Brattleboro Brown Bag featrues discussions on women, business, nature

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BRATTLEBORO >> Brown Bag Lunch Presentations next week feature discussions on women in business, nature deficit disorder, and many others. 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, Jan. 18, enjoy old-time music with Jack Arensmeyer, Jason Burbank, and Jack Nelson.

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Karen Woodcock and Denise Mason head a gathering for women to discuss issues and opportunities and to network with other women who are currently in business or are thinking of starting one.

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, join a discussion with Bill Pearson about respecting the natural world and the issues that arise from global warming.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, bring in an object that is broken or in need of modification. Organizer Aaron Evan-Browning provides advice and will help you to repair your stuff. Don't have something broken? Show up and help. Some tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own.

On Friday, Jan. 22, help Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired celebrate its 90th birthday. The VABVI was started with the support of Helen Keller and the American Foundation for the Blind. VABVI's mission is to enable Vermonters with vision problems, whether blindness or impairment, to achieve and maintain their independence.

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 January, the Gallery at The River Garden will exhibit "Windham Grows," featuring photographic works by John Nopper and Jeffrey Lewis depicting past winners of the Windham Regional Business Planning Competition sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers and Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, along with interview with the subjects by Elizabeth Stoumen.


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