The Franciscan Center announces February events

Posted Jan 11th, 2018 by Helene Sheets  Category: Education, Events


The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University is pleased to announce the February slate of events.

Tuesday, February 6

The American Red Cross Club of Lourdes University offers a Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Once again, donors are invited to create a Valentine’s Day card during the drive this year. The American Red Cross Club and Love Your Melon student organization will deliver the cards to children in local hospitals. Those wishing to give blood can register online at www.redcrossblood.org using the code LOURDES. Individuals can also make an appointment by calling 716-374-0442. Donors must present a photo ID at appointment.

Wednesday, February 7

The Lourdes University Alumni Association Board meets at 5:45 p.m. For more information, contact Brittanie Kuhr, Director of Development, at 419-517-8990.

Saturday, February 10

Toledo Symphony’s “Welltower Mozart & More” series presents Concerto Nos. 7 & 23 at 2:30 p.m. featuring Michelle Merrill, Conductor; Michael Boyd, Piano; and Ryan Behan, Piano. Call 419-246-8000 for tickets and pricing.

Friday, February 16

The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program presents a Visit with Johnny Appleseed portrayed by historical interpreter Doug Bahnsen. Legends tell of a man who walked barefoot through Ohio’s worst snows, wore a saucepan on his head and scattered seeds. Stories of Johnny Appleseed are based on the life of John Chapman, a frontiersman who traveled through Ohio and Indiana in the early 1800s. Chapman did more than plant orchards; he was also an early environmentalist, missionary and real estate investor. He exemplified respect, simplicity and kindness throughout his life. Refreshments are offered at 9:15 a.m. and the presentation begins at 10 a.m. The lecture is free to first-time visitors and Lifelong Learning members.

The February Lifelong Learning Hot Topic – Modern Crime…Safety & Awareness – begins at 11:15 a.m. Sergeant Justin Music from the City of Sylvania Police Division presents an overview of ways to protect yourself from criminals who use the telephone and internet in sophisticated scams. He discusses the patterns and crimes the police are seeing. Sergeant Music’s interactive presentation offers easy-to-follow tips and skills to insure confidence when faced with potential victimization. The lunch & learn event is $10 for Lifelong Learning members and $15 for non-members. Cost includes a lunch of soup, sandwiches and dessert. Reservations are requested at least one week prior. Call 419-824-3707 to reserve your seat. For more information about Lifelong Learning, visit www.lourdes.edu/lifelong.

Friday, February 16

Lourdes University is pleased to present the Step Afrika! performance troupe at 8 p.m. as part of its annual Sibs ‘N Kids weekend. Sponsored by the Student Activities Department, the event is open to the public. General admission is $5 per person. University students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their Lourdes ID.

Step Afrika! is the first professional dance company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Established in 1994 as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa, the Company has expanded to become an international group that presents performances, residencies and workshops worldwide. To purchase tickets, visit www.Lourdes.edu/sibs-n-kids-weekend or call 419-517-8413.

Monday, February 19

Lourdes University offers an Undergraduate Admission Visit Day from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Prospective students and their families can tour the beautiful campus and onsite apartment-style campus housing, attend informational sessions, meet with admissions and financial aid counselors, speak with faculty and Gray Wolves coaches, and enjoy a delicious meal in the dining hall. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. RSVP at www.lourdes.edu/visit. For additional information, call 419-885-5291 or email luadmits@lourdes.edu.

Thursday, February 22

Lourdes University presents “Our Roots Run Deep,” a Black History Month Celebration. The event begins with a theatre performance at 4 p.m. and a reception immediately following. For more information, contact Tonya Colbert, Director of Diversity and Multicultural Services and the Upward Bound program, at tcolbert@lourdes.edu or 419-824-3866.

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