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Repair Cafe – Fri, Aug 14, 2015

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WHAT: Repair Cafe
WHERE:
St David of Wales Church, Parish Hall
DATE:
Friday, August 14, 2015 
TIME:
6 – 8:30 pm

Register

This is SEPTL’s third 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
  • garments
  • bicycles
  • small engines
  • knives to sharpen
  • possibly jewelry
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, August 14, 2015
TIME: 
6 – 8:30 pm

Register

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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