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September 2019

Department 56 Halloween Workshop

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

During this popular evening event, Department 56 expert Irena will demonstrate tips and tricks for creating spooky yet enchanting village displays. Her demonstration will result in a beautiful one-of-a-kind display. $10 ticket includes wine, appetizers, and 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 notify someone in our Christmas Dept. of your cancellation at least 2 days prior to…

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October 2019

Fall Botanical Art Class

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$35

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. $35 includes all art supplies, instruction, refreshments, and a shopping coupon.  Online tickets for this event are closed. Please call the store and ask to speak to the Paper Dept. to inquire about availability. This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify Debbie Fisher in our…

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It’s Good to Be Queen

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$30 38 tickets left

Ellie Carlson portrays the enigmatic and imposing figure of Queen Victoria. Your audience with the Queen will take place in 1876 when she had just been named Empress of India, a country she never actually visited. Nor did she ever visit America, so attending an audience with her here in the US will require a small suspension of disbelief. As with all of Ellie’s performances, please bring your sense of humor. $30, includes breakfast, program, and a shopping coupon good…

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History of Geneva Architecture

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$20 17 tickets left

Geneva is well-known for its unique architecture and charm. During this breakfast program in our Atrium Cafe, you'll learn about the people who designed, constructed, and lived in some of Geneva’s most interesting homes and buildings. Stories include Frank Lloyd Wright, the Wilson Brothers, and Howard Raftery, the only child of The Little Traveler founder, Kate Raftery. $20 ticket includes breakfast and a shopping coupon. All proceeds will be donated to The Geneva History Museum. This event has a 48-hour…

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Haunted History

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$30 40 tickets left

Sit back and listen, if you dare, to the entertaining and chilling tales of the historical hauntings of the Midwest, as told by storyteller Terry Lynch. Stories of the S.S. Eastland, Brookfield Zoo, Fort Dearborn Massacre, and John Dillinger (to name just a few) guarantee goosebumps while you enjoy a bit of history at the same time. (Recommended for adults and children ages 12 and up.) $30, includes breakfast, program, and a shopping coupon good that day. Doors open at…

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**Sold Out** Halloween Luncheon

October 31 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on Halloween for this themed buffet luncheon served amid our treasures in the Gift Gallery. $14.95 per person. Tickets for this event are 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 notify someone in our Gift Gallery of your cancellation at least 2 days prior to the event date. 

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November 2019

Holiday Decorating & Entertaining Seminar

November 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$15 101 tickets left

We put the ho ho ho in shop, shop, shopping! During this private event, you’ll be greeted at the door with a goody bag that includes a shopping coupon. Wander our festive rooms to sample holiday treats and get tips from the experts on everything from beautiful holiday decor to delicious party foods to fashionable apparel for the season. Will there be reindeer games? Yes! What about raffles? Of course! Tickets are $15. Guests over 21 will receive a complimentary…

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** Sold Out** Department 56 Holiday Workshop

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Department 56 expert Irena will return to share techniques for creating magical Christmastime village displays. $10 ticket includes wine, appetizers, and a coupon toward a Department 56 purchase. Tickets for this event are Sold Out. To be placed on our waiting list, you may call the store and ask to speak to someone in our Christmas Dept. This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify someone in our Christmas Dept. of your cancellation…

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Fairy Garden Workshop

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$5 – $35 20 tickets left

Toy designer Joyce Sprau returns to lead adults and children ages 4 & up in creating their very own fairy garden. $35 per garden, includes a fairy figure, garden supplies & refreshments. ($5 for add’l guest). This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify Debbie Fisher in our Paper Dept. of your cancellation at least 2 days prior to the event date.  IF YOU PURCHASE TICKETS VIA OUR WEBSITE, YOU WILL RECEIVE 3…

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Welcome to the Mess Hall

November 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

A luncheon in honor of Veterans Day. Step into a veteran’s boots with this throwback to their mess hall days. Chef David will prepare good ol’ standbys like “____” on a Shingle, Mac & Cheese, and Ration Cake. Served amid our treasures in the Gift Gallery. $14.95 per person. Register by phone (ask for Gift Gallery). This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify someone in our Gift Gallery of your cancellation at least…

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