Looking for a way to unwind for a few minutes… or longer? Join our adult coloring group and unleash your creative self. We will meet every third Monday of the month through December, beginning on September 19, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; then again on October 17, November 21, and December 19, at the same time. Coloring pages (all skill levels) and colored pencils are provided, or you may bring your own. Feel free to bring a snack to share, we will provide the cups, plates and napkins. This coloring group is open to teens and adults. No registration is needed.
The Alliance Historical Society will offer a fun, hands-on look at historical downtown Alliance. They are teaming up with the Alliance Farmers’ Market on Saturday, August 6, in hosting a community table from 9 a.m. to noon. Stop by the table at the Market and renew your Historical Society membership, purchase one of their award-winning books, or just say hello.
Alliance native Bill Beltz, author of The Buried War, will be speaking on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m., in the Children’s Program Room. He shares the story of his father, a WWII veteran who served in active combat in Guadalcanal for three years, then suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). His book is a memoir of the survival of his family living with poverty and the ravaged home life brought on by his father’s mental illness, the author’s life-long struggle with depression, and his search for life’s meaning and purpose.
Dorsey Ney, of Healthy Heart-Healthy Pleasures, will offer a one-hour class on “De-Mystifying Meditation: Simple Ways to Manage Stress”, on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 3 p.m., in the Main Auditorium. This class will allow participants time to relax and experience several tries at the meditation process. If possible, please bring a stiff pillow and a blanket for use on the floor. If sitting on the floor is difficult, participants may remain seated in a regular chair and still derive good benefits from the class.
Have fun with others as you shake, sway, and flap your limbs to the beat of some lively music. The YMCA will be offering a beginning aerobic exercise hour for adults, ages 18 and up, on Monday, July 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. Wear your favorite comfortable clothes and join us in Rodman Main Auditorium. If you want to get back into your exercise routine or are thinking about starting to exercise, now is the time to try it out. All equipment needed is provided by the YMCA. This is a free program and is open to all adults. Before beginning any exercise program check with your physician.
Chef Stephan Baity returns! You have seen him on the “Cake Wars: Christmas” when he and his team won the grand prize for the cake-decorating challenges. Baity, resident director of AVI Food Systems at the University of Mount Union, will present a program on Healthy Cooking at Rodman Library on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m., in the main auditorium.
The 2016 Fogle Author Series continues with author Dr. John R. Walker who will speak at Rodman Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 2:00 p.m., in the Main Auditorium. U.S. Army veteran, John R. Walker, grew up in Alliance, Ohio, and graduated from Alliance High School.