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

June 5: Mickie McGraw, pioneer art therapist, contracted polio in 1953, at the age of 11. She studied art and then counseling, and helped establish the country's first art therapy studio. She will discuss her decades of transformative and healing work with disabled patients.

June 12: Jeffrey Strean, director of architecture and design at Cleveland Museum of Art, worked through every phase of the museum's recently completed, eight-year, $320 million expansion and restoration. He'll talk about working with architect Rafael Viñoly, to transform a mazelike warren of galleries into an expansive new space.

June 19: Carolyn Pelley, assistant music director at Gesu Parish, highlights the life and accomplishments of Cole Porter, and performs a concert featuring such hits as "Night and Day," "You’re the Top" and "I’ve Got you Under my Skin."

June 26: Mary Louise Hahn and Mikelann Rensel, consultants, discuss the achievements and work of The Cleveland Foundation, as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. With an endowment that exceeds $2 billion, the foundation works to improve lives throughout Greater Cleveland, as a catalyst for fair housing and integration, AIDS care and research, local community group empowerment, public school reformation, and landmark capital projects, such as University Circle's development.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 10:35 AM, 06.02.2014