LOS ANGELES RINGERS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TORNS PICNIC FOR BILBOS BIRTHDAY
Dear Boffins, Tooks and Brandybucks, Grubbs, Chubbs, Hornblowers, Bolgers, Bracegirdles and ProudFEET!!!, Sunday September 22nd is our dear friends Bilbo and Frodo Baggins birthday. So please join us at 2pm under our very own party tree in Bag End, The Shire (aka Old Zoo Picnic Area, Griffith Park, Los Angeles) to celebrate!
From the North:
Take I-5 S to Los Feliz Blvd. Take Los Feliz Blvd. West. Stay in the far right lane, and make your first right onto Crystal Springs Dr. Follow Crystal Springs Dr. for about 1.5 miles to Griffith Park Dr. Make a left on Griffith Park Dr. It will curve to the right twice. The parking lot (Old Zoo Picnic Area) is right at the second curve.
From the South:
Take I-5 N to Griffith Park (lucky you, you get an actual exit for the park). Make a right at the first (and only) stop sign onto Crystal Springs Dr. Follow Crystal Springs Dr. for about 1.25 miles to Griffith Park Dr. Make a left on Griffith Park Dr. It will curve to the right twice. The parking lot (Old Zoo Picnic Area) is right at the second curve.
Take Western Ave. North. It will become Los Feliz Blvd. Make a left at the intersection with Riverside Dr. Riverside Dr. will become Crystal Springs Dr as you enter Griffith Park. Follow Crystal Springs Dr. for about 1.5 miles to Griffith Park Dr. Make a left on Griffith Park Dr. It will curve to the right twice. The parking lot (Old Zoo Picnic Area) is right at the second curve.
At the back of the parking lot is a gated-off road. You can walk past the gate. Follow the road to a big tree in the center of it and make a left to enter Bag End. For those of you carrying large items, or who cannot make the walk because of physical problems, there will be a Bag End Coach going back and forth to take you up to the picnic area. If it’s not there when you get to the gate, simply wait, and it will be along shortly.
If you get lost or have trouble finding the picnicsite, please call Sarumann at 213-248-4994 who will help you find your way through the darkness when all other lights go out
FOOD AND DRINKS
Please contact Arwen at email@example.com for food/drinks contributions. Most of you have already done that, but if you havent please dont hesitate to do so now, as hobbits are notoriously and constantly hungry and theres still room for more food at our picnic.
FUN AND GAMES
Besides eating, drinking and enjoying each others company, we will also have two contests:
- a Trivia contest, where you can all test your knowledge of the books and win great prices
- a Best Impersonation contest, where Gandalf, Legolas, Aragorn, Frodo or any other character wannabes will be given the opportunity to step into their heros shoes and perform any line of their choice from the movie. Prices will be awarded to the most impressive/accurate/funny delivery. So, pick your favorite line, rehearse and get ready to play!
Costumes are not mandatory, but we encourage every Middle Earth inhabitant to come in their best regalia to honor Bilbo and Frodo.
There is plenty of shade in our little corner of The Shire, but if the weather remains as nice and sunny as it has been lately, we recommend wearing hats and sunscreen.
Also, there are some picnic tables and benches available, but they may not be enough to seat such a great company of many excellent and admirable guests. So we encourage you to bring picnic blankets.
Any other questions you may have about the picnic, please contact Arwen at firstname.lastname@example.org