Brattleboro Brown Bag lunch series features folk music, computer scams

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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, Oct. 3, genealogy researcher Wayne Blanchard and Brooks Memorial Library Reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh have teamed up to help you build your family tree. Join them as they show you how to get organized and how to make use of the genealogy databases available in the library.

On Tuesday, join Daniel Hartigan as he plays folk blues music. His influences come from Fela Kuti, Junior Kimbrough, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Xavier Rudd, Adele, Janis Joplin, The Doors, and many others.

On Wednesday, Linda Manning is a certified angel card reader. Join her as she receives messages through a client's spirit guides. The client should leave the session with positive information and sometimes a sense of reassurance of what one already knows.

On Thursday, we'll explore the why and the how of computer scams, reveal some of the clues to alert you to the presence of scams, and review the actions to avoid as well as those to take when you believe you are being targeted. With Elliott Greenblott, Coordinator of the AARP Vermont Fraud Watch Network program serves as the tour guide for this journey which is appropriate for all ages.

On Friday, we're sensing that the time is now that a new America, connected deeply to its founding principles, can emerge from what appears to be deep divisions into a higher octave of those principles.. A local group that's been meeting bi-weekly for a year, we feel small circles of connection, evoking certain kinds of conversation, can support this emergence.

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 Oct. the Gallery at the Garden will feature paintings by Greg Moschetti in a show entitled "Landscapes Remembered and Imagined." Greg has only recently come to painting and finds significant joy in the creative process — its solitude, flow and serenity. He started out on a whim, wanting to teach himself how to draw. This whim has turned into serious pursuit of an artistic vision. This vision is informed by the encouragement and work of his teachers — Jason Alden at the River Gallery School and Dennis Sheehan, America's foremost living landscape tonalist. He also finds inspiration in the late 19th century tonalist landscape artists, especially George Innes and Alexander Wyant.

During the month of October, the Gallery at the Garden will also feature the photographs of 17 year old Aashna Kinkhabwala. Aashna founded the business, Peace Love Create, to pursue the hobbies she loves and raise money for many different charity organizations. This exhibit is of photos she has taken during her travels in India and the money raised will be donated to the school "Apang Manav Mandal" in Ahmedabad, India that teaches disabled children a skill they can use to support themselves.


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