Using a Chainsaw (Safely)
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Using a Chainsaw (Safely)

  • 1140 Latta Street Chattanooga, TN, 37406 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At this workshop, you will learn how to start and run a chainsaw safely and efficiently, how to buck and limb a fallen tree, safety procedures, the basic mechanics of chainsaws, how to tighten and sharpen the chain, and how to care for your saw. You will get hands-on experience by cutting some logs with guidance from Mariah! Safety first!

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Stripping & Refinishing Wood
Jun
29
2:00 PM14:00

Stripping & Refinishing Wood

Come learn how to take those thrift store and antique finds to the next level, or give your weekend carpentry project that professional finishing touch! In this workshop, you’re going to get hands-on experience learning the process of stripping wood (without all the chemicals), sanding, and refinishing wood with stain and polyurethane.

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Carpentry Basics: Wooden Hexagon Shelves
Aug
18
1:30 PM13:30

Carpentry Basics: Wooden Hexagon Shelves

  • 1140 Latta Street Chattanooga, TN, 37406 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come build carpentry skills, confidence, and a super cool shelf to take home! At this workshop, you’ll create a unique, stylish hexagon-shaped shelf from wood, and also find out how to turn them into honeycomb shelves. You’ll learn the fundamentals of measuring and joining corners, and how to use a miter saw, a power sander, and a nail gun with an air compressor. Heather will be running the perfect workshop for anyone who wants to learn basic carpentry skills!


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Making an Upholstered Footstool
Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

Making an Upholstered Footstool

  • 1140 Latta Street Chattanooga, TN, 37406 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At this hands-on workshop, you will make your own unique round upholstered footstool (also known as a tuffet or ottoman). Belinda will show you how to use a bandsaw to make the base, how to upholster it, and how to add furniture feet. All you need to bring is the upholstery fabric you’d like to use—we’ll supply the rest!

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Plumbing Basics
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Plumbing Basics

  • 6018 Somerhaven Trail Hixson, TN, 37343 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this hands-on workshop, Julie Smith will teach the basics of plumbing in your home including how it works, simple common repairs, and tools you will need. By learning how your home’s plumbing works, you will also be able to take action in an emergency situation either by making the repair yourself or explaining the problem to a plumber when the situation warrants it.

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Frame It! Hang It!
Jun
1
3:30 PM15:30

Frame It! Hang It!

  • 831 East Main Street Chattanooga, TN, 37408 United States (map)
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In this workshop, Tammy will teach you how to precisely install and hang artwork on different types of wall surfaces, how to pick out mattes and frames that compliment both the artwork or photographs and your home, and inform you about types of products used for framing and what is best used for certain projects.

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Decorating Like a Pro
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Decorating Like a Pro

  • 6018 Somerhaven Trail Hixson, TN, 37343 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you struggle with decorating your home? Fabric, paint, floor plans, furniture, accessories; it can be so confusing! What's the best style for you? What’s trendy and what’s timeless? How do you implement your decorating knowledge? Come learn the ins and outs of decorating from a professional!

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How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off by a Contractor
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off by a Contractor

Would you like to know the REAL warning signs of a bad contractor? What about where to find the best ones? Or the best way to save on materials for your project? How about knowing how to use insurance, contracts and lien waivers on both your side and theirs to protect you fully? Or the real way to use their reference list? Come learn the answers to these questions and more!

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Improving Your Home's Curb Appeal
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Improving Your Home's Curb Appeal

Whether you’re looking to sell your home quickly and for top dollar or you want to wow your guests, curb appeal is your answer. We’ll show you 25 ways to turn a good house into a great one that’s the star of the neighborhood. Most curb appeal projects cost very little money but make a huge impact on the look and feel of your home. Besides being your largest investment, your house is also the place that welcomes you home, so make it spectacular with design help from an expert in curb appeal.

Participants are encouraged to bring photos of the front of their properties.

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Simple Chair Upholstery
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Simple Chair Upholstery

  • 1140 Latta Street, Suite 4 Chattanooga, TN, 37406 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have some dining room chairs that could use a makeover? Drawn to old furniture that has “good bones” but needs some work? At this workshop, Belinda will teach you how to choose fabric for upholstery projects, demonstrate a basic upholstery and finishing technique, and how to add tufts. You will get hands-on experience as Belinda guides you through a simple chair upholstery project.

