JustGoods Fair Trade Store will be hosting a painting party Tuesday, May 16th with Art By Karla. JustGoods offers unique gifts from around the world, and will be open extended hours for the painting party – with special in-store discounts for painters. Come on out and paint this fun, sunny Sunflower. ArtbyKarla will teach you step-by-step on how to create this painting. You will also get to add sparkling rhinestones! All supplies are included in the cost.
Painting starts at 6:00 but come early to shop and get registered. Twenty percent discount for those attending the painting party.
The Listening Room has a new website. For information about musicians, upcoming concerts and events in the Listening Room, visit rockfordlisteningroom.com.
A popular Listening Room event is the reading of African American Plays. This event will be held on the second Monday in April (April 10th) and the third Monday in May (May 15th).
Recently the JustGoods building owner Lee Schreiner applied for a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to have solar panels installed on the roof. Along with the LED light bulbs currently installed inside the store, energy savings can amount to $1000 or more annually. Definitely a positive in regards to overhead costs for JustGoods and Rockford Urban Ministries and in keeping with the philosophy of fair trade and sustainability.
The solar panels arrived June 15th and are now up on the roof ready to be assembled. Lee hopes to have a computer hooked up to the panels to show energy production and a side-by-side comparison to the wind turbine currently installed.