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The Inspiration of JKR

Posted in chapter project, meeting on June 24, 2013 by carpefuturum

JKR’s Harry Potter series inspired us to imagine better. It helped us create the Harry Potter Alliance and helped us to help make the world a better place. You’re welcome to join us and the northern VA Harry Potter meetup group at their monthly discussion Friday, June 28 to talk about how JKR’s stories have inspired you.

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Interest Meeting & Goodie Bags for Orphans

Posted in chapter project, meeting on January 5, 2012 by carpefuturum

Happy new year, members of Carpe Futurum! We hope you’re ready for another exciting year of fighting the dark arts of the real world with Dumbledore’s Army here in Northern Virginia.

And we hope you’ll be able to join us for our 2012 interest meeting & first event on January 21. We will discuss projects we’d like to undertake while assembling goodie bags for the Orphan Foundation of America. The OFA sends these treats to young adults who have aged out of the system and have beaten the odds to make it to college. It gives them an extra sugar rush while doing classwork and lets them know there are people out there who care about their futures (we wish Harry had had that sort of message while growing up). This year, the OFA is sending Valentine’s Day themed care packages. Given that part of the Harry Potter Alliance’s logo is a heart, what could be more perfect?

Date: January 21, 2012
Time: 2:30 – 5:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room 116/117, Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke, VA 22015

Please join us for a fun meeting to brainstorm & help out orphans at the same time! We need lots of hands to help assemble goodie bags! Newcomers and familiar faces alike are all welcome.

October 30: Dear Mr. Potter Pages & Cards for the Troops

Posted in chapter project, meeting on October 24, 2011 by carpefuturum

Date: Sunday, October 30
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Location: Panera, 8191 Strawberry Ln (at Gallows), Merrifield Va

Join us at Panera for an afternoon snack and an opportunity to work on some paper arts, either by creating a Dear Mr. Potter letter for Kate to include in her collection or by making decorative cards for the troops (or both!).

In case you don’t know about Dear Mr. Potter, it’s a project that pulls together fan letters about what Potter means to you. Kate is compiling a collection of our Dear Mr. Potter letters. So think about what you love about the books, movies and fandom and join us to create your letter to Mr. Potter, thanking him for the experiences you’ve had. Your letter can have art, text, photos—-whatever you want as long as it’s flat and can be inserted into the book.

Or if you prefer, you can create cards to brighten the days of our service members abroad.

What to bring: paper, pencils, pens, markers, glitter, stickers, tape, glue sticks and anything you want to include in your Dear Mr. Potter letter, such as photos.

RSVP: Since this is a short-notice event (sorry about that!), please e-mail or reply here to let us know if you plan to attend. Hope to see you there!

Harry Potter Game Day

Posted in chapter project, meeting on August 10, 2011 by carpefuturum

Date: Saturday, August 27
Time: 1:30-5:00pm
Location: Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive

Join us for a Harry Potter Game Day and flex your competitive muscles with Harry Potter-themed games such as LEGO Hogwarts, Harry Potter Clue, Mystery at Hogwarts, Escape from Azkaban, Harry Potter charades, Harry Potter trivia and more!

Your entrance fee: a donation of school supplies for students in need.

As always, we’ll have snacks and drinks for your enjoyment!

Watch DH2 With the HPA!

Posted in meeting on July 6, 2011 by carpefuturum

Carpe Futurum is joining our local HP Meetup, DADA, for two film showings of Deathly Hallows Part 2, otherwise known as THE END!

Hope to see you there!

HP Re-Viewing Party: Sorceror’s Stone

Posted in meeting on May 9, 2011 by carpefuturum

Date: Sunday, May 29
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Lys’s House (e-mail us for the address)

Our local HP meetup, Defense Against Dumb ‘A’s (who don’t get HP), is hosting a nationwide countdown: one movie per Sunday until the release of Deathly Hallows Part 2.

We will meet at 6pm for a potluck (please bring a dish to share) and a fandom documentary created by one of DADA’s and Carpe Futurum’s members (and featuring many of you!).

Then at 8pm we’ll watch “Sorceror’s Stone”!

Can’t make it in person? Watch at home and follow via Twitter with the hashtag #hpreview. Follow DADA ‘s official Twitter at, the Re-View Facebook group or for the latest info.

Care of (non)-Magical Creatures, or a Visit to the National Zoo

Posted in chapter project, meeting on March 31, 2011 by carpefuturum

Date: Sunday, May 15
Time: 1:00pm
Location: National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave NW

Join Carpe Futurum and our local HP meetup, Defense Against Dumb ‘A’s (who don’t get HP), for a zoo trip! We’ll visit the boa constrictor and the cheetahs, Granger, Zabini and Draco, have some ice cream and look for other HP-related animals.

Admission to the zoo is free, but Carpe Futurum will be collecting donations for the care and upkeep of Granger, Zabini and Draco. If we can collect at least $65, we’ll be able to sponsor the cheetahs. As a thank you, we will receive a plush toy animal that will end up in a gift bag to be won by an HPA member in the future! Donation is not required to attend, so if times are tight for you, please still come and enjoy the magical menagerie.

Meet us at the Kids Farm to get started!