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GEEK FAIR! A Community Street Party

Free Geek
1731 SE 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)
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On Saturday, August 23, Free Geek will celebrate eight years of operating the Community Technology Center with a Street Party. Geek Fair! is a free event for all ages. Festivities start at 12pm and go until 6pm. Geek Fair will have live music and delicious food & refreshments. There will be tons of fun stuff to check out and lots of kids' activities. The event will be showcasing great local bands. Geek Fair gives the public many fun ways to contribute to the Free Geek cause. There will be a raffle with lots of great items donated from local businesses, and featuring a really nice Linux computer as the grand prize. Free Geek's computer thrift store will be open with some great specials and bargains for the computer hobbyist, or you can take one of the regular tours of the facility that will be offered every hour throughout the day. Geek Fair is sponsored by some of these following local businesses and organizations, Clever Cycles, Zip Car, Cellar Door Coffee, Bear Recycling, Hasson Realtors, New Seasons and Free Geek. Free Geek is a local non-profit organization that recycles and refurbishes donated computers and other electronic equipment, making it available to individuals and non-profits in the community. Volunteers can participate, learn and earn a free computer system in the process. Volunteer orientation tours are held daily at noon and 6pm. In eight years of operation, Free Geek helped more than 15,000 volunteers get their own computer system or learn how to build the computers that are given away through their various programs. Free Geek's recycling program has salvaged over 1,800 tons of e-scrap, keeping toxins such as lead and mercury from the landfill and recovering valuable materials such as gold and copper for reuse.

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