HandsOn! Skill Fair to be held Saturday at Meadowbrook and Ravenna Community Centers


From our friends at Sustainable NE Seattle:

A new wave is sweeping the country. People are recognizing the joy, satisfaction and security of being able to provide for our own needs, shifting from dependence on giant corporations to a healthy interdependence with our local community. ┬áLet’s re-learn the skills our grandparents knew!

In partnership with Ravenna Eckstein and Meadowbrook Community Centers, Sustainable NE is organizing its third annual community skills fair called “HandsOn!” Folks from our neighborhoods have stepped up to share a variety of skills such as food preservation, gluten-free and regular baking, basic plumbing and electrical, tool repair, simple bike maintenance, and making lotions, just to name a few. Visit the workshop schedule for a list of classes, and check back often in case new ones are added! And to cap off the fun, we’ll be ending the day with an All Community Potluck and Dance.

NOTE: We’re still looking for volunteers to work at set-up, tear down and check-in counters, so please contact susnesteering@gmail.com if you can help!

Additional information:

–The skills workshops are being held in the community centers simultaneously, along with a couple of classes at the NE ToolLibrary. Vanpools will be available for those needing transportation.

–Full-day admission is $15 for those who pre-pay through the Parks Department website (with event barcode 96781), or is $20 at-the-door. Some of the classes requiring materials will have a small materials fee as well.

–Visit the Sustainable NE event page for a full explanation on how to register OR call either community center (Ravenna: 206-684-7534; Meadowbrook: 206-684-7522).

Hope to see you then!

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