A free class covering the basics of food preservation will be offered at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 9.
Cheryl Beck, a family and consumer sciences agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, will show how to can, freeze and dry food. Resource materials will be provided. Beck will test dial pressure gauge canner lids from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lids should be checked each year for accuracy. Registration is required by June 7.