Seminar & Entertainment Schedule

35th Annual Lane County Home Improvement Show
October 6-8, 2017

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Please check back in September 2017 for the Fall 2017 Seminars.

Hourly Seminars & How-To’s

Daily Grilling Demos by Mad Dog and Merrill - America's Grillologists!

Take Home Insider Tips! Grilling Demos by Mad Dog and Merrill

Get Tailgating & Grilling with America’s Grillologists! 

Learn the Fine Art of grilling from America’s Grillologists.  Thirty five years grilling together means these guys can grill absolutely anything. They’re so good, the K.C. Masterpiece/American Royal International Invitational (the number one cook-off for US BBQers) brings them in to teach BBQers how to grill!  Mad Dog and Merrill work with electric grills, Propane & Natural Gas grills, charcoal grills, BBQs and Smokers.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from these World Class Grillologists!

40 Presentations!  Come for renovation ideas & expert advice!  

Grilling Stage: North Exhibit Hall
Project Stage: Room 4-West off the South Lobby
Remodel it Now! Stage: Room 4- East off the South Hall

Friday – October 7, 2016

5:30 pm | Grilling Stage
Tailgating With a Flare!
by Mad Dog & Merrill, America’s Grillologists

5:30 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
Express Your Design Style! Quartz, Glass, Tile & Stone Innovations
by Kelli Hemphill, Stone Works International

6:00 pm | Project Stage
Fall Planting for Homegrown Fruit & Berries
by John Fischer, “The Relaxed Gardener”

6:30 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
Remodeling Your Empty Nest
by Magda Zafer CKD, CBD, CAPS – Neil Kelly Design/Build Remodeling

7:00 pm | Project Stage
Caring for Native Birds in the Winter
by Dick Lamster, Audubon Society of Lane County

7:30 pm | Grilling Stage
It’s All About Grillin’ Meat – Rubs, Sauces, Mops & Marinades
by Mad Dog & Merrill, America’s Grillologists

7:30 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
Kitchen Remodels – Designs to Budgets
$100 Goodie Bag ~ 10 Winners
by Ericka Arowcavage, Signature Kitchen & Design

8:00 pm | Project Stage
Why Are My Trees Dying?
by Lauren Grand, OSU Extension Forester

Saturday – October 8, 2016

10:30 am | Project Stage
Edible Winter Gardens & Lasagna Composting
by John Fischer, “The Relaxed Gardener”

11:00 am | Grilling Stage
Grillin’ Up Pre-Game Hors d’oeuvres
by Mad Dog & Merrill, America’s Grillologists

11:30 am | Project Stage
How to Make a Lifelong Home – Aging in Place with AARP Home Fit
by Michele Scheib, AARP

12:00 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
Inspiring Kitchen Remodels
by Stefanie Hunt, Neil Kelly Design/Build Remodeling

12:30 pm | Project Stage
Tree Talk with Sperry Tree Care: Trees to Shrubs – Soil to Watering
by Alby Thoumsin & Nathaniel Sperry, Certified Arborists

1:00 pm | Grilling Stage
There Ain’t Nothing You Can’t Grill!
by Mad Dog & Merrill, America’s Grillologists

1:00 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
Outdoor Space Remodeling: Making Rooms in the Landscape
by Jon Clark & Lytton Reid, Rainbow Valley Design & Construction

1:30 pm | Project Stage
Been There – Killed That. The Best NW Plant Who Lived
by Mary-Kate Mackey, Garden Writer

2:00 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
10 Remodeling Secrets to Stay in Your Home Forever
by Steve Moir, Moir Construction

2:30 pm | Project Stage
Tiny Houses – Facts to Fun!
by Keith Schneider, Bohemian Cottages

3:00 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
Granite vs. Quartz Countertops – Designs to Functionality
by Michele Linbarger, Roman’s Marble, Granite & Tile

3:30 pm | Project Stage
Planting Fall Garlic
by Pat Patterson, OSU Extension Master Gardener

4:00 pm | Grilling Stage
It’s All About Grillin’ Meat – Rubs, Sauces, Mops & Marinades
by Mad Dog & Merrill, America’s Grillologists

4:00 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
Kitchen Remodels – Designs to Budgets
$100 Goodie Bag ~ 10 Winners
by Ericka Arowcavage, Signature Kitchen & Design

4:30 pm | Project Stage
Going Ductless, More Comfort, Less Money
by Curt Meyers and Kathleen Berry, The Heat Pump Store

5:00 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
Planning a Successful Remodel
by David Zarzycki, General Contractor

6:00 pm | Grilling Stage
Grillin’ Up Post-Game Hors d’oeuvres
by Mad Dog & Merrill, America’s Grillologists

Sunday – October 9, 2016

10:30 am | Project Stage
Do it Yourself Ductless Heat Pump Installation
by Rick Gregg, The Heat Pump Store

11:00 am | Grilling Stage
Tailgating With a Flare!
by Mad Dog & Merrill, America’s Grillologists

11:00 am | Remodel it Now! Stage
The Truth & Myths about Quartz, Stone & Granite Countertops
by Laureen Youngblood, American Home & Stone

11:30 am | Project Stage
Drying Fruits & Vegetables – Healthy Snacks the Easy Way!
by John Fischer, “The Relaxed Gardener”

12:00 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
Custom New Homes: The Design-Build Approach
by Alec Dakers & Tobin Newburgh, Rainbow Valley Design & Construction

12:30 pm | Project Stage
Moles, Voles & Gophers – Driving You Crazy? Tips to Regain Your Sanity & Yard!
by Grant Williams, Ultimate Pest Control

1:00 pm | Grilling Stage
There Ain’t Nothing You Can’t Grill!
by Mad Dog & Merrill, America’s Grillologists

1:00 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
Interior Design – Tips, Tricks & Trends for Your Home
Home Décor Prize! ~ 1 Winner
by Patty Nelson, Designer, La-Z-Boy Furniture

1:30 pm | Project Stage
Small Trees Play Big Roles – Best Selections for Urban Landscapes
by Mary-Kate Mackey, Garden Writer

2:00 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
Contracts & Contractors – 10 Ways to Stay Protected During Construction Projects
by Joshua Shafer, Stonewood Construction

2:30 pm | Project Stage
An Affordable, Worry-Free Solar Option – Community Solar
by Brian Johnson, EPUD Resource Analyst

3:00 pm | Grilling Stage
Getting Healthy on the Grill!
by Mad Dog & Merrill, America’s Grillologists

3:00 pm | Remodel it Now! Stage
Key to Comfortable Efficient Homes
by Darek Smith, Neil Kelly Home Performance

3:30 pm | Project Stage
Creating Easy & Affordable Compost Bins – Composting Tips
by OSU Extension Master Gardener – Compost Specialist

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