Apr
19
Fri
Sisters of St. Francis Campus Programs and Events for April-May 2024
Apr 19 – May 11 all-day

Sisters of St. Francis Campus Programs and Events for 

April-May 2024

Aluminum Can Recycling Supports Franciscan Earth Literacy Center

Celebrate Earth Day by recycling your aluminum cans! Drop off your bagged cans until Friday, April 19. Bags of cans can be dropped off in the gravel parking lot in front of St. Francis Convent (200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin)

 

Saturday, April 27 (8:00-10:00am) Annual Plant Sale at the Seeds of Hope Farm, 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.

You’ll find a wide variety of chemical – free flowers, as well as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, herbs and more!

With a large variety of flower and veggies at just $2.00/4-pack, we have everything you need to get your gardens off to a great start.

There will be microgreens and hydroponic lettuce, greenhouse tomatoes, and farm fresh eggs for sale, as well.

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (7:00-8:15pm) “Laudato Si’ & Intergral Ecology as a Way of Seeing” at Holy Family Chapel, located inside St. Francis Convent, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.

Presenter: Vincent Miller is the Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture at the University of Dayton. He is the author of Consuming Religion: Christian Faith and Practice in a Consumer Culture and editor of The Theological and Ecological Vision of Laudato Si’: Everything is Connected. Recently he has authored a series of essays in Commonweal Magazine on integral ecology in an old growth forest and attending to loss in the same forest after a catastrophic wildfire, and on Pope Francis’ notion of hope and the ecological crisis.

Co-Sponsored by St. Francis Spirituality Center and Franciscan earth Literacy Center. Call 419-443-1485 to RSVP. Donations welcome.

 

 

Saturday, May 11 (2:00-4:00pm) Family Fun with STEM Series: “Let’s test a sample of water from a pond or stream near your house” at Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.

Heidelberg’s NCWQR is internationally known for its over 50 years of analyzing water quality in NW Ohio and neighboring areas. For this program, families are asked to bring a sample of water from a nearby pond or stream to FELC. Under Field Manager Jake’s direction, each family will use simple procedures (using kits provided by the Lab) to determine some of the basic chemical properties of their sample.

The Lab’s Director, Dr. Johnson, will then put the results into a larger context by sharing some of what NCWQR researchers have learned about area water quality.

Presented by: Dr. Laura Johnson, Director and Jake Boehler, Field Manager, of Heidelberg University’s National Center for Water Quality Research.

This is a family oriented program and includes STEM related experiences offered by the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center. Appropriate for children 8 and up and must be accompanied by an adult. Donations are welcome.

Community Garden Plots are available to rent at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center on the St. Francis Campus in Tiffin.

 

Rent 20’x30’ plots ($125), 20’x15’ plots ($90) or mini plots 10’x15’ ($60). This includes use from May – October (weather permitting). Plot fees will be waived for those who qualify for financial assistance. Visit www.felctiffin.org for guidelines or to download an application. Call Sr. Shirley at 419.448.7485 for questions or email sshafranek@felctiffin.org.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) available at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center/Seeds of Hope Farm at 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 

Share Option #1 – one person/20 weeks. End of May through Sept. $190 (includes 3-5 different vegetables each week with smaller portions)

Share Option #2 – two people/20 weeks. End of May through Sept. $250 (includes 4-6 different vegetables each week with larger portions)

The produce needs to be picked up weekly at our farm on Thursday afternoons.

 

Benefit to Farmers:

∙ Receive payment early in the season which helps farmer’ cash flow

∙ Get to know the people who will eat his/her food

∙ Introduce customers to new vegetables and ways to prepare them

 

Benefit to CSA Shareholders:

  • Receive weekly share of quality, fresh farm products
  • Support local farmers using sustainable growing methods – no harmful chemicals
  • Receive a variety of vegetables and herbs, including many “staples” such as carrots, lettuce, peppers, onions, etc. – whatever is ready that week
  • Experience new vegetables and receive recipes and tips on cooking them
  • Visit the farm where your food is grown

 

The Seeds of Hope Farm is a part of FELC. Through active education and training of individuals with developmental disabilities, the Seeds of Hope Agricultural Program will provide real-world job skills, centered on an understanding and appreciation of organic farming, the farm market, and interaction with creation and humanity. For questions or if interested, contact Sr. Shirley at 567-230-0050.

 

    

 

Fresh Eggs for Sale at the Seeds of Hope Farm, 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, located on the St. Francis Campus. Cost: $3.50/dz. All sales benefit the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center.

Tuesdays (6:00-7:00pm) – Yoga Classes at St. Francis Spirituality Center (Lower Level), 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 

Limited: 10 participants. Beginners are welcome. Suggested Donation of $7/ session. Call Sr. Paulette Schroeder at 567-230-0220 to register.

Tiffin Moose’s Bingo
Apr 19 @ 5:00 PM

Tiffin Moose bingo on Fridays doors open at 5 and start at 6:30. Sundays doors open at 3 and start at 4:30.

Apr
20
Sat
All You Can Eat Breakfast Pancake Breakfast
Apr 20 @ 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Apr
21
Sun
Animal Jam
Apr 21 @ 12:30 PM

Heidelberg fraternity bringing back Animal Jam

 

TIFFIN – The Excelsior Men’s Society, one of Heidelberg University’s fraternities, is getting ready to host its annual Animal Jam, featuring animals from the Columbus Zoo and Back to the Wild Wildlife Rescue.

Animal Jam will take place on Sunday, April 21, in Seiberling Gymnasium. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with a presentation from Back to the Wild at 1:30 and the Columbus Zoo at 2 p.m.

