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A Letter from the Director
These are days too precious to waste.
                Not to attend ----  irreparable loss.
Summer, in her aging, is lovelier than in her youth.
                Greens and blues are deeper,
                The quiet more profound,
                The waters more still.
Summer, in mature beauty,
                Awaits fall's transformation  ----
                The inexplicable slip into radiance.
                                               
This poem, from a book of poems by Adrian Dominican Sister Jean Denomme, OP, is an example of the many thoughtful, prayerful, and reflective books available in our Weber Book and Gift Shop. Come and browse. And, once you have your book, wander over to INAI: A Space Apart, a new quiet area in which guests can read and reflect. Learn more about the repurposing of this building adjacent to Weber Center in this newsletter.

Sincerely,
Sister Janet

Weber Shop Featured Item

Singing Bowl Gift Set
By Yak Therapy

Price: $59.95

Singing bowls create a lovely, long-lasting sound when tapped, aiding in meditation and prayer. Call 517-266-4035 to reserve this piece today.

V isit the Weber Shop for a great selection of gifts for every occasion.
INAI: A Space Apart Opens to All

INAI, a Japanese word meaning "within" or "inside," is the name given to the studios and gallery of award-winning artists Sisters Barb Chenicek, OP, and Rita Schlitz, OP. This building, which sits adjacent to Weber Center, has been repurposed as a quiet space that includes a reading room, a meditation room, and an art gallery. It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The present exhibit is the work of K รคthe Kollwitz. Watch Weber Center's website for announcements of upcoming exhibits.

September Programs
Tai Chi for Health and Fun
Presented by Bonnie Yarbrough, Certified Tai Chi Instructor

Mondays, September 11 - October 16, 2017
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $5 per session, $25 for the series.
Registration is not required.

Tai Chi is an ancient exercise that involves slow-paced turning and stretching. It has been shown to help improve circulation, balance, and posture; increase strength and flexibility; and reduce stress. Learn more


Drug Education Series

Addiction, Medicine, and Pain
Presented by Carl Christensen, MD
Monday, September 11, 2017,  7:00-8:30 p.m.

Drug Abuse in the Community
and Finding the Best Treatment
Presented by Lt. Aaron Hunt and Andrew Hoeft
Monday, September 18, 2017,  7:00-8:30 p.m.

Film Presentation: Pleasure Unwoven: An Explanation of the Brain Disease of Addiction
Monday, September 25, 2017,  7:00-8:30 p.m.

All three programs are free and open to all. Registration not required.  Learn more
Social Media 101
A Lunch & Learn program presented by Sheila Wathen, Assistant Director of Communications

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Free and open to all.
Please bring your own lunch.

Navigating social media is not always easy. This session will provide a basic overview of some popular social media platforms, tips for how to manage privacy settings, and advice on how to make social media a positive and safe experience.
Day of Mindfulness Meditation ----  Thirst
Presented by Sister Esther Kennedy, OP

Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $35 (includes lunch)
Adrian Dominican Sister: $25
Deposit: $10 (non-refundable)

We may have a thirst for a level of contentment, for wisdom, for well-being, and for loving/respectful relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and co-workers.  Join our monthly Mindfulness Community to deepen our understanding and commitment to daily meditation practice. Learn more

Autumnal Equinox Ritual Celebration
Presented by Sister Carol Coston, OP; Sister Esther Kennedy, OP; and Rev. Cathy Johnson

Sunday, September 24, 2017
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Freewill offering
Registration is required.

A time to celebrate the harvest! Gather with family and friends. Children are welcome. Learn more

Celebrating 50 Years of Struggle:
The Story of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee
Presented by Baldemar Velasquez, President and Founder of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free and open to all.
Registration not required.

Baldemar Velasquez will share the amazing story of how migrant farm workers gained a voice and participation in collective bargaining.  This event coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month.
Faith and Theology for an Unfinished Universe
Presented by John F. Haught, Georgetown University  Distinguished Research Professor

Saturday, September 30, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $45 (includes lunch)
Adrian Dominican Sister: $15
Deposit: $10 (non-refundable)

Join Dr. John F. Haught as he explores how our changing understanding of the cosmos casts new light on our understanding of God, our religion, and our religious traditions. Learn more