View the 2018 Knowing Your Home Series Schedule

There’s no better time than now to take proper care of your home, your most important investment, and LakewoodAlive is here to help you every step of the way.

LakewoodAlive 2018 Knowing Your Home Series

LakewoodAlive announces the schedule for the 2018 edition of “Knowing Your Home,” an educational series focused on sustainability and home maintenance best practices empowering homeowners to tackle necessary repairs and improvements.  Orchestrated by LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Program, this series is designed to benefit a wide range of homeowners:

  • Those considering a home DIY project
  • Those planning to hire a contractor
  • Those simply interested in better understanding how their home works

The fifth year of this popular home maintenance program features a collection of 14 workshops taking place from March through October led by experts within the industry.  These workshops will cover a wide range of topics designed to educate homeowners regarding improvements and best practices for their homes.  The best part?  Each workshop is open to the public and free to attend.

The 2018 season commences with “Knowing Your Home: Creating A Sound Investment” on Thursday, March 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Bottlehouse Brewery Lakewood.  This kickoff workshop consists of a panel discussion addressing the process for tackling major home improvement projects.  Panelists will share wisdom and insights to make the construction process more streamlined and effective, saving you time and money.

To reserve your free spot for “Creating A Sound Investment,” click here or call 216-521-0655. 

LakewoodAlive 2018 Knowing Your Home Series

The 2018 Knowing Your Home Series kicks off with “Creating A Sound Investment” on March 8.

One week later the series continues with “Knowing Your Home: All About Fireplaces” taking place on Thursday, March 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Hearth Shop.  New to the Knowing Your Home lineup, “All About Fireplaces” seeks to address everything you need to know about your home’s fireplace, including safety, maintenance and upgrade options.

To reserve your free spot for “All About Fireplaces,” click here or call 216-521-0655. 

The remainder of the 2018 Knowing Your Home series features a dozen additional workshops covering a wide variety of home maintenance topics.  Each workshop is held at a unique location around the community.  Most are presentation format and those that can be held on location aim to offer a hands-on feel, providing homeowners step-by-step direction on how to complete specific repairs.

“We are thrilled to announce our 2018 season of Knowing Your Home workshops,” said Allison Urbanek, LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Director.  “Our workshop series is near and dear to us at LakewoodAlive, having grown considerably over the course of more than 50 workshops hosted during the last four years.  We truly hope this free series is able to provide something useful for every Lakewood homeowner.”

2018 Knowing Your Home Series Schedule

Date Workshop Time Location
March 8 Creating A Sound Investment 7-9 p.m. Bottlehouse Brewery Lakewood
March 15 All About Fireplaces 7-9 p.m. The Hearth Shop
April 14 Step Repair & Replacement 10-12 noon Cleveland Lumber
April 19 Air Conditioning
(for Steam or Hot Water Heat Homes)
7-8:30 p.m. Slife Heating & Cooling
April 26 How To Contract A Repair 7-8:30 p.m. Lakewood Public Library
May 10 Plaster Repair & Replacement 7-9 p.m. Sherwin-Williams
May 17 Home Maintenance 7-8:30 p.m. Lakewood Public Library
June 14 Exterior Prep & Paint 7-9 p.m. Sherwin-Williams
July 19 Hands-On Window Repair 7-9 p.m. Lakewood Hardware
July 28 Generators 101 10-12 noon Cleveland Lumber
Sept. 20 Electrical 101 7-9 p.m. Clock Electric
Sept. 22 Weatherization Basics 10-12 noon Cleveland Lumber
Oct. 18 How To Stock A Tool Box 7-9 p.m. Lakewood Hardware
Oct. 25 Plumbing 101 7-9 p.m. Clock Electric


Now entering its fifth year, LakewoodAlive’s “Knowing Your Home” series draws hundreds of attendees annually.  Visit to learn more.  Our workshop series is generously supported by: Citizens Bank, City of Lakewood, Cleveland Lumber Company, First Federal Lakewood, Remax Beyond 2000 and Third Federal Savings & Loan.

In lieu of charging for these events, we are asking participants to consider either 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.