CH Senior Center News

A screen painting. [photo Nikki Evans]

The Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center (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

Starting this April, SAC offers new arts programming:

On Saturday April 15, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., a Screen Painting Workshop will teach the century-old traditional Baltimore folk art, which also enhances the privacy of one’s home. Bring a window screen (and a snack) to the workshop—one you think passersby can see through easily. After you’ve painted it, no one will be able to see in, but you will still see out. The workshop includes a short video presentation about this traditional art form, after which artist Nikki Evans will guide attendees through the screen painting process. Even those who have never painted before will take home a screen to be proud of. Class size is limited; pre-registration and a $5 fee is required.

Senior Songwriting Mondays will begin on April 17, 1–2 p.m. Join two Roots of American Music (ROAM) teaching artists as they help you write you own songs. This program is based on roots music style: blues, folk and gospel, and is also open to your ideas. The ROAM artists will facilitate the songwriting process and will provide back-up instrumentation. There is no fee, but registration is required.

Radio Hour, described in the March issue of the Heights Observer, is a new creative experience mixing drama, storytelling, creative writing and sound effects with the goal of recreating a one-hour radio show. The course begins on Wednesday, April 12, 1:30–3 p.m.

Amy Jenkins

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

Read More on Seniors
Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 6:03 PM, 03.30.2017