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Quaker Barter Fair on Buy Nothing Day, November 26, 2021

The Quaker Barter Fair offers the community an opportunity to share in the practice of the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, stewardship and earth care.

Black Friday offers the challenge to BUY NOTHING!  The Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Community and Stewardship encourage Friends to find creative ways to care for the earth and each other, and we want to extend this opportunity to others in the community.  Creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community seems like a worthwhile way to observe the day after Thanksgiving.

And it is a Fair, with crafts, games and other activities for families and chldren, including, but not limited to

     Holiday Potpourri

                 Stone Art


                                    Milkweed for Monarchs

                                              Music by Jim Presley: Blues and Native American

To get involved, just come!   Bring a table, shelf, rug or blanket to display your goods or a sign that describes your service(s).   CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!  Children are often the best models of how this can work.  They have the ability to add value to an item by describing potential uses, and the creativity to negotiate three-way trades.

There will be a designated area for “free” items that you are willing to give to whomever wants them.  Visitors may then use such items to barter and trade with if they wish.   At the end of the day all items remaining at the “Free Table” will be donated to a local charity.


12:30 PM - Open for table setup 

1:00 PM – Open to everyone - Games , Crafts, all day

1:30 PM - Children's Storytime: 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Concert-Jim Presley will play Traditional Blues, Original Blues, and Native American Music

3:15 PM - Children's Story Time: Milkweed & Monarchs 


We will be observing Covid-19 precautions--event takes place outdoors with social distancing 

Please bring your mask to wear when/if social distancing is not possible.

Check out this Houston Chronicle article in the Belief section

Friday, November 26, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
LIve Oak Friends Meeting
1318 West 26th St
Houston, TX 77008
United States
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