CH Senior Center News
Regular classes at the Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center (SAC) resume in January, along with additional special programs intended to entertain and inform.
Cleveland history enthusiasts will want to attend a special program on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m., in which local historian Dennis R. Sutcliffe will highlight the fascinating history of the vicinity of 105th Street and Euclid Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
Originally known as Doan’s Corners, the area began as a stagecoach stop on the road from Buffalo to Cleveland. In the first half of the 20th century, it was an entertainment mecca, offering Clevelanders a taste of New York City-style high-life. By the 1970s, it was referred to as an “inner-city Disneyland” and was the flashpoint for battles with the city’s power structure. Today, Doan’s Corners is part of the sprawling campus of Cleveland Clinic.
The Jan. 17 program will feature audio clips of famous celebrities who performed in the neighborhood.
If your interest is in art, consider attending a Saturday workshop taught by art instructor Susan Morse. January’s workshop is mobile sculptures, wherein participants will create a small sculpture out of balsa wood and decorative paper. The workshop will take place on Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration is required for the art workshop, as is a $5 fee, to be paid in advance. Class size is limited, so call today to enroll.
The Cleveland Heights SAC, located in the CH Community Center at 1 Monticello Blvd., offers a wide variety of programming for Cleveland Heights residents 60 and older, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A complete schedule of programs is published in the community center’s newsletter, which is available at Cleveland Heights City Hall, local libraries, the community center and online at www.clevelandheights.com.
Amy Jenkins is supervisor at the CH Office on Aging and Senior Activity Center. She can be reached at 216-691-7379 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.