Green Friday and Small Business Saturday Weekend Extravaganza

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you know what that means…

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We hate Black Friday – the commercialism, the cost, and the unhappy crowds.

Lets Celebrate Community Instead!

Shop green, shop small, or don’t shop at all – Community Forklift gives you an excuse to stay away from the mall!

Instead of fighting crowds to buy presents, come by our warehouse to relax with friends and learn how to *MAKE* presents.

Dates:  Green Friday, November 27th & Small Business Saturday, November 28th
Times:  11am – 4pm each day
Where:  the Community Forklift warehouse
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781 (5 minutes outside DC in the Hyattsville area)


Two Days of Awesome Live Music:

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Friday, November 27th

11am – Jan Knutson
Acoustic Guitar

1pm – Mary Wheatley
Upbeat Acoustic Folk

3pm – Tom Gleason
Acoustic Rock

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Saturday, November 28th

11am – Charles Solomon
Blues Harmonica

1pm – Makin’ Gin with Friends
Jim Groves and Co will be here with a fresh set of Acoustic Rock

3pm – Dave Mac Consort
R&B and Classic Rock

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And Just For The Kids:

Bill Jenkins World of Music
Special Show Time:  Saturday, November 28th at 2pm

A special musical experience with hands-on instruments from around the world!
Bill will play a variety of world music and teach about its cultural significance while children of all ages get a chance to try unique
instruments and play along.  This event is for babies, toddlers, and kids of all ages and skill levels.

Free Gift-Making Workshops:

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Friday, November 27th

11am – Glass Cutting 101
Kim Joy will demonstrate the steps for creating a complete stained glass project. She will then teach attendees different techniques to safely and easily cut their own glass for DIY projects.

 1pm – Candle Making For Beginners
Make your own tea lights and small candles as you follow along with candle pro, Sonia Srivastava!

3pm – Watercolor Techniques
Join Mary Ann Lipovsky as she introduces you to the beautiful world of watercolors.


Saturday, November 28th

11am – T-Shirt Jewelry
Learn how to transform old t-shirts into no-sew fabric jewelry by making fabric strings and knotting them into friendship bracelets and rings.

1pm – DIY Candle Gifting and Decorating
Myeisha will show how to embellish or decorate small containers for gift giving or home decorating with candles. Each participant will be able to take home a scented candle, decorated by them!

3pm – Shibori – The Art of Japanese Dyeing
M3 Supply Co will demonstrate traditional Shibori natural dyeing techniques, as well as modern dyeing methods like tie-dye, for natural fiber fabrics.

Craft Corner For Kids “From 1 to 92”:

PERMIE KIDsFrom 11am – 4pm, PERMIE KIDs, will be here with seasonal crafts for all ages!

Make a corn husk doll, or a felted pencil thanks to some giving alpacas in our alpacas

Kids Barter Blanket

(in the Craft Corner)

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If you have an old toy or item still in good shape but ready for new little hands, bring it to our kids barter blanket (along with its story of how it has brought joy into the life of the child who is giving it away)… our little Forklift Fans can swap stories as well as the gift.

Holiday Tree Decorating  & Pictures With Santa:

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(11am – 4pm) Santa just loves DIY projects and he always makes sure to stop by the Forklift on Green Friday and Small Business Saturday to check in with all the little upcyclers and Forklift Fans!

Local Artists Selling Their Wares:

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Friday, November 27th

Kim S. Joy
Diya Candles
Mary Ann Lipovsky


Saturday, November 28th

Sarah Gingold
Be Playful Candles
M3 Supply Co.
Black Beauty Seeds

Tanglewood Works GF SBS

You should make sure to stop by Tanglewood Works, the colorful shop just in front of the warehouse. A project of Community Forklift, the store will be bursting with a variety of home decor, jewelry, and furniture all weekend. These great gifts are all made by local artists using reclaimed, up-cycled, and other eco-friendly materials.  They’ll have fun stuff happening throughout the celebration, including free chair massages in the afternoons – visit their website for all the details!

Food Trucks & Yummy Holiday Snacks:


Friday – Crepe Love
Saturday – The Green Bowl

We’ll also have hot cider to keep you warm, and don’t worry…

if you really MUST do some shopping,

we’ll have big sales on Modern & Vintage Items!