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January 1 - April 30

Our Church - 2

Art Classes - 13

Fitness & Rec. - 16

Jukebox Sat. Night - 19



Prayer Meeting, 9:00am Worship Service, 10:00am

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.


Seder Meal Thursday, April 13 @ 6:00pm

Free, but reservations are required. Children’s program will be available.

Good Friday Service Friday, April 14 @ 6:00pm Easter Sunday Sunday, April 16 “Son” Rise Service: 8:00am Family Worship Service: 10:00am Sunday School & Egg Hunt: 11:30am



Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm Grades: K-5 Dinner served @ 5:30pm Activities from 6:00-7:00pm

Each night will include dinner, games/ crafts, singing songs, and learning lots of new things about ourselves and God. Supper Club is FREE, but we do require a registration form to be completed before your child attends.


Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm Instructor: Major Larry Shade

Wednesdays @ 6:00pm

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.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

- Romans 15:13

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE Saturday, December 24 @ 6:00pm 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 | Grades: 6-12 What is a Corps Cadets?

A corps cadet is a young Salvationist who undertakes a course of study and training in his own corps in order to become more effective and efficient. The whole program is designed to enhance the value of his future service as a soldier, local officer or officer.

DRAMA CLUB - NEW Fridays, 5:15-6:00pm 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. Drama Club 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 people.”

- 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Sundays, 5:30-7:00pm January 8 & 22 February 12 & 26 March 5 & 19 April 9 & 23 Grades: 6-8

Fridays, 6:00-8:00pm Grades: 9-12

At the Ashland Salvation Army we 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.

Come join us at the Ashland Salvation Army Kroc Center for a once a month middle school hangout and devotional time!

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.

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.

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 Allen Fawley, Business & Development Manager 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

Rachel Mutchler, Art Amanda Harrison, All Star Academy Neil Ebert, Music Samantha Barrick, Recreation

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,

I don’t know about you, but I am thankful for this New Year. 2016 will go down in history as a year that our Nation was divided, angry, scared and perhaps mean. I am thankful that the elections are behind us, and I am thankful that I can watch television without seeing cruel campaign commercials and answer my phone without being asked to participate in a political survey. January is a time to start new, to take a deep breath and refocus. I can feel my lungs clearing already, as I inhale deeply and breathe out taking in the new crisp air January has to offer. With all the frustration of the last few months behind us let us look forward to the new and what we can do. Whether you wanted to “Make America Great” or be “Stronger Together,“ your focus now can be one of love and compassion, being the best person you can be. Let’s live the words of Paul from Ephesians 4:1-3, “Lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Always keep yourselves together with peace.”

Majors Brett & Jessica DeMichael

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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 7:00pm, all children 12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult, not a sibling. Friday nights 7:00-10:00pm, only students 9th-12th grade are permitted in Teen Night. Saturday nights, 6:00-9:00pm 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-8:00pm

Welcome Center staff is only available until 7:00pm.

Friday, 7:30am-7:00pm Saturday, 6:00-9:00pm (Family Night) Open for Classes, Rentals & Special Events only. Please call ahead.

SUNDAY WORSHIP Prayer Meeting, 9:00am Worship Service, 10:00am

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, 9:00am-3:00pm See page 6 for details.

FOOD PANTRY Monday, 1:30-4:00pm Tuesday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm 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.

December 25 & 26, January 1 & 2, April 14

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. 13. Animal Policy: Animals are not permitted in the center except service animals and animals participating in a specific program.

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


EARLY CLOSURES @ 1:00PM December 24 & 31

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



SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICE Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm

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). 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.



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.

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

Quarterly, 12:00-1:00pm

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.

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


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. We can assist you in filing your federal and state taxes for FREE! If you qualify, we can help you e-file your return and if you are entitled to a refund, have it directly deposited into your bank account. No time to make an appointment? You can access Ohio Benefit Bank Self-Serve to complete your taxes on your own by visiting online,

Ashland Community Mediation Services assists with landlord-tenant disputes, neighbor disputes and family disputes.

