The Franciscan Center announces December events

Posted: Sunday, November 5, 2017 by: Helene Sheets | Category: Community Interest

The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University is pleased to announce its December 2017 slate of events. Saturday, December 2 Keeping Our Girls Safe offers a Self Defense Class from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Established in remembrance of Sierah Joughin, the Keeping Our Girls Safe non-profit organization celebrates her life. For more information about the organization and this event, visit Saturday, December 2 The Clarence Smith Community Chorus presents its annual Christmas Concert “A Community Celebration of Christmas” at 6 p.m. Joining the Clarence Smith Community Chorus are Voices of BGSU and The Voices of Harmony of Bowling Green. Tickets: $15 per person. For more information, call 419-283-1434, 419-243-1958 or visit Sunday, December 3 The public is invited to attend the FREE premiere of Bread and Roses Too, a documentary about domestic violence and the history of Bethany House at 3 p.m. Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis, Bethany House provides safe, long-term transitional shelter for local victims of domestic violence. Sister Mary Jon Wagner, OSF, congregational minister of the Sisters of St. Francis; and Sister Theresa Darga, OSF, assistant congregational minister; are the executive producers of Bread and Roses Too. The documentary was written and produced by Sister Judith Ann Zielinski, OSF, of New Group Media in South Bend, IN. For more information, call 419-727-4948 or email Thursday, December 7 The Lourdes University Auxiliary Luncheon Meeting at 11:30 a.m. features the Lourdes University Chorale. $20 per person. Individuals can RSVP with Abbie Hall, Advancement Events Coordinator, at 419-824-3751 or Thursday, December 7 The Sylvania Franciscan Village offers an Advent Reflection with Father Jim Bacik from 5:30 to 7 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Elizabeth Reiter at, 419-824-3515 or visit Sunday, December 10 The Toledo Craftsman’s Guild presents its annual Winter Festival of Crafts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick up those last minute holiday gifts or decorations that will make your holidays bright! For more information, visit or call 419-842-1925. Friday, December 15 The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program presents A Backstage Peek at the Toledo Symphony at 10 a.m. with Zak Vassar, President and CEO of the Toledo Symphony. Mr. Vassar shares behind-the-scenes details such as how the music is chosen, how rehearsals are conducted, how guest artists are contracted and more. The Lifelong Learning program offers its holiday luncheon - Christmas in Gubbio and Other Stories Francis Might Tell - from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sheila Otto, a professional story teller and historical reenactor shares this poignant story of how St. Francis of Assisi provided the first live Nativity which filled the townspeople of Gubbio, Italy with wonder at the Bethlehem miracle. The crèche remains an essential part of the season to this day. $18 for Lifelong Learning members; $25 for non-members. Cost includes a buffet lunch. Call 419-824-3707 to reserve your seat. For more information about Lifelong Learning, visit Friday, December 15 Vibe Dance Studio presents a Recital at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Heather Saul at 734-497-4534. Saturday, December 16 The D&D Dance Studio presents a Recital at 5 p.m. For more information, call 419-471-0171. Tuesday, December 19 St. Joseph School in Sylvania presents its Christmas Program at 7 p.m. For more information, call 419-882-6670. Friday, December 22 The St. Elias Church Choir presents a Concert at 6 p.m. For more information, call 419-882-4037.

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