Repair Cafes are popping up all over the midcoast, and even the world. In fact, this week is International Repair Cafe Week!
According to repaircafe.org, “On Wednesday 18 October it was eight years ago that Martine Postma organized the very first Repair Café. On that day in 2009, dozens of residents brought their broken items to a theatre in Amsterdam-West. Now there are over 1,300 Repair Cafés in 33 countries, spread across six continents. But there is plenty of room to grow! During the International Repair Café week, we want to make even more people enthusiastic about making repairs together. You can help by showing your own community how much fun and useful a Repair Café truly is.”
BCW is hosting our first Repair Cafe on November 11th from 10:00-1:00 at the First Baptist Church on High Street. We hope you’ll join us!
Participants should bring small electrical appliances that are in need of repair, along with replacement parts if possible. Ideas include (but aren’t limited to) toasters, lamps, vacuums, coffee grinders/makers, etc. We’ll have technicians and tinkerers on hand to help troubleshoot and hopefully repair broken items. Don’t have a replacement part? We’ll have folks available to help figure out what part might be needed and help you order the part if possible. We’ll also have snacks, drinks, and good conversation!