There’s Magic in the Air for this Year’s Three Quarter Century Club Meeting

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(Courtesy of Geroge Hardeen)
George Hardeen, Harry Houdini’s grandnephew, will share stories about the most celebrated illusionist and escape artist in the world on Sept. 29 via Zoom, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Create the Magic is the theme for this year’s Three Quarter Century Club’s 21st meeting. George Hardeen, Harry Houdini’s grandnephew, will share stories of arguably the most celebrated illusionist and escape artist in the world. The presentation will be held Sept. 29 on Zoom from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
   “The event, open to everyone, celebrates Lamorinda seniors, age 75 years and over, with rich lives and stories to tell and community ties that enrich our lives,” said John Fazel, who will serve as host.
   Hardeen highlighted the focal point of his talk: “Even though Houdini died in 1926, he continues to be recognized as a master magician. It was in London, June 14, 1900, that Houdini became famous when he escaped from a pair of handcuffs at Scotland Yard Headquarters while thousands watched. 
   “His other famous tricks included escaping from a sealed milk can with water in it, being buried alive and dangling upside down from the roof of a building while escaping from a straitjacket. I have many tales to tell about Houdini, who was the highest paid performer in the world at that time,” said Hardeen.
   The September program also includes naming the royal court (the oldest male “King,” the oldest lady “Queen” and the longest married couple). Fazel will see to the delivery of their prizes.
   Sponsors of the event are the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary, Moraga Rotary, The Orinda Association, Lamorinda Village, Lafayette Seniors and the Lafayette Foundation, will give presentations.
   To register for the event, visit www.create_magic.eventbrite.com.

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