Qualifications A single person with an income of $65,000 or less and a married couple with an income of $95,000 or less are qualified to use the Ohio Benefit Bank to file your taxes.

Call 419.207.TALK for a consultation today.

Please contact us at 419.281.8001 to schedule your appointment. We will start receiving appointments February 1.


For schedule information, please contact Sarah Fairchild, Social Services Coordinator, at 419.281.8001.


Mondays, 1:30-4:00pm | Tuesday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm (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.


Your donations to the Ashland Salvation Army Food Pantry help us provide over 600 food orders a month to our local community. 6 | KROC Program Guide |

THANK YOU for your support!

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 until 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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ALL STAR ACADEMY Monday-Friday 3:00-5:15pm January 2 - June 1

*ASA follows the Ashland City School schedule

Cost: $70 per 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 3:00pm and will 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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Wednesday, April 26, 6:00-7:00pm Join us to learn more about our Summer Day Camp and to learn about Camp NEOSA. Early sign ups will be available. We look forward to seeing you!

“We can help bring our city together by declaring our love to all of its children and showing them the faith we have in their future.� - Joan Kroc, 1998

What is Camp NEOSA?

Camp NEOSA is a ministry of The Salvation Army. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to provide a great camp experience to campers from all over Northeast Ohio. This Salvation Army camp is dedicated to serving Christ by bringing the gospel to 1500 kids every summer. Camp NEOSA is proud to be an ACA accredited camp. At Camp NEOSA, there are many activities to enrich children of all ages, biblical education, music and arts, sports, campfires, hiking, ziplining, swimming, kayaking, crafts and nature instruction. Camp programs are comprehensive, providing youth a purposeful and enjoyable camping and life experience. Camp NEOSA is located on a 200 acre forested peninsula of Leesville Lake in Carrollton, Ohio.

Spring Break CAMP Need a safe place for your kids to hang out during spring break? The Kroc Center is your answer! Kids will be monitored and have the chance to play games, participate in art projects and enjoy Bible time. Lunch & snacks are included! For more information or to register your child, please call us today at 419.281.8001.



$15 for the first child $10 per additional children (Cost is per day)

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Special Events

T H G I N Y L I M FA @ The Kroc! SATURDAYS 6:00-9:00pm Taft

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE Cosmic Dodge Ball Roller Skating Laser Tag Batting Cages Bounce Houses

1st Saturday of the Month

a Each week hool c s t n e r e f if d lcome will be we ate in to particip ht. Family Nig

We are making changes to improve family night. We will now be hosting a different school each Saturday and encourage you to register as a Kroc guest to make this change smoother.


2nd Saturday of the Month Edison

3rd Saturday of the Month All Other Elementary Schools 4th Saturday of the Month

$3/person $10/family of 4


$1 discoun t if y in a canned ou bring good item

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Code Of Conduct



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.

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.

Mondays, 9:00-10:30am Age: 6th Grade - Adult


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.

Age: 5-18 yrs

Brass Band Mondays & Thursdays Beginner Brass: 3:45-4:20pm Youth Brass Band: 4:30-5:10pm Instructor: Neil Ebert

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.

Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm

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 pages 10 & 19 for concert details.

KEYBOARD, GUITAR & BASS Tuesdays, 45 minute sessions Cost: $15 per session

Strawberry Festival

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

Youth Arts Concert

Thursday, May 18 @ 6:00pm Come join us as we celebrate our Kroc Music Academy Students! Students will demonstrate all the hard work they have been doing. Also we will enjoy strawberry shortcake after the concert. 12 | KROC Program Guide |

Arts & Culture


Fridays, 6:00-7:00pm January 27, February 17, March 24 & April 21 Cost: $15 per class (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 large range of colored and specialty glass to choose from.


Thursday, 3:30-5:30pm Begins January 9 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. We will enjoy a field trip to a convention this spring.


Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm Instructor: Linda Goodman Class Cost: $30 Material Fee: $8 (if student brings paint) $20 (if instructor furnishes paint) Mail Pouch Barn Scene March 13, 20 & 27 Foggy Road and Springtime Scene April 10, 17 & 24


Fridays, 5:00-6:00pm January 13, February 24, March 31 & April 28 Class Cost: $15 Join us for a family friendly paint party! In this 2 hour session you will create your own masterpiece with a little guidance from our instructor. All ages are welcome, however children 7 and under must be accompanied by an Adult. Cookies and drink will also be provided.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm Session 1: Begins January 9 Session 2: Begins February 6 Session 3: Begins March 6 Session 4: Begins April 3 Instructor: Rachel Mutchler Age: Elementary School Cost: $15 per month (Scholarships are available.) Art Club is a fun way to explore various styles and art forms. We will use a variety of materials and techniques in an atmosphere where your child is encouraged to find his/ her own unique creative voice. Note: Classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Materials are included, unless otherwise indicated.


FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAHY Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm January 9 - February 27 Instructor: Paul Keske Cost: $25

Fundamentals of photography is an eight (8) week course designed to teach the basics of photography for students who are new to photography. Students who use a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera will get the most out of this course. The course covers camera basics and functions, elements of exposure and exposure modes, light, color, composition and a photographic work flow. Each week will explore one aspect of photography including both the technical aspects and the creative aspects of this art form with the goal of these classes being the ability of each student to create stronger, more compelling images. Each class will have an assignment to be completed by the student. Each session will begin with a review of the student’s images from the previous week’s assignment. Students will need to bring their camera along with their camera’s manual to each class and material to take notes. Some handouts will be provided.


“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.” - Eckhart Tolle | KROC Program Guide | 13


In keeping with the mission and holistic approach of The Salvation Army, the Ashland 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.


Thursdays @ 7:15pm January 19, February 16, March 16 & April 20 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.



Monday-Friday, 7:30am-1:00pm

Walk outside on the path encircling the Center, or in the Field House or Fun Zone.

KNITTING & CROCHETING CIRCLE Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00am

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.


Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm

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.

Joan Kroc’s Vision

ABLE - Adult Basic Literacy Education Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-8:00pm

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

IT’S BINGO FOR FUN! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-10:45am

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

EUCHRE CARD CLUB Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm

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, 9:30-11:00am

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

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. 14 | KROC Program Guide |

Life Skills & Community Education




Monday, January 9, 6:30-8:30pm Materials: $15

Make your own laundry soap for pennies a load, reducing waste and improving your family’s health by eliminating artificial fragrances and colors. This DIY laundry soap is usable in all machines including HE. Participants will take home a 5 gallon bucket of liquid detergent, enough to last a family of 4 about one year. Participants will be able to select a sample of essential oil to enhance cleaning and health.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT & SEASONAL UPLIFT WITH ESSENTIAL OILS Monday, February 13, 6:30-8:30pm Materials: $10

Essential oils are a safe and easily accessible tool to help combat seasonal blues and uplift our mood during the long winter months. They can offer aromatherapy benefits to anyone dealing with common negative emotions. We will send you home with two rollerball essential oil blends, plus hand sanitizer to combat seasonal threats!

DIY GREEN CLEANING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS Monday, March 20, 6:30-8:30pm Materials: $10

In this class we will make three non-toxic cleaning products, combining cheap and easy ways to acquire ingredients with the strong anti-bacterial power of essential oils. Some of the products we might make, based on interest: handsoap, surface cleaner, window cleaner, powdered cleanser, cutting board sanitizer, frig fresheners.


