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You can play Quidditch at this Harry Potter-themed Marauder’s Night

UPDATE: Jan. 8 —  Holster that wand. Not every wizard can compete in the Triwizard Tournament. 

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Tara Moore, organizer of Marauder’s Night: An Evening of Harry Potter Festivities on Jan. 19 at Yellow Cab, 700 E. Fourth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District, says the venue has maxed out on registrations for Harry Potter trivia for the event. 

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A whopping 180 people have signed up to compete between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  

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But don’t despair, Harry Potter fans. 

Moore says there will be limited space for spectators. 

Fans will also have a chance to participate in other Harry Potter-themed games -- including quidditch! -- after trivia is complete and the crowd of wizards and muggles  thins, she said.  

Yellow Cab says it will plan another Harry Potter event this summer when it can utilize its outdoor space as well. 

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Yellow Cab Tavern will host Marauder’s Night: An Evening of Harry Potter Festivities beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. 

The event is free to the public.

Yellow Cab’s Tara Moore said the party is the brainchild of Erin Vasconcelos, a Yellow Cab co-founder. 

“She’s a huge Harry Potter fan,” Moore said. “She’s been wanting to do this for a while.”  

Children younger than 18 are welcome with a parent. 

The event will include a food truck, costume contests, Harry Potter trivia hosted by Sarah Gomes and other games inspired by the universe that author J.K. Rowling created in her bestselling series. 

There will be a minimum of four players on each trivia team. 

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There will be butterbeer and other special Harry Potter concoctions from a specially decorated bar. 

The party gets its name from the Marauder's Map featured in the Harry Potter books. It was used in the series to explore the grounds of Hogwarts. 

The words “I solemnly swear I am up to no good” are used to open the map. 

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