Canning 101 • August 26

Does having healthy, fresh, and economical foods (minus preservatives) on hand for easy meal prep appeal to you? Have you thought about canning but the whole process seems just too daunting? Let's gather in Virginia’s House Kitchen while your instructors de-mystify hot water bath canning and give you the confidence to try it in your own home.

Hot water bath canning is the best entry-level method for first-time canners. Home-canned goods store easily, allow you to enjoy your garden or farm stand produce year-round, and make for wholesome and fun gift-giving. Jan and Wendy will demonstrate the process from start to finish. Participants will sample canned goods, learn about recommended supplies, and take home a half-pint jar of a canned product. Everyone will leave class with the knowledge to begin canning now and inspiration for using this method in the future.

Class Date: Monday, August 26
Class Time: 6pm to 8pm
Class Fee: $35
Location: Virginia's House ~ Kitchen*
*Copy & Paste this URL for a Map with directions and parking information >>> https://bit.ly/577ClassLocationandParking

Instructors: Jan Szalkowski and Wendy Steusloff

Jan Szalkowski is a retired teacher who still loves to teach. An organic vegetable gardener for almost 30 years with a deep love of cooking, she began preserving foods about 15 years ago, and has been an avid canner of healthy foods for almost 12 years.

A nurse for 27 years, Wendy Steusloff has a passion for creatively preparing and sharing culinary delights with family and friends. She seeks to serve others, and help them grow confidently in pursuit of the same.

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577 Cancellation & Refund Policy

Each month, 577 offers a wide variety of class topics with small class sizes. Because space is limited, we rely on you to register for classes thoughtfully.

Life brings many surprises to us all and sometimes people must cancel their class reservations. Please help us continue to offer these wonderful classes as affordably as possible by adhering to the following registration, cancellation, and refund policies listed below in the notes section.

Please see our website for the full policies.

Note:

CLASS LOCATION: Virginia's House- Kitchen
PARKING: House Parking Lot
DIRECTIONS: Find the map online on our website or copy and paste this link ~ https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kE6pu2LKGlw2OFtzsanjqt14bIqLLKTK/view

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CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations should be reserved for emergencies and illnesses, but we recognize that life happens and conflicts may require you to cancel your registration. If you must cancel, please call us immediately at (419) 874-4174, or email hello@577foundation.org.

PLEASE NOTE:
• Calling other extensions or emailing other staff members may delay your request. Please use the main voicemail box and the email address above. Cancellations must be processed through those channels; our online system does not allow you to cancel online on your own. Refunds are available based on the proximity of your cancellation request and the class date. Please see the Refund Policy below.
• A business day is considered Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Please leave a message if you receive the voicemail box.
• Once you are accepted into a class, a 5% cancellation fee applies to any refunds processed via credit card, cash, or check, regardless of the reason for canceling.

Minimum Enrollment & Inclement Weather: Classes are cancelled by 577 when enrollment minimums are not reached or for inclement weather. If 577 or a Community Instructor cancels a class, you will have the option to a) transfer to another class, as long as space is available, b) receive a 100% refund via the original payment method, or c) receive a 100% household credit to your account for a future class.

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REFUND POLICY:

Important Considerations: As a small non-profit organization, we strive to keep class sizes small and affordable. Please only register for classes you will be able to attend, and reserve cancellations for emergencies and illnesses. Even with the waitlist that we offer for most classes, when you cancel out of a class, the other excited potential participants may have made other plans because the class is full.

This refund policy was established to honor 577's Instructors, to respect the time and energy they invest in preparing for each class, and to encourage class participants to weigh their class registrations carefully and in balance with other potential participants.

If you choose to withdraw from a class, the refund policies are as follows:

Refund via the Original Method of Payment ~ Credit Card, Cash, or Check*:
>>> 100% refund with seven (7) or more business days’ notice prior to the start of class, less a 5% administrative fee.
>>> 50% refund with three (3) to six (6) business days' notice prior to the start of class, less a 5% administrative fee. (If we can fill your spot with another participant, you will receive a 100% refund, less a 5% administrative fee.)
>>> No refunds will be given for cancellations two (2) business days prior to the start of class. (If we can fill your spot with another participant, you will receive a 100% refund, less a 5% administrative fee.)

Refund via Household Credit to use on another class at a future date*:
>>> 100% refund as a Household Credit with seven (7) or more business days’ notice prior to the start of class.
>>> 50% refund as a Household Credit with three (3) to six (6) business days' notice prior to the start of class. (If we can fill your spot with another participant, you will receive a 100% refund.)
>>> No refunds will be given for cancellations two (2) business days prior to the start of class. (If we can fill your spot with another participant, you will receive a 100% refund via Household Credit.)

*Exceptions may be made to this policy in extreme circumstances. Please contact us to discuss options for cancellation in the event of illness or emergency.

**Once a refund is processed as a Household Credit, you may not request a refund via a credit card, cash, or check at a later date.

Donations: In lieu of a refund, you may request your registration fee be donated back to 577 to support future educational programming and a scholarship fund designed to make classes available to all.

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ILLNESS: Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 or other contagious illnesses may not visit 577’s indoor facilities or an in-person class. Anyone who has COVID-19 or is knowingly exposed to COVID19 should follow CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation before entering any indoor space at 577.

Program Type Culinary Arts
Program Subcategory -
Program Code -
Online Registration Yes
Enrollment Begin Date 6/26/2024 9:00 AM
Enrollment End Date 8/23/2024 12:00 PM
Instructor(s)
Wendy Steusloff
Janice Szalkowski
Gender Any Gender
Enrollment Minimum 5
Maximum 15
Grade Minimum
Maximum
Age Minimum 18 years
Maximum -
Adult
Residency Restriction -None-
Membership Restrictions -
Amount $35.00
Monday - 08/26/2024
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 8:00 PM
Location Virginia's House ~ Kitchen