This family-friendly event will feature activities for children, including bounce houses, face painting and coloring. Excelsior members also will hold a raffle for a Nintendo Switch, with all proceeds benefitting Back to the Wild, a rehabilitation center and sanctuary for animals in Castalia, Ohio.

Admission to Animal Jam is $3 per person. Each ticket sold will be entered into the raffle. Shirts and concessions will be available for purchase.

Admission is $5 per person at the door. Animal Jam T-shirts will be available for $12 each.

Tiffin Moose’s Bingo
Apr 21 @ 3:00 PM

Tiffin Moose bingo on Fridays doors open at 5 and start at 6:30. Sundays doors open at 3 and start at 4:30.

Apr
25
Thu
The Sisters in Shelter’s Decade of Freedom Celebration
Apr 25 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Sisters In Shelter Decade of Freedom Celebration and Fundraiser

Celebrate the Life of Sr. Mary Kuhlman

 

TIFFIN, OHIO – February 16, 2024: Join community and business leaders commemorating the life of Sr Mary Kuhlman with the Sisters in Shelter Decade of Freedom Celebration, 5:30-7:30 pm Thursday April 25, 2024, at the Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium, 190 St Francis Ave, Tiffin.

 

The night will include live music by No Eileen, keynote presentation by nationally renowned speaker and survivor, Elesondra Deromano, Executive Director of S.T.A.R.S, dedication to Sr Mary Kuhlman, silent auction, and a brief meeting.

Your support at this event will directly contribute to critical support services provided for survivors which include shelter, counseling, legal aid, and vocational training; and to expand awareness campaigns by educating community members to recognize the signs of human trafficking and how to report it.

Tickets for the Decade of Freedom Fundraiser are available now at http://tinyurl.com/4kyupj95. There is a cash bar & heavy hors d’oeuvres. Business attire is appropriate. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of something truly impactful. Together we can make a difference.

 

Sisters in Shelter, which began in 2005, is a non-profit organization that supports survivors and illuminate the atrocities of human trafficking through community education and advocacy. Sisters in Shelter provides critical first needs for women survivors of human trafficking: emergency safe housing, medical care, safety planning, and legal advocacy. To donate directly to Sisters in Shelter, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, visit sistersinshelter.com or visit Facebook: Sisters in Shelter.

Apr
26
Fri
Tiffin Moose’s Bingo
Apr 26 @ 5:00 PM

Tiffin Moose bingo on Fridays doors open at 5 and start at 6:30. Sundays doors open at 3 and start at 4:30.

Apr
27
Sat
Tiffin-Seneca Izaak Walton League’s Fun Shoot
Apr 27 @ 9:00 AM

TIFFIN-SENECA IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE 

HANDGUN FUN SHOOT 

Saturday, April 27, 2024 

9:00 a.m. SHARP 

Izaak Walton League Clubhouse and Range 3570 River Road (County Road 33), Tiffin 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!

IF YOU’VE NEVER SHOT A HANDGUN AND ALWAYS WANTED TO  GIVE IT A TRY, JOIN US FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON FOR A FUN, SAFE  MORNING OF SHOOTING, LEARNING, AND MORE SHOOTING.  EVERY PARTICIPANT WILL BE COACHED BY AN EXPERIENCED  SHOOTER. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT  HANDGUN SAFETY AND OPERATION IN A LOW PRESSURE, NON COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT.

FREE!!

IWL PROVIDES THE GUNS, AMMUNITION, SAFETY EQUIPMENT,  INSTRUCTION AND EVEN SOME REFRESHMENTS.

You must be 21 years of age or older, and not legally prohibited from  possessing a firearm. For more information, contact Dean Henry at 419.937.7941 or any Izaak Walton League member.

Apr
28
Sun
Tiffin Moose’s Bingo
Apr 28 @ 3:00 PM

Tiffin Moose bingo on Fridays doors open at 5 and start at 6:30. Sundays doors open at 3 and start at 4:30.

Apr
30
Tue
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Community Read Author Meeting Event
Apr 30 @ 6:30 PM

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is excited to announce The Paris Daughter by Kristin Harmel as the 2024 Christopher D. English Community Read title. Each year the Community Read encourages people in Seneca County to read the selected title and come together for special events and discussions.

As the featured event in the Community Read, Kristin Harmel, a New York Times best-selling author, will speak to the community on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chandelier Community Event Center. The author event is completely free and open to the community and will be followed by a book signing. Copies of The Paris Daughter will be available for purchase thanks to the Pan Yan Bookstore.

The Paris Daughter is a gripping historical novel about two mothers who must make unthinkable choices in the face of the Nazi occupation. It is a sweeping celebration of resilience, motherhood, and love. Copies of the book can be checked out at the Library, and the eBook and audiobook can be found on the Ohio Digital Library and the Libby app.

Additional events accompanying the author visit, including an adult craft night, book discussion, and plant swap, will be released in greater detail at a later date.

The Christopher D. English Community Read was recently named in memory of former library trustee Christopher D. English and encourages Seneca County residents to read, think about, and discuss one outstanding title each spring, culminating in the author giving a public presentation in Tiffin. Past speakers have included New York Times best-selling authors Sarah Penner and Michael Hingson, Pulitzer Prize finalist and LA Times columnist Steve Lopez, and international best-selling author Janet Beard. The series is made possible through generous funding by the Tiffin-Seneca Library Foundation and the many donors who have contributed to the Foundation over the years. For more information call 419-447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org/community-read.