Home Repair Resource Center holds fall classes

In this current economic climate, it is more important than ever to spend your home repair dollars wisely. One way to save money can be to do the work yourself. Home Repair Resource Center offers free classes that give you an opportunity to practice using the tools and techniques you’ll need for the job.

Our fall classes will all be held at HRRC’s Teaching Center, 2520 Noble Road (two blocks north of Monticello, at the corner of Oxford). Reservations are requested; call 216-381-9560 to save your spot for these workshops:

Plaster Repair: How to repair common plaster problems, from small cracks to large areas damaged by water.

Monday, Oct. 13, 7 - 9 p.m. HRRC

Interior Painting: How to select paint, prepare the wall, and end up with a better paint job.

Monday, Oct. 20, 7 - 9 p.m. HRRC

Ceramic Tile: How to lay out and space tiles, cut pieces for edges or around fixtures, and maintain and repair a tiled surface.

Monday, Oct. 27, 7 - 9 p.m. HRRC

Exhaust Fans: How to cut the opening, route the exhaust vent, and wire the circuit for a bathroom exhaust fan. We’ll also talk about kitchen installations.

Monday, Nov. 3, 7 - 9 p.m. HRRC

Ceiling Fans: How to mount a ceiling fan and wire it into an existing circuit. We’ll also talk about running wires for a wall switch and/or new circuit, if needed.

Monday, Nov. 10, 7 - 9 p.m. HRRC

Recessed Lighting: How to install a recessed light fixture and wire it into an existing circuit.

Monday, Nov. 17, 7 - 9 p.m. HRRC

Track Lighting: How to add track lighting to your home and wire it into your electrical system.

Monday, Dec. 1, 7 - 9 p.m HRRC

Preventing Plumbing Disasters: How to replace sink traps, snake clogged sink and bathtub drains, replace valves and remount a toilet, without having to call a plumber.

Monday, Dec. 8, 7 - 9 p.m. HRRC

HRRC also offers a series of financial fitness classes each month to help you manage your money in a smarter way. You’ll learn about the power of a personal budget, how to improve your credit and what to expect when purchasing a home. The best part about these classes is that they don’t cost a dime! Reservations are requested, and space is limited. Call 216-381-6100 to reserve your spot!  All October classes are held at the South Euclid-Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 1534 Green Road, South Euclid (next to the post office).

Power of a Personal Budget
Thursday, Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m. SE-H United Methodist Church

Improving Your Credit
Thursday, Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m. SE-H United Methodist Church

Refinancing & Reverse Mortgages
Thursday, Oct. 16, 7-9 p.m. SE-H United Methodist Church

Financing Your Home Purchase
Thursday, Oct. 23, 7-9 p.m. SE-H United Methodist Church

Improving Your Credit
Thursday, Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m. HRRC

Power of a Personal Budget
Thursday, Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m. HRRC

Mortgage & Refinance
Thursday, Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m. HRRC

Becky Stager has been the repair education programs coordinator for Home Repair Resource Center since 1989.
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Volume 1, Issue 7, Posted 4:36 PM, 09.11.2008