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Fix-It Clinics

Get help with your broken stuff and learn valuable repair skills at free Fix-It Clinics.

Fix-It Clinics offer free, guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot, and (hopefully) fix small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more. Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections and reduce the number of repairable items that are thrown in the trash. 

Hennepin County requests that attendees who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms not attend in-person Fix-It Clinics. Hennepin County does not require attendees to have received a COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend. Attendees who have received a COVID-19 vaccination must still comply with all safety precautions.

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Fall 2022 – Winter 2023

Clinics are held once a month from noon to 4 p.m., with the last items accepted at 3:30 p.m. Events are first come, first served. No pre-registration required. 

Saturday, October 8, at Saint Anthony City Hall

Map to Saint Anthony City Hall
3301 Silver Lake Road Northeast, Saint Anthony, MN 55418

Saturday, November 12, at Saint Louis Park Recreation Center

Map to Saint Louis Park Recreation Center
3700 Monterey Drive, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

Saturday, December 10, at Eden Prairie Community Center

Map to Eden Prairie Community Center
16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Saturday, January 14, at Southdale Library

Map to Southdale Library
7001 York Avenue S, Edina, MN, 55435

Sunday, February 12, at the American Swedish Institute

Map to American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN, 55407

Saturday, March 11, at Ridgedale Library

Map to Ridgedale Library
12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN, 55305

Stay tuned for updates on additional Fix-It Clinic dates.

Past 2022 Fix-It Clinics

  • Saturday, June 11, at Brookdale Library
  • Saturday, July 9, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church
  • Saturday, August 13, at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
  • Saturday, September 10, at Gramercy Park Cooperative

You must be able to carry items in — no oversized items. Feel free to bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job; however, our volunteers have plenty of tools, so it’s not mandatory. Be prepared to wield a screwdriver, open stuff up and, hopefully, fix it!

The following are examples of things that have been repaired at other fix-it events:

  • Antique radio
  • Blender
  • Camping lantern
  • Clothing and other soft goods to mend or alter
  • Dremel tool
  • DVD player
  • Electric hot water kettle
  • Fan
  • Flashlight
  • Hair dryer
  • Lamp
  • Paper shredder
  • Remote control
  • Sewing machine
  • Steam mop
  • Stereo
  • Telephone headset
  • Toaster oven
  • Toaster
  • Toys

If you can troubleshoot repairs for broken items, consider volunteering at a Fix-It Clinic. Volunteer fixers who have skills in soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, wood working and general tinkering are essential to making the clinics successful.

Please email nancy.lo@hennepin.us or call 612-348-9195 for more details.

Thank you for wanting to host a Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic! In order to have a successful event, here are the things that are needed from your site:

  1. A large room that is big enough to fit at least 20 banquet-sized tables. A well-lit room is very helpful, too.
  2. Twenty tables. Ideally, six-feet-long with four chairs per table. Smaller, round tables are fine as long as we have more of them (about 30). The number of tables and surface space to work on is more important than the shape of the tables.
  3. At least eight electrical outlets
  4. Wi-fi
  5. A parking lot with at least 30 spaces

Please email at nancy.lo@hennepin.us or call 612-348-9195 for more details.

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