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years of The Salvation Army in Ashland, Ohio


Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Our Church - p. 2

Kroc Soccer - p. 11

Rentals - p. 18

Kettle 5K - p. 19


Our Church SUNDAY WORSHIP Prayer Meeting, 9am Worship Service, 10am

with Majors Brett & Jessica DeMichael Refreshments & fellowship following the service.

Sunday School, 11:15am

Welcome to Our Church,

a place where all types of people from different walks of life gather to study the Bible, worship God, spend time with friends and serve our community in many ways.


Within the Salvation Army Church, Christian faith is expressed through active service. The vision of The Salvation Army has always been to lead men and women into a proper relationship with God. The Army recognizes that physical, emotional and social restoration must go hand in hand with spiritual rebirth. The Army practices an integrated ministry, uniting spiritual, social and physical support. Operations of The Salvation Army are supervised by trained, commissioned officers who proclaim the gospel and serve as administrators, teachers, caregivers, pastoral counselors, youth leaders and musicians. These men and women have dedicated their lives, skills and service completely to God. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of The Ashland Salvation Army Church, please contact Major Brett DeMichael at 419.281.8001.


Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm Begins Tuesday, September 6 | Ends Tuesday, December 13 Grades: K-5 Dinner served @ 5:30pm | Activities from 6-7pm

SUPPER CLUB is a kids club for children in elementary school (k-5). Each night will include dinner, games/crafts, singing songs, and learning lots of new things about ourselves and God. SUPPER CLUB is great! We hope you’ll join us. *FREE – but we do require a registration form to be completed before your child attends. For more information, please call the Welcome Center at 419.281.8001.


Thursdays, 6-7pm | Begins Thursday, September 8 Instructor: Major Larry Shade


Wednesdays, 6pm | Begins Wednesday, September 7

Ladies Night is an evening out, designed for women ages 18 years and older. Each week will bring something new and exciting such as: Education Night, Craft Night, Bible Study Night, Game Night and Theme Night. For more information about Ladies Night and an updated schedule, please call the Welcome Center at 419.281.8001.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE Saturday, December 24 @ 6pm For more information please call us at 419.281.8001 or visit our website at

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Teen Ministries CORPS CADETS

Tuesdays @ 5:30pm | Begins September 6 Grades: 6-12

What Is Corps Cadets?

Corps Cadets is a leadership development program and Bible study for teens.

DRAMA CLUB - NEW!!! Fridays, 5:15-6:00pm Begins Friday, September 9 Grades: 7-12

Drama Club is for the Glory of God. This ministry attracts members that have the desires to understand the Word of God in a form other than written or verbal. This ministry links spiritual gifts, natural skills and creative abilities together, all for the Glory of God.

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.” 1 CORINTHIANS 12:4-6 Fridays, 6-8pm | Begins Friday, September 2 Grades: 9-12

We at The Ashland Salvation Army believe the youth are not only the hope for today, but also for tomorrow. We have chosen to invest our lives and attention in the youth of our church and community to help them journey through their faith and build a strong foundation for their future.

Sundays, 5:30-7pm September 4 & 18, October 2 & 16, November 6 & 13, December 11 & 18 Grades: 6-8

In the process, our youth are encouraged to come to grips with who they are in relationship to God and who God wants them to be, as well as living through The Salvation Army mission.

Come join The Ashland Salvation Army for a once a month middle school hangout and devotional time! Altared Student Ministries is structured to enrich the minds of our students as we explore topics of interest.

Throughout the year we will offer opportunities for involvement including service projects, fund-raisers, youth group trips, youth councils, concerts, movie nights, and numerous other ministry events.

CAR WASH: September 17, 10am-3pm

In the event of inclement weather, the car wash will be rescheduled to October 1

But the Lord said to Samuel,

“Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

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The Ashland Salvation Army RJKCCC is open to all. Memberships are not needed to be part of the Kroc Center. We do collect contact information on each guest for emergency reasons. Parental signatures are required for those younger than 18 years.


Please register at the Welcome Center today or over the phone at 419.281.8001.


• Cancellations seven (7) or more days prior to the first class will receive a full refund of the class and material fees. Cancellations after that point will receive a prorated refund for the number of classes which have occurred (regardless of whether you have attended or not), minus a $5 service charge. Material fees will not be refunded. • All rentals/parties have a 50% non-refundable deposit due at time of booking. All room rentals/parties must be paid in full one (1) week before the rental occurs. Any cancellations must be made at least two (2) weeks prior to a rental/party, or a refund will not be given. Refunds are subject to prior agreement. See Page 18 for more Rental Information. • Refunds will be given when programs are canceled due to low enrollment. • There will be a $20 charge for each returned check. Use of the Kroc Center is not permitted until payments are made current. Checks will not be resubmitted and all future payments must be made in cash, credit or debit.

