Will Cochrane and the Philatellic Database has teamed up with the American Topical Association to bring you this Halloween/stamp themed crossword. The American Topical Association is a society for stamp collectors who organize and/or focus their collections around certain "topics", hence the name. Topics in stamps are wide ranging. you could collect all fish stamps, all space stamps, all stamps featuring chocolate, and so on. The ATA has also released a Halloween stamp checklist which is seven pages long! Both are available as free downloads on their site through October 31st. It's a perfect blend of National Stamp Collecting month and Halloween.
In this era of instantaneous communication, a handwritten letter is a rare and wondrous item. The Letter Writers Alliance is dedicated to preserving this art form. Prepare your pen and paper, moisten your tongue, and get ready to write more letters! (Read the full mission statement here.)
Thursday, March 20th
Chicago, IL Fountain Pen Workshop
Chicago Public Library
West Town Branch
1625 W. Chicago Ave. 6:30-7:45 pm
RSVP required: Please call to 312-743-0450 or visit the West Town branch to register.