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

Oct. 1: Philip J. Metres III, poet, essayist and professor of English at John Carroll University, will talk. He is the inaugural recipient of the George W. Hunt, S.J. Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters.

Oct. 8: Lowell Perry Jr., director of Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, will describe the work of the nonprofit, to transform the educational and developmental outcomes of its children, closing gaps in achievement and creating cradle-to-career supports for all youth.

Oct. 15: Carole Wallencheck and L.P. Coladangelo, reference associates for Heights Libraries, will discuss the role of "the Outlier," with a presentation on a culture where ordinary people at times achieve heroic (or anti-heroic) status and become the stuff of legends.

Oct. 22: Reid Taylor, director of the Great Lakes Light Opera, highlights the witticism of librettist W.S. Gilbert and the music of composer Arthur Sullivan, with excerpts from some of their 14 comic operas, parodying the cultural obsessions of Victorian England—just as hilarious today as then.

Oct. 29: Julie Johnson, the new president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve, will talk about her broad leadership experience in nonprofit agencies, working to help the underserved, disadvantaged and marginalized populations of our community.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 6:18 PM, 09.30.2015