Helen writes: I just wanted to pass along that McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland, Oregon is hosting this event on Saturday, Jan. 21: J.R.R. TOLKIEN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, With music by The Buds of May and the “LOTR” film trilogy! [More]

9 a.m. for film trilogy
2 p.m. for events
7 p.m. for music Free All ages welcome

* Costume Contest
* “The Hobbits Greatest Hits”
* Balloon Guy
* Trilogy showing benefits Oregon Food Bank ($3 or 2 cans of food)