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527 East Liberty Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805 | phOne: 419.281.8001 | fax: 419.289.3629 |

Our Church

SUNDAY WORSHIP Prayer Meeting: 9AM WorshiP serviCe: 10AM

with Captains Brett & Jessica DeMichael Refreshments & fellowship following 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 different ways. ABOUT OUR CHURCH

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 a 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 Salvation Army church, please contact Captain Brett DeMichael at 419.281.8001.


JUNIOR SOLDIERS & CORPS CADETS - Mondays, 5:15-6:30PM Ends Monday, May 19 | Starts Monday, September 8 Dinner: 5:15-5:45PM | Classes: 5:45-6:30PM

What are Junior SoldierS?

Junior Soldiers are children between the ages of seven and thirteen who have professed Jesus Christ as their Savior and have signed the junior soldier’s promise, becoming a member of The Salvation Army Church.

BIBLE BOWL - Mondays, 5:15-6:30PM Starts Monday, September 8 Dinner: 5:15-5:45PM | Classes: 5:45-6:30PM

What iS BiBle BoWl?

The purpose of Bible Bowl is to excite young people with the Word of God and its relevance to their daily lives, to plant the Word of God in their hearts and minds, and to develop Bible study habits that will continue with them throughout life.Young people who participate in Bible Bowl study the Bible and memorize specific verses of Scripture. The teams enjoy group Bible studies and personal study, as well as quizzing & fellowship with other teams. The young people grow in their understanding of God’s values and principles and learn to apply the truths they have learned to their everyday lives.

TROOPS! Christian Based sCouting - Fridays, 4:15-5:15PM

Ends Friday, May 23 (Awards Ceremony) | Starts Friday, September 5 The Salvation Army Sunbeams (girls), Girl Guards (teen girls), Adventure Corps (boys), and Rangers and Explorers (teen boys) are fun-filled, character building programs that help develop socially, mentally and spiritually, while earning badges. All are welcome to participate.

Grades: Sunbeams: 1st-5th, Girl Guards: 6th-8th, Adventure Corps Explorers: 1st-4th, Adventure Corps Rangers: 5th-8th

ADULT BIBLE STUDY - Thursdays, 6-7PM

Ends Thursday, June 26 | Starts Thursday, September 4 Instructor: Major Larry Shade

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LADIES NIGHT IS AN EVENING OUT, designed for women ages 18 years and older. The group meets each Wednesday at 6PM and childcare is provided, free of charge. EACH WEEK WILL BRING SOMETHING new and exciting such as: Education Night, Craft Night, Bible Study Night, Game Night , Theme Night and Much More. For more information please call Captain Jessica DeMichael at 419.281.8001.

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Teen Ministries TEEN MOVIE NIGHT

1st Friday of Each Month, 8-10PM

May 2 - Thor: The Dark World June 6 - The Dark Knight Rises July 11(Due to holiday on 4th) - The Dark Knight August 1 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

KROC CREW - Thursdays, 4PM

Ends Thursday, May 29 Orientation: Thursday, August 21, 5:30-6:30PM First Group Meeting: Thursday, September 4 KROC CREW IS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY for teens 13 and up. Through an application process, teens must meet criteria to be accepted into the program, which will teach life skills, spiritual growth and service learning opportunities. New members will be put on a 6-week probation period before they will be able to volunteer or earn their name tag and t-shirt. ALWAYS ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS! Applications are available at the Welcome Desk. Please submit completed applications toTyler Adcox,Youth Ministries Leader.

TNT: Tuesday Night Teens - 7-9PM June 3 – August 5

ALTARED STUDENT MINISTRIES Sundays, 5:30-7PM May 18, June 22, July 13, & August 10 Come join the Ashland Salvation Army for a once a month pre-teen/middle school hangout and devotional time! Looking to enrich the minds of our pre-teens as we look to explore the topics of interest. For more information, contact Tyler Adcox, Youth Ministries Leader, at 419.281.8001.

Teens are invited for FREE food, fun games, prizes, fellowship & much more! A new area church will host each week! For more information, contact Tyler Adcox, Youth Ministries Leader, at 419.281.8001. | KROC Program Guide | 3


The RJKCCC is open to all. Memberships are no longer needed to be part of the Kroc Center. We will need to collect contact information on each guest for emergency reasons. Parental signatures are required for those younger than 18 years old.


SIGN-UP AT THE FRONT DESK Download a Program Enrollment Form online and bring your completed form to the front desk. Or, fill out a form at The Kroc Center.


• Cancellations seven (7) or more days prior to first class will receive full refund of 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. • 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.

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

A note from Allen Fawley, Program Director Hello Kroc Community,

First, I want to say it is great to be a part of the Kroc Community again. Two years ago, I left the Kroc Center and moved to Canton to help change the lives of the people there. When I left, I felt a sadness inside of me because I knew I was leaving something special, but now I am back and ready to make a difference in the Ashland community. I know I cannot replace Carol Scurti but I can continue to grow and build upon all the great things she created and add my own personal touch on programming. My goal is to venture into new areas not explored before and expand what we have in hopes of encouraging and inspiring individuals to try new things. My door is always open and I encourage the community to contact me about new and inspiring ideas. If you are interested in teaching a class or have an idea for an event, please call me at 419.281.8001. Thank you and God bless, Allen Fawley, Program Director 4 | KROC Program Guide


Corps Officers/Administrators Captain Brett DeMichael Captain Jessica DeMichael


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

Facilities Supervisor Kris Moore

Food Service Coordinator Jen Morano

Program Coordinators

Allen Fawley, Program Director Candice McMillen, All Star Academy Bea North, Art Dr. Judy McLaughlin, June Metcalf Elder in Residence Neil Ebert, Music Matt Bender, Recreation

Social Services

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

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 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.

Free Activities GET MOVIN’ WALKERS Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-1PM

Outside, in the Fun Zone or in the Field House. Walkers, come get your fitness on! Inside walkers, please complete the emergency information form and sign in at front desk. Thank you!

KNITTING & CROCHETING CIRCLE Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9-11AM

Our dear June built a lasting family of knitters and crocheters who all work together to teach, learn and grow from one another. Please feel free to join the family. Bring your projects (no matter what charity or purpose) and if you have a question, the family will all be there to help! If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, come learn and join the family!


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-10:45AM

Win prizes: A variety of taxable items, paper products, soaps, cleaning items, etc. Grab a friend and join us to play BINGO.


Operating Hours & Closures FACILITY HOURS Monday-Thursday: 7:30AM-8PM

Welcome Center staff only available until 7PM

Friday: 7:30AM-10PM Saturday: Family Night 6-9PM

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

SUNDAY WORSHIP Prayer Meeting: 9AM Worship Service: 10AM

with Captains Brett & Jessica DeMichael Refreshments & fellowship following service

Sunday School: 11:15AM Rec open for rentals and scheduled program only

SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICE Monday-Friday: 9AM-3PM See page 6 for details

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! Come and have fun!

FOOD PANTRY Monday: 1-4PM Tuesday-Friday: 10-4PM

ABLE - Adult Basic Literacy Education (GED Classes & More!)

COMMUNITY MEALS Monday-Friday: 11:15-11:45AM

Tuesdays, 6-8PM

Tuesday-Thursday, 4-8PM

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

KROC PEDDLERS Thursdays, 9:30-11AM

The group keeps growing! Bring your spinning & weaving projects and have some fun! We’ll keep the coffee & tea hot!

KROC GREETING KARD KLUB Thursdays, 10AM-Noon Age: Teen-Adult

Come join this active greeting card making club at the Kroc Center. Bring your own supplies and tools or use what we have available. Share ideas, stamps and a good time together. Participants will be creating cards for their own personal use and to donate to nursing homes, the military and others who might enjoy a special greeting.


