Brattlboro Brown Bag lunches feature dancing and CPR

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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, June 6, The Southern Vermont Dance Festival (July 14 to 17) presents a preview of performances and guests you can see at this year's festival. Purchase half price Full Immersion Pass at the preview. SVDF offers classes, workshops, performances, and free community events throughout the four days.

On Tuesday, experience an interactive presentation of hands-on CPR so that everyone can help save a life. CPR can more than double a person's chance of survival if they suddenly collapse and do not respond, and anyone can do it. Instruction will be done by local paramedics and EMTs from Rescue Inc. who live and work in the Brattleboro area and surrounding communities.

On Wednesday, Bill Steele, owner of Gorham Mountain Photography, will give tips on how to get the most from your camera and speak about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, and questions.

On Thursday, Annamarie Pluhar facilitates an environment for people who are interested in meeting with others who are exploring the option of sharing a home for the benefits of economy or companionship, or both.

On Friday, discover more about Yellow Barn's 2016 Summer Session with Director Seth Knopp. Yellow Barn is an international center for chamber music, where they encourage musical discovery, exploration, and illumination.

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 June, The Gallery at the River Garden will exhibit "The New England Collection" by Maureen Mansfield consisting of 30 pieces of artwork with a focus on the environment, peacefulness, and sustainability in New England. New England has been Maureen's home since birth. She has traveled around the U.S. painting for private collections; however, New England is where her heart is. She states, "to capture the beauty of my roots and share my visions with many is truly a dream come true."


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