Simply Sylvania News and Events Ohio
  • Follow Sylvania News on Facebook
  • Follow Sylvania News on Twitter
  • Follow Sylvania News Editor Amanda K
  • Follow Sylvania News editor Amanda K

© 2013 by Sylvania News

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
©2013 All rights reserved.

The Franciscan Center announces December 2019 events

The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University is pleased to announce the December slate of events.

Monday, December 2

Join Lourdes University’s Lifelong Learning for Chilean Wines for Chilly Nights with Nicholas Kubiak, Certified Specialist of Wine and Spirits, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Tango through the Andes and learn how “the end of the world” does wine. The expansive countries of Chile and Argentina have drawn explorers to their lands for decades in hopes of finding greatness. Compare the two southerly countries and taste how their wines are affected by various flat lands, mountains or valleys. Attendees welcomed to bring their own food pairings, as food will not be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Megeath at (419) 824-3707 or email


Tuesday, December 3

Lourdes University presents the Sharing the Spirit Christmas Buffet and Tree Lighting for its students, employees, alumni and families at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sister Barbara Vano, Director of Campus Ministry and Service Learning, at 419-824-3861 or


Tuesday, December 10

Lourdes Lifelong Learning and the Sylvania Franciscan Village host Breaking the Taboos of Interfaith Dialogue: A TED Talk from 12pm to 1pm. Join us as we view this TED Talk video, where Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie and Imam Jamal Rahman provide a unique blend of spiritual wisdom and humor in sharing about their work to support more effective interfaith dialogue that can bring greater collaboration on major social and economic issues. Afterwards stay as we discuss new ideas and share insights. Cookies and coffee provided. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Megeath at (419) 824-3707.


Wednesday, December 11

Lourdes University’s College of Nursing offers a Nursing Convocation from 7pm to 9pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Suzan Ulrich at


Thursday, December 12

The Sylvania Franciscan Village is pleased to present Father Jim Bacik’s Advent Reflection, “The Eucharist as a Memorial Meal,” from 5:30pm to 7pm. When we gather for the Eucharist we offer a sacrifice to God, but we also share a memorial meal. This lecture invites us to remember, as commanded, the Christ who went about doing good, washed feet, accepted death on the cross, rose from the dead, and who summons us to share in his mission. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Purchase tickets online at, or reserve them by leaving your name and the number of tickets required at 419-824-3515, or The first 200 attendees will receive a FREE copy of Fr. Bacik’s new book, “St. Francis and His Critics: Historical and Theological Perspectives.”


Saturday, December 14

A Recognition & Awards Ceremony is scheduled at 9 a.m. for Lourdes University Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Anesthesia Program graduates. For more information, contact Kim Ross at 419-517-8895 or


Saturday, December 14

The Lourdes University Commencement begins at 12pm. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Cindy Fisher, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, at 419-824-3675 or 


Friday, December 20

Lourdes Lifelong Learning presents Engaging Communities, Delivering Justice Results, with guest speaker Alica Smith, from 10am to 11am. Refreshments served at 9:15am. Community residents in Toledo and Flint continue to struggle with trusting their local government facilities to provide clean, safe, affordable water. Deciding factors seem to be proverbial “bottom line” issues, and crucial information is not being provided by state and local government. Mrs. Alicia Smith, MA is the Junction Coalition Community Liaison & Freshwater Future Associate Policy Director, and also works with Alternative Solutions, LLC for Community Empowerment in Toledo. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Megeath at (419) 824-3707 or


Lourdes University

Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at or by phone at 419-885-3211. 

Coming Soon!

Just in time for the gift-giving season, a one of a kind collection of treasured tales, secret family recipes, and a little bit of the history behind the cooks who created them...all from Tree City (& Township!).    *all proceeds to charity!

Add your name to the mailing list today so you'll receive priority publication information and limited gift collections exclusive to Sylvania!  Just click here, fill out  & submit the contact form, and remember to put "cookbook" in the subject line. 


We'd like to help everyone stay connected to the community this holiday season!
Sylvania Communiy Calendar

Sylvania Neighborhood Facebook Group
private, for current & former residents and fans of Tree City (& Township)

Christmas in Sylvania
Facebook page for all things Christmas in Sylvania City & Township

Community Newsletter
A little bit of light local news you can use
Exclusively Sylvania

Sylvania News 
Facebook page with Sylvania area events, news alerts, shopping & dining, faith gatherings, giving opportunities, school news, local history, and more... 

Keep in touch!

We invite you to join us!  Sign up here to receive Sylvania City & Township's community newsletter