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Preventing Emergency Car Repairs
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Preventing Emergency Car Repairs

  • 1140 Latta St. Suite 4 Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every woman needs to know basic vehicle maintenance in case of an emergency on the road! Yes, there are roadside assistance services, but what if you don’t have cell service? At this workshop, you will learn hands-on how to fix a flat and change a tire,  jump start a vehicle, and change windshield wipers. You will also get hands on experience checking the oil level and important filters, replacing a battery, and the signs that brakes need to be changed  -- all so that you can prevent emergencies. You’ll also learn what tools and supplies to keep in your trunk in case of an emergency.  Learn how to be prepared, stay safe and be in charge!

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Carpentry Basics: Wooden Hexagon Shelves
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Carpentry Basics: Wooden Hexagon Shelves

  • 1140 Latta St. Suite 4 Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come build carpentry skills, confidence, and a super cool shelf to take home! At this workshop, you’ll create a unique, stylish hexagon-shaped shelf from wood, and also find out how to turn them into honeycomb shelves. You’ll learn the fundamentals of measuring and joining corners, and how to use a miter saw, a power sander, and a nail gun with an air compressor. Heather will be running the perfect workshop for anyone who wants to learn basic carpentry skills!

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Tiling a Kitchen Backsplash Like a Pro
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Tiling a Kitchen Backsplash Like a Pro

  • 1140 Latta St. Suite 4 Chattanooga, TN, 37406 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you wish you had a simple or decorative tile backsplash in your kitchen? Learn hands-on the skills needed to create a new backsplash that your family and friends will notice for its professional appearance. As part of the workshop, you will learn how to use a tile saw and the specialized technique to cut around an outlet.

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DIY Succulent Planter
Apr
28
3:30 PM15:30

DIY Succulent Planter

  • 1140 Latta St. Suite 4 Chattanooga, TN 37406 United States (map)
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Come learn how to use a drill and specialty drill bits to create drain holes in both glass and ceramic containers to create planters. Drain holes are a necessity to prevent root rot and maintain healthy plants. We will also cover succulent care basics including topics like choosing the right soil, when to water, and seasonal care. We will provide one glass mason jar and a succulent for you to take home. You’re welcome to bring your own containers as well and can make as many planters as time permits. 

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Plumbing Basics
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Plumbing Basics

  • 6018 Somerhaven Trail Hixson, TN 37343 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this hands-on workshop, Julie Smith will teach the basics of plumbing in your home including how it works, simple common repairs, and tools you will need. By learning how your home’s plumbing works, you will also be able to take action in an emergency situation either by making the repair yourself or explaining the problem to a plumber when the situation warrants it.

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Organizing Your Garage
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Organizing Your Garage

  • 6018 Somerhaven Trail Hixson, TN 37343 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop, Certified Professional Organizer Julie Bestry will teach you how to confidently let go of the excess and create streamlined storage zones for tools, sports gear, garden resources, seasonal items, and other essentials, while still leaving room for your cars! Learn a professional's secrets for how to declutter, make better use of vertical space, and safely organize your garage without breaking your back—or the bank!

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Pruning & Planting Trees
Apr
6
3:00 PM15:00

Pruning & Planting Trees

  • 821 Olsen Ave. Signal Mountain, TN 37377 Signal Mountain, TN 37377 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At this workshop, you’re going to learn why you should prune, what tools you should use, when to prune different species, the right and wrong way to prune, see real-life examples, and participate in outside demonstrations. You’re also going to learn about the benefits of planting trees, when to plant them, how to plant them, and how to care for your trees as they grow. Plus, you’re going to get to help plant a tree!

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Pressure Washing the Right Way
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Pressure Washing the Right Way

  • 931 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37403 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you've never used a pressure washer, take this hands-on class and learn the tips and techniques for getting the most out of this amazing tool. You won't believe the difference a couple hours of work will make to improve your curb appeal, and you don't even need to purchase one—rental options are plentiful. Come join us and see.

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Creating a Perennial Food Forest
Mar
24
3:30 PM15:30

Creating a Perennial Food Forest

  • 931 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN, 37403 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Perennial food forests are an amazing way to plant a garden once and harvest year after year with little to no work! At this workshop, Carolyn will teach you what perennials work best for creating your food forest. You’ll also learn Carolyn’s successful approach to growing food that combines three different methods: Hugelkultur, a German method of gardening, square foot gardening, and Back to Eden. Imagine being able to provide your own food—now that’s independence!

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Making an Upholstered Footstool
Mar
23
1:30 PM13:30

Making an Upholstered Footstool

  • 1140 Latta Street, Suite 4 Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At this hands-on workshop, you will make your own unique round upholstered footstool (also known as a tuffet or ottoman). Belinda will show you how to use a bandsaw to make the base, how to upholster it, and how to add furniture feet. All you need to bring is the upholstery fabric you’d like to use—we’ll supply the rest!

