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Sat & Sun: 9-6p
Mon-Fri: 10-6p
Wednesday: 10-7p

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SAVE THE DATE: Ahoy Mateys!

Community Forklift's Pirate Parrrty is
Saturday, September 28, 2013
10am-5:30pm

Check out the fun photos from the 2013 Pirate Party!





Shiver me timbers, Forklift Fans! You're invited to Community Forklift's 2nd Annual Pirate Party, which will feature an array of warehouse-wide treasure hunts for kids, adults and everybody in between.

Every day of the year, there are treasures to be found at the DC area's largest thrift store for home improvement supplies - but during the Pirate Party, there will also be special discounts throughout the warehouse, FREE do-it-yourself workshops, activities for kids, live music, food, and raffle prizes!

10am-11am

  • LIVE MUSIC! Letter of Marque will be singing nautical shanties, and marauding through the warehouse!
  • Enjoy breakfast pastries & coffee with fellow Forklift Fans, courtesy of Salvage Arts and R&B Inc.
  • 11am-Noon

  • Join Captain Redbeard to hunt Pirate's Treasure in the Community Forklift warehouse! Children need to be accompanied by an adult throughout the activity.
  • Noon-1pm

  • Costume Contest - both Children and Adults welcome to participate - prizes for the best pirate-themed costumes!
  • Visit our grill station for lunch (noon-3pm)
  • Workshop: Restoring Antiques into Art
    Presented by Mark & Dona Baker (Fireflies Studio)
    Learn how to take discarded vintage materials (like doors or tiles) and repurpose them into one-of-a-kind functional art! We'll cover basic restoration techniques and how to create benches and mosaics from found materials.
  • Children's activities: Join Forklift Fans to make your own pirate eyepatch, spyglass, hat, and more! 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!
  • 1:30-2:30pm

  • Workshop: DIY Stripping and De-Rusting at Home
    Presented by Eric Whitesell (ChemStrip)
    Learn to strip items at home safely and effectively. Learn some household items that can be used along with what strippers or products that can be purchased locally.
  • Visit our grill station for lunch (noon-3pm)
  • Children's activities: Join Forklift Fans to make your own pirate eyepatch, spyglass, hat, and more! 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!
  • 3-4pm

  • CANCELED - Sorry but this workshop has been canceled by the presenter: Your Classic Heat Emitters, friend or foe?

    4:30-5:30pm

  • Workshop: Taking The Mystery Out Of DIY Image Transfers
    Presented by Sue Older-Mondeel (Shabadaba Chic)
    Have you ever seen an image online, at a paper store, wrapping paper or even a family photograph that you wanted to imprint onto another surface? Sue of Shabadaba Chic will teach you various methods you can use to transfer images onto ceramics, wood, or even fabric. Learn this skill just in time to make personalized gifts for the holidays!
  • Raffle drawings each hour!

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    All Day Discounts!

  • Pirates can plunder storewide!
    Wear a pirate costume, and receive a 20% discount on almost everything in the warehouse!
    Sorry, discounts cannot be combined (so your 3 kids and 2 dogs may be darn cute in little buccaneer hats, but they can't earn you a 100% discount). This one- day sale does not include items from our consignment partners, items with missing or damaged price tags, and select specialty items.

  • Everyone saves on select vintage items:
      - 20% off mantelpieces!
      - 20% off wood window sashes - these are great for creative repurposing!
      - 20% off clawfoot bathtubs!
      - 20% off radiators!
      Sales do not include items from our consignment partners, surplus or modern mantels or tubs, items with missing or damaged price tags, and select specialty items.
  • Celebrate the 4th anniversary of Salvage Arts consignment antiques, with special discounts!
    Items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner rarely go on sale - but during the Pirate Parrrty, take 20% off the white tags on vintage laboratory glass, pottery, and printed or classic tinware! Sale does not include items with missing, damaged or orange tags.

  • Thanks to all our Forklift Fans for a fantastic party!




    Thanks to Podio we keep work simple.

    Store Phone: 301-985-5180 *** Donations Phone: 301-832-0781 *** Fax: 301-985-5182
    Email: To inquire about donating materials, please fill out the form on our donations page.
    To send us pictures of materials you would like to donate, use: Donations(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org
    For media inquiries, please use: Ruthie(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org
    For everything else use: Info(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org
    Visit: 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781  
    Directions: 5 minutes from DC in Prince George's County
    Hours: Sat & Sun: 9-6p, Mon-Fri: 10-6p, Wednesday: 10-7p
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