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 To receive the monthly schedule by e-mail, call 216-932-7800, ext. 205 or send an e-mail to

Oct 2: Sarah Ryzner, director of Thriving Communities Institute for Western Reserve Land Conservancy, will discuss the institute's work to preserve essential community assets, such as clean water, working farms, wildlife areas and parks, to ensure a quality of life that attracts and retains a great diversity of residents.

Oct. 9: Robert “Bob” Brown recently retired as director of planning for the City of Cleveland. An advocate for the importance of streets, sidewalks, intersections, parks, and other types of shared urban space, he'll share his prescription for improving the quality of life in Greater Cleveland.

Oct. 15: Jessica Ferrotta, Lake Erie Conservation Coordinator for the Ohio Sierra Club, will describe how she works to protect the earth's wild places, promote the responsible use of its ecosystems and resources, and educate and enlist others to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.

Oct. 23: Carolyn Warner is, by her own account, "fortunate and privileged to be a dual instrumentalist [piano and violin] in the service of [the] great" Cleveland Orchestra. She'll recap her so far 35-year career with the orchestra, including some memorable musical highlights, and also talk about her work teaching and coaching young musicians.

Oct. 30: Marie Kittredge, retired executive director of Slavic Village Development Corp., is now project manager and civic liaison for Opportunity Corridor—the 3.2-mile link connecting Cleveland's I-490 to University Circle. She'll talk about the project, which is intended as a catalyst for economic improvements, and how it will help create jobs in some of Cleveland’s poorest neighborhoods.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 10:10 AM, 09.30.2014