Franciscan Center

The Franciscan Center is a beautiful, full-service, state-of-the-art theater and conference center located on the Sylvania Franciscan Village campus in Sylvania, Ohio.

The center features a full-service theater that seats 850 patrons and is capable of hosting a fully staged and technically challenging performance or a simple lecture event. It also features smaller conference rooms seating anywhere from 15 to 200, a gymnasium, and a beautiful commons that’s often used for dinners, banquets, style shows, a multitude of special events and wedding receptions. As a rental facility, the Franciscan Center is available for wedding receptions, meetings, parties, trade shows, seminars and a variety of other types of events.

Faculty and staff receive a 10% discount on rental of the Franciscan Center facilities, and Alumni and non-profit organizations receive a 15% discount. Many types of entertainment events are presented at the Franciscan Center, including the Toledo Symphony Orchestra Association series. Cabaret concerts are held throughout the year in the intimate Commons area.

In addition to facility rental, the center also provides services and amenities to help make your event a success. Located in scenic Sylvania, it enjoys an ambience and tranquility unlike any other.

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Luminations

Luminations! benefits student scholarships

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

On Saturday, April 28th, Lourdes University hosts its annual, premier scholarship fundraising event – Luminations! – at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. Each year, an audience of more than 500 guests gathers to celebrate private higher education and raise funds for student scholarships. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is hosted by Honorary Co-Chairs Ramirez and Faye Eidi and Lourdes University President Mary Ann Gawelek and her husband Frank Kleshinski. Throughout the evening, guests can enjoy cocktails, grazing stations, a live scholarship auction,…

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SAVE Awards Night & Dessert Buffet

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Tuesday, May 1st the SAVE Awards Night & Dessert Buffet will be held in the Franciscan Center 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.

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Auxiliary Luncheon Meeting

May 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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.

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“Westside Story”

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until May 7, 2018

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 www.sfstoledo.org/musical. For more information, email helpdesk@sfstoledo.org or call 419-214-5474.

st francis WESTSIDE STORY

“Westside Story”

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until May 7, 2018

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 www.sfstoledo.org/musical. For more information, email helpdesk@sfstoledo.org or call 419-214-5474.

st francis WESTSIDE STORY

“Westside Story”

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until May 7, 2018

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 www.sfstoledo.org/musical. For more information, email helpdesk@sfstoledo.org or call 419-214-5474.

st francis WESTSIDE STORY

“Westside Story”

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until May 7, 2018

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 www.sfstoledo.org/musical. For more information, email helpdesk@sfstoledo.org or call 419-214-5474.

st francis WESTSIDE STORY

“Westside Story”

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until May 7, 2018

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 www.sfstoledo.org/musical. For more information, email helpdesk@sfstoledo.org or call 419-214-5474.

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TED Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire Action 

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 lifelong@lourdes.edu.

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Lourdes University Alumni Association Board Meeting 

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Lourdes University Alumni Association Board Meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. For more information, contact Ruthi Mitchell at 419-824-3813 or rmitchell@lourdes.edu.

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