First of three free Fix-It Fairs start this weekend

First of three free Fix-It Fairs start this weekend
Photo courtesy Flickr user Robert S. Donovan (Creative Commons).

PORTLAND, Ore. - Homeowners looking for tips on how to save money, stay healthy or perhaps live sustainably are in luck.

The first in a series of Fix-It Fairs - which offer folks tips on water/energy savings, weatherizing, gardening, composting and much more - start this weekend.

The fairs, put on by the City of Portland, are free and those who stop by can also grab a bite to eat (that's free too), perhaps win a door prize or get a bike tuned up. And there are plenty of other incentives to stop by, like free blood tests to check you and your family for lead poisoning.

Here's the upcoming schedule:

  • Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Madison High School (2735 N.E. 82nd Avenue)
  • Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Self Enhancement, INC. (3920 N. Kerby Avenue)
  • Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ron Russell Middle School (3955 S.E. 112th Avenue)

To learn more about the city's Fix-It Fairs: