D.I.Y. Handy-Woman’s Course

CCOM 1300

Many women don’t aspire to be die-hard do-it-yourselfers, but it’s good to know what to do when the lights go out, the tap is dripping, hinges and doors are squeaking, or your car is acting up. This four-week course will guide you through the basics of plumbing, electricity, carpentry and auto maintenance, so that you can take care of the normal chores, projects and emergencies that spring up in life. Be helpless no more!

Week 1 - Carpentry
learn how to:
undertake simple repairs around the home
fill your tool kit with the basics
hang a picture
fix a chair rung
how to use your measuring tape
the names of various nails and screws
know when it’s time to call a professional
find a wall stud
do's and don’ts

Week 2 - Plumbing
learn how to:
turn off the water in your house
repair a leaky faucet
repair loose taps and pipes
unplug a toilet
repair a running toilet
to speak “plumbing” to your plumber
know when to call a profession
do's and don’ts

Week 3 -  Electrical 
learn how to: 
understand your fuse box
use breakers
change fuses
wire/rewire a lamp
repair frayed wires
survive a power failure
install a smoke detector
change a battery in your smoke detector
do's and don’ts  
know when to call a professional

Week 4 - Car maintenance
learn how to:
check tire pressure
fill tires with air
check fluid levels
add fluids to your car
access tire conditions
when and how to change your tires 
understand car maintenance terminology
how to speak  “car” to your mechanic
create a household/car diary
do's and don’ts

Instructor: Glen Creamer
Dates: (FALL) Tuesdays, September 26 - October 17, 2017 (4 weeks)
                 (WINTER) Tuesdays, January 23 - February 13, 2018 (4 weeks)
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Maritime Opportunity Centre, 1216 Sand Cove Road Saint John – Room TBA
Course fee: $140 (plus HST)

About the instructor: Glen Creamer is a professional contractor working in Saint John. He’s also been a music teacher and mentor to musicians, developing ground-breaking educational programs for places like the Imperial Theatre. Glen is an enthusiastic and patient teacher who can help students reach potentials they didn’t know they had!

Register fot the Sept. 26 - Oct. 17, 2017 class

Register for the Jan. 23 - Feb. 13, 2018 class (OPENING SOON!)

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Please contact pce-saintjohn@unb.ca or phone (506) 648-5962

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