The Franciscan Center Announces November Events

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016 by: Helene Sheets | Category: Arts and Entertainment

The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University is pleased to announce its November 2016 slate of events. Tuesday, November 1 Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, Inc. (S.A.V.E.) presents Patty Toneff, Director of the Woodlawn Foundation, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture titled “Art, History and Nature of Woodlawn Cemetery” is free and open to the public. For further information, please call 419-824-3691 or email Saturday, November 5 Toledo Symphony’s “Welltower Mozart & More” series presents A Winter’s Tale at 7:30 p.m. featuring Rune Bergmann, Conductor, and TSO Soloists. Call 419-246-8000 for tickets and pricing. Sunday, November 6 The Greater Toledo Post Card Show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Wally Jung at 517-230-0734 or Thursday, November 10 The Lourdes University Alumni Association Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. For more information, email Friday, November 11 Lourdes University presents a Veterans Day Event at 4 p.m. Featured speaker is Colonel Scott E. Reed, Vice Commander at the 180th Fighter Wing – Toledo Air National Guard Base. Light refreshments will be served directly after the event. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gary Bentley, M.B.A., Lourdes University Assistant Professor of Business, College of Business and Leadership; and Retired Executive Officer, 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard at or 419-517-8885. Thursday, November 17 The Sylvania Franciscan Village offers a Father Jim Bacik Lecture on “Sexual Ethics” at 5:30 p.m. Father Bacik will address contemporary trends and examine Christian approaches to human sexuality. Cost: $10 individual pre-registered or $15 walk-in. For more information or to pre-register, email or call 419-824-3515. Thursday, November 17 The Lourdes University Donor Reception runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Opening remarks will be provided by Lourdes President Mary Ann Gawelek. For more information, contact Kelly Dilworth, Advancement Events Coordinator, at 419-824-3751. Friday, November 18 The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning Lecture presents “Vintage Cookbooks” with Becky White, co-owner of Schooner Farms and Inspired By Nature. She will explore the information in vintage cookbooks from the 1800s to now and see how these books helped to shape homes across America. 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 “Sustain Your Brain” featuring Lynn Ritter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Increasing evidence suggests that healthy lifestyle habits such as being physically and cognitively active, eating a healthy diet and staying socially engaged contribute to healthy aging. The program focuses on simple lifestyle changes that individuals may be encouraged to embrace which may have a positive impact on brain health. 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. Tuesday, November 29 Lourdes University presents “Palestine and Israel in Search of Peace” at 6 p.m. The moderator for the panel discussion is Jack Lessenberry, a nationally-known journalist and contributing editor and columnist for The Metro Times, Dome Magazine, Traverse-City Record Eagle and The Toledo Blade where he also serves as ombudsman. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email ---------------------------- 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 a variety of 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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