You never know what you might find at a flea market. But if you show up at Homewood's Glass Pavilion between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, it's a good bet that you'll find your friends and colleagues along with new or 'gently used' clothing, household items, books, CDs and some perfectly wonderful useless bric-a-brac. Not to mention home-baked treats.
The goods have been gathered by Hopkins employees and will be offered for sale at tables set up by various divisions. All monies raised will go directly to the United Way of Central Maryland and will be tallied toward filling the individual division's campaign goal.
The flea market is a first at Hopkins, and its organizers think it's a win-win opportunity: lots of great stuff to buy ... and absolutely no overhead. Plus, you can donate items of your own that can use a new home. (To do so, contact your United Way administrator.)
At 12:30 p.m., A&S Dean Richard McCarty, university chair for this year's campaign, will start drawing the names of lottery winners. Everyone whose pledge of $35 or more is received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the location on their pre-addressed envelope (or at the office of the United Way administrator, Evergreen House) will be entered.
Beginning at 4 p.m., all unsold items will have their prices slashed in half.
Congratulations go to Homewood Student Affairs, Johns Hopkins University Press and University Administration for reaching 97 percent of their respective goals.