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On Saturday, July 21, Free Geek will celebrate seven years of local, creative reuse and recycling efforts with a street party and fund raiser. Geek Fair is a free event for all ages. Festivities start at 1pm and go until 7pm.

Geek Fair will have live music and delicious food & refreshments. There will be tons of fun stuff to check out: “Beat-the Geek” game show, Smash-tacular! (you get to go all “Office Space” on a printer of your choosing), puppet shows, video gaming room, and kids' activities.

Geek Fair will be showcasing great local performers: Dance Card, 40 HT, Frank, and Scree will sing their hearts out for you. On the midway, catch acro-balancing team Kazum!

Geek Fair gives the public many fun ways to contribute to the Free Geek cause. There will be a silent auction with lots of great items donated from local businesses, and a raffle 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, and tours of the facility will be given throughout the day.

Geek Fair is sponsored by Free Geek and the following local businesses and Portland Mercury, Backspace, Belmont Computers, Full Sail Brewery, and Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program.

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 5pm.

For more information, check out the Geek Fair webpage at

For a great video of 2005's Geek Fair, check out

Super-short version:

On Saturday, July 21 from 1 until 7pm, Free Geek will celebrate local, creative reuse and recycling efforts with a fabulous street party. Geek Fair is a free event for all ages, and will feature yummy refreshments, printer smashing, kids' activities, booths, live music, and much more. Local performers Dance Card, Scree, 40 HT, and Frank will be singing their hearts out for you. Local acrobalance phenoms Kazum! will also make an appearance, as will puppetteers and storytellers. Also look for classic video games and a gaming LAN party, sponsored by Backspace.

That's Geek Fair, Saturday, July 21st, from 1 - 7pm at the Free Geek facilities (1731 SE 10th Ave. 2.5 blocks south of Hawthorne).

For more info, go to

To get a taste of Geek Fair, check out