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June 2019

Gourmet Tasting: Whiteford’s

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet champion barbecuer Matthew Whiteford and try samples of his award winning Bloody Mary Mix and BBQ sauces. 

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Vera Bradley Sale

June 27 - July 3

From June 27-July 7, save 30% on Fireworks Paisley patterns AND select travel pieces.  Travel pieces on sale include Duffels, Backpacks, Weekenders, Cosmetic Bags & more.  

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July 2019

CLOSED for the Holiday

July 4

The Little Traveler will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in honor on Independence Day.

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Vera Bradley Sale

July 5 - July 7

From June 27-July 7, save 30% on Fireworks Paisley patterns AND select travel pieces.  Travel pieces on sale include Duffels, Backpacks, Weekenders, Cosmetic Bags & more. 

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Sterling Risers Demonstration with the Founder

July 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sterling Risers are the newest sensation in Housewares. Add height and dimension to your tablescapes with these innovative stands that have interchangeable legs and decorative toppers. They’re meant to shine in the spotlight, not be covered with a tablecloth. Designed & made in the USA.Founder  Kathy Albaugh will be in our Housewares Dept. at this event to show you all the ways to use Sterling Risers.See this innovative product in action with our very own Janice and Mary Lou in…

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Free - $30

**SOLD OUT** It’s Good to Be Queen

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Please note: "Free" above refers to our waiting list. Tickets to this event are $30.Ellie Carlson portrays the enigmatic and imposing figure of Queen Victoria. Your audience with the Queen will take place in 1876 when she has 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…

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Personalized Sandblasted Rocks

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Masterblasters return to take orders for personalized sandblasted rocks. Ranging in size from 2-11 inches, these rocks are perfect for gardens or as a welcome at the front of your home. Add your family name, address, a note to a beloved pet or family member, or a favorite short quote.Lost a favorite pet? Get a memorial stone made for your house or yard.

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Book Signing with Tess Kossow

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meet local author Tess Kossow in our Stationery dept. and learn how she was inspired by her own sweet boy, Ferris, to create the I’m Very Ferris children’s book series. This series tackles the delicate subject of In Vitro Fertilization and was written to give parents a way to talk about IVF with their kids. Copies of I’m Very Ferris, the first book in the series, will be available for purchase at the event.

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Free - $30

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

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

Note: The "Free" above refers to the waiting list. Tickets to this event are $30.Artists and degreed instructors Carol Bonick and Pam Bernard will teach you how to create a vintage inspired botanical image with colored pencils. This class will be held in the upper terrace of the Atrium Café at the center of our store.$30 includes art supplies, a shopping coupon, and refreshments. Tickets to this event are Sold Out. You may join our waiting list below, and if tickets…

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***SOLD OUT*** Picnic Across America Luncheon

July 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a delicious buffet luncheon to celebrate summer, served amid the treasures in our Gift Gallery. The menu will feature summer picnic specialties from different regions across the country. $14.95 per person. Seating is limited.Register by phone (ask for the Gift Gallery) .

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Best of the Best

After a second round of voting in the Daily Herald's Reader's Choice awards, The Little Traveler was named Best of the Best in 4 categories. The Daily Herald's readership spans a huge geographic area, pretty much the entire Chicago suburbs, so this...

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