Come all ye broken lamps, socks with holes, blades that have seen sharper days, bicycles needing a little tenderness!
Come to Repair Café, co-sponsored by the South Williamstown Community Association and the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, at Sheep Hill, Saturday afternoon, October 14th from 1 to 4 p.m.
It’s an occasion for people to bring in things that need repair. You can get advice, instruction or actual fixing of one or two items. There will be volunteer “fixers” standing by with tools, lamp parts, sewing machines, darning needles. You can make a donation if you wish, but it is all free. Meanwhile, in addition to physical fixing, Williamstown’s Repair Café is also offering advice.
We’re partnering with the Bag Share project to make reusable shopping bags. We’ll have materials and grommet machines to make them at Repair Cafe. Come and learn how to make a bag. It’s a good activity for older children, and it keeps all kinds of animal feed and barley bags out of the landfill.
We’re recruiting “fixers,” so if you have expertise you’d like to share, please get in touch.
Last spring, we were able to offer repairs, tool sharpening and expert advice from a lawyer, a realtor, a gardener, a knitter, a seamstress, a veterinarian, an elder services specialist, not to mention computer geeks. AND, IT’S ALL FREE. PLUS REFRESHMENTS, TOO.
It is good for all of us who aren’t so good at fixing things and it’s good for the environment.