Fall into Oz fun
The 2018 Oz festival season is over, but there are a couple last-minute events for fans.
Sunday Nov. 4 in Philadelphia, Ruth Plumly Thompson, successor to Frank Baum as author of the Oz books, will be honored with the unveiling of an official state historical marker and dedication ceremony at her home. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, in partnership with The University City Arts League, hosts the event, which also serves as a Hot Mugs fundraiser for the UCAL’s pottery studio. Activities start at the UCAL, 4226 Spruce St., Philadelphia. The Oz Club was pleased to support fundraising for this marker. There is no link to information, so details follow.
Oz activities follow 10 o’clock beverages and breakfast breads at the studio:
11:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Oz-themed arts/crafts, creative writing activities, a short play based on Thompson’s book, The Wishing Horse of Oz, and an exhibit of Oz books.
12:45–1:00 p.m. Parade walk to historical marker for the unveiling and dedication ceremony at 254 South Farragut Street.
Nov. 10-11 in Woodbridge, Illinois, the Hollywood Blvd. Theater screens The Wizard of Oz
. While many theaters screen the classic film, this one is decorated top to bottom with film themes, including The Wizard of Oz,
making for an especially memorable annual event.
Act quick—before Nov. 4—and you can see what the fun
was all about in Columbia, South Carolina, where the "Museum of Oz" created a Halloween experience all through October.
Article by The International Wizard of Oz Club