Get your fix at Tuesday’s Repair Fair

April 27th, 2014 | Andrea Norris

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Repair Fairs are a twice-per-term event series sponsored by the student group Waste Watchers, a joint group of Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative.

The way it works: You bring your broken items and volunteers show you how to repair your belongings, plus you can drop-in for demos to learn new D.I.Y. skills! Read on to see what’s on offer at this Repair Fair.

Event Details:

What: April Repair Fair

When: Tuesday, April 29, between 6:00 and 8:00 pm

Where: The OSU Recycling Warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street

Clothing repair stationRepair skills offered:

  • Appliances (small items only, please)
  • Bicycles
  • Clothing (hand and machine sewing)
  • Electronics (small items only, please)
  • Housewares (furniture, ceramics, lamps, etc.)
  • Jewelry
  • And more!

Drop-in Demonstrations:

Come by anytime in the scheduled time frame to see a ~5 minute repair demo!

6:15 to 6:45 pm: Clean Green, Save Green - Whether you’re moving out of the dorms, ending a lease, or just looking for a little spring cleaning, learn how a few basic, food-safe ingredients can clean your whole home. (Leaders: Jessica Collins and Amanda Abbott, volunteers of the Waste Watchers)

6:45 to 7:15 pm: From T-Shirt to Tote Bag – With one easy seam a tank top can be converted into a handy, spacious tote bag which is especially nice for hauling veggies home from the market. Great use for tank tops which are outgrown, a bit stained or just too worn. (Leader: Sheri Puckette, volunteer)

7:15 to 7:45 pm: Bikes: From Flat to Fixed – The Corvallis Bicycle Collective will demonstrate how to properly repair a flat bicycle tire. The demo will encourage participants to get hands on experience with the repair process so that they may become more comfortable with completing this simple task for their own bicycle.  Inspecting tires, tubes and wheels for potential causes of flats will be discussed, as well as the process and tools required to replace or repair these common components. (Leaders: Members of the Corvallis Bicycle Collective)

Additional Details

Note: We don’t have spare parts, but will do our best to repair what we can and/or refer you to where you could find the parts you need. If you have parts already, we may be able to help you install them.

Map to Repair FairDirections: See a map of the entrance and parking here. View our building on Google Maps here. Please enter through the warehouse gate on 13th Street, between A Ave. and the railroad tracks.

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For questions, accommodation requests, or to volunteer, please contact Andrea Norris via email or at 541-737-5398.

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