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Fall 2023 Lunch and Learn Series: Art, Food, and Laughter

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The Fall 2023 season of Weber Retreat and Conference Center’s Lunch and Learn Series offers the opportunity to learn about exciting topics while enjoying a lunch break. Sessions are monthly from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. The schedule is as follows:

  • Weavers and Quilters, September 13, 2023: Marvel at the weavings of Sister Nancyann Turner, OP, and the quilts of Sister Barbara Quincey, OP, as they share how they create art from thread and cloth.
  • Nourish Juicery and Kitchen, October 18, 2023: Sarah Verlinde, owner of Nourish Juicery and Kitchen in Blissfield, explains how we can eat vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, plant-based whole food and love it.
  • More Humor and Laughter and Less Stress, November 15, 2023: Hank Cetola, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Adrian College, gives an overview of his research on humor and ways to apply it to our daily lives.
  • CANCELED: Mexican Food Cook-Off, December 13, 2023: We celebrate with Mexican food the day after the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Sign up to participate with your favorite recipe and bring enough for others to sample, along with a copy of your recipe. Non-cooks are invited to come and sample. Cooks may sign up by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000.

Bring your lunch – drinks and dessert are provided – or purchase a lunch of egg salad, turkey salad, or chicken salad on a croissant with chips for $7. Registration is required at least two days before the event only for those purchasing lunch. To register, visit and click “programs”; call 517-266-4000; or email

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.

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