Brown Bag Lunch lineup includes yoga, tap dance and democracy

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BRATTLEBORO — All Brown Bag Lunch events 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. This week's schedule is as follows:

On Monday, Emily Wiadro, local yoga therapist and proprietor of healixyoga, discusses yoga and how it can assist your journey toward ease in your body without pain medication. Got questions? Got fears? Never thought yoga might be for you? Let's talk about it.

On Tuesday, Francesca Bourgault of Windham Movement Apparel will guide attendees through some tap dance basics with spunk and encouragement , followed up by a conversation about local tap and other dance opportunities. Any street shoes will do. Come ready to move and groove! Attendees receive a certificate to be used for a free future private or small group lesson.

On Wednesday, Marlboro resident Woody Bernhard, organizer of the We Celebrate Democracy/ Civil Rights For All main street banner and the Brattleboro Democracy Forum, will present: " Positive Nonviolent Public Action: What is the 'love rally' that can stand up to and defeat Donald Trump's nation-wide 'hate rally?" Join in the discussion.

On Thursday, there is No Brown Bag Lunch . Instead, the public is invited to the 5th annual Career Expo from 1 to 5 p.m.

On Friday, Andy Hill, Brattleboro's parking consultant, presents preliminary findings from the ongoing downtown parking study and survey effort and leading a discussion on how parking will play a role in downtown commerce and vitality. Hill is the director of consulting services for Desman Design Mgt. and has been studying parking in downtown Brattleboro since June.

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