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Learn food preservation

at 'Turf & Surf' workshop

"Turf & Surf" is the theme of the Food Preservation/Safety Faire to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the OSU/Lane County Extension Service auditorium, 950 W. 13th Ave.

Participants can visit several demonstrations during the day to learn different methods of food preservation. Master food preservers will staff learning stations on the following topics: making pickles, canning fish, freezing corn and convenience foods, preserving meat (including wild game, summer sausage and jerky making), preserving nuts and seeds and drying herbs, flavored vinegars and gourmet fruits, and canning tomatoes and salsa.

The cost of the workshop is $5. Registration is required and participants are asked to bring two or three clean pint or half-pint jars for the hands-on activities. Participants also should bring a non-perishable sack lunch (no refrigeration space is available).

For more information or to register, call the Extension Service food safety hot line at 682-4246 or (800) 872-8980, or stop by the office at 950 W. 13th Ave.

Special dinners

FRIDAY

Raw Food Garden Party - Raw foods advocates Rob and Anna Miller will prepare and serve an all-raw, all-organic, all-you-can-eat meal in an urban oasis garden at 1248 Lake Drive. The cost is $12 in advance or a sliding scale of $12 to $25 on the day of the event.

The party will begin at 6 p.m. It will be preceded by a raw food prep class from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. which costs $5. Call 463-8463 for more information and reservations.

The event includes a shadow puppet show (`The Landfill Gardeners of Gondwanaland') and musical improvisations by Y. Omkarananda and Rob Miller.

TUESDAY

FOOD for Lane County - Enjoy an evening of food and fun during the Country Harvest Celebration at the Youth Farm, 705 Flamingo Ave., Springfield.

Dine from a buffet featuring grilled meats and vegetarian dishes made from produce grown at the farm. Then kick up your heels to country and bluegrass music.

Organized by Gateway Sizzler manager John Weakland, the 6 p.m. event is a benefit for FOOD for Lane County's Gardens Program.

Tickets are $20 in advance at FOOD for Lane County (343-2822) and at Gateway Sizzler (726-9933). Tickets will be $25 at the event.

Cooking classes

TUESDAY

Springfield Public Library - The library will hold a food preservation workshop, "Preserving Your Bounty," at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room at Springfield City Hall.

Master food preserver Rosemary Schamber will talk about food safety and the many varieties of food preservation, including freezing, drying, pickling, canning and smoking.

For more information, call Jenny Peterson at 726-2234.

Cook's Pots and Tabletops - This cookware store and cooking school at 2807 Oak St. will begin registration for fall term classes at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Participants may call 338-4339, send a fax to 685-0596 or register in person.

The catalog of 31 cooking classes and events has been mailed to regular customers and is available at the store. Class registration is scheduled to begin Sept. 23 at Pepperberries, the cookware store and cooking school at 2538 Willakenzie Road.

Garden Clubs

TODAY

Willamette Orchid Society - The society's program will be "Exciting New Species of Ecuadorian Orchids" by Lou Jost of Los Banos, Ecuador.

Jost is a modern-day orchid explorer who has discovered 70 species of orchids.

The society meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Odd Fellows building, 1233 Charnelton St. Doors to the building will be open from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and locked after that.

TUESDAY

Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group - Virginia Hayes, the curator from Lotusland, a 37-acre estate in Santa Barbara, Calif., will provide the program for the plant group's September meeting at 7 p.m. in Agate Hall, 1787 Agate St. Admission is $2 for members, $5 for nonmembers.

Eugene Fuchsia and Begonia Society - The society will meet at the Eugene Garden Club, 1245 High St. A social hour at 7 p.m. will be followed by a program at 8 p.m.

Deadlines

To be listed in Entree Notes on Wednesday, notices of food-, wine- or garden-related events must reach The Register-Guard by Tuesday of the week preceding publications. Mail to Entree Notes, The Register-Guard, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440; fax 338-2813 or e-mail jboyd@guardnet.com.
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