Fix-It Clinics

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

Sign up for the virtual fix-it clinic to meet online with an expert fixer to repair your favorite items with step by step instructions. Get help repairing clocks, vacuums, clothing, lamps, bikes and much more!  To attend the virtual clinic November 7, 2020, fill out a questionnaire about your item by October 30. Anoka County staff and volunteer fixers will review submissions to ensure we can work on your item over video chat. Instructions will be sent to each participant prior to the event. Time slots are first come, first served.

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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

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10 am - 1 pm
Andover Senior Center
1685 Crosstown Blvd NW, Andover
763-767-5114
Saturday, February 1, 2020
10 am - 1 pm
Lino Lakes Senior Center
1189 Main St, Lino Lakes
651-982-2423
Saturday, March 7, 2020
10 am - 1 pm
Community United Methodist Church
950 Gould Ave NE, Columbia Heights
763-788-5072
CANCELLED
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Coon Rapids Public Works Building
763-767-6485
CANCELLED
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Anoka City Hall Community Room
763-576-2725
CANCELLED
​Saturday, June 6, 2020
10 am - 1 pm
Spring Lake Park City Hall
1301 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park
763-792-7219
No July Event
CANCELLED
Saturday, August 1, 2020
10 am - 1 pm
East Bethel Senior Center
2241 221st Avenue NE, East Bethel
763-367-7840
No September Event
Saturday, October 3, 2020
10 am - 1 pm
763-324-3485
Saturday, November 7, 2020
10 am - 1 pm
763-324-3485
Saturday, December 5, 2020
10 am - 1 pm
Ham Lake Senior Center
15544 Central Ave. NE, Ham Lake
763-434-9555

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/.