News & Events
Saturday, June 24
Just in by messenger owl... Attention all Wizards and Muggles! Join CASA at the co-op for FREE Harry Potter activities this Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by the Hogwarts Playhouse at the parking lot.
Harry Potter-themed fun will include edible magic wands, magic potion beverages, lightning bolt tatoos, Azkaban's "most wanted" Wizard photo opportunity, Hogwarts acceptance letters, sorting hat activity, and more! Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character or in your usual Muggle attire.
We’re also pleased to announce a special guest appearance from 11:30-12:30 by visiting Hogwarts Professor of Illusions and Tomfoolery Tim Dingus who will dazzle you with magic tricks, balloon animals and possibly juggle a quaffle or two…or three!
Everyone welcome! Activities are free. Playhouse raffle tickets are available for sale at the event, inside the co-op and online at dccasa.org
Lawrence Food Garden Tour & Shred Day
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Growing Food Growing Health will open its West Middle School Garden for visitors, and Mainstreet Credit Union, the garden’s most generous sponsor, will provide free, secure on-site shredding for co-op owners and credit union members.
January 19, 2017
The Future Looks Bright
by Kelly Barth, Board Member
One of our Ends states that our co-op will be on the forefront of “Building a community based on hospitality, generosity and care for the environment.” To this end, your board of directors is learning about the potential of adding solar panels to our property. We are excited and hopeful for a number of reasons.
- Depending on the scale of our project, we could generate a significant portion of the co-op’s annual electrical needs.
- The project would pay for itself in a reasonable timeframe.
- Solar energy would significantly reduce our carbon footprint.
Stay tuned to our website and to the Board’s Owner Connections emails for future updates on this “bright” new opportunity!
JANUARY 4, 2017
Library Cafe Opens
Launched in January 2017, The Merc Co+op Cafe - located in the lobby of the Lawrence Public Library - allows library patrons and the downtown community to enjoy Merc Made food and beverages.
The cafe is open until 6 p.m. each day and offers a variety of Merc Made coffees, teas and juices as well as popular bakery and deli items like scones, cookies, sandwiches, salads, yogurt parfaits and fruit cups.
Co-op owners will receive patronage for all purchases made at the library, senior owners will receive 5% off purchases each Tuesday, and co-op coupons will be honored just as they are at our 901 Iowa location.