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

June 4: Pam Carson, executive director of the Ohio Trust for Public Land, will discuss the work of this nonprofit organization, to conserve land and help communities protect land, to ensure healthy, livable space for generations to come.

June 11: Clement W. Hamilton, president and chief executive officer of Holden Arboretum, will outline the history and programs of this distinguished Northeast Ohio landmark. He'll share plans for its revolutionary partnership with the Cleveland Botanical Garden, to create the 13th-largest public garden in the country, dedicated to improving the world through plants.

June 18: Danelle Musil, community outreach specialist with the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs, warns of scams that target the elderly. She'll share tips on how to protect oneself against identity theft, junk mail, aggressive telemarketers, phony charities, foreign lotteries, free meal solicitations and more.

June 25: On the 150th anniversary of the publication of "Alice in Wonderland," Lynn Zimmerman, chair of the English Department at Notre Dame College, will critique the creative imagination of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). Carroll peopled his satire of 19th-century Victorian England with characters who delight a young person’s dreams—a White Rabbit, a Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, a sleepy Dormouse, the King and Queen of Hearts—but did the author, a math lecturer at Oxford, have more in mind than a delightful fantasy for children?

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 1:49 PM, 05.29.2015