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

Upcoming events (4)

Downton Abbey: A New Era

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Lord and Lady Grantham request the pleasure of moviegoers' company at their Yorkshire country estate this Christmas.

Watch the trailer - https://youtu.be/aCn3GZ_hwzk

*Will update details like theatre location, show time etc closer to the date *

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DADA Picnic! (BYOE)

Dunn Loring Park

Please join us for one of our first in person events in 2 years.

Cost is $5/ person to cover the cost of the park rental.

Dunn Loring is relatively close to a Metro station.

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Any Way The Wind Blows Book Discussion

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*ICEBREAKER* Who's your favorite character and what were your thoughts on their overall journey?

In Carry On, Simon Snow and his friends realized that everything they thought they understood about the world might be wrong. And in Wayward Son, they wondered whether everything they understood about themselves might be wrong.

In Any Way the Wind Blows, Simon and Baz and Penelope and Agatha have to decide how to move forward.

For Simon, that means deciding whether he still wants to be part of the World of Mages -- and if he doesn't, what does that mean for his relationship with Baz? Meanwhile Baz is bouncing between two family crises and not finding any time to talk to anyone about his newfound vampire knowledge. Penelope would love to help, but she's smuggled an American Normal into London, and now she isn't sure what to do with him. And Agatha? Well, Agatha Wellbelove has had enough.

Any Way the Wind Blows takes the gang back to England, back to Watford, and back to their families for their longest and most emotionally wrenching adventure yet.

This book is a finale. It tells secrets and answers questions and lays ghosts to rest.

Carry On was conceived as a book about Chosen One stories; Any Way the Wind Blows is an ending about endings. About catharsis and closure, and how we choose to move on from the traumas and triumphs that try to define us.

Book Discussion: This is How We Fly *ZOOM*

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Likely, this discussion will take place via Zoom, but we will update/confirm as needed closer to the date.

We will discuss the book This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano.

Description: A loose retelling of Cinderella, about a high-school graduate who--after getting grounded for the whole summer--joins a local Quidditch league and finds her footing.

Icebreaker question:
Have you ever played or watched a game of muggle Quidditch?

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Discuss FB3: Secrets of Dumbledore

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