KROC CENTER STAFF Corps Officers/Administrators Major Brett DeMichael Major Jessica DeMichael


Vicki Bailey, Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper Melinda Watts, Administrative Assistant Debbie Cooper, Events Coordinator Tiffany Heimberger, Welcome Center Coordinator Tyler Adcox, Youth Ministries Leader

Facilities Supervisor Kris Moore

Food Service Coordinator Jen Morano

Program Coordinators

Allen Fawley, Program Director Rachel Mutchler, Art Amanda Harrison, All Star Academy Neil Ebert, Music

Social Services

Sarah Fairchild, Social Services Coordinator Jennifer Crossen, Emergency Assist. Case Manager Leeann Rieck, Food Pantry Coordinator


As part of Joan Kroc’s wish for the Kroc Center, we offer scholarship opportunities toward classes and activities. Financial need must be demonstrated. Applications are available at the Welcome Center. For details, call us at 419.281.8001.


• If Ashland County is under a Level 2 Emergency, the Kroc Center will be closed. All offices will be closed, and all programs will be cancelled for the rest of the day. • If Ashland Public Schools are closed or dismissed early because of weather, after school programs at the Kroc Center will be cancelled. • All cancellations and closures will be posted on our website and Facebook page, and broadcast on channels WVMC and WNCO as soon as possible.

A note from the Majors Hello Kroc Community,

What were you doing in 1886? We’re kidding, of course. It would be some time before anyone reading this today would make his or her entrance into the world. Things were happening, though. President Grover Cleveland was in the White House, Dr. John Pemberton was inventing CocaCola, the Statue of Liberty was being dedicated in New York Harbor, and the St. Louis Browns were winning the World Series. And, according to the Ashland Times-Gazette, “...Captain and Mrs. Garner were in charge of the first organized efforts of The Salvation Army in this community.” The Army looks great for 130 years old, don’t you think? We’d love to have you join us for our birthday party, on Saturday, October 15 at Archer Auditorium. The world famous New York Staff Band will be on hand to join in the celebration, just like they were for the dedication of the Kroc Center 7 & 1/2 years ago, along with our own Kroc Center Big Band. And as 130 becomes 131 (and 132, and 133, etc.) we will never age out of our stated mission - “To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name, without discrimination.”

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ABOUT THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a wide array of social services that provide food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Services are provided in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide.

Designed by Shaded Productions Photos courtesy of Maurer Photography and Shaded Productions Printed by the Ashland Times-Gazette Program Guides are published 3 times a year by The Ashland Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

Code of Conduct IN ORDER TO FACILITATE POSITIVE life experiences while at the Salvation Army RJKCCC, mutual respect between guests and staff is required at all times. Failure to observe these policies will result in disciplinary action. 1. The Salvation Army RJKCCC is a community center where youth and adults can utilize the facility as they choose and can leave the facility when they are finished. Children need to moderate their own behavior and activity when in the center; those who cannot do so must have parental supervision for continued participation. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian) when in the facility unless registered for a specific class or program that accepts young children. If participating in an age-appropriate activity, they are to be taken to the program area and picked up from the program area by an adult. 2. Children seven (7) and older may be in the facility without supervision during age appropriate events. However, Monday-Thursday after 7pm, all children 12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult, not a sibling. Friday nights 7-10pm, only students 9th-12th grade are permitted in Teen Night. Saturday nights, 6-9pm only families and tweens (up to 8th grade) are permitted in Family Night at the Kroc. Students 9th grade and above must attend with parents. 3. If children are not picked up by closing time, the parent/guardian will be called. If no one can be reached, or if the children are not picked up within a 10-minute period, the Ashland Police Department will be called. 4. Attire: Shoes and shirts are required to be worn in the facility at all times. 5. Drug and alcohol usage is prohibited on Salvation Army property.


Operating Hours Information FACILITY HOURS Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-8pm

Welcome Center staff is only available until 7pm.

Friday, 7:30am-7pm Saturday, 6-9pm (Family Night)

Open for Classes, Rentals & Special Events only. Please call ahead.

SUNDAY WORSHIP Prayer Meeting, 9am Worship Service, 10am

with Majors Brett & Jessica DeMichael Refreshments & fellowship following the service.

Sunday School, 11:15am

The Recreation area is open for rentals and scheduled programs only.

SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICE Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm See page 6 for details.

