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Hurry and Sign Up for a Chance to Build a Gingerbread House

The Gingerbread House Party will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SWA Architects, 911 Rogers St., Downers Grove. There is no cost.

Hurry and Sign Up for a Chance to Build a Gingerbread House
Kids and families are invited to play architect for a day by creating gingerbread houses.

The Gingerbread House Party will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SWA Architects, 911 Rogers St., Downers Grove. There is no cost. All materials to design, build, and decorate the gingerbread house will be provided along with treats, candy and beverages.

Photos of each gingerbread house will be posted in the office during the holiday season but kids can get to take their houses with them. Parents must remain with their children at all times. There are prizes for all entries, along with the opportunity to win a Toy's R Us gift card. Participants will leave with a treat bag.

Judging for grand prize(s) will begin at 3 p.m. Winners will be contacted after the event by the method of their choosing and prizes can be mailed out or available for pick-up the following week.

Space may become limited so reserving a time slot is recommended.

Call (630) 789.2513 or email swa@swa-architects.com.

Also in Downers Grove this Weekend:

• Lester Holly Days Holiday Bazaar: The event will be held from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Lester School, 236 Indianapolis Ave., Downers Grove. Hosted by Lester Elementary and the Lester School PTA, Holly Days will feature nearly 30 local vendors, a kids craft area, raffles for adults and kids, mini manicures and chair massages, $5 haircuts for children and adults, food and drink, complimentary gift wrapping, entertainment and free goodie bags to the first 50 guests. Santa will even be there for a visit. More information is available at  www.lesterpta.com.
• Electronics Recycling: The electronics recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., in the employee parking lot at the rear of the building, off of Curtiss Street. The village and Creative Recycling offers electronics recycling on the first Saturday of every month. For a list of accepted items, visit www.downers.us.
• Visits With Santa: Kids can visit with Santa from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Gingerbread House at Main and Curtiss streets in Downers Grove. The visits are free. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras. Santa will also be available for visits and photos from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Baird & Warner, 724 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. Mrs. Claus will also be there. The free event will include hot chocolate and cookies. For more information, call the Baird & Warner office at (630) 964-1855.

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