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Our Home & Garden classes will teach you the skills you need to fix up your house or yard. Whether you are new to Florida gardening, renovating your home, or learning the basics of decorating, our classes can help you reach your goals. Classes are taught by experienced instructors who can show you how to get the results you want. These practical classes will get you started on projects you want to tackle.

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Easy Upholstery (incl. some mat'ls)
Item: HG1001 Richard Boyer
M   2:30 PM - 4:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-106
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 10/1/2018 - 10/29/2018       Fee: $99.00
Creativity and making the best of what's on hand are everyday realities for Bud Boyer. Through the years he has owned and operated Boyer Enterprises, specializing in hard surface flooring and bathroom and kitchen remodeling. On the side, he has reupholstered every imaginable kind of furniture. This class will focus on beginner upholstery. Join us and learn the basics to recycle and up-cycle furniture.
 

Refurbish With Chalk Paint (supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company)
Item: CAC1002 Dayna Johnson
M   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-106
Sessions: 3 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 10/1/2018 - 10/15/2018       Fee: $69.00
Chalk painting supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company
1641 Land O' Lakes Blvd. Ste 6
Lutz, FL 33549
PH: 813-909-1962
What our students are saying: "Dayna is very experienced and communicates very well." "Patiently showing & helping with projects."
 

Refurbish With Chalk Paint (supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company)
Item: CAC1003 Dayna Johnson
M   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-106
Sessions: 3 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 10/29/2018 - 11/12/2018       Fee: $69.00
Chalk painting supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company
1641 Land O' Lakes Blvd. Ste 6
Lutz, FL 33549
PH: 813-909-1962
What our students are saying: "Dayna is very experienced and communicates very well." "Patiently showing & helping with projects."
 

Refurbish With Chalk Paint (supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company)
Item: CAC1004 Dayna Johnson
M   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-106
Sessions: 3 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 11/26/2018 - 12/10/2018       Fee: $69.00
Chalk painting supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company
1641 Land O' Lakes Blvd. Ste 6
Lutz, FL 33549
PH: 813-909-1962
What our students are saying: "Dayna is very experienced and communicates very well." "Patiently showing & helping with projects."
 

Divine Decor: Intro to Interior Design (incl some mat'l)
Item: HGD1001 Cheri Pachter
W   9:30 AM - 11:30 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-119
Sessions: 8 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 10/3/2018 - 11/28/2018       Fee: $119.00
NO CLASS NOVEMBER 21
 

 NEW!  Hurricane Prep for Yard & Landscapes                        
Item: HGH1001 Gary Patton
Sa   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-106
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Sa 10/6/2018 - 10/6/2018       Fee: $19.00
                                                                  
ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
 

Florida Landscaping Series (Take All 4 & Save)
Item: HGL1001 Frank Solinko
Sa   10:00 AM - 2:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-116
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Sa 10/6/2018 - 11/17/2018       Fee: $139.00
Class meets every OTHER week. BRING A BAG LUNCH
What students say: "Mr. Solinko has a wealth of experience in landscape design. He brings organization to what would otherwise be a confusing process."
Class dates are 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17,
 

Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Item: HGL1010 Frank Solinko
Sa   10:00 AM - 2:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-116
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Sa 10/6/2018 - 10/6/2018       Fee: $39.00
BRING A BAG LUNCH.
What students say: "Mr. Solinko has a wealth of experience in landscape design. He brings organization to what would otherwise be a confusing process."
ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
 

Designing Your Florida Yard
Item: HGL1020 Frank Solinko
Sa   10:00 AM - 2:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-116
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Sa 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018       Fee: $39.00
BRING A BAG LUNCH.
What students say: "Mr. Solinko has a wealth of experience in landscape design. He brings organization to what would otherwise be a confusing process."
ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
 

Florida-Friendly Plants for Sarasota
Item: HGL1030 Frank Solinko
Sa   10:00 AM - 2:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-116
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Sa 11/3/2018 - 11/3/2018       Fee: $39.00
BRING A BAG LUNCH.
What students say: "Mr. Solinko has a wealth of experience in landscape design. He brings organization to what would otherwise be a confusing process."
ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
 

Florida-Friendly Trees & Palms
Item: HGL1040 Frank Solinko
Sa   10:00 AM - 2:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-116
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Sa 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018       Fee: $39.00
BRING A BAG LUNCH.
What students say: "Mr. Solinko has a wealth of experience in landscape design. He brings organization to what would otherwise be a confusing process."
ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
 

Making Hypertufa Plant Containers (incl mat'l)
Item: HGP1001 Gary Patton
Th   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-112
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 10/11/2018 - 10/11/2018       Fee: $39.00

Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
 

Getting Your Affairs in Order
Item: HMA1001 Claire Flannery
Sa   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-121
Sessions: 2 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Sa 10/20/2018 - 10/27/2018       Fee: $39.00
 

 NEW!  Attract Butterflies to Your Yard (incl plants)                        
Item: HGB1001 Gary Patton
Th   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-112
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 10/25/2018 - 10/25/2018       Fee: $29.00
                                                                  
ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
 

Help Me Declutter!!: Guidelines, Habit Busters & Tips to Simplify
Item: SID1010 Susan Larson
Th   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-112
Sessions: 2 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 11/1/2018 - 11/8/2018       Fee: $39.00
Recommended (but not required) book: "Your Spacious Self: Clear the Clutter & Discover Who You Are" (paperback) by Stephanie Bennett Vogt. Please bring a pen or pencil, a journal or notebook, and a folder for handouts.
 

Successful Backyard Fruit Growing (incl tastings & plants)
Item: HCH1001 Gary Patton
Th   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-112
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 11/8/2018 - 11/8/2018       Fee: $29.00
Participants will take home a small planting.
ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
 

Home Staging to Love It or List It (incl book and some mat'l)
Item: HGS1001 Jeannette Ruggiano
Tu   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-114
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 11/13/2018 - 12/11/2018       Fee: $69.00
NO CLASS NOVEMBER 20
 

Container Gardening (incl Soil & Plants)
Item: HGC1001 Gary Patton
Tu   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-106
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 12/4/2018 - 12/4/2018       Fee: $29.00
You should bring your own container - any size up to 20" diameter - and small hand tools. Limit the size of the container to what you can carry after it is filled with soil and plants. Flowering plants and herbs will be provided as part of the fee.
ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
 

Get Your Paper Clutter Under Control
Item: HM1001 Claire Flannery
Tu   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-112
Sessions: 2 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 12/4/2018 - 12/11/2018       Fee: $39.00
 

Register early to avoid disappointment as classes will fill up quickly!

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