FOOD PANTRY Monday, 1:30-4pm Tuesday-Friday, 10-4pm (Closed 12:30-1:30pm)

6. Grievance Policy: The supervisor on duty will work out any grievances that arise with guests. If they cannot be resolved in this manner, guests should put their concerns in writing and give them to the Welcome Center staff. A member of the administrative staff will contact the guest within 48 hours and will work to find an acceptable resolution to the situation.

COMMUNITY MEALS Monday-Friday, 11:15-11:45am

7. Internet Usage: The Salvation Army reserves the right to monitor the Internet activity of our guests and staff including the websites they visit. The Salvation Army also reserves the right to restrict computer usage by our guests when their Internet usage is inappropriate.

September 5, November 24 & 25, December 25 & 26, January 1 & 2

8. Profanity: Language used in the facility is to be respectful of others. Profanity or other hurtful language will not be accepted. Guests that choose to use profanity will be asked to leave the property. 9. Personal items: The Salvation Army is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal items that are brought into the center. For Lost & Found items, please see a Welcome Center Associate. 10. Provision of Service: RJKCCC personnel have the right to refuse service to anyone deemed disruptive or abusive. 11. Smoking Policy: The Kroc Center is a smoke free campus. Smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking area located in the west side parking lot. Smoking is not permitted anywhere else on the grounds. If you are caught smoking outside of the smoking area, we will ask that you kindly go to the designated area. 12. Speed Limit: The Kroc Center speed limit is 5mph within the parking lot.

Available at no charge for those in need. All are welcome. Donations are accepted.



Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve

DIRECTIONS 527 East Liberty Street Ashland, OH 44805

We are located 2.7 miles west of I-71, only blocks from downtown. From I-71, follow 250 West and continue straight on Main Street (do not take 250 bypass). Turn left on East Liberty Street (by Besta Fasta Pizza). Entrance is on the left.

CONTACT US Phone: 419.281.8001 Fax: 419.289.3629 Food Pantry (Phone): 419.282.4223 CONNECT WITH US ONLINE Facebook: AshlandKrocCenter Instagram: @AshlandKroc Twitter: @AshlandKroc Youtube: AshlandSAKrocCenter Website: #AshlandKroc KROC Program Guide | 5

Social Services


Sarah Fairchild, Social Services Coordinator Jennifer Crossen, Emergency Assistance Case Manager Leeann Rieck, Food Pantry Coordinator THE SOCIAL SERVICE MINISTRY provides a compassionate and realistic response to families and individuals in crisis. Persons applying need to be below 200% of the federal poverty guideline (approx. $48,500 for a family of four).


Christmas Assistance applications will be accepted Monday, October 3 thru Friday, December 2, 2016.

PERSONS APPLYING ARE ASKED TO BRING photo ID, Social Security numbers for each family member, proof of household income and proof of address. Applicants for assistance must be residents of Ashland County.

Food baskets will be provided for ALL families. Gifts will be provided for children 12 years of age and younger.

EACH HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD must complete and sign an intake form. During the one-on-one interview with the emergency assistance case manager, solutions to the underlying cause of the crisis are addressed through referrals and advocacy. It is our goal to achieve long-term solutions to problems in order to enhance family stability.

Eligibility Requirements: Households with income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Example: $48,500 a year for a family of four.


Monday-Friday, 11:15-11:45am

Meals are available at no charge for those in need. Donations are accepted.


Mondays, 1:30-4pm Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm (Closed 12:30-1:30pm)

The Food Pantry is located in the Annex. You can receive assistance up to twice a month. If your need is greater than twice a month, please come to the Social Services Office in the main building, and your situation will be reviewed.


We are always in need of donations for the pantry to help us provide over 600 food orders a month to the local community.


Ashland Community Mediation Services assists with landlord-tenant disputes, neighbor disputes and family disputes. Call 419.207.TALK (8255) for a consultation today.


Wednesday, October 19, 2-6pm $25: Age 3+ $30: Age 6-35 months $50: High-Dose - Age 65+ $10: Uninsured - Age 6 mo - 18 yrs Vaccine provided and administered by: Ashland County-City Health Department

For more information about our Flu Clinic, please call 419.282.4357.

FOOD 4 THOUGHT - Quarterly, Noon-1pm

Please bring a photo ID, piece of mail (for proof of residency-no junk mail), and identification for each child age of 12 and under (report card, medical card, birth cert., etc.). We ask that families register for gifts with ONE agency only.

Ways You Can Help

• Donations: You can simply donate a new toy to The Salvation Army Kroc Center. • Angel Tree: Pick an Angel Tag with a child’s information from the tree at Wal-Mart or the Salvation Army and purchase anything you want from the wish list. (Please no gift cards) • Adopt-A-Family: You choose the family size for this program! For more information, please contact Jennifer Crossen, Emergency Assistance Case Manager, at 419.281.8001.

