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Berkeley Repair Cafe

Saturday | May 05, 2018 | 11:00 am — 2:30 pm

Historic Fellowship Hall | 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

What Repair Cafe Events Are

A half-day community gathering — some folks bring broken things, others bring know-how and tools, and yet others bring hospitality — and everyone brings goodwill and zeal for fixing.

Though free, Repair Cafés aren’t free repair services.  They’re participatory events — neighbors helping each other out, getting to know each other over coffee, baked treats, and repair projects, and squeezing more life out of the things they already have.

Volunteer fixers will be on hand who know how to repair all kinds of things — from lamps, clothing, and furniture, to bikes, mechanical, electronics, and handheld appliances… pretty much anything that can be brought through the door.  Fixers are volunteers.  The fix rate runs about 70%, so your item might not be fixed. It might even get worse!  But together you’ll give it a good try and learn a lot about fixing along the way.

Join!

Bring a broken item, puzzle over it with volunteer fixers, then work together to see if you can bring it back to life.  Walk-ins are always welcome, but we encourage you to register your item so we know better what to expect.

Besides Fixing… We’ll offer coffee, tea and goodies, perhaps repair tutorials, perhaps conversation with folks deeply involved in repair and reuse … all’s in the works.

Volunteering:  Interested in becoming a Volunteer “Fixer” or “Host”Great! 

Check the website to find out what it’s about and sign up. 

Register your broken item (and find more information): here.

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Cost: Free
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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