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Upcoming Events at Franciscan Ministries

There is a lot going on at our Franciscan Ministries communities! Take a look the events below.

About the CELERY BOG

October 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm; University Place

The Celery Bog, located adjacent to University Place, is an unusual name for a Nature Area. Learn how this area received its name and the geological history behind this property. Discover more about the many improvements that have been made to these 195 acres and...

Lunch and Learn – Estate Planning

October 6, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am; Victory Lakes

Join Robert Monahan, Attorney and author of Estate Planning Confidence, as he discusses strategies to protect your family, legacy, and get organization when it comes to planning for your estate. Afterward, enjoy a complimentary lunch at Victory Lakes. RSVP to 847.356.4666 or

Rev into Halloween with our Trunk or Treat Car Show!

October 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Mount Alverna Village

Bring your little ones out to enjoy trick-or-treating and to see the spooky car decorations. And while you’re here, enter our 50/50 raffle and take a tour of our senior living community. Car Registration: – Opens at 1:00 p.m. – $5 and Candy or Treats...

Broadway Composers – Women who wrote lyrics for Broadway

October 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - ; Addolorata Villa

When we think about the great music and lyrics of Broadway, we usually think of them as being written by men. Rodgers and Hammerstein. Lin-Manuel Miranda. George and Ira Gershwin. But some of the best music on Broadway has been written by women. Join us...

Modern First Ladies – From Edith Kermit Roosevelt to Jill Biden

November 22, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - ; Addolorata Villa

Each of the women who have served as First Lady of the United States has led an extraordinary life. This fascinating multimedia presentation will introduce us to the amazing stories of modern First Ladies.

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn – From Screen to Stage

December 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - ; Addolorata Villa

The movie that introduced “White Christmas” to America was one of the biggest box office hits of the year. In 2017, it was turned into a Tony-nominated musical. Using rare video clips and comments from the Broadway stars themselves, this one-of-a-kind presentation will take us...