Never too cool for school: Labor Day is fast approaching—and that means yet another fall session of Main Line School Night’s wildly successful adult education series is right around the corner. Registration begins Aug. 16—and, as it turns out, there are plenty of DIY courses on the schedule for home and garden enthusiasts who want to get their act together or simply fine-tune their skills.
I’m looking forward to the set of seminars taught by Media-based handyman Dave Decker. After a successful career as an engineer, Decker started his own company, Handi-Women: Empowering Women with Knowledge and Tools (handi-women.com), which helps female students master routine home repairs—everything from fixing hinges to changing door locks. This fall’s “Handi-Women: Back to Basics” covers the ins and outs of choosing the proper tools and materials for every job. Perhaps the best lesson Decker has to offer: knowing when it’s time to call an expert.
Other fall classes include “Handi-Women: Basic Woodworking” and “Handi-Women: Turn Down the Lights,” the latter a primer on minor electrical repairs that may just save you money.