Catch Ruthie on the radio tonight! Plus, Home Shows and other weekend events

Tune into WHUR 96.3 tonight at 7pm!  Harold Fisher will be interviewing Ruthie Mundell, our Outreach & Education Director, on The Daily Drum.  The topic is “Protecting Your Dream: Insight on Sprucing Up Your Home,” and she’ll discuss how homeowners can save money on repairs and renovations at nonprofit reuse centers like Community Forklift.

Home Shows!!

The radio interview is part of a WHUR series leading up to two great home shows this Saturday, June 9th.  Whether you want to buy your first home, remain in an existing home, move to a larger home, or downsize, the Prince George’s County Housing Fair and the DC Housing Expo will have useful info, experts, and giveaways for you!  Click on the flyers below for more details:




Other fun events this weekend:

El Reto Descubre el Bosque / The Challenge to Discover the Forest

2:30pm – 5:30pm on Sunday, June 10

One of our neighbors here in the Port Towns asked us to share an exciting event:  a handful of local and national organizations have joined together to encourage Spanish-speaking youth to enjoy our public lands!  This Sunday, attendees can learn from entomologists (scientists who study bugs) and act as citizen scientists through the smartphone apps iNaturalist and iTree.  Scientists, educators, and attendees will explore how we can help solve problems with invasive species like the emerald ash borer beetle, which has killed millions of trees in our country, affecting the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the well-being of our communities.

Children and adults are invited to enjoy the beautiful ponds, lotuses, and water lilies at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in SE DC.  Take action to help protect our trees and communities, and learn how we can all contribute to the restoration of our trees and forests.  You must be ready to observe, listen, learn, dance, eat, and make new friends.  All 4th grade students who attend will receive a free annual pass for Every Kid in a Park and will be able to visit public lands such as forests, parks, and wetlands until September 1 with the whole family!  The event is FREE, but you must register in advance. Sign up today and find more event details at


Edmonston Day

11am  – 4pm, Saturday, June 9

Our little town’s annual celebration is this Saturday.  View the parade at 11, then head to the Edmonston Recreation Center to enjoy food, rock climbing, a petting zoo, and more from noon – 4pm.  Stop by Community Forklift’s booth to upcycle old hardware into windchimes!


REVERBATIONS gala: The roots and relevance of community design

7pm – 10pm on Saturday, June 9

Our partners at the Neighborhood Design Center are celebrating 50 years of impact on neighborhoods throughout Maryland.  The festivities mark the finale of their community design conference – Reverberations | The Roots and Relevance of Community Design and will include watermelon cocktails and light fare by Clavel, soul shake down by Save Your Soul DJ Rob Macy, loco-silent auction, and volunteer awards ceremony.  Get your tickets now!