Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Friday, May 18—12-2 pm
Free for Invited Volunteers; $10/non-volunteers & guests
Sponsored by Orange Senior Advisory Council Association (OSACA)
Each month, volunteers donate almost 500 hours of service here at the Orange Senior Center. Volunteer hours encompass a wide range of hands-on responsibilities – from our front desk greeters to those who make our garden and patio bloom with life throughout the outdoor season. Scores of people work on projects that help support the center. Our Handwork Group creates handcrafted items and sells them in our Loving Hands gift shop, raising $4,000 a year for our programs. The Doll Making group gathers to create hand-made dolls, donated to hospitalized children; and others with big hearts and generous spirits create neck pillows, lap blankets, hats, scarfs, and pillows for non-profit organizations such as hospice centers, homeless shelters, and other groups serving those in need. Our May luncheon is a chance to celebrate the amazing people that make our center a place with heart, and our staff’s chance to give back to the many people who give so much to us. We encourage all volunteers to join us for this event! Contact the front desk at (216) 831-8601 x 5700 for details.
Celebrating Cleveland Series
Reflections On “The Good Old Days” Of Local TV
Wednesday, May 23, 2 - 3pm, Orange Senior Center
Join Roy Weissinger, television anchor and reporter for Live on Five on WEWS TV from 1989-2000, as he reminisces about the people he’s met and interviewed in his years as a television personality. He’ll share stories about the six presidents he’s met, the coverage of the launch of the Apollo Eleven moon mission, and the many celebrities he’s interviewed. Sponsored by Montefiore.
$10/Resident / OSC member; $12/nonresident
Readers Meet Writers Series
Meet Claire Mcmillan, Author Of The Necklace
Wednesday, May 23, 7 - 8:30 pm, Orange Senior Center
Claire McMillan grew up in and around Pasadena, California, and practiced complex corporate litigation in San Francisco until 2003. She received an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College, and is the author of two novels. She currently lives on her husband’s family’s farm near Cleveland with their two children. Her
novel The Necklace, interweaves a present-day family drama with an ill-fated Prohibition-era love triangle and delves into the secrets, passions, and tragedies of a uniquely American family.
$10/Resident/OSC member; $15/non-resident
Summer Solstice Party: The Thrill of the Grill!
Thursday, June 21, 5 - 7 pm, Orange Senior Center
Celebrate the upcoming solstice in our beautiful garden with old and new friends. Enjoy wonderful summer fare grilled by Trader Joe’s. Sponsored by Trader Joe’s and Hamlet Village Registration requested by 6/18
$10/resident/OSC member; $15/non-resident
CLEVELAND’S HACH-OTIS SANCTUARY
Monday, June 25, 3 - 4 pm, Orange Senior Center
John Lillich of the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland will present a program on Cleveland’s Hach-Otis Sanctuary. It was recently expanded from 81 to 160 acres and is adjacent to Pleasant Valley, through which the main branch of the Chagrin River flows. Also covered will be a short history of the area, including information about the Dodd family, who operated three mills there.
Monday, June 25 (1 session) 3:00-4:00 pm Sponsored by the OSC Garden Club and Orange Senior Advisory Council Association (OSACA)
Free to OSC Garden Club members, $5 non-members