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October 2019

Haunted History

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$30

Sit back and listen, if you dare, to the entertaining and chilling tales of the historical hauntings of the Midwest, as told by storyteller Terry Lynch. Stories of the S.S. Eastland, Brookfield Zoo, Fort Dearborn Massacre, and John Dillinger (to name just a few) guarantee goosebumps while you enjoy a bit of history at the same time. (Recommended for adults and children ages 12 and up.) $30, includes breakfast, program, and a shopping coupon good that day. Doors open at…

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**Sold Out** Halloween Luncheon

October 31 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on Halloween for this themed buffet luncheon served amid our treasures in the Gift Gallery. $14.95 per person. Tickets for this event are Sold Out. You may call the store and ask for the Gift Gallery to inquire about our Waiting List. This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify someone in our Gift Gallery of your cancellation at least 2 days prior to the event date. 

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November 2019

Metal Restoration & Buy Back

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Robben's Metal Restoration Specialist restores sterling, plate, pewter, brass, copper, gold, spelter, zinc, nickel and bronze. Their services include polishing, plating, soldering, dent removal & more.Silver, Gold & Brass BUY BACK:Turn your unwanted silver, gold, brass & silverplate into cash. Robben Antiques will buy sterling silver, gold & brass - tea sets, flatware, candle sticks, etc. They'll also purchase Victorian antique silver plate in good condition. Picture ID and signature required.

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Lamp & Lighting Repair

November 6 @ 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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Holiday Decorating & Entertaining Seminar

November 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$15

We put the ho ho ho in shop, shop, shopping! During this private event, you’ll be greeted at the door with a shopping coupon and a guide to demonstrations and tastings throughout the store. Wander our festive rooms to sample holiday treats and get tips from the experts on everything from beautiful holiday decor to delicious party foods to fashionable apparel for the season. When you arrive, we'll give you a list of shopping specials only available that night! Will…

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** Sold Out** Department 56 Holiday Workshop

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Department 56 expert Irena will return to share techniques for creating magical Christmastime village displays. $10 ticket includes wine, appetizers, and a coupon toward a Department 56 purchase. Tickets for this event are Sold Out. To be placed on our waiting list, you may call the store and ask to speak to someone in our Christmas Dept. This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify someone in our Christmas Dept. of your cancellation…

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Neighborhood Toy Store Day

November 9

To kick off the holiday shopping season, we're celebrating Neighborhood Toy Store Day. It's a day to embrace our local community and the joy of play. On Saturday, November 9, we'll have 3 special treats for you in our Toy Shop: Enjoy complimentary cookies in our Toy Shop, fresh baked by our very own Chef David. We'll be giving away balloons!  When you make a purchase in our Toy Shop on Neighborhood Toy Day, you can draw a coupon for…

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Patricia Locke Pop-Up Shop

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at this pre-holiday trunk show to find something special to wear to all your seasonal events or select gifts that are sure to be treasured. Our Patricia Locke rep. will tell you all about the newest color story: Cascade. Patricia Locke Designer Jewelry Patricia Locke Ltd. jewelry is immediately recognized for its distinct asymmetry. Metal combines with semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, glass beads, and pearls for a modern piece with heirloom quality. A perfect focal point with a…

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Holiday Fairy Garden Workshop

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Toy designer Joyce Sprau returns to lead adults and children ages 4 & up in creating their very own fairy garden with a dash of Christmas spirit. $35 per garden, includes a fairy figure, garden supplies & refreshments. ($5 for add’l guest). Only a few tickets remain available. Please call the store and ask for our Paper Dept. to purchase your tickets. This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify Debbie Fisher in…

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Welcome to the Mess Hall

November 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

A luncheon in honor of Veterans Day. Step into a veteran’s boots with this throwback to their mess hall days. Chef David will prepare good ol’ standbys like “____” on a Shingle, Mac & Cheese, and Ration Cake. Served amid our treasures in the Gift Gallery. $14.95 per person. Only a few seats left! Register by phone (ask for Gift Gallery). This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify someone in our Gift Gallery…

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Meet Linda: Customer or Staff Member?

When you meet Linda Schamback at The Little Traveler, you could be meeting one of two versions: Linda the Little Traveler fan & shopper or Linda the Little Traveler fan & Clothing Gallery associate. Notice what's the same about those two versions?...

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