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ReBuilding Center (Administrative entrance)
3625 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227
* Women's classes are a safe and supportive learning environment specifically for women to develop carpentry and related skills.
Learn how to safely replace outlets, switches, and light fixtures. These simple skills can save you tons on an electrician's bill or a home remodel, or even bring an old lamp back to life. Lots of hands-on practice along with loads of info to help you decide which projects to tackle yourself, and when to ask for expert help.
Skill level: This class is built for beginners.
* how does all this even work? — demystifying the basics
* «hot» or not? — making sure it's safe to work
* then & now — simple updates vs major re-wiring
* making safe connections
** This class focuses on common 110V «finish» electrical, and provides a foundation for more advanced topics that won't be covered in this class (i.e. new wiring, adding receptacles, going off-grid).
IMPORTANT EVENT INFO
Class fees & donations: All class fees include materials. Want to throw a little extra in to support our scholarships? There’s a donation option at registration to add any amount that you want to pay forward. A donation receipt will be included with your registration confirmation email.
Scholarships: Limited scholarships are offered on every class registration page, and are generously supported by fellow students. Please accept this gift if you need it. Our only request is to limit yourself to one scholarship every 2-3 months to keep these opportunities widely available.
Refund policy: We currently do not offer refunds or transfers between classes. You may, however, transfer your ticket to another person who is 18 or older. If you need help finding someone to take your spot, you are welcome to post in the class event on our FB page, or ask us to share your email address with the class waitlist.
Ongoing classes: Hear about new class announcements every other week, or check out all currently scheduled classes here.
What is your refund policy? We currently do not offer refunds or transfers between classes. You may, however, transfer your ticket to anyone 18 or older. If you need help finding someone to take your spot, consider posting on the relevant class event on our FB page. At your request, we’d also be glad to share your email address with the class waitlist.
How do I transfer my ticket to someone else? You can either log in to your EventBrite account and edit the attendee info on your registration, or email us at [email protected]
with 1) the date and name of the class, and 2) first name, last name, and email address of the person you’d like to transfer your ticket to.
When and where to arrive? Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before class to settle in and be ready to go! Come in through our administrative entrance (red door across from StormBreaker Brewing and just north of our donation drop-off area.) Signs inside the entrance will guide you to the ReFind Workshop.
What to bring/not to bring? For your personal safety, please wear closed-toe shoes, tie long hair back, and avoid any dangling jewelry or baggy clothing. You may also want to bring a water bottle and a snack�.
How about public transportation/parking options? The #4 bus stops within a block of the ReBuilding Center. The Yellow Max Line (Overlook Park stop) is about a 15 minute walk away.� There’s also parking available on the surrounding streets.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket? No — we'd prefer to save a few trees! We can look up registration details electronically if need be.
Is there an age limit? All our classes are 18+ unless otherwise indicated in the class description.
Other questions? Email us at [email protected]