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September 2018

***Sold Out*** Department 56 Halloween Workshop

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Irena Tomova from Department 56 will demonstrate tips and tricks for creating enchanting Halloween village displays. Tickets are $5 per person, includes wine, appetizers & a coupon toward a Department 56 purchase.Register by phone (ask for the Christmas Rooms).This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must call the store and inform the Christmas Department at least two days before the event.

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***SOLD OUT*** Autumn Tea

September 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with autumn flavors in the upper terrace of our Atrium Cafe.$12.95 per person.This event is Sold Out.This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must call the store and inform the Gift Gallery at least two days before the event.

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$30

Edith Wilson: Madam President

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join storyteller Lynn Rymarz as she shares the remarkable story of First Lady Edith Wilson. Hear the love story between President Woodrow Wilson and his wife. Learn of the involvement of the nation during WWI and how she stood by her husband’s side. Discover the strength she developed when he suffered a paralyzing stroke in 1919 and how she secretly stepped in to fill his responsibilities, acting on his behalf as Madam President.$30 ticket includes breakfast, program, and a shopping…

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October 2018

Flower Fairies Imaginary Garden & Tea Party

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

An enchanting event for children ages 6 & up and adults. Toy designer Joyce Sprau will lead you in creating your own Flower Fairies garden using pieces from the Secret Garden Collection she designed. The collection is inspired by Cicely Mary Barker’s charming 1920’s artwork.$30 per fairy garden (if more than 2 people work on one garden, the cost is $5 for additional guests), includes one fairy, supplies to make garden, iced or hot tea, and tasty treats.Register by phone…

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$30

Virtuoso: The Life of Clara Schumann

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Betsey Means portrays Clara Schumann, the prodigy daughter of remarkable piano teacher, Friedrich Wieck. Learn how Clara’s art sustained her through a lifetime of tragedy and triumph. She developed from a mere wunderkind into a widely acclaimed virtuoso by the time she was in her teens. When the young Robert Schumann, a gifted composer, became a resident piano pupil at the Wieck household, he and Clara fell deeply in love. Their marriage became one of the great true love stories…

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History of the Little Traveler

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Terry Emma from The Geneva History Museum returns for this popular program, complete with a traditional Swedish breakfast. Even local history buffs are sure to learn something new about the development of Geneva and the Third Street we know today.$20 ticket includes breakfast and a shopping coupon. All proceeds are donated to the Geneva History Museum. Please call the store and ask for the Gift Gallery to purchase your tickets. This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must call the…

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$25

Cooking Healthy Seminar – Cook Once, Eat Well for Days

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Being busy and short on time doesn't mean you have to sacrifice delicious, healthy meals at home. Learn how to fuel your and your family's bodies with the nutrition you need to function at your best. With meal preparation advice and easy recipes, the experts from Fox Valley Food for Health will teach you 5 simple steps to shop once, cook once, and eat well for days. Join Fox Valley Food for Health dietitians Mary Fremgen and Kelly Bodine, and Chef Penny Newkirk as they…

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$30

Vintage Botanical Art Class

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Artists and degreed instructors Carol Bonick and Pam Bernard will teach you how to create a vintage-inspired autumn botanical art piece with colored pencils and mixed media. Class will be held in the upper terrace of our Atrium Cafe.$30 includes all art supplies, instruction, refreshments, and a shopping coupon.This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must call the store and inform the Paper Department at least two days before the event.

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Free - $30

***Sold Out*** Regretting Mr. Wright: Mamah Tells Her Own Story

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Please note: the "Free" above refers to our Waiting List. Tickets for this event are $30 per person.Ellie Carlson portrays the ghost of Mamah Bouton Borthwick—a visionary, author, and thoroughly modern woman who lived in a still very Victorian age. Best known as the mistress of Frank Lloyd Wright, she was brutally murdered in 1914 in their “love cottage.” Ellie will recount Mamah’s life as it passes before her eyes at the moment of her tragic and dramatic death.$30 ticket…

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***SOLD OUT*** Halloween Luncheon

October 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us on Halloween for this themed buffet luncheon served amid our treasures in the Gift Gallery.$14.95 per person.This event is sold out. You may call the store and ask for the Gift Gallery to inquire about our waiting list.This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must call the store and inform the Gift Gallery at least two days before the event.

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A Letter from a Friend – Donna from West Chicago

I've begun a tradition with my 2 young granddaughters of hopping aboard the train and riding it to our destination stop at Geneva, then strolling our favorite destination in town - The Little Traveler.During our recent pint-sized trip on the train,...

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