UH Senior Happenings
Senior 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 3: University Heights Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan will review 2018 activities and discuss plans under consideration for 2019.
Jan. 10: Jane Goodman, director of Cuyahoga River Area of Concern, will discuss how this nonprofit agency works for removal of contamination and other impairments from the river, which is becoming a national symbol of recovery.
Jan. 17: Fred Bidwell, founder and executive director of Front International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, will discuss the inaugural summer of this show of new art. It featured works by more than 100 artists from around the world, unfurled in vivid murals on downtown Cleveland buildings, and filling galleries throughout the region.
Jan. 24: Kyle Drefuss-Wells, chief executive officer of Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, will discuss the district's work: managing three wastewater treatment plants; handling the big tunnels, while local communities handle the local sewers; and taking water from homes, businesses and streets, cleaning it to proper standards, then returning it to the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. The district's work covers 355 square miles, with 1 million customers in 62 communities.
Jan. 31: Rising sea levels, record-high temperatures, a polluted atmosphere . . . what does it all mean? Grant Goodrich, director of Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University, will discuss it in the context of “Perspectives on Global Climate Change”—a May 2018 conference that featured talks by renowned climate scientists on the faculties of Penn State, Stanford and Princeton universities.
Kim Sergio Inglis
Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer, and is a Cuyahoga County master gardener volunteer.