Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists are teaming up to take over the Stone Tolan Historic Site with the city’s second Tavern Takeover. Stone Tolan is one of the oldest tavern rooms in the county, and guests are invited to visit and try delicious local brews from Rohrbach Brewing Co., snacks and make-your-own s’mores at the campfire. 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 22. landmarksociety.org
Actor and photographer Jason Lee is visiting George Eastman Museum next week to present a special edition “Wish You Were Here” talk.
Lee has explored many different avenues throughout his career, and all have had a creative focus. He has been a professional skateboarder, an actor, a producer and a photographer.
Lee’s latest installment, titled “A Plain View,” is a photography series documenting rural America. The photos were all captured in Texas last year. Lee’s images are rich in texture and saturation, which are unique features of the expired 4x5 Kodak color films he uses to shoot.
Lee is best known for starring on the hit NBC television show “My Name is Earl” from 2005 to 2009, on which he played the title character. Lee was nominated for a Golden Globe award as well as two Screen Actors Guild awards for his performance.
Lee lives in Texas where he focuses on photography and co-owns the restaurant Barley and Board. A book documenting “A Plain View” has been published recently, and Lee will be available for a book signing after his talk.
The lecture begins at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23. eastman.org
The Rochester Museum & Science Center is hosting a food preservation workshop.
At Preserving the Goodness: Introduction to Food Preservation Techniques, participants can explore various ways to preserve food, including dehydrating, steam juicing, vacuum sealing, freezing, canning and fermenting.
Come transform fruit into juice with a steam juicer or into snacks with the dehydrator. Or add salt to cabbage to ferment into sauerkraut. You can protect dry goods like flour and rice using a vacuum sealer.
The benefits of food preservation are endless. From lowering your grocery bill, increasing your control of what’s in your food and reducing waste by using reusable containers, preserving your food is a great way to be environmentally conscious.
No experience necessary to attend this workshop. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
This weekend is also Camp After Dark at RMSC. Adults 21 and older are invited to relive their summer camp days with nostalgic activities like a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament, pickup games of volleyball, crafting a boondoggle, sing campfire songs, tie-dye your own shirt, stargaze at the top of the Strasenburgh Planetarium and sample the spirits of TommyRotter Distillery.
There will also be food trucks and cash bars for campers to enjoy. 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday. rmsc.org