Brattleboro Brown Bag lunches feature folk songs, meditation

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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, May 2, using InterPlay, Judith Reichsman demonstrates how to be embodied leaders and creative followers. InterPlay is an easy path to an embodied life through affirmation, community, and play. Explore the physicality of relationships and how to achieve individual fullness within the community.

On Tuesday, meditators at Vermont Insight Meditation Center are taking on the challenge of meditating every single day during the month of May. Support your own meditation practice with some guidance from Cheryl Wilfong, a meditation teacher.

On Wednesday, Joyce Jutras introduces Reiki, an energy healing practice that helps with stress, healing of the physical body, and relaxation. Joyce, a Reiki Master, is the owner of Nellie's Touch where she performs Reiki, reflexology, crystal facials and herbal body wraps.

On Thursday, enjoy old time folk songs with Tina Olsen, who fell in love with the folk music of the '60s and '70s (Carter Family and Leonard Cohen songs) when she was 12 and taught herself guitar. She especially likes sing-alongs but is happy to sing folk favorites and takes requests.

On Friday, Cheryl Wilfong, a Master Gardener discusses growing your own colorful spring garden with some free plants from Cheryl's garden. She has more than 50 perennials blooming right now in her early spring garden - not counting daffodils and tulips.

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.


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