Thursday, May 8, June 12, July 10 & August 14, 7:15-8:30PM Instructor: Major JoAnn Shade

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.

Hey Ashland! Did you know we LOVE yarn donations? THE KNITTING & CROCHETING CIRCLE is getting busy making blankets, hats, scarves and mittens to be handed out to kids who need to keep warm! Already this year they created hundreds of items for individuals for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Distribution and all from donated yarn! Keep the yarn coming!

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

RJ’S SPRAYPARK Monday-Saturday: 10AM-7PM See page 20 for details

HOLIDAY CLOSURES Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day 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, 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 Phone (Food Pantry): 419.282.4223 CONNECT ONLINE Facebook: AshlandKrocCenter Twitter: @AshlandKroc Youtube: AshlandKroc Website: KROC Program Guide | 5

Social Services

PROVIDING SERVICES FOR ALL OF Food 4 Thought THE ASHLAND COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICE Monday-Friday, 9AM-3PM 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 (approximately $47,700 for a family of four).

HOURS Monday: 1-4PM Tuesday-Friday: 10AM-4PM The Food Pantry is located in the

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. 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.


Monday-Friday, 11:15-11:45AM Available at no charge for those in need. All are welcome. Donations accepted.


The Salvation Army invites all community minded individuals, social workers, counselors, marriage counselors, volunteers and pastors to participate in this monthly Luncheon Series designed to increase your awareness and understanding of those living in at-risk households in Ashland County, help you to understand the systems that serve them and learn helpful interventions. Social workers and counselors can earn one (1) hour of CEUs. Luncheons will be the 2nd Thursday of each month. Please contact Sarah Fairchild for more details and topic information. Lunch begins at 11:15AM or bring your own lunch. Programs begin promptly at Noon and end at 1PM.

Annex across from the main building. The pantry is open Monday through Friday. Please bring identification (driver’s license or birth certificate) for all household members and a piece of current mail proving residency (no junk mail).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 400 food orders a month to the local community. Please save your plastic bags, as we use over 1,000 bags a month. You can bring them to the pantry or drop them off at the Welcome Center.


A free service that is designed to make it easier and faster for people to connect with programs and resources you need to be healthy and secure. Available by appointment only. Please contact Sara Herrera at 419.281.8001 to schedule an appointment.


M onday-F riday, J une 8-A ugust 15 Lunch: 11:45AM-12:15PM | Snack: 2:15-2:45PM Location: Spray Park | Rain Location: Community Room Ages: 0-18 years

Adults can purchase a meal for $3 or the Kroc Center Community Meals serves free meals, 11:15-11:45AM. 6 | KROC Program Guide |

Ashland Community Mediation Services assists with landlord-tenant disputes, neighbor disputes and family disputes. Call 419-207-TALK (8255) for a consultation. All services are available free of charge.

Wednesday, July 16 At Brookside Golf Course $85/Person or $340/team Registration: 8AM Start: 9AM


Continental Breakfast Cook-Out Lunch

To reserve your spot, call the Kroc Center at 419.281.8001.

Saturday, July 12 Race start time is 8:30AM Registration: $20/person

Race day registration & check-in: 7:30AM

• Early registration by 6/27 includes a free “tech” t-shirt; limited sizes will be available for purchase on race day. • All registrations include gift bag, post-race all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, & other post-race refreshments. • If you “don’t wanna run” you can register for the breakfast and get all the “stuff,” but skip the running part! • Chip-timed • Awards for overall & male/female age category winners. For more information, visit us online or call us at 419.281.8001. | KROC Program Guide | 7


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 to the music world! We range in age from young people to senior citizens.


Thursdays, May1-29, 4:30-7PM (every 30 minutes) resume in the fall Age: 5+ | Instructor: Amy Arnett-Tomasek Cost: $15 (per session) Register by: 4/24/14

If you have also had an interest in the drums, now is your chance to begin lessons. Amy will let you know what book you need to purchase based on your skill level. Lessons are on a first call basis. Students will be registered beginning at 4:30PM proceeding to the next open time slot.


