There are two more Repair Cafes in the Capital Region this weekend

It feels good to fix things.

Toward that end, Repair Cafes will return to both Schenectady and Castleton this Saturday, October 13.

Repair Cafe? It basically an event at which community members help other community members repair household items. For free. The Repair Cafe idea started in the Netherlands and has since spread around the world.

Blurbage for the Repair Cafe at the Schenectady County Public Library:

Examples of some of the items you can bring to be fixed include: small electric appliances (especially lamps and vacuums,) furniture/wooden objects, clothing/textiles, dolls/toys, phones, computers, tablets, jewelry, watches/clocks, ceramics and general mechanical (small items only, no gas powered machines).
There is a limit of two items for repair per household.

The event at the SCPL Central Library is Saturday from 10 am-2 pm. And if you'd like to be a repair coach, contact coordinator Dave West (westfir50@gmail.com).

Castleton
The Castleton Repair Cafe is Saturday from 11 am-3 pm at Village Hall (85 South Main Street). "What do you do with a broken lamp? Or a sweater with a hole? Toss it? No way! ... People visiting the Repair Café bring along their broken but beloved items. Volunteers try their best to make repairs, and it's free of charge!" See the link for details about how to help be a repair coach.

Saratoga Springs
There's a regular Repair Cafe at the Saratoga Public Library. It looks like the last one was in late September. And it was popular -- 58 people brought in 102 items, according to Sustainable Saratoga. Keep an eye on the org's Facebook page for the next Repair Cafe.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

A bunch of photos from this year's Santa Speedo Sprint on Lark Street

People wearing all sorts of holiday-themed attire -- festive speedos, pajamas, costumes, formal wear -- dashed down Lark Street Saturday for charity as part of... (more)

Farther off, down the block

Our conversation with Erik Schlimmer this week about his book of Albany street name histories set us off looking through the Albany Public Library's online... (more)

Touring the decked halls, virtually

Check it: There are 3D virtual tours of holiday greens show Hart-Cluett House in Troy and the holiday-decorated Ten Broeck Mansion in Albany. The... (more)

Not-so-wild salmon, and other supermarket fish stories as detailed by the state Attorney General

More than one-in-four fish samples from supermarket chains around the state that were collected in a state Attorney General's office investigation tested as a variety... (more)

Heavy Metal: Cast Iron Stoves from the Capital Region at the Albany Institute

As you'd expect, the collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art has its fair share of art. But it also has all sorts... (more)

Recent Comments

I just learned about the Woman's Club of Albany yesterday, during the Holiday House tour. It's a really large space that is chock full of character, and they rent it out for parties of the type Maureen is interested in.

A large, interesting party space in Albany?

...has 6 comments, most recently from sara l hotopp

Today's moment of winter

...has 1 comment, most recently from John O'Grady

Gawking at the @HudsonPark residential conversion in Albany

...has 9 comments, most recently from Peter

Family business

...has 1 comment, most recently from ethan

First Day Hikes

...has 1 comment, most recently from bb