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MSU Extension sets fall lectures at library

ESCANABA — Food Safety Educator Stephanie Ostrenga Sprague will present a series of three lectures about water contamination and food safety at the Escanaba Public Library.

On Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. she will present Understanding Water Contamination. In this lecture she will be using the latest research to help people understand what contaminates including PFAS and PFOA are, why they matter, learn the latest research and get connected to local resources for water contamination.

Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. she will present, Preserving the Game Harvest (processing meat/jerky) and late season vegetables using pressure canning techniques with these low acid foods.

Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. she presents Homemade food gifts for the Holidays. Join this session to learn about several items you can safely preserve for gift giving. There will be sampling, recipes and information given to prepare participants to preserve food safely for gift giving. Participants will also create flavored vinegars to take home as an idea for gift giving.

This series is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library.

For more information, visit the library’s website at www.escanabalibrary.org, Facebook/Instagram or call 906-789-7323. The Escanaba Public Library is located at 400 Ludington St. in downtown Escanaba.

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