Senior Citizen Happenings for June
Senior Citizen Happenings are sponsored by the City of University Heights. All events take place on Thursdays at 2 p.m., at the University Heights Library.
June 7: Pierre van der Westhuizen, executive director of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, identifies the major winners of the 2011 Competition and plays their music in tribute to the 23-year tenure (1989–2012) and inspired leadership of his distinguished predecessor, Karen Knowlton.
June 14: Jeffrey Anderle, manager of communications and community engagement for the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium, focuses on the most ambitious planning effort to address the implications of suburban sprawl and the economic mayhem it is causing in Northeast Ohio.
June 21: Lauren Freiman, community relations director for the new initiative, Global Cleveland, will speak. Global Cleveland is a public-private venture to welcome all newcomers to Cleveland, dispense advice knowledgably, direct immigrants to their cultural siblings, guide aspiring entrepreneurs to resources, and help skilled workers connect with employers.
June 28: Kelsey Ferguson, concertmaster for the Heights High School Symphony, will lead a quartet of classmate musicians in an imaginative pastiche of classical and contemporary compositions. Ferguson is a gifted violinist, recent graduate in the Heights High Class of 2012, and is preparing to begin a double major in music performance at DePaul University.
Walter Stinson is the senior services manager for University Heights.