Brattleboro Brown Bag lunches feature music, joy and the state of policing


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, July 25, Join Jim Kurty, a Brattleboro-area music teacher and performer for over 39 years, Kurty's live repertoire includes jazz, soft rock, and Dixieland. He sings, plays the clarinet, alto and tenor sax, flute and trumpet. He performs with the use of backup accompaniments on the computer and readily adapts to the wants of the audience.

On Tuesday, join Patrina Lingren for an open conversation about the state of policing and race in Brattleboro

On Wednesday, join Allison Appell as she sings bittersweet and original songs written into her journal and accompanied by her banjo. She is influenced by old-timey, classic country, mountain music, folk songs, songs about traveling, and honest reflections of the human condition – the good, bad, and ugly.

On Thursday, Robin White will talk about "Refilling Your Well: Taking Time Out for Time In." We live in a world that is spinning fast, and many of us need to slow down and learn how to take time for ourselves. Robin White, a certified Life Coach, offers an introduction to living a balanced and compassionate life.

On Friday, Kirina Knight, will talk about "Reclaiming Joy: Transcending Fears and Living Authentically." The subconscious mind controls over 95 percent of our thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and behaviors. Kirina will guide attendees in several exercises designed to produce more joyous, compassionate, and wholistic internal and interpersonal relationships

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 July, The Gallery at the River Garden will exhibit "Into Nature/ Contemporary Landscapes" by Janet Picard. Janet's paintings are colorful mural size oils on canvas depicting non-traditional landscapes and concentrated whimsical studies of flowers. Her style is expressionistic yet representational selecting segments of nature capturing a moment in time which creates an atmosphere and a mood. She is a member of Brattleboro-West- Artists. Her studio is in West Brattleboro and open to the public by appointment.


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