The Franciscan Center announces May events

Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by: Helene Sheets | Category: Events

The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University is pleased to announce the May slate of events. Tuesday, May 1 The SAVE Awards Night & Dessert Buffet is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to those who wish to celebrate the accomplishments of awardees they know. For more information, contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak at 419-824-3691. Thursday, May 3 The Lourdes University Auxiliary has a Luncheon Meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with guest speaker Kimberly High, Naturalist and Historical Interpreter for Metroparks Toledo. $20 per person. For questions or to RSVP, contact Mary Arquette at 419-824-3969. Thursday, May 3 – Sunday, May 6 St. Francis de Sales High School presents “Westside Story” at 7:30 p.m. each night plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, May 5. To reserve tickets, visit For more information, email or call 419-214-5474. Tuesday, May 8 The Sylvania Franciscan Village presents TED Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire Action with leadership expert Simon Sinek from 12 to 1 p.m. Mr. Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership – starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers. The event is free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies provided. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Megeath, Lourdes University Lifelong Learning Coordinator, at 419-824-3707 or Wednesday, May 16 The Lourdes University Alumni Association Board Meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. For more information, contact Ruthi Mitchell at 419-824-3813 or Thursday, May 17 The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program presents Creating Laughter with Others – An Introduction to Improv with Nick Morgan, Director of the Toledo Repertoire Theatre’s Improv Program. “Laughter is the best medicine” may be a cliché, but we do feel better after a good laugh. How long can a few laughs sustain us before whatever is truly ailing us resurfaces? If laughter is the best medicine, then improvisational comedy or the act of creating laughter with others, can be a cure. Far more impactful than simply getting some laughs, improv offers a new approach to interacting with other people. Nick Morgan introduces the core principles of improvisation and leads attendees in a wide range of improv exercises and games. 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. For more information, call 419-824-3707 or visit Sunday, May 20 The Sylvania Community Orchestra performs a “Show for All Ages” with selections for children from 4 to 5 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Individuals can also call 419-517-0118 or email Thursday, May 31 The Sylvania Franciscan Village (SFV) presents the 6th Annual Karl Rahner Lecture in honor of Father Jim Bacik from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Guest Lecturer Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P., will address “Ordinary Grace: Human Life As Sacramental.” Karl Rahner is noted for speaking of “ordinary mysticism” as well as his insight on the experience of grace that can be discovered in every aspect of human life. This lecture draws on that insight by using the work of poets and saints to explore what it means to speak of ordinary human life as sacramental. $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Sophia Lloyd, Sylvania Franciscan Village Director, at, 419-824-3515 or visit

Press Release Contact Name: Helene Sheets
Press Release Contact Email:
Press Release Contact Phone: 419-885-3211
Organization Name: The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University
Website or Link: