Terry Sullivan repairs a chair for Carolyn Candy at a Fix-it Cafe last year. (File Photo)

Terry Sullivan repairs a chair for Carolyn Candy at a Fix-it Cafe last year. (File Photo)

Have something that needs repair? Head to the Fix-it Cafe

Islanders who want to have something repaired — from a bicycle to a vacuum cleaner — may wish to head to the Eagles on Saturday for Vashon’s third Fix-it Cafe.

There will be more than 20 “fixers” at work, according to Liz Illg, one of the day’s organizers. Among the fixers are people who can repair bicycles, sewing machines, clothing, furniture, toys, lamps, toasters and other small appliances, as well as electronics, electric lawn mowers and other electrical items.

“As long as your item doesn’t drip or smell, we’ll see what we can do to fix it,” she said.

Illg noted that the organizers are particularly pleased to have “fabric wizards” back in place for mending work, and a specialist in fixing sewing machines.

Students that are part of the Robotics Club will also be on hand, and Illg encouraged everyone with a cracked iPad to bring it for repair.

Participants are urged to register their items in advance at vashonfixit.com/contact. The group also welcomes new repair people; interested people should sign up there too.

During the event, from noon to 2 p.m., the Vashon Eagles Club will offer gourmet soup and toasted cheese lunches for $10 as a benefit for the Vashon Senior Center transportation program.

There is no labor cost to have items repaired.

The Eagles is located at 18134 Vashon Hwy. SW.

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