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Repair Cafe Nov 14, 2014

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WHAT: Repair Cafe
WHERE:
St David of Wales Church, Parish Hall
DATE:
Friday, November 14, 2014
TIME:
6 – 9 pm
FLYER: click to see

This is SEPTL’s inaugural Repair Cafe, a festive event where volunteers from all over Portland will be on hand to fix items as well as teach participants how to fix their own items.

Repair Cafe’s are free events that bring volunteers who like to fix things together with people who have broken items that need fixing in different venues around the Portland metro area.

How Our Repair Cafes Work

Typical repairs will include:

  • small appliances
  • electronics
  • toys
  • jewelry
  • garments
  • bicycles
What to bring?
  • Broken items and any replacement parts you think you might need.
  • Curiosity, patience and a DIY attitude.

Of course, there is no guarantee you’ll walk out with a workable item. We may not be staffed with the right skills; it may take some time to research and/or find repair parts, or it may just not be feasible to repair your item. But we’ll give it our best shot!

WHAT: Repair Cafe
WHERE: 
St David of Wales Church, Parish Hall
DATE: 
Friday, November 14, 2014
TIME: 
6 – 9 pm
FLYER: click to see

Feel free to contact Lauren from Repair PDX at (503) 810-9116 or email repairpdx@gmail.com if you have questions.

 

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Energy-Efficiency & Comfort Workshop – Sat, Oct 25, 2014

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Rules changed

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Tool Sharpening May 10, 2014

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GET YOUR TOOLS SHARPENED AND HELP SEPTL TOO! DATE: Saturday, May 10, 2014 TIME: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm WHERE: Parking lot of St. David’s Episcopal Church on the corner of SE 28th and Harrison Street. See the flyer This is the time to get a … [Continue reading]