“How to Homebrew” with Brooks Brewing

Have you ever considered crafting your own homebrewCraft-Beer.jpeged beer? If so, “Build Your Beer Knowledge” with Brooks Brewing.

Representatives from Brooks Brewing in Shelby Township will be at the Shelby Library (51680 Van Dyke Ave.) on Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00pm. This informational session will cover the basics of homebrewing, including the ingredients required and the art of the process. They will also share how Brooks Brewing does it.

This is a FREE event with no registration required.

 

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Learn How to Make Maple Syrup at the Nature Center

The Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center is hosting their annual Maple Syrup Program in 4 separate sessions on Saturday, April 9 at 11:00am, Noon, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm.

This hands-on educational program will teach you and your family about the natural maple-making process. You will learn how the sugar “gets into” the tree, how to recognize a maple tree, and about the tapping process; there will also be an maplesyrup02opportunity to use an old fashioned brace and bit, but, out of respect to the local nature, the exercise will not be done using a real tree.

At the end of the program, participants will gather around a fire to experience the “boiling down” process which makes the syrup. Then, visitors will be served a bowl of ice cream with a warm maple syrup topping.

Pre-registration is required for this event and must be done in person. The cost is $3 per person age 4 and up.  Due to the popularity of this event, early registration and payment is recommended!

Love to cook? Maximize your flavor with Chef Jake Williams

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If you are an adult or teen in the Shelby Township area looking for a way to better your cooking, look no further than the Shelby Township Library. Aside from the array of recipe books available at the library, local Chef Jake Williams will be giving a presentation on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 pm. Jake Williams is a formally trained chef who caters his skills to the benefit of Michigan communities. He works primarily for Gleaners Community Food Bank, providing nutritional education to low-income residents in a program called “Cooking Matters”.

cjw02             At this presentation, Chef Jake will teach you the art and science of cooking through lecture and demonstration, including tips and pointers for maximizing the flavor of your own dishes. So, if you’re a food connoisseur, or just looking to tantalize taste buds and create flavors to savor, stop by the Shelby Township Library next Wednesday night and expand your culinary repertoire.

No registration is required for this event.

Shelby Township Library: Atrium
51680 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316