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May 2017

Store CLOSED for the Day

May 29

We will be closed on May 29, 2017, in honor of Memorial Day.

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June 2017
$35

Pets at the White House

June 6 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am

Jenny Riddle and Elizabeth Doyle will share the history of White House pets in story and song. Did you know Thomas Jefferson had a pet mockingbird that often sat on its master’s shoulder? Or that cows and goats used to graze on the White House Lawn? This dynamic singing and acting duo will share upbeat music and fascinating anecdotes to reveal how pets have played an important role at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. $35 ticket includes continental breakfast, program, and a shopping…

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$15

Outdoor Cooking Seminar

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The theme this year is: Little Time, Lots of Results. The Atrium Café’s Chef David Bogash will share tips for keeping your outdoor parties simple & enjoyable. He’ll make pizza and veggies on the grill and show you how to make an easy and delicious three-bean salad using shortcuts. For dessert—Banana Boat S’mores! He’ll also tell you the secret for preventing iced tea from getting watered down as the ice cubes melt.If you have an outdoor cooking question you’d like David to…

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July 2017
$30

Teddy Roosevelt

July 18 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am

In this historical dramatization with actor Terry Lynch, President Theodore Roosevelt reflects on his triumphs and failures during his White House years. Terry Lynch has been a professional actor and speaker in the Chicagoland area for more than 30 years, His acting credits include stage, TV, film, and radio. He’s regularly appeared on the WGN Morning Show in Chicago.$30 ticket includes continental breakfast, program, and a shopping coupon good that day. Check-in begins at 8:45am, Fulton Street entrance.If you are…

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$28

Vintage Botanicals Art Class for Adults

July 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Degreed instructors Carol Bonick and Pam Bernard will lead you in creating a vintage botanical print of fern leaves.$28 includes art supplies, beverages and desserts.If you are using an iPhone or iPad and have trouble adding items to your cart, please try purchasing tickets on another device. If you don't have access to another device or continue to have trouble purchasing tickets online, please call the store to complete your purchase over the phone (ask for the Conservatory.) Please note: this…

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$20

Little Traveler History Breakfast

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Little Traveler’s story dates back to 1922 when our founder, Kate Raftery, sent invitations for afternoon tea and a sale in her living room, giving her local acquaintances a chance to enjoy the treasures her overseas friend had sent from across the globe. The tea was a success, and The Little Traveler was born.During this special event, you'll enjoy breakfast in the Atrium Café while learning interesting facts about The Little Traveler and its founder from a Geneva History…

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$14.95

Picnic Across America Buffet Luncheon

July 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a delicious buffet luncheon to celebrate summer. The menu will feature summer picnic specialties from different regions across the country.$14.95 per person. Seating is limited.If you are using an iPhone or iPad and have trouble adding items to your cart, please try purchasing tickets on another device. If you don't have access to another device or continue to have trouble purchasing tickets online, please call the store to complete your purchase over the phone (ask for the Gift…

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August 2017
$20 - $30

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole with Alice

August 8 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am

For children ages 5 and up and adults who are kids at heart. Follow the adventures of Alice with Lynn Rymarz & Christine Price in an interactive telling of an old tale with a new twist. Meet colorful characters along with Alice after falling down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Experience a mad hatters tea party where manners do matter. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.$20 children; $30 adult, includes breakfast. Check-in begins at 8:45am, Fulton…

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$30

Fairy Garden Seminar

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, creative morning, starting with breakfast in the Atrium Café. Then we'll move to the Conservatory where we’ll walk you through creating your very own summer-themed fairy garden.$30 includes breakfast and all supplies.Enter the store at our Fulton Street entrance (under the long awning at the side of the building by Housewares).If you are using an iPhone or iPad and have trouble adding items to your cart, please try purchasing tickets on another device. If you…

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$30

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Hostess in Chief

August 29 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am

Ellie Carlson portrays beloved First Lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower. Visit with Mamie as she tells of her life as Ike’s wife, our first lady, and “just a good friend,” which is how she most wanted to be remembered. You’ll even get to taste her amazing fudge! After the talk, she’ll be happy to answer questions from the audience.$30 ticket includes continental breakfast, program, and a shopping coupon good that day. Check-in begins at 8:45am, Fulton Street entrance.If you are using…

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Fashion – Summer 2017 Highlights

ApparelFor summer style, the cha-cha-style Ruffle dress by Tango Mango is a flattering choice for all body types. Pair with a gossamer shrug for a little more coverage and you’re all set for an event or just shopping in Geneva.Gauzy separates in soft...

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