The Franciscan Center Announces December Events

Posted Nov 13th, 2015 by Helene Sheets  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Events,


The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University is pleased to announce its December 2015 slate of events.

Tuesday, December 1
The Lourdes University Office of Financial Aid offers a High School Financial Aid Night from 6-9 p.m. The event is open to all high school seniors and their parents. Valuable tips and information about financial aid will be provided – regardless of which college or university a student is considering. For more information, contact Callie McCartney, Financial Aid Advisor, at 419-517-7487 or

Friday, December 11
Vibe Dance Co. of Temperance, MI, is holding a Vibe Holiday Recital from 6:30-9 p.m. For more information, contact Heather Saul, Artistic Director, at 734-497-4534.

Sunday, December 13
The Toledo Craftsman’s Guild presents its annual Winter Festival of Crafts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information,

Friday, December 18
The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program presents “Wild Horse Population Control by Contraceptive Vaccine: Why and How” with Dr. John Turner at 10 a.m. Dr. Turner is a Professor in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology at The University of Toledo College of Medicine. He will explore approaches to managing the wild horse population of the American West which numbers more than 35,000.

At 11:15 a.m., a Holiday Luncheon and Concert with Joy Turner will feature music from the American song book, Broadway, jazz, Gershwin, Cole Porter and holiday selections. Ms. Turner is a piano teacher and professional musician who has played for Julie Andrews among others. For ticket prices and more information, visit or call 419-824-3707.

Saturday, December 19
The D&D Holiday Cheer Recital is offered at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Niewiadomski at 419-471-0171.

The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University offers a beautiful state-of-the-art theatre, commons and conference center located in the picturesque Toledo suburb of Sylvania. The conference center is available for conferences, camps and seminars. For information, call 419-517-8950.

Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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