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May 2019

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

FREE Brighton Water Bottle

June 1 - June 16

Now through June 16, receive this adorable Scribble Garden Water Bottle absolutely FREE* ($25 value) with a single-day Brighton purchase of $100 or more. * One free water bottle per customer; while supplies last.

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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, in our Gift Galleries.Cory is the son of our very own Sheila in our Bath Shop and 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.The Chicago Lighthouse is 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…

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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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Free - $30

**SOLD OUT** Astrid Lindgren

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Please Note: "Free" above refers to our Waiting List. Tickets to this event are $30Astrid Lindgren: On Writing Her War Diaries, Pippi Longstocking, and MoreLynn Rymarz tells the remarkable story of Astrid Lindgren. Before she became famous as the author of Pippi Longstocking books, Astrid lived with her family in Stockholm at the outbreak of World War II. Learn about her childhood, her life as a mother during the war, and how Pippi Longstocking came to life.$30 ticket includes breakfast,…

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Gourmet Tasting: Robert Rothschild Farms

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Robert Rothschild Farms blends high quality, non-GMO ingredients to create exceptional flavor. Robert Rothschild Farms' dips can also be used as glazes, toppings, and mix-ins. Stop in to meet our rep and taste what's new and exciting from this favorite gourmet brand.

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Mid-Century Modern Design Accents

Mid-Century Modern is a hot buzzword in home design right now. But what is it exactly? Let's step back in time to find out. In the middle decades of the twentieth century, clean lines and geometric shapes combined into a simple style that eventually...

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