Harry Potter events
“Farewell to Harry Potter Party: Participants can come as their favorite character in the series. Costumes are not required. Coeur d’Alene Library, 201 E. Harrison Ave., Coeur d’Alene, 4 p.m. Free. (208) 769-2315.
“Harry Potter Festival: Three Cheney businesses join to host this event. Tree of Knowledge Bookstore, Cheney Delights and The Pita Pit’s activities include drawings for free books, Tarot readings by a Hogwarts professor, music, costume contests, trivia, showing of Harry Potter movies, desserts inspired by the book, hourly broom races for kids starting at 7 p.m. and a special Harry Potter pita. Cheney Delights, 7 p.m.; The Pita Pit, 9 p.m.; Tree of Knowledge, 10 p.m. Downtown Cheney. Free. (509) 559-5394, (509) 235-8943 or (509) 324-9663.
“Harry Potter Party: Activities include Our Beloved Sorting Hat, Honeyduke’s treats, and Professor Trelawney’s Divination, plus new events like Pin the Tail On Dudley and Madame Puddifoot’s Tea Shoppe. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., 9 p.m. $10/ticket only, $35.40/ticket and book. (509) 838-0206.
“Harry Potter Release Party: The Davenport Hotel and Auntie’s Bookstore are offering a Potter Package that includes a room in the House of Davenport, complimentary broomstick parking, a copy of the seventh book, roundtrip transportation and ticket to the Harry Potter Party at Auntie’s from 9 p.m.-midnight. Costumes are welcome. The Davenport Hotel and Tower, 111 S. Post St. (Sold out.)
“Midnight Magic Parties: Feature photos, bean counting and costume contests at Barnes and Noble stores at NorthTown and in Spokane Valley. Both parties start at 9 p.m. and have free admission. NorthTown Mall, 4750 N. Division St., (509) 482-4235. In Spokane Valley at 15310 E. Indiana Ave., (509) 922-4104.
“Midnight Release Party: Festivities include a sorting hat, trivia contest, crossword puzzle competition, word scramble and word search, costume contest, games and prizes. Kid-friendly Butter Beer will be available for purchase. Hastings, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene, 9 p.m. Free. (208) 664-0464.
“Harry Potter Party: Special treats include polyjuice potion and chocolate-covered frogs, along with games, crafts and a costume contest. Eastern Washington University, The Eagle Outpost at Brewster Hall, Cheney, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (509) 359-6335.
“The Grand Hallows Ball: Activities include trivia contest, prize giveaways and costume contest. Borders Books, 450 W. Wilbur Ave., Coeur d’Alene, 9:30 p.m. Free. (208) 762-4497.
“Artful Harry Potter Release Party: Adult-focused event to enjoy live music by Harry Potter tribute band Hogwarts Trainwreck, Veela dancing, a fan art exhibit, a fan film festival, costume contest and magical snacks. Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave., 10 p.m.-1 a.m, $5. (509) 325-1500.
“Harry Potter Party: Activities include trivia contests, a costume contest, face painting and coloring sheets for kids. Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., 10 p.m. Free admission. (509) 924-0667.
“Harry Potter Party: Activities include a wizard hat piñata filled with candy. BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, 10 p.m. Free admission. (208) 882-7957.
“Harry Potter Day: Celebrate the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” with wizarding crafts. All Spokane County Library branches; visit www.scld.org for locations. From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., free. (509) 893-8200.
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