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

May 5: Kevin Richards, founder of the Fairmount School of Music and the nonprofit Roots of American Music, has been a key figure in the Heights music scene for several decades. He'll discuss the work of his music school, which employs more than 15 instructors and offers lessons for a variety of instruments, as well as his nonprofit work to bring music into schools and senior citizen centers, thereby broadening the community's appreciation for music.

May 12: Accompanied by glorious clips from the best of traditional operetta and musical theater, Laura Neill, executive director of Ohio Light Opera (OLO), will unveil the lineup for OLO's 38th summer season: "Kiss Me Kate," "Annie Get Your Gun," "The Mikado," "Have a Heart," "La Vie Parisienne," "The Dancing Years" and "The Little Dutch Girl." OLO performs June 18 through Aug. 13, at the College of Wooster.

May 19: Christine Moravec, assistant dean of Lerner College of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, will discuss her ground-breaking medical work. She was one of the first scientists to use an actual human heart in her more than 30 years of cardiology research. She pioneered the use of an electron microscope to measure calcium deposits in heart tissue, and a ventricular-assist device to help the heart recover by pumping blood while the patient awaits a transplant.  John Carroll University, Moravec's alma mater, is presenting her with its 2016 Alumni Medal.

May 26: Lynn Zimmerman, chair of arts and humanities and professor of English at Notre Dame College, will critique the creative imagination of Lewis Carroll, a math lecturer at Oxford and author of Alice in Wonderland. In this classic children’s tale, Zimmerman explores the psychology of childhood, the uncertainty of logic, and the question of what constitutes one's perception of reality.

Kim Sergio Inglis

Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 11:49 AM, 04.30.2016