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. 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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School Choice School Fair

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund will host the School Choice School Fair for grades K-8 from 10 am to 1 pm. Private, public, magnet and charter schools will participate allowing parents to ask questions, and find the school that best fits their children. Representatives from participating schools and homeschooling will be in attendance to answer questions and interact with families. Scholarship information will also be available including EdChoice and Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund. Free and open to the public. For…

It Must Be Schwing

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jewish Toledo presents It Must Be Schwing, part of their Winter Flick series, from 4:00 pm to 6:05 pm. In 1939, Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two young immigrants from Berlin, founded the legendary jazz label Blue Note in New York. Discovering and producing international jazz stars like Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter, It Must Be Schwing tells the moving story of two friends united by a passionate love for jazz and the belief in equality for all.…

Red Cross Club Blood Drive

January 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Red Cross Club of Lourdes University hosts a Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those wishing to give blood are asked to register online at using the code LOURDES. Donors must present a photo ID at appointment. Walk-ins are also accepted.

Halim Clinic Second Annual Fundraising Dinner

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Halim Clinic hosts the Second Annual Fundraising Dinner at 6:30 pm. This dinner will support Halim Clinic’s mission in improving the well-being of patients in the Toledo area by providing free medical and dental services. Equipped with an in-house pharmacy, Halim Clinic strives to continue patient care at no cost. Visit to RSVP. For more information, email

Lourdes University Alumni Board Meeting

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lourdes University Alumni Board hosts a Board Meeting at 5:30 pm. For more information, contact Ruthi Mitchell, Director of Alumni Relations, at (419) 824-3813 or

2020 Retirement Roadshow

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hollister Financial presents the 2020 Retirement Roadshow from 6 to 7 pm. STRS, SERS and OPERS continue to make changes to their retirement plans, and more changes may be around the corner. In addition, the demands of the job continue to grow. This may be a great time to get an understanding of your retirement situation and how these changes affect you. Free admission. To register or for more information, visit or call (419) 728-0309. Attendees are encouraged to…

Winter Flicks

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Toledo Jewish Federation for Winter Flicks at 4 pm, featuring Foodie Shorts including Wendy’s Shabbat, Gefilte, Egg Cream and Sturgeon Queens. $8 per person; popcorn and water included. All pre-purchased tickets and passes will be available the day of event. Tickets will also be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. To purchase tickets, contact Hallie at (419) 724-0362 or

TED Talks Video Presentation

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lourdes University Lifelong Learning and the Sylvania Franciscan Village are pleased to present Family, Hope and Resilience on the Migrant Trail: a TED Talks video presentation, from 12 to 1 pm. For the past 20 years, photographer and TED Fellow Jon Lowenstein has documented the migrant journey from Latin America to the United States, one of the largest transnational migrations in world history. Sharing photos from his decade-long project “Shadow Lives USA,” Lowenstein takes us into the inner worlds of…

Women Together – Speed Networking

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Lourdes University Women Together, Alumni Association and Career Services host Women Together—Speed Networking, from 6 to 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to members of the Lourdes community. Lourdes students and alumni are welcome to sharpen their networking skills by connecting with alumni and other members of the Lourdes Community. For more information contact Andrea Brown, Assistant Director of Career Services at Lourdes University, at (419) 517-8893 or

Modern Life in China – A Brief Introduction

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Lourdes Lifelong Learning program offers Modern Life in China - A Brief Introduction, a lecture by Professor Zhanguo Zheng, from 10 to 11 am. Refreshments served at 9:15 am. What is it like to live in China today? Learn about the most populous country in the world from Zhanguo Zheng, a professor of Yeshun University in Hebei, China and Assistant Director of the University of Toledo Confucius Institute. Free for members and first-time visitors. For questions, please call 419-824-3707…

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