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 16, discuss estate planning with Kathleen Murphy, Financial Advisor with VALIC, as part of the Planning for Financial Security educational series.

On Tuesday, join a discussion with Bill Pearson about what everyone can do right here, right now against global warming. In 2003, he was part of The Brattleboro Climate Protection Task Force that created "The Climate Action Plan: A Play to Save Energy and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions."

On May 18 and 19, there are no Brown Bag Lunches scheduled. Check Stroll Calendar for updates at http://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/calendar.

On Friday, there will be nothing but the Lowdown blues. Sunny Lowdown's musical past includes stints in the bands of John Lee Hooker and R.L. Burnside, and his solo electric country blues show is heavily influenced by these two blues artists. Sunny's latest CD, "The Blue Volume Low," received rave reviews internationally and was voted "2014 Blues Album Of The Year" by Spokane Public Radio.


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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.