THANK YOU for your support!

Community Meals begin at 11:15am or you can bring your own lunch. The Salvation Army invites all community-minded individuals, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, volunteers and pastors to participate in this quarterly Luncheon Series. Food 4 Thought is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of those living in at-risk households in Ashland County, help you understand the systems that serve them and learn helpful interventions. Social workers and counselors can earn one (1) hour of CEUs. For schedule information, please contact Sarah Fairchild, Social Services Coordinator, at 419.281.8001. 6 | KROC Program Guide |

Interested in showing God’s love by lending a helping hand?

We have wonderful opportunities to VOLUNTEER at the KROC!

Food Pantry LARGE KROC CENTER PROGRAMS Community Meals Concession Stand

After-School Program


Community involvement is vital to the development and sustainability of the programs in this facility. We welcome your willingness to partner with us as we create this unique experience in Ashland! Kettle workers are needed November 12 - December 24. Your time can significantly impact the lives of our community members. If you are interested in helping this holiday season, please call us at 419.281.8001.

When you put Money in Our Kettles, expect CHANGE.

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Fitness & Recreation FAMILY NIGHT

Roller Skating & Laser Tag! Saturdays, 6-9pm Cost: $3 with 2 non-perishable items OR $4 without Ages: Families, Kids & Tweens Teens 9th grade and higher must attend with a parent or family. We will be passing out new rules and guidelines regarding Family Night beginning September 10. * Must be at least 8 years old to play Laser Tag at the Kroc Center.


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-Noon Cost: $2 per adult, kids free Age: 0-4 years Parents of small children can come and get together with other moms/ dads as their children play in the field house. There’s plenty of room and the weather is always nice inside the Kroc Center! We also have lots of balls, building blocks and giant puzzle pieces to create fun.


Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm Cost: $45 for entire 6 week session or $8 per class Instructor: Shirley Weimer Age: 16+ Minimum: 4 Session 1: September 21 - October 26 Session 2: November 2 - December 21 (No Class on November 23 and 30) Iyengar style yoga focuses on body alignment with muscles to give correct skeletal support and realignment of the spine. Anyone can participate in this gentle class with usage of props. It is never too late to reap the benefits of a yoga practice. Please bring your mat, pillow and belt.


Mondays, 5-7pm Cost: $3 All are welcome during Open Archery. Come practice your skills or begin to learn. All skill levels are welcome and open archery hours are staffed by Kroc Center employees to insure safety at all time. If you do not have a bow, no problem. We have one you can borrow. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The Salvation Army Kroc Center would like to thank the Ashland County Community Foundation for providing the funding needed to establish this program.

OPEN ZORBS - NEW!!! Mondays 6-8pm

October 10 & 24, November 7 & 21 Cost: $3 Come to the Kroc Center and have fun playing our NEW Zorb Soccer! Must be at least 5ft tall to play. 8 | KROC Program Guide |

Fitness & Recreation SELF DEFENSE


Thursdays, September 1 - November 17 Instructor: Ted Weaver, Blackbelt in Shotokan, Tae-kwon Do Trained in Arnis, Silat & Kali

Cost: $2

What makes this class exciting? Train in ways to protect yourself from danger using Karate Do, Arnis, Kali & Silat techniques with Judo and Hapkido throws and take downs. This is a fun class in which to earn belt ranks and get fit!

Youth: 6-7:30pm Cost: $35 | Age: 7+ (Youth) Minimum: 5

Adult: 7:30-9pm Cost: $50 | Age: 13+ Minimum: 3


Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm Cost: $20 per session | Instructor: Krissy Hickey Maximum: 10 per session

Youth Weekdays 3-5pm Ages: 7-17

Adult Weekdays 1-3pm Ages: 18+


24 Forms Yang Tai Chi October 3 - January 30 (No class November 28, December 26 or January 2) Tai Chi is clinically proven to be one of the most effective exercises to improve health, fitness and relaxation. Step by step progressive teaching. No new students after 2nd class unless you have practiced this form in the past. No equipment needed, comfortable clothing & tennis shoes highly recommended. Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention February 6 - May 22 Gentle Tai Chi movements to help improve balance, strength and flexibility. Step by step progressive teaching. No new students after 2nd class unless you have practiced this form in the past. No equipment needed, comfortable clothing & tennis shoes highly recommended.


