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.
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.
Creating a backyard filled with wildlife can be easy. Lynette Reiner, Science Director at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, will be talking about what plants will attract butterflies and birds to your backyard on Monday, May 2, from 7 to 8 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Reiner graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a master’s degree in Zoology, and from the University of Akron with a double major of Comprehensive Social Studies and Interdisciplinary Anthropology. She was an intern at the Summit County Historical Society in Akron, Ohio, where she worked on preservation and archiving artifacts, plus interned at the Jewish Community Center in Akron, Ohio, teaching history and religion. Reiner was an active volunteer at the Akron Zoo in animal interpretation and care. She participated at the Fort Laurens Flux Gate Dig with the Ohio Historical Society, and worked in the field of science at Inventure Place in Akron, Ohio.
The 2016 Fogle Author Series presents author Karen Harper who will speak at Rodman Public Library on Saturday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m., in the main auditorium. “Harper is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary suspense and historical novels.