And check out a host of environmentally themed exhibits and booths at the annual sustainability fair in Garden Home

COURTESY HEATHER WAISANEN - Visitors check out booths at last year's sustainability fair in Garden Home. Want to get your waffle iron or bicycle fixed?

Take a test drive in an electric Nissan Leaf?

Those and lots of other activities are on tap at the 8th-annual Garden Home Community Sustainability & Repair Fair, on Friday, Oct. 12.

The Garden Home Community Library west of Portland is hosting the annual event, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It's located at the Garden Home Community Rec Center gym, at 7475 S.W. Oleson Road, near the intersection with Southwest Garden Home.

New exhibitors this year include Depave, Full Circle, econstructionNW, and WashCo Bikes (formerly Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition).

There also will be exhibits from regulars at the event, including ecoShuttle, Forth, Green Living Journal, Happy Baby Food, New Seasons Market in Raleigh Hills, Portland Urban Beekeepers, Pacific NW Pollution Prevention Resource Center, Oregon Rain Harvesting, River West Village, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Nature Park, Tualatin Riverkeepers, Tualatin Valley Water District and Victory Seed Company.

COURTESY HEATHER WAISANEN - A scene from the 2017 sustainability and fix-it fair in Garden Home. The Repair Fair is always popular, so there is a limit of two items per attendee, and folks must register the items they want repaired. Those might include pants, blenders, mixers, coffee makers, vacuums, bikes and more. (No gas-powered equipment, TVs or microwaves are repaired.)

To register:

Oh, and did we mention this event is family-friendly and free?

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