Zumba classes are available. Please contact the Welcome Center for more information. Cost: $5 per class or $20 for 5 classes Instructor: Kelsy Arnold | Age: 16+

The soccer field is open to youth and adults wanting to play a pick-up game of soccer. Each week brings new people. Come join the group! * NOTE: These times are available from October to April.

Youth Tuesdays 7-8pm Ages: 11-17

Monday-Friday, 2:30-5pm Cost: $2/day or $30 for 1 month worth of visits Grades: 6-8 only

If you are looking for a safe place for your child after school this is the place for them. Rec staff will be monitoring and concession stand will be open. Bus available from Middle School. Please contact the bus garage to inform. For more information, contact us at 419.281.8001.


Adult Wednesdays 8-10pm Ages: 18+


The court is open to youth and adults wanting to play a pick-up game of basketball. Each week brings new people. Come join the game! * NOTE: These times are available from October to April.

Youth Tuesdays 6-8pm Ages: 11-17


Thursdays, 7-10pm, October 6 - December 8 Cost: $180/team | Ages: 16 and up Register by: Thursday, September 22

Any guest can participate, unless rented for groups. Signs will be posted one (1) week prior to rental date, or feel free to call before you come! *All “Open� times are subject to change due to scheduling. Please call ahead.

Adult Wednesdays 8-10pm Ages: 18+


Softball & Baseball Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-7pm Cost: $3 (unlimited swings) Includes: Helmets & Dimpled Balls Choose from baseball & softball cage. ALL ACTIVITIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Get your best team together for our fall indoor flag football league. All games are 5vs5. Up to 10 players can play on a team. Players cannot be dropped or added after week 4. The league includes eight (8) Kroc Center Staff refereed games and one (1) playoff game. Rules and schedules will be emailed to team captains after registration closes. Please Note: Times of games are subject to the number of teams registered. Minimum: 4

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Saturday, October 8, 7-10pm @ The Ashland Salvation Army Kroc Center


Monday, December 12, 6:30-8pm @ The Ashland Salvation Army Kroc Center

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For more information, please contact Neil Ebert, Music Coordinator, at 419.281.8001.

p U n g i S Today!

Cost: $50/child

Includes: Game Jersey, Water Bottle, Bag & Award Ceremony

Three (3) League Age Groups: 5&6, 7&8, 9&10 Year Olds DATES: January 7 - March 11 Register by: Friday, December 2 Parents will be contacted by December 20 in regards to team placement and practice schedules. For more information, please contact us at 419.281.8001. The Salvation Army Soccer League, “SAS”, is a Christian community soccer club providing quality soccer training and match play at an affordable cost. SAS teaches the fundamentals of soccer through progressive skill instruction and mini-games that require children to apply the skills they learned as well as Christian development. We hope to develop community leaders by actively involving and encouraging family members to participate within the league, as a coach or referee. Please note: No scholarships are available. Families with 3 or more children participating in the Kroc soccer and living in the same household will receive a $10 discount per child. Award Ceremony is at the end of the soccer season.

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Code Of Conduct

Arts & Culture NEW ADVENTURES BAND Mondays, 9-10:30am Age: 6th Grade - Adult

The New Adventures Band is designed for folks who used to play an instrument and life got in the way. If you still have that desire to play music again, this is a great way to get back in the music world! Young musicians are also welcome.


Mondays, 10:45-11:45am Age: Adults

Participation is by audition only as positions become available.


Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am Age: Adults

The KC Dixieland Band plays traditional Dixieland music that includes both sacred and secular songs. It performs concerts for various community events throughout the Ashland area and has an active ministry at nursing homes and assisted living centers in Ashland. Participation is by audition only as positions become available.



Playing an instrument in a band or being in a choir provides students with a positive peer group and an opportunity to feel like they belong to a group that is creating something good. Students who successfully develop the motivation and willingness to succeed will have a chance to stimulate their creative abilities and be blessed with an enhanced quality of life. Join your child in the adventure as they develop the ability to play an instrument and read music in our Kroc Music Academy. NOTE: Classes will follow the Ashland City School schedule. Brass Band Mondays & Thursdays Begins September 12 Beginner Brass: 3:45-4:20pm Youth Brass Band: 4:30-5:10pm Instructor: Neil Ebert

Youth Chorus Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45pm Begins September 6th Ends December 15 Instructor: Major Brett DeMichael Grades: Middle School & Up

Instruments & materials are provided by The Salvation Army Kroc Center. There are two levels of instruction. Music Coordinator will help determine what group your child should start in.

Members will be asked to perform at Kroc Center events and occasional Sunday Services.

Tuesdays, 45 minute sessions Cost: $15 per session

Please call Neil Ebert for more information and to sign up today!

