Mid-October 2012
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Join us this weekend for our Pirate Parrrty!!
Come Aboard, Piratey Volunteers!
Seeking artists & crafters for our Green Gift Fair
October Green Drinks!
October Sales!
Calling all Fans o' th' Forklift!

Band together ye scurvy lads an' lasses, for a treasure hunt, potluck grub, tunes, raffle prizes, costumes, special sales, 'n much more!  

Pirates, gather to hunt 
Buried Treasure in th' Warehouse
THIS Saturday,
20th of October!


'Tis th' third anniversary o' our Salvage Arts department, which be featurin' unusual antiques 'n artifacts.  Much like th' buried treasure on desert islands, our warehouse can be harrrrd to find, but th' loot is join us to celebrate pirate-style!







Our Pirate Parrrty be happenin'

10am-5pm, THIS SATURDAY!!!



All day, ye can:

  • Celebrate the 3rd anniversary of our Salvage Arts department. It's a great time to hunt for treasure: almost all of the consignment antiques will be 25% off, vintage lab glass and beakers are 30% off, and orange-tag furniture is 50% off.
  • Get 5% off Community Forklift items if you dress in costume - a real  costume, people! Friendly, leashed pets can get dressed up too.
  • Free Raffle tickets - drawings each hour for gift certificates and great prizes!
  • Children's activities: Join Forklift Fans to make your own pirate eyepatch, spyglass, hat, and more! Weather-permitting, you can also Walk the Plank, and try your hand at Cap'n Hook's Ring Toss (Children always need to be accompanied by an adult while at Community Forklift).  



  • LIVE MUSIC! Michael Sevener will be playing his guitar and harmonica for your listening pleasure.
  • Enjoy breakfast pastries & coffee with fellow Forklift Fans, courtesy of Salvage Arts.


  • Join Captain Jack Sparrow to hunt Pirate's Treasure in the Community Forklift warehouse! (Children need to be accompanied by an adult throughout the activity.)




  • Costume Contest - Children, Pets on leashes, and Adults

    are welcome to participate - with prizes for the best pirate-themed costumes!
  • One Heart Muzik: DJ One Heart and Livi will take requests and spin your favorite tunes, including a little Halloween Flavor
  • Visit our grill station for lunch (noon-3pm)
  • Bring a potluck side dish or dessert to share






  • Have your little pirate make a sword from reclaimed wood to complete their costume - $5/sword to participate




  • Join Captain John Smith to hunt Pirate's Treasure

    in the Community Forklift warehouse! (Children need to be accompanied by an adult throughout the activity.)



Please note: The special sales and discounts will continue on Sunday, October 21st, when the warehouse is open from 9am-6pm.  However, the special activities are only happening on Saturday October 20th. See you there!


Bring your kids, friends, & neighbors for a fun party!








Want to help with the parrrty?


We'll need help with decorating, handing out raffle tickets, cooking, setting up the treasure-hunt, overseeing the potluck, and generally helping out with our pirate parrrrty 
this Saturday, October 20th!   


Want to volunteer?  Contact Bea(at) to let her know what you'd like to do, & what times you're available!


Thanks in advance for any help you can give,

we really appreciate it!





There are two ways to participate in our Green Gift Fair:

(1) You can come and exhibit your wares with no charge for the space, any Tuesday - Sunday in November and December, or 
(2) You can consign your work with us for a 20% fee of items sold throughout Nov-Dec.

For more info or to get an application,
contact Bea(at) 

Join us Wednesday, Oct 24th!  
Prince George's County
Green Drinks 

Green Drinks logo


Come exchange ideas, create connections or talk with other people who are interested in the field of sustainability.


RSVP at - Not required but it would be helpful so the folks of Ruby Tuesday can serve us best.


Find more info about the October meetup on the Forklift blog! 

Please email Bea(at) if your organization or restaurant/bar is interested in hosting a future Green Drinks meetup event.  We hope to set up a rotating meetup in different parts of the County each month!

October Sales


50% off Pedestal Sinks


Take half off all porcelain and cast iron pedestal sinks. (Sale does not apply to wall-mounted sinks, kitchen sinks, or items from our consignment partners.)



50% off Vintage Furniture

Take half off select vintage and modern tables, desks, chairs, and china cabinets. (Sale does not include kitchen cabinets, mantles, sink vanities, select specialty items, or items from our consignment partners.)

50% off Fireplace Screens


Half off the marked price on brass, steel, and glass fireplace screens and covers. (Sale does not apply to mantles, solid brass, ceramic, or specialty items.)


Orphan cabinets

$2 each for orphan cabinets priced at $25 or less. (Sale does not apply to bathroom vanity cabinets or select specialty items.)


50% off Hollow Core Doors  

Take half off the regular price on new and used hollow wood doors.  (Sale does not include hollow metal doors, prehung doors; items from our consignment partners, and select specialty items).

FREE Plaster Trim!!!

How cool would this look arranged on your living room wall or at the end of a hallway?  Free plaster trim pieces under 7 feet in length!  Sale does not include plaster medallions, brackets, décor, or crown molding. 
30% off Vintage Laboratory Glassware in the Salvage Arts Department!

Take 30% off the white price tags on lab glass - set up your mad scientist's lab in time for Halloween!

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Hope to see you at the warehouse soon!


Your friends at Community Forklift