October 23, 2008

Fall Family Fest!

Salem Common Neighborhood Association presents FALL FAMILY FEST on the Salem Common.

Saturday, October 25 (10am to 5pm):
  • Come help create the World's Longest Halloween Mural
  • Get lost in our Mini Hay Bale Maze
  • Take a Pony Ride on the Common
  • Get a Witch's Eye View of Salem in a Hot Air Balloon! (Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5)
  • Children's Pumpkin Decorating and Costume Judging

Sunday, October 26 (10am to 5pm):
  • The World's Longest Halloween Mural grows even larger!
  • Wander through our Mini Hay Bale Mzae
  • Pony Rides on the Common
  • Salem's Collins Middle School Jazz Band
  • Children's Pumpkin Decorating and Costume Judging
  • The Salem High School Marching Band
  • 50 and 100 Yard Costume Dash

*Both days, come try a free sample of Rita's Italian Ice in special Halloween flavors!

October 17, 2008

Food for Thought Raffle

Don't forget to buy your tickets for the "Food For Thought" Raffle!

You will have a chance to win DINNER FOR TWO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

The grand prize includes: 2 Economy Airline Tickets (value up to $3050), 2 Nights Hotel (value up to $700 - $350/night), and a $250 Visa Gift Card for dinner at the restaurant of your choice!

Tickets are ONLY $5 each and you can buy a book of 5 for $20! Stop by CGB today and get yours!

We are selling tickets until October 30th. Winners will be announced Friday, October 31 at 3pm.

For more information, visit http://www.blogger.com/www.salemedfoundation.org

Net proceeds support The Foundation for Salem Public Education.

Good luck and thanks for supporting Salem Schools!

October 16, 2008

Yard Sale!

Notre Dame Children's Class is holding its Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, October 18 from 9am to 1pm.

The Yard Sale will feature tons of clothing (especially children's clothing), toys, books, furniture, and even a "Grandma's attic" section (collectables, jewelery, glassware, etc.). Additionally, everything is very reasonably priced.

And if you get hungry while perusing all that great stuff, check out the large bake sale, which will feature over 100 items, including Yard Sale staples like hot dogs and coffee.

Check out the Notre Same Children's Class Yard Sale at 74 Grapevine Road in Wenham.

Friends of Forest River Park Toy & Wine Night

The holidays are quickly approaching and maybe you’re looking for some time to relax. Maybe you’re looking for a few last-minute gifts.

Or maybe you’re just looking for a way to support The Friends of Forest River Park!

Luckily, Crunchy Granola Baby and Pamplemousse are joining forces to provide you (our favorite moms and dads) with an evening of relaxed shopping that will benefit the re-building of the playground at Forest River Park in Salem.

Join us at CGB on Thursday, November 6 for our “Friends of Forest River Park Toy & Wine Night.” (While some may think that toys are wine don’t go together, we tend to disagree.)

The evening will include a wine tasting (provided by Pamplemousse), light hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction of HABA toys (provided by CGB). Since CGB is switching from HABA toys to Imagiplay toys, all remaining HABA items need to find new homes. Additionally, all proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the playground fundraiser.

What could be better?!

Items being auctioned include: baby swings, toddler swings, ball tracks, mobiles, building blocks, wagons, and more! Please note that some items are floor models and are therefore not in the world’s best condition.

We will also be auctioning donated goods and services, such as a one-hour massage and one hour of “green” house cleaning.

So if you’re interested in getting a great deal on some quality toys, be sure to attend “Friends of Forest River Park Toy & Wine Night.”

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Crunchy Granola Baby (72 Washington St. in Salem) and Pamplemousse (185 Essex St. in Salem).

All proceeds benefit The Friends of Forest River Park.

Event runs from 4:30 to 8pm (Silent Auction - 4:30 to 7pm, Wine Tasting - 5 to 7pm)
*Silent Auction winners will be announced at 8pm.

October 14, 2008

New Classes Starting at Clay Dreaming Pottery

Clay Dreaming Pottery in Beverly is gearing up for its new round of pottery classes! Check it out!

New Adult Clay Classes begin Monday, October 27th
About Adult Clay Classes: Join Tracie Koeplin in her studio, and work side-by- side in an atmosphere of individualized direction and encouragement. Guided at their own pace, students explore methods of forming functional and sculptural pots. Students have the option of wheelthrowing, handbuilding or both! These classes also investigate surface decorating techniques and the glazing process.

New Parent/Child Classes begin Saturday, November 1st!
About Parent/Child Classes: This creative class is designed for children and adults to explore the exciting world of clay together and on their own. Students choose from an array of fun themed projects that teaches wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques such as slab, pinch, and coil. Truly a unique experience to share with a child.

This is the best session to get involved! I mean, what a perfect opportunity to make those holiday gifts! This year, give the gift of art!

For more details, or if you have questions, call Tracie at 978-927-1414 or visit Clay Dreaming Pottery online.

North Shore Bazaar

Just passing along some details about the upcoming North Shore Bazaar!

The North Shore Bazaar isn't just a great place for holiday shopping, its a way to celebrate our local community and support fair trade products. So come start your holiday shoppin' with some of the North Shore's finest local artisans, as well as quality, fair-trade producers.

There will be:
  • homemade snacks & local music
  • educational booths with the Boston Faith & Justice Network, The Food Project, and The North Shore Rabbinical Association
  • documentary film viewing
  • ...and more!

Vendors include:

  • Touchstone Farm & Yoga
  • Fellows Farm
  • Circle of Women
  • Sari Bari
  • Just Potters
  • Ubuntu Beaders
  • Divine Chocolate
  • Fair Trade Coffe
  • Serv International
  • ...and more!

The North Shore Bazaar will be held Sunday, October 26 from 1 to 5pm at Community Covenant Church, located at 33 Lake St in Peabody.

October 11, 2008

Hip Baby Gear: Stroller Sale!

Hip Baby Gear is having a Floor Model Stroller Sale!

This means that some of the strollers you see our on the floor, both at CGB and at Hip Baby Gear in Marblehead, are seriously discounted. Check it out:

- UppaBaby Vista -Marked down from $649.99 to $459.99 (Red model at CGB. Orange model at Hip Baby Gear)

- Quinny Buzz - Marked down from $549.99 to $385.99 (Red/Orange model and Lime Green model at CGB)

- Quinny Zapp - Marked down from $199.99 to $149.25 (Teal model at CGB. Orange, Pink, Capri models at Hip Baby Gear)

- Other strollers on sale at Hip Baby Gear in Marblehead:

-Stokke Xplory
-Bugaboo Frog
-Baby Jogger City Elite Double (Black model)
-Mutsy with Carrycot (Ice Blue model)
-Silver Cross Micro