On this evening the Grey Havens Group met for our first weekly book discussion meeting of 2013. We enjoyed a very lively discussion about “Riddles in the Dark,” in The Hobbit. After the meeting we adjourned to a nearby tavern to observe JRR Tolkien’s birthday and to raise the traditional toast. The Professor!
The Grey Havens Group shared its love of Middle-earth with a whole new generation by hosting Hobbit Holiday: A Celebration for Young Hobbits and Their Families. We had costumed characters (including our very own Bilbo Baggins!), a riddle contest with prizes and snacks to please the hungriest of hobbits. The event took place at the Longmont Public Library.
November 29, 2012:
All hands on the Holodeck! Tolkien set Middle-earth in the distant past, but on this evening some Grey Havens mariners decided to set sail into the future. While some members met to discuss The Hobbit, others attended a special showing of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season Two, “Q-Who” and “The Measure of a Man.” Grey Havens issues passports to far horizons of every kind!
To celebrate The Grey Havens Group’s second anniversary, our very own Reodwyn organized a magical overnight get-away in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. The Colby clan and Liritar did the cooking, Ithiriel mulled the wine and everyone shared stories, songs and passages from their favorite works of literature. Because it was almost Halloween, Liritar tried to convince us that the howling we heard wasn’t just the wind. Maybe he knew something that we didn’t!