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This page shows some of our past events and lists upcoming events.

Warwick, Rhode Island
August 22-25, 2002
Twenty-four club members attended this event in Rhode Island.  Some of the members went out the weekend before the event to traval and do some sightseeing in the surrounding states.
The event was filled with seminars, make-in-takes, and display contests.  We enjoyed bingo, an evening at the Hi-De-Ho night club, a banquet dinner and farewell breakfast with auction.  Some of the club members won door prizes, raffel drawings, and purchased items at the auction.
Over all I think everyone who went had a good time, and that the Ocean State Villagers did a very good job hosting their first event.

Urbana, IL, April 19-21, 2002

There were a lot of club members who attended and helped out at this event.  We had 2 days of wonderful seminars, demonstrations, meals and commaraderie. 
If you would like to see pictures of the event, go to the club album page and click on the links at the bottom right of the page.  These pictures were taken by Dave Erikson from Minnesota.  A Big Thanks to Dave for letting us link to his photos.

Recent Events

Department 56's Silver Anniversary Celebration, St. Paul,MN


Wacky Willagers "Fall Gala"

The event was attended by some club members. They had a guest speaker from Dept. 56, "Wee Wonders" sold miniature products, and a speaker from the Tick Tock Gift Shop who demonstrated making display bases with styrofoam. Some club members won door prizes. A good time was had by all.

Upcoming Events

Region 8 Roundup, Auston, TX
July 15-17, 2005, at the OmniAustin Hotel Southpark, 4140 Governor's Row, Austin, TX, 512-448-2222 or 1-800-843-6664.  Rooms are $79 a night.  The theme is "Christmas in July at the North Pole" 

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SRG, Deerfield Beach, FL
August 4-7, 2005, at the Hilton Deerfiled Beach/Boca Raton, $89.99/night, 1-800-455-8667. Theme is "North Pole South".  Registration forms and further information can be found at their website of contact Bob Obenland at 561-752-0450.

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Chicago 2006 Gathering, Rosemont, IL
April 27-30, 2006, "Swing into Spring", Ramada Plaza Hotel O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, Room rates start at $99.00/night, plus tax.  More information will be posted as it becomes available. 

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Quebec City Village 2006 Gathering, Quebec City, Canada
May 19-21, 2006.  It's a Dept. 56 gathering and also the 5th Anniversary of "The Club Les Petitis Villages."  Reservation at the Plaza Hotel, Sainte-Foy Quebec, Canaca, 1-800-567-5276.  Information:  Penny Ann Verge,

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Spirit of 56 on the Bay, Green Bay, WI
July 15-17, 2006, Notre Dame Acadamy in Green Bay.

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