- Northern Illinois to get $8.3 million for state construction projects
- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
Celebrate Harry Potter July 9 at Wonderland Books
Wonderland Books will host a free, all-ages party celebrating Harry Potter, the series legacy, and the release of the final film.
From 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 9, Wonderland will become Hogwarts School. Be sorted into your house, attend classes with your favorite characters, participate in some magical activities, practice Quidditch, dance to wizard wrock, become a part of Wonderland’s Harry Potter Alliance Chapter, and join Wonderland’s trivia and costume contests to win great prizes.
Featured at the event will be raffles from the newly-opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.
Celebrate the end of an era by purchasing a copy of the new book, Dear Mr. Potter: Tales of Love, Loss and Magic, sold only at Wonderland Books by express permission.
Wonderland Books is inside Edgebrook Center at 1625 N. Alpine Road. Call (815) 394-1633 or visit Facebook.com/WonderlandBooks.
From the July 6-12, 2011, issue