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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2007 6:56 am | Updated: 6:37 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Parties and events celebrating the premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”:

AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS

• Barnes & Noble, Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center: “Midnight Magic” party, painting picture frames, amulet-making, crafts. 8 p.m., 4847 E. Ray Road, Phoenix. (480) 940-7136.

CHANDLER

• Barnes & Noble, Chandler Fashion Center: Face-painting, costume contest, scavenger hunt. Live owls and “magical creatures” from Liberty Wildlife. 7 p.m., 3111 W. Chandler Blvd. (480) 792-1312.

• Borders, Chandler Pavilions: Potter spelling bee, Great Snape Debate, costumes, dancing and coloring. 9:30 p.m., 870 N. 54th St. (480) 961-4915.

GILBERT

• Barnes & Noble, Crossroads Towne Center: “Midnight Magic Party,” trivia and costume contests. 7 p.m., 3807 S. Gilbert Road. (480) 917-0301.

MESA

• Barnes & Noble, Village Square at Dana Park: Costume contest, fortune-telling, face-painting, scavenger hunt. 8 p.m., 1758 S. Val Vista Drive. (480) 545-8507.

• Borders, Fiesta Mall area: Prerelease party with costumes and games. 9:30 p.m., 1361 S. Alma School Road. (480) 833-2244.

• Borders, Superstition Springs: “Grand Hallows Ball,” Potter spelling bee, palm-reading, kids carnival, Snape Bingo. 9 p.m., 6555 E. Southern Ave. (480) 854-1952.

• Mesa Public Library, Main Branch: “Night Owl Celebration,” costume party with crafts, treats and games. 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., 64 E. First St. (480) 644-2207.

• Waldenbooks, Fiesta Mall: “Grand Hallows Ball,” Potter spelling bee, Great Snape Debate, costume contests, sorting hat event, raffles, prizes. 9 p.m., 1445 W. Southern Ave., Suite 1126. (480) 835-7188.

• Wal-Mart Supercenter: Games, trivia and prizes, Potter movies on the big screen, customers take a pledge not to reveal the story’s ending. 8 p.m., 1955 S. Stapley Drive. (480) 892-9009.

TEMPE

• Borders, Arizona Mills mall: “Grand Hallows Ball,” spelling bee, costume and trivia contests, free posters to first 100 people. 9:30 p.m., Neighborhood Three, 5000 Arizona Mills Circle. (480) 755-4244.

• Borders, downtown Tempe: “Deathly Hallows Ball,” facepainting, fortune-telling, Potter spelling bee. 8 p.m., 699 S. Mill Ave. (480) 921-8659.

• Changing Hands Bookstore: Firedancing, rock group Seconds to Breathe. 9 p.m., 6428 S. McClintock Drive. (480) 730-0205.

SCOTTSDALE

• Barnes & Noble: Costume contest, wand-making, trivia contest, Quidditch Toss and magic show. 7 p.m., 10500 N. 90th St. (480) 391-0048.

• Barnes & Noble, Kierland Commons: “Midnight Magic,” facepainting, spell-writing contest, wizard challenge, photos with Harry. 8 p.m. 7030 E. Greenway Parkway, Phoenix. (480) 948-8551.

• Barnes & Noble, Desert Ridge: magician, magic potions, coloring, “pin the lightning bolt on Harry.” 8 p.m., 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. (480) 538-8520.

• Bookstar: Costume party, scavenger hunt, crafts, costume contest with prizes. 10 p.m., 8919 E. Indian Bend Road. (480) 443-4909.

• Borders, Scottsdale 101: “Grand Ball,” face-painting, book trivia, snacks. 9 p.m., 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. (480) 513-8848.

• Borders, Scottsdale Waterfront: “Grand Hallows Ball,” Great Snape Debate, costume contest, raffles and games. 9 p.m., 7135 E. Camelback Road. (480) 423-0700.

• Scottsdale Public Library, Mustang Branch: “Harry Potter Book Blowout” for kids 12 and older, “Goblet of Fire” film on the big screen, trivia challenges and wizard chow. Reservations recommended. 9 p.m., 10101 N. 90th St. (480) 312-7323.

• Westin Kierland Resort and Spa: “Stay for a Spell” weekend, gift giveaways, “Dive-in” Potter films and a tram to Barnes & Noble for premiere party. Starting at $179 per person. 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Phoenix. (480) 624-1000.

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