Defending the shire…Carmichael Park goes medieval

Local Amtgard players gathered at Carmichael Park on Sept. 18 to meet for a day at the “Barony of Thor’s Refuge.”

The group features bringing interesting aspects of medieval life to the community at large, through demonstration and educational classes and “alternative recreation to those of all ages.” Amtgard is a non-profit, non-sectarian group devoted to recreating elements of fantasy, medieval and ancient genres.

Weapons are safe, foam-padded replicas of the imagined things. There is no cost to participate. For more information, visit or

Old-fashioned fun at Funderland

Children, parents, grandparents and friends enjoyed some good old-fashioned entertainment at Land Park’s Funderland. The amusement park features rides – including teacup rides and a steam train – that are perfect for children ages 2 to 12. Funderland is located at 1350 17th Avenue, at the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road.