Masonry Basics on April 6; Front Yard Curb Appeal on April 8

LakewoodAlive Masonry Basics Workshop

LakewoodAlive’s “Masonry Basics” workshop takes place on April 6.

A pair of free workshops hosted by LakewoodAlive in early April will afford area homeowners the opportunity to learn two useful skillsets from industry experts.

Knowing Your Home: Masonry Basics” takes place on Thursday, April 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1st Choice Roofing Company (11309 Franklin Boulevard in Cleveland).  Two days later, on Saturday, April 8, LakewoodAlive invites attendees to the Lakewood Public Library Auditorium (15425 Detroit Avenue) for “Knowing Your Home: Front Yard Curb Appeal” from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

For “Masonry Basics,” LakewoodAlive has partnered with 1st Choice Roofing and Nehls Masonry L.L.C. to provide a basic understanding of masonry maintenance and repairs.  Frank Nehls will offer a hands-on demonstration tackling the basics of tuckpointing, pointing and repointing masonry bricks and block in foundations and chimneys.  A mason for nearly three decades, Frank will equip attendees with insight for determining whether a job qualifies as a DIY opportunity or requires professional assistance.  Click here to reserve your spot at “Masonry Basics.”

LakewoodAlive Front Yard Curb Appeal Workshop

LakewoodAlive’s “Front Yard Curb Appeal” workshop takes place on April 8.

The “Front Yard Curb Appeal” workshop features a presentation from Bob Rensel on creating a beautiful front yard landscape that complements your house and is easy to maintain.  Well-designed landscapes not only increase your home’s value, but also enhance the health and well-being of your community.  Bob, a retired horticulturist from the Cleveland Botanical Garden, will discuss selecting the right plants for your yard and how to arrange and care for them.  This workshop will also cover handling overgrown plants, how to fertilize and when to prune.  Click here to reserve your spot at “Front Yard Curb Appeal.”

“Members of our community have been requesting these topics, and we’re excited to be able to deliver them with our fourth and fifth workshops of the 2017 ‘Knowing Your Home’ series,” said Allison Urbanek, LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Director.

Now in its fourth year, LakewoodAlive’s “Knowing Your Home” series draws hundreds of attendees annually.  Our workshop series is generously supported by: Citizens Bank, City of Lakewood, Cleveland Lumber Company, Fifth Third Bank, First Federal Lakewood, PNC, Remax Beyond 2000, The University of Akron Lakewood and Third Federal Savings & Loan.

In lieu of being charged for these events, participants are encouraged to either consider making a donation to LakewoodAlive or bringing canned foods or other non-perishable items for donation to the Lakewood Community Services Center. We appreciate your support.