Builders ReSupply will host training

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Want to learn to fix your own leaky faucet? Seal cracks and drafts? Maintain windows? Or even use basic tools?

The Builders ReSupply will host a hands-on training session this weekend in the basics of home improvement. "The Easy Home Repair Workshop" runs noon-2 p.m. Saturday for interested do-it-yourselfers.

The session will take place at the Builders ReSupply, Walla Walla's outlet for new and used building materials. Operated by the Sustainable Living Center, the ReSupply outlet is at 551 Lockheed Ave., off U.S. Highway 12, near the Walla Walla Regional Airport.

Instructors will be Dan Mallery, owner of Windows Walla Walla; Dave Dahlin, Sustainable Living Center energy assessor; and Glenna Mayberry, independent contractor.

Cost is $15. It includes training, work stations with personalized instruction and handouts. Sustainable Living Center members pay $10.

"It seemed logical that we offer a workshop on easy home repair and inspire attendees to fix minor problems and reuse construction materials rather than landfill them," said Executive Director Jenna Bicknell.

Reuse of materials is the function of the Builders ReSupply, which offers new and used materials at discounted prices, including doors, windows, cabinets, appliances, plumbing fixtures, lighting and wood. Call 524-5228 or e-mail: info@sustainablelivingcenter.com to register.

A Mardi Gras celebration at Jacobi's Cafe, 416 N. Second Ave., Tuesday will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The Mardi Gras Bunco Fundraiser is presented by Jacobi's and Parties Plus & PartyLite's BELIEVE in the Light Relay for Life Team. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bunco starts at 6:30 p.m. A $25 ticket covers a New Orleans-style dinner, Mardi Gras favors, trivia and Bunco. More than $1,000 in prizes will be offered. Tickets are at Jacobi's or the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce. Contact Debbie Abrams at 200-2020 or believeinthelight@msn.com for more information.

Walla Walla's Harvest Foods , 905 S. Second Ave., will have a Fat Tuesday celebration, offering strands of Mardi Gras beads and jambalaya samples 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Each department will have New Orleans-inspired items: fritters, mini corn muffins and King Cake in the bakery; shrimp salads, dirty rice and beans and shrimp and catfish on a stick in the deli; ham hocks and shrimp in the meat department and more.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 509-526-8321.

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