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August 12, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – The Autumn 2022 season of Lunch and Learn includes interesting new stories and experiences, as well as new options for lunch. Monthly sessions are from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. 

New this season is the option to order lunch from Weber Center for $5 and choose egg salad, turkey salad, or chicken salad croissants with chips. Those who choose to bring their own lunch will have drinks and desserts provided by Weber Center. Registration is required for those who wish to order lunch.

Sessions are as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    Adrian’s Rich History: Robert Wessel and Art Cantu of the Lenawee County Historical Museum share information about the three Carnegie library buildings in the county and, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, describe Adrian’s participation in the decade-long migrant farm workers’ boycott and strike.

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    Cooking What you Catch: Members of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Maintenance Department share their collective experiences of fishing and hunting, along with cooking methods for their catches. Samples and recipes will be available.

  • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    Christmas at the Weber Center Shop: As the Weber Center Shop kicks off its Christmas Open House, Katherine Dusseau, Weber Center Shop Manager, shares specialty items, gift-giving ideas, and Sisters’ original artwork. Raffles and door prizes are included.

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022
    Kevin Hofmann’s Amazing Story: Kevin Hofmann, the new Director of the Office of Racial Equity and Cultural Inclusion for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, speaks of his life experiences, from surviving an abortion to being adopted by a family of another race and waking up to a burning cross in his front yard. Kevin’s story is chronicled in his book, Growing Up Black in White.

All guests will be screened for COVID-19 and are required to wear masks when not eating.

Registration is not needed if you bring your own lunch. To order lunch, register at www.webercenter.org and click on the Programs tab. 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.


August 12, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – Esther Kennedy, a Dominican Sister of Adrian, invites all interested people to join in a mindfulness community as she conducts monthly Days of Mindfulness at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. Days of Mindfulness are on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Sessions are as follows.

  • September 10, 2022: Seeing Clearly. The discipline of mindfulness guides us to inner seeing: insight. Focused attention opens us to contemplation and to a deeper fullness where the one seeing and the seen are one.

  • October 15, 2022: Mind is Like a River. Like the flowing, resting, swirling, rushing water of the river, our thoughts flow through us. We gather to practice mindfulness, to steady, quiet, and concentrate our mind.

  • November 12, 2022: Clarifying the Sludge. As we practice sitting in stillness, the distractions settle down and we are left with clarity of mind.

  • December 10, 2022: Peace is the Way. Softening what is rigid in our hearts is the pathway to peace, awakening the soul’s profound capacity to love.

Days of Mindfulness are held in person and are limited to 30 participants. Guests will be screened for COVID-19 and required to wear masks when not eating. 

The cost is $35 per session, including lunch. Registration is required and 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.

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


 

 

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