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November Specials & Freebies

Dear Forklift Fans, 
What do you get excited about in the fall - 
hay rides, bonfires, leaf-jumping?

How about autumn flash sales at the Forklift?

Today, Sunday, Nov. 1st, you can save 40% on almost everything in the warehouse!
(This sale does not include lumber, items with missing or damaged price tags, select specialty items, or items from our consignment partners. May not be combined with other sales.)

Read on to find out about what's coming up in November, including more sales and giveawaysDIY workshops, and fun stuff happening in the community.  

We're also gearing up for one of our best events of the year:  the weekend after Thanksgiving, when we celebrate Green Friday and Small Business Saturday.  Forklift Fans of all ages can stop by to make your own presents, get a picture with Santa, and enjoy live music and food trucks.  

Hope you can make it!
Nancy J. Meyer

After Thanksgiving, bring the friends and relatives by our weekend extravaganza! 
We hate Black Friday - the commercialism, the cost, and the unhappy crowds... 
let's celebrate community instead!

Every year, Community Forklift provides an alternative to the holiday scramble by bringing together green, local, and small businesses and artists.  Instead of racking up debt at the mall, come hang out with friends and make your own unique gifts and holiday decorations.  And yes, it's FREE!

4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781 
(Just 5 min. outside DC in the Hyattsville area)

The Dave Mac Consort always gets the crowd going!
Two Days of Awesome Live Music,including 
Upbeat Acoustic Folk, Acoustic Rock, Blues Harmonica, R&B, and Classic Rock

Free Gift-Making Workshops:
Sewing 101
Candle Decorating
Shibori - The Art of Japaneses Tie-Dyeing

Craft Area For Kids "From 1 to 92":
Our event sponsor PERMIE KIDs will be here with seasonal crafts for all ages!

Take a picture with Santa!

Food Trucks & Holiday Snacks!
Friday - Crepe Love
Saturday - The Green Bowl

Special Sales & Discounts  throughout the warehouse!

We'll be adding more details as the extravaganza gets closer - watch our website for more info.


Bahia from On The Purple Couch is back and this time she'll be demonstrating how to update your cabinets with chalk paint. 

Come on by to learn how to refresh your tired cabinets and give your kitchen a brand new look! Attendees will learn how to prepare their cabinets, how to estimate how much paint they'll need and what finishes could be selected when painting cabinets. 

Remember, painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint requires no stripping, no priming, and no sanding....woo hooo! 

It's FREE!

WHEN:  Sunday, November 8th 
Choose between two class times!

WHERE:  Community Forklift
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781
(5 minutes outside NE DC)
Not planning on updating your cabinets?  No Problem! This class will cover painting on finished woods of any kind. Come on by to learn more about what chalk paint can do for you!  

  Free Workshop Giveaway!
1 "orphan" cabinet given to each workshop attendee 
Tanglewood Works has great classes too! 
Our friends at Tanglewood Works have a ton of cool classes this month, including BYOB evening classes so you can unwind, uncork, and let your creative juices flow!

Classes are held at Tanglewood Works THE STUDIOS
(3613 Oak Lane, Mt Rainier MD)
Please note: there is a fee of $125 for these intensive workshops, but right now they're on sale for just $49 - $69 each! 

Class size are limited and fill up fast, so be sure to register early.

Wed. Nov. 4th  7pm - 9pm, or Wed. Dec. 2nd, 7pm - 9pm
Learn multiple techniques for transferring images onto wood and even fabric, and leave with a finished personalized piece.

Sun. Nov. 8th, 2015:  9am - noon
Prerequisite:  Chalk Paint Party 101

Sun. Nov. 15th, 9am -  noon
This three-hour class will take you from start to finish in reupholstering an ottoman or chair seat. You will learn some of the trade secrets that will give you a professional look to your project. 

Fri. Nov. 20th, 7-9 pm
Learn numerous recipes for creating chalk paint using salvaged paint. Sue will cover choosing & mixing paint, brush technique, basic distressing techniques and how to choose a sealant for your finished piece.

Saturday, November 8th, 10am - 3pm
Landover, MD

Volunteers and donors are still needed to help with this day to serve veterans, individuals, families, and youth who are homeless, partially housed, or at risk of becoming homeless. This one-stop event provides easy access to critical support services including food, shower, and laundry facilities; medical and dental services; onsite application for Veteran's Administration and Department of Social Services benefits; mental health assessments and counseling; and FREE photo ID cards from the Motor Vehicle Administration. 
Saturday, December 12th, 2pm - 6pm
2013 House tour ticket-holders leave the Miller home on Montgomery.  Photo by Nate Pesce of the Baltimore Sun

It's always fun to see what others have done to restore and repair their old homes. We're looking forward to getting inspiration from some of the beautiful historic homes on this tour in Laurel, Maryland.  The Laurel Museum's gift shop will also be open during the tour, so it's a great time to pick up a present for someone who loves local history!

 We've got a TON of lights right, with a dizzying variety of periods and styles!  So, this month, you can save 50% on lights, shades, & bulbs with orange tags and blue tags.  Sale includes a large variety of chandeliers, flush mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, and fluorescent fixtures.  Sale does not include select specialty items, other light parts or electrical supplies, ceiling fans, items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner or Tanglewood Works, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

Free "Orphan" Cabinets, Doors, & Drawers!  Giveaway includes kitchen cabinets with orange price tags of $15 or less, as well as "orphan" cabinet doors & drawers.  Limit 3 cabinets per household, and 10 doors & drawers per household.  Giveaway does not apply to other types of furniture, d�cor, or doors; select specialty items; hardware; bathroom or living room cabinetry; cabinet sets; items with missing or damaged price tags, or items from our consignment partners.

Upcoming Flash Sales!  
In addition to our monthly sales, we often announce surprise two or three day sales on our social media pages. 
"But I'm reading the newsletter right now!," you say, "Doesn't this have all the sale info?"  Nope - this e-newsletter only goes out twice a month, so due to the timing it can't include all the surprise sales.  
To find out about our Flash Sales, you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook.  Or, you can sign up to get an email every time we post on our blog - just enter your email address in the "Follow Our Blog' box on the right column of our webpage.  
See you at the warehouse soon!   

your friends at the Forklift