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

April 2: Paul Marasco, staff scientist in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute's biomedical engineering department, will describe his work—funded in part by a $2.5 million award from the U.S. Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—to develop prosthetic limbs that feel and function like natural limbs, via technologies in sensory integration.

April 9: Chris Haff-Paluck, director of community programming for the Cleveland Institute of Music, will introduce six outstanding students, skilled on piano, violin and cello, who will perform selections from Debussy, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Mendelssohn.

April 16: Stephen Crowley, professor of politics at Oberlin College and chair of Russian and East European studies, will discuss "Russia, Ukraine and the West: Causes and Consequences of Conflict." He'll explore initial provocative events, motivation, and the best Western response.

April 23: Kelly Falcone-Hall, chief executive officer of Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS), will describe its work to collect, preserve, and share items and information related to the history of Northeast Ohio. The oldest existing cultural institution in Cleveland, WRHS will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2017.

April 30: Laura Neill, executive director of Ohio Light Opera, will present glorious clips from the best of traditional operetta and musical theater, as she unveils the lineup for its 37th festival season this summer, June 13 to Aug. 8, at the College of Wooster.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 9:38 AM, 03.31.2015