If your tween loves the Hunger Games book series, have him or her compete in The Hunger (For Books) Games. This fundraiser takes place at the Kroc Center’s AutoZone Challenge Center (800 E. Parkway) on Saturday, November 9th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Hosted by First Book Mid-South, a nonprofit that provides free and low-cost books to low-income families, the evening promises mental and physical challenges, Hunger Games trivia, and a costume contest. “We hope this event whets the appetites of kids who are anxiously awaiting the release of Catching Fire, the second of the Hunger Games movies, due out late November,” says Lolly Easley, board chair for First Book Mid-South. The organization's aim is to raise money while sparking a reading revolution.
Students can register individually for $20 or as a team of five for $100. The winning team will take home Hunger Games and reading-themed prizes. There will also be movie posters — autographed by actress Jennifer Lawrence, who plays heroine Katniss Everdeen in the films — available in both a raffle and a silent auction. • To register online, go to supporters.firstbook.org/midsouthtn or call 272-9654.