Rhinebeck Repair Cafe XIII Sat. July 30th noon to 4 pm– get your “beloved but broken” stuff fixed for free

Thanks tons to Rhinebeck’s own Franc Palaia for creation of sign above– in pic from left to right are repair coaches extraordinaire Sarah Stevens, Vallerie Legeay, Barbara Eichin, Barry Sherrod, Vince Murray, Rafael Delgado, me, Kathleen Everett, Franc Palaia, and Chris Luy– thx to Repair Cafe Hudson Valley founder John Wackman for taking pic!]


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Hi all…

You’re all cordially invited to join us (no matter where you might be from) next Sat. July 30th— at the Rhinebeck Town Hall at 80 East Market Street to our 13th Rhinebeck Repair Cafe– bring your “broken but beloved” stuff in to be fixed for free by one of many expert volunteer repair coaches who will be there that day; rsvp/share FB event here(!):
https://www.facebook.com/events/1566309110340768/ .

Expert volunteer Repair Coaches July 30th at Rhinebeck Town Hall will include:

— Kathleen Everett and Sarah Stevens (clothing/knitting/needlework/mending)

— Vallerie Legeay, LMT (licensed massage therapy)

— Rhinebeck Highway Superintendent Barry Sherrod, Ken Douglas, Dave Heller, and Eric Blohm (bikes/musical instruments/furniture/everything– including lamps, vacuum cleaners, electrical appliances, more!)

— Chris Ham (computers/electronics)

— Vince Murray (welding everything!)

Recall– we launched Rhinebeck Repair Cafes in 2014 towards moving local towns and the county towards zero waste and away from incinerating/landfilling things that aren’t garbage (thx again tons to John Wackman for originally bring this here to our region):
https://ilsr.org/initiatives/waste-to-wealth/
http://www.chelseagreen.com/the-zero-waste-solution .
..and on that note– check out the amazing new county-level legislation just introduced in Montgomery County/MD with support of zero-waste experts at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance– “legislation to require the development of a comprehensive composting and food recovery strategic plan”(!): https://ilsr.org/moco-food-waste-bill-hearing/
(here’s hoping good folks like Jeff Luoma/CCEDC and EMC, Co. Leg. consider this)]

Again– please  let us know if you are interested in helping to launch a Happy Cafe or two here locally in Rhinebeck/Clinton/Dutchess area(!)…see: http://www.happycounts.org/ ;
http://www.actionforhappiness.org/happy-cafe ;
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/11351173/Banish-Blue-Monday-with-a-trip-to-the-Happiness-Cafe.html ;
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/04/happy-cafe-the-canvas-act_n_6798214.html

See: http://www.RepairCafeHV.org/ ; http://www.RepairCafe.org/ for more on all this…

Contact event co-organizer Kathleen Everett at rhinebeckrepaircafe@gmail.com for more info– or yours truly at joeltyner@earthlink.net or 845-464-2245!

Join Kathleen and 150+ at Rhinebeck Repair Cafe too(!):
https://www.facebook.com/RhinebeckRepairCafe?fref=ts .