Some Inside Information on the Fix-It Clinics

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Fix-It-ClinicBy now everyone has heard of the Hennepin Fix-It Clinics.  We promote it every month on Family Fun Twin Cities.  It is a great idea.  Take something broken and learn how to fix it.  Or, at least, know you tried before tossing it.  It’s perfect for kids, too.  Kid’s love to explore and take things apart and see how they work.  You might as well make that tendency useful.

I recently had a chance to chat on Facebook with Nancy Lo, the coordinator of the Fix-It Clinic program and she let me in on a little secret:  Don’t get to the Fix-It Clinic’s early.  Sleep in, eat breakfast, go grocery shopping.  Show up to the Fix-It Clinic about two hours in.  The second half is much less crowded than the first.  If you show up at the midway point, you’ll still have time to work with an expert, but you won’t have to wait in line as long.

Also, in case you were worried, I also have it on Ms. Lo’s authority that these events are family friendly and kids are encouraged to attend!

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Joy Peters

Joy Peters – co-creator and writer for

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.


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