Thursday, September 30, 2010

Free Home Improvement Seminars for Friday, Oct. 1, at the Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show!

Free Home Improvement Seminars

Friday, October 1, 2010
11am- Score Savings on Your Energy Bills with APS:
Conserving energy, saving money and protecting the environment doesn’t require a radical lifestyle change, thanks to Green Choices from APS. We’re here to help you save with a variety of options – you choose the programs that fit your lifestyle best.  We have simple ways to reduce energy use – like installing discounted CFLs, scheduling an energy checkup for your home, or switching to Green Choice rates; or more robust options like installing a more efficient pool pump or investing in renewable energy. Come hear about rebates and incentives – even how APS will pay you to let us pick up and recycle your old fridge. Enter a raffle for merchandise signed by Steve Nash! Come get in the game with APS!
12 noon- Grow Your Own Healthy Veggies & Herbs:
This is the perfect weather to plant for winter and spring veggies.  Learn everything you need to know to get your fall garden off to a great start.  Gary Petterson actually grows a garden and has developed great products at Gardener’s World that make it easy to be successful in your garden.
1pm- Home Ideas from The Home Hunter:
Meet Dianne & Tiffany Hunter from ABC 15 the "Home Hunter” and their special panel of home remodeling experts to help you get your next home improvement project started!
2pm- Feng Shui to Sell Your Home:
Learn tips and tricks to sell your home faster.  Feng Shui cures and how-to’s to get a house moving in Arizona’s Marketplace.
3pm- How To Make an Emergency Preparedness Kit:
Be ready for whatever life’s curve ball may throw your way!  The Phoenix Police Department will show you 3 samples of how to make an emergency preparedness kit for your family.
4pm- Solar Rebates and Tax Credits-current AZ Status and how you can take advantage of them!
a) APS, SRP and TEP programs for Solar Hot Water and Solar PV Electric rebates
b) 30% Federal Tax credits, expire in 2016, which types of Solar qualifies?
c) 25%, up to $ 1000 AZ Tax credits, never expire, which types of Solar qualifies?
5pm- “How To” Step by Step Interlocking Paving Installation presented by Toro Concrete & Masonry &
Landscaping LLC:  
Information and “cheat sheet” with step-by-step information on how to install your own pavers for the driveway, walkway, patio and more. Material cost, design, and installation process.  At this seminar, you will learn how to do it yourself or find the company to do it for you!
6pm- International Wine Seminar - Wines for the Season:
White and dark turkey meat, mashed potatoes, yams, herb-filled stuffing, cranberry relish, pickled this and peppered that, all the way to pumpkin or pecan pie.  Then we have honey baked ham, roasted turkey, roast beef and even duck or goose. We love our gingerbread, Stollen & pudding, fruitcake and enjoy a few sips of eggnog in between. Light to medium bodied wines (dry or fruity), with lower tannins and complexity are better suited to the vast array of flavors. Must be 21 to attend this seminar.
Champagne            great for any occasion
                           Pinot Noir                light, low tannins
                           Malbec                    medium, fruit forward
                           Dornfelder               on the fruity side
                           Ros├ęs                      perfect match for poultry
Riesling                   everyone will love it
                        Pinot Blanc             elegant for the occasion

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