Not a Salvation Army church member, not a problem!

Mondays, 7-8:30pm

The KC Big Band plays primarily swing, Latin and other jazz styles of music. It performs concerts and dances throughout the Ashland area. Participation is by audition only as positions become available. The KC Big Band will be performing throughout the year. Please see page 10 for their full schedule.

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Arts & Culture


Thursday, 3:30-5:30pm Begins September 1 Age: Middle and High school

Join us in exploring the exciting and growing world of Anime through videos, art, cosplay and games. Spend some time with like-minded friends.


Fridays, 5-6pm September 2&16, October 7&21, November 4&18 and December 2&16 Cost: $2 material fee

Description: In each class we will take a different verse and using a variety of art materials, discover what it is saying to each individual. With this creative approach to studying the word of God it is my hope to open a new avenue into your Bible.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART Mondays, 3:00-4:30pm Session 1: September 12-26 Session 2: December 5-19 Age: Elementary School Cost $15 (Scholarships are available.)

Art Club is a fun way to explore various styles and art forms. We will use materials and techniques in an atmosphere where your child is encouraged to find his/her own unique creative voice.


Fridays, 6-7pm September 9, October 14, November 11 & December 2 Cost: $15 (Scholarships are available)

Learn the art of fused glass. You will make 2-4 projects while learning how to cut and assemble glass pieces. We have a range of colored and specialty glass to choose from.


1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month 9-11am | Begins September 1 Come introduce your children to the joys of arts and crafts. Little ones will freely explore a variety of art materials and projects(with your help) all while leaving the planning and the mess to us.

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY Mondays, 6-8pm September 19 - October 10 October 24 - November 14 Max participants: 8 Cost: $25

This class introduces some of the basic concepts of photography to students new to the subject. It will explore basic camera controls such as the shutter, sensor, lenses and aperture and how these work together to produce a photograph. Students will be introduced to focusing systems, white balance and controls, ISO, lens focal lengths and depth of field. The students will learn the elements of a good photograph while exploring both the basic technical and artistic sides of photography. The class is designed for students who have a little knowledge of their camera and want to get a better understanding of camera controls and how those controls work and affect the image. Requirement: Camera and Manual for that Camera.

ACRYLIC PAINTING Mondays, 6-8pm Instructor: Linda Goodman Class Cost $30 Material fee: $8 if student brings paint, $20 if instructor furnishes paint Hot Air Balloon Ride September 12, 19 & 26 As if you are in the air looking down. Light House in MI October 10, 17 & 24 Rustic lighthouse with beautiful blue waters Misty River in Early Winter November 7, 14 & 21 Frost on a golden morning Light Up Snowman Sign November 7, 14 & 21 LET IT SNOW

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Tuesdays, 6-8pm September 20 - October 25 Max participants: 6 Cost: $25

This class is the next step and goes beyond the Basic photography class. It is designed for the student who has an understanding of their camera and exposure and would like to learn how to get more out of their gear. The class will focus on the creative use of various camera controls and lenses. The class will also introduce the concept of a vision driven workflow. Photographic concepts will be discussed and demonstrated in class and through the use of video instruction. Student assignments will focus on exploring and mastering the skills introduced in class. Student’s work(assignments) will be critiqued in class with suggestions for improvement. The classes will also include an introduction to the photo editing software Adobe Lightroom and how to use this software to improve the look of your photographs. Requirements: DSLR or mirrorless System camera and a familiarity with that camera.

WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER YOU A VARIETY OF ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITIES. Note: Classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Materials are included, unless otherwise indicated.

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In keeping with the mission and holistic approach of the Salvation Army, The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center provides opportunities that facilitate positive, life-changing experiences through: arts, athletics, personal development, spiritual discovery and community service. The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s facilities, programs and services bridge the gap between potential and opportunity for children and adults, strengthen individuals and families, and enrich the lives of seniors.


Joan Kroc said that she took a tour of San Diego and it was then that she recognized a community in desperate need of a safe gathering place, a place with facilities and trained professionals to nurture children’s social skills, arts appreciation and athletic potential. She described the Kroc Center as being a beacon of light and hope in the community.




Walk outside on the path encircling the Center, or in the Field House or Fun Zone. Inside walkers, please complete the emergency information form at the Welcome Center.

Win Prizes: A variety of items to choose from for each game won!

Monday-Friday, 7:30am-1pm


Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9-11am

Our dear June Metcalf built a lasting family of knitters and crocheters who all work together to teach, learn and grow from one another. Bring your projects, no matter what charity or purpose. Beginners are especially welcome!

