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6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
419-517-8950

January 2020

Let Noor Run Kick-Off Event

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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The "Let Noor Run Kick-Off Event" aims to bring together different dialogues and personalities to further educate and shed light on religious discrimination in sports. The event features NoorAlexandria Abukaram (founder and lead ambassador of Let Noor Run), Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, Amaiya Shabilah and a screening of the Life Without Basketball documentary. #LETNOORRUN www.letnoorrun.com   

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School Choice School Fair

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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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…

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It Must Be Schwing

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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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.…

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Red Cross Club Blood Drive

January 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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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 www.redcrossblood.org using the code LOURDES. Donors must present a photo ID at appointment. Walk-ins are also accepted.

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February 2020

Halim Clinic Second Annual Fundraising Dinner

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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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 http://evite.me/mBREMX6hQ2 to RSVP. For more information, email contact@halimclinic.org.

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Lourdes University Alumni Board Meeting

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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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 rmitchell@lourdes.edu.

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2020 Retirement Roadshow

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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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 https://www.hollister-financial.com/retirement-roadshow or call (419) 728-0309. Attendees are encouraged to…

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Winter Flicks

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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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 hallie@jewishtoledo.org.

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TED Talks Video Presentation

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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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…

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Women Together – Speed Networking

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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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 abrown@lourdes.edu.

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Modern Life in China – A Brief Introduction

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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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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Afghanistan In Context

February 21 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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Lourdes University Lifelong Learning presents Afghanistan In Context with Michael Krautkraemer from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm. The roots of the current situation in Afghanistan can be traced to its history from the 19th to 21st century. Learn the ethnic make-up of Afghanistan, its borders, and government. We will discuss the role of Afghanistan in world politics since the 1800s and its possible futures. Michael Krautkraemer is from the Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University. Please…

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Father Bacik Lecture

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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$10 – $15

The Sylvania Franciscan Village presents the February Father James Bacik Lecture at 2 pm. Topic to be determined. $10 pre-registered / $15 at the door For more information about this and other Father Bacik Lectures, contact Sophia Lloyd, Sylvania Franciscan Village Director at 419-824-3533 or slloyd@sistersosf.org

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Black History Month Celebration

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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Lourdes University presents the annual Black History Month Celebration The Power Within Us: Acknowledging the Past, Recognizing the Present, Focusing on the Future Program begins at 4:30 pm in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. For more information, contact Tonya Colbert, Coordinator of Multicultural Services and Director of Upward Bound at 419-824-3866. Free and open to the public.

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March 2020

Halacha, Sharia Law, and the Dual Identity of Muslims and Jews in America

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation and Lourdes University are pleased to present the Dr. Morton Goldberg Lecture -  “Halacha, Sharia Law, and the Dual Identity of Muslims and Jews in America” on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. Wayne State University faculty members Dr. Howard Lupovitch and Professor Saeed Khan are the distinguished speakers. Their lecture focuses on Halacha and Sharia Law as a window into the ways that…

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TED Talks Video Presentation

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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Lourdes University Lifelong Learning and the Sylvania Franciscan Village are pleased to present Human Trafficking Is All Around You. This Is How It Works: a TED Talks video presentation, from 12 to 1 pm with Noy Thrupkaew. Behind the everyday bargains we all love – the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet – is a hidden world of forced labor. Noy Thrupkaew investigates human trafficking – which flourishes in the US as well as developing countries – and shows us…

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In Defense of Democracy

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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Lourdes University Lifelong Learning presents In Defense of Democracy with Jen Miller from 10 to 11 am; refreshments begin at 9:15 am. The League of Women Voters of Ohio has been educating voters and making democracy work since 1920. Learn how the League has been accomplishing this work throughout the last century. Executive Director Jen Miller will discuss how everyone can play a role in restoring fairness in our democratic systems, increase voter turnout, and improve access to the polls.…

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The Newest Theater in Town

March 27 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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$10 – $15

Lourdes University Lifelong Learning presents The Newest Theater in Town with Lori Hauser from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm. The KeyBank Discovery Theater is coming to downtown Toledo! The newest cool addition of Imagination Station offers an incredible immersive experience that redefines film engagement. Families, young adults, lifelong learners, school groups, business professionals and travelers alike will be wowed by the mammoth 8,200-square foot theater, 58-foot wide screen and incredible mind-blowing events and programming. Lori Hauser, CEO of Imagination Station,…

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April 2020

TED Talks Video Presentation

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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Lourdes University Lifelong Learning and the Sylvania Franciscan Village are pleased to present How Behavioral Science Can Lower Your Energy Bill: a TED Talks video presentation, from 12 to 1 pm with Alex Laskey. What’s a proven way to lower your energy costs? Would you believe: learning what your neighbor pays. Alex Laskey shows how a quirk of human behavior can make us all better, wiser energy users, with lower bills to prove it.

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Human Trafficking 101

April 17 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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$10 – $15

Lourdes University Lifelong Learning presents Human Trafficking 101 with Chuck Campbell from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm. This presentation will provide a basic overview of human trafficking, focusing on both domestic and foreign trafficking as well as labor and sex trafficking. Topics will include the definition of human trafficking, how traffickers recruit, indicators for victim identification, the use of social media, and how individuals can make a difference in helping to combat and end human trafficking, with discussion of what…

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May 2020

TED Talks Video Presentation

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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Lourdes University Lifelong Learning and the Sylvania Franciscan Village are pleased to present How Nationalism and Globalism Can Coexist: a TED Talks video presentation, from 12 to 1 pm with Wanis Kabbaj. Why do we have to choose between nationalism and globalism, between loving our countries and caring for the world? With lessons for avowed nationalists and globalists alike, Wanis Kabbaj explains how we can challenge this polarizing, binary thinking — and simultaneously be proud citizens of both our countries…

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The Importance of Balance in Nature

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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Lourdes University Lifelong Learning presents The Importance of Balance in Nature with Matt Markey from 10 to 11 am; refreshments begin at 9:15 am. As we examine some of the more complex issues on the environmental and conservation fronts, one aspect is omnipresent – the loss of balance. In our daily lives, we hear often about the importance of balance in our diet, balance in our work-family time schedules, and balance on the financial front. Balance is equally essential in…

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