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Wizarding Weekend at Kennedy School!

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July 26-28, 2019, PDXpelliarmus returned to Kennedy School for the third year to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday!  Every bar and restaurant at Kennedy School offered Harry Potter-inspired food and drink specials.  They showed ALL EIGHT movies, with %50 percent of the ticket proceeds going to SMART – Start Making a Reader Today.

PDXpelliarmus hosted Diagon Alley, bringing in local artists and craftspeople selling everything from butterbeer fudge to jewelry to wands!

Diagon Alley 1

Kennedy School

There were also activities, such as the Horcrux Hunt, costume contests, trivia, Quidditch, and Wizards’ Chess!

House Points were awarded for donations and successful completion of the Horcrux Hunt, with Gryffindor winning!

House Glasses

In the end, McMenamins Kennedy School donated $4348 to SMART, and PDXpelliarmus collected a pile of school supplies for students part of the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods program operated by Sefl Enhancement Inc in North Portland.  We also donated a portion of our sales, totaling $600.

School Supplies

It was an amazing success, and we’re looking forward to bringing even more magic to Kennedy School in 2020!

Barnes & Noble Bookfair!

For the 2019 Yule Ball, we’re teaming up with Barnes & Noble to help us turn muggles into wizards!  From April 27th-30th, the following voucher can be used in ANY Barnes & Noble store and at BN.com, and a portion of the sale will be donated to the Children’s Book Bank!

Bookfair Voucher Mod Single

On Saturday, April 27th, we will be at the Lloyd Center Barnes & Noble (1317 Lloyd Center) from 1pm to 4pm.  Come join us for games and crafts!  We will be collecting books and tallying House points!  You can find more information here.

Poster Final Draft

 

2019 Accio Books is Coming!

The 2019 Accio Books campaign is just days away!  This year, PDXpelliarmus will be collecting books for The Children’s Book Bank!

CBB Logo

The Children’s Book Bank mission is to fill children’s homes and lives with beautiful, engaging books.  Through their Building Home Libraries program, they provide books to Head Start students throughout Portland.  Every June, they host free book fairs in underserved K-8th grade schools to keep kids reading throughout the summer.  Since becoming a 501c3 nonprofit in 2008, The Children’s Book Bank has organized over 10,000 community volunteers to channel over 650,000 books into the hands and homes of over 50,000 children in need in the Portland area.

To help them turn young muggles into wizards, we will be collecting new and gently used children’s books, start at the Accio Books Kickoff Party on Thursday, April 4th, at The Nerd Out  (3308 NE Belmont St) , from 6-10pm.  There will be trivia, food and drink specials, and House Points will be awarded.  The magical folks of The Nerd Out will also be donating $1 for each butterbeer sold!

Following April 4th, books can be dropped off at the following locations:

The Nerd Out – 3308 SE Belmont St

Oracle Coffee Company – 3875 SW Bond Ave

Books with Pictures – 1100 SE Division St

The Children’s Book Bank – 1915 NE 7th Avenue (Mon-Thurs 9am to 3pm)

If you would like to donate more than a few books, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange pick up and/or drop off!

More Accio Books events will be announced soon, including the 4th annual Hogwarts Early Admission Program!

 

 

Rose City Comic Con 2018

Rose City Comic Con 2018 was amazing! Exhausting, but amazing.

PDXpelliarmus had a booth in the PDX Play Fair where nerds of all ages could pick up some wizard activist supplies, create their own mini monster book of monsters, try their hand at Quidditch, or pose for photos with some of our magical props.

On Saturday, our Headmistress, Brandie, led a story time, reading from Tales of Beedle the Bard.  We also hosted two panels, Fan Activism and Trivia Of Advancing Difficulty.  The TOADs panels was particularly fun, with a full room of enthusiastic HP nerds testing their knowledge.