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Clothing Swap-o-rama-rama

  • Date: 09/22/2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Community Center
    1249 Marin Avenue
    Albany, California 94706
  • Introduction: Not one, not two, but three awesome opportunities in one: 1) a clothing swap, 2) fabric/textile repair and 3) a Fixit Clinic!

It’s the Albany Clothing Swap…only bigger and better! Not one, not two, but three awesome opportunities in one event.

The Swap: Arrive promptly at noon to exchange your clean, usable, clothes for some “new to you” clothes; bring your friends and neighbors and your washed, gently worn items to our fabulous swap room where clothing will be set out by type (pants, shirts, dresses, etc.) and size! Choose items and take them home. We have mirrors, but no dressing rooms, so plan accordingly. Leftovers are donated to charity. All clothing sizes welcome.

The Sew: Bring fabric items you want to mend, your sewing machine if you have one (we will have some available) and any sewing notions you need or want to donate (thread, buttons, patches, pins, etc.) Coaches from Swap-o-rama-rama (http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Swap-O-Rama-Rama/) will be on hand to consult on repairs to your favorite fabric/textile items and to teach you to sew or to help reacquaint you with your sewing machine!

The Fix: Bring your sewing machine if it needs repair or a tune-up or if you need help (re) learning to use it. We'll help you get back to sewing!

Take the ALBANY LOCAL WEEK Challenge!

The City of Albany Recreation & Community Services Department is challenging residents to see how much they can do, shop, eat and play within Albany's square mile the week of September 21-29, 2018. ALBANY LOCAL WEEK is an opportunity to discover and celebrate what Albany has to offer while supporting our local businesses and organizations. Local businesses are offering Albany Local Week Specials and there are a number of local events taking place during the week. 

2018 Uber Albany Local: 
Keep track of your Albany activities from September 21-29, 2018 and log your progress on the Official Albany Local Week Scorecard. You earn points in categories such as: Food/Drink, Shopping, Services, Health & Beauty, Recreation & Entertainment, Special Events and Good Neighbor. The person with the top score will be honored with his or her name on the UBER ALBANY LOCAL CUP, which will be put on prominent display at the Albany Community Center. 

Everyone who submits their scorecard by October 5, 2018 will receive a limited edition prize. The winner will be announced and crowned "Mr./Mrs. Uber Albany"at a City Council Meeting.

Albany Local Week Events

Food Truck Friday - Friday, September 21 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Bike About Town - Friday, September 21 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  

Friends of Albany Parks Clean-up: Creekside Park - Saturday, September 22 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Clothing Swap-o-rama-rama - Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

As You Wish Block Movie Night Saturday, September 22 - 7:30 PM 

The Marin Monster -  Sunday, September 23 - 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Local Garden Swap - Tuesday, September 25 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Music in the Park - Wednesday, September 26 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dinner With Albany - Saturday, September 29 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

*Albany Community Triathlon - Sunday, September 30 - Register for the Albany Triathlon and receive an extra 25 points on your ALW scorecard

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