Brattleboro Brown Bag lunches feature PTSD, fixing things and dancing


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 20, share ideas about maintenance and cleaning — tips on what to do and what not to do. Jaci Reynolds and her company moved to this area to start a business working with people who want to keep/fix what they have rather than create construction waste — sustainability is integral to their business model.

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

On Wednesday, Allison 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, there is no Brown Bag Lunch due to an event rental

On Friday, there will be an exploration of the causes, impacts, and community responses to PTSD; a common topic in discussions about veterans' issues, but they often produce over-generalized stereotypes about the condition and about the veterans who suffer from it.

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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