Parma Heights Police And P.A.C.T. Youth Do Something Special
PARMA HEIGHTS -- The Parma Heights Police and students involved in the Police and Community Together (P.A.C.T.) Youth Group met November 27 at the Cassidy Theatre to do something really important this holiday season. The kids and police officers helped make greeting cards and put together care packages for soldiers serving overseas who will not be home for the holidays this year. The cards and packages will be sent to arrive before Christmas through Operation Christmas Cards for the Troops Overseas. The organization was founded eight years ago.
You can learn more by visiting their Facebook page using the link. https://www.facebook.com/OperationChristmasCards4TroopsOverseas/
SPEAKING OF OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT…A civil service examination will be given for the position of entry-level police officer in the city at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 15. For additional information, specific require3ments and the official application, you can go to the City of Parma Heights website home page at http://www.parmaheightsoh.gov/. Then scroll down and click on the Police Exam link. You can also apply in person at Parma Heights City Hall, 6281 Pearl Road.
CROSSING GUARDS AND SENIOR VAN BUS DRIVERS NEEDED – The city is now accepting applications for the part-time positions of Crossing Guard and Senior Van Bus Driver. You can get an application on the city’s web site -- http://www.parmaheightsoh.gov/. – print it out and return it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at City Hall.
AT THE CASSIDY THEATRE – The smash musical Annie, with book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Martin Charnin runs through December 16 at the Cassidy Theatre, 6200 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, in the Greenbrier Commons Complex.
The original Broadway production was directed by Martin Charnin, and is based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” By Harold Gray. Annie was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including best musical.
Here’s a synopsis of the storyline: With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
THE SINGING ANGELS -- Encompassing everything from classical selections to Barbershop harmony, The Singing Angels’ Holiday concert features a medley from “Frozen.” Come hear 100 singers, and warm your heart for the holidays.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Cassidy Theatre, 6200 Pearl Road.
Tickets are $10 each.
This concert is an annual fund-raiser for the Cassidy Theatre.
FROM THE PARMA HEIGHTS BRANCH OF THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY – A special program will help you learn how to maximize your travel rewards to make your dream trip a reality. Resources, strategies and tactics to earn and book free travel will be discussed. The program will be held from 7-8 p.m. Monday, December 10 in Meeting Room C of the Library, 6406 Pearl Road.
MAKE A POP-UP GINGERBREAD HOUSE HOLIDAY CARD – This library program will teach you how, and involves craft skills from card pattern cutting and folding it into shape. You’ll also learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills as you build a circuit from LED lights on the card from a special diagram.
This program will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, December 1 in the library’s Meeting Room A. You must register in advance for both programs at www.cuyahogalibrary.org.
HAVE COFFEEE WITH A COP – Attention Senior Citizens!
A Parma Heights Police Officer will be on hand at 11 a.m. Friday, December 7 at the Parma Heights Senior Center to talk about the Department’s Are You O.K? program, and have a question and answer session. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.
The Parma Heights Police Department offers a free program for the safety of all residents, called the Are You O.K. program. Only seniors, shut-ins and disabled persons who reside in the City of Parma Heights are eligible to participate. The Are You Okay? Telephone Reassurance System was started in 1998. The program is confidential. It uses a computer that will call you at a time specified by you each day. The computer will call you and once it hears you answer the phone, it will know that you are okay.
You can sign-up for the free program at the Police Department or on the city website – www.parmaheightsoh.gov .
PARMA HEIGHTS SENIOR CENTER HOLIDAY PARTY – The Parma Heights Senior Center, under the capable direction of Trish James, will host a Holiday Party at 5 p.m. December 13 in the Center Dining Room.
Pleasant Lake Villa providing dessert and donating a raffle prize, along with Personal Home Health Care and Holy Family Hospice and Home Care.
Parma Heights Mayor Michael P. Byrne has graciously agreed to donate pizza for the event.
Reservations can be made by calling Senior Center at 440.888.4416.
Rick Haase is a freelance writer from Parma Heights.