Senior Citizen Happenings

Senior Citizen Happenings, sponsored by the City of University Heights, are open to all. Events take place on Thursdays at 2 p.m., at the University Heights Library. For information, and to suggest program topics, contact the UH Office for Senior Services at 216-397-0336.

May 2: Geri Unger, education and research director for Cleveland Botanical Garden, probes the life and legacy of Rachel Carson, whose 1962 landmark book, Silent Spring, chronicled ecological havoc wrought by pesticides and launched Earth Day and a broad environmental movement.

May 9: With glorious clips from the best of traditional operetta and musical theatre, Laura Neill, executive director of Ohio Light Opera, unveils the marquee for its 35th season: "The King and I," "Silk Stockings," "HMS Pinafore," "The Gypsy Baron," "Lady, Be Good," and "The Gondoliers."

May 16: Kathleen Cerveny, the Cleveland Foundation's director of arts initiatives and cultural programming, talks about her job and her new role as poet laureate for the Heights .

May 23: Jim Paskert, chief researcher for Cleveland Underwater Explorers, locates and documents shipwrecks of the Great Lakes (there have been more than 20 in Lake Erie since 2001). He describes the challenges and the maritime survey techniques that have yielded valuable historical finds.

May 30: Father Tom Schubeck, S.J., professor of theology at John Carroll University, discusses the journey of newly chosen Pope Francis, from Argentina to Rome, and his impact in the post-Vatican Council II world.

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 4:28 PM, 04.30.2013