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Circus McGurkis

Circus McGurkis A Project of the St. Petersburg Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Circus McGurkis is a peoples’ fair focusing on peace education and service to the community with special focus on activities for children of all ages and families of all types.

It features arts, crafts, music, games, and ideas that celebrate the creativity and activism that makes our community a more beautiful, loving, and just place to live. Circus McGurkis is an Expression of Quaker belief in the dignity and worth of each person and in the power of love and nonviolence to bring about change.

Operating as usual

08/04/2019

Thank you for your enthusiasm and participation over the years. Unfortunately Susan’s information is correct—there will be no Circus McGurkis in 2019. I have retired as Circus Coordinator and there has been no one among the Quakers to step up to the task. At this time the way has not opened to continue but there is always a chance someone will come forward for a 2020 revival. I believe the 2017 and 2018 fairs were great successes and hopefully we can all look back and say we did a good job and it ended on a high note. All the best, Lynn Carol Henderson

08/01/2019

Circus McGurkis 2019 is cancelled. See stpetersburgquakers.org for details.

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Fall Wreath-Making Workshop & SaleALL WELCOMESt. Petersburg Friends (Quaker) Meeting House130 19th Ave S.E.  St. Petersb...
11/11/2018
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Fall Wreath-Making Workshop & Sale
ALL WELCOME
St. Petersburg Friends (Quaker) Meeting House
130 19th Ave S.E. St. Petersburg, Florida 33705
www.STPETERSBURGQUAKERS.ORG
RSVP: (951) 659-0712 CALL OR TEXT

WORKSHOP SALE
Saturday Dec. 1st 2018 1:00-4:00 pm Sunday Dec. 2nd 2018 12-1 pm

Instruction and Grape Vine Wreath Decorating $15
All Materials Supplied Free

Optional : Bring unwanted holiday “stuff” to recycle

What better way to celebrate the season than meeting interesting people and sharing the spirit of the holidays creating your own beautiful holiday wreath?

In this workshop you will be provided with all the necessary materials to construct your own one-of-a-kind fall wreath and make another for the benefit of the Friends Meeting House. Step by step instructions. Novices welcome.
We will sell the extra wreaths for the benefit of the
Quakers on the Meeting House Front porch
12:00-1:00 PM Sun. Dec. 2nd

St. Petersburg Quakers monthly meeting. A member of the Quaker SEYM Southeast Yearly Meeting.

10/27/2018

Thank you, Thank you for a wonderful Circus McGurkis. It was beautiful and mellow and full of the spirit of generosity and justice. A wrap-up and details about all efforts of the wonderful people who made it happen will be coming soon…
HOWEVER -

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE AN URGENT MESSAGE ABOUT THE T-SHIRTS:

The printed logos on the Circus McGurkis T-shirts wash off or turn into white goop in your washer!!!!
DRY YOUR T-SHIRTS on max in your dryer and then WASH YOUR SHIRTS SEPARATELY!!!’

If this doesn’t work, please contact us at our website,

CircusMcGurkis.org.

with your name and snail mail and we will send you a framable 8 1/2 x11 color Circus logo.

If you do not request a refund we will gladly accept your payment as a contribution that will help us pay our bills.

Obviously this is just another chance for us to make the best of an unforseen snafu. Clearly the screw-up fairies are not done with us! Get out your milk and brownies everyone. There is an election coming up!

Peace is rising everywhere,
Lynn Carol Henderson, 2018 Coordinator

Lots of friendly people, vendors and non-profits joined us at Circus McGurkis!
10/22/2018

Lots of friendly people, vendors and non-profits joined us at Circus McGurkis!

PHOTOS BY ELIZABETH NEILY
10/22/2018

PHOTOS BY ELIZABETH NEILY

10/22/2018

PLEASE SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AT CIRCUS MCGURKIS WITH US!

SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!
10/14/2018

SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!

10/01/2018

FOOD VENDORS
All Food Vendors should make their $100 payment in cash or by check at the Circus McGurkis registration table on Oct. 20th , the day of the Fair. Checks should be made out to St Petersburg Friends with Circus McGurkis written into the “for “ line at the bottom of the check . Food Vendors must be pre-registered and approved by the committee. Thanks!

