July 31, 1980. On this day, the boy who would go on to defeat the most evil wizard of our time was born. The story of Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived, has captivated readers from across the world since 1996. To this date, more than 107 million copies of the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone have been sold worldwide. Why are we so spellbound by Harry and his adventures? Is it because we revel in the story of a seemingly ordinary boy whisked into a world of wonders? An orphan who’s down on his luck suddenly thrust towards a special and grand destiny? Is it because the stories are rich not only with magic, but a large, memorable cast of characters? Maybe it’s a combination of all of these - and more.
In celebration of Harry’s 34th birthday, we’re having a party at Woodridge on July 31 at 3 p.m. and you’re invited! Come dressed as your favorite witch or wizard and we’ll sort you into a Hogwarts house. Then we’ll play games, make potions, and enjoy a “feast” of snacks and treats. Be there or be a squib!