Senior Citizen Happenings

Senior Citizen Happenings, sponsored by the City of University Heights, are open to all senior citizens. 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

April 3:  Sanford Herskovitz, aka Mister Brisket, traces his unique odyssey, which includes Army service and stints as a stockbroker and teacher, as well as degrees in zoology, psychology and education. Nothing satisfied the white-bearded, gregarious world traveler like his family's meat business on South Taylor Road in Cleveland Heights, which his father founded and which he has maintained for 37 years.

April 10:  Susan Kane, Oberlin College professor of classical archaeology and art history, reflects on a career that began in the 1970s with doctoral research at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cyrene, Libya. When 2011 revolution threatened lives and property, she earned a NATO honor for compiling a comprehensive list of Libyan sites not to be targeted in its military operations.

April 17:  Colleen Fitzgibbons, certified health education specialist with Recovery Resources, shows how that nonprofit organization raises awareness, dispels myths, and eliminates shame about various illnesses, to help people lead fulfilling and productive lives.

April 24:  With glorious clips from the best of traditional operetta and musical theater, Laura Neill, executive director of Ohio Light Opera, unveils the lineup for its 36th season, June 14 through Aug. 9, at the College of Wooster. Enjoy a preview of the 2014 productions, including “My Fair Lady,” “Call Me Madam,” “Die Fledermaus” and “The Pirates of Penzance.”

Janice Giles

Janice Giles is administrative assistant for Mayor Susan Infeld.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 10:16 AM, 03.31.2014