Henrico to offer free home-maintenance workshops, beginning Oct. 1

The Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization will offer a series of free workshops beginning in October to help residents maintain and improve their homes.

The first workshop will focus on weatherization and seasonal maintenance and be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at the former Dumbarton Area Library, 6800 Staples Mill Road. Experts will discuss seasonal activities, such as cleaning gutters, washing siding and maintaining heating systems, as well as caring for major appliances.

The workshops will continue with sessions on minor home repairs Saturday, Nov. 5 at the former Dumbarton Area Library; home improvements Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave.; and outdoor improvements Saturday, March 4 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center.

All of the sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and will include exhibits, hands-on demonstrations and refreshments.

For information, call (804) 501-7640 or go to henrico.us/revit.