Brown Bag Lunch: Media roundtable, horses and old-time folk music

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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.

On Monday, learn about mindfulness for improved health with a talk on the health benefits of meditation followed by a short guided meditation. Facilitated by Dr. Beau Foshee, New England Wellness Group.

On Tuesday, Chris Lenois will moderate " The State of the Media 2017 " with representatives of the Brattleboro Reformer, The Commons, WKVT, WTSA, iBrattleboro, and BCTV. The discussion will focus on the local news ecosystem and how well it is serving the public. The public is invited to listen as well as to bring their questions and comments.

On Wednesday, learn about millennials, the most racially diverse generation in American history. They are less attached to traditional political and religious institutions than their predecessors and are considered the best-educated generation to date. Millennials are optimists and avid researchers who take full advantage of the latest technology. With David Shorter from VALIC.

On Thursday, discover what you can l earn from horses . It's very important to have a good relationship when the other participant weighs ten times more than you do. Gincy Bunker has provided Foundation Teaching to riders of all ages for 70 years. She's published books under the name of Gincy Self Bucklin.

On Friday, enjoy old-time folk music with Tina Olsen, who fell in love with the folk music of the '60s and '70s (Carter Family and Leonard Cohen songs) when she was 12 and taught herself guitar. She especially likes sing-alongs but is happy to sing folk favorites and takes requests.

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