Mondays, 7-8:30PM Age: Adult 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. Contact Neil Ebert for more information.


BaloonFest Backyard Cookout at Freer Field

Friday, July 4, 8:30-9:45PM


Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30AM Age: Adult The Kroc Center 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.

Community Stadium before the fireworks

Friday, July 25, 7PM

Crestline, Ohio Downtown Gazebo

Thursday, August 14, 8PM Brookside Park (Ashland)


United Way Fun, Fabulous Fridays WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER YOU A VARIETY of music opportunities throughout the future. Come enjoy learning a new instrument, or dig out your old band instrument and start playing again! Whatever your skill level, we have a class designed just for you! For more information, contact Neil Ebert, Music Coordinator, at 419.281.8001.

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Summer Brown Bag Concerts & Art 6TH ANNUAL SUMMER BROWN BAG CONCERT SERIES Wednesdays, Noon-1PM Location: RJ’s Spraypark June 4 The New Adventures Band

June 18 The Kroc Center Dixieland Band

July 2 Dan Glaude

July 16 L-Train

July 30

Kelly Knowlton & Friends


Wednesdays, June 4-July 30, 11AM-Noon Location: RJ’s Spraypark With Bea North and Helpers Cost: Free Look for the Salvation Army tent near the Spray Park. On Wednesdays, we will have a free craft for kids, young and old. Some will be old favorites like shaving cream marbled paper, and some will be new surprises. Come and join us for some outdoor fun!

DID YOU KNOW? THE SALVATION ARMY BEGAN ITS MINISTRY IN ASHLAND, OHIO IN 1888. Prior to the opening of The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, The Salvation Army was located at 40 East 3rd Street, Ashland, Ohio. Less than a mile away from the Kroc Center, the 40 East 3rd Street location served as the home of The Salvation Army Ashland Corps ministry from 1937 until the opening of the Kroc Center in April of 2009. The steel cross, featured as you drive into the Kroc Center, was created from steel beams from the building. | KROC Program Guide | 9

Day Camp

KROC CENTER DAY CAMP... Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM June 9-August 1 Cost: $70/week

JUNE 9-13: KITCHEN CAMP Campers will explore recipes, cooking and making their own treats. JUNE 16-20: SUPERHERO TRAINING CAMP Campers will discover their superpower and learn how they can change the world. They will learn characteristics that will help them to be be successful in life and learn about ways to make a difference. Students will participate in writing, drawing and developing their own comic. JUNE 23-27: EXPLORATION UNLIMITED Campers will explore our community and creative inventions. They will also be invited to explore what interests them. JUNE 30-JULY 3: MOOVIN’ AND GROOVIN’ 70’S DISCO We will go back in time and invite campers to wear their best Disco Costumes and possibly host a Disco party. We will hear lots of old music and learn some dance moves.

JULY 7-11: FUN AND FITNESS Create fun and imaginative ways to move and have fun. We will practice jump rope, create games using outside materials and learn some activities to keep our bodies moving. JULY 14-18: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE We will have scavenger hunts and missions for campers to do. As each challenge is completed, they will move onto harder and harder tasks developing skills while having fun. JULY 21-25: CONCOCTION AND CONTRAPTION Campers will have a chance to explore their imaginative and creative sides during this week. They will have a chance to play “Mine Craft” style games as well. JULY 28-AUGUST 1: DAY CAMP REWIND Campers will get to relive their favorite activities from the entire camp.


There is a one-time, non-refundable $15 registration fee. The price of Day Camp includes: camping fun and adventure from 9AM-5PM, lunch and snacks provided each day, daily activity in the Spray Park, once a week visits to the Y and Brookside Pools and so much more. Day Camp is for children ages K-12 years old. For more information, contact us at 419.281.8001. 10 | KROC Program Guide |



Fridays, 4-7PM, Begins June 6 Cost: $2

Cost: $2


Fun Zone Saturdays, 6-9PM Field House Ages: Families, Kids & Tweens Cost: $4 OR $3 with 2 non-perishable items Unlimited Skating & BFL Laser Tag! (Subject to available skates & BFL open time slots) Teens 9th grade and higher must attend with a parent or family. *Note: Teen Night on Fridays ends May 31 and will resume in the Fall.


Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30PM, May 7-28, June 4-25 , & July 16-August 13 Age: 16+ Instructor: Shirley Weimer Cost: Session I: $26 II: $26  III: $30 Register by:  5/2, 6/2 & 7/11

There are many reasons Iyengar style yoga is practiced by more people than any other in this country. It 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. Minimum: 5


Thursdays, May 8-July 31, Instructor: Ted Weaver, Blackbelt in Shotokan, Tae-kwon Do and trained in Arnis, Silat, & Kali

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 CLASS 6-7:30PM Age: 7+ (Youth) Cost: $32/session Register by: 5/2 Minimum: 5

ADULT CLASS 7:30-9PM Age: Teen/Adults (13+) Cost: $48/session Register by: 5/2 Minimum: 3

YOUTH OPEN FIELD/GYM Only for guests 7-17 years old. OPEN FIELD OR GYM For all guests any age. ADULT OPEN FIELD/GYM Only for guests 18 years or older.


The field is open to all youth (or adults) wanting to play a pick-up game of soccer. Each week brings new people. Come join the group!

OPEN YOUTH Tuesdays, 7-8PM Ages: 11-17 OPEN ADULT Wednesdays, 7-10PM Ages 18+


The court is open to all teens (or adults) wanting to play a pick-up game of basketball. Each week brings new people. Come join the game!

OPEN YOUTH Tuesdays, 6-8PM Ages: 11-17 OPEN ADULT Wednesdays, 7-10PM Ages: 18+


1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 10AM-Noon Age: 0-4 years Cost: $2 (per adult) (Fee for adults only, kids free.)


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.


Saturday, May 17, 8AM-6PM Age: 16+ Cost: $50/team (Up to 10 players per team with two women) Maximum: 20 teams

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.

Mondays, 7-9PM Cost: $3 / Ages: 16+

The gym is open to all teen/adults wanting to play a pick-up game of volleyball. Each week brings new people. Come join the group!


Join the Kroc Center for the first volleyball tournament. Teams must have at least two women in play at all times. Games will be officiated by Kroc Center employees. The tournament is recreational.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-7PM Softball & Baseball Cost: $3 (unlimited swings)

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Art Classes


Mondays, 10-11AM Age: 2½-5 (Pre-K) Instructor: Bea North Cost: $6 | Material Fee: $5 Register one week before each session Minimum: 2/ Maximum: 6 Pre-school aged children come with a parent or other adult caregiver to explore a variety of developmentally appropriate materials and ideas. Two children may come with one adult.

PAINTING - INDOORS & OUT May 12, 19 & June 2 We will try different kinds of paint and techniques (stenciling, printmaking, action painting). Classes will be in the art room or outdoors if weather permits.

ART & ILLUSTRATORS June 16, 23 & 30 We will look at artwork created by some well-known illustrators of children’s books and then use the same or similar materials to make our own art.

3-D CONSTRUCTION July 14, 21 & 28 Children and grown-ups will team up to build some 3-D creations. Materials could include, but not be limited to, straws, pipe cleaners, clay, Styrofoam, boxes, tubes. Possibilities will be colorful and inventive!

Note: Classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment!