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Improving Your Home's Curb Appeal
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Improving Your Home's Curb Appeal

  • 931 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN, 37403 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whether you’re looking to sell your home quickly and for top dollar or you want to wow your guests, curb appeal is your answer. We’ll show you 25 ways to turn a good house into a great one that’s the star of the neighborhood. Most curb appeal projects cost very little money but make a huge impact on the look and feel of your home. Besides being your largest investment, your house is also the place that welcomes you home, so make it spectacular with design help from an expert in curb appeal.

Participants are encouraged to bring photos of the front of their properties.

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All About Composting
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

All About Composting

  • 931 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37403 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for this interactive workshop to learn how to create compost, a beneficial soil additive, from food and yard waste. Participants will go home with a micro-composter to get their home compost started. Benefits of home composting include:

  • Reducing the amount of waste going to landfills.

  • Reducing the amount of chemical fertilizers and pesticides used in the landscape.

  • Improving soil to reduce the amount of water needed.

  • Suppressing plant diseases and pests.

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Simple Chair Upholstery
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Simple Chair Upholstery

  • 931 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN, 37403 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have some dining room chairs that could use a makeover? Drawn to old furniture that has “good bones” but needs some work? At this workshop, Belinda will teach you how to choose fabric for upholstery projects, demonstrate a basic upholstery and finishing technique, and how to add tufts. You will get hands-on experience as Belinda guides you through a simple chair upholstery project.

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Building Box Shelves
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Building Box Shelves

  • 1140 Latta Street, Suite 4 Chattanooga, TN, 37406 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Box shelves are a stylish and classic way to showcase what you love! This workshop will teach you how to create a basic box shelf. You will get hands-on experience with a chop saw, drill and impact drivers, and sander as well as using stain. At the end of the workshop, you’ll get to go home with your creation, and the knowledge to make more!

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Organizing Your Home Office
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Organizing Your Home Office

  • 931 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN, 37403 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you lack a dedicated space to focus on your work or your passions? Do you find yourself sitting anywhere but your desk? In this engaging workshop, you will learn essential concepts (and some professional secrets) to create an organized home office and meet your goals. From developing an ergonomic, inviting workspace that gives you breathing room, to creating systems for handling your paperwork and digital information, we will focus on how your organized home office can save you time, reduce your stress, and make you more productive.

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Starting Seeds & Planning a Spring Vegetable Garden
Feb
23
3:30 PM15:30

Starting Seeds & Planning a Spring Vegetable Garden

  • 931 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37403 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Imagine the satisfaction of harvesting and eating fresh, wholesome lettuce and herbs you have grown yourself! As you enjoy the greens of your labor, you glow with the confidence of knowing that your produce is safe and healthy for you and your family. You rejoice in knowing that the greens are easy to grow and that you can do it again because you have the tools, the experience and the knowledge.

This 2-hour workshop teaches you how to start lettuce and herb seeds for a quick and easy spring garden. Karen equips you with seed starting basics. You will plant and take home a reusable GrowEase seed starting kit and receive a tip sheet with instructions for raising your seedlings, transplanting the seedlings and enjoying the greens from your labor.

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How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off by a Mechanic
Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off by a Mechanic

Do you feel like you need a man to go with you to the mechanic to avoid getting ripped off? At this workshop, you will learn about how often your manufacturer recommends service on things such as oil changes, air filters, brake pads, and common wear and tear parts, learn and speak car language and know the car lingo, repairing vs replacing parts, alternative and aftermarket parts, warranties on labor, parts, and effective labor rates, and how to identify labor costs. Come to this workshop to gain confidence and knowledge in dealing with mechanics.

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Tiling a Kitchen Backsplash Like a Pro
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Tiling a Kitchen Backsplash Like a Pro

  • 931 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you wish you had a simple or decorative tile backsplash in your kitchen? Learn hands-on the skills needed to create a new backsplash that your family and friends will notice for its professional appearance. As part of the workshop, you will work hands-on doing the multiple steps leading up to and including tiling as well as learn how to cut around an outlet.

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Furniture Repair Clinic
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Furniture Repair Clinic

  • 1140 Latta Street, Suite 4 Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a piece of furniture that needs some love? No need to throw it out when it may just need a small repair! At this workshop, you’ll learn about some of the most common furniture issues and see how to fix them. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of a piece of broken furniture to receive first-hand advice on how to fix it!

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