Monday, April 17, 6:30-8:30pm Materials: $10

Tuesdays @ 6:00pm Cost: $60 per session For dogs all ages advanced obedience training (limit 5 dogs/session)

Class Sessions - (choose one) Session 1: January 3, 10 & 17 Session 2: February 7, 14 & 21 Session 3: March 7, 14 & 21 Session 4: April 4, 11 & 18

Puppy Preschool Tuesdays @ 7:00pm Cost: $60 per session For dogs 2 months – 2 years old. We will address house training, playbiting, chewing, first aid, and grooming.

Therapy Dog International Testing

Friday, January 20 @ 1:00pm 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.

Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm January 15, February 19, March 19 & June 18, By appointment only

A BEACON OF HOPE Bridging the Gap Between


Puppy Kindergarten

Session 1: January 3, 10 & 17 Session 2: February 7, 14 & 21 Session 3: March 7, 14 & 21 Session 4: April 4, 11 & 18



w/Dianne Hammontree

Class Sessions - (choose one)

Essential oils can be used so many ways: from providing wonderfully pure fragrances, to cleaning our homes, to helping us combat seasonal threats. Learn more about essentials oils in this intro class. We will make two fun take-home products. You will take home an essential oil spray and a custom essential oil blend, created just for you using pure plant essences!



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Fitness & Recreation BOUNCE & PLAY!

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm 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! Join us and enjoy bounce houses, music, trampolines, games, balls, blocks, art and a devotional time.


Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm Instructor: Ted Weaver, Blackbelt in Shotokan, Tae-kwon Do Trained in Arnis, Silat & Kali Cost: $35 for Youth & $50 for adults This new session is for both age groups and will begin January 5. 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!


Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm Instructor: Shirley Weimer Age: 16+ Minimum: 4 Session 1: January 4 - February 1 (5 weeks) Cost: $40 Session 2: February 15 - April 5 (8 weeks) Cost: $55 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, 5:30-6:30pm, February 6 - May 22 Cost: $20 per session Instructor: Krissy Hickey Maximum: 10 per session This session involoves gentle Tai Chi movements to help improve balance, strength and flexibility. Step by step progressive teaching. New students will not be taken after the 2nd class unless you have practiced this form in the past. No equipment is needed. Comfortable clothing & tennis shoes are highly recommended.

OPEN ZORBS Mondays 8:00-9:00pm

February 6 & 20 and March 6 & 20 Cost: $3 Come to the Kroc Center and have fun playing our NEW Zorb Soccer! Must be at least 5ft tall to play. 16 | KROC Program Guide |

Fitness & Recreation OPEN ARCHERY

Mondays, 5:00-7:00pm 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. We would like to thank the Ashland County Community Foundation for providing the funding needed to establish this program.


Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:00pm 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. A bus is available from the Middle School. Please contact the bus garage to inform. For more information, contact us at 419.281.8001.


Cost: $2

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.

Youth Weekdays 3:00-5:00pm Ages: 7-17


Adult Weekdays 1:00-3:00pm Ages: 18+


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 through April.

Youth Will resume in April. Ages: 11-17

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm, January 3 - May 30 Cost: $3 per class

Adult Wednesdays 8:00-10:00pm Ages: 18+


Saturdays, 8:00am, January 7 - March 11



Cost: $3

Thursdays, 7:00-10:00pm, February 2 - April 6 Cost: $180/team Ages: 16 and up Register By: Thursday, January 19 Minimum: 4 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.

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 through April.

Youth Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm Ages: 11-17

Adult Wednesdays 8:00-10:00pm Ages: 18+


Softball & Baseball Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00-7:00pm Cost: $3 (unlimited swings) Includes: Helmets & Dimpled Balls Choose from baseball & softball cage. ALL ACTIVITIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” - Thomas Edison

For more information about our Fitness & Recreation Program, please contact Samantha Barrick. Recreation Coordinator, at 419.281.8001. | KROC Program Guide | 17

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 Ashland 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 within the Center benefit a wide range of events. | KROC Program Guide | 19

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


February 17: Valentine’s Dance April 16: Easter Sunday April 26: Summer Camp Preview


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2017 Winter/Spring Kroc Program Guide: January 1 - April 30  

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