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 Monday, Feb. 15, join a discussion with Bill Pearson about respecting the natural world and the issues that arise from global warming.

On Tuesday, local singer/songwriter from Walopole, N.H., Daniel Hartigan plays folk blues music. His influence comes from Fela Kuti, Junior Kimbrough, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Xavier Rudd, Adele, Janis Joplin, The Doors, and many others. Daniel is also a permaculture designer who strives to make earth a better place for generations to come.

On Wednesday, Karen Woodcock heads a gathering for women to discuss issues and opportunities and to network with other women who are currently in business or are thinking of starting one.

On Thursday, Franz Robert plays a musical soundtrack. He began playing jazz when he discover Fats Waller and James P. Johnson at the age of 14. He switched to a full-time focus on jazz at 15, studying in-depth with Eugene Uman, director of the Vermont Jazz Center. Since then, he has been featured in the "Prodigy Concert" series of the Pittsfield City Jazz Festival with his trio, made the Vermont All-State Jazz Big Band, and performed at various venues throughout New England and New York City.


On Friday, embody your life with InterPlay, an easy path to an embodied life through affirmation, community, and play. Explore the physicality of relationships and how to achieve individual fullness within the community. Using InterPlay, Judith Reichsman demonstrates how to be embodied leaders and creative followers.

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 February, The Gallery at the River Garden will exhibit "Cabin Fever" featuring oil and watercolor paintings by Crystal Bartlett and acrylics by Steven Meyer.