FYI: Local Celebration of Harry Potter Birthday

When I went to the Young Adult author panel at Hooray for Books in Old Town Alexandria a few weeks ago, I picked up an awesome flyer. It was for an event celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday. It is an event put together by the Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary Museum. Starting at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, July 31, people can take a tour of the museum and uncover the real magic behind Harry Potter. I am excited for it; I know it is meant for kids, but I want to go for a couple of reasons:

  1. I am a huge Harry Potter nerd. Potter-head, as it seems to be called these days. I’m quite proud of the fact that Pottermore sorted me into Gryffindor and generally lament that its universe is not real.
  2. Apothecaries are awesome. Herbology is awesome. History is awesome.

For these reasons, I plan on celebrating tomorrow by learning some things about some of the various herbs used in Harry Potter and what they can be used for in the real world.

To learn more about this event, I found this article.

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