Archive for November, 2010

Calling all Harry Potter fans

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Wizards and muggles alike are welcome to join 9 Queens and Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s Toys for an afternoon of wizard chess, pick-up games and fun on Sunday, November 14 from 3-5 pm at Mrs Tiggy Winkle’s Toy Store (located at 4811 Grant Road in Crossroads Festival). Come as your favorite Harry Potter character or chess piece for a costume contest at 4 pm. Puzzles and prizes will be awarded throughout the day to anyone who can solve the same chess puzzle Harry, Hermione, and Ron faced in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. In addition there will be prizes for best wizard and/ or chess costume, butterbeer to drink and lightning bolt tattoos, a Bertie Bots Bean tasting table, and raffles for all kinds of magical artifacts!!!

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Varga Luna

(playing for 4 years)

“I became interested in chess when I was about four. I like chess bc you get to have fun and learn some things. You get to be more patient. You get to focus and concentrate. ”