BRATTLEBORO >> Brown Bag Lunch Presentations for the week beginning March 7 features discussions about healthy breathing, planet earth, and more.

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, March 7, view a documentary produced by Michigan Public Television about getting children outside with free play and how that benefits them and our society. Magical Earth Retreats is sponsoring this showing and is committed to getting children and adults reconnected with nature.

On Tuesday, Kevin Parry is offering free guitar lessons for all levels. You can also come to simply listen. He hosts Open Mic at The Marina in Brattleboro and is part of the Three Way Street trio who plays a combination of bluegrass and swing, American Pop, popular music from the '50s thru '70s, and Classic Country.

On Wednesday, Kaiilama Morris, a Somatic Breath Therapy Practitioner and Trainer, introduces the healing and balancing gifts of your breath. Are you interested in increasing awareness of your breath and possible unhealthy breathing patterns? Kaiilama has and continues to support all ages of people to heal and embrace wholeness and mental, physical, and emotional well-bring.


On Thursday, discuss the fate of our planet with Bill Pearson. We need to reconnect with the natural world, appreciate it, take better care of it, and become healthier as a result - before it's too late. Bill is a longtime Brattleboro resident and an environmentalist. He is a member of Brattleboro Time Trade and Post Oil Solutions.

On Friday, in honor of National Women's History Month, Chet Manchester talks about Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910), who discovered a healing system through prayer and founded a religion which became the First Church of Christ. Chet is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship and has worked as a creative director for the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston.

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 March, The Gallery at the River Garden will exhibit "High School 2D" — the Arts Council of Windham County's Student Art Month show of drawings, paintings, and photographs by students from several public and private schools.