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Become your own ?handy man' with PCC class
Photos and Story by James Hill
TIGARD, Ore. – Want to learn how to fix a few things around the home? Don’t know where to start? Portland Community College will offer the non-credit Basic Home Maintenance Series beginning this September. Instructor Harriett Miller will show students how to save hundreds of dollars on home repair by picking up a few basics with this fun, interactive class featuring hands-on practice on a wide variety of projects.The series will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 23 through Oct. 28, at the Tigard Senior Center, 8815 S.W. O’Mara Road. The cost is $59 for the series plus $15 payable to the instructor. Individual sessions are $15 each. There is a $3 material fee for each class. Topics include The Basic Toolbox (Sept. 23), Electricity – Don’t Be Left in the Dark (Sept. 30), Plumbing – Leaving a Watermark (Oct. 7), Walls – No More Blank Ones! (Oct. 14), Doorknobs and Broomsticks (Oct. 21), Tool Time – Tutor Training (Oct. 28)."No need to be intimidated by home repairs anymore, because Harriett has seen it all,"says Tsipora Dimant, PCC Community Education Manager. "Over the past 14 years, she’s taken on everything from plumbing to patching, learned from the mess-ups and can show you how to get the job done easily and expertly."For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-731-6642.