11/25 & 11/26 Green Friday & Small Business Saturday

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After Thanksgiving, shop green, shop small, or don’t shop at all…

here’s an excuse to stay away from the mall!

November 25th &  26th

11 am – 4pm

We’ll have live entertainment, free gift-making workshops, local artists, delicious food, and free photos with Santa for all ages.  It’s FREE for the whole family.  (Of course, you are welcome to bring cash so you can patronize the locally-owned businesses, tip the entertainers, and support your favorite nonprofit reuse center!)



Green Gifts!

For your favorite Forklift Fan

Do you know someone who would love a Community Forklift gift card?  You can order one online or pick up one in the store.  How about a t-shirt?  By Green Friday, we’ll be fully stocked with small through 3x (in both mens and womens sizes), so come on by.

We have t-shirts at the front desk for $10 each, available in two colors: gray with green letters, and cobalt with gray letters. We carry sizes for men and women from small to 3X.


Plakookee is a collaboration between artists Rachel Debuque and Justin Plakas. Their projects span across design, sculpture, installation, constructed photography and time-based art work. Their work, together and independently, has been exhibited and screened in spaces across the U.S. and internationally. At this event, they will be debuting a series of prints photographed with Community Forklift items. A portion of the proceeds of the sale will benefit our Home Essentials program for needy families.


Angie’s Gift Baskets

Angie specializes in Move In, New Home, Corporate Outreach, Resident Retention, and Look and Lease Incentives. Locally owned and operated, she strives for quality and guaranteed satisfaction! She will have some of her woodworking projects to sell at the event.


Blue Gator Jewelry

Visit SallyAnn Rogers to see her selection of beaded jewelry using glass beads, stones, wire, beach glass, pot sherds, stained glass, watercolor paper to make many different kinds of pieces.

SallyAnn Rogers of Bluegatorjewelry: Although a native Floridian, Ms. Rogers has been living and working in Prince George’s County for the past 38 years. Primarily working with watercolor and pastels, she also designs and sells beaded jewelry. She has a degree in Theatre from Florida Southern College, has studied photography at Prince George’s Community College, and continues to study painting at the Montpelier Arts Center. Some of the places that her work has been displayed are the Maryland State House in Annapolis, the Director’s Office of MNCPP, Montpelier Arts Center and Franklin’s Restaurant in Hyattsville, MD.

Slippery Crockery

Caitlin currently uses old wooden things, vintage housewares and driftwood, as her “canvas” for paint and decoupage, the latter which is often saved, collected and upcycled paper or fabric.


Mary Ann Lipovsky-Artist (Saturday only)

Mary is a watercolorist who uses a lot of pen and ink in her work. She takes a subject and creates with color and skies and time of the year.

Mary Ann Lipovsky art

Delia Mychajluk-Artist

Delia has a lovely selection of miniature oil paintings but also has notecards, handmade pins and several larger paintings and sculpture.

Delia Mychajluk

Joe Rogers-Artist

Joe will be part of the event this year with his cryptic style paintings often depicting iconic Madonnas, beast-like creatures, and, sometimes, darkly (and often female) religious images. However, the viewer should not miss Roger’s unique sense of humor that peeks through it all.

Joe Rogers artist

Kim Joy-Stained Glass

Stop by and see Kim’s fantastic collection of stained glass and beaded jewelry.


MW Forge

Munir utilizes a wood burning forge to create his handmade blades using traditional techniques and reclaimed materials.


 Be Playful

Myeisha Paskel will have scented candles from her online store.


Make Your Own Tile Coaster

The Community Forklift staff will help you make a gift worthy tile coaster for that hard to buy for relative.

Forklift Fan Amir Lowery makes coasters using our tiles and his beautiful photography


Toy Swap

Bring in a toy that is ready for someone new to love and leave with one for someone you know to love again.



Holiday Cookie Decorating-Friday 1pm-2pm

 Nicole from Pink Confetti will be spreading a little holiday cheer with cookie decorating tips and ideas for home-made cookie decorating to do with your family during the holidays. She’ll provide cookies, icing, colorful sprinkles, and candy decorations for children to decorate cookies during the workshop. Don’t forget to stop by her booth for one of those tasty treats before you leave.


Holiday Craft with Upcycled Wood Friday 3pm-4pm

Angie from Angie’s Gift Baskets will be showing us how to use recycled wood pieces to create an festive holiday piece.


Candle Gifting and Decorating-Saturday 1pm-2pm

Myeisha Paskel from Be Playful leads participants in a Do It Yourself workshop where she will show how participants how to make small DIY candles or melts and each guest will be able to take home a sample made in class!


Decoupage on Wood – Saturday 3-4 PM

Caitlin Adams from Slippery Crockery shows some of the techniques she uses to create her beautiful wood pieces.



Delicious Food!

Evan Barber Popcorn and Cider

As you enter the store, stop by at Evan’s booth for treats to warm you shopper’s soul.


Angry Burger DC (Saturday Only 11-3)

You don’t want to miss their hand-crafted all natural Prime Angus Chuck patties , hand cut fries , buttermilk fries chicken sandwich, Grilled herb marinated chicken & fresh veggie patties (made in-house!)


Pink Confetti Cupcakes

You aren’t going to believe how good your mouth feels after eating one of these.




Strolling Magician – Saturday from 12-2

Enjoy the talents of Matt Neufeld as he dazzles and amazes with his close-up magic. You won’t believe your eyes.


Bill Jenkins World of Music-Friday 11am-12pm

The young and young at heart will be delighted by Bill’s hands-on music show. Bill has been presenting his World of Music programs in area schools, libraries, museums, hospitals and orphanages for 25 years. He travels around the world learning music and bringing back musical instruments for children to play along with him.

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Makin’ Sloe Gin-Friday 2pm-3pm

Makin’ Sloe Gin upcycles some classics and sands down and refinishes some toe tapping tunes. They love re-purposing some forgotten songs. Most of all, they have fun.


Charles Solomon-Saturday 11am-12pm

Enjoy the sounds of Harmonica Blues to soothe your shopper’s soul.


42nd Street Singers-Saturday 2pm-3pm

The 42nd Street Singers are one of the most sought after  Carolers in the DC area. Their caroling quartets and trios amaze in classic Victorian costumes and beautiful melodies


And Don’t Forget this Guy…

The jolly old elf will be here for photos, and to hear your greenest wishes and desires.

Friday and Saturday from 12-4



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