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Volume XIV Issue XIX The Ogden Valley news Page 5 July 15, 2007 Readin’ in Eden The community reading group Readin’ in Eden meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Their next meeting will be held August 19 to discuss Gary Jennings book “The Journeyer,” a historical fiction based on the travels and adventures of Marco Polo. One reviewer writes, “This is a sprawling, epic adventure told by Marco Polo of his real adventures and travels, the marvels he encounters, the terrors, the wise and evil rulers, the wonders of the East. Like all Jennings’ books, he comments on everything and everyone and grows from a naïve boy to an intelligent, thoughtful, admirable man. Wonderful, engrossing story.” To RSVP and directions for location of next meeting, call Darla at 745-2688 or Shanna at 745-2688. All are welcome to attend. Liberty Artist’s Unique Craft Now on Display at the Ogden Valley Library By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News A display of handcrafted knives by Liberty resident Roger Richins will be on display at the Ogden Valley Library from July 13 through August 10. The interesting collection features a variety of knife styles made from a variety of materials. Draper, was willing to share his gift and knowledge with me as a mentor after hours, primarily in the evenings after working all day.” Here, Richins says, he learned some of the finer intricacies of knife making, and developed some of his own individualized techniques related to the art. When asked what he likes most about knife making, he stated, “I like the creative aspect as I use a variety of materials and develop different designs. It’s also very relaxing; it’s a lovely way of enjoying yourself. I also enjoy giving the knives away as gifts. I’ve probably given away as many as I’ve sold.” While the knives are functional, many who purchase or receive the knives as gifts never end up using them—except for enjoyment as a showpiece. Richins crafts them for both utility and beauty. Richins constructs his knife blades by cutting, filing, and shaping raw pieces of stainless steel. For the handles, he uses a variety of materials such as antlers; precious woods; phenolic, a hard rubber Roger Richins displaying one of his favorite knives. Richins states that he has been creating knives since he was a young boy. “I’ve always been fascinated by knives. My father taught me to always keep a sharp knife as he did when we hunted or worked together. He always kept his tools sharp and well kept. Knives were also important when I was a child in scouts. They were used for fixing dinner, cutting bacon, and starting fires with the shavings we’d cut.” Knives created by Liberty resident Roger Richins relates his disappointment after Richins. his first knife he made as a child shattered when the blade, that hadn’t been tempered, compound; brass; leather; and even Corian shattered against a tree after he threw it. His interest and technique for crafting counter materials. He also handcrafts a knives took off and was honed during his unique and individualized leather scabbard military years in the National Guard during for each of his pieces. Roger is a retired Science teacher. He the 1970s. “Another soldier, Jack Roland, and his wife Kay have lived in Liberty for who had studied under a master knife the past 37 years. maker who had been taught by Harvey Harry Potter Midnight Release Party With a Costume Walk and Trivia Challenge Planet Rainbow at Rainbow Gardens is pleased to announce that they have been selected by Scholastic Inc. to host one of the official Harry Potter midnight parties held at independent bookstores across the country on July 20. This magical event at Rainbow has been planned to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling. The Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the best-selling series in history, is scheduled for release on Saturday, July 21, 2007. Enthusiastic readers attending the party will be the first to receive their copy at 12:01 a.m. Guests are welcome to arrive at Planet Rainbow at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20, and will be thrilled with a full schedule of fun party activities that will take place prior to the book’s release at midnight. The night of fun will include: 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Check In and Costume Walk in front garden 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Party activities 11:00 p.m.: Prizes awarded for the trivia contest and the best Harry Potter Character Costumes. 11:15 p.m.: Harry Potter Lunch 12:01 a.m.: Pre-ordered books to be distributed As this is the final Harry Potter Midnight Party, tickets this year can only be purchased if guests have pre-ordered a copy of the new book with Planet Rainbow. Both the $34.99 book and the first $20 ticket will receive a 20% discount. With book pre-order, only two additional tickets can be reserved. These two additional tickets are regular price. All books and tickets can be purchased in person at Planet Rainbow at the mouth of Ogden Canyon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone at 392-3902, or by email at <firstname.lastname@example.org> Planet Rainbow’s Midnight Book Release Party Activities Schedule for Harry Potter Party 2007 Students will return to their “Home Students arriving at the party will be checked in and assigned a House, and Room” after lunch has been served for given a “Home Room.” Classes will book distribution at 12:01. rotate every 30 minutes. Classes will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. and include: 1. “Prof McGonagall’s” Transfiguration Class, held along the Rainbow Gardens Rainbow Gallery. Students will transform mere paper into frogs, and then learn how to manipulate them. 2. “Hagrid’s” Magical Creatures Class, held in the Rainbow Gardens Gift Garden. Students will learn about magical creatures featured in the books, and then test their knowledge with a game. 3. “Prof. Sprout’s” Recent Magical History, held in the Planet Rainbow Olympic Museum. Students will be quizzed on their Harry Potter book knowledge. This quiz will be graded for prizes. 4. “Irma Pince’s” Study Hall, held Planet Rainbow’s Rainbow Visions. Students will watch a DVD of J. K. Rowling reading from her books. Boxed lunches to be served in “Hogwart’s Hall” (Rainbow Gallery) at 11:15 p.m.