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April 2019

20% Off All In-Stock Ceiling Fans

April 25 - May 31

Choose from over 20 styles! 

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May 2019

FREE Jewelry Care.

May 17 - May 26

Receive jewelry cleaner as a FREE gift with a with a single, same day Brighton jewelry purchase of $100 or more (excludes hair jewelry and watches). Keep your Brighton jewelry looking its best with this 4 oz., gentle, biodegradable cleaner created exclusively for Brighton's silver-plated and gemstone jewelry.

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Closed for the Holiday

May 27

The Little Traveler will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, in honor of Memorial Day.

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Lamp & Lighting Repair

May 29 @ 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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June 2019

Clock Repair

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We've found a new repair expert to restore your treasures. On the date of the event, bring your broken clocks into our Gift Gallery. Minor repairs can be done while you shop; larger jobs will be taken back to the clock repair workshop and returned to The Little Traveler for pick-up.Gage Rosti lives in Warrenville with his wife and one of his sons. He's been restoring clocks for 12 years.When Gage was a young lad, a friend and he were…

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Crystal and China Repair

June 5 @ 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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Knife Sharpening

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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Butterflies Everywhere

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stop by our Conservatory to meet butterfly breeder Victoria Burris and children’s author Lori Harris.Purchase your very own chrysalis to release!See live exhibits and learn about the beautiful and industrious Monarch butterfly. Also shop beautiful Wild Adornment jewelry, inspired by nature's endless pattern and color combinations on the wings of butterflies.Watch The butterflies in action. (Video posted at the Butterflies Everywhere Facebook page).Lori will sign copies of her book, Butterfly Birthday.

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Meet & Greet with The Chicago Lighthouse

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet Cory Lipsett and his guide dog, Ragin. Cory represents The Chicago Lighthouse, a world renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled, and Veteran communities. The organization provides vision rehabilitation services, education, assistive technology, and employment opportunities.It's also the last major clock manufacturer in the US—each and every one is built with pride by people who are blind or visually impaired. You're going to love the beautiful clocks in Lighthouse's Chicago series, including iconic architecture & the popular CTA map pictured here. 

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Free - $15

Light ‘n Healthy Grilling Seminar

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The "Free" above refers to our waiting list. Tickets for this event are $15 per person. (Please note - the date of this event is different than what's advertised in the Spring Almanack.)Join us for this annual tradition to kick off the summer grilling season. You can enjoy al fresco cooking while staying true to your healthy living goals. Lighten up your summer grilling fare with tips and tricks from Chef David. He'll demonstrate techniques for incorporating fresh vegetables, fruit, rubs,…

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Have Fun While Earning Money for Your Cause

JULIETS: Just Us Ladies Into Eating Together & Shopping You and your besties enjoy a day out together, right? So we've come up with a way to make it even better. When your group of 6-15 registers with us at least one week in advance for a Monday-Friday...

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