Thursday, May 8; Thursday, June 12; Monday, July 14; Tuesday, August 12 6-8PM | Age: Teen-Adult Instructor: Bea North Cost: $2/class | Material Fee: $10 Please register one week before each class date. Make some one-of-a-kind jewelry to match your own outfits or create a special gift. Participants will learn the basics of fused glass art and complete several small projects. There will be a supply of 96 COE glass and tools available for class members to use. Minimum: 2/ Maximum: 8

BEGINNING DRAWING Tuesdays, July 8-29, 6-8PM Age: 15-Adult Instructor: Matt Potosky Cost: $40 | Materials: $10

(See materials list at front desk if you would prefer to provide your own supplies and not pay the $10 material fee)

Register by: 7/1

Have you ever wanted to improve your drawing skills? Come and learn the basics of drawing­—observation, placement, linear detail and shading. This is a four week introductory class designed to familiarize students with basic materials and techniques in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. Minimum: 3/ Maximum: 8

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Thursdays, July 10-31, 6-8PM Age: Teen-Adult Instructor: Tom Puskar Cost: $40 | Register by: 7/3

Class members should have and bring to class either a digital SLR (DSLR) or digital point and shoot camera. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of photography: composition, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focus and how all work together to create images. We will also cover aspects of using a digital camera such as understanding the different shooting modes, manual programs, shutter priority and how each affects the photos we are taking. We will learn about the digital settings on the DSLR, such as white balance, file size and autofocus. Students will be given assignments to take particular types of photos and those will be shared and discussed in class. We will also cover how to get the digital images from the camera to the computer and any other questions students have in regard to working with the photos on the computer such as emailing, cropping and resizing. Class members will take a field trip on one of the class days to an area park to get handson experience and assistance using their cameras. Minimum: 3/ Maximum: 12

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Fridays, 6-8PM Age: 15-Adult Instructor: Andre´e Reed HajAbed Cost: $10/class | Materials: $15 Register one week before each class GARDEN LEAF BOWLS May 16 Come and work with Andre´e to create a lovely birdbath or garden bowl modeled over and imprinted with one or more large leaves.

HYPERTUFA PLANTERS June 20 Make one of these earthy containers for your patio or front porch. Concrete and some additives combine to make a porous pot ideal for garden plantings. Decorations, such as stones, shells and ceramic pieces add interest.

CELTIC CROSSES July 18 Join us in this popular class and create a lovely Celtic cross for your home or flowerbed. We will look at examples of ancient crosses and then model our own, decorated with traditional motifs or more modern designs.

IMBEDDED STEPPING-STONES August 15 How many ways are there to decorate a stepping-stone—Glass beads, pottery pieces, lettering, stamps? Bring your own ideas and see what we have to share. Create a stepping stone that is truly your own. Minimum: 3/ Maximum: 8


Mondays, 6-8PM Age: 16-Adult Instructor: Linda Goodman Cost: $30 | Materials: $8 or $20 (See list at front desk)

Register one week before each session Minimum: 3/ Maximum: 10 A DUCKLING ON THE POND May 5, 12 & 19


These are classes for school age children who enjoy art and want to have an extra fun summer experience exercising their art skills and creativity. Register one week before each session Minimum: 3/ Maximum: 8 CONSTRUCTIONS UNLIMITED Tuesdays, June 10, 17 & 24, 10-11:30AM Age: Primary (5-8) or grades K-2 Instructor: Bea North Cost: $6 | Materials: $10

Children will use modeling and construction materials to create imaginary habitats and machines (think Dr. Seuss).

NATURE ART Tuesdays, July 15, 22 & 29, 10-11:30AM Age: Intermediate (8-10) OR Grades 3-5 Instructor: Bea North Cost: $6 | Materials: $10

Students will be inspired by the outdoors to create artwork with a natural theme. Experiences may include Pleine Aire drawing, watercolor painting, plaster casting, printmaking or other possibilities.

MAKING MOBILES Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10-11:30AM August 5&6 | August 12&13 Age: Middle School (12-14) or Grades 6-8 Instructor: Bea North Cost: $8 | Materials: $12

Have you seen the beautiful mobile in the Kroc Center Art Room? We will study mobiles made by professional artists and then make our own using suitable material. Design, color, balance and engineering will all be part of the process.


