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Wed, Aug 03


Agua Hedionda Lagoon

Tom Sawyer Celebration

Book Clubbies gather to celebrate The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain. We will country feast, treasure hunt, craft, discuss, share projects, and have a grand ole time old-timey style. Cost includes straw hats, craft supplies, and treasure hunt supplies. Space is limited.

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Tom Sawyer Celebration
Tom Sawyer Celebration

Time & Location

Aug 03, 2022, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Agua Hedionda Lagoon, 4751 Bayshore Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA


About The Event

Read the book with your family ahead of time. Any version will do. Audiobooks also work. The original version is a Little longer, so if you want to read that, I recommend getting started asap. 

While you are reading do the following: 

  1. focus on themes of family, friendship, honesty/deceit. 
  2. create a trading pouch of “found treasures”
  3. each child should find a meaningful quote from the book that relates to one of themes listed above. Then he or she should write the quote on a piece of paper and illustrate it. 
  4. sign-up on our perfect potluck to bring a food item for 3-4 dozen people.

 Tom Sawyer Potluck Picnic (password: Tom)

At the event:

  1.  dress up 
  2.  Bring your book, quote illustration, trading pouch, and food items
  3. bring water for your family 
  4. bring something to sit on (blanket or beach chairs—might be muddy near the river)
  5. bring sun protection 
  6. consider bringing a swimsuit, towel, and/or change of clothes for afterward. 
  7. bring sturdy sand shovels

After the event: if you’d like to play at the beach with us AFTERWARD, then bring whatever you would need for your family to be able to do that. 

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.
4 updates in the group


  • 20 minutes

    Make a Sawyer Hat

  • 40 minutes

    Discssion Circles

2 more items available


  • Family Ticket

    Cost includes supplies and straw hats for the kids!

    +$0.85 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Book Club Leadership

    Discounted for our planning families.

    +$0.50 service fee
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