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April 24, 2023, Adrian, Michigan – The Summer 2023 Lunch and Learn Series offered by Weber Retreat and Conference Center offers you the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics – from pet therapy to telescopes – all while enjoying lunch with your neighbors.

Lunch and Learn is held monthly on Wednesdays from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dates and topics are as follows:

    •    May 10, 2023 – Pet Therapy: Representatives of Miracle Meadows Ranch bring an animal or two as they speak about the wonderful way that animal-assisted activities enhance the lives of human beings.

    •    June 7, 2023 – Everything You Wanted to Know about Telescopes: Chris Miller, consultant for PlaneWave, speaks of the company’s work as a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-tech research and observatory class telescopes.

    •    July 19, 2023 – Doing our Part to Reduce Carbon: Brad Frank, Director of Sustainability for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, shares ways that each of us can reduce our carbon footprint and bring healing to our planet.

    •    August 16, 2023 – Toledo Zoo: Representatives speak about new programs, exhibits, and fun things to see and do at the Toledo Zoo.

No registration is required for guests who bring their own lunch. Drinks and dessert are available for free. Another option is to order your lunch from Weber Center: your choice of egg salad, turkey salad, or chicken salad on a croissant with chips for $7. Those who order lunch are asked to register at least two days in advance. Registration is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” You can also register by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan. Traveling east on Siena Heights Drive, pass the Adrian Rea Literacy Center and turn left just before the solar panel-covered parking lot. Follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.

image of the solar panels on site of Adrian Dominican Sisters

April 20, 2023, Adrian, Michigan – The Adrian Dominican Sisters will take a significant and exciting step in their efforts to “address the cry of Earth” at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2023, when they dedicate and bless the campus solar array, which is now fully operational. 

The public is welcome to Solar Array Dedication and Blessing, which will include brief talks and a blessing of the solar panel system. The event will take place in the parking lot of the Regina residence, farthest East on Siena Heights Drive, which is recognizable by its solar panel covered carport and electric vehicle charging stations. Those who wish also have the opportunity to view the 1,110-panel solar array installed in the north field of the Motherhouse Campus. 

Joel Henricks, Director of Facilities and Grounds, estimated that the solar panels – both in the field and on top of the Regina car port – will provide about a quarter of the Motherhouse’s annual usage of power.

The Solar Array is one of the Adrian Dominican Congregation’s responses to commitment to “address the cry of Earth and the cry of the poor.”



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