Know your way around a bicycle while something goes wrong? Then you’re just the character Patchwork Central searching out to assist train youngsters between the grades of 6 and 12 what to do while there’s a trouble with their bicycle.

According to an electronic mail trade I had with Patchwork Central’s Director of Arts and Education, Jane Vickers, “preceding understanding of bike restore is useful, but now not required.” Volunteers must additionally display a willingness to paintings with kids in the one’s age businesses.

Jane also said all volunteers would “want to finish a volunteer utility and background check as a minimum five days before volunteering.” A hyperlink to the volunteer application can be discovered on the Patchwork Central website.

The Bike Repair Program runs June tenth – thirteenth and again June 17th – twentieth and is part of the nearby non-profit’s “2019 Arts & Smarts Summer,” all of which is to be had without spending a dime to participants. For more records, visit the Patchwork Central website, or discover them on Facebook.

This morning, I noticed my friend Emily made a put up on her blog about travelling along with her family this summer time. Travelling can be high-priced, mainly with children. They devour and need sunscreen and all that nonsense. The largest rate, though is the resorts. It’s a type of ridiculous to spend two months mortgage on a broken down condominium that components you with one roll of restroom paper and *GAH* Teflon cookware for a week but I do it EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. Emily’s circle of relatives even though desires to extensively tour all summertime, so they may be looking out to move to go to pals at some stage in the usa. If I failed to live 15 minutes from her, she’d be welcome to crash at my pad.

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