Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts will be holding a training course entitled, "How to Build a House," based on the book by the same name by Larry Haun.

The training is geared toward people with no construction skills who want to learn the basics in home-building and is also open to people with construction skills who would like to know how to put those skills to work for Habitat for Humanity building simple, decent homes for and with families in need.

The training will be led by Ken Francois, a volunteer with the local Habitat affiliate. Francois has extensive experience with project management with the Air Force as well as construction management with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans and San Antonio, Texas, the first Habitat for Humanity affiliate founded in the U.S.

Each participant will receive a copy of Larry Haun's book. There is no charge for the class but a donation to Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts is requested.

The class will take place over five evenings, August 5,7,12,14,15, from 7-9 p.m., and participants are encouraged to plan to attend all five sessions.

The first four sessions will be held at ReStore, 637 Lancaster St., Leominster. The final session will be held at a construction site on Great Road in Acton.

To register for the training, email Clare at clare@ncmhabitat.org or call 978-348-2749 ext. 201.