The Bower's 15th Anniversary

20 September, 2014
Come along to the 15th Birthday of the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre! Celebration includes the auction of the Tiny House, vintage cash register, and other collectable vintage items, live jazz music, demonstration work shops, recycled art for kids and a sausage sizzle (vegetarian).

Where: The Bower, 34/142 Addison Road, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW.
When: 12pm – 4pm, Saturday 20th September, 2014.
Cost: Free
Click here for more info.


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