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August 29, 2022 – All are welcome to join in a celebration of the Autumn Equinox and the dedication of Weber Retreat and Conference Center’s labyrinth. The celebration is from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2022. Please note: As of Thursday, September 22, the dedication of the labyrinth has been postponed to Sunday, October 16, at 3:00 p.m. All other activities scheduled for Sunday, September 25 (Equinox celebration and performance by Gemily) will continue as planned.

As we celebrate Earth’s turn into fall’s beauty, we also focus on the labyrinth, a spiritual tool for contemplation renewed in the Middle Ages. Distinct from a maze, the labyrinth has one winding path into and out of the center, allowing the walker to follow the path while contemplating. Through the funding of two grants, the labyrinth at Weber Center has been restored, with the removal and cleaning of every stone. 

Gemily (Gemini and Emily), a folk music trio, will join in blessing the restored labyrinth with a performance at the outdoor patio near the Rose Room, weather permitting. Originally known as Gemini, twin brother musicians San and Laz Slomovits have been touring throughout Michigan and the United States since 1973. San’s daughter Emily has been touring with them since she was eight years old, increasingly since her college graduation in 2016. All three are versatile instrumentalists and gifted singers.

Gemily’s concerts feature a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk, jazz, and classical music. Their vocals and instrumental work breathe new life into a wide variety of American and international music, from folk to classical, klezmer to Broadway show tunes, traditional to contemporary. 

The celebration is free and open to all. Registration is not required.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


August 29, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – Are you an experienced writer, or is writing something you have always wanted to try? People of all levels of experience in creative writing are invited to participate in writing workshops offered by Adrian Dominican Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, an Amherst Writer and Artists affiliate.

Sister Tarianne offers two hybrid experiences in which writers can participate in person or via Zoom.

  • The Teachings of Trees is from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET Saturday, September 24, 2022. As we journey into the autumn, we can glean so much from the wisdom of trees, which have witnessed so many changes in their lives. The workshop includes time for writing and for receiving feedback from other supportive writers. The cost is $35 and registration is required.

  • Autumn Harvest: This series of online or in-person workshops is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, and 30, 2022. Gather with other creative writers for time set aside to harvest your experiences, thoughts, and the fruits of your imagination. The four-part series gives plenty of time for both writing and feedback. The cost is $80 for the full series and registration is required. Scholarships are available.

All in-person guests will be screened for COVID-19 and are required to wear masks. For those choosing online participation, the Zoom link will be sent closer to the workshop date.

To register, visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


 

 

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