Brattleboro lunch series features internet security, music, foster families

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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, Aug. 1, join Katherine Breunig as she plays the piano

On Tuesday, join Gabbi Walton who has been performing in the West River Valley and Brattleboro area most of her life. She's performed at fundraisers and festivals such as Strolling of the Heifers Parade and Jamaica Old Home Days. Her original songs have rock and jazz influences and cover classic rock and jazz favorites.

On Wednesday, join Patrick Brown, owner of Brown Computer Solutions, as he discusses some of the latest scams targeted at consumers. The session will include information about malware, adware, scareware, ransomware, cryptolocker, phishing, and more. Your questions are welcome.

On Thursday,Michelle Colburn and Sue O'Brien from the Department of Children and Families will discuss the needs of children in the foster care. There are many ways to help a child in care ranging from a day to continuing involvement. Learn more about the overwhelming number of children in need in our area.

On Friday, Curtis Reed Jr. will discuss strategies and tactics to reduce racial disparities within your sphere of influence. Designed for participants ready to commit to personal action.

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 August, The Gallery at the River Garden will exhibit the work of Steven Lloyd, who is returning to painting after a long focus on his architectural career. He says the luxury of time to paint and the input from his fellow artists in Brattleboro West Arts have encouraged him to explore new approaches. Color and composition play major roles in this group of representational and abstract acrylics and watercolors. Subjects range from imaginary landscapes to familiar local farms (reinterpreted) to abstract compositions reflecting the artist's architectural background.


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