What we're about

We are a diverse group of people brought together by our love for the Harry Potter book series.

We believe in Magic. We board the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 3/4. We cast Spells and free House Elves. We solemnly swear that we are up to no good. We know the answers can be found on Page 394. We don't forget to Live, and we pity those who live without Love. We know that the things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the ways we expect. We remember that the ones that Love us never truly leave us. We find Happiness by turning on the the Light.

We are Dumbledore's Army, the Order of the Phoenix, the Marauders and SPEW. Whether you a brave Gryffindor, a cunning Slytherin, an intelligent Ravenclaw, a loyal Hufflepuff or Hat Stall - together we are the Northern Virginia Harry Potter Defense Against the Dark Arts (DADA) Meetup group and We Are Magic!

We generally host two HP activities per month - a book discussion and an activity. We discuss the HP books and themes as well as other related novels. We host several annual activities such a themed Tea, Harry Potter's Birthday Cookout, Crafting and Game Days, and Halloween and Yule parties as well as a few unique events. Some of our members also attend HP conventions, either going together or meeting up at the convention.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic our events are online via Zoom, our Discord server or Kast.

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HPDADA/

DADA Discord: https://discord.com/invite/6PpnQb5

DADA KAST: https://s.kast.live/g/aqj4m7abiao

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DADA Yule Party: Happy Holidays! *date confirmed!*

Island Creek Clubhouse

Join us for our first Yule party in-person since the pandemic began! Because we missed out on so many holidays together, we thought we'd combine them all into one massive holiday party. So when we say "happy holidays" we mean ALL the holidays!

All the details:

Food/drink: Bring something for yourself, if that's your comfort level, or something to share with the group. If it's food themed for a holiday, even better! Bust out that Irish soda bread, a king cake, or some dyed hard-boiled eggs!

Entertainment: We'll listen to holiday-themed Wizard Rock and play HP-themed games.

Optional Gift Exchange: Bring a wrapped Harry Potter-related gift valued at about $15-$20. We'll draw numbers to determine who gets what gift. This is a lot of fun—the HP themed gifts are CREATIVE and AWESOME!

Optional Ornament Exchange: Bring a store-bought or handmade Harry Potter-themed Christmas tree ornament valued at about $10-$15. No need to wrap/conceal it. We'll hang them on the holiday tree and then draw numbers to determine who gets to take what ornament home.

Dress: Casual or fancy—it's your choice! Or lean into the theme and wear a Halloween costume, a pink Valentine's day dress, a pair of New Year's Eve glasses, etc.

Cost: $5 per person or $10 per family to cover the Club House rental. Payment is not due ahead of time—you can pay at the event. *NOTE: rental price has gone up since we last used the venue. If you're able to make an additional contribution to help us cover this cost, we would appreciate it*

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