Free Seminars

SATURDAY

TIME

SUBJECT

PRESENTED BY

10AM

The Home Buying Process

Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors – Melody Edelman, Lauren LaBelle, Ellen Lockwood

11AM

Amazing Native Plants That Will Work in Your Garden

Sprigs and Twigs

12PM

Buy, Borrow, or Build?

Savings Institute Bank and Trust

1PM

Construction Loans

Chelsea Groton Bank

2PM

How to Hire a Contractor

Nutmeg Building and Remodeling

3PM

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors – Lora Patalano

4PM

Terrarium Demonstration

Holdridge Home and Garden Showplace


SUNDAY

TIME

SUBJECT

PRESENTED BY

10AM

Preparing Your Home For Sale

Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors – Joe Malerba

11AM

Common Garden Mistakes

Sprigs and Twigs

12PM

The Home Buying Process

Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors – Pamela Mandelburg, Shirley Mostowy

1PM

Spring Clearing: Let’s Get Organized

Peace of Mind LLC

2PM

Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring

Eastern CT Flooring featuring Somerset

3PM

Flooring Options

US Flooring

Amazing Native Plants That Will Work In Your Garden

Presented by: Sprigs & Twigs, Inc.

Linda K. Lillie, President and Senior Designer of Sprigs & Twigs, Inc. and native plant expert will explain what native plants are and why they are so important. She will show pictures and have handouts of native plants that will work in attendees gardens.


Buy, Borrow, or Build

Presented by: Savings Institute

Explore your options for your next home, including mortgage lending, refinancing, new construction loans, and where to go for guidance on these topics.


Construction Loans: Have You Ever Dreamed of Building Your Own Home?

Presented by: Chelsea Groton Bank

Have you ever dreamed of building your own home? Learn about financing such a project from the mortgage professionals of Chelsea Groton Bank. This presentation will explore the nuances of the construction mortgage loan process, including: how to secure land, when to draft plans for the project, hiring a contractor, and the possibility of being your own builder or general contractor. Set yourself up for success by attending this informative seminar presented by experts in the field!


How to Hire a Contractor

Presented by: Nutmeg Building and Remodeling LLC

When choosing a contractor to handle your remodel, a few simple but essential steps can mean the difference between complete confidence and sleepless nights. This presentation will cover due diligence, fact checking, helpful resources, and more, with time for questions from guests.


Common Garden Mistakes

Presented by: Sprigs & Twigs, Inc.

Join Linda Lillie as she discusses the frequently encountered gardening practices that create more maintenance, harm the environment and damage the existing plants in your yard.


Terrarium Demonstration

Presented by: Holdridge Home and Garden Showplace

Wayne Henson from Holdridge Home and Garden will present a 30-minute demo of planting an indoor terrarium garden. He will explain the importance of the right container, to the variety of plant choices, demonstrating preparation and installation from from beginning to end.


Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring

Presented by: Eastern CT Flooring featuring Somerset

Learn about the differences and advantages of engineered flooring, how it’s manufactured, and the places engineered flooring can be installed versus solid hardwood flooring