Friday, October 1, 2010

Free Home Improvement Seminars for Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show!

Home Improvement Seminars

Saturday, October 2, 2010

11am- Great Cleaning Tips from the Queen of Clean, Linda Cobb presented by Kinetico Water:
Bring you pencil and paper because she will be teaching you how to make fast, cheap, effective and natural cleaning products. Plus lots and lots of giveaways!
12 noon- 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!
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- Southwestern Feng Shui:
Learn the basic principles of Feng Shui and how to make adjustments to accommodate a Desert Environment. Feng Shui is easier to make work in places with mountain water.  Learn quick ways to balance those missing elements for Arizona.
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-Energy $aving Strategies for your Home! Heliocol:
a) Reduce your Energy footprint and $ave money with simple upgrades (Duct sealing, Whole house envelope seal, R-38 + insulation, efficient windows & doors, $ 99 Blower-door test by REEIS co-sponsored by APS and SRP,  your current A/C efficiency analysis, & thermo-measurement tests, and more...)
b) Produce your own "Solar Heat" to heat your Pool & Spa, Hot water for Showers, laundry, dishwashing, bathing, shaving, etc.
c) Produce your own "Electricity" from the Sun to minimize your Electric bill usage with Solar PV Grid-tied Energy Systems
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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