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WeSource Call For Entries
Save the Date! This Old Warehouse on September 12
A Forklift Intern Experience
Workshop: Basic Hand Tools
Workshop: Power Tools Petting Zoo
Community Happenings in the Area
August Specials

Dear Forklift Fans, 

Mark your calendars and grab your friends and family for an evening of comedy, local artists, food, and fun!

Press Play Improv will be joining us for our very own Comedy Edition of Forklift First Friday! 

Press Play is a long-form improv comedy troupe based in DC, but popular all over the country. With a performance wrap sheet spanning from Los Angeles to New York City and everywhere in between, we're proud to welcome them to our warehouse and bring our Forklift Fans this very special comedy night!


Friday, August 7th from 6pm-8pm
Show Starts at 7pm  
Community Forklift
4671 Tanglewood Drive 
Edmonston, MD 20781  

Cost: Absolutely FREE!


If you haven't made it to one of our Summer Forklift First Fridays yet, this is the month to check it out!  


Local artists Denise Marie Brown, Richard Brown, and Mary Ann Lipovsky will be joining us with everything from paintings and prints to hand made jewelry. 




We'll also be featuring a new food truck this month, T&J Waffles, so come ready for a big dinner of either sweet or savory waffles! Your choice! 




And don't forget about our partners in fun: Town Center Market will be here again with their signature Pop-Up-Bar. 


 They'll be serving unique microbrews and refreshing wine all evening long!





Exhibition Call for Entries
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture in Partnership with Community Forklift is now accepting submissions and proposals for the exhibition We|Source to be held August 7 to 30, 2015 in the Popcorn Gallery. Eligible artwork is created in any medium and can be freestanding (via floor or pedestal) or wall hanging (there are limits and restrictions on wall hung sculptural works). There are no restrictions on the medium as long as at least 50% of the work is recycled/resourced/re-appropriated material. This juried exhibition is to take place in the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park.

For more information or to enter a  
submission please visit: 

This Old Warehouse:
A Celebration of Old Homes and the Folks Who Love Them

Save the date for this year's This Old Warehouse event!

Saturday, September 12th 10am-3pm

Come on out and enjoy this old-timey fall festival that celebrates all things vintage, antique, historical and "old"!

We'll have antique experts giving advice on appraisals, vintage shops and preservation societies with information tables, old-time music and entertainment, food trucks, free restoration workshops all day long and
a rare opportunity for the public to check out our large selection of vintage tools and hardware! 
(normally sold only online) 


Sneak Peek!


This Old Warehouse Will Be Featuring a Selection of Old-Timey Bands!


Rodeo Motel: 

Rodeo Motel takes you back to the heyday of classic country. Tom and Caroline Alderson have been singing country duets for 34 years, along with fiddler Dave Goldman since 1995. Now joined by their son Johnny, an avid fan of vintage country and roots music, they specialize in duet harmony and the tear-in-your beer, fiddle and pedal steel-driven sound of the 50s and 60s, when stars like George Jones, Kitty Wells, and Webb Pierce were making history on the Grand Ole Opry.  


Sweetback Papas play Ukeadoodledoo
Sweetback Papas play Ukeadoodledoo
Sweet Back Papas: 
Moving seamlessly through guitar, ukelele, mandolin, washtub bass, harmonica, sax, fiddle and keyboards; the Sweet Back Papas play an eclectic mix of americana, blues, latino and jazz.


And Don't Miss Our Exclusive

Restoration Workshops!
Presented by Local Experts:
Familiar with all types of wiring, dating back to the late 19th century, Steve will be sharing tips to troubleshoot and assess electrical safety in old homes.

An expert in conserving, restoring and reproducing period window styles from the early eighteenth century to the early twentieth, Stephen will introduce you to basic maintenance and repair techniques for your old windows. 
Events, Workshops and More: 
An Intern's Summer Experience


George assisting a Forklift Fan at a Community Forklift workshop

by George Howe Cole

Parkdale High School, Summer Intern



My experience at Community Forklift is one I will always remember.


I may be an assistant event coordinator, but I got to experience every aspect of planning and coordinating an event. I was basically placed in the shoes of the event coordinator, and it was quite frightening at first but I eventually got over my anxiety. Most of my experiences as an assistant event coordinator were exciting, and others, not so much. One of the things I found interesting were the workshops and the weeks of planning that go behind them. I've never stopped to think of it before, but planning a workshop is time consuming and exhausting, however, at the end of the day one realizes that it was worth it.


