CHASE, BALDWIN — Lake County Community Food Council is presenting free canning and freezing classes for area residents to learn canning and preserving basics.

Classes are offered from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Chase Fellowship Church to can fruit jam and Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Hollister Senior Center to can tomatoes.

The canning kit lending library is available for those who attend a class and want to can more at home.

Additional food safety resources also are provided.

To register, call Kendra Gibson at Michigan State University Extension, (231) 845-3361 or you can email