Wednesdays, July 16-August 13, 7-8PM Age: Teen and Adult Instructor: Bea North Register by: 7/2

The art form of Zentangles has been found to be a relaxing, stressrelieving focus for many enthusiasts. Explore your artistic ability by creating patterns and designs inspired by fashion, folk art and the world around you. Come and try this popular new art form.

Zoom in on a darling duckling, rippling along through the water and grasses. Learn to paint feathers, glistening water and plants. Take home a finished, 11x14” painting.

HOT AIR BALLOONS June 2, 9 & 16 Are you ready for BalloonFest? Come and paint this scene—a beautiful summer landscape with colorful hot air balloons floating in a bright, blue sky.

HARBOR SCENE July 28, August 4 & 11 Imagine boats navigating out to sea or moored at a dock on a warm summer day—always a lovely scene and a great inspiration for painting.

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THE NATURAL SOLUTION MAKE YOUR OWN CHEMICAL-FREE LAUNDRY SOAP Monday, May 12, 6:30PM Age: Adult Instructor: Kendra Coakley Pense Cost: $10 Register by: 5/5

Make your own laundry soap in class, usable in all machines, including HE. Participants will take home a 5-gallon bucket of detergent (enough to last a family of 4 approximately one year). Participants will also be able to select a sample of 100% unadulterated, chemicalfree essential oil to enhance their laundry washing experience by providing strong antibacterial properties. Minimum: 3

MAKE OVER YOUR DIAPER BAG WITH ESSENTIAL OILS Thursday, June 26, 6:30PM Age: Adult Instructor: Kendra Coakley Pense Cost: $10 Register by: 6/19

Children are especially prone to being adversely affected by chemical ingredients in our homes. Exposure to chemicals can lead to developmental delays or impairments. Explore ways to reduce toxic exposure by making a selection of products that can replace traditional diaper bag components. We will make and take some non-toxic replacements (baby wipes, diaper cream and talc-free baby powder) using pure and safe essential oils. Minimum: 3

Note: Classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.


Fairy Gardens

Thursday, May 15 or Thursday, July 17, 7-9PM Instructor: Dr. JoAnn Shade Cost: $10 per class Register by: One week prior to class

This session will introduce the student to a variety of memoirs, and provide some basic formats for developing your personal memoir, with the potential for developing your manuscript for publication.


Thursday, June 5 or Thursday, August 21, 7-9PM Instructor: Dr. JoAnn Shade Cost:$10 per class Register by: One week prior to class

Do you ever dream of holding your own book in your hands? Local author and Ashland Times-Gazette columnist JoAnn Shade will walk you through the process of creating your own book. This instructional session will review self-publishing options, manuscript preparation, cover design, uploading to self-publishing websites, and the development of a simple marketing plan.


Saturday, August 16, 9AM-5PM Age: 12- Adult Instructor: Cindy Crist Register by 8/9: $10/person | Register after 8/9 or at the door: $15/person

Scrapbookers and card makers, bring your supplies and join us for a day of creativity. Cindy Crist, from Creative Memories, will be on hand to help with great ideas. Each session, Cindy creates a “Make and Take” just for our class! To help keep your energy up while you work, lunch will be provided. Bring snacks or desserts to share if you like! Minimum: 5


June 14, 10AM-Noon | Cost: $25 per garden Reservation required by 6/2 Ages 4 and up are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult Join us as we garden in miniature. With a little heartfelt magic, you’ll create an enchanted one of a kind Fairy Garden. We will supply everything you need, including a sprinkle of fairy dust! You just bring imagination, creativity and a pinch of time and you’ll have a mesmerizing unique fairy garden before you know it! You may bring your own miniatures to add to your garden to create an even more one of a kind garden for your fairies.