ABLE - Adult Basic Literacy Education Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 4-8pm

FREE services, registration is required. ABLE offers help in the following areas: work readiness, post-secondary transitions, ESOL and GED preparation classes.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-10:45am

EUCHRE CARD CLUB Tuesdays, 6-8pm

This isn’t your typical women’s card club. Whether you are male or female, if you like to play Euchre, this is the club for you!


Thursdays, 9:30-11am

Bring your spinning & weaving projects to the Kroc Center and have some fun!


Thursdays, 10am-Noon

Come join our stamping enthusiasts and learn a wide variety of ways to make your own greeting cards. Participants will take turns demonstrating materials and techniques used to make unique and attractive greeting cards for a variety of occasions. New card makers are welcome.


Thursdays @ 7:15pm September 15, October 17, November 20 & December 15 Instructor: Dr. JoAnn Shade, Gracednotes Ministries

This open group meets monthly to encourage those who enjoy writing in a variety of genres. Each session includes a short writing exercise and an opportunity to receive feedback on written work if desired. 14 | KROC Program Guide |

Life Skills & Community Education


Monday, September 19, 6:30-8:30pm Materials: $12 So much for the carefree days of summer, it’s time to buckle down and hit the books! There’s no time like the present to help everyone check anxiety at the door, say goodbye to grumpy mornings and run a happy, healthy, smartypants household! We will send you home with hand sanitizer, plus choose 2 essential oil blends to help with energized mornings, focused daytimes, and calm evenings.


Wednesday, October 12, 6:30-8:30pm Materials: $12 The skin is our largest organ and absorbs everything we put on it from lotions to cleansers to deodorant. Simple, non-synthetic ingredients and essential oils offer a large variety of safe alternatives, personalized to suit an individual’s taste and needs. We will make body butter, lime coconut scrub, and offer a selection of effective deodorants for you to make.


Thursday, November 17, 6:30-8:30pm Materials: $15 Holiday season is right around the corner and personalized, DIY gifts are the best! Plus, you can share safer alternatives with your loved ones in a friendly way. You choose 3 items to make from: skin moisturizing spray, de-stress blends, perfume blends, air freshening spritz, body butter, sugar/shea butter scrubs, surface cleaner, Epson bath salts and hand sanitizers, all custom scented with essential oils. Spruce up your gifts with provided ribbons, bags and labels.


Thursday, October 13 @ 7:15pm & Friday, October 14 @ 1pm Both daays offer the same course. Instructor: Dr. JoAnn Shade, Gracednotes Ministries Did you know that for about $5, you can hold a copy of your own book in your hands? Self Publishing 101 will provide an overview of the basics of publishing your own book, including manuscript preparation, cover design, e-book publishing, and the development of a simple marketing plan.


Mondays @ 6pm | September 12 - October 31 Sign up at the Welcome Center or call to reserve your spot today.

A BEACON OF HOPE Bridging the Gap Between Potential



Puppy Classes

w/Dianne Hammontree

Puppy Preschool Tuesdays @ 7pm Cost: $60 per session For dogs 2 months – 2 years old. We will address house training, playbiting, chewing, first aid, and grooming.

Class Sessions - (choose one)

Session 1: September 13, 20 & 27 Session 2: October: 4, 11 & 18 Session 3: November: 1, 8 & 15 Session 4: December: 6, 13 & 20

Puppy Kindergarten Tuesdays @ 6pm Cost: $60 per session For dogs all ages advanced obedience training (limit 5 dogs/session)

Class Sessions - (choose one)

Session 1: September 13, 20 & 27 Session 2: October: 4, 11 & 18 Session 3: November: 1, 8 & 15 Session 4: December: 6, 13 & 20

Therapy Dog International Testing If you are interested in having a dog certified, please call us at 419.281.8001. We will be happy to help you with information on our next testing classes Registration deadline is one week prior to class starting date. Dianne is owner & operator of Puppy Feet LLC. | KROC Program Guide | 15

ALL STAR ACADEMY Monday-Friday 3:00-5:15pm August 29 - December 20 *ASA follows the Ashland City School schedule

Cost: $65 for Fall Semester

Grades: 1-5

What is All Star Academy?

The All Star Academy (ASA) is a structured after school program for youth (Grades: 1-5), designed to offer an enriching daily activity and help students with their homework.

Space is limited. Register today to reserve a space for your child!

Monday-Thursday, ASA students begin arriving at 3pm and will immediately go to the Recreation area for free-time, games & an after school snack. At 3:45pm students participate in an enrichment activity. From 4:30-5:15pm students will start their homework.

