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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Christ Child Society New Member Orientation

October 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Christ Child Society is holding a New Member Orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is free and open to interested members. For more information, contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak, OSF, at 419-824-3691 or Mary Ellen Bernardo at 419-944-6265.

The Changing Works of Retirement Planning

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Macino Financial Group offers The Changing Works of Retirement Planning from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This is the second of four events – all are offered from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Future events: Part 2/Session I: October 4; Part 2/Session II: October 8. The events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP by phone at 419-491-0909 or online at www.macinofinancial.com.

Toledo Area Catholic High Schools College Night

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Over 100 Colleges & Universities will be represented! Learn about financial aid, admissions, academics, and student life! For information: Erin H. Gibson Associate Director, Campus Visits & Events 419-517-8884 Email    

Zero Waste Lunch

October 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Sylvania Franciscan Village presents the 8th annual Zero Waste Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is held in honor of St. Francis of Assisi with the goal of offering a lunch that produces zero waste including serve ware. Lourdes University and St. Joseph Sylvania students, faculty, staff, Sisters, their employees and other friends of the Sylvania Franciscan Village are encouraged to join for a free lunch, games and the chance to win exciting raffle prizes and…

The Changing Works of Retirement Planning

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Macino Financial Group offers The Changing Works of Retirement Planning from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This is the third of four events – all are offered from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The final event - Part 2/Session II is scheduled on October 8. The events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP by phone at 419-491-0909 or online at www.macinofinancial.com.

Annual Dozynki Harvest Festival

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Toledo-Poznan Alliance presents its Annual Dozynki Harvest Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. $100 Sponsorships are also available and include two dinner reservations with your name listed in the program. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jackie Konwinski at 419-882-5045 or jacquelinekonwi6@gmail.com.

50th Anniversary of the Humanae Vitae

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Sylvania Franciscan Village presents the 50th Anniversary of the Humanae Vitae at 7 p.m. Guest speaker for the event is Patricia A. Oedy-Murray, Instructor of Theological Studies at Lourdes University. For more information, contact Laurie Bertke at lbertke@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3515.

The Changing Works of Retirement Planning

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Macino Financial Group offers The Changing Works of Retirement Planning from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This is the final of four events. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by phone at 419-491-0909 or online at www.macinofinancial.com.

How Urban Agriculture is Transforming Detroit

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Sylvania Franciscan Village and the Lourdes Lifelong Learning Program for a viewing and discussion of the TED Talk “How Urban Agriculture is Transforming Detroit” from 12 to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Megeath at 419-824-3707 or email lifelong@lourdes.edu. TED Talks are compelling presentations in 20 minutes or less. Join them for a different topic each month. Individuals are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Coffee and…

Unveiling Ceremony for the Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Bethany House presents the annual Unveiling Ceremony for the Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project from 7 to 9:30 p.m. A national initiative, the Silent Witness Project honors and memorializes girls and women killed in acts of domestic violence perpetuated by husbands, boyfriends or stalkers. In the past decade, more than 55 such murders have occurred in our community. The keynote speaker for this year's ceremony will be Beverly Gooden, survivor, advocate and creator of the viral hashtag #WhyIStayed, which was…

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