Extension hosts canning workshop

CANNING WORKSHOP: “Canning and Freezing Workshop – Learn How to Preserve your Summer Harvest Safely” will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. July 25 at The Ohio State University Extension Trumbull County, 520 W. Main St., Cortland.

The workshop focuses on the basics of home canning and preservation and is appropriate for people with all levels of experiences. Participants can also bring their pressure canner lids (dial gauges only) to have them tested for free at the conclusion of the program.

Registration for the classes can be made by calling Ohio State University Extension office at 330-638-6783.

CONCERT PLANNED: Mosquito Lake Marina will present Alex Bevan at 5 p.m. Saturday and Heather Meritt’s Birds in Flight exhibit from 4 to 6 p.m. at the marina area of the Mosquito Lake State Park, Bazetta.

CENTER OFFERS BRAINTEASERS: OH?WOW!?The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology in Youngstown will offer “Brain Teaser” activities from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and July 25 for ages kindergarten to adult. The program is free.

FUNDRAISER PLANNED: Wildare United Methodist Church, 7211 N. Park Ave., Cortland, will hold a fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday for a documentary film, which will tell the story of Doulos Discovery School – a private Christian PreK-12 school in the Dominican Republic.

The project is organized by Kevin DeOliveira, who after visiting the area on a mission trip last spring, wanted to share the story of the people. The documentary will chronicle two Doulos graduates attending college in Michigan, and two young Ohioans who have moved to the Dominican Republic to serve at the school.

Doulos, a college-preparatory institution that’s ACSI and AdvancED accredited, provides many low-income Dominican children with a path toward the education they deserve. For more information visit Doulosdiscovery.org

KIDS CAMP STUDIES WILDLIFE: The third annual Kids Camp Wild for children will be 9 a.m. to noon for kindergarten to second grades and 1 to 4 p.m. for third and fourth grades Aug. 12 to 15 at the Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Education Center, Cortland.

The camps is based on the Division of Wildlife’s “Growing Up Wild” curriculum. This program emphasizes the same benchmarks and standards as the elementary public school system, and is sponsored by Trumbull County 4-H and Soil and Water Conservation District. Daily themes for camp week include observation, insects, water, plants, and wildlife.

For information and registration, call DePizzoJ@embarqmail or 330-637-2056, Ext. 3.

HARVEST RAISES FUND: The Harvest for Hunger Campaign 2013 raised $81,618 and collected more than 42,322 pounds of food to feed families in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

Individuals gave donations of food and funds at Giant Eagle and Sparkle Markets. Companies, organizations and schools held food and funds drives.

Harvest for Hunger is a monthlong food and funds drive to replenish food supplies during the summer months when donations tend to taper off and the need increases for child friendly food. For information, call 330-792-5522.