If you’ve got a Rowling devotee between the ages of eight and twelve living under your roof, they’d better start practicing Wingardium Leviosa. And if you’re a bookish old nerd like me, get to brewing an aging potion…or just borrow somebody else’s kid for the afternoon.
Aspiring young witches and wizards are invited to Joseph Beth Booksellers for an afternoon of magical fun worthy of Hogwarts. Craft your own wand—with a suitable core, of —get sorted into your house, learn how to conjure a Patronus, and enjoy a sweet treat from The Three Broomsticks. Even Professor Snape would have a hard time not enjoying himself.
July 29 and August 5, 2 p.m.; Registration is required, call 513-396-8960; Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Rd., Norwood, josephbeth.com