A knitting class for beginners hosted at Rodman Library starts Monday, May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the main auditorium. Taught by Jane Graham, a member of the KnitWits Needlework Circle, the classes will continue on Mondays, May 11 and 18, and Tuesday, May 26. There will be no class on Monday, May 25, due to Memorial Day. Participants will learn how to knit a “potato chip” scarf. Any kind of yarn can be used to knit the scarf and chips, as they are called in patterns, but they are actually ruffles.
A crochet class for beginners hosted at Rodman Library starts Wednesday, April 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the main auditorium. Taught by Jane Graham, a member of the KnitWits Needlework Circle, the classes will meet Wednesdays, April 8,15, 22, and 29. Participants will learn how to crochet a dishcloth. Those attending will need to bring a size G or H crochet hook and one skein of Peaches and Cream Yarn in the color of their choice. Graham has been involved in needlework for over 70 years.
Brenda Nixon, an Ohio resident and author/contributor with 35 books, will be speaking about the Amish culture on Saturday, June 27, at 11 a.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. With an insider’s look at the Amish way of life, Nixon brings our Amish friends and neighbors to life. Her daughter is married to an ex-Amish man, the son of a bishop, and Nixon’s home has become a safe house of sorts for those who have chosen to live in the English world–earning her the nickname “mom to the ex-Amish”.