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Test your wizarding skills with a Harry Potter party

Get your wands ready for a Harry Potter back-to-school party at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, at Blue Ridge Books in downtown Waynesville. Come for an afternoon filled with activities for wizards and muggles alike.

There will be a sorting and competition for house points as participants create their own spells, search for magical creatures, solve crossword puzzles, create their own book covers, have a trivia contest, a game of N.E.W.T.S. Bingo and have discussion questions.

A costume contest will also be held, and for more fun between the students, they will have a refreshments contest. Participants will create their version of a famous Harry Potter snack or drink (Blue Ridge Books will have Butterbeer, licorice wands, and cockroach clusters), and see whose snack tastes the best or is closest to the description in the series.

This is an event for people of all ages and is sure to be fun for everyone. Be sure to call or come in person with your name and age to reserve your spot as space is limited. 828.456.6000.

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