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, Sept. 19, join Kathleen Murphy, financial advisor with VALIC, as part of the planning for financial security educational series.

On Tuesday, there is no Brown Bag Lunch scheduled.

On Wednesday, join KeyBank and Andrew Richardson for a fun and educational seminar on credit scores. Understand the importance of your credit score, how it is calculated, and how to protect it

On Thursday, singers Patty Carpenter and Verandah Porche have been working on songs together for more than a decade. Many are included in "Come Over," a dysfunctional family jazz band CD. They will perform their new songs and Jeremy Gold will weigh in on violin along with Wheeler Laird on Guitar. Help pick the winners for their next recording project.

On Friday, Celeste Longacre, author of "Love Signs" and astrologer for "The Old Farmer's Almanac," explains how each sign acts, what interests them, and how to keep them happy. Get to know ourselves and others better through understanding these "starring roles."


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 September, visit this installation by the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) and Art for Water — a massive and inspiring public participation art installation that will influence how these five hydropower projects affecting 200 miles of the Connecticut River will operate for the next 40 to 50 years. Everyone of all ages is welcome to learn about the important and engaging issues around hydroelectric power and to add a comment. This public-participation, community art project tells a thousand stories to make the Connecticut River cleaner and greener.