Lourdes’ Lifelong Learning Fall Special Events

Posted Oct 7th, 2011 by Heather Hoffman  Category: Arts & Entertainment


This fall, Lourdes University’s Lifelong Learning program is hosting three special events – open to Lifelong Learning members as well as the public. Events include a pro bono lecture from the renowned Rabbi Sokobin, a Toledo Symphony performance and most notably, a behind the scenes tour of the Mazza Museum.

The Mazza Museum – Wednesday, November 2
Participants will enjoy a day at the world’s largest museum devoted to literacy and the art of children’s picture books, beginning with a rare tour of the art vault with Founding Director and Museum Curator Jerry Mallet, Ed.D. Guests will then hear a lecture from Findlay University Professor Melissa Cain, Ph.D., titled “The History and Development of the Picture Story Book,” followed by a catered lunch with Mazza Museum director Benjamin Sapp. Bus departs from Lourdes University at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. $60 per person.

Toledo Symphony at Lourdes – Saturday, November 5
Savor the sounds of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra in the comfort of the Franciscan Center. Principal conductor Stefan Sanderling conducts an inspired program of Haydn and Mozart, including the Concerto for Flute and Harp. 7:30 p.m. $24 per person (20% discount). Register by October 21.

Rabbi Sokobin lecture – Sunday, November 13
In honor of his friendship with Lourdes President Emerita Sr. Ann Francis Klimkowski, OSF, PhD, Rabbi Alan Mayor Sokobin, Th.D., D.D., J.D., will give a pro bono lecture entitled “Judaism: Survival in a Hostile Sea”. This event will be free to Lifelong Learning members and the public. Dr. Sokobin is Rabbi Emeritus of The Temple, Congregation Shomer Emunim of Sylvania. He was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in 1955 and currently serves as a faculty member at The University of Toledo’s College of Law. 2 p.m. in the Franciscan Center Commons.

Lifelong Learning is an exciting educational program at Lourdes University. Open to all interested men and women, the only requirement for participation is an interest in ongoing learning. Lifelong Learning participants enjoy classes on a wide variety of academic subjects, educational field trips known as Roadrunners and monthly meetings featuring guest speakers. All activities are open to both members and non-members. For more information on becoming a member of Lourdes University’s Lifelong Learning program, visit www.lourdes.edu/lifelong.

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