As far as I'm concerned almost every aspect of my internship was interesting. Community Forklift has a great work environment that I enjoyed. I've gained new skills that could be used in my everyday life, skills that cannot be gained anywhere else but Community Forklift. It's an environment surrounded with individuals who are dedicated to what they do and do it the best way possible. This happens to be a good influence on me, as an intern working at Community Forklift, it's been a great pleasure working alongside everyone in the company. It's an experience I will always remember and I'm proud to be one of the Forklift Family.


- George Howe Cole
Summer 2015, Community Forklift Event Assistant Intern



Tool Series Part 1: Basic Hand Tools
Saturday, August 8th  
overview of basic home improvement tools.  In this hour-long class, you'll learn which tools to use for which jobs, and how to use them effectively.  Mark is a licensed contractor in DC & MD with more than 35 years of experience in the construction & remodeling field.

Tool Series Part 2: Power Tools Petting Zoo
Saturday, August 29th 

In this hands on class you'll learn about a variety of small power tools, including drills and saws. We'll discuss safety, and how to perform different cuts and tasks. Bring your questions! Presented by Mark Wardlaw of BNV Remodeling. 


Community Forklift Partners with Greenbuild Legacy Project


Greenbuild, an international conference and expo focused on green building and construction, is coming to DC this November. Expected to bring in over 30,000 people to the DC metro area, the impact won't just be on traffic, it'll also leave a lasting mark on DC's Capital Area Food Bank*.

Through the Greenbuild Legacy Projecta permanent display of service, education, and gratitude given each year to the city that hosts the conference, DC will be gifted with an urban food studio, which will be located at the food bank.

The urban food studio, which is being constructed with some reused and recycled materials from Community Forklift, will provide critical programming on nutrition, cooking, and gardening.


The project is still seeking funding, so if you would like to help support the critical work to be performed in CAFB's new urban food studio, please consider making a donation, or contact Emily English at [email protected]. 



*The Capital Area Food Bank serves over 500,000 people struggling with hunger in the DC metro area through its network of 500+ partner agencies, including churches, synagogues, senior centers and other community groups. Completion of this project will allow the organization to expand its educational offerings and further its mission of empowering and enlightening the community about issues of hunger and nutrition. 




Artists Wanted for Fairwood Arts Festival!
The Prince George's Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for local artist vendors for the Fairwood Arts Festival that will be held Sunday, September 13th, 2015 from 3-8 pm. We welcome you to apply to sell your work COMMISSION FREE! 

Fairwood Community Park 
12390 Fairwood Parkway
Bowie, MD 20720

To receive an application, please email





 Neighborhood Farm Initiative 

Fall 2015 Hands-on Course in Organic Food Growing 

For Beginner and Advanced Growers 


Come learn small-scale food growing in a supportive community of other gardeners! The Fall Course in Urban Food Gardening teaches you the skills you need to nurture a flourishing organic garden of delicious, healthy, local food! Try hands-on learning in your own 12 x 12 garden plot! This all-inclusive course provides your plot plus all plants, tools, and materials you need to grow food in a way that is good for you, your community, and the land


In NFI's urban garden, within easy walking distance of the the Red, Green and Yellow metro lines.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday mornings at NFI's urban garden





For more info and registration check this link

August Specials
25% OFF 
Includes blue & orange tag desks, chairs, dressers, bed frames, dining tables, coffee tables, end tables, consoles, bookshelves, file cabinets, outdoor furniture (tables, benches and chairs) & church pews. Some exclusions apply*. 

*Does not include Salvage Arts or specialty items, kitchen cabinets, bathroom medicine cabinets, mirrors, framed art/photos, housewares, d�cor, outdoor umbrellas, architectural salvage, mantles & vanities. Sale does not include items with missing or damaged price tags.


BOGO Chairs!
(Buy 1, get 1 free) 
Buy 1 chair priced at $20 or less and get a second chair of equal or lesser value FREE!  
Includes chairs priced at $20 or less. Some exclusions apply.* 

*Does not include Salvage Arts, specialty items, chair sets, or items with missing or damaged price tags.


Great for smaller or crafty projects! 


This month, all paint containers size 8 oz. or less are free! 

(While supplies last)

*Does not include Amazon Paint or paint in containers larger than 8 oz.

See you at the warehouse soon!   

Your friends at the Forklift