Thursday, August 30, 2012

Extracurricular Activities: Get Involved!

Welcome to another fantastic term in The Den!

Being the Activities Prefect reminds me a lot of Julie's job on that classic TV show of the 1970s, The Love Boat. Please forgive me if I direct you to the Fiesta Deck or the Promenade Deck instead of the Puff dorm rooms this term.

Classes and advanced studies are only part of the fun at Hogwarts. As a proud member of Hufflepuff House, you are invited to join in the following extracurricular activities.

Fall into Hufflecleaning 2012

For motivation on cleaning/decluttering/organizing goals of any size, check in with the Hufflecleaners for ideas and encouragement. Chellbelle has given us a list of helpful links at the top of the thread, too, including a Declutter Calendar. Check out the first post for badge options!

The Huffletheatre

Theresmiling is our movie hostess and she's selected Midnight in Paris for the first movie weekend, September 7-9. Check it out on and see if you can locate a copy in time to chat about it next weekend. Please feel free to talk about whatever else you're watching, movies or TV, anytime.


Whether you like your books with paper pages, backlit on computer devices, or read to you by someone with a lovely voice, we would love to hear from you in the Library. This term our "read-along" is focusing on the Harry Potter series so pick up the volume of your choice -- or the audiobooks -- and let's talk! We'll be doing a special craft-along during the term in cooperation with the Hufflepuff HECK thread, so stay tuned for more about that.

Spin a Yarn / Tangled Webs We Weave

Spinners and weavers are invited to pull up a chair in this thread and chat about latest projects, resources, goals, etc. All levels of experience are welcome! We love pretty pictures of fiber, spindles, wheels, spun yarn, looms, projects made out of handspun, so don't hesitate to show off your stuff. Kazpatch and yours truly, Marushka, provide virtual hand-holding and applause, as needed.

Hufflepuff Health & Fitness

You don't have to be a jock to hang out with us in the Hufflepuff Gym! If you’re looking to set goals -- and get support & encouragement -- related to health, fitness, nutrition, etc., this is the place. Let us know if you want to get the weekly earburn reminder (on Sundays) to check in on your progress and/or to set a goal for the week ahead.

Give and Take

This is our wish list and giveaway thread. Clean out the unloved or unused supplies or tools from your craft area and post them here -- for a little postage, you'll make someone's day. Last term we had services as well as supplies being offered and accepted, including handmade socks and custom spinning. We haven't opened the Fall thread yet, but I'll let you know when we do.

Hufflepuff Games

Stay tuned for a shiny new games thread for the Fall term.


Activities updates here on the blog every Thursday. Please let me know if you have comments or suggestions, either here on the blog or via PM on Ravelry to Marushka.

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