Hot Topics

Hot Topics

Presentations on hot topics, with lunch and lively discussion! A lunch of soup, sandwiches, and dessert is included.

Reservations are strongly encouraged at least one week prior

Fridays, 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Franciscan Center Board Room
$10 member/$15 non-members, per meeting
$27 member/$38 for all 3

Marijuana on the Ohio Ballot...What Do I Need to Know?

September 18

What could be more common than Starbucks in 2016? Recreational pot shops if Ohio legalizes recreational marijuana: 1159 potential marijuana "pot shops" compared to 213 Starbucks stores! Never before have voters been asked to approve marijuana legalization for BOTH medical and recreational purpose at the same time - marijuana production that will be owned and operated by a monopoly of 10 multi-millionaire investors. You owe it to yourself, your community, and most of all your community's children to find out what your state and community will look like of marijuana is legalized. Presented by Deb Chany of Sylvania Community Action Team.

The Toledo Library for Lifelong Learning

October 16

Discover the resources available at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library to enhance lifelong learning. Use Mango Languages to learn a new language or brush up on Spanish or French. Learn new skills with See the different platforms to download electronic books, audio books, music, movies, and magazines. Need some suggestions? We can provide those too! Presented by Marilyn Zielinski, Technical Services Manager at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Is it Safe to Drink the Water?

November 20

Because toxic algae will prevail in Lake Erie throughout this decade, can we trust what is being done to keep our water drinkable? This presentation highlights why the Western Lake Erie Basin, our water source, is a hotbed of environmental issues that require local, regional, and watershed-level involvement from all of us who use the water. Marya Czech is a regional environmentalist and free-range ecologist who resigned from Lourdes University two years ago in order to do some of the service-learning assignments she imposed on her students.


Email Lifelong Learning

Laura Megeath
Lifelong Learning Coordinator

Linda Stout
Administrative Assistant