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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.

October 14, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – John F. Haught, PhD, takes participants on a virtual exploration of The New Cosmic Story and the Meaning of Faith from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2022. The day will include a break for lunch.

John F. Haught, PhD

The program, offered via live stream, explores religious faith in the context of our new scientific story of the universe. The focus will be on the significance of religious – and especially Christian – faith for our understanding of the universe and vice-versa. 

A Distinguished Research Professor at Georgetown University and former Professor and Chair of the Department of Theology at Georgetown, John specializes in systematic theology. His focus is on areas pertaining to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology, and religion. 

Participants are encouraged but not required to read one or both of John’s many books: The Cosmic Vision of Teilhard de Chardin (Orbis, 2021) and God After Einstein (Yale University Press, 2022). 

The cost is $45. Registration is required to receive the live stream link. Registration is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.



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