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'Where’s Waldo: An East Village Scavenger Hunt' Kick-Off Party

Where's Waldo? In San Diego, of course. The Library Shop at the Downtown Central Library will host the “Where’s Waldo: An East Village Scavenger Hunt” during the month of July. The family-friendly scavenger hunt features the famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs and his faithful dog Woof throughout local business establishments around East Village and Downtown. The Where’s Waldo: An East Village Scavenger Hunt is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.

The Library Shop will host a kick-off party on Saturday, July 5 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to dress as Waldo for a costume parade which will culminate in a fun Waldo-themed craft event in the Children’s Library.

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Where’s Waldo?” passport at The Library Shop with the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. Collecting store stamps or signatures at designated businesses will entitle diligent seekers to a “I Found Waldo” celebration party from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at The Library Shop. The event features a complimentary pizza party for a job well done, as well as a grand prize drawing.

“The Library Shop is excited to host the ‘Where’s Waldo: An East Village Scavenger Hunt’ event,” says Erin Zlotnik, manager, Library Shop. “We love the concept of celebrating this timeless character in a creative way for San Diego families to enjoy while fostering a love of literacy and supporting our local businesses around Downtown and East Village.”

Participating Businesses (as of June 20, 2014)
• The District - 101 Market St., San Diego
• Heavenly Cupcake - 518 6th Ave., San Diego
• Library Shop - 330 Park Blvd., San Diego
• MAK Cleaners - 1031 Market St., San Diego

Location: Library Shop at San Diego Central Library 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 Google Maps

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