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PROGRAM

 

Thursday, April 22, 2004

 

2:00pm-7:00pm            Early Bird Registration                                      Atrium

                                    Goodie Bag Pick-Up                           

 

2:00pm-4:00pm            Pre-Sold Merchandise Pick-Up                        Atrium

 

3:00pm-7:00pm            Pre-Registered House Tour                              Hotel Lobby

                                   

3:00pm-8:00pm            Shopping

Sponsored by European Imports & Gifts       Hotel Entrance

                                    Free Shuttle To & From

 

5:00pm-7:00pm            Reception                                                         Atrium

                                    Sponsored by Just Ducky

 

7:00pm-9:30pm            BINGO                                                            Ballroom 4

 

 

 

Friday, April 23, 2004

 

7:00am-4:00pm            Registration                                                      Atrium

                                    Goodie Bag Pick-Up

    

8:00am-4:00pm            Pre-Sold Merchandise Pick-Up                        Atrium

                                   

8:00am                         Make n Take                                                  Atrium

                                    Fridays Make n Take Tickets on sale

                                    (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED)

 

9:00am-10:45am          General Session                                                Ballroom 3

                                    Welcoming Remarks

                                    Department 56 Question and Answer Session

                                      With Susan Engle, Melinda Seegers, and Bill Shadid

                                    Introduction of NCC Officers

 

11:00am-1:00pm          Lunch               (2 Locations)                            Ballroom 4

                                                                                                            Food Court

 

11:00am-11:45pm        Seminars                                                          Various Rooms

 

11:30pm- 3:00pm         Hospitality Room Open                                    Room 239

                                    Sponsored by Wacky Willagers

 

12:00pm-1:00pm          Prize Room Open to pick up Prizes                   Orly Room

 

12:00pm-5:00pm          Market Place Open                                          Ballroom 1 & 2

 

1:00pm-2:45pm            Seminars                                                          Various Rooms

 

1:00pm-4:30pm            Display Contest and Raffles Sales Open            Ballroom 5

                                    Viewing of Saturdays Auction Items

 

3:00pm-4:00pm            Prize Room Open to pick up Prizes                   Orly Room

 

3:00pm-5:00pm            Dickens Tea Celebrating 20 Years                    Ballroom 4

                                    Enjoy 1800s Games, Tea and Entertainment

Sponsored by Department 56 &

                                    The National Council of Clubs

 

5:30pm-8:00pm            Party with All that Jazz                                      Ballroom 3

5:30pm-6:00pm            Cocktails

6:00pm-8:00pm            Dinner

6:30pm-8:00pm            The Cory Biggerstaff Trio

7:30pm-8:00pm            Crazy Hat Contest

 

8:00pm-10:30pm          Bingo                                                               Ballroom 3

 

 

 

Saturday, April 24, 2004

 

8:00am-3:00pm            Registration                                                      Atrium

                                    Goodie Bag Pick-Up

   

8:00am-2:00pm            Pre-Sold Merchandise Pick-Up                        Atrium

                                   

8:00am                         Make n Take                                                  Atrium

                                    Saturdays Make n Take Tickets on sale

                                    (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED)

                            

8:00am-4:00pm            Marketplace Open                                           Ballroom 1 & 2

 

9:00am- 11:30pm         Hospitality Room Open                                    Room 239

                                    Sponsored by Wacky Willagers

 

9:00am-3:00pm            Display Contest and Raffles Sales                     Ballroom 5

                                    Viewing of Saturdays Auction Items

 

9:00am-11:45am          Seminars                                                          Various Rooms

10:00am-11:30am        Artist, Neilan Lund                                           Atrium

                                         Designer Dickens Buildings

                                         Signing Pieces/Magazines

 

11:00am-1:00pm          Lunch               (2 Locations)                            Ballroom 4

                                                                                                            Food Court

 

12:00pm-1:00pm          Prize Room Open to pick up Prizes                   Orly Room

 

1:00pm-4:00pm            Hospitality Room Open                                    Room 239

                                    Sponsored by Wacky Willagers

 

1:00pm-2:45pm            Seminars                                                          Various Rooms

 

3:00pm-4:00pm            Prize Room Open to Pick Up Prizes                 Orly Room

 

3:00pm-4:30pm            Artist, Neilan Lund                                           Atrium

                                         Designer Dickens Buildings

                                         Signing Pieces/Magazines

 

5:30pm-9:30pm            Banquet Chicago Style                                   Ballroom 3

5:30pm-6:00pm            Cocktails

6:00pm-7:30pm            Dinner

7:00pm-8:30pm            Route 66

8:30pm-9:30pm            Auction proceeds to Benefit the

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

                                         Speaker, Karen Halverson

 

9:30pm-11:30pm          Room Hopping

 

 

 

Sunday, April 25, 2004

 

8:00am-9:00am            Prize Room Open                                             Orly Room

Last Chance to Pick Up Prizes                         

 

8:00am-12:00pm          UPS Shipping                                                   Ballroom 1

 

9:00am-11:00am          Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus                   Ballroom 3

                                    Presentation to Chip Halverson, President,

     Illinois Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

                                    Announce Display Contest Winners

                                    Charity Auction Results    

Raffle Drawing

                                   

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