Home & Garden



Container Gardening for your home and yard

Brighten your home and yard with decorative and colorful containers filled with many types of succulents, cacti, flowers and more. Learn which plants are suitable for containers as well as the best soils and types of containers to use. Discuss which plants work best in our Arizona weather. (1 session) 

Instructor:  Keven Pauling started Keven’s Landscape when he was fifteen. He worked at Tip Top Nursery after school and his customers kept asking him to plant everything he was recommending, but the nursery didn't offer installation. He then quit, set up an office in his parents' bedroom and continued doing what he loved. He still has the same passion for creating beautiful Arizona landscapes that were the starting point for his business.



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CGHY
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Pauling 11/8 - 11/8 Th 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM $10.00

Interior Design for Seniors

The goal for this class is to teach people over the age of 50 how to make important functional and aesthetic design choices in their own home. Interior design isn't just about looking good. If you don't have the correct functional environment for you and your special needs, you may not be functioning to the best of your ability. Learn how to tap into the design resources at minimal cost. Also, learn the basics of color, light, texture, form, function, furniture, and furniture placement in your own home. Learn how to prioritize your design needs for yourself. As we age our brains change just like our bodies. Make the best choices you can for creating and living in your own environment. (1 session)

Instructor: Lynne M. McCarthy, NCIDQ, ASID, is a nationally certified interior designer, consultant, instructor, writer and published author. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts, from Syracuse University. She has over 30 years experience in the residential and commercial sectors of interior design. Her career in interior design has afforded her the opportunity to work for nationally known architects and engineering firms, as well as fortune 500 companies. Lynne fell in love with desert living years ago and feels privileged to live here in the Sonoran Desert.



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IDfS
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 1
McCarthy 10/2 - 10/2 Tu 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $10.00
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IDfS1
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 1
McCarthy 12/5 - 12/5 We 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $10.00

Roofing Issues? Get Your Questions Answered

A vital part of our home is the roof.  Learn how to keep it in good shape, when to repair, when to replace, and what's covered by insurance. This presentation will include all types of roofs in our area - tiled, asphalt shingles, flat, and more. See photos and descriptions of damage. Bring your questions to share with others.  (1 session)

Instructor: Sam Eid has been in the construction business for over 10 years and specializes in roofing and restoration. He is the senior project manager for ProWest Roofing & Restoration. Sam loves his job and he loves to help home owners. He does roof inspections, estimates and helps find solutions to roofing problems by working with the owner's insurance company. A large percentage of his customers are unaware of what wind damage does to their roof and he wants to share his knowledge and expertise of roofing repairs. 



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RIQA1
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Eid 10/26 - 10/26 Fr 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $10.00

Solar Energy: The Questions and Answers

What you must know about solar before you ever invite a solar salesman into your home. The Arizona landscape is littered with residential solar companies. It's near impossible to sort the good from the oh so bad. This educational seminar will do just that. Learn how solar works, how much money will you really save. Leasing vs buying, American or Asian made. How to choose the right solar system for you. All this and more so join us for a fun and informational time. (1 session)

Instructor: Having been raised on a Midwest farm I learned at a very early age the amazing power of the earths natural elements primarily the wind and sun. The wind powered wind mills for irrigation the sun solar cells to power homes. Over the past 30 years I've become a solar advocate. I've learned and lived through the industry growth. I know all the do's more importantly all 



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seq3
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Shepp 10/16 - 10/16 Tu 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $10.00
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seq5
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 2
Shepp 11/13 - 11/13 Tu 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $10.00
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seq6
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 2
Shepp 12/11 - 12/11 Tu 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $10.00

Update Your Home's Interior

Part One: Let's Get Started! Now's the time to begin those projects in your home that you have been thinking about. "Where do I start?" Learn how to choose a color scheme for a room or entire home. Decide where to place your existing furniture or purchase new. Having a hard time deciding on flooring or updating window treatments? The information in this class will provide you with the tools to make good choices for your home.Part Two: Finishing Up! Bring your ideas and choices from week one for a follow up. Share your successes and challenges with class and instructor. Pictures of your projects would be enjoyed as well. (2 sessions)

 Instructor: Joy Love is a retired Home Economics teacher who taught a variety of classes for 20 years. She continued her love of interior design with 8 years at Ethan Allen in the valley. A move to Delaware allowed her to continue in sales and design at the beach. She worked at a family owned furniture store and helped clients change their interiors life style. Also, during that time she began Interiorscapes with a partner that sold window treatments. Now back in AZ she continues helping people design or update their current interiors.



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UYHI
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 2
Love 10/22 - 10/29 Mo 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $15.00