floatin Log.  They worked as quickly as they could while still doing a good job..that’s important to them.
but time drug on fer a bit and still all the tables and benches of Oldfurlong was broken …and the old oak stood there charred on one side.

Then one mornin here they came ….they told me it be gettin warmer and roofin repair be hot work….so they thot they mite fix up Oldfurlong.  I was mighty pleased …even after I saw dear Tiny slippin them folks sum beers ta speed up the repairs.  Thanks Tiny!
Papa even brought in sum woodworkers he found at the Hobbit Market in Michel Delving…
*smiles thinkin of her helpful Papa*

So Oldfurlong be ready fer anuther OAKS….

and I found a mighty special band….

It be called …..the Chapel of Musical Friendship!

I herd these folks get t’gether about two years ago down in Michel Delving and it was absolutely awesum!

It’s a BIG bunch of folks who make great music wit several different bands all comin t’gether ta kick off the return of the OAKS wit what I know will be a truly tree-mendous concert!

I dont have a pic fer ya folks this time cause Master Bruzo couldnt git all of them ta stand still long enuf ta take one…
these folks like ta drink and dance and want all of you ta join them fer a very special ….

Return of the OAKS… wit the Chapel of Musical Friendship!

When I asked Master Bruzo why they hadnt played in so long…he told me they was all up on a HIGH-8-us….so I guess them folks was busy climbin up on sum high eight sumthin or uthers …

*looks confused*

Anyhow no matter where they was off ta in the past two years , they be back now and ya dont want ta miss this..fer certain!

Join us the very last Saturday in September fer anuther amazin concert wit

the Return of the OAKS

when Oldfurlong will once agin be jumpin and drinkin and smokin and dancin ta the return of…

The Chapel of Musical Friendship!

What a lucky co-ent-see-dents ( Papa taut me that word ) that they are comin back just in time ta play fer the return of the OAKS!

Where: the town square of the Oldfurlong neighborhood in the Shire homesteads
((Altfurch in Deutsch / Longuevieille en français))

When: Saturday September 30th at eight bells in the evenin
(( 20:00 UK time / 21:00 CEST / 15:00 server time ))

Warm hugs ta everybodee,
Acorne

Oct
2
Mon
Brandy Badgers Rehearsal @ Michel Delving
Oct 2 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Rehearsal for The Brandy Badgers! New song notes are available in the usual place!

Oct
4
Wed
Night of the Muses @ Michel Delving
Oct 4 @ 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))

Oct
5
Thu
Bird and Baby yard party @ Michel Delving
Oct 5 @ 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