Okay it's October first and the Circus Team is putting final touches on the event. REMEMBER • to register as a vendor• t...
10/01/2018
CIRCUS McGURKIS

Okay it's October first and the Circus Team is putting final touches on the event.
REMEMBER
• to register as a vendor
• to volunteer to help out the day of Circus
• to donate materials and cash to support our activities>
Here is a link to our website where you can do all this.
https://stpetersburgquakers.org/circus-mcgurkis/

St. Petersburg Quakers monthly meeting. A member of the Quaker SEYM Southeast Yearly Meeting.

Circus McGurkis is coming October 20th, Gibbs High School campus.
09/13/2018

Circus McGurkis is coming October 20th, Gibbs High School campus.

Yarrow Ries dyeing a lace jumpsuit for Circus!!!

09/12/2018

Lynn Carol Henderson is dyeing a lace top for Circus McGircus.

Yarrow Ries dyeing a lace jumpsuit for Circus!!!
09/12/2018

Yarrow Ries dyeing a lace jumpsuit for Circus!!!

Checking their lists and checking them twice! Lynn Carol and Max working on data base for Circus McGurkis today.
09/05/2018

Checking their lists and checking them twice! Lynn Carol and Max working on data base for Circus McGurkis today.

Circus McGurkis still needs art, stage, signage and T-shirt assistants and interns. Register today!https://www.signupgen...
08/27/2018
Volunteer for Circus McGurkis!

Circus McGurkis still needs art, stage, signage and T-shirt assistants and interns.
Register today!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4ca8a72fa2fc1-volunteer

Circus McGurkis is coming! October 20, 2018. Join our amazing team of community volunteers, please sign up or one or more of the many important volunteer positions and someone on our committee with be in touch.  We also need volunteers for general activities: T-shirt Coordinators -  to collect p...

Go to our VOLUNTEER page to help with Circus McGirkus over the next few weeks and on the day off the event.https://stpet...
08/27/2018
Volunteer for Circus McGurkis!

Go to our VOLUNTEER page to help with Circus McGirkus over the next few weeks and on the day off the event.

https://stpetersburgquakers.org/volunteer-registration/

Circus McGurkis is coming! October 20, 2018. Join our amazing team of community volunteers, please sign up or one or more of the many important volunteer positions and someone on our committee with be in touch.  We also need volunteers for general activities: T-shirt Coordinators -  to collect p...

WANTED! New and gently used T-shirt blanks. Circus McGurkis will sell T-shirts with our logo at our booth. In order to a...
08/21/2018

WANTED! New and gently used T-shirt blanks. Circus McGurkis will sell T-shirts with our logo at our booth. In order to avoid the exploitation of foreign labor, we plan to use up-cycled T-shirts as a way to honor those who made these T-shirts. Please drop off your white or pastel colored shirts in the box located on the back deck at FAB Fiber, 5708 Gulfport Blvd. Thanks you!

08/20/2018

Looking for nonprofits and groups who are doing ECONOMIC JUSTICE and ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY programs in Tampa Bay area to set up booths at Circus. Contact us or if you know of an organization, please tell us who they are.

08/17/2018
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Hey all you Circus McGurkis lovers. We have loads of volunteer positions to fill. Consider spending just an hour or two doing good. Many hands make lighter work. Check out our volunteer sign up on our website.
https://stpetersburgquakers.org/volunteer-registration/
Fill out form if you are able to help us on days leading up to the event or click on CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP for jobs the days before and on the day of Circus.

St. Petersburg Quakers monthly meeting. A member of the Quaker SEYM Southeast Yearly Meeting.

READY TO VOLUNTEER? SIGN UP HERE.www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0D4CA8A72FA2FC1-volunteer
08/16/2018
Volunteer for Circus McGurkis!

READY TO VOLUNTEER? SIGN UP HERE.
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0D4CA8A72FA2FC1-volunteer

Circus McGurkis is coming! October 20, 2018. Join our amazing team of community volunteers, please sign up or one or more of the many important volunteer positions and someone on our committee with be in touch.  We also need volunteers for general activities: T-shirt Coordinators -  to collect p...

08/08/2018

Hey, friends, we are looking for some awesome volunteers to help make Circus McGurkis a success. Please email us at [email protected] to find out how you can help.

Circus McGurkis's cover photo
08/06/2018

Circus McGurkis's cover photo

08/05/2018

Volunteers are working hard behind the scenes to get ready for CIRCUS McGURKIS 2018

Circus McGurkis
08/05/2018

Circus McGurkis

New  Circus McGurkis Logo designed by Hermann Trappman
08/05/2018

New Circus McGurkis Logo designed by Hermann Trappman

Unique, hand-crafted wreaths $10.  Come by the Quaker Meeting House from 1pm to 4pm tomorrow, December 3rd.  130 19th Av...
12/02/2017

Unique, hand-crafted wreaths $10. Come by the Quaker Meeting House from 1pm to 4pm tomorrow, December 3rd. 130 19th Avenue SE, St. Petersburg. All donations benefit the Quaker Meeting.

