Fix-It Clinics

Have broken stuff lying around?  Don't trash it - fix it!

Sign up for the in person fix-it clinic to meet with an expert fixer to repair your favorite items. Get help repairing clocks, vacuums, clothing, lamps, bikes and much more!  Anoka County staff and volunteer fixers will review submissions to ensure we can work on your item and send you an appointment time. Time slots are first come, first served.  Events will be held outside at park pavilions throughout the county in 2021.  

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Fixit Items

Why fix it? Bring your broken items back to life!

Our Fix It Clinic can help you by...

  • Saving you money.
  • Preserving old items of value to you.
  • Reducing waste in your community.

First come, first served. These events are for residents who need their own items fixed. These events are not intended for businesses.

What You Will Need

You will need a laptop, tablet or phone, and Internet connection that allows for video conferencing. It's helpful to have a second person in your household helping you aim the camera and help with disassembly and repairs.

Some common tools you may need include:

  • Phillips and standard screw drivers
  • Needle nose and regular pliers
  • Flashlight 
  • Soldering iron and solder
  • Basic voltmeter and wires to measure AC and DC voltage and resistance (if your item is electrical and not working)

Dates, times & locations: (2021 dates/locations are TBD and will be posted when available.)

No Event April 2021 Saturday, May 1, 2021
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Riverfront Park Pavilion #1
5100 East River Road, Fridley, MN 55432
Saturday June 5, 2021
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Coon Rapids Dam Park Pavilion #3
9750 Egret Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Entrance fee will be waived via emailed voucher.
Registration coming soon!  

No Event Due to Holiday
July 2021
Saturday, August 7, 2021
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
East Bethel Booster Park West Pavilion #1
22266 Palisade St NE, East Bethel, MN 55011
Registration coming soon!
TBD
September 2021
TBD
October 2021
TBD
November 2021
TBD
December 2021

Mobile Menders

Have a button to sew back on, pants that need to be hemmed or a tear in your favorite jeans?  

Mobile Menders is a volunteer group dedicated to providing free mending services around the Twin Cities area. Their goal is to provide clothing repair to those in need. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to have clothes that fit and are in good shape.  They hold mending clinics throughout the year some of which are in Anoka County.  For information about Mobile Menders or their events go to: https://mobilemenders.weebly.com/.