Vashon Fixers Do It Again!

Vashon Fix-It Cafe Oct. 15

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]Vashon Fix-It Café

Register Now for Spring Fix-It Café

Dedicated to reducing waste and building community, the Vashon Fix-It Café returns Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 10am to 2pm at the Vashon Eagles Club, 18134 Vashon Highway SW.

Advance registration is required to safely stagger fixing sessions and pair you with the right fixer for your job. Complete the simple form on the Fix-It Café website at http://vashonfixit.com/ to be paired with a fixer – or – to volunteer to join our merry band of fixers.

You’ll be given a time to drop off your item (s) and will be called when the fix is finished. For those missing the good old days of in-person fixing, we’re also offering that option – with mask precautions and social distancing, probably in an outdoor setting. If you’d like to be involved in the fix, select that option on the registration.

Fixers are eager to repair your bicycles, sewing machines, jewelry, outdoor equipment, lamps, vacuums, fans, chairs, tables, tools, music players, blenders, toasters, toys, pants, dresses, purses and bags, electronics, and lots more! Fixing and advice are free to the public, but if parts are needed you may be required to acquire them at cost to complete the fix. Please do not bring in anything that drips, smells or is too heavy for one person to carry.

The Vashon Fix-It Café is hosted by the Vashon Eagles Aerie # 3144 and staffed by members of the Vashon Tool Library (vashontools.org), Vashon Makerspace, (https://vashonmakerspace.org/),

Zero Waste Vashon (zerowastevashon.org), and Vashon Island Time Exchange, with support from the King County Eco-Consumer Program.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 7, 2022
10am-2pm

                            

WHERE:
Vashon Eagles Club
 18134 Vashon Highway SW

REGISTRATION:    Free to the Public. Pre-registration is required at: http://vashonfixit.com/

Tool Library Closed for Christmas and New Years

The Vashon Tool Library will be closed on Saturday, December 25th and Saturday, January 1st.  Any tools that are due on that date can be returned the next week, with no late fees.

Wednesday Hours Changed for the winter

To better serve our members, we are adjusting our Wednesday evening hours slightly.  The new hours are from 4 PM to 7 PM until further notice.  Your dropoff and pickup appointments must be within that time range.  You’ll see them in the appointment signup page – just select from the available times.

Chainsaw Fundamentals Class June 2



The Vashon Makerspace will present a chainsaw fundamentals class on Sunday, June 2nd, from 2 to 4 PM in the Gallery at the O Space, 18870 103rd Ave SW.  The class is a broad introduction to chainsaw use.  It covers the care and maintenance of the chainsaw, basic chainsaw safety, techniques of use, and tips on how to handle a variety of situations that islanders may encounter after a storm or windfall.  This is a classroom demonstration event, there will be no field work or hands-on chainsaw work.  We will also cover some of the additional emergency equipment that is available through the Vashon Tool Library. 

Cost for the class is $25. To purchase tickets for the class, go to the website vashonmakerspace.org and click on Events and Classes. 



Chainsaw Fundamentals Class May 9

The Vashon Makerspace will present a chainsaw fundamentals class on Thursday, May 9th, from 6 to 8 PM in the Gallery at the O Space, 18870 103rd Ave SW.  The class is a broad introduction to chainsaw use.  It covers the care and maintenance of the chainsaw, basic chainsaw safety, techniques of use, and tips on how to handle a variety of situations that islanders may encounter after a storm or windfall.  This is a classroom demonstration event, there will be no field work or hands-on chainsaw work.  We will also cover some of the additional emergency equipment that is available through the Vashon Tool Library. 

Cost for the class is $25, with discounted tickets available for members of NEROs (Neighborhood Emergency Response Organizations).  To purchase tickets for the class, go to the website vashonmakerspace.org and click on Events and Classes.  Additional classes will be scheduled soon, so if the class is full, send email to info@vashonmakerspace.org to be added to the waiting list.  

Holiday closures on Dec 26, Jan 2

The Vashon Tool Library will be closed on Wednesday, Dec 26th, and Wednesday, January 2, to give our volunteers a holiday break. It will be open on the weekends before and after those dates.

TECH & TOOL ZOO

Saturday, November 3, 12-3pm
Vashon Library

All ages welcome. In partnership with Vashon MakerSpace. Come to the Vashon Library for a Tech & Tool Zoo with knowledgeable people, new tech, the arts and crafts represented. See something you want in the future Vashon MakerSpace? Are we missing something you would like to see in the MakerSpace? Want to get involved?

Share your thoughts and meet the current members.
Vashon Library • 17210 Vashon Highway SW • Vashon Island, WA 98070 • 206.463.2069

Come Join the Tool Library Drill Team at the Strawberry Festival Parade

Calling all Makerspace and Tool Library members and supporters

Join the Makerspace/Tool Library Drill Team and help make this year’s Strawberry Festival Parade entry our best one yet. We get a little bigger and a little better every year. What a great way to show your support and promote the library and makerspace. It’s loose. It’s casual. it’s FUN!

We meet this Saturday in the staging area on the highway south of town at 10:15 AM, do a little “organizing” (I use the term loosely), Parade starts at 11 and winds up by noon.We walk about 1.5 miles, periodically performing our “routine”.

If you have a rechargeable drill bring it along, if not we have some from the library. We need banner carriers as well.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and any tool / handyperson / tradesperson attire you wish. We will have some safety vests and hardhats to round out our “uniform”

I will email final directions Thursday evening after I get our entry number from the parade organizers.  Please reply with a phone number so we can communicate as needed on Saturday morning.

See you Saturday
Kevin

Please RSVP to
Kevin Grayum
KevinGrayum@gmail.com

425-248-0320