After Thanksgiving, shop green, shop small, or don’t shop at all…
here’s an excuse to stay away from the mall!
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!)
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.
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 specializes in Move In, New Home, Corporate Outreach, Resident Retention,
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.
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 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.
Delia has a lovely selection of miniature oil paintings but also has notecards, handmade pins and several larger paintings and sculpture.
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.
Stop by and see Kim’s fantastic collection of stained glass and beaded jewelry.
Munir utilizes a wood burning forge to create his handmade blades using traditional techniques and reclaimed materials.
Myeisha Paskel will have scented candles from her online store.
The Community Forklift staff will help you make a gift worthy tile coaster for that hard to buy for relative.
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.
Angie from Angie’s Gift Baskets will be showing us how to use recycled wood pieces to create an festive holiday piece.
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!
Caitlin Adams from Slippery Crockery shows some of the techniques she uses to create her beautiful wood pieces.
As you enter the store, stop by at Evan’s booth for treats to warm you shopper’s soul.
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!)
You aren’t going to believe how good your mouth feels after eating one of these.
Enjoy the talents of Matt Neufeld as he dazzles and amazes with his close-up magic. You won’t believe your eyes.
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.
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.
Enjoy the sounds of Harmonica Blues to soothe your shopper’s soul.
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
The jolly old elf will be here for photos, and to hear your greenest wishes and desires.
We’ll be announcing the details of the sale just before Green Friday, so subscribe to our blog to get the details.