Free Saturday – May

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Free Saturdays – a free culture celebration of the community!

May’s Free Saturday event will be held on May 19th at Peter Pan Park (33rd & X) from 2-3:30 pm. Signs will be posted to direct you.

Bring items to give away and find great items from others to claim as your own. Please take any of your unclaimed items with you when you leave the event. (FYI – there’s no need to bring items in order to take items from others! Take what you need.)

Everything is free! We’re inspiring free culture and strong community relations. Come by and engage!

SAVE THE DATE! The next Free Saturday event will take place on June 16th at Peter Pan Park.

June 16th will also be our rain date, in case of inclement weather.

Free Saturday – April

Free Saturdays – a free culture celebration of the community!

April’s Free Saturday event will be held on April 21st at Peter Pan Park (33rd & X) from 2-3:30 pm. Signs will be posted to direct you.

Bring items to give away and find great items from others to claim as your own. Please take any of your unclaimed items with you when you leave the event. (FYI – there’s no need to bring items in order to take items from others! Take what you need.)

Everything is free! We’re inspiring free culture and strong community relations. Come by and engage!

SAVE THE DATE! The next Free Saturday event will take place on May 19th at Peter Pan Park.

Bowling For Columbine – Documentary Screening

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— Free Movie – Free Popcorn —

Friday, April 20th at 8 PM

The Columbine High School massacre resulted in the murders of 12 students and one teacher. It is now 19 years after that horrific incident. This country has suffered many many mass shootings since, and the U.S. is STILL asking itself the same questions this documentary first posed. WHEN is this country going to say… #EnoughIsEnough ?

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Running Time: 2 hours
We will have a 15 minute intermission

Rated R – Some violent images and language

Bowling for Columbine is a 2002 American documentary film written, produced, directed, and narrated by Michael Moore. The film explores what Moore suggests are the primary causes for the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999, and other acts of violence with guns. Moore focuses on the background and environment in which the massacre took place and some common public opinions and assumptions about related issues. The film also looks into the nature of violence in the United States.

A critical and commercial success, the film brought Moore international attention as a rising filmmaker and won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature, a special 55th Anniversary Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, and the César Award for Best Foreign Film. This film is considered one of the greatest documentary films of all time.

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Polyamory Support Group

Relationships are hard, and being polyamorous means different challenges and social stigma to handle. Family, metamors, being out or not… work and social dynamics, etc.

Let’s circle talk and support one another. Join us on Sunday, April 8th from 3-5 PM. The poly community here is us ❤💛💚💙💜

Movie Night “Slaughterhouse 5”

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Saturday, April 7th at 8 PM – join us for a free screening if “Slaughterhouse 5” at Common Root.

“Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.” So starts the story. This is considered by many as being the best adaptation of a Vonnegut Novel to the big screen. I very much agree, though I haven’t seen every adaptation yet. The story is very much autobiographical in that the protagonist is captured during World War 2 and is a POW in Dresden during it’s firebombing by the Allies. This also happened to Vonnegut. There are several ‘links’ to other novels incorporated within the film. There is some nudity and a great deal of violence. As always, popcorn will be provided. Feel free to bring food and drink to enjoy and/or share.

Community Coloring

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You deserve two hours of YOU time.
Two hours of DOWN time.

Come and color with  us at Common Root, Saturday, April 7th from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. Bring your own coloring supplies, or use our supplies and coloring sheets.
IT’S FREE & OPEN TO EVERYONE – ALL AGES

♫ Relaxing background music. Bring your favorite CD of mellow music and share it with the group! ♪
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Fall For Pride Planning Meeting

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We’re gearing up to plan Fall For Pride 2018 and seeking committee chairs and volunteers to help make it happen.

Fall For Pride is a locally organized festival showcasing local vendors, artists & entertainers. Admission is free. This family-friendly event is for people of all ages, with an emphasis on building a QUILTBAG (Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender/Transsexual, Bisexual, Allied/Asexual, Gay/Genderqueer) inclusive space.

Join us at our first 2018 planning meeting:
Thursday, March 29th
at Foundry (formerly Nonprofit Hub)
211 N. 14th Street, 2nd Floor – Narnia room
7:30 PM

Committees seeking volunteers include:

-Entertainment: Led by Entertainment Chair, the Entertainment committee is responsible for the coordination of mission-related entertainment for Fall for Pride.

-Outdoor Stage Manager (full description of responsibilities available upon request)
-Indoor Stage Manager (full description of responsibilities available upon request)

-Sponsorship: Led by the Sponsorship Chair, the Sponsorship committee is responsible for the recruitment of sponsors and vendors.

-Logistics: Led by the Logistics chair, the Logistics committee is responsible for the planning and implementation of Fall for Pride event experience plan. This includes adherence to local/state laws and regulations, safety planning, ensuring adequate supplies and volunteers, etc.

-Graphic Designer – Responsibilities: Design 2-3 promotional items and 1-2 event day materials.

-Publicity: Led by the Publicity Chair, the Publicity committee is responsible for the creation and implementation of a publicity plan for before, during, and after Fall for Pride.

Free Saturday – March

Everyone is invited to join us for March’s Free Saturday event, happening on Saturday, March 24th. This event will be held at Vine Church (1800 Twin Ridge Road) from 2-3:30 pm. Signs will be posted to direct you. There is elevator access inside the south doors.

Bring items to give away and find great items from others to claim as your own. Please take any of your unclaimed items with you when you leave the event. (FYI – there’s no need to bring items in order to take items from others! Take what you need.)

Free Saturday events are brought to you by Common Root, part of your nonprofit, grassroots community. Learn more at commonroot.net

Free Saturdays are a free culture celebration of the community! Everything is free. We’re inspiring free culture and strong community relations. Come by and engage!

SAVE THE DATE! The next Free Saturday event will take place on April 21st at Peter Pan Park.

Writing Marathon-a-thon

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We’ll meet up at the Sheldon Museum of Art (12th and R Streets) on Sunday, March 18th at 1 PM.

Please feel free to participate in an afternoon of writing and optional sharing. We will be going to the Sheldon Museum of Art to allow its fine works and atmosphere to inspire our minds and imbue our writing utensils.

Don’t feel like you have to bring a laptop, but something to write with and something to write on is encouraged. Writing on the art or the walls is probably discouraged, so try to bring the right equipment. If you don’t have the means, that’s okay too. Writing implements and medium will be provided for those without.

This is not a writing workshop; there will be no criticisms. The marathon is an exercise of writing and community. We will engage in a period of silent writing, followed by optional sharing, and that is all.

Hope to see you there!