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 or

Oct. 3: Robert Varley, president of the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board of Trustees, celebrates the library's 90th anniversary and the exceptional service it provides to 620,000 residents in 47 communities throughout the county.

Oct. 10: Kenneth Palko, Notre Dame College philosophy professor, will lead a thought-provoking analysis of contemporary issues through the lens of a classic of literature, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Oct. 17: Connie Rebich, volunteer ambassador for Ten Thousand Villages in Cleveland Heights, discusses how that fair-trade organization gives economic power to small-scale farmers, artisans and entrepreneurs involved in producing items such as coconut oil (Sri Lanka), indigenous cosmetics (Togo West Africa) and cocoa bean saplings (Peruvian rainforest).

Oct. 24: Rachel DeGolia, executive director of the nonprofit Universal Health Care Action Network, will describe the grassroots organization's efforts to advocate for affordable, accessible, quality health care since March 2010, when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law.

Oct. 31: Steven Taylor, the recently retired former director of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, is back again this month with a presentation about the history, development and relevance of the zoo.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 6:35 PM, 10.01.2013