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The House Doctor Series with Don West

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Garden

New! Feeding the Soil: Organic Methods of Making Compost

Give your garden what it needs without increasing your budget. Make easy organic compost in many different ways from the scraps that you have. Increase the productivity of your garden. Discuss different compost bins and the different styles of composting and see what is best for you. Instructor: Marann Jones

Total Cost: $30 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-449-A3
Thursday, March 12, 7 - 9 p.m.
T325
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How to Raise Chickens

People are clucking about how easy and fun raising chickens can be! No protein is more local or sustainable than chicken grown in your backyard. Learn how to choose and raise chicks, including suitable housing using a moveable pen, feeding, zoning and much more. Experienced and novice chicken enthusiasts welcomed. Instructor: Lee Royer

Total Cost: $35 (includes $35 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-634-A3
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
A125
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The House Doctor Series with Don West

Replacing Toilets and Installing Hot Water Heaters

Learn more complex plumbing techniques you can do yourself; replace a faucet and sink, toilet, or install a hot water heater. Build on the basics you’ve already learned and save money! Water conservation and money saving features are also discussed. Prerequisite: Plumbing Know How or some basic knowledge of plumbing. Instructor: Don West

Total Cost: $30 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-943-A3
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7 - 9 p.m.
N105
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Installing Ceiling Fans and Other Fixtures

Still wired up to improve your home? Find out how with this even more “electrifying” class. Safely install ceiling fans, service panels and other fixtures. Learn important energy-saving techniques and recommendations for appliances and save money. Build on the basics you’ve already learned. Prerequisite: Electrical Know How or some basic knowledge of electricity. Instructor: Don West

Total Cost: $30 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-945-A3
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7 - 9 p.m.
N105
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Basic Trim Carpentry

Take care of all those crooked door and window casings yourself! Learn about setting an interior door and how to hang the casing. Discuss the different types of door and window hardware to decide what works for your home. The House Doctor’s door is open and framed! Instructor: Don West

Total Cost: $30 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-178-A3
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 7 - 9 p.m.
P520
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Home Improvements: Fences, Patios and Walkways

Plan ahead! Begin your outdoor projects now and be ready when summer arrives. Whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor, knowing how to plan and execute your project could save you headaches. This class covers drawings, estimating materials and construction and includes discussion time for questions. Instructor: Don West

Total Cost: $30 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-266-A3
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7 - 9 p.m.
N105
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Pet and Animal Care

New! Horse Crazy: How to Get Started Riding Horses

If you or someone you love of any age is horse crazy, this is the class for you. Learn about the abundant horse activities in our own backyard. Whether you want English, Western, Carriage Driving, Equine Agility or just adopting a pasture pet, discuss putting horses into your life now and forever. Beginner or returning to the local horse world, you can safely start your horse adventure here. Instructor: Lee Royer
 
Total Cost: $30 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-359-A3
Wednesday, March 18, 7 - 9 p.m.
M259
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Our Instructors will grow on you! 

Marann Jones, a landscape architect, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and has completed postgraduate work in Landscape Design from Sheffield University, Sheffield England. She volunteers as a Penn State Master Gardener. Jones has a deep passion for teaching and designing garden space.

Lee Royer, with over 30 years’ experience growing African Violets, is a member of the African Violet Society of America and the Baltimore African Violet and Gesneriad Club.

Don West, president of Double Diamond Construction, he brings his expertise, humor and vast experience to each class. Don specializes in renovating houses and is a local leader in aspects of the green building and construction.

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