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July 2018

Vintage Botanical Art Class

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Degreed instructors Carol Bonick and Pam Bernard will lead you in creating a vintage botanical print.$30 ticket includes art supplies & refreshments.Please call the store and ask for the Paper Department to purchase your tickets.We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must call the store and inform the Paper Dept. at least two days before the program.

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Geneva Arts Fair

July 28 - July 29

A nationally acclaimed outdoor gallery featuring over 40 artists in downtown Geneva, IL. The Arts Fair is open from 10am-5pm on Saturday & Sunday.Visit Geneva Chamber of Commerce for more details.

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Chair Caning

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chair caning is not a lost art.  Your broken caned chairs can be made functional again by Jules Caning Shop based in Westville, IN. Chairs will be picked up here and brought back to the shop for reweaving. They’ll be returned to The Little Traveler for pick up. Please note that there is a two-month minimum turnaround time for repairs and delivery. Julie has been hand caning for over 10 years. She also repairs pre-woven cane, split weave, rush, leather seat…

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August 2018

Ray & Joan

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Jenny Riddle portrays Joan Kroc as she brings to life Lisa Napoli’s best-seller, Ray and Joan, the novel that tells the story of the man who made the McDonald’s fortune and the woman who gave it all away. Join Jenny for an entertaining and informative look into the lives of this power couple.$30 ticket includes continental breakfast, program, and a shopping coupon good that day. Doors open at 9am, Fulton Street entrance (tables are pre-assigned, so you don’t need to arrive…

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Crystal & China Repair

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mary Lou and Bob Gates have perfected the art of china and crystal repair. Bring in your chipped or cracked china, porcelain and crystal and let them work their magic. Minor repairs can be done while you shop. If you can’t make the scheduled dates, our store serves as a drop-off and pick-up site any time during store hours. Free Estimates.

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Happy Trails to You

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Bikes, Gas Buggies & Burma ShaveRJ Lindsey portrays Ransom E. Olds, founder of Oldsmobile and the father of the Detroit auto industry. He’ll narrate a slide program detailing the early auto inventors, tell the stories of the 1896 race from Grant Park to Evanston (average speed—5 miles an hour) and the first race across the country, and explain how Alice Ramsey and Madam C.J. Walker made automotive history. What does Burma Shave have to do with it? Why, the billboards, of…

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Burlap Mesh Wreath Class

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Deco mesh is the newest trend in decorative wreaths. At this workshop, our floral designers will guide you through creating your very own burlap mesh wreath in autumn colors.$30 includes supplies and refreshments. A sample of materials is pictured.We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must call the store and inform the Conservatory at least two days before the program.

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September 2018

Festival of the Vine

September 7 - September 9

Our outdoor tasting tent will be bigger than ever this year, giving you more space to taste. We look forward to again working with Geneva Community Chest volunteers to bring you the best Festival yet.

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Lighting Repair

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bob Auwaerter's affinity for restoration projects began with the restoration of his 1920s St. Charles home. He's always been mechanically inclined and has a talent for restoring motorcycles, tractors, cars, etc. When his wife became an antiques dealer and collector, he turned his skills toward restoring antiques and made a natural progression into lighting. When he retired, lamp repair became his focus, and he's been doing freelance lighting repair for over three years.Because of his background in antiques, Bob has…

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Knife Sharpening

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

10am – 4:30pm: Tom’s Knife Sharpening service will be in our Housewares department to sharpen your knives, scissors and garden clippers. Knives can be done while you shop; scissors and other will be taken to Tom’s repair shop and returned to our store within a few days.

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Now Taking Pre-orders for the Harry Potter Collection by Department 56

We're thrilled to announce the introduction of the Harry Potter Collection by Department 56. Watch the video below to get the skinny direct from the Atlanta Home Market. These pieces won’t arrive until November, but we're taking pre-orders now. Call...

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