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February 2019

**SOLD OUT** Besties Valentine’s Day Luncheon

February 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Grab your bestie and celebrate Valentine's Day Little Traveler-style—with a buffet luncheon served amid the treasures in our Gift Galleries. Your bestie can be your grandmother, mom, daughter, sister or BFF! Husbands and boyfriends are also welcome.$14.95 per person. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Tickets for this event are sold out. Please visit our full Events list to discover other fun happenings at The Little Traveler.  

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March 2019

History of The Little Traveler

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn something new about The Little Traveler during this breakfast seminar with a historian from The Geneva History Museum. Discover how Kate Raftery, founder of The Little Traveler, was instrumental in creating the Third Street we know today. Watch video interviews with Kate’s former employees and hear excerpts from her letters.$20, includes a traditional Swedish breakfast and a shopping coupon. All proceeds will be donated to the museum.To reserve your spot, please call the store and ask for the Gift…

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***Sold Out*** St. Patrick’s Day Tea

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please note: The location of this event has been changed to the Gift Gallery - the "fireplace" room at the back of our store with the Swarovski Crystal Forest Boutique. It's located next to our Fair Trade Gallery and behind the Conservatory.Enjoy a festive top ’o the afternoon with a traditional afternoon tea sprinkled with a wee bit ’o St. Paddy’s Day magic in our Gift Gallery.$12.95 per person.Reservations are required and seating is limited.Tickets to this event are Sold…

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Spring Mesh Wreath Workshop

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring home a beautiful custom mesh wreath made by...YOU. Our expert floral designer will lead you in crafting art deco mesh into a springtime wreath using the colors of the season and the latest techniques in mesh design.$30, includes project supplies, dessert & a shopping coupon.To register for this event, please call the store and ask for Sharon at x135.This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must contact Sharon at x135 at least 2…

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Patrick and the Saints of the Emerald Isle

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Veteran actor Terry Lynch portrays Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Hear tales from St. Patrick’s life and fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know the celebration’s original color was blue? Also learn about other Irish saints, including St. Brigid, and St. Columba.$30 ticket includes breakfast, program, and a shopping coupon good that day. Doors open at 9am, Fulton Street entrance.Online registration for this event has closed. For tickets, please call the store and ask to speak to Sandy…

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$5 - $35

Peter Rabbit Secret Garden & Tea Party

March 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Toy designer Joyce Sprau returns with her brand new collection inspired by Beatrix Potter’s classic tale. She’ll show children ages 4 & up and adults how to create their very own Peter Rabbit garden.$35 per garden (if more than 1 person works on the same garden, the cost is $5 for additional guests), includes a Peter Rabbit figure, all supplies to make one garden, iced or hot tea, and tasty treats.Online registration for this event has closed. Please call the…

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April 2019

Service is a Four-Legged Job

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pam Osbourne, accompanied by her therapy dog Rufus, and Jennifer Rae Trojan will take you on an exciting journey into the lives and changing roles of assistance and therapy dogs. They’ll share unique photos and personal experiences as well as various training techniques. Both women have extensive experience working with service dogs and have authored books on the subject.$15, includes dessert and a shopping coupon.This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must contact our…

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Book Signing with Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild

April 7 @ 12:00 pm

Please Note: The breakfast program advertized in the Spring 2019 Almanack has been cancelled. Jaqueline  will be here for a book signing from noon to 2pm.Jacqueline writes cozy fiction set in the countryside and Nantucket. For some of her stories, she’s even drawn inspiration from The Little Traveler! She studied at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, was an interior designer, and now owns Her Majesty’s English Tea Room in Dunlap, IL. She’s also a cast member of Murder Mystery at Grand Hotel,…

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***SOLD OUT*** Spa Night

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please note: "Free" above refers to Waiting List only. Tickets for this event are $12.This event has become one of our favorite things about spring. At our 4th annual Spa Night, you’ll learn tips from local beauty and wellness experts and get complimentary sample treatments. In 2019, we're spreading out to additional rooms to give you more space, and we've increased the number of massage therapists on hand!  We'll also have 3 stations offering hand massages and 3 stations for tarot and palm…

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***SOLD OUT*** Vintage Botanical Art Class

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Artists Carol Bonick and Pam Bernard will teach you how to create a vintage-inspired botanical image of a purple coneflower.$30, includes project supplies, refreshments, and a shopping coupon.Tickets for this event are Sold Out. You may call the store and ask for our Paper Department to inquire about our waiting list in the event of a cancellation.This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must contact our Paper Dept. at least 2 days prior to…

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