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. in Council Chambers at University Heights City Hall. To receive the monthly schedule by e-mail, call 216-932-7800, ext. 205, or send an e-mail to

Dec. 1: Carl Topilow, conductor of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, will celebrate its 20th anniversary season with his red, white and blue clarinets, while telling behind-the-scenes stories—the funny and the unexpected—of the history and legends of the Cleveland Pops.

Dec. 8: Maureen Kenny, professor at the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Law, and co-director of a new human-trafficking project in its Criminal Justice Clinic, will discuss the scourge of human trafficking and the work being done to help victims recover their lives.

Dec. 15: Elizabeth Banks, director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning at CWRU's College of Arts and Sciences, along with Chakira Smith, a graduate student in public health, and Anna Verhanovitz, a senior student in biomedical engineering, will discuss their community service work. Each academic year, they pledge 50 hours of service to assist adults and children with developmental disabilities or other needs. Their devotion to service enriches both the giver and recipient.

Dec. 22 and Dec. 29: No senior citizen meetings on these dates; best wishes for the holidays and the new year!

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 12, Posted 11:27 AM, 11.30.2016