BRATTLEBORO — All Brown Bag Lunch Presentations take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., and are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Bill Pearson, a Brattleboro resident, heads a discussion about the fate of our planet with a focus on global warming. In 2003, Pearson was part of The Brattleboro Climate Protection Task Force, which created The Climate Action Plan: A Plan to Save Energy and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, join Alanna Lahue and discover the basics of essential oils and how they can be incorporated into your everyday life.

On Thursday, Jan. 7, enjoy a lighthearted concert featuring songs from popular songwriters and entertainers past and present: Lyle Lovett, Johnny Cash, Shel Silverstein, and others. Stop in for a laugh and to enjoy music without guitars with Jumpin' Jersey George.

On Friday, Jan. 8, Ayla Varol Clark offers a fun, interactive experience using the "Kanun" and other world music instruments. Expressive Music Psychotherapy can be used to address physical, psychological, cognitive, and social functioning needs for people of all ages.

Performers as well as speakers of all kinds are invited to be a part of this series. If interested, please stop at the Stroll office at the River Garden, or call 802-246-0982.


During January, the Gallery at The River Garden will exhibit "Windham Grows," featuring photographic works by John Nopper and Jeffrey Lewis depicting past winners of the Windham Regional Business Planning Competition sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers and Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, along with interviews with the subjects by Elizabeth Stoumen.