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ALL ABOUT HOUSES

Whether you own a home or are looking to buy your very first home, this course is for you. Spend an evening with an experienced home inspector who will discuss topics such as: mold, cracks in your foundation walls, what is the life expectancy of building materials, wiring methods, insulation issues, wells and septic systems, regular maintenance of your home as well as a host of other issues. There will be time for questions, so bring them along.

Wed   May 1     6:30-9 pm                                               1 class                                              $32.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 211                                                    Harry Janssen                                         PR-4761


ECO HOMES

How will the home of the future look…will it be self-sustaining, what will the energy costs be, will they be net zero, and how can this be achieved? How will they look? Join Harry to learn all about topics such as going off-grid, using alternative power sources, and how to utilize recycled materials.

Wed   Feb 20     6:30-9 pm                                           1 class                                              $32.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 211                                                 Harry Janssen                                          PR-4762


ENVIRONENTAL & INSURANCE ISSUES FOR HOME BUYERS

Interested in learning about environmental insurance coverage? Join Harry in this workshop to discuss issues such as radon, mould, and asbestos. Harry will walk you through the issues and help you determine what is insured and what is not.

Wed   Jan 30     6:30-9 pm                                          1 class                                             $32.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 211                                                Harry Janssen                                        PR-4763


HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR HOME

Tips for keeping your house in tip top shape! Join Harry for an evening of discussion on how to keep your home in the best shape possible. He will discuss such topics as seasonal maintenance of your home for both indoor and outdoors. Best ways to maintain your roof, heating, etc. will also be covered in this class.

Wed   Mar 20     6:30-9 pm                                          1 class                                                $32.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 211                                                Harry Janssen                                           PR-4764


HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE

So, how exactly is a house built? From ground-breaking to occupancy, what is involved in constructing a house? Learn about trades people required, permits and inspections, blueprints and plans and what’s required for occupancy.

Wed   Apr 17     6:30-9 pm                                         1 class                                                $32.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 211                                               Harry Janssen                                           PR-4765


Welcome to the “Natural Home Series” where you will explore ways to keep our homes clean and fresh, using the simplest ingredients found at everyday stores. You can adapt and personalize these products to suit your preferences and your home water type. You will walk away from each workshop with creatively packaged products to use or gift.


NATURAL HOME: TUB SCRUB & TOILET FIZZIES

Soft Tub Scrub & Toilet Fizzies Workshop: Even the bathroom can be clean and sparkling using natural products with easy to find ingredients. These can be created easily and at a fraction of the cost of what you’ll find in a store. A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

Wed   May 15     7-9 pm                                             1 class                                                 $15.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 235                                               Lisa Nevar-Landsmann                             PR-4859


NATURAL HOME: LAUNDRY SOAP & DRYER SHEETS

Powdered Detergent & Dryer Sheets Workshop: Simple, fast, and so affordable! Make enough laundry soap to clean loads and loads of dirty clothes and keep things fresh with DIY dryer sheets. You will walk away from the workshop with creatively packaged products. A $30 material fee is payable to the instructor.

Wed   Feb 13     7-9 pm                                              1 class                                                   $15.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 235                                               Lisa Nevar-Landsmann                               PR-4860