Repair Cafés are free community events where skilled ‘fixers’ volunteer to lend their skills to residents who bring in their broken items for repair. There will be a Repair Cafe at Filbin’s Ace Hardware on Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The goal of the events is to keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources, save money and share skills throughout the community.
You can bring your clothing, small home appliances, electronics, jewelry, or tools/knives that need sharpening, and fixers will try to repair them or help you fix them! It helps if you also bring your replacement parts (like zippers, knobs, cords, etc), but having the event at Ace Hardware is convenient because they usually carry about everything I need for those little fix-its around the house. “Ace is the place with the helpful hardware folks!”
Please only bring items small enough to be easily carried by one person, and do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, dirty or have a strong odor. Experienced fixers will try to repair or mend your items and can sometimes teach you how to fix them. This is a volunteer program and there are no guarantees an item can be fixed, or that attempting to fix it won’t break it even more; but fixers will be available to diagnose problems and offer their best, unbiased advice.
Filbin’s Ace Hardware is located in Hazel Dell at 809 NE Minnehaha St., 360-693-2387.