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Potter Palooza at Livonia Civic Center Library

Join us Saturday, October 27th from 11AM-4PM for POTTER PALOOZA, a FREE all-ages Harry Potter festival! Check out some of the magical events planned:

For Kids:

Youth Crafts

-Magical crafts geared towards little hands.

Broom Decorating Contest

-Put your decorating skills to the test during our Broom Decorating Contest! All decorations supplied by the Library. Participants are required to bring their own brooms. Brooms will be judged by Potter Palooza attendees. **Registration is required, limited to children 12 and under.

Niffler Nab Coin Grab

-Do your best Niffler impression and gather up gold coins strewn over the Quidditch Pitch! For children 10 and under.

For Teens/Adults

Magical Crafts

-Decorate house ties, create collages out of worn out books, and more!

Butterbeer Brewing Contest

-Think your butterbeer is best? Put it to the test! Up to 10 teams will present their butterbeer recipes for judging by Potter Palooza attendees. All recipes must be cold, non-alcoholic beverages. Teams must bring 4 quarts of their best butterbeer, ready for tasting. **Registration required, limited to teens and adults.

Escape Room

-Teams of 4-6 players must use their wits and wizarding knowledge to Escape with the Sorcerer’s Stone. Game length: 15 mins. Sign-up for time slots the day of the event.

For All Ages

Trivia Contest

-Test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter in our Trivia Contest, hosted by Sporcle Trivia! Participants can compete in teams of up to 6 people. Team sign-up will be the day of the event.

Costume Contest

-Enter our Costume Contest and have your cosplay judged in the categories of Best Costume, Best Props, and Most Creative! Participants will be judged in age groups (Kids, Teens, Adults). Sign-up will be the day of the event.

Divination Station

-Stop by our Divination Station for tea leaf and tarot readings!

Flying Lessons

-Learn the ins and outs of flying and Quidditch by participating in fun training drills!

Quidditch!

-Bring a broom and come play some Muggle Quidditch! We will play approx. 6 games. Team sign-up will be the day of the event.

Gnome Tossing

-Help us de-gnome the grounds with this fun tossing game!

Scavenger Hunts

-Explore the Library as you hunt for Horcruxes and missing Owl Post.

“Off the Trolley” Refreshments

-Enjoy free refreshments redeemed with Potter Palooza vouchers (2 vouchers will be given to each attendee at sign-in).

Craft Vendors

-Vendors will be on-site selling their magical wares. Find the perfect wand, potion bottle, painting, and more!

“Hogwarts Express” Shuttle

-Ride the Hogwarts Express across the parking lot as you travel to and from the Quidditch Pitch!

**Registration required, starting 8/27/18. The Broom Decorating Contest and the Butterbeer Brewing Contest require additional registration prior to event date.**

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For more info, check out:
https://livonia.libcal.com/event/3923048

Events for the Week Oct 22nd-28th

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

Continue reading Events for the Week Oct 22nd-28th

The Nightmare Before Christmas Concert

John Varineau, Conductor

In Tim Burton’s 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town nearly ruins Christmas, but he soon learns that love and contentment are closer to home than he realized. See the worlds of Halloween and Christmas collide in stop-motion animation voiced by Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara and enjoy the Grand Rapids Symphony perform live the iconic, Golden Globe-nominated film score by Danny Elfman.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1851561144881636/

Autumn Tri-Cities Furmeet!

There’s getting to be a chill in the air, the trees are starting to show their colors, and orange gourds are appearing on porches . . . that means it’s time for our Autumn Furmeet!

All are welcome to come join in a spooky gathering. There is no charge to attend, but please consider donating so we can keep hosting meets, and bring either supplies or treats. Fursuits are welcome and encouraged! The park is quite scenic, and with the trees changing, it will make for a good setting for fursuit photos.

We will be having a campfire, apple cider, hot chocolate, and pizza for dinner!

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Detroit Spook Show Halloween Sale

Numerous vendors will be converging to Hamtramck to sell the coolest of Halloween and horror related treasures at the first ever “Detroit Spook Show Halloween Sale”

Over 25 local and out-of-state vendors will be on hand selling unique and extensive variety of Halloween related treasures. Expect to find horror movies, comics, art, patches, buttons, toys, books, handmade crafts, home decor, jewelry, t-shirts, costumes, witchy wares, collectibles, props, and much more.”The Detroit Spook Show Halloween Sale” is the one stop destination for those looking for haunted home décor, supplies for a Halloween party, or additions to ever growing collections.

Newaygo County Comic Con 2018

The first annual NEWAYGO COUNTY COMIC CON will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at the Fremont Rec Center, downtown Fremont, MI. We will have vendors, artists, special guests and we plan to host a Comic con Art Contest for Middle & High School age students(5th-12th grade). Hope to see you there~!

Admission: $10 adults 18+
$5 kids 17 & under, College with ID,
Military/police/EMT(with ID & seniors
$35 family pack (5 & more)

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/129828127682533/
https://newaygocountycomiccon.com/

CARPS October Event 2018

Central Action Role-Playing Society
We are a high-fantasy LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) group that is currently based in Southeast Michigan. You may already be familiar with tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) such as Dungeons and Dragons or White Wolf products. If you are, the difference between an RPG and a LARP is that RPGs consist of half a dozen or so players sitting around a kitchen table with dice and a single Game Master, whereas a LARP is a cross between an elaborate theatre production, live combat, and a hike in the woods. LARPs such as ours have costuming, boffer weapons, and dozens of players whose actions influence not only what you can accomplish but the course of an entire fantasy world. If you aren’t, well, them’s the basics.

Greetings to all new and prospective players! As always, your first event is free, with a free rewrite should you decide you would rather play a different sort of character or have a different set of skills. (You must be 18 to play.)

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For more info, check out:
http://www.carpsgame.com/