A crochet class for beginners hosted at Rodman Library starts Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Rodman Main Gallery. Taught by Jane Graham, a member of the KnitWits Needlework Circle, the classes will continue to meet on Tuesdays, Oct. 11, 18, and 25. 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.
Emily Edwards, a Registered Nurse and Public Health Nurse from the Alliance City Health Department, will present a “Safe Sleeping Practices for Infants” program on Monday, October 24, from 7 to 8 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Topics such as what constitutes a safe sleep environment will be discussed—how to position your baby for sleep, what baby should wear for sleeping, where a baby should and should not sleep, and safety in the crib. Edwards will also talk about risk factors for SIDS. She will give information on what services are available locally, including contact information.
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.