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, May 9, enjoy a collection of Irish tunes that will take you on a musical journey through the Emerald Isle. Tim O'Connor is a retired Vermont lawyer and politician who served as Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives.

On Tuesday, Dr. Nitya Eisenheim discusses what conditions can be treated according to the Vermont state law on the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis, who can access the medicine, where to access it, routes of administration, and the research behind it all. Come with your questions.

On Wednesday, join Robin White in exploring a new technique for staying connected to your true self. This simple yet powerful process brings you from a reactive to a responsive place. Your choices are based upon your feelings, which point to universal needs that are being met or unmet.

On Thursday, Jim Esden, of the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, shares techniques to minimize exposure and reduce the likelihood of getting a tick-born disease. Jim has had Lyme disease, and will show pictures of the different types of ticks that live in Vermont. Find out how to make your yard less tick friendly and how to protect yourself.

On Friday, White Crane Martial Arts will be doing a demonstration highlighting traditional Japanese Karate, Ju Jutsu, and Aikido. It will be performed by children and adults.


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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 May, The Gallery at the River Garden will exhibit "Roots & Wings" — A two-woman show of works by independent artists Aida Avery and Siiti Lane. Aida is an artist, healer, and teacher who is originally from Mexico. She describes her work as "soul journey paintings." Siiri has an MFA from Bennington College and has lived in Brattleboro 11 years. She is happy to say that she is now ready, willing, and able to share her art publicly. And "Windham Grows" — photographic exhibit by John Nopper and Jeff Lewis featuring Windham County farms and food businesses.