Wednesday, April 1, 2009

St. John's Swap-N-Play Open House

I wrote about the St. John's Swap-N-Play before, and since that post we have really enjoyed playing and swapping there. So, I wanted to let everyone know that the spring term is just about to start.
The St. John's Swap-N-Play is having an open house on
Saturday, April 4th
from 9am-4pm.
7535 N. Chicago Ave.

Stop by and learn more about the co-op and the…
3,200 sq ft play space for ages 0-10 with swappable toys, books, games, gear and more
Clothes/Gear Closet for infant to adult clothing items
Household Goods Library for items like canners
Equipment Loan Program for baby gear
Recycle Center for non-curbside recyclables
A craft class will be taught at 10am.
Can’t make it to the open house, call Andrea anytime for a tour, 503-544-3996.
What is Swap n Play?
Swap n Play is an inviting place for children and their families to come play and experience community together. It is a year-round place for those member families to exchange useful goods (clothing, toys, books, art supplies, baby equipment, and more), a place for parents to both network and support each other and a place to share household items. Member families are allowed to have guests join them at Swap n Play.
How does Swap n Play work?
Members bring in items that can be used in the play space or taken home by other families. Children play in the play space supervised by their own family while adults sort through items such as clothes and books that they would like to exchange. Each co-op family takes on responsibility for a certain area or task of the co-op creating a safe, clean, creative, community space. Co-op fees are used to cover the costs of rent, insurance, supplies, provide a small income for a director and also to hire local artists and entertainers to perform in the space.

Where is the St Johns Swap n Play located?
7535 N. Chicago Ave.
Inside the Red Sea Church building at the corner of N Chicago Ave and N Leonard St in downtown St Johns, just three blocks from the St. Johns Community center and one block off of N Lombard.

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