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Village Parents Easter Egg Hunt

Village Parents Easter Egg Hunt

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Fourth Annual VP Junk Hunt

Fourth Annual VP Junk Hunt

Please sign up for Village Parents Fourth Annual Junk Hunt on Saturday, May 10, 2014 8:30AM-12:00PM.  Last year, more than fifty sellers signed up to participate in our neighborhood wide yard sale.  From 27th Street and Maryland Avenue to 33rd Street and Abell Street and all the way south to 24th Street and Guilford Avenue, neighbors made their items available for sale.  Sellers, sign up at the link above, http://vpjunkhunt4.eventbrite.com.  $15/address.  If you are looking for great deals, this is the day to join us in Charles Village, Remington, Abell and Harwood.

Questions?  Please contact Steph Cosgrove at villageparents@gmail.com

Village Parents Activities at Charles Village Festival

We are looking for volunteers to help out with Village Parents’ activities at the Charles Village Festival.  We need people to help supervise the crafts table and to help run the Gunny Sack Races.  This is a great opportunity to get involved with a Village Parents event without a huge time commitment.  Hope to see you there!

Please sign up here:  http://vols.pt/oTz9u9 or email cozgrovian@gmail.com

Rally in Annapolis

3000 people gathered on the lawn in front of the State House on Feb. 25 to call upon legislators to approve a plan for funding school reconstruction throughout the entire city. The bill before the House and Senate plan requires the State to give the City Schools what would be normal construction funding over a 5-year period in one lump payment that will fund building improvements, not by patching up of surface problems, but by fixing the underlying causes (and in some cases replacing buildings altogether), to create stronger, better equipped, and more durable facilities for Baltimore City school students.

The support on Feb. 25 was amazing. Please continue to make the needs of our school students heard by contacting your legislators and asking them to support SB743 and HB860.  More information and a sample letter to send to legislators can be found at http://www.transformbaltimore.org/.

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Family photo fundraiser

We hosted our annual family photo fundraiser on November 17, with Village Parent Che Hale snapping away all day for the second year in a row. Check out this video of some highlights from the event.

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4th of August Potluck Picnic

Join Village Parents for our annual 4th of July Potluck Picnic — rescheduled for Saturday, August 4th, 5-8pm, at Wyman Park Dell! There will be three-legged races, sack races, horse shoes, and good times getting to know your neighbors.

Please sign up to bring a dish.  Don’t forget your picnic gear (plates, utensils, cups, blankets), we will provide ice, napkins and lemonade.   Sign up online at:
http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/932345631046040065

Second Annual Junk Hunt Map!

2012 Charles Village Junk Hunt Map

The 2nd Annual Greater Charles Village Junk Hunt

Cheap goods for a great cause!

Saturday, May 12 (Rain date: May 19)

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Get ready for one of the city’s best annual sidewalk sales! All across Charles Village, residents will be selling their furniture, gadgets, baby clothes, toys, books, and much more!  Proceeds from the seller registration fee will go to supporting the Village Parents, dedicated to making Charles Village a great place to raise a family.

Maps available sale day at:

Eddie’s Market (3117 St. Paul St.)

Terra Cafe (101 E. 25th St.)

Individual sellers’ homes

Email villageparents@gmail.com with questions.

Can You Walk to School? A Panel Discussion

Please join us for a panel discussion featuring parents from Federal Hill Prep, Roland Park and Mt. Washington who worked to transform their neighborhood public schools into attractive options for all neighborhood families. Panelists include Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance’s Judy O’Brien, Johns Hopkins director of community affairs Salem Reiner, and others.

When: April 25, refreshments at 7pm, panel at 7:30

Where: Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul (tentative)

Who: All parents/caregivers who are considering school options for their kids. We think this will be an extremely beneficial discussion and we encourage both parents to attend if possible. Childcare may be provided for a small fee. Please email lscott822@gmail.com if you are attending and are interested in childcare.

Survey: In order for us to tailor the discussion to the particular concerns and desires of our community, we ask that everyone who plans to attend (and those who can’t attend but have an opinion on Charles Village education options) to please fill out a short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LLJNZHC. Your response by Friday, April 20, is appreciated.

It’s Back! Support families in Greater Charles Village by participating in The Village Parents’ Second Annual Greater Charles Village “Junk” Hunt!

  • Saturday, May 12 (Rain date: May 19)

  • Sale begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 12:00 p.m.

It’s back! Charles Village’s best sidewalk sale event is gearing up for a second year of cheap goods for a good cause. For a flat $15 fee, you can unload your basement build-up during this highly publicized, neighborhood-wide event, and at the same time raise money for the Village Parents (www.charlesvillageparents.org), an organization of Charles Villagers working hard to make this neighborhood a great place to raise a family.*

To Register: Please visit the Eventbrite Page.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Greater Charles Village Junk Hunt?

It’s a neighborhood-wide sidewalk sale, coordinated across Greater Charles Village with great publicity.

What do I have to do to sell items in the sale?

  1. Sign up here and pay a $15 registration fee per address (a portion of your $15 will be tax deductible). Your address will be marked on our exclusive Junk Hunt map.
  2. On the day of the sale, set your items out for sale in front of your house/apartment.  You operate your sale like you normally would. We will provide you with maps to hand out to your customers to cross-promote sales with other neighbors.
  3. Sell lots of stuff!

Why should I participate in this sale instead of having my own sale?

Village Parents is providing all of the coordination to attract a larger buying audience.  The more sellers that participate, the more buyers will be attracted.  ‘

Village Parents will take care of all the advertising (Sun, City Paper, Craigslist).

Village Parents will make maps that will be distributed to each participant to cross-promote our sidewalk sale.

The more people that participate, the more bargain hunters we attract, the more stuff we sell.

We’ll arrange for a charity (most likely Disabled American Veterans) to pick up your unsold/unwanted items so you don’t have to worry about arranging that yourself.  You may opt out of charity pickup if you’d like.

It’s a win-win!  You are donating to an organization that is working to make Greater Charles Village a more family-friendly neighborhood AND you benefit from the marketing boost and extra foot traffic that comes with a HUGE neighborhood-wide sale!

How is Village Parents going to use the $15 participation fee?

The participation fee will first cover the cost of advertising and printing signs for the event.  The remainder of the fee will be used to toward Village Parents events that support families and our local public schools.

Hold on a minute.  I’ve never heard of Village Parents.  Who are you people?

Village Parents is a group of parents in the Greater Charles Village area are who are dedicated to making our neighborhood more family-friendly.  We want to see the neighborhood have great activities for kids, great open spaces, and great schools.  Check out our website at www.charlesvillageparents.org.  You can also follow us on Facebook – Village Parents page or Twitter @CVPARENTS.

More questions?

Contact Laura Scott at lscott822@gmail.com or 410-889-1530.

*Additional details are available on our website and our Facebook page.  Village Parents is sponsored by the Greater Homewood Community Corporation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A portion of your $15 registration fee will be tax deductible.  Proceeds go to support the Village Parent social activities.