The Repair Cafe - the free community meeting place to bring a beloved but broken item to be repaired - returns to the Warwick Senior Center on Saturday, Jan. 20.
WARWICK — The Repair Cafe - the free community meeting place to bring a beloved but broken item to be repaired - returns to the Warwick Senior Center on Saturday, Jan. 20. The cafe is staffed by repair coaches who volunteer their time for this non-profit project. It’s open to everyone no matter where they live. The cafe is about fixing things - lamps and small electrics, clothing and textiles, soft toys, jewelry, bikes, things made of wood, knife and tool sharpening - together. There is a limit of two items per person. Most repairs are free, although are at cost charges for lamp and bike parts. Raison d'etre The mission behind the Repair Cafe is: • To transform our throw-away economy, one beloved item at a time. • To reduce how much stuff goes into the waste stream. • To preserve traditional repair know-how and skills and pass them on. • To show people who have this knowledge that they are valued. • To feed curiosity about "how things work." • To build community and sustainability. Essential information Repair Cafes are take place on the third Saturday every other month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Upcoming cafes are scheduled for March 17, May 19, July 21, Sept. 15 and Nov. 17. The senior center is located behind Town Hall at 132 King’s Highway, Warwick. For information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org; Call 845-544-1056; or Visit Facebook page: Repair Café – Hudson Valley.