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Forklift First Friday is TONIGHT!
5 Steps to a Healthy & Efficient Home
Hang it! How to Hang Shelves & Picture Frames with Confidence
Thanks from the Dumpster Diva
Jobs Jobs Jobs!
July Specials - Furniture Blowout & Loads of Lumber

Dear Forklift Fans, 

What better way to kick off the holiday weekend than enjoying music and food with friends and neighbors? Come on over to our Forklift First Friday party tonight from 6-8pm.  

Or maybe the long weekend is tempting you to finally finish that home improvement project. Well, then you can celebrate independence by visiting your local, independent reuse store! This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (July 3-5), we're having a WAREHOUSE-WIDE SALE!  
Save 40% on standard building materials AND vintage treasures! Get more details on our website.
If you can't make it out here for the sale, we've got another way for you to save this month:  for the first time, we're trying out Groupon coupons.  
If you buy a coupon, you'll get a discount of 50% off (or more!) 
on Community Forklift items!  

If this promotion goes well, we may offer Groupons regularly.  So please check it out, and share with your friends.

We've got free workshops, job opportunities, and good deals in this month's newsletter, so keep reading!  

Nancy J. Meyer


Through the summer, we're staying open late on the first Friday of each month to throw a party.


TONIGHT, from 6-8pm on July 3rd, we're having a (family-friendly) RAP-OFF!!! Join us for an uplifting freestyle performance by Cap Stylez and his friends: sounds by DJRightt, along with special guests Yung NashiDDot,and DereGoDayDay.

Meet up with friends tonight!

We invite Forklift Fans of all ages to participate in the SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC HOUR, so please bring your poetry, short stories, and songs. DJRightt and Cap Stylez will back you up with the beat!


Thanks to the Hyattsville Community Arts AllianceMary Ann Lipovsky and Joe Rogers will be exhibiting art for all to enjoy.


Don't forget dinner! The Town Center Market will have a pop-up bar serving microbrews & wine, 

the KaftaMania food truck will be here with their unique twist on Mediterranean and Lebanese sandwiches,

 and we'll have a yummy Independence Day dessert!

For more info, contact our outreach team.  

Now, go round up your family and friends, and let's kick off a great holiday weekend!
5 Steps to a Healthy 
(and Efficient) Home
Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 2:00 PM
in the Community Forklift Resource Room

Elysian Energy will talk about how a home's systems affect the health, safety, efficiency, and comfort of a home. Covering everything from the simple measures that folks can undertake to improve their home's systems, as well as some of the more intensive work homeowners can pursue, this class has a little bit of everything.

Come prepared with your questions on how to improve your home's efficiency and your power bills!

Eventbrite - 5 Steps to a Healthy (and efficient) Home


Hang it! How to Hang your Items with Confidence
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM
in the Community Forklift Resource Room

 Mark Wardlaw, of BNV Remodeling, is back by popular demand! He'll teach you how to locate interior wall framing using your outlets, doors, and windows in order to safely hang pictures and other wall items. Get hands-on experience installing different types of wall anchors, from toggle bolts to plastic inserts.


Eventbrite - Free workshop:  Hang it! How to Hang your Items with Confidence

Thanks from the 
"Dumpster Diva" 
If you're a bargain-hunter, regardless of where you live in the DC region, you should check out the excellent Secondhand News column, written by Lauren Flynn Kelly for the Hyattsville Life & Times.

In the June issue, she wrote about changes in the local reuse industry, including the closing of the popular Sarah's Treasures, and the passing of beloved Mr. Cherry of the DC Bargain Center & Van Lines.  

As a bright spot, she cheered the success of Tanglewood Works. If you haven't been, you really should come see this wildly colorful little shop in front of our warehouse. In a short time, Sue Older-Mondeel has built this project into a fantastic operation!  

In response to the article, Sue wants everyone to know:    

"We are excited by how well we have been
supported by our own local communities, and the ever-growing surrounding neighborhoods that love to support our local artisans. Thanks for getting us close to our one year anniversary and thanks to 
Community Forklift for taking a chance on our 'repurposed' vision."

- Sue Older-Mondeel, 
Senior Dumpster Diva, Tanglewood Works 

Where Upcycling and Art Connect (a project of Community Forklift)

4641 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781
Open: Thursday & Friday 11-4, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5



Know any job-seekers?

Community Forklift is currently looking for a Community Outreach Coordinator.  We need a friendly, patient, service-oriented person to work with neighbors in need and local nonprofits through our two giving programs: HELP and Community Building Blocks.  Visit our blog for all the details!

Also, if you missed our Green Job Fair last month, never fear - we've got a ton of information about all the employers and their open positions. We'll be posting even more jobs next week, so keep checking back! 
 How about any young folks looking for work?  
Our partners at Joe's Movement Emporium have a great training opportunity. In fact, one of their participants is interning at the Forklift this summer, and doing a fine job!  

Please spread the word, and feel free to print the flyer below (We also have a flyer in Spanish).  Thanks!

Just Arrived:  
All Sorts of Lumber!  

 Please note that due to limited space, we are no longer able to store lumber purchases. You must haul away your boards at the time of purchase, so it's smart to bring a truck - and a strong friend or two to help you load.  

We've recently received some big donations from local deconstruction companies, so we have a huge amount of wood here in the warehouse. Lumber usually goes very fast, so hurry in soon!


   Here's what has just arrived:

*   Several hundred square feet of vintage oak flooring, much of it from the same house, priced at $2 per square foot.

*   Lots of partial sheets of half-inch plywood, and some full sheets - and even some 10' sheets of drywall (We suspect this will disappear in the blink of an eye).


*   2"x4", 2"x6", 2"x8", and 2"x10" pine lumber up to 16' long.  It's priced at 15, 30, 40, and 45 cents per linear foot, respectively.  We also have 1"x6" lumber priced at 30 cents per linear foot.



* New delivery of Treincarnation!  We've just received a nice truckload of raw-edge, sustainably harvested planks from our consignment partner.  These will go very fast, so come visit soon.


Forklift Fan Lindsay H. turned a piece into a cool table
Jeremiah F. used a plank to create gorgeous wall art!
Free lumber scraps!  

Do you know about our FREE pile? It's out in the courtyard and there are lots of treasures to be found. 

To make room for all of the great lumber we've received recently, we had to move a lot of smaller wood scraps to the free pile. It's overflowing right now, so come see us soon and take home some free wood for craft projects and odd jobs!




Furniture Blowout!

We've marked a bunch of modern & vintage furniture down to $50 or less. This special includes lots of dining tables & executive desks! Prices as marked.  


Sale does not include items with missing or damaged price tags, select specialty items, or items from our consignment partners.


Keep an eye out for 
our Flash Sales....

We'll have surprise sales announced throughout the month, so check our website, Facebook, or Twitter feed!


Hope to see you at the party on Friday!   

Your friends at the Forklift