September 22nd, being the birthday of both Bilbo and of Frodo Baggins, is rightly celebrated as Hobbit Day, a day for feasting, singing, and dancing with friends.
For those in the Midwest, the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois will host a lecture and recital of the J.R.R. Tolkien/David Swann song cycle, The Road Goes Ever On that evening at 7:30 p.m. Prior to an evening of music (even if you are not in the Midwest), you can take part in the virtual Hobbit Day 5K.
I've signed up for the Hobbit Day 5K and hope to go to the lecture and recital. It'll be good to see the folks at the Wade Center, a reading and research library for the writings of the Inklings, and Tolkien's writing desk again.