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LA: Bilbo's Birthday Party Details!
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LOS ANGELES RINGERS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TORNíS PICNIC FOR BILBOíS BIRTHDAY

Dear Boffins, Tooks and Brandybucks, Grubbs, Chubbs, Hornblowers, Bolgers, Bracegirdles and ProudFEET!!!, Sunday September 22nd is our dear friends Bilbo and Frodo Bagginsí birthday. So please join us at 2pm under our very own party tree in Bag End, The Shire (aka Old Zoo Picnic Area, Griffith Park, Los Angeles) to celebrate!

DIRECTIONS

From the North:

Take I-5 S to Los Feliz Blvd. Take Los Feliz Blvd. West. Stay in the far right lane, and make your first right onto Crystal Springs Dr. Follow Crystal Springs Dr. for about 1.5 miles to Griffith Park Dr. Make a left on Griffith Park Dr. It will curve to the right twice. The parking lot (Old Zoo Picnic Area) is right at the second curve.

From the South:

Take I-5 N to Griffith Park (lucky you, you get an actual exit for the park). Make a right at the first (and only) stop sign onto Crystal Springs Dr. Follow Crystal Springs Dr. for about 1.25 miles to Griffith Park Dr. Make a left on Griffith Park Dr. It will curve to the right twice. The parking lot (Old Zoo Picnic Area) is right at the second curve.

From Hollywood:

Take Western Ave. North. It will become Los Feliz Blvd. Make a left at the intersection with Riverside Dr. Riverside Dr. will become Crystal Springs Dr as you enter Griffith Park. Follow Crystal Springs Dr. for about 1.5 miles to Griffith Park Dr. Make a left on Griffith Park Dr. It will curve to the right twice. The parking lot (Old Zoo Picnic Area) is right at the second curve.

At the back of the parking lot is a gated-off road. You can walk past the gate. Follow the road to a big tree in the center of it and make a left to enter Bag End. For those of you carrying large items, or who cannot make the walk because of physical problems, there will be a Bag End Coach going back and forth to take you up to the picnic area. If it's not there when you get to the gate, simply wait, and it will be along shortly.

If you get lost or have trouble finding the picnicísite, please call Sarumann at 213-248-4994 who will help you find your way through the darkness when all other lights go outÖ

FOOD AND DRINKS

Please contact Arwen at labirthday@theonering.net for food/drinks contributions. Most of you have already done that, but if you havenít please donít hesitate to do so now, as hobbits are notoriously and constantly hungry and thereís still room for more food at our picnic.

FUN AND GAMES

Besides eating, drinking and enjoying each otherís company, we will also have two contests:

COSTUMES

Costumes are not mandatory, but we encourage every Middle Earth inhabitant to come in their best regalia to honor Bilbo and Frodo.

MISCELLANEOUS

There is plenty of shade in our little corner of The Shire, but if the weather remains as nice and sunny as it has been lately, we recommend wearing hats and sunscreen.

Also, there are some picnic tables and benches available, but they may not be enough to seat such a great company of many excellent and admirable guests. So we encourage you to bring picnic blankets.

Any other questions you may have about the picnic, please contact Arwen at labirthday@theonering.net