Repair Café – Hobart Join us Saturday, October 21st, 10am-2pm at the United Methodist Church, 204 Maple Avenue in Hobart (entrance at side on Pearl St) for our third Repair Café. Thrilled. That was the dominant emotion felt by the two-dozen people who brought their broken items to be fixed at the Repair Café we held in Delhi in May. They were thrilled to finally get their broken possessions fixed and put back into service, whether it was a chandelier with a faulty switch, a toaster oven that had stopped toasting, a fan that no longer whirred or a favorite pair of pants with a tear at the knee. Do you have a broken appliance that’s collecting dust till you find some way to fix it? Now’s your chance. Bring it to one of our volunteer Repair Coaches and work with them to make it run again. Do you have favorite articles of clothing that need buttons re-sewn? Bring them to the Repair Café and sew them back on while enjoying a cup of coffee and a snack. We have a large assortment of buttons and thread of all colors. Our Repair Coaches will work with you to fix: small appliances vacuum cleaners lamps furniture small items made of wood clothing We can’t guarantee that everything will be fixed, but we’re certain you’ll have an interesting time.
Friday, October 20th, 5 to 7 pm at the Union Grove Distillery in Arkville, NY Green Drinks are events where people who care about the environment get together to network and share ideas over cocktails (or seltzer with a twist if you abstain). Our past Green Drinks have been unstructured mixers. This time, we thought we'd combine the usual party atmosphere with some focused brainstorming. What does your village need? Think of one small action, and lets put our heads together to make it a reality. Here are some ideas: • install a bike rack • plant a fruit tree in a public space • replace plastic: - bags - straws - disposable utensils - to-go boxes • support for farm stands - secure money boxes - raise awareness about the benefits of local food Many of us were inspired by the eco-doc "Tomorrow." Now let's think about ways to make things happen in our villages and towns.