The Franciscan Center Announces October Events

Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by: Helene Sheets | Category: Arts and Entertainment

The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University is pleased to announce its October 2016 slate of events.

Sunday, October 2
The Toledo-Poznan Alliance presents its Annual Dozynki Dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 419-841-2909.

Monday, October 3
The Christ Child Society hosts the New Members Coffee from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 419-262-4613.

Tuesday, October 4
Lourdes University hosts the annual Toledo Area Catholic College Night from 6:30-9 p.m. Colleges and universities from around the country will be represented. For information, call 419-885-5291.

Thursday, October 6
The Sylvania Franciscan Village presents the 6th annual Zero Waste Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event which is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi aims to offer a lunch that produces zero waste including serve ware. For more information, contact Ashley LaRoy at 419-824-3515 or

Sunday, October 9
Lourdes University presents the Presidential Inauguration of its tenth leader Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek at 1 p.m. During the October 9th installation ceremony, Dr. Gawelek will announce her goals and plans for her first year as president. To RSVP or for more information, visit

Thursday, October 13
The Red Cross Club of Lourdes University hosts its 3rd annual blood drive in honor of alumnus Tim Berta from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those wishing to give blood are asked to make an appointment by calling 716-374-0442. Individuals can also register online at using the code LOURDES. Donors must present a photo ID at appointment.

Tuesday, October 18
The Sylvania Franciscan Village offers a Father Jim Bacik Lecture on “Political Ethics” at 5:30 p.m. As the U.S. Presidential election approaches, Father Bacik discusses the ethical guidelines found in the American bishop’s document Faithful Citizenship as well as perspectives suggested by contemporary theologians. Cost: $10 individual pre-registered or $15 walk-in. For more information or to pre-register, email or call 419-824-3515.

Friday, October 21
The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning Lecture presents “Deadly Doodle” with Kimberly Venuk, Forensic Scientist for the Michigan State Police. Ms. Venuk uses a real-life crime example to illustrate the differences between fact and fiction in using science to solve crimes. The lecture is at 10 a.m. with refreshments offered at 9:15 a.m. Free for members and first-time visitors.

The Lifelong Learning Hot Topic is “Gleaning for Hunger Relief” presented by Hunger Relief advocate George “Tater” Jensen. The event runs from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Reservations are strongly encouraged at least one week prior. For more information, visit, email or call 419-824-3707.

Friday, October 21
The 2016 Healthcare and Social Services Career Expo, Internship and Job Fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public as well as students of Davis College and Lourdes University. For more information, visit

Sunday, October 23
ProMedica Flower Hospital offers its Hospice Memorial Service at 4 p.m. For more information, call 419-824-8840.

Saturday, October 29
Lourdes University offers a Gray Wolves Softball Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction Fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner by a local restaurant, cash bar and a DJ. Top prizes include a Smart TV, $250, and a HP Tablet. For more information, contact Softball Coach JoAnn Gordon at

Sunday, October 30
The Racing for Recovery Race and Awards Ceremony is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, visit


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.

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