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The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life. - Proverbs 13:14 The Elder in Residence Program is designed to offer adults (62+) an opportunity to share their skills, talents, and wisdom with The Salvation Army Kroc Center participants and the Ashland community. It is our goal to regularly honor these selected individuals with a reception and to create opportunities for their gifts to be shared across generations in a variety of ways. Nominations are now being accepted for our Fall 2014 selection. For nomination forms and information, contact Dr. Judy McLaughlin, June Metcalf Elder in Residence Program Coordinator, at 419. 281.8001. | KROC Program Guide | 15



THE ASHLAND SALVATION ARMY RAY AND JOAN KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER offers a beautiful 250-seat Chapel, 120-seat banquet room, gymnasium and indoor soccer field. It’s the perfect place for your next meeting, trade show, conference, wedding, reception, family gathering, birthday party or your athletic team’s practices. To schedule your party or event, contact Debbie Cooper, Events Coordinator, at 419.281.8001.

COMMUNITY ROOM Whole Room: $35/hr 1/2 Room: $20/hr Classroom: $20/hr Audio/Visual: $10/event


Fun Zone: $55/hr (Basketball,Volleyball & more) Roller Skating: $80/hr Field House: $55/hr (Astro Turf Surface; Soccer &


Batting Cage w/half field: $30/hr Batting Cage w/machine & half field: $40/hr (Two pitching machines: (1) Baseball, (1) Softball, (2) batting cages, dimpled balls, and helmets)

BFL - Battlefield LIVE: $105/hr


Shade Pavilion: $15/hr Large Pavilion: $15/hr Spray Park: $100/hr (After hours & Sundays) Please call Debbie Cooper, Events Coordinator, to reserve your time today! NOTE: All pavilion rentals must be paid in full to confirm date of rental. Full refunds are given if park is closed due to inclement weather.

For more rental information, visit onine

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Bounce House Party: $125 Fun Zone Games Party: $100 Roller Skating Party: $125 BFL Laser Tag: $125 Please Note: Private party includes one hour in party room and one hour of activity.

Interested in showing God’s

love by lending a helping hand?

We have wonderful opportunities for volunteering:

* After-school program * Community Meals * Food Pantry * Concession Stand - Rec. Area * Large Kroc Center Programs * Kettle Collection * And Much More!

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! Please contact Debbie Cooper at 419.281.8001.

When you put money in our kettles, expect CHANGE.

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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 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 (excluding First Friday Nights.) 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. 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. 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. 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: Smoking is prohibited within the facility and is limited to designated areas on the property. 18 | KROC Program Guide |

Vacation BiBle School August 11-15 5:30-8PM

Ages: Preschool (3-5 years) Elementary (6-12 years) Cost: Free Stop by the Kroc Center to register your child today!

What to expect at VBS? *Bible stories *Games *Snacks *Music VBS Graduation

Sunday, auguSt 17, 12:30PM Children will receive certificates, special awards and will sing popular songs learned during VBS week. The Spraypark will be opened exclusively for VBS children and their families along with lunch. Please RSVP by Friday, August 15, 2014.

Hours summer rentals May 31-August 16: Monday-Saturday, 10AM-7PM August 18-23 & 25: 10AM-2PM Shade Pavilion: $15/hr Large Pavilion: $15/hr Spray Park: $100/hr

Please call Debbie Cooper, Events Coordinator, to reserve your time today! NOTE: All Pavilion rentals must be paid in full to confirm date of rental. Full refunds are given if park is closed due to inclement weather.

KROC summer safety BasH

& kiCkoff spraypark

Saturday, May 31, 9aM-noon

Come meet the Ashland City Fire Department as they give summer safety tips and tours of one of their engines. Meet your local Police Officers as they give information on bicycle safety. RJ’s Spraypark will open at 10AM. Also join us for cornhole, bounce houses, roller skating and other fun games! Free snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn will be available.


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*Smoking may ONLY take place in designated East Parking Lot *Restrooms are outside near the concession stand *Food is not to be taken in water spraying areas *Use all equipment appropriately *No glass containers or alcohol *No wet clothes in the building *Water diapers must be used *Please pick up after yourself *No pets

2014 Spring/Summer Kroc Program Guide May 1 - August 30  
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