Kudos to Starr County, TX, and Hidalgo County Commissioners Court along with several cities in Hidalgo County, TX, for g...
11/30/2017
Starr County approves anti-border wall resolution

Kudos to Starr County, TX, and Hidalgo County Commissioners Court along with several cities in Hidalgo County, TX, for going on record to oppose the wall along our southern border. These counties and cities are among those who will be directly affected by the negative impact the wall will have on local economies and among friends and families on both sides of the border.

RIO GRANDE CITY — Following passage earlier this year of a resolution opposing Senate Bill 4, better known as the anti-sanctuary cities bill, the Starr County Commissioners Court unanimously approved

Zeynep
11/06/2017

Zeynep

It is finally here Come join us on November 11, 2017.

10/06/2017

Circus McGurkis is just a little more than a month away! Tell your friends and if you can VOLUNTEER.

10/05/2017
Lynn Carol

Hey, guys! Circus McGurkis needs volunteers! Want to be a part of this local and historic event? Email [email protected] and ask how you can volunteer.

WE'RE BACK and we need volunteers and exhibitors !
Ask for details by e-mail:
[email protected]

CIRCUS McGURKIS THE NEXT GENERATION
The Quaker People’s Fair
Celebrating Peace Education Diversity and Community Activism
SAT. Nov 11, 2017 10am-4pm
Hosted by
Lakewood United Church of Christ
2601 54th Ave S St. Petersburg (Corner of 54th Ave S
and Caesar Way S.)

Address

850 34th Street S.
Saint Petersburg, FL
33711

Telephone

(727) 346-8598

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This was a fantastically fine event. Will there be one in 2022?
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https://images.app.goo.gl/Mn3FUR54gqYXpoPUA I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear you have cancelled the Circus!! Please, please don't let this be over!! Don't let Tina's legacy die! I have been to most of the Circuses since moving here in 1973, many wirh my best friend, Brenda Shephard. You are a historical icon with much life left in you. Please don't commit su***de! We all love you!!
A PEOPLE'S FAIR: CELEBRATING PEACE EDUCATION, DIVERSITY & COMMUNITY ACTIVISM For More Information: https://stpetersburgquakers.org/sponsors/ https://stpetersburgquakers.org/circus-mcgurkis/ Circus McGurkis Photo Shoot (Karen Tremmel @MuddyPawsArtStudio)
Beautiful crafts from the Colombian organization Sembrandopaz will be available, including ecological earrings made from recycled plastic bags. These crafts are made by women victims of Colombia's armed conflict. Look for Anamaria Vasquez at the fair.
I hope that Ride the Peace Wave is the tee shirt logo. The handmade art is the real treasure at CM.
Looking for donations of 100% cotton T-shirt blanks, all sizes, light colors, to be printed with CIRCUS MCGURKIS logo. Maybe dropped off at FAB FIBER, 5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport. Or call Elizabeth at 727-827-2235 if they need to be picked up.
Circus McGurkis Lives! SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2018 10am-4pm A People’s Fair Celebrating Peace Education, Diversity, And Community Activism Circus McGurkis Is Waking Up Different! New Date * New Location * No Fee Sponsored by The St. Petersburg Friends-Quakers Hosted by Gibbs High School 850 34th Street So., ST. PETERSBURG FL 33711 All service, advocacy and non-profit groups can now raise money for their cause. Be creative and make your booth experiential as well as educational ! All vendors must be paired with a non-profit group and all sales items as far as possible must be made by hand, using sustainable or up-cycled materials, be made locally, or come from a reputable fair trade organization.
come join the fun on December 2nd
It is finally here Come join us on November 11, 2017.
THE CIRCUS IS COMING! If I ran the circus...the CIRCUS McGURKIS........ Progressive community activists, artists, musicians, jugglers, dancers and you are invited to the 45th annual CIRCUS McGURKIS :The NEXT GENERATION NOV 11 10-4 2601 54th Ave S There are still free spaces available All non-profit social change and service groups booths are free. No circus fees for vendors BUT all must exhibit with a non-profit organization and support that group with 20% of your proceeds. Ask for help pairing! Sign up at [email protected] 727-867-3933