Learn to can food
More people are interested in eating fresh, locally grown foods. You can learn how to preserve some of that food for future use during National Can-It-Forward Day activities this Saturday.
A live webcast broadcast from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from the Minnetrista Farmers Market in Muncie will offer five hours of canning demonstrations on the Ball Brand website, www.FreshPreserving.com, a news release said. More information also is available on the Ball Brand Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/BallCanning.
During the webcast, viewers will be able to ask questions and post comments in real time for answer by Ball canning experts, the news release said. Participants also can share photos and videos, or use Twitter to tweet along with the hashtag #canitforward.
In addition, “getting started” tips, a shopping list and recipes from www.FreshPreserving.com will allow people to host a home canning party with family or friends.
Doodle 4 Google state finalist
The nationwide contest Doodle 4 Google invited students in kindergarten-Grade 12 at U.S. schools to create their own Google doodles, which gave students a blank canvas on which to unleash their curiosity and to imagine the past, present and/or future anywhere in the world.
Jesse Harris, 8, of Fort Wayne, was recognized as one of 10 state finalists in the competition. His doodle, titled “Rosa Parks & the Bus — 1955,” is on display now until Aug. 3 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.