Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Community at the Market: CPRC

CPRC kicks off autumn with a flurry of activity at Cheverly Community Market!

Membership Drive   Visit the Cheverly Parents Resource Center table to join or renew your membership in this longtime Cheverly organization. You can join CPRC at any time and receive the benefits of membership (e.g. discounts to group fieldtrips, access to free events, classes, books, a comprehensive membership directory (though information may not be included if you join after September 22), and other valuable resources. Your dues (only $20) helps CPRC to sponsor these great activities.

CPRC Storytime   Join children and parents for storytime on the Community Center steps at 11:30am (we're trying to accommodate as many young Cheverly soccer players as possible!) This week's book is The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland. The Very Cranky Bear is the tale of, well, a cranky bear and four friends who try all sorts of things to cheer him up. Only one of the animals understands that it's important to figure out what would make the bear happy (not necessarily the same thing that makes everyone else happy). It's a good lesson about being a real friend. Cool thing? There's even an app!

Costume Drive   Halloween is just six weeks away, and we're sure that many of you -- young and old alike -- are already deep into your costume planning. Here's a chance to make costume shopping a little easier this year...the Annual CPRC Costume Swap! Join Cheverly Parents Resource Center this weekend at Cheverly Community Market and kick this trade into high your kids' (or your own) old costumes and get something new (to you!)

CPRC's Sheri Zielinski explains:
Here’s how it works: Drop your old costume(s) off at Sheri Zielinski’s house OR at Cheverly Community Market this Saturday. (If Sheri isn’t home (2801 Laurel Avenue), please leave your costume on the porch – make sure to leave a note with your name on it and the number of costumes you are leaving.) CPRC is accepting costumes of all sizes!
The actual swap: Visit the CPRC table and giant display of costumes at the Community Market at our final regular season Market (October 26).  Costumes will be available at no cost for those who donated a costume (depending on the number of costumes you donated). Donations will go toward CPRC sponsoring a Spellman family (or families) at Thanksgiving.
What a great idea...and a great way for those of you with kids who have grown out of trick-or-treating to share those castaway costumes, or for you to trade that adult-size Mario costume for something a little more...current? We can't wait to see the results!

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