PDX Skillshare is a day of free classes, taught and organized by your neighbors. It’s a way to learn new skills, pick up a hobby and meet other people in a fun and informal setting.

People have interests and talents to share and PDX Skillshare shows that Portland’s sharing community continues to grow in exciting new ways. This grassroots event, organized by volunteers, allows for anyone to be a teacher, a student, or both, and encourages reciprocal learning.

The event takes place on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at George Middle School, 10000 N Burr Ave, in North Portland.  Classes start on the hour from 1 - 6 p.m. and run for 50 minutes each.

Over 50 classes are scheduled on a wide variety of subjects, and categorized by crafts, food, home, garden, academics, creative activities, exercise, business, professional skills, health, storytelling and repair.

Resourceful living options include planning and cooking meals, getting your home organized, learning to mend your clothes and even repairing your bike. Visit www.pdxskillshare.org for a full list of classes.

Event details:

  • Students must order their free tickets online.
  • Check in begins at 11:30 a.m. and students will receive a program and a schedule for the day’s classes.
  • A sign-up sheet for each of the classes will be posted at 12:15 p.m. and students will be able to sign up for classes.
  • Classes start on the hour from 1 - 6 p.m. and run for 50 minutes each.