Lifelong Learning Offers a Variety of Day Trips

Posted Jan 24th, 2016 by Helene Sheets  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Community Interest, Education, Events, Toledo.com


The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program is offering fun and informational events and travel opportunities. The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program is offering fun, hassle-free travel opportunities. Travel in comfort without worrying about the details.

Day Trips
Prices include all admissions and bus fare, where applicable.

Fiddler on the Roof
Thursday, March 24
Cost: $95 for members; $15 for nonmembers
Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M at 7:30 a.m. returning by 6 p.m.
Lunch is included

Fiddler on the Roof is a timeless classic that has touched audiences around the world for over 50 years with its humor, warmth and honesty. The original production won 10 Tony Awards including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You can be there when the sun rises on this new production. It’s a heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler On the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

La Comedia Dinner Theatre in Springboro, OH, has been offering Broadway-style shows since 1975. For each production, talent is cast from auditions in New York City as well as in the Dayton, OH area, ensuring that the performers in these productions are the absolute best available. Attendees will enjoy a sumptuous lunch with signature salads, chef-carved meats, deep fried Norwegian Cod, a variety of pastas and fresh vegetables, fresh baked breads, some dishes to represent the “flavor” of the current production and sweet potato soufflé.

Fires of Ann Arbor
Tuesday, April 12
Cost: $91 for members; $111 for nonmembers
Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M at 9 a.m. returning by 6 p.m.
Lunch is included

From the fiery heat of a kiln to the cool of a firehouse, this is a fabulous tour! Begin with a private tour of Motawi Tileworks and observe the art of making unique ceramic tiles. Beautiful and functional, the tiles are the result of painstaking work throughout this 12,000 square foot facility. Lunch will be at the renowned Metzger’s Restaurant, a European style establishment with 80 years of service.

After a filling German lunch, explore the Michigan Firehouse Museum with a guide. The Museum is a restored 1898 firehouse with engaging exhibits including a fire engine steamer replete with horses, antique fire trucks and early fire rigs, equipment, memorabilia and the largest collection of fire truck bells in the country. Next, a step-on guide will give a tour of Ann Arbor including the Michigan Stadium, the Library of the Law Quadrangle, the UM Carillon and the historic Kerrytown district.

Indigenous Beauty
Tuesday, May 3
Cost: $45 for members; $65 for nonmembers
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe Street
Cost of the glass tile is included but lunch is not. Transportation from Lourdes University is available.

Enjoy a docent-led tour of Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection. More than 100 masterworks representing tribes across North America will be featured. This superb Native American art collection is known as one of the largest, most comprehensive and most exquisite in private hands and includes a number of recent acquisitions never before seen publicly. After viewing the exhibit, enjoy lunch at the Museum Café which offers signature sandwiches, salads, soups, and desserts. After lunch, visit the Glass Pavilion to create individual fused glass tiles. There will be time for a glass blowing demonstration or wandering through the Glass Pavilion.

Beautiful Blooming Cleveland
Tuesday, May 10
Cost: $106 for members; $126 for nonmembers
Bus departs Lourdes University parking lot M at 7:30 a.m. and returns by 7:30 p.m.
Lunch is included and there will be an opportunity to purchase food at a comfort stop on the return drive

The Cleveland Botanical Garden is a vibrant, ever-changing oasis with beauty in bloom at every turn. Within distinct gardens and a Glasshouse, plants are blooming every day of the year. Tour the outside gardens and the Glasshouse, a conservatory that showcases the fantastic spiny desert of Madagascar and the butterfly-filled rainforest of Costa Rica that features some of the strangest plants ever seen!

Lunch is at Nido Italia Restaurant, the premier landmark of Cleveland’s Historic Little Italy. Nido Italia serves family-style traditional Italian cuisine. After lunch, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Ingalls Library, the nationally-recognized library within the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Museum is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection which spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. There will be time to explore on your own after the tour!


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 and monthly lectures featuring guest speakers. All activities are open to both members and non-members. To RSVP or for more information about Lourdes University’s Lifelong Learning programming, visit www.lourdes.edu/lifelong.

Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, 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 www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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