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Accio Books 2013 Results

Posted in chapter project, event, hpa project on June 24, 2013 by carpefuturum

Accio Books results are in for 2013!

A total of 30,217 books were donated to charity this year. Ravenclaw won the House Cup–congratulations! Edmonton PotterWatch won the Chapter Cup, having donated an astounding 6,703 books.

And Carpe Futurum got an honorable mention for our 2,552 books donated. It’s not first place, but donating the second-largest amount is a fine accomplishment. Great work, everybody!


Harry & the Potters, Potter Puppet Pals Concert – Wrock the Vote!

Posted in chapter project, event, hpa project on July 29, 2012 by carpefuturum

Date: August 13
Time: Doors open at 7 PM
Location: Black Cat – 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Cost: $15
Description: Join Carpe Futurum for an epic wizard rock concert with two of the most loved Harry Potter acts! In addition to singing and dancing along, we’ll also be staffing a table to help people register to vote, apply for absentee ballots and otherwise ensure they are able to make their voice heard in the November election. Join us at the table for a wrocking good time! Harry Potter for President!

Learn more about voter registration with our Wrock the Vote resources.

Blanket-making for Charity on December 11

Posted in chapter project, event on November 29, 2011 by carpefuturum

We had so much fun last year… we’re going to do it again! We’re making no-sew fleece blankets again for charity.

Date: December 11
Time: 1-3:30pm
Location: Pohick Regional Library meeting rooms, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke, VA 22015-4274

We have already contacted Project Linus and the local Humane Society about the blankets. Project Linus’ mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” And the Humane Society needs blankets for their animals, especially now that it’s getting colder.

In order to make blankets, we need materials. Please post/RSVP here or e-mail Kate to let us know you are planning to come. Let us know if you plan to either:
A- bring $12 to cover materials to make one blanket
B- bring your own blanket-making materials
(if making a no-sew blanket, bring 2 pieces of fleece measuring 1 yard x 1 yard or 1 1/2 yards x 1 1/2 yards or 40″ x 60″ in patterns/colors that look good together) You can purchase material from local stores or from online stores such as Your Fleece (use discount code LINUS to get 15% off). Be sure to wash your fleece before you come (and don’t use scented dryer sheets, because of children who might have allergies).

Please let us know if you’re bringing $12 or bringing your own materials, that way we know how much to buy and wash ahead of time!

If you have any of the following lying about, it would also be great if you could bring: scissors, rulers, yard sticks, seam rippers, and/or straight pins for us to use and then return to you at the end of the meeting.

See Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 & Support Charity!

Posted in chapter project, event on October 23, 2011 by carpefuturum

See The Boy Who Lived one final time on the big screen for a great cause. On November 5 & 6, select AMC theatres will hold three showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 to support the Will Rogers Institute. For only $5, you can witness the end of one of the best cinematic series in history as intended once again.

Thanks, Kristen S, for bringing this to our attention!

Seeing Harry Potter & helping a charity? Carpe Futurum decided that this is just too good of an opportunity to pass up!

Charity Information:
Mission: “To perpetuate the memory of Will Rogers by promoting and engaging in medical research pertaining to cardio-pulmonary diseases and educating the general public on topics of health and fitness. “

Showtime: Sunday, November 6, Noon
Location: AMC Hoffman Center 22, 206 Swamp Fox Rd. Alexandria, VA
Cost: $5
Tickets: Buy your tickets online on your own ahead of time

EDIT: The DADA Meetup will be meeting for lunch right after the movie at Galae Thai, which is just across from the theater in the crescent of restaurants and shops. Even if you can’t make the movie, you can join the group for lunch around 2:30pm!