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

May 4: Jason Hanley, vice president of education and visitor engagement at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, will discuss his work overseeing its K–12 and adult education programs. Hanley has taught courses in music history at Hofstra, Stony Brook, Cleveland State, and Case Western Reserve universities, published articles on music technology, and is also a composer and performer.

May 11: Robert McKimm, president of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Historical Society, will salute South Euclid’s first century and highlight plans for its centennial celebration: a parade on Memorial Day, May 29; and fun-packed weekend to “Rock the Block” June 24 and 25, including a June 24 street fair on Mayfield Road, and a June 25 concert by the Cleveland Pops Orchestra on the lawn at Notre Dame College, followed by a laser light show and 100th birthday cake for all.

May 18: Laura Neill, executive director of Ohio Light Opera, will unveil the lineup for its 39th festival season, June 17 through Aug. 12, at the College of Wooster, accompanied by musical clips. Enjoy the music of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Meredith Wilson and the others in this preview of the opera’s 2017 season.

May 25: Ratchneewan Ross, associate professor and director of International Initiatives in the College of Nursing at Kent State University, will reflect on her life and career. Born and raised in Thailand, her parents stressed the importance of a strong education and respect for others; when she contemplated a career as an engineer they proposed nursing “because you really like helping people.” She recently was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:12 AM, 05.03.2017