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TORn’s Annual Baggins Birthday Bash in LA is coming 1 month from today

August 22, 2013 at 6:19 pm by Garfeimao  - 

BBB-Baggins Bday cakeSouthern California Tolkien fans are invited to join in the merriment of TORN’s Annual Baggins Birthday Bash, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22 starting at noon in Griffith Park in the Mineral Wells area. This is a new Location, so look at the new Directions and Map link below, which clearly shows Mineral Wells just past the golf course. We will be celebrating the Birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, and the impending release of “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” in just a few short months.

Costumes are encouraged, and we may have a prize or two for the most beautifully or most creatively attired lads and ladies. There will also be fun and games, as usual, and …maybe even the traditional impersonation contest (I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE ATTENDEES TO LEARN SOME HOBBIT QUOTES!). And because it was such a success last year, we will have the Reading Corner again, so bring your books and bring your reading voice. We do have some Hobbit Activity books to share with children, families of all sizes and ages are more than welcome.

The picnic is potluck so bring something to share. RSVP by leaving a note on the Facebook Event Page, or send an email to Garfeimao@theonering.net. Please let me know how many are coming with you and what you plan to bring so I can make sure we’ve got all bases covered for a good, Hobbity meal. I will have a list of items brought and items needed on the Facebook Event page, so it will be easy for everyone to keep track.

DIRECTIONS:

From the South: Take the 5 north to the Griffith Park exit. At the first stop sign you reach, turn right onto Crystal Springs Drive and follow it into the park. When you reach the big stop sign where the road splits into Crystal Springs Drive and Griffith Park Drive, follow the road to the left (towards the Old Zoo and the Harding Golf Course). Stay on Griffith Park Drive past the Old Zoo and the Harding Golf Course. The road will fork again after the golf course at Mineral Wells. Keep on the road to the left, and you will find parking for the picnic area along the road.

From the North: Take the 5 south to Los Feliz Blvd West. At the intersection with Riverside Drive, turn right. Riverside Drive will turn into Crystal Springs Drive. Follow Crystal Springs into the park. When you reach the big stop sign where the road splits into Crystal Springs Drive and Griffith Park Drive, follow the road to the left (towards the Old Zoo and the Harding Golf Course). Stay on Griffith Park Drive past the Old Zoo and the Harding Golf Course. The road will fork again after the golf course at Mineral Wells. Keep on the road to the left, and you will find parking for the picnic area along the road.

From Hollywood/LA: Take Western Ave north. It will turn into Los Feliz Blvd. When you reach the intersection with Riverside Drive, turn left. Riverside Drive will turn into Crystal Springs Drive. Follow Crystal Springs into the park. When you reach the big stop sign where the road splits into Crystal Springs Drive and Griffith Park Drive, follow the road to the left (towards the Old Zoo and the Harding Golf Course). Stay on Griffith Park Drive past the Old Zoo and the Harding Golf Course. The road will fork again after the golf course at Mineral Wells. Keep on the road to the left, and you will find parking for the picnic area along the road.

Here is a Map of Griffith Park

As always, the actual location won’t be fully confirmed until the day of the party when our location scout reports from the park, but we will update the Facebook Event page on the morning of the event in case of last minute changes in location.

Posted in Calendar, Events, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Hobbit Book, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Meet Ups, Other Events, The Hobbit on August 22, 2013 by