Valentines Day Share Faire

So many people had left town.  Not only was it Valentines Day, but it was the middle of the three-day President’s Day weekend.  It was so quiet.  But that didn’t stop many of those who remained from gathering at Cubberley Community Center to share their love and Build the Fabric of Our Community at the first Share Faire of the year.

February’s Share Faire was the second instance of our “mini-class” format.  We held six short classes split into two themes:  Democracy and Organizing (as a companion to our Fourth Friday showing of Merchants of Doubt) and Fabric and More.

The Democracy room started with Jean Lythcott from the League of Women Voters who walked us through the process of registering voterss.  There are a surprising number of things to consider, and to help the registrant do, so that the registration form is valid and gets accepted.

Jean was followed by Eitan Fenson, who led us through the Ballot Proposition process in California and brought us up to date on Proposition 49, Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Ruling Question.

Finally, Peter Ruddock introduced us to the California Legislative process and taught us about AB 1810, the California Seed Exchange Democracy Act, which aims to protect Seed Exchanges and Seed Libraries in our state laws.

The Fabric room began with “More”, specifically with Lori Stoia teaching her class how to make a simple, natural body lotion.

William Mutch then put the fabric in Fabric, showing people how to make friendship bracelets, using a couple of simple designs.

To complete the Fabric session, Rani Jayakumar introduced people to Finger Knitting – knitting without needles.

There was, of course, time for people to visit the Goods Sharing tables – books, fabric, plants and more – in the hall between and around the classes.

We look forward to holding more “mini-class” Share Faires in the future, on themes including Food, Garden, Books, Media and much, much more.  Make sure to join us.


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