Enrichment Activities Art Recreational Activities Board Games Music Academy

Friday = Roller Skating!

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A Birthday Party includes one hour in a party room and one hour of activity.

BOUNCE HOUSE PARTY: $150 FUN ZONE GAMES PARTY: $120 ROLLER SKATING PARTY: $150 LASER TAG PARTY: $150 Must be at least 8 years old to use.

GIANT SLIDE PARTY: $150/hr Must be 48 inches tall to use.

ZORB SOCCER PARTY: $180 Must be 60 inches tall to use.

FUN ZONE: $65/hr

Basketball & Volleyball Courts

ROLLER SKATING: $95/hr FIELD HOUSE: $65/hr Indoor Soccer Field

LASER TAG: $120/hr

Must be at least 8 years old to use.

BATTING CAGE w/machine

1/2 of Field: $50/hr Whole Field: $95/hr Choose from two pitching machines, BASEBALL or SOFTBALL. Dimpled balls & helmets are provided.


Children must be at least 8 years old Adults must be present during archery use.


Art Parties are limited to 10 and include an hour art activity and an hour room rental.

One Hour Rental: $150 Two Hour Rental: $200 Must be 60 inches tall to use.

Rental Policies • All rentals are provided 1/2 an hour before and after your event for setup & tear down. • A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for all rentals. • All rentals must be paid in full one week prior to your event.

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS PAINTING • You may bring in your own food, drinks Various types of painting are available. & decorations for your event. Each child will get to use an easel to paint their Alcohol is NOT permitted. masterpiece with an instructor’s guidance. JEWELRY MAKING • Please acknowledge & abide by general Children will get to make a necklace and bracelet Kroc Center facility rules and safety from a large variety of beads and pendants. guidelines. See Page 5. DUCT TAPE • Must sign our general release form before Multiple choices of tape and projects including a wallet, flowering pencil, or purse. your Kroc Center EVENT! CUPCAKES Pick your flavor and when the children come in the cupcakes will be ready for them to decorate. Children will learn decoration skills and will get to decorate two cupcakes each.

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For more information or to book your rental today, please contact Debbie Cooper at 419.281.8001.

The centerpiece of The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, THE WORSHIP CENTER, is a magnificent venue for smaller musical and theatrical performances, weddings and seminars. The venue features seating for 250 people and guarantees a great view from any seat in the house. Also available with rental of the Worship Center is a “green room”, stage, and top-of-the-line audio/visual equipment. Perfect acoustics with the Center benefit a wide range of events.


Race Start Time: 9am Race Day Registration: 7:30-8:45am Entry Fee: $25/person

Register before October 14 to receive a free t-shirt. Bring a NEW Toy to donate and recieve a $5 discount on your registration fee.

Pre-Registration: Mail or Walk-in at The Kroc Center Online Regsitration: or Categories: 14&under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 & 70+ Awards: 1st Overall Male/Female & 1st Male & Female in each category Course Description: Slightly Challenging

Water Stations on Course Complimentary Refreshments ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST Begins @ 9:30am Cost: Free to all racers, 4 and under eat free, 5-12 are $3, 13 and up are $5

Official Entry Form – Jingle All the Way 5k To benefit the Ashland Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Kettle Campaign Rain/Snow or shine/non-refundable – November 12, 2016 – Entry form must be signed & returned to the Kroc Center Make all checks payable to: The Ashland Salvation Army Kroc Center, 527 East Liberty Street, Ashland, OH 44805 Name:_____________________________ Email:________________________________ Address:________________________ City:_________________ St: ___ Zip: ________ Phone:(___) ___________ Shirt Sizes:___ Sex:___ DOB:___/___/___ Race Day Age:___

Pancake Breakfast is included in registration fee. Non runners can purchase the breakfast. Ages 4 and under: Free, 5-12: $3 & 13 and up: $5. Release: I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity and that I should not enter unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running this event including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the affect of the weather, including low or high temperatures/humidity, traffic and the conditions of the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf waive and release the Ashland, OH Salvation Army RJKCCC, its officers, members, race volunteers, the City of Ashland, OH and its Departments and employees and all sponsors, their representatives, employees and successors from any and all claims and liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event or carelessness of the persons named in this waiver.

_______________________ Date

_______________________ Signature

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JOIN OUR CHURCH FAMILY TODAY! Worship Service: Sundays @ 10am with Majors Brett & Jessica DeMichael


October 8: Harvest Ball November 12: Jingle All the Way 5K December 9: 8TH Annual Jingle Bell Ball


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527 East Liberty Street, Ashland, Ohio, 44805 | Phone: 419.281.8001 | Fax: 419.289.3629 |

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