Events & Classes
PLEASE NOTE DURING WINTER MONTHS: WE FOLLOW LCPS (Loudoun County Public Schools) FOR CLOSURES AND DELAYED OPENINGS! If in doubt, please call! We are a mom-and-pop store and emergencies/illnesses do take us by surprise sometimes!
August 18: CLOSED for trade show
September 29: CLOSED for family event
November 22: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
December 25 & 26: CLOSED for Christmas
Jan 1: CLOSED for New Year's Day
June 20 thru 29: CLOSED for family vacation
August 17 or maybe 24 (have to wait for date to be announced by dealers): CLOSED for Trade Show
Our normal hours of operation are Tuesday - Fridays, 10 am - 3 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am - 4 pm.
Until we are able to find a laser cutting company to cut our wood for us, classes are on hold until further notice.
(exact date TBD) (Saturday): Traveling Door Bookend: Morocco/Spanish theme 10 am to 5 pm, $75 Assemble and finish a bookend with wallpaper liner, spray stucco, and a tile floor. Decorate this doorway/porch area with large vases, hanging green plants, rolled rugs, or benches (not included)! (Next up in the Traveling Door series is the Asian Gate Bookend -- details coming soon!) CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 3 STUDENTS! SIGN UP BY 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO CLASS DATE; Payment must be received by 10 days prior to the class!
Next Class TBD: Tissue Box Roombox 10 am until 5 pm. $75, Assemble a Tissue Box roombox and Insert for the box. After assembling a Tissue Box roombox we will wallpaper exterior of box with liners and then paint liners (light sage green, beige, or light slate blue colors provided; feel free to also bring your own paint, you'll need 2 oz). Then we will assemble Insert. If time permits we will paint insert floor black (paint provided), and wallpaper Insert walls with provided holiday (Christmas/Hanukkah/winter) wallpaper. We will paint pre-cut trim pieces and glue them to Tissue Box. Students will be given plexiglass for Tissue Box openings. All glues, mentioned paints and papers, brushes, and painter's tape/clamps will be provided for use. Wear clothes to paint and glue in! Accessories shown in photo were for a Halloween themed insert are NOT included. Finished box is 10-1/4" wide x 11-3/4" deep x 8-3/4" high. Insert is approximately 9-3/8" wide x 5-7/8" deep x 8" high. (Future Insert classes will be offered at Happily Ever After; check back soon to see when the Valentine's Day Insert class will be!) SPACE IS LIMITED TO 3 STUDENTS -- SIGN UP BY 2 weeks prior to class; Payment must be received by 10 days prior to class!
By Appointment: Know-It-All Electrical Class - dates/time vary but we'd prefer sometime between 10 am until 4 pm (end time is estimate. Class could end sooner or later depending upon participation and number of questions, etc.), but allow at least a 4 hour time block as that you may truly learn all there is to know! We will cover the differences between the 2 major electrical manufacturers (AC vs DC), explore the differences/similarities between tapewire and round wiring, master the basics of wiring a dollhouse with tapewire, learn about soldering, and play with our tools (including soldering iron) to make a few runs of your own on a practice board (If you have a small project or dollhouse you may be able to bring it to start wiring it during this class -- please verify first if there is room for this option; if you bring a project please be aware that electrical supplies you use/need for it are at additional cost)! Your appointment is NOT reserved for you until payment is made. $65 non-refundable fee (appointments in jeopardy due to bad weather or instructor/student illnesses are rescheduled/postponed to a mutually agreeable date); Book with a friend to receive a $15 each discount. Maximum 2 people per appointment. Please call (703-777-1869) or email us (email@example.com) to schedule a mutually acceptable date/time. We require at least a week's notice of a desired appointment.
FUTURE CLASSES BEING PLANNED NOW! DATES, TIMES, AND CLASS FEES TBD! Check back soon for more details about these classes:
Future Insert scenes (Christmas/Hanukkah; Valentine's Day; etc.) for the Tissue Box Roombox!
PLEASE NOTE DURING WINTER MONTHS: WE FOLLOW LCPS FOR CLOSURES AND DELAYED OPENINGS!
**For all show information: we make every attempt to post accurate information, but we can not guarantee that information listed here is absolutely correct! Please check with the show host to verify information before attending any of the shows listed on this events calendar!
*Sale events are not applicable on shipping and handling, gift certificate purchases, prior purchases, items already discounted, and/or labor fees. Some exclusions apply. Sale prices not applicable on items put on layaway (all layaway items are at full retail price). Sale valid on in-stock items only. See store for full details.