Brattleboro lunches feature computer scams, a non-profit workshop and Let's Grow Kids


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, Sept. 12, 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 Tuesday, join Abbie Von Schegell. If you serve on a non-profit board or are considering service, this workshop will provide you with concrete facts and methods to be a Gold Star Board member. You will explore trends fueling boardroom deliberations; learn about new approaches being taken by nonprofits; tackle tough questions every responsible board is asking; and share ideas and solutions to today's challenges.

On Wednesday, join Cheryl Wilfong as she demonstrates how to sun-dry your cherry tomatoes for a taste of summer all winter long. Wilfong, is the author of "The Meditative Gardener."

On Thursday, join Chad Simmons from Building Bright Futures and Vicky Senni of Let's Grow Kids for a short presentation and open discussion about our children, families and economy. They'll provide details on the upcoming Making It Work in Windham summit, exploring what it takes for families to live and work in Windham County, and how we can support a family-centered economy.

On Friday, join Kelley Murray as she solicits essays for a book based on your experience: "From Brooklyn to Brattleboro by Flatlanders Who Made the Move." The book is in the early stages of development.

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 Septemberm, visit this installation by the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) and Art for Water — a massive and inspiring public participation art installation that will influence how these five hydropower projects affecting 200 miles of the Connecticut River will operate for the next 40 to 50 years. Everyone of all ages is welcome to learn about the important and engaging issues around hydroelectric power and to add a comment. This public-participation, community art project tells a thousand stories to make the Connecticut River cleaner and greener.


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