Richard Haldi presents The Meyers Lake Story: a Mansion in the Wilderness, on Monday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Haldi, who resides at Meyers Lake and runs a guesthouse next to his home, brings a fascinating story to the audience about a wealthy foundry owner from Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Andrew Meyer had an unusual dream after the War of 1812. He wanted to build a